Little Tour Of Russia 2022

Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Moscow - St Petersburg

Pull back the Iron Curtain to discover some of the amazing destinations hidden for decades behind a veil of political differences and explore the grandeur of Tsarist Russia.

Tour Highlights
▪ Moscow´s history, architecture and artistry
▪ Sergiev Posad and the Trinity St Sergius Lavra
▪ St Petersburg, city of palaces and museums

Note: This tour can be extended with 'Helsinki With Baltic Countries' tour.

Code: K3

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Moscow

Upon arrival in Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2
Moscow

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colourful St Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewellery, armour, and other artifacts. Walk along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store, following the drive by Moscow University. Further on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent, ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. Time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3
Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Moscow

Today we travel 75km north of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk - founded in the 14th century and renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an optional tour ‘Moscow By Night & Subway’, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People”. (B, L)

Day 4
Moscow - St Petersburg

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to the railway station for our four hours high-speed Sapsan train ride to St Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Join an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D)

Day 5
St Petersburg

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”. Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St Isaac’s Square with St Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the centre of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional ‘Evening Canal Cruise’. (B)

Day 6
St Petersburg

This morning you will make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, join your fellow travellers on a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 7
St Petersburg

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 7
  • 6 Nights in 4* hotels
  • Welcome Dinner with 1 Drink (D)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners with coffee/tea included (B, L, D)
  • High Speed Train Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Moscow
  • Sergiev Posad
  • St Petersburg

Entrance

  • Moscow - Kremlin, Armory Museum
  • Sergiev Posad - Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra
  • St Petersburg - St Isaac's Cathedral, Hermitage

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Tue 17 May 22Mon 23 May 22
$3,000$4,205
Tue 14 Jun 22Mon 20 Jun 22
$3,000$4,205
Tue 12 Jul 22Mon 18 Jul 22
$3,000$4,205
Tue 02 Aug 22Mon 08 Aug 22
$3,000$4,205
Tue 06 Sep 22Mon 12 Sep 22
$3,000$4,205
Tue 20 Sep 22Mon 26 Sep 22
$3,000$4,205
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St Petersburg - Radisson Sonya Hotel

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Important Notes

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

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