Easy Pace Russia

Member price from
$2,150
Nonmember price from $2,250
8 days
Russia
1
Regional

From the grand baroque of St Petersburg to Moscow’s iconic treasures, Russia is an enigma that just has to be sampled by any serious traveler!  This leisurely tour reveals all the main highlights of Russia's two imperial cities. Yet, being 'Easy Pace' it also provides plenty of opportunity for you to explore the onion-domed cathedrals, majestic palaces and fantastic museums at your leisure.

Included
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Baggage handling everywhere on tour
  • Hotel and restaurant tips
  • Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies
  • Travel by luxury motorcoach
  • Airport transfers at scheduled time
  • One-way train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow
  • 9 Buffet Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Member Benefits
  • $40 per person optional excursion voucher
Highlights
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square
  • Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to Peter the Great's Summer Palace, built to rival Versailles. Explore the formal gardens, bursting with thunderous cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues
  • St. Petersburg: Explore the spectacular Hermitage Museum - one of the world's great repositories of European art and housed in the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars
  • High Speed Train: 'Sapsan' in Russian means 'falcon'. Relax in modern luxury and comfort, while you swoop by rail, from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours
  • Moscow: Walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress, see St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the opulent Metro stations
  • St Petersburg: See the great dome of St Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St Peter and Paul. Drive down Nevsky Prospekt to see the Cathedral of Kazan

Visa may be required, ask your Travel agent for details.

Day 1 - St. Petersburg - Tour begins
Airport transfers depart from St. Petersburg Airport at 2:30pm & 5:00pm. In the evening, meet your Tour Director for a warm, friendly Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - St Petersburg
Morning sightseeing includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel down Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, to visit the beautiful Catherine Palace? Meals: (B)
Day 3 - Petodvorets
Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets, that for over 200 years was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the fabulous gardens and cascading fountains. Meals: (B)
Day 4 - The Heritage Museum
Visit the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums. Located in the Winter Palace, wander through this fabulous collection of paintings and objets d'art, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore, shop or relax. Meals: (B)
Day 5 - St Petersburg - Moscow
In the morning, perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder before boarding your high speed Sapsan train to Moscow? On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay. Meals: (B)
Day 6 - Moscow
Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. During your stay, you will also visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called ‘palaces for the people'. Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time, why not witness the crown jewels and Fabergé Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family? Meals: (B)
Day 7 - Moscow - The Kremlin
In the morning you are at leisure in the Russian capital. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional experience to Zagorsk - renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture? In the afternoon, walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. On your last night, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company at your evening Celebration Dinner. Meals (B, D)
Day 8 - Moscow - Tour ends
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport at 05.00, 08.00 and 11.00 and at Moscow’s Domodedevo airport at 05.00, 10.00 and 1.00. Meals: (B)
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