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Easy Pace Russia - 8 day(s), Russia


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.

What’s Included

  • Escorted by a 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 times 
  • One-way train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow
  • 7 Buffet Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

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Duration: 8 Days


Day 1 - St. Petersburg - Tour begins
Airport transfers depart from St Petersburg airport at 11:30, 2:30 and 5:00. This evening meet your Tour Director for a warm and 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
A morning sightseeing tour takes in St Isaac’s Cathedral, the fortress of St Peter and Paul, Decembrist’s Square and Winter Palace. Travel down Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and oniondomed Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore, shop or relax. In the evening, perhaps take a cruise through the center of Peter the Great’s capital? Meals: (BB)
Day 3 - The Hermitage 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. During your free time, maybe take an optional excursion to the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin’s murder? Meals: (BB)
Day 4 - The Cascades and Fountains of Petrodvorets
The next morning cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great’s summer residence of Petrodvorets, which for over 200 years was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the fabulous gardens and cascading fountains. Meals: (BB)
Day 5 - St Petersburg - Moscow
St Petersburg is a city of incomparable architectural, historic and artistic interest. This morning is all yours to enjoy as you wish. Then board your high speed Sapsan train to Moscow. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for dinner and a leisurely three night stay. Meals: (BB)
Day 6 - Moscow
In the morning, begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a specialist guide. 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 the most glamorous goods. Walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. During your stay you 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: (BB)
Day 7 - Moscow
Today is completely at leisure in the Russian capital. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional excursion to Zagorsk - renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture? On your last night enjoy good food, good wine and good company at an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner. Meals (BB, Celebration Dinner)
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: (BB)

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Suitable for most fitness levels. You’ll have to walk and climb stairs on your own.

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