Russian Capitals Tour - 4*or 5* - Moscow - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover the best of both worlds on this magical trip to both St. Petersburg and Moscow.
  • Choose from basic or extended itineraries to enjoy your trip your way! The extended tour includes extra guided visits and lunch each day.
  • Throughout, choose from either 4* or 5* hotels, each with an included breakfast each morning. 

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Your Destinations

St. Petersburg

Often described as the Venice of the North, St Petersburg is a city defined by water. The mighty Neva River empties into the Gulf of Finland near the Fortress of Peter & Paul – the final resting place of the Tsars – and canals snake through the backstreets, passing stately townhouses. Explore this enchanting city and discover the many hidden treasures!

Moscow

Moscow is an enigmatic city with a rich history and vibrant culture. Politics, science, history, architecture, and business all meet here in this Russian capital, bursting with life. In this fascinating city, the ancient and the modern exist side by side. 

In addition to the famous sites of the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the imposing nine domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow boasts an emerging art and music scene, and plenty of galleries and cafes, full of Moscow's cultured crowd. 

Our Offer

7-Night Basic Tour in 4* or 5* hotels from St. Petersburg - Moscow 
7-Night Basic Tour in 4* or 5* hotels from Moscow - St. Petersburg
OR
7-Night Extended Tour in 4* or 5* hotels from St. Petersburg - Moscow 
7-Night Extended Tour in 4* or 5* hotels from Moscow - St. Petersburg

Please note: you will need to choose the order of itinerary, 4* or 5* hotels then the basic or extended itinerary. 

Your Itinerary In Brief

St. Petersburg - Moscow
Day 1:
(Monday) - St. Petersburg
Day 2: (Tuesday) - St. Petersburg
Day 3: (Wednesday) - St. Petersburg
Day 4: (Thursday) - St. Petersburg - Moscow
Day 5: (Friday) - Moscow
Day 6: (Saturday) - Moscow
Day 7: (Sunday) - Moscow
Day 8: (Monday) - Moscow - UK

Moscow - St. Petersburg
Day 1: (Thursday) - Moscow
Day 2: (Friday) - Moscow
Day 3: (Saturday) - Moscow
Day 4: (Sunday) - Moscow
Day 5: (Monday) - Moscow - St. Petersburg
Day 6: (Tuesday) - St. Petersburg
Day 7: (Wednesday) - St. Petersburg
Day 8: (Thursday) - St. Petersburg - UK

Your Basic Itinerary

You may also choose to reverse this itinerary and begin in Moscow, ending in St. Petersburg. 

Day 1: (Monday) - St. Petersburg
Arrive in St. Petersburg, with a transfer to your first hotel. 

Day 2: (Tuesday) - St. Petersburg
After breakfast and an included lunch, you will set out on a sightseeing city tour. This spectacular tour will guide you through some of the city's most notable sites, including the Square of Arts, complete with three museums and four theatres along its perimeter. You'll also gaze upon the Baroque Winter Palace, the historical Strelka, and the famous Nevsky Avenue, known as the heart of the city. You'll also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress that is considered the birthplace of the city. 

Day 3: (Wednesday) - St. Petersburg
Free time to explore the city.

Day 4: (Thursday) - St. Petersburg - Moscow
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the train station for your high-speed train journey to Moscow. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. 
Day 5: (Friday) - Moscow
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing city tour of Moscow. During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to learn all about the history of this majestic city as you spot the most impressive cultural and historic sites. Stroll through The Red Square, one of the world's most expansive squares - famed for being home to Lenin's Mausoleum and the St. Basil Cathedral. You'll also have the chance to see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior before visiting the Moscow Subway (Metro), which spans almost the entire capital, and is one of the world's most heavily used metro systems. Renowned for its ornately-designed stations, many of these stations contain stunning examples of socialist art. Enjoy an included lunch before spending the rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 6: (Saturday) - Moscow
Free time to explore the city.

Day 7: (Sunday) - Moscow
Free time to explore the city.

Day 8: (Monday) - Moscow - UK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Your Extended Itinerary

You may also choose to reverse this itinerary and begin in Moscow, ending in St. Petersburg. 

Day 1: (Monday) - St. Petersburg
Arrive in St. Petersburg, with a transfer to your first hotel. 

Day 2: (Tuesday) - St. Petersburg
After breakfast, you will visit the Hermitage Museum, Russia's most spectacular world art museum, and one of the main attractions of St. Petersburg. The main building within the museum is the famous Winter Palace, the residence of Russian Czars. Today, The Hermitage is home to over 2.7 million artefacts from all over the world, including works by Leonardo da Vince, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. 

After an included lunch, you will set out on a sightseeing city tour. This spectacular tour will guide you through some of the city's most notable sites, including the Square of Arts, complete with three museums and four theatres along its perimeter. You'll also gaze upon the Baroque Winter Palace, the historical Strelka, and the famous Nevsky Avenue, known as the heart of the city. You'll also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress that is considered the birthplace of the city. 


Day 3: (Wednesday) - St. Petersburg
After breakfast, the morning will begin with a visit to Peterhof. One of St. Petersburg's most spectacular imperial estate. This incredible palace was built by Peter the Great as a resting place on the way to the imperial naval base at Kronshtadt. The Grand Palace, boasting elaborate interiors, sits atop a ridge on the seashore that overlooks the vast Lower Park. This expansive park us adorned with beautiful statues and pavilions, and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it the title of the "Russian Versaille".

Day 4: (Thursday) - St. Petersburg - Moscow
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the train station for your high-speed train journey to Moscow. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. 
Day 5: (Friday) - Moscow
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing city tour of Moscow. During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to learn all about the history of this majestic city as you spot the most impressive cultural and historic sites. Stroll through The Red Square, one of the world's most expansive squares - famed for being home to Lenin's Mausoleum and the St. Basil Cathedral. You'll also have the chance to see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior before visiting the Moscow Subway (Metro), which spans almost the entire capital, and is one of the world's most heavily used metro systems. Renowned for its ornately-designed stations, many of these stations contain stunning examples of socialist art. Enjoy an included lunch before spending the rest of the day at leisure. 
Day 6: (Saturday) - Moscow
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Moscow Kremlin. Standing as the symbol of both Moscow and all of Russia, this emblematic stronghold is the historical, spiritual and political heart of the city. Most of the city remained within the Kremlin walls until the 16th century, and since then it has been rebuilt several times. The Kremlin was originally built from wood, and the brick towers and walls that you now see were constructed in the 15th century. Today, it is the official residence of the Russian president. After an included lunch, the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. 

Day 7: (Sunday) - Moscow
After breakfast, visit the Sergiyev Posad. Located 70 km north from Moscow, the historic ensemble  of  Sergiyev Posad is of great interest  for tourists and pilgrims alike as it is a place abundant in excellently preserved monuments of Russian culture, dating back to the 15th-16h centuries. The Monastery of the Trinity and St. Serge founded in 1337 is famous all over the world and is often referred to as the “Russian Vatican”. After lunch, you will return to Moscow. 

Day 8: (Monday) - Moscow - UK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 4* or 5* hotels in a Double Room with meals included as per itinerary.

4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
In St. Petersburg: Solo Sokos Vasilievsky 4*, Park Lane Hotel 4*, Ambassador Hotel 4* or similar 
In Moscow: Holiday Inn Lesnaya 4*, Azimut Smolenskaya 4*, Holiday Inn Taganskiy 4*  or similar 

5* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
In St. Petersburg: Solo Sokos Palace Bridge 5*, Domina Prestige 5* or similar 
In Moscow: Marriott Royal Aurora 5*, Lotte Hotel 5* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please Note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Optional Excursions

Moscow’s Highlights by Bus - 2 Days

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy a guided bus tour through the regal city of Moscow with this two day pass. Discover the best of Moscow with unlimited access to a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus with your choice of two scenic routes.  

Learn all about the fascinating history of Moscow with an on-board audio guide. 

Please note: 
Availability: Every day, French audioguides 
Starting point: Red Square 

Moscow City Pass: transport and activities - 3 days

Your Optional Excursions
Discover the best of Moscow thanks to the Moscow City Pass. This fabulous 72-hour pass offers a bus ride, a cruise on the Moskva, a free 24-hour SIM card, access to some of the city’s most popular museums, and many discounts on attractions and restaurants in Moscow.

Please note: 
This City Pass will give you access to the bus tour for 1 day 
The City Pass gives you access to the Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Solyanka Gallery, and the Radisson Royal. 

Walking tour of the Kremlin

Your Optional Excursions
Join a fascinating guided walking tour of Moscow’s most iconic landmarks including the Senate Palace, Dormition Cathedrals, Archangelsky Sobor, Blagoveschensky Sobor, the Kolokolnya Ivana Velikogo Tower, the Tsar Kolokol Bell, the gigantic Tsar Pushka cannon, the renowned Kremlin Palace. 

Please note:
Availability: Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, in English 
Duration: about 1h 50 

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included throughout.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: 
  • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts
  • Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

    • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast
    • North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)


    Entry Requirements 


    You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


    To enter Russia, you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. The Russian Embassy advised in March 2018 that it takes around 20 business days (4 weeks) to process most visa applications. 

    You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher).
    Last name
    First name
    Middle name
    The date of birth
    Passport number
    Nationality 
    Gender

    Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.

    We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office.

    http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/visa/tourist-visa.php

    Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
    Express Service – 2 working days - £210
    (prices correct at time of print, subject to change)

    As part of the visa application process, all applicants based in the UK aged 12 or over will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). These are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The Russian government has also announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreign nationals, including British nationals when entering Russia. No dates have been confirmed for this.


    On receiving your visa you should check the details carefully including the validity dates and passport number to make sure they are correct. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions attached to your visa before you travel. You should adhere to the validity and conditions of your visa while you’re in Russia, as the authorities strictly enforce all visa and immigration laws.


    Immigration Cards


    You must sign an immigration card every time you arrive in Russia. This will be given to you at passport control. The card is in 2 identical parts. One part will be retained by the Immigration Officer. You should keep the other part safe as you’ll need to submit this at passport control when you leave Russia. Should you lose it, your departure from Russia could be delayed. There are also many hotels and hostels that will not accept guests without an immigration card.


    Health 


    For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


    If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


    You can normally bring prescription and over the counter medication into Russia for personal use. However, if your medication contains narcotic or psychoactive substances (details available on the Rossiyskaya Gazeta website in Russian), you must carry a prescription in your name which has been translated into Russian and then notarised. Notarisation services in the UK are available from a Notary Public.


    Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

    In More Detail

    Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

    This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
    Check-in time: 3 pm
    Check-out time: before 12 pm

    Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

    Please Note: 
    Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
    Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
    If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

    What's Included

    • 7-night stay in 4* or 5* hotels as per itinerary
    • Basic dining package (7 breakfasts & 2 lunches) or Extended dining package (7 breakfasts & 5 lunches) as per itinerary
    • Excursions and entrance fees included as per itinerary
    • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
    • Train tickets from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
    • Return transfers included throughout

    Not Included

    • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
    • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
    • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
    • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
    • Surcharge for public holidays

    Your Contract

    If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

    If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

    Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

    Important Information

    If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

    The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

    Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

    You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

    Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

    Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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