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- Enjoy a stay in two luxury properties and take in the sights and delights of these amazing must see destinations
- The existing and former Capitals of Russia are steeped in history with wondrous architecture
- Our members will enjoy the highlights of both cities with this escorted tour - with ample free time to explore at your own leisure
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Your Destination —
Built in its heart, and facing one of the many meanders of the Moskva river, is the Moscow Kremlin. This fortified complex has functioned as the Seat of the Grand Dukes, the Residence of the Tsars, and currently is the residence of the President of the Russian Federation; it features four palaces, four cathedrals, and monumental enclosing walls and towers.
Around the Kremlin one can find many of the most important landmarks in Moscow, including the Alexander Garden, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and the Red Square.
In this setting, and with the same grandeur in mind, the Metropol Hotel was originally built. The hotel is only a few blocks away from the Kremlin, Red Square and Moscow city centre. The Hotel Metropol was thought to serve as a multi-function building, to host important social and political events and feasts, and to accommodate visiting dignitaries. Eventually it was nationalised and housed offices for the growing Soviet bureaucracy.
The centuries have been kind to the former capital of the Russian Empire – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703. From his cabin on Petrogradskaya Storona, the Russian emperor invited Europe's leading architects to fill the streets with extravagant palaces and elegant Baroque cathedrals. Today, the historic centre is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the grand palaces of the Romanovs at Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
Please note: a visa is required for entry into Russia. Please see further details at the bottom of this page.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Moscow
Transfer to the Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora.
Day 2: Moscow
Enjoy breakfast followed by a City Sightseeing Tour of Moscow. Doing this tour you will have an excellent opportunity to learn the history of the Russian capital and see the most impressive sights of great historic and cultural value. Visit The Red Square, one of the most spacious squares of the world, famous for Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil Cathedral, and dominated by the grand Kremlin walls of red brick. You will have a chance to see the tower buildings symbolic of the Soviet Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was demolished and then reconstructed as a symbol of the Russian faith.
Day 3: Guided Tour of The Kremlin
After breakfast, visit the Moscow Kremlin, the symbol of Moscow and of Russia. This stronghold is the historical, spiritual and political heart of Moscow and the city's most famous landmark and tourist attraction.
Day 4: Moscow – St.Petersburg
Breakfast. Transfer to the train station for the train to St.Petersburg which be b approx. 4hrs. Upon arrival in St.Petersburg, you will be ransfered to the hotel.
Day 5: Guided Tour of St. Petersburg
Breakfast. City Sightseeing Tour including a visit to Peter & Paul fortress. Lunch is included. The historical capital of the Russian Empire invites you to admire its splendid views: the Square of Arts with 3 museums and 4 theatres along its perimeter, the Palace Square offering an impressive view upon the Baroque Winter Palace; the historical Strelka (Cape) of the Vasilevsky Isle; the famous Nevsky Avenue considered the “heart” of the city.
Day 6: Guided Tour of The Hermitage
Hermitage museum, Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The principal building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Czars. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Europe). The Hermitage's collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens. The collection is both enormous and diverse and is an essential stop for all those interested in art and history.
Day 7: St. Petersburg - UK
Breakfast. Check-out & transfer to the airport.
Your Hotels —
You will stay in the following hotels in Standard Rooms on a half board stay (Breakfast & a 3-course dinner in Restaurant Aurora (Moscow) & Restaurant Sevilla (St Petersburg) served with tea, coffee or mineral water - excludes all other drinks)
Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora 5* - Moscow (3 nights)
The hotel is few minutes away from historical places of interest such as Red Square, Arbat street and most popular shopping centres: TSUM and GUM. A warm and welcoming service coupled with fantastic amenities make this a unique Royal hotel in Moscow city centre.
So settle into your stylish 26sqm room!
Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge 5* - St Petersburg (3 nights)
Today under these old brick arches and chandeliers you will find a modern and multifaceted world of hospitality aimed at making you feel energised, relaxed and balanced. This unique concept includes a fabulous spa with treatment and Aqua zones, 4000 sqm fitness centre, international restaurant Sevilla and intriguing Dans Le Noir - where you can dine in complete darkness.
Your Journey —
Flights: 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: Shared transfers are included for those who are booking flights with us. This offer includes a high-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg as mentioned in the itinerary above for all members.
Your transfer times/distances by car are approximately:
Moscow Airport - Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel: 40min / 32km
Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel - Leningrad Station: 20min / 4.4km
Moscow Station - Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge: 25min / 4.8km
Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge - St Petersburg Airport: 42 min / 23km
A visa is required for entry into Russia.
You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier.
The date of birth
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.
Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
Express Service – 2 working days - £210
(prices correct at time of print, subject to change)
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES. YOU MUST DO THIS IN PERSON BY VISITING THEIR OFFICE IN EITHER LONDON OR EDINBURGH
If you do require any assistance, it may be worth contacting the Russian National Tourist Office on 0207 985 1234 to discuss this further.
Voyage Prive cannot be held responsible for visas and full cancellation costs will be incurred in the event the visa is not granted or received in advance of your departure.