About the Holiday
Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Welcome to St. Petersburg, your home for the next three nights. Relax and unwind after check-in, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers later on for dinner.
St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time
The Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isacc's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great feature on your guided tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
St. Petersburg Free Time
Enjoy a free day to explore the city further, or visit the State Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world containing over 3 million works of art and artefacts.
St. Petersburg – Novgorod
This morning consider an Optional Experience to the summer residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets. Afterwards, cross the vast Russian plains to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Novgorod – Tver – Moscow (3 Nights)
Your journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region, where you stop for an included lunch. Travel via Kiln, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow
Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time
Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you an array of sights including Red Square and the domed St. Basil's Cathedral. In your free time perhaps visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kremlin, considered to be one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world. Or visit the impressive Treasure Chambers of the Tsars, full of unique collections including priceless Faberge eggs, resplendent Imperial carriages and Catherine the Great's diamonds.
Moscow Free Time
See the sights of your choice during your free day in the city. There will be the opportunity for you to consider taking an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia.
Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.