St. Petersburg & Moscow (RX)

8 days from St. Petersburg to Moscow

2020 Tour Details

When you think of a Russia tour, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s learning about the fascinating culture. Perhaps it’s visiting the spectacular palaces and museums. Perhaps, in your mind, a Russia tour must include tasting local specialties, like caviar and vodka. If so, all of this and more are included on this fabulous tour to Russia. Spend four nights in St. Petersburg and three nights in Moscow. Along the way, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will help bring this country to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the country's culture, history, and secrets.

Enjoy sightseeing in both cities. In St. Petersburg, visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest in Europe, and Catherine Palace, and see first-hand the luxury and opulence of this palace built in the Russian Baroque style (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). In Moscow, your sightseeing includes Red Square, the center of the city, and the Kremlin, the symbol of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Here, visit the Armory Museum to admire its treasures, such as Ivan the Terrible's throne.

A tour highlight is a visit to St. Petersburg's Winter Palace complex, previously the residence of the czars, home to the world-famous Hermitage Museum. With one of the world's finest art collections, you’ll see celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the major French impressionists. Additionally, because it’s housed in the former residence of czars, as you walk through the museum you’ll see the opulence of a once imperial palace. Also included in Moscow are visits to the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the world, the Cathedral of Christ The Saviour, and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery.

Travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow via the high-speed Sapsan train. Globus has also included a special treat… a welcome dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. It's a wonderful Russia vacation!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral; [LF] a welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; visit the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
By high-speed Sapsan train

MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Armory Museum; [LF] visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent with its cemetery; farewell dinner with Russian champagne

Notes:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Sapsan train.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Welcome to St. Petersburg! Start exploring this fascinating city at your own pace. Your Local Host is available for questions and directions this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

Day 2

ST. PETERSBURG. Founded by Peter the Great, construction of St. Petersburg began in 1703 and the city eventually spread over 100 islands linked by 700 bridges. It suffered severe damage during World War II, when a cruel 900-day siege claimed more than a million victims. At 2 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions. Then, follow your Local Guide for a walk to magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL. This evening, to get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies, enjoy a [LF] welcome dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

ST. PETERSBURG. Visit the Winter Palace complex with your Local Guide. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home to the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

ST. PETERSBURG. Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). The balance of the day is at leisure and optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW. Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. This evening, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground.
Today’s Distance: 404 mi / 650 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

MOSCOW. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. At the ARMORY MUSEUM, see treasures such as Ivan the Terrible’s throne. Of course, you will also see the Bolshoi Theater.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

MOSCOW. Another day full of highlights: [LF] visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya
to Russia.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

MOSCOW. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

THEO VAN DER MEER

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"As a Tour Director, it is my mission to give passengers the time of their life and an unforgettable vacation. With every tour, I give it more than 100%, and my passion and enthusiasm help me to achieve these goals."

Tour Director -  THEO VAN DER MEER

 Accommodations

MOSCOW

MOSCOW MARRIOTT GRAND

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ST. PETERSBURG

ANGLETERRE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

This superior standard on St. Isaac's Square has 193 stylish rooms all equipped with climate control, satellite TV, a safe, and a minibar. Amenities include a brasserie-style restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine, a caviar bar, a fitness center, and a beauty salon.

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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