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Moscow to St Petersburg

From £929 for 8 days
Trip Overview
This trip reveals the best of Russia’s three most fascinating cities and includes entrance fees to the key monuments and museums. Free time is also essential to absorb the atmosphere and make the most of other optional visits, such as the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, or a hydrofoil ride out to the stunning Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg. A short stop in Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia, completes this cultural experience and offers a respite in a busy itinerary.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Moscow.
Ends: End St Petersburg.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: EAVS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Russia
What's Included

Meals

6 breakfasts included

Transport

6 nights at comfortable 3 star hotels and 1 night sleeper train Group normally 6‐16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   Explore Russia's mighty capital, Moscow

•   Visit lesser known Novgorod, Russia's oldest city

•   Discover St. Petersburg's Hermitage and Catherine's Palace

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 8th Jun 2019
Returning: 15th Jun 2019
£1,149pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£1,099pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 13th Jul 2019
Returning: 20th Jul 2019
£1,099pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 27th Jul 2019
Returning: 3rd Aug 2019
£1,079pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 17th Aug 2019
Returning: 24th Aug 2019
£1,079pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
£1,079pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
£1,049pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£1,049pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 28th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£1,049pp
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Fully Booked
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Itinerary & Notes
Arrive in the early evening and transfer to our centrally located hotel in Moscow. The journey takes approximately 1 hour from Domodedovo Airport, during peak season this can be longer due to heavy traffic. The closest subway station to our hotel is Arbatskaya on the blue line (the only station where all four lines meet). After dinner, we recommend an evening walk to Red Square *Arbat House Hotel or similar*
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Reviews
       
Exciting tour of Moscow, Novgorod, Pushkin and St Petersburg. Great architecture, fascinating museums, splendid churches and friendly people. Weather was kind and walking in Moscow strenuous. Good hotels and restaurants.
       
What a great place to visit. Seeing the Kremlin and St Basil's cathedral in Red Square, and the architecture of St Petersburg. Two completely contrasting cities and all within 8 days.
       
A great trip to give you a taster of what Russia is like. There is so much culture whether you like history or the arts. There is a lot of walking, more than you would expect from reading the trip notes, but it is all worth it as there is something new and interesting around every corner. Moscow was a revelation so clean and not quite the grey and forbidding city it is sometimes made out to be on the news. All the sights are worth seeing and to be honest there is even more that cannot be crammed into such a short trip.
       
A busy week with lots to see and photograph.
       
The trip was nothing short of outstanding.........and believe me I can be a fussy traveller ! WE started in Moscow and did a night time tour around Red Square which was amazing-spectacular scenery and then in the morning did the Kremlin. Russia is the complete opposite of what is presented in mainstream media-its a friendly, warm country and people very friendly. We then travelled to Novgrod and Pushkin smaller Russian Cities and again very interesting rounded off by the cultural capital of Russia-St Petersburgh. Memorable trips included-the Moscow Metro station tour and the Moscow Space Museum.
       
Very enjoyable trip, lots to see and do, plenty of variety. It is all well described in the trip notes.
       
This was a fantastic experience. A really well organised trip that allows you to absorb the highlights of Moscow, Novgorod, Pushkin and St Petersburg in at times really beautiful winter weather.
       
We enjoyed a wonderful, busy eight days in Russia. The history, and the culture is all so interesting, and the way they have emerged from the Communist era. Everywhere was extremely clean, and we found the people to be friendly. The churches and cathedrals, and the palaces are beyond spectacular. We had an extra day in St Petersburg which enabled us to go to Peterhof gardens and fountains, though not the palace, and to see Swan Lake at the Mariinsky theatre which was another highlight. Doing the trip as a private adventure we were able to eat proper Russian food in some first rate restaurants, never paying over the odds for our meals.
       
A very busy trip, to see the major highlights of these two important Russian cities, plus Novgorod & Pushkin.
       
A well planned and interesting trip taking us to Novgorod and Pushkin as well as Moscow and St Petersburg. An extra day in Moscow would have been welcomed as there was too much to see in too little time.
       
Thought it was a very enjoyable trip. So much to see and so much history. Russia isn't everybody's idea of a vacation, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought a week was just about the right time considering the distances covered.
       
I loved the trip, just the right length for me, very busy with lots of walking but that was what I was expecting. Nice balance of free time and group excursions. Minimal additional payments required. Not too many early mornings. I was very impressed with the standard of accomodation. We ate as a group most nights and I enjoyed all of the restaurants selected, although we did not have to eat with the group I found it easier than researching my own places. The only part I would do without would be the overnight train, having done many overnight train journeys, I find they just make people tired, it is not an experience I ever enjoy. I would recommend staying longer in both cities before and after the tour, something I wasn't able to do, there is simply so much to see and do.
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