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Moscow to St Petersburg

From £1079 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. An overnight train to Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia, adds to the sense of adventure in this busy but rewarding 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

7 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

•    Guided tour of Moscow's Kremlin and Armoury

•    Discover Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia

•    Visit the famous Amber Room at Catherine Palace in Pushkin

•    Enjoy St Petersburg's sites including the Hermitage Museum & Faberge Museum

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
£1,079pp
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Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
£1,049pp
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Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£1,049pp
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Departing: 28th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£1,049pp
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1 space
Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£1,049pp
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3 spaces
Departing: 19th Oct 2019
Returning: 26th Oct 2019
£999pp
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1 space
Departing: 26th Oct 2019
Returning: 2nd Nov 2019
£999pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Dec 2019
Returning: 27th Dec 2019
£1,079pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Feb 2020
Returning: 22nd Feb 2020
£1,029pp
Availability: Good
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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
       
This trip packs a lot into a short period of time. Be prepared to walk a lot and see a lot of art - all amazing. The overnight train trip is an experience, I didn't get a lot of sleep but I didn't expect to!
       
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.
       
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.
       
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.
       
This trip is an excellent introduction to Russia. It is fast paced but this ensures you are able to see as much as possible. It was interesting to visit smaller towns of novgorod and Pushkin as well as Moscow and st. Petersburg.
       
A very good trip to a fascinating country. Trip covers Moscow, novrogod, Pushkin and st petersburg and is very busy. Great to see so many places in one trip. It was all fascinating
       
This is a fast-paced tour covering 4 cities in 7 days with almost as many modes of transport. The whirlwind of Moscow and St Petersburg is tempered by the quietness and quaintness of Novgorod and Pushkin. I had no idea what to expect of Russia and you can almost be put off by the visa application process alone, but what I found was a friendlier, cleaner and much greener country than I expected. This trip gives you an ideal mechanism of seeing the key tourist sites plus a little of the country and leaves you wanting to go back to sample more.
       
This is a fast-paced tour covering 4 cities in 7 days with almost as many modes of transport. The whirlwind of Moscow and St Petersburg is tempered by the quietness and quaintness of Novgorod and Pushkin. I had no idea what to expect of Russia and you can almost be put off by the visa application process alone, but what I found was a friendlier, cleaner and much greener country than I expected. This trip gives you an ideal mechanism of seeing the key tourist sites plus a little of the country and leaves you wanting to go back to sample more.
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