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Moscow to St Petersburg

From £999 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 Russian State Historical Museum 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 5‐16, 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: 24th Oct 2020
Returning: 31st Oct 2020
£999pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Feb 2021
Returning: 20th Feb 2021
£1,049pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Mar 2021
Returning: 20th Mar 2021
£1,049pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Mar 2021
Returning: 3rd Apr 2021
£1,099pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Apr 2021
Returning: 17th Apr 2021
£1,099pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Apr 2021
Returning: 24th Apr 2021
£1,099pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2021
Returning: 22nd May 2021
£1,199pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd May 2021
Returning: 29th May 2021
£1,199pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Jun 2021
Returning: 12th Jun 2021
£1,199pp
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 or Sheremetyevo 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 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.
       
I absolutely loved this trip and found it incredibly rich in culture and history. It was a lot to take in and rather fast paced at times, but by the end of it the whole group was up to speed on the different leaders and monarchs or Russia through the ages and had a good insight as to how the country/cities have developed to what they are today. Our leader, Artem, was full of passion and love for his country and shared his views and hopes for the future which made the trip even more insightful and interesting. Get ready for a lot of gold, chandeliers and palaces!
       
Just returned from this trip. It was fast paced, covering Moscow, Novrogod, Pushkin and St Petersburg, all in a week. Our tour guide Artem met us at the airport and was always on hand, from making sure we knew when and when we needed to met for each activity to giving advice on what to do during our free time (its limited on this trip), he also took us to some great restaurants which catered for those who wanted to taste the local cuisine and those wanting a more European choice. He was always on hand to help translate, which was needed. All the hotels we stayed in were clean and comfortable and well located close to attractions. Some didn't have tea & coffee making facilities so take a travel kettle if necessary. The trip covered most of the must see sights so days were full on, so comfy shoes are a must! The highlight for was Red Square at night and Catherine Palace but nowhere disappointed. All in all a good trip, giving us a real taste of Russia. I'd recommend adding a day before and after the trip as there's loads to see if both Moscow and St Petersburg which isn't covered.
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