Join-in Tour: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow

7-day tour with airport transfer and daily hotel pick up and hotel drop off.
1 day includes meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 includes exploring Moscow with a visit to the Kremlin and the Armory, lunch and hotel picks up and drop off.
Day 3 includes a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, a trip to St. Petersburg on the Sapsan high-speed train with check-in at the hotel.
Day 4 includes St. Petersburg city tour, hotel pick up and drop off.
Day 5 includes a visit to the Hermitage, hotel pick up and drop off.
Day 6 includes a visit to the park and the fountains of the Peterhof, Peterhof Grand Palace, lunch.
Day 7 - Private transfer to the airport and depart.

per adult from

$4,852

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Entrance tickets to museums according to the program (Skip-the-line entrance)
    • Airport transfers
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Russian visa support (Russian invitation)
    • Economy tickets on high-speed “Sapsan” train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
    • Entry/Admission - Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)
    • Entry/Admission - Red Square
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Square
    • Entry/Admission - State Tretyakov Gallery
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Airfares
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - GUM
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Petersburg State University
    • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Meeting at the airport and transfer to one of the best hotels in the center of Moscow.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Highlights of Moscow and a visit to the Kremlin

    Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia
    Sparrow (Vorobyovy) Hills is the 80 meter high bank of the Moscow river, located at the spectacular river band. It is popular for the best panorama of the city of Moscow, seen from the observation point there. You can see the contemporary towers of the Moscow city business district, Stalin's 7 sister skyscrapers, Novodevichiy convent complex, Luzhniki sport arena - the main stadium of Moscow 1980 Olympics, the red towers of Kremlin in the distance and many more. The hills are crowned by the impressive structure of Moscow University.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia
    Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a massive white church with the golden dome, built on the high hill by the Moscow river. The current church is the 1997 reconstruction of the old 1883 cathedral, turned down by the Bolsheviks after the revolution. The place was selected by Stalin as a location for the Congress palace, intended to be the tallest building in the world.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Near Kremlin, Moscow 119072 Russia
    The garden is named after the Russian emperor Alexander the 1st. It appeared when Moscow was rebuilt after the war with Napoleon. The garden is located on the place of the Neglinka river, currently hidden underground, which protected the fort’s walls. The most important memorial of the garden is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the eternal flame – Russia’s most important WW2 memorial.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Beautiful and ornate St. Basils is what you think is Russia. Dating to the times of Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there. Unlike the similar church in St. Petersburg, St. Basil’s inside is a network of the small chapels, each dedicated to the different saint or holiday. Please note the church has numerous stairs with high steps.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Manezhnaya Square, Moscow, Russia, 109012
    Manezhnaya (Manege) square is large square near the Alexander’s garden named after Manege – the large structure, currently used for exhibitions. The huge underground mall was constructed here in 1990th, so now it’s a great place for the easy walk or rest. There is a long fountain complex between the square and the garden, inspired by the characters of the Russian fairy tales.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    GUM is a large mall, located on the Red Square. The current building appeared in the end of 19th century. You can find special ice-cream stalls or the traditional Soviet sparkling water kiosks inside. The galleries of GUM are always decorated according to the season. You can find brands like Prada, Chanel, Gucci etc. inside.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Kremlin began as an ancient fortress, which became the historical and cultural center of the country and the office of the president of Russia. A large part of the Kremlin grounds is open for the tourists. The main attractions are the old cathedrals, where Russian tsars from Ivan the Terrible to Nicholas 2nd were crowned (1 cathedral inside visit), as well as Russia’s largest bell and cannon.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia
    Tsar Bell is the largest bell in the world. It weighs 202 tons (445 000 pounds). The bell was created for the bell tower of Kremlin, but was damaged in fire 2 years later.
    Tsar Cannon is the largest cannon in Russia and it can shoot the largest cannon balls (890 mm) in the world. It's listed in the Guinness book of records. The cannon was created in 1586 in Moscow.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
    The Armoury Chamber, a treasure house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace's complex. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars' treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Square, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia
    Cathedral Square - the central square of the Moscow Kremlin, where all its streets converged in the 15th century. The square owes its name to the three cathedrals facing it - the Assumption Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael and the Annunciation Cathedral. In addition, it houses the Patriarchal Palace, the Church of the Displacement of Bathrobes and the Church of the Twelve Apostles. The tallest building on the square is Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: A visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, transfer to St. Petersburg by high-speed train Sapsan

    Stop At: State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinskiy ln 10, Moscow 119017 Russia
    The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100 000 works of art - icons, paintings, graphics and sculpture - spanning the entire history of Russian art. Its collection of Russian realism from the second half of the 19th century is the best in the country. The Gallery collection was started by Pavel Tretyakov and became famous from the minute it was opened to the public in 1870.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: St. Petersburg Highlights

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be a unique fortification monument of XVIII-XIX centuries. The citadel in the form of a six-pointed star was constructed according to the project made by the French engineer Zh.G. Lamber with the participation of the tsar.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: University Embankment, Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Petersburg State University, University Embankment, 7/9, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034
    Saint Petersburg State University is one of the oldest, largest and leading classical universities and one of the most important centers of science, education and culture in Russia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Palace Bridge is a drawbridge across the Neva River in St. Petersburg, which connects the central part of the city and Vasilievsky Island.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Senate Square is one of the oldest architectural centers in St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
    The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great, stands on Senatskaia Ploshchad (Square), facing the Neva River and surrounded by the Admiralty, St Isaac's Cathedral and the buildings of the former Senate and Synod - the civil and religious governing bodies of pre-revolutionary Russia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure, but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    Nevsky Prospect is the main street of St. Petersburg, stretching for 4.5 km from the Admiralty to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg Russia
    St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. For 150 years the palace served as an imperial residence. In November 1917, after the October Revolution, it was declared a museum.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Palace Square - the concentration of several historical and architectural monuments of federal scale. This is the semicircle of the General Staff building and its Arc de Triomphe, and the construction of the headquarters of the Guards Corps, the famous Alexander Pillar and, of course, the world-famous Winter Palace.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Visit the Hermitage Museum

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificent Royal palace with the stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now it’s the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya and many other prominent painters from all over the world.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Visit the Peterhof

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, in a unique location, selected specifically to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
    Explore one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces - the Grand palace of Peterhof. Badly damaged during the Second World War, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff, this palace was brought back to life and restored to its former beauty from photographs and maps in the 1950s. A complex combination of Baroque and NeoClassical styles, this palace is a true gem of Russian arquitecture, and you will surely fall in love with it the way we have.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Departure to home

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back home.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting at the airport upon arrival and transfer to the hotel.Airports
    • Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg Russia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P78

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