Moscow & St. Petersburg Tours - Globus®

St. Petersburg & Moscow (RX)

7 Day Tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow

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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 of local specialties, like caviar and vodka. If so, all of this and more are included on this fabulous tour to Russia. Spend three nights each in St. Petersburg and 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, where you’ll witness 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 see treasures, such as Ivan the Terrible's throne.

A tour highlight is St. Petersburg's Winter Palace complex, formerly the residence of the czars, where you’ll visit 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 former imperial palace.

You'll 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, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. It's a wonderful Russia vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ST. PETERSBURG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; guided sightseeing, visit the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)
ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
By high-speed Sapsan train
MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit Red Square and the Armory Museum in the Kremlin; a special 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.
  • Security train regulations require clients’ family and first name, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at time of booking.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Sapsan train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in St. Petersburg and a farewell dinner in Moscow

 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! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special welcome dinner at your hotel with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

DinnerDinner

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. Start your guided sightseeing with the Winter Palace complex. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the major French impressionists. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with its gilded dome and marble columns.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 St. Petersburg

Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). Balance of the day is at leisure and exciting optional activities are available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 St. Petersburg–Moscow

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Moscow

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes RED SQUARE, the center of this 868-year-old city. At its core are the Lenin Mausoleum and opulent St. Basil’s Cathedral. Inside the KREMLIN, a city-within-acity, 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 6 At Leisure in Moscow

Another day to further explore this fascinating city. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper farewell to Russia.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 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 10 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

St. Petersburg
Moscow

St. Petersburg

Angleterre

Angleterre St. Isaac

St. Isaac's Square
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Moscow

Moscow Marriott Grand

Superior First-Class

Moscow Marriott Grand 26 Tverskaya Str., Moscow,  Russia

26 Tverskaya Str.
Moscow, Russia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Downtown Hotel located between Garden Ring & Boulevard Ring Roads; 19 mi to airport, 1 km to the Kremlin & Red Square.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

St. Petersburg
Moscow

St. Petersburg

Ballet

Ballet

First brought to Russia under Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich in the 17th century, ballet in Russia evolved as an offshoot of French dance combined with Russian folk and peasant dance techniques. Enjoy a magnificent performance at a theater in the city considered to be the birthplace of Russian ballet. Note: This excursion is priced from 89.00 Euro. Subject to change depending on ticket availability. Please check with your Tour Director.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person

Russian Dinner

Russian Dinner

Your Tour Director will accompany you to a typical Russian restaurant to savor some of the most famous specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Russian Folklore Show

Russian Folklore Show

Do not miss this outstanding show of Russian culture at one of St. Petersburg's grand palaces. Cossack dancers, colorful local costumes from different regions, and beautiful song and music together with great acrobats will be some of the highlights of this unforgettable evening.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

St. Petersburg in Depth: The Rise and Fall of A Great Empire

St. Petersburg in Depth: The Rise and Fall of A Great Empire

Visit the city`s birthplace, Peter & Paul Fortress, with the impressive burial site of the Romanovs, and see the Battleship Aurora, an important symbol of the 1917 revolution. Next, visit a functioning Orthodox church to witness part of a local service, a great contrast to your guided visit of the Grand Choral Synagogue, one of Europe`s most famous and beloved temples. Finally, take pictures of the city`s landmark Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, known for its colorful onion domes and exterior mosaic.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

A cruise of breathtaking beauty with local entertainment, champagne, vodka and Russian light snacks.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person

Moscow

Enemies at The Gates

Enemies at The Gates

At the 360-degree pavilion of the Panorama Museum, imagine yourself standing on the rooftop of a house in the village of Semyonnovskaya at the height of the Battle of Borodino, when General Kutuzov faced Napoleon's Grand Army in the War of 1812. Later, drive to Poklonnaya Hill to the impressive Victory Park, where the WWII Museum features dramatic dioramas depicting the moment when Nazi troops were poised to strike at Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad. Moving Memorial Hall invites contemplation for the country's estimated 27 million who died during the war.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Orthodox Moscow

Orthodox Moscow

The Novodevichy Convent, founded by Vasily III in 1524 and recently proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an outstanding example of Moscow baroque architecture of the 17th century and the most important historical center of Orthodoxy. Its adjacent cemetery contains the graves of distinguished Russians, including Nikita Krushchev, Boris Yeltsin, and Raisa Gorbachev. Later, visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person

Subway Ride and Red Square

Subway Ride and Red Square

No visit to Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant graffiti-free subway stations! Marvel at ceiling mosaics, brightly colored stained glass, life-size bronze statues, and giant chandeliers. Later, stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and breathtaking St. Basil's Cathedral.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



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