Russian Escape (KRAX)

7 Day Tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow

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See the splendor of Moscow and St. Petersburg with lower prices and fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Russia. Spend three nights in St. Petersburg and three nights in Moscow. Enjoy sightseeing in both cities with 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. You’ll arrive in St. Petersburg to begin a 7-day adventure, learning about the fascinating culture and visiting spectacular palaces and museums. You’ll be treated to a welcome dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. Visit magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral; and Catherine Palace in Pushkin, where you’ll witness the luxury and opulence of this palace built in the Russian Baroque style.

A tour highlight is St. Petersburg's Winter Palace complex, previously 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 and Leonardo da Vinci. Since the Hermitage Museum is housed in the former residence of czars, you’ll also see the opulence of a once imperial palace. Also included in Moscow are visits to the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the world, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and politicians.

You'll travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow via the high-speed Sapsan train. In Moscow, your sightseeing includes Red Square, the center of the city; the Kremlin, the symbol of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces; and see the Bolshoi Theater. Visit the Armory Museum to admire its treasures, such as the throne of Ivan the Terrible. Enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper “dasvidaniya” to a wonderful Russia Escape!
Single supplement waived for 2020/2021 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Welcome dinner with Russian delicacies. Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral; visit the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace
By high-speed Sapsan train
Guided sightseeing, visit the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Armory Museum; visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent with its cemetery; farewell dinner with Russian champagne

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.


  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • 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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of St. Petersburg
  • Kremlin and Red Square (Moscow)


Motorcoach; high-speed Sapsan train.


 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners


Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.


This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional dinner with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.



Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Next visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL, one of the most sumptuous and grandiose churches in St. Petersburg.

Breakfast Breakfast


Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE. The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Breakfast Breakfast


Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, ask your Tour Director for suggestions.
Today’s Distance: 404 mi / 650 km

Breakfast Breakfast


Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theater.

Breakfast Breakfast


Another day full of highlights: visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia.

Breakfast Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Russian Dinner

Russian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner with the most famous specialties at a typical Russian restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

Enjoy a magnificent evening performance at a theater considered to be the birthplace of Russian ballet.

Price Range: $$$

St. Petersburg in Depth: Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire

St. Petersburg in Depth: Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire

The wonders of St. Petersburg await on this exciting excursion featuring the Peter & Paul Fortress, Battleship Aurora, iconic Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and more!

Price Range: $$

Russian Folklore Show

Russian Folklore Show

Enjoy a captivating Russian folklore show featuring fiery dances, traditional songs, and authentic costumes at one of St. Petersburg's grand historic palaces.

Price Range: $$


Moscow Underground & Red Square

Moscow Underground & Red Square

Tour the lavish Moscow Underground with its brilliant mosaics, stained glass, bronze statues, and chandeliers, then explore Red Square, home of Lenin's tomb and iconic St. Basil's Cathedral!

Price Range: $

Enemies At The Gates

Enemies At The Gates

Experience the imposing Poklonnaya Hill and see the Arch of Triumph and the Victory Memorial.

Price Range: $$

 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.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).