Moscow & St. Petersburg Tours - Globus®

St. Petersburg & Moscow (RX)

8 Day Tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow

2018 Tour Details

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 a Russia tour must include tasting of local specialties, like caviar and vodka. All of this and more are included on this fabulous escorted tour of Russia. Spend four nights in St. Petersburg and three nights in Moscow. Along the way, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will help bring the 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 to witness the luxury and opulence of its Russian Baroque style. In Moscow, go sightseeing in Red Square, and the Kremlin – 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 – previously the residence of the czars – where you’ll visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum. With one of the world's finest art collections, the museum celebrates works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the master French impressionists. Housed in the former residence of czars, the museum exemplifies 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.

You'll travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow via the high-speed Sapsan train for a welcome dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. It's a wonderful guided tour of Russia!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; visit the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)
ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
By high-speed Sapsan train
MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Armory Museum; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent with its cemetery; a 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.

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

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

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Sapsan train. Free Wi-Fi available 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, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Welcome to St. Petersburg! The balance of the day is at leisure to start exploring this fascinating city. Your Local Host is available for questions and directions this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

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. At 2 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions. Then, follow your Local Guide for a walk to magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL. This evening, to get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite welcome dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG

Today, visit the Winter Palace complex with your Local Guide. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG

Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The balance of the day is at leisure and optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. This evening, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 MOSCOW

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can 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 7 MOSCOW

Another day full of highlights: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the 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
DinnerDinner

Day 8 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 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).

Price Ranges

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


St. Petersburg
Moscow

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

Enjoy a cruise along the canals of St. Petersburg.

Price Range: $$

Ballet

Ballet

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

Price Range: $$$

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

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

Experience a guided tour of St. Petersburg in depth.

Price Range: $$

Russian Dinner

Russian Dinner

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

Price Range: $$

Russian Folklore Show

Russian Folklore Show

Enjoy an outstanding folklore show at one of St. Petersburg's grand palaces.

Price Range: $$

Moscow

The Famous Circus of Moscow

The Famous Circus of Moscow

Complete your visit to Moscow by enjoying an unforgettable evening at a world-famous Moscow Circus, renowned for its breathtaking performances by acrobats, trapeze artists and clowns.

Price Range: $$

Enemies at the Gates

Enemies at the Gates

Experience the 360-degree pavilion of the Panorama Museum and the impressive Victory Park.

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.



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