St. Petersburg & Moscow (RX)

8 days from St. Petersburg to Moscow

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This 8-day introductory tour of Russia will lead you to the country’s two largest and most fascinating cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Double the blinis, borscht, and Baroque architecture as you savor the sights, history, and flavors of Russia’s former and current capital. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the amazement keeps coming with visits to St. Petersburg’s grand, golden-domed St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the impressive Winter Palace complex—once the residence of the czars and now home to the Hermitage, the world’s second largest art museum. A high-speed train to Moscow reveals the legendary Red Square, the stunning Cathedral of Christ the Saviour—the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world—and the storied towers, cathedrals, and palaces of the fortified Kremlin.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
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St. Petersburg & Moscow map

 Photo Highlights

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

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Welcome to St. Petersburg! Free time to explore the city. Your Local Host is available for questions and directions this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

Day 2 ST. PETERSBURG

ST. PETERSBURG Free time this morning. At 2 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions. Guided walking tour includes a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Welcome dinner at the hotel with local specialties such as caviar, blini (Russian pancake), pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG

ST. PETERSBURG Guided sightseeing includes the Hermitage Museum. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG

Morning drive to visit Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin.
Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW

ST. PETERSBURG Sapsan train ride to Moscow.
MOSCOW Free time this afternoon and evening.
404 mi / 650 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Moscow with an excursion to the Moscow Underground. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 MOSCOW

MOSCOW Guided sightseeing includes the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Armory Museum. Free afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 MOSCOW

MOSCOW Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery. Farewell dinner this evening with Russian champagne and local specialties.

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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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANDREJ SCHERGIN

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I have not always been a tour director, I worked in a variety of fields until I eventually started escorting weekend tours for fun, I found my true vocation. I love sharing my passion for European cities with my clients, giving them an insider's perspective that they would miss if they travelled on their own. I also love seeing happy smiles on my clients' faces during the whole tour. I enjoy escorting tours to Russia, my native country, especially to Moscow. Although all expect St. Petersburg to be beautiful (and they are not disappointed) most are blown away by Moscow. It is a vibrant city that simply overwhelms with a startling combination of historical monuments, modern sights and night-time illumination.

Tour Director - ANDREJ SCHERGIN

 Accommodations

 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
Moscow

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Romantic Canal Cruise

St. Petersburg Romantic Canal Cruise

Enjoy champagne, vodka, light Russian snacks, and impressive views of St. Petersburg's famous palaces, mansions, cathedrals, and man-made islands on this delightful 2-hour canal cruise.

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 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: $$$

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace

Visit Yusupov Palace with its lavish décor, Yusupov family's private art collection, and fascinating display on the mysterious assassination of tsar advisor Grigori Rasputin, the "mad monk".

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

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: $

Traditional Dinner In Moscow

Traditional Dinner In Moscow

Enjoy an exceptional outing to a legendary Moscow restaurant that features Russian vodka, a delectable 3-course dinner, and an historic ambiance enjoyed by Russian and U.S. presidents!

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: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,121*
18 guests in a party: $207*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* 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 International 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).

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