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Moscow to St Petersburg
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At a glance
Explore three of Russia's grandest cities
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Moscow
End Destination
Saint Petersburg
What's included
  • 6 breakfasts
  • All accommodation including sleeper train (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Letter of invitation (required for visa)

There are not many restaurants and cafes in Russia where you can try true Russian cuisine. Nowadays Russian food is a mixture of cuisine from neighbouring countries and former Soviet republics: such as Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Central Asian countries. You can try pancakes and pies with different fillings, delicous khachapuri (traditional Georgian pie with home made cheese suluguni), caucas kebabs, Uzbekistani plov (rice dish with meat and vegetables) and soups (traditional Russian schi with solty cabbage or Ukrainian borsch with beetroot). Your leader will arrange group dinners in different places to get the most out of this gastronomic mix throughout your journey. Restaurant Chekhov in St. Petersburg and Cafe Chekhov in Moscow can be considered as places where you can try real Russian cuisine (fish soups, solty black milk mushrooms, aspics, poultry, jellies). Vegatarians are well catered for in Moscow and St. Petersburg but less so outside of these main cities. Meals are generally good value and you can expect to pay GBP10-15 pp.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Fly to Moscow
Fly to Moscow.
2
Day 2
Moscow
Morning orientation tour of Moscow including Red Square and Lenin's Tomb. We then hop aboard the marvellous, efficient Metro system, for a short tour of some of the most beautiful stations. Free afternoon to explore St Basil's Cathedral or one of the many galleries.
3
Day 3
Moscow Kremlin and Armoury; overnight train to Novgorod
Guided tour of the Kremlin grounds and Armoury Museum. Free afternoon for shopping or sightseeing. Overnight sleeper train to Novgorod
4
Day 4
Novgorod
Morning walking tour including visits to Novgorod Kremlin, St Sofia's Cathedral and Yaroslav's Court. The afternoon is free, most choose to head out into the countryside to enjoy the Yuriev Monastery and the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, where you will learn more about rural life in Russia
5
Day 5
Pushkin and Catherine's Palace
In the morning we transfer to the small town of Pushkin to see the incredible Catherine Palace and gardens. The highlight however is The Amber Room, which was dismantled by the Nazi’s during the war but has recently been restored to if former glory and really is a site to behold. After the tour there is free time to enjoy the gardens, visit the Lyceum School where Pushkin studied, or return to the hotel for a traditional banya.
6
Day 6
St. Petersburg
Early departure to St Petersburg to explore the historic city centre; free afternoon. Evening visit to the new Fabergé Museum
7
Day 7
St. Petersburg
Morning tour of the Hermitage. Free afternoon to see more of the sites of St Petersburg. Art lovers can choose to stay in the Hermitage.
8
Day 8
Fly to London
Fly to London.
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Moscow to St Petersburg 4/5

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? having my preconceived ideas on Russia and its people turned on their head. What did you think of your group leader? Very good. he was helpful at all times and able to answer questio…

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FAQs

In places it can be. The metro is very cheap. Moscow metro tickets are charged per journey regardless of length. Price for 10 trips = approx 135 roubles (£2.80) in Moscow and 122 roubles in St Petersburg (£2.50)

Meals can be more expensive than the UK, and western alcohol especially so. You should allow £20-30 per person per day for meals in Moscow and St Petersburg, and more if drinking.

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