Epic Moscow & St Petersburg tour with a high-speed train journey & airport lounge access

Izmailovo Vega, Moscow & Holiday Inn Express, St Petersburg

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Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur, Moscow

Hotel Izmailovo Vega, Moscow

Hotel Izmailovo Vega, Moscow

Hotel Izmailovo Vega, Moscow

Hotel Izmailovo Vega, Moscow

Church of the Holy Savior, St Petersburg

Metro station, Moscow

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Red Square, Moscow

The Kremlin, Moscow

Palace Bridge, St Petersburg

Moskva River, Moscow

Holiday Inn Express, Saint Petersburg

Holiday Inn Express, Saint Petersburg

Holiday Inn Express, Saint Petersburg

Holiday Inn Express, Saint Petersburg

Church of the Holy Savior, Saint Petersburg

Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg

Explore magnificent Moscow and enchanting St Petersburg with this city-hop escape, including breakfast, excursions, intercity bullet train tickets and all travel

Day 1: UK - Moscow

Head to your UK departure airport for your flight to Moscow. On arrival, transfer to the hotel then start exploring this enthralling city on your own.

Day 2: Moscow

Kick-off your first day in Moscow with a visit to Gorki Leninskiye, a complex once used as a retreat for Muscovite Noblemen, and later used by Lenin. In the afternoon, you have the option to join a city tour (£29 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Moscow

Today you’ll discover the iconic Kremlin, from the majestic Arsenal to the Grand Palace, and the cathedrals with their gold-gilded domes. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Moscow metro stations, and vibrant Arbat Street. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Moscow - St Petersburg

Spend your morning wandering the Tretyakov Galley, then set off for St Petersburg in the afternoon. Your mode of transport? The incredible Sapsan Bullet Train, which will have you whizzing along at up to 250 kilometres an hour, reaching St Petersburg (a nine-hour drive) in just four hours. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: St Petersburg

Spend the day exploring the city, or take an optional city tour, admiring the Baroque and Neo-classical architecture and visiting the Fortress of St Peter and St Paul, plus the pantheon of the Russian Tsars (£81 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 6: St Petersburg

Visit the Winter Palace today, one of St Petersburg’s most iconic buildings and former home of the Russian Tsars. Inside, you’ll have a chance to wander the Hermitage Museum, one of the most famous collections of art in the world, including masterpieces by Da Vinci and Rembrandt. Enjoy a free afternoon. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: St Petersburg

Spend your final day in Russia at leisure, or opt to visit Pushkin, with its iconic Catalina Palace, summer home of the Tsars. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: St Petersburg - UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Meals: breakfast)

Good to know

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please note that the hotels may be swapped for ones of a similar standard and location if it they are unavailable for your selected departure date. Please contact our supplier, Exoticca, for more information on the alternative hotels.

British passport-holders require a visa to enter Russia. For more information, and instructions on how to apply, visit http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk/.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website.

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