Highlights of Russia

St. Petersburg - Church of the Saviour, Russia
IDEAL LENGTH 9 nights
Price From $7,140 pp
When to Go May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Highlights of Russia

“For an extra special travel experience, add a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to the beginning of this itinerary. What better way is there to arrive into Moscow?!”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Moscow

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be escorted by private car to your accommodation.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.

Day 2

Day 2
Moscow City Tour

Start your stay with a city tour, taking in the historical sights including the infamous Moscow Underground, and learning about its fascinating history.

After lunch, browse for souvenirs at the Izmailovo Flea Market.

Day 3

Day 3
Moscow

Learn about local traditions by making your own souvenir – a Russian matryoshka doll – before embarking on a guided tour of the Kremlin.

In the evening, learn more about Russia’s vibrant past over dinner with a Russian professor.

Day 4

Day 4
Moscow

Begin your day with a visit to a Moscow legend – a backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Afterwards, enjoy a little leisure time. Your Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your needs prior to departure.

Round off your Moscow stay with another legend – dinner at Café Pushkin.

Day 5

Day 5
St Petersburg

Today you’ll be transferred to your hotel in St Petersburg via a highspeed train with gorgeous views of the landscapes.

You'll be privately transported to your accommodation and the remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. 

 

Day 6

Day 6
St Petersburg

Get acquainted with St Petersburg on a guided tour of the city’s main attractions such as Nevsky prospect, Art Square and the Peter & Paul Cathedral where all Russian Tzars (starting from Peter the Great to Nicholas II) are buried.

In the afternoon, explore the stunning art collection and diamond rooms in the Hermitage.  

Day 7

Day 7
St Petersburg

Today you’ll set off with a private guide to compare two very different Russian palaces: the Tsarskoye Selo in Pushkin and Imperial estate at Pavlovsk. The tour also includes a horse carriage ride and lunch in the Podvorye.

Day 8

Day 8
St Petersburg

Delve into the glamorous world of Russian spies, with a Spy Game that will highlight some of St Petersburg’s most significant places.

After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the Yusupov Palace.

Day 9

Day 9
St Petersburg

Your final day in St Petersburg begins with a trip to the Faberge Museum, followed by a Russian cookery class.

Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your needs prior to departure.

Indulge in a farewell dinner at Russian Ampir, including a vodka and caviar tasting.

Day 10

Day 10
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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HOTELS IN St Petersburg

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itinerary highlights
  • A private backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

  • Visit the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Moscow Kremlin

  • Marvel at the Diamond Rooms and art of the Hermitage

  • Indulge in some of Russia’s finest restaurants, including Café Pushkin

  • Learn the Russian arts of cookery and matryoshka doll painting

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