Cultural Break in Russia: Moscow & St Petersburg

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Cultural Break in Russia: Moscow & St Petersburg

This St Petersburg and Moscow city break offers you the incredible experience of discovering the cultural and historic treasures of both cities in eight unforgettable days!

An amazing chance to experience the sights and sounds of Russia's two most iconic cities, vibrant capital Moscow and the beautiful city of St Petersburg. Offering opportunities for guided tours and independent exploration, there is a huge range of things to see and do.

Trips include a visit down into Moscow's opulent underground metro system, a tour of the gargantuan Hermitage museum in St Petersburg, and forays to world-famous attractions such as the impressive Lenin mausoleum, historic Kremlin, and magnificent Winter Palace.

The tour starts out with three days in Moscow, before transferring via train to St Petersburg for five days to enjoy the rest of your city break.

Highlights

  • Extended time in St Petersburg to savour the sights
  • See where the president of Russia works in the Moscow Kremlin
  • Wander through the winding streets and wide Soviet squares of Moscow, taking in the unique combination of classic, Stalinist and modern architecture
  • Experience one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realist style - the Moscow metro
  • Visit one of the most famous squares in the world - Red Square
  • Discover why St Basil's cathedral was the favourite of Ivan the Terrible, and why he had its architect’s eyes removed
  • Visit former Tsarist palace the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, and be amazed by the incredible art collection of the Hermitage
  • Marvel at the baroque splendour of Tsarskoye Selo including the glorious Catherine Palace, complete with its Great Hall and Amber Room

 

All our tours are carefully designed for you to have a free time to explore cities on your own after guided excursions. You will have a guide with you for a half a day and have chance to discover Russia independently afterwards. 

 

If you would like to spend longer in Moscow, visit Kolomenskoe or include Novgorod in your trip see our other Moscow and St Petersburg tours.

 

By purchasing an organised trip to Russia with us, we will donate £10 to help fill the "bravery box" to reward brave children battling cancer. For more information, click here.