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The secrets of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Travel back in time to experience Russia’s rich history, from the opulent days of the Tsar through to today's contemporary culture

For those with the desire to experience a city’s present through immersion in its rich cultural past

May - Sept.
8 days
On request
The secrets of Moscow and St. Petersburg
The secrets of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Why our trip is different:

  • Ride a Russian troika to the legendary Bolshoi Theatre, and take an exclusive step backstage
  • Listen to the stories of the Park of Fallen Idols, delivered by a historian
  • Dine like Russian royalty at a luxurious dinner in the style of an emperor’s banquet, accompanied by a ‘court’ orchestra or ballet performance
  • Learn the true meaning of luxury, as we take you behind closed doors to the Kremlin’s Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund
  • Delight in the world of art history at the Hermitage Museum with three million exhibits and a diverse range of art and artefacts, guided by an experienced curator
  • Visit the hidden chambers of the Russian State Library, guided by a librarian
The secrets of Moscow and St. Petersburg


D1  Arrive in Moscow * City tour of Moscow with elements of a spy game * Park of the Fallen Idols

D2  Backstage at the Bolshoi Theatre * Kremlin visit with Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund * Russian State Library

D3  Transfer to St. Petersburg

D4  Panoramic city ride in St. Petersburg * Cocktail evening in a historical palace, with a classical music concert

D5  Historical sights of St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress,  St Isaac’s Cathedral and Spilled Blood Church  

D6  Hermitage Museum and Diamond Treasure Rooms * Faberge Museum

D7  Pushkin and Pavlovsk * Horse and carriage ride in the park * Cultural evening at the Mariinsky Theatre

D8  Departure

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation.

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Our favourite places to stay:

Lotte Hotel Moscow

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

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