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7 days from £1,949 per person

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Seeing the Kremlin without the crowds, thanks to our special early entrance tickets.

Summary

Moscow and St Petersburg: these two Russian cities offer architectural icons, world-class museums and cultural showcases in abundance. And thanks to the Sapsan high-speed rail link, you can experience them both in one manageable week. We begin our Russia tours in Moscow’s Red Square, marvelling at the Byzantine colour of St Basil’s Cathedral. Later we explore the vast Kremlin, including the Grand Kremlin Palace. Moving on to St Petersburg, we witness the treasures of the astounding Hermitage Museum and stroll amongst myriad fountains at the extravagant Peterhof Palace.

Your holiday includes:

6 excursions and visits

  • Tours of Moscow (with early entrance to the Kremlin and Armoury); and St Petersburg
  • Entrance to Peter and Paul Fortress; Catherine Palace; Hermitage Museum; and Peterhof Palace (early entrance)

Plus:

  • 6 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Lufthansa from London Heathrow via Frankfurt or Munich. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts (days 2-7) 3 dinners (days 1, 3 and 6)

Plus

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Train journey from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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MSP MAGNIFICENT MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG


  • VIP Outbound2

    UK - Moscow

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Moscow.

    Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel (4-star)


  • Red Square

    Moscow

    During its 850-year history, Moscow has witnessed times of glory and darkness, growing into the centre of Russian political, cultural and economic life. Our tour includes the historical centre of Moscow, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral in its colourful Byzantine splendour. From the best viewpoint on Sparrow Hills, you could easily see most of the city. We’ll also visit the 16th-century New Maiden Convent, where Peter the Great’s first wife and his sister spent much of their lives.

    In the afternoon, visit the Tretyakov Gallery, where you can get acquainted with the best samples of Russian art. Then head to Moscow underground - not only the fastest means of transportation in the city but also a unique architectural ensemble. Major stations built in the 1930s are richly decorated with marble, mosaic and semi-precious stones. On a short tour we’ll learn of these ‘underground palaces’ - some of the oldest and the most beautiful metro stations.

    • Tour of Moscow including Tretyakov Gallery and metro stations (all day)

    Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel (4-star)


  • The Annunciation Cathedral

    Moscow - Sapsan train - St Petersburg

    We visit the heart of the country, the Kremlin, this morning. You might be surprised how many ancient and magnificent structures you can see within its walls - 15th-century cathedrals (the coronation, wedding and burial place of early Russian rulers), the bell-tower, the Patriarch’s Palace, the Grand Kremlin Palace and of course the richest museum, the Armoury.

    A special early entrance has been arranged to visit the Armoury which has a fascinating collection of Imperial insignia including precious clothes and carriages. You can see the 17th-century throne of Alexei Romanov, the phelonion of Metropolitan Platon made of Italian velvet and 150,000 pearls, and of course the famous Fabergé eggs. You’ll visit all three cathedrals, Assumption, Annunication, and Archangel; but please note that on very rare occasions one of them might be closed during your visit for restoration or a church event.

    This afternoon we travel by high-speed Sapsan train from Moscow, arriving into St Petersburg in just over four hours.

    Please note: A late dinner is included this evening, due to the time of arrival into St Petersburg.

    • Early entrance to the Kremlin and Armoury (morning)
    • Journey on the high-speed Sapsan train (afternoon)

    Renaissance St Petersburg Baltic Hotel (4-star)


  • The Catherine Palace

    Pushkin

    St Petersburg is a city of haunting magnificence - it has witnessed so many dramatic events, you might find it hard to believe that it’s a mere 300 years old. We visit the palace of Pushkin, formally called Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village), and Detskoye Selo (Children’s Village) during Soviet times. It was renamed Pushkin in 1937 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s death. At Catherine Palace, see the world-famous Amber room and formal gardens of Yekaterinsky Park, named for Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I, for whom the entire village was a gift.

    • Visit to Pushkin, including Catherine Palace (all day)

    Renaissance St Petersburg Baltic Hotel (4-star)


  • Winter Palace Russia

    St Petersburg

    Visit the extraordinary Hermitage Museum. One of the largest and most respected art museums in the world; it contains works by Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. The main building of the Hermitage Museum is the beautiful Winter Palace. Built 1754-1762, it was once the main residence of the Russian Tsars.

    Later, we take an orientation tour of the famous Peter and Paul Fortress - the oldest building in St Petersburg.

    • Visit Hermitage Museum (morning)
    • Tour of St Petersburg, including Peter and Paul Fortress (afternoon)

    Renaissance St Petersburg Baltic Hotel (4-star)


  • Grand Peterhof Palace

    St Petersburg

    Today we visit the opulent Peterhof Palace and Gardens, built by Peter the Great to impress European royalty. Over 175 fountains dominate the gardens, and include the Great Cascade, in front of the palace, that commemorates the Russian victory over the Swedes in 1709.

    • Early entrance to Peterhof Palace (morning)

    Renaissance St Petersburg Baltic Hotel (4-star)


  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 7 St Petersburg - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, you are met by a Titan vehicle for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

Please note: • With so many highlights to see, this is a fast-paced itinerary and there is a considerable amount of walking involved. • From mid May to late June, St Petersburg experiences the ‘White Nights’ season, as the residents enjoy almost round-the-clock daylight after the long winter months.

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Visa Information

Commencing 10th December 2014 it became necessary for all UK and Irish residents flying into Russia to present themselves at one of two centres, either London or Edinburgh, between one and two months prior to travel date. The applicants will have to provide fingerprints, Passports and completed Application Forms.

Provided that all documentation is accurate and accepted, the Russian authorities will process the Application and return the Passport, with the Russian Visa, by post direct to the applicant within approximately 14 days. This visit would take place between one and two months before travel and of course would have to be undertaken by each traveller.

For more information regarding the details of the centre where the processes will take place, please click here.

If you should have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact our helpdesk department free on 0800 988 5811 and they will be able to advise further.

Optional Excursions

National Folklore Show Kostroma

Enjoy this authentic national Russian Folk show full of music, dance and drama, which combine elegant sets and costumes and elaborate special effects.

Price From: £65 per person

Performance at Alexandrinski, Conservatiore Hall, Mikhailovsky, Hermitage or Mariinski theatre

Enjoy a spectacular show at one of Russia’s best theatres (performance will be confi rmed 8-4 weeks prior to your tour departure).

Price From: £148

Please Note: A minimum number of 2 people required to operate both excursions


Magnificent Moscow and St Petersburg

7 days from £1,949 per person