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Luxury Series: Moscow & St. Petersburg Deluxe

Category: Luxury Travel







Twin Capitals of Russia, a private deluxe Tour  · 9 Days

Moscow (4 nights) - High Speed day train - St. Petersburg (4 nights)


Two great cities combined in a mouth-watering introductory tour of Russia

The enigmatic capital of Russia, Moscow, and its younger sibling, the princely St. Petersburg, are without doubt two of Mother Russia’s greatest possessions.

Moscow is a vibrant center of the new Russia, while St. Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, world class museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.

If it is your first visit to the largest country on earth, this tour will leave you gasping at the wonders these two cities has to offer. And if you have tasted Russian culture before, this tour will rekindle the fire in seconds






Flexible departure Dates, Year round
• Top Luxury Hotels & flexible touring format
All Must-see sights included in tour price, no extra pocket expenses required
• Endless opportunities to customize the trip

• Travel on your own, at your own pace, with your personal expert English-speaking guide,
by a chauffeured car 

New for 2018:

Tour is based on the Savoy Boutique Hotel ***** Moscow, and the World Travel Awards winner, the Rossi Hotel ****, in St. Petersburg 
High Speed Day train, Moscow - St. Petersburg, now only 3.5 hours’ journey  

Sightseeing in St. Petersburg now includes a trip to Peterhof (Petrodvorets), on the Gulf of Finland, Or to Catherine's Palace with its famous Amber Room in suburban town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)



Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 Arrive in Moscow
Day 2 Moscow, Sightseeing
Day 3 Moscow, Sightseeing
Day 4 Moscow, Sightseeing 

Day 5
 High Speed day train, Moscow-St. Petersburg 
Day 6 St. Petersburg, Sightseeing 
Day 7 St. Petersburg, Sightseeing 
Day 8 St. Petersburg, Sightseeing 
Day 9 See You Again, St. Petersburg





In Moscow:

• Visit the historic Kremlin, the Red Square with its iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral
• Explore the opulent collection of Czar’s Treasures in the Kremlin
• Step inside the historic New Maiden's Convent and visit the Elite cemetery nearby
• Visit the Tretyakov Art Gallery, world-class repository of national art and world's finest collection of Russian icons
Marvel the artistry of the massive Moscow Subway, walk along the 500-year old artsy Arbat Street

Travel away from the hustle of city life to the old-fashioned provincial Russia to explore the ancient town of Serviev Posad, the Spiritual centre of Russian Orthodox church, 70 km outside of Moscow    

In St. Petersburg:

Get introduced to Russia’s cultural capital, view its superb architecture, gleaming imperial palaces and mansions, rivers and canals, learn facts about city’s mind-boggling collection of museums
Visit the oldest structure of St. Petersburg, its Peter-and-Paul Fortress, the resting place of the czars of Romanov dynasty, a stunning monument of regal bearing
Lose yourself amid the artistic treasures and imperial interiors of the Hermitage Museum
Take in the gilded splendor of Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room or visit the sumptuous Peterhof with its Grand Palace and the Gardens (Fountain season at Peterhof: early May through late September)



Seasons & Prices:

Based on the National Hotel, the top luxury symbol of Moscow,

and iconic Rocco Forte D'Angleterre Hotel, in St. Petersburg:




01 Dec '17 - 31 March '18

$ 3,275

on request

05-30 April / 01 July-14 July 

$ 3,575

on request 

15-31 July / 10 Sept-30 Sept

$ 3,795

on request

 16 May-16 June / 24 June-30 June

$ 3,875

on request 

01-13 May / 01 Aug-31 Aug / 01 Oct-24 Oct 

$ 3,765

on request



The above prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, in classic double / twin room sharing

The tour can also be offered based on a choice of hotels other than those featured above

Below are hotel options that also can be used for the tour:


Metropol Hotel   Astoria Hotel  
Radisson Royal Hotel    Taleon Imperial  
 Petr I Hotel    Grand Hotel Europe  
 Golden Apple Boutique    Corinthia Hotel   











  Use of selected hotels might be limited to specific seasons during the year







Day-By-Day Program:

Arrive in Moscow. You will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to downtown Savoy Boutique Hotel *****, a historical legend of Russian hospitality, located just a few steps away from Red Square and the Kremlin  

10 am: Meet your local guide at hotel lobby for a city sightseeing tour of Moscow. The tour features the views of the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow State University, fine squares and streets of imperial grandeur. In the afternoon visit the Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s largest and the most important repository of national art including the world’s finest collection of Russian icons (B)

Tour of the Kremlin Grounds symbolizing the mystery and power of Russia. Also visit Kremlin's splendid Armory Museum to see Czar’s treasures including crown jewelry, court carriages and the world famous Faberge Eggs (B)



Today travel 70 km outside of Moscow to the medieval Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad, known as the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican. 

Of all the monasteries in Russia, none is holier than the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius that you will visit today.  

One of the powerhouses of Ancient Russ, this historical and religious town is one of the oldest seats of the Russian Orthodox Church and still one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the country. 

The picture perfect skyline is dominated by the blue domes of the Assumption Cathedral contained within the impressive white stone walls of the tranquil working monastery complex. 

Sergiev Posad is also famous for one of Russia’s most famous symbols – the Matryoshka nesting doll

DAY 5 
Today explore with your guide Moscow’s magnificent subway stations, a real wonder of the urban world, decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, stained-glass windows, beautiful mosaics and marble. Continue with a walking tour of the artsy Old Arbat, city’s major pedestrian stretch in downtown Moscow. In the afternoon take a High Speed Day train to St. Petersburg. A regular sitting class category, dep 4.30 pm arr 8.45 pm. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, you will be transferred to the award-winning Rossi boutique Hotel **** for a 4 nights’ stay (B)

DAY 6 
After breakfast, take in a city tour of Russia’s Cultural Capital featuring the beautiful views of the Winter Palace, Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Bronze Horseman Statue, the fashionable Nevsky Prospect, Neva river embankment & much more (B)

DAY 7 
Today your guide will take you for a tour of the Hermitage Museum. One of the most spectacular museums in the world, the Hermitage has a vast collection occupying a grand ensemble of buildings. See the highlights of the museum such as the Old Masters of Western European art collection, French Impressionists display and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Be prepared for a lot of walking! Today also visit Peter-&-Paul Fortress, the city’s oldest structure where most of Russia’s czars and czarinas lie buried (B)

DAY 8 
Today travel outside of St. Petersburg to Pushkin to visit the exquisite Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room (B)

DAY 9 
After breakfast your tour ends (B)






My dear Serguei,

It was a wonderful trip!

Here are two things I would offer as of interest:

1) good to remind people that the Post-impressionists are now housed in a separate building than the rest of the Hermitage and that they would take a morning (well, maybe two hours) to see.

Also, the building is an amazing exhibition space.

2) the room at the Astoria was fine, but the room you upgraded us to after ten minutes was just fantastic, with fantastically tall ceilings and a view of the cathedral.


The church service was a highlight.
We did a lot of walking.

The museum of political history in Leningrad was amazing as we got to see Lenins desk.

The catherine Palace also amazing. Caroline loved every minute.


The two guides were so charming, Violetta was like A grandmother to Caroline.  Wonderful restaurants.

Honestly it was just the best trip.

Andrea Poole

Toronto Ontario 

March 2017


A note from Intours:
The clients traveled to Russia from March 12 through March 21, 2017.
They stayed at the National Hotel, Moscow, March 12-17, A Studio room with the Kremlin view and in St. Petersburg, at downtown Astoria Hotel, a deluxe twin room.


Their Sightseeing program included:

In Moscow:
City tour, Kremlin Grounds, Metro Stations tour, Armory Museum, Diamond Fund, Tretyakov Art Gallery; a trip to Sergiev Posad to visit Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius; Ballet performance at the Palace of Congresses in the Kremlin   

In St. Petersburg:
City tour, Peter-n-Paul Fortress, overview tour of the Hermitage Museum, with a visit inside the Gold Room; attend a religious service at one of functioning churches with choral singing, a trip to Catherine's Palace in suburban town of Pushkin; theatre tickets for Tosca Opera at Mikhailovsky theatre; Stone Flower ballet at the Mariinsky theatre, main stage






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