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Our Russia tours explore the world's largest country with its incredible history and culture. The spectacular cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg are the perfect places to start any tour of Russia. The capital city of Moscow is the modern-day heart of Russia whereas historic St Petersburg is renowned for its fantastic palaces, world-class museums and grand canals.

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Moscow & St Petersburg

Moscow & St Petersburg
  • 7 Days - Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Fly Tour from £1,099

Moscow and St Petersburg have always remained pivotal to Eastern Europe’s culture and unsurprisingly harbour some of the world’s most influential history, finest architecture, most stunning art and artefact collections, and thus almost always feature on today’s travellers’ wish lists of ‘must see’ destinations. First to Moscow – for many steeped in mystery, the grand “Cold War” Soviet parades are long gone now, yet the city still retains a tantalising, almost remoteness from Europe’s other great capitals.

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Festive St Petersburg and Moscow

Festive St Petersburg and Moscow
  • 6 Days - St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Tour Only from £1,192

Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of St. Petersburg and Moscow - in a discovery of Russia's vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square.

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Moscow and St Petersburg

Moscow and St Petersburg
  • 6 Days - Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Fly Tour from £1,279

Two cities, both alike in proudly displaying their culture and history, give you the chance to discover the heritage of a warm and welcoming country still emerging from its soviet shell. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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Classic Russia

Classic Russia
  • 7 Days - Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Fly Tour from £1,325

Russia’s two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the country’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Moscow is now the epicentre of modern Russia, while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, worldclass museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.

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Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow

Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow
  • 6 Days - St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Tour Only from £1,615

A rail adventure combining art and antiquities with such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insights into Russia's transformation over the centuries.

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Moscow & St Petersburg

Moscow & St Petersburg
  • 6 Days - Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Fly Tour from £1,695

Discover the two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magnificent journey. Starting in Moscow, we visit iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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St Petersburg & Moscow for Solo Travellers

St Petersburg & Moscow for Solo Travellers
  • 7 Days - St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Fly Tour from £1,699
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Russia's Royal Riverways

Russia's Royal Riverways
  • 8 Days - St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Fly Cruise from £1,699

For centuries, the rivers, canals and lakes of northwest Russia provided the tsars with a serene and luxurious means of travel between the imperial powerhouses of Moscow and St Petersburg. It is still the most relaxing way to experience two of the world’s greatest cities - Moscow, with imposing icons and colourful cathedrals, and St Petersburg, with palaces and museums brimming with priceless treasures.

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Magnificent Moscow and St Petersburg

Magnificent Moscow and St Petersburg
  • 6 Days - Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Fly Tour from £1,749

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.

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Russia's Golden Ring

Russia's Golden Ring
  • 7 Days - Moscow to Pushkin
  • Fly Tour from £1,785

Onion-domed churches, medieval monasteries, traditional crafts and beautifully unspoilt countryside characterise the string of ancient settlements to the north-east of Moscow, known as the Golden Ring. Starting in Moscow, take a detour via these quaint towns and villages en route to St Petersburg - the final stop on the tour.

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Discover Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, stretching from eastern Europe across to northern Asia. Its complicated array of landscapes ranges from the immense steppes in the south to the forests and tundra of the north, with the Ural Mountains breaking up the huge expanse of land. Due to its diverse landscapes, Russia boasts 40 national parks and a number of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.

Russia has witnessed so much in terms of politics, war and revolution creating an intense history that can be seen at every turn. From ancient walled fortresses to onion-domed churches and extravagant palaces, the range of outstanding architectural masterpieces adds to the magic of this remarkable country. Russia guided tours often combine visits to the country’s most stunning cities, Moscow and St Petersburg, which have been the setting for many of Russia’s pivotal events through the years.

Russia’s art culture sets it aside from other countries, with some of the world’s greatest art institutions including The Bolshoi Theatre and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow and the Mariinsky Theatre and The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Russia’s incomparable art culture derives from many inspirational artists and writers who have created masterpieces in the country including Leo Tolstoy, author of acclaimed novel ‘War and Peace’. A Russia tour usually includes a visit to one of the many theatres to watch a beautiful and enlightening ballet performance.

The scenic waterways of Russia which connect Moscow and St Petersburg are lined with historic treasures including the picturesque wooden buildings of Kizhi Island, the ancient Golden Ring city of Yaroslavl and the reconstructed traditional Russian village of Mandrogi, home to the famous Vodka Museum. Russia is also the starting point for the Trans-Siberian Railway’s epic odyssey across Russia to Mongolia and remote Siberia on board one of the world's most luxurious trains.


Highlights of Russia

  • Moscow

    The capital city of Moscow has an unparalleled history, architectural masterpieces and countless art treasures yet is simultaneously a modern and dynamic hub. No trip to Moscow is complete without a visit to The Kremlin and Red Square which is the heart of Moscow in every way. The Kremlin has been the backdrop of Russia’s most important historical and political events. The Red Square is also home to St Basil's Basilica; one of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox monuments. The huge metropolis of Moscow also boasts some of the worlds best classical performing arts and a vibrant nightlife.

  • St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg is a city that blends Russian and European cultures and traditions in the most extraordinary way. The captivating city features majestic architectural ensembles, charming courtyards, beautiful parks and over 250 museums. The most popular museum is The Hermitage, a world-renowned art gallery which houses masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt. St. Petersburg is often known as ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elegant canals and picturesque bridges which are lined with bars and restaurants. Nevsky Prospekt is the bustling centre of the city’s cultural and social life with an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes, department stores, boutique shops and historical monuments. It is a joy to explore and will surely satisfy your senses from start to finish.

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