Imperial and Communist Russia

Itinerary Highlights

  • Moscow - 3 Days
    The glory of Russia's past might be reflected in its architecture, but modern Moscow is undoubtedly filled with rather ostentatious displays of wealth. Think bling, super-fast cars and an entertainment scene to rival Vegas. A place to put your feet up at the end of the day is definitely needed, and we can think of none better than The Ritz-Carlton, with a garden pretty much on Red Square. The treasured Armoury of the Kremlin is a fascinating sight in Moscow, while to end a stay here, the world's most famous and stunning ballet - the Bolshoi - is a must.

  • St Petersburg - 2 Days
    Ever the competition to more cultural St Petersburg, Muscovites categorically maintain that theirs is the more fun city, yet a train between the two allows visitors to make their own decision in super quick time. The Astoria is a luxurious hotel in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the very top attractions St Petersburg has to offer. Catching up with Moscow on the entertainment scene, and with the addition of the Hermitage, battleship Aurora and Mariinksy Theatre, means that St Petersburg puts up a great fight to be Russia's number one city.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost in the region of £2,100 per person, which includes all flights, hotels transfers, and organised trips.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

March to November
Couples, families with older kids and culture vultures
Price PP (Inc Flights)


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