St Petersburg and Moscow Honeymoon

St Petersburg and Moscow Honeymoon
Who: Honeymoons

8 Days

From £3,175pp

Harriet is here to help give you the inside track.

For a luxury honeymoon with a cultural twist, may we recommend this eight-day luxury trip to Moscow and St Petersburg, two of Russia's most romantic cities.

Itinerary at a Glance:
  • Explore the Red Square and its surrounds like a local
  • Enjoy a performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Tsars and Russia's colourful history with the help of expert guides

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: International Flight

Leave London in the morning and the flight will land mid-afternoon. Once you have collected your luggage, one of our team on the ground will meet you for the hour-long private transfer to your hotel on the banks of the Moskva river.

Since it's your honeymoon, we have arranged an upgraded room for you, with views of St Basil's Cathedral and the Red Square. Once you have dropped your bags in your room, make your way out into the city and explore - our local Concierge can recommend fun things to see and do, and a few spots for a romantic dinner a deux.

While we can’t arrange your Russian visa for you, we will provide you with a letter of invitation, which is a key part of the process.
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Harriet Harford
Day 2: Moscow Like a Local

After breakfast in bed this morning, your local guide will meet you for a private tour of Muscovite locals' favourite spots.

As well as visiting the highlights - from the brilliantly colourful St Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's mausoleum (a favourite school trip of every child under the USSR) to the austere main building of the University of Lomonossov. As well as stopping in on many a cafe for coffee, you will poke your noses into GUM - the Muscovite version of Harrods. You will have the afternoon to continue wandering, so be sure to ask your guide where their favourite romantic spots are.

For dinner tonight, make sure you give our impeccable Concierge another call. They should have the maitre d’s at the best restaurants in town on speed dial, so will be able to snag you that elusive best table in the house.
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Harriet Harford

Additional Activities

  • Visit Stalin's bunker, now a Cold War museum
Day 3: The Kremlin

This morning you will continue your exploration of Moscow with a visit to the Kremlin, the heart of the Russian government and source of much political intrigue during the Cold War (and now, for that matter).

As well as taking a dive into history, you will dig into history of Russian art at the Kremlin Armoury. This afternoon we have arranged some couple's treatments at your hotel spa - after all, pulling off a wedding is hard work.

Additional Activities

  • Visit the Palace of the Kremlin, where Putin makes his policies and conducts his official ceremonies, for a unique insight in how present-day Russia works.
Day 4: Moscow – St Petersburg

This morning you will be privately transferred to the train station to catch your four-hour train to St Petersburg. We've booked you first class tickets, naturally, so sit back and watch the Russian countryside whizz past as you travel to the second city of your honeymoon.

When you arrive, will be privately transferred to your hotel and will have the rest of the day to get your bearings and explore the canal-side city.

Day 5: Window to the West

St Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad and back to St Petersburg; Peter the Great's display of sheer force of human will over nature (until 1703 it was nothing but malaria riddled swamps) is a microcosm of Russian history - ie. complex, tragic and steeped in blood. Today you will dig deep into this history with the help of an expert historian guide and explore the city from Peter and Katherine the Greats to the Bolsheviks and Putin (St Petersburg is Russian leader's hometown).

Spend the afternoon relaxing because we have booked you tickets for the evening's performance at the Mariinsky Theatre, arguably the best ballet in the world, and put a bottle of champagne behind the bar.

Day 6: The Hermitage

The Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world, so to help you avoid the crowds and really get under the skin of Russian art and the history of the building (in a previous life it was the Winter Palace, the winter home of the Tsars of Russia) we have arranged early access and a tour with an expert guide.

After an early start, we recommend spending the rest of the morning continuing to explore the museum before relaxing this afternoon - museum fatigue is a serious condition - before heading out for dinner and drinks tonight.

Day 7: The Faberge Museum

Today you will visit the Faberge Museum, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of Faberge-made objects, including nine of the Imperial Easter eggs created by the jeweller for the last two Russian emperors.

You will tour the museum with one of the curators, giving you an insight into the place these objects held in the lives of the tsars, as well as other members of the Romanov family and members of royal courts across Europe.

Day 8: International Flight

After a lazy morning and long lunch you will take a 45-minute private transfer back to the airport in good time for your three-and-a-half hour afternoon flight home, arriving early evening.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£3,340pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£3,175pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

From

£4,010pp

Harriet is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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