6 Day Tour of Russia - Vodka Shot
Welcome to Russia and the start of your holiday! Meet and Greet group arrival transfer from St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. We register our hotel stay and check-in. Tonight, around 2000hrs, our tip-filled Welcome Meeting takes place. Rest of evening free. Overnight - St Petersburg
Day 2 - St Petersburg - breakfast
Stunningly grandiose St Petersburg - founded by Peter the Great in 1703 is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers. A city coach tour gives us a solid orientation of this beautiful city. We then enjoy a guided visit at the treasure-filled Hermitage.
Overnight - St Petersburg
Day 3 - St Petersburg - Moscow - breakfast
Free Day. If you purchase the pukka Pass Day 3 will include additional guided sightseeing inclusive of transport. The timetable of events will incorporate a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral - one of the world’s largest, Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and a guided tour and lunch at the Vodka Museum. At one time a gruesome prison, within the Peter and Paul Fortress compound is SS Peter and Paul Cathedral - housing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. With it’s stunning peacock blue Baroque exterior adorned with golden atlantes, the lavish Catherine Palace and gardens offer insight into the privileged lives of Russia’s aristocracy.
Overnight train to Moscow.
Day 4 - Moscow - breakfast
The city that kept Bond busy. At Red Square, enjoy a guided walk of Moscow’s heart. If open, we can also pay our respects to the grandfather of Communism at Lenin’s mausoleum. The rest of the Day is free for you to explore more of Moscow. Overnight - Moscow.
Day 5 - Moscow - breakfast
ToDay, we visit the Kremlin where we enjoy a guided walk through the grounds where we’ll see numerous governmental buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the tsar bell - the largest bell that never rang! Famous Gorky Park with it’s winter ice skating rink and neighbouring Sculpture Park - home to redundant statues from Russia’s Communist era are worth a visit. For those interested, we’ll head there with our guide. Alternatively, you’re free to enjoy Moscow your way. The Metro is the easiest way to get around. The city offers amazing galleries, museums, plenty of cafes for those in need of a java jolt, shops and bars. Overnight - Moscow
Day 6 - Moscow - breakfast
Hotel checkout. Later - departure transfer to Moscow Domodedovo airport for your onward flight home
What You See
St Petersburg & city area sights. View sights on a guided city coach tour * St Petersburg Hermitage at the Winter Palace * Other sites of St. Petersburg included on the optional Pukka Pass * Moscow & Red Square, Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum * Moscow city area sights - Gorky & Sculpture Park
Airport arrival and departure transfers * 4 nights 3 star superior tourist class hotels * 5 breakfasts * 1 night train St Petersburg - Moscow (4-berth sleeper cabin) inc- bed linen * Relevant transfers on tour * Guided sightseeing - St Petersburg city coach tour, Hermitage at Winter Palace, Moscow walk, Moscow Kremlin * Moscow Metro travelcard * English speaking tour leader in St Pete’s & Moscow * Russia A - Z guide
Airport transfers only included if flying by British Airways and travelling on the scheduled tour start/finish dates
£299 GBP per person (single supplement £89) - BOOK NOW