Russia

Moscow

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑8 pax

Half Day City (including guide)

The history of Moscow is inescapably present throughout its streets, and makes for a fascinating background on this 4 hour tour. Begin at Red Square, the center of Moscow and of Russian public life throughout centuries and regimes, as infamous as it is famous. An expansive corridor immortalized by Soviet era parades, it separates the Kremlin to the west from the GUM shopping center to the east. Within the square are landmarks including Lenin’s Tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and The State Historical Museum. Next, continue to western Moscow to visit the Russian White House, home to the Russian government. At the southern bend of the Moskva River, visit the Novodevichy Convent, a beautiful complex of 16th and 17th century religious buildings, and one of the few such sites to survive the Soviet period. Pass Luzhniki Olympic Stadium on the way to Gorki Park, a historic but increasingly modernized amusement park. Finish back in the center of Moscow with the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

4 hrs

$525 —  $785

Full Day City

Moscow, like Russia itself, is known for its massive scale. Discover and understand the grand history of Russia’s capital on this 8 hour sightseeing tour. In the very center of the city, begin the day at the Kremlin. A fortress with roots in the Middle Ages, the complex includes a range of churches and palaces built between the 15th and 19th centuries, as well as the Tsar Bell and Cannon, each the largest of its kind in the world. Among the most notable buildings are the Senate Palace, home to the Russian President, and the Armory, with the Imperial Regalia and treasures of the Tsars. Outside of the Kremlin, wander the expanse of Red Square, admiring Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the kaleidoscopic onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. Also nearby are the GUM shopping complex and the Bolshoi Theater. To the Northwest of Red Square, visit Lubyanka, the headquarters and prison complex of the infamous KGB during Soviet times and currently home of its successor, the FSB. 

8 hrs

$835 —  $970

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑8 pax
Airport - Hotel $190 —  $345
Rail Stations - Hotels $140 —  $285

St. Petersburg

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑6 pax

Half Day City

St. Petersburg, Russia’s second city and former capital, is the lasting testament to its founder, Tsar Peter the Great. His goal of modernizing Russia in the style of Western Europe is a legacy still alive and well, and ready to be experienced on this 4 hour tour. Start with the Peter and Paul Fortress, located on the Neva River. The first structure built in the city, it was used by the Tsars to hold political prisoners. At the center of the fortress is Peter and Paul Cathedral, the tallest structure in the old city, built in Italian Baroque style, which houses the remains of the entire Romanov Dynasty. Across the river, stand in awe of the Winter Palace, a seemingly endless facade of green and white Rococo splendor. Extending from the front of the Palace is Palace Square, where revolution began in 1905 and 1917. From the Square, begin the journey down Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s central boulevard and home to the world’s most prestigious brands, all housed within colorful Baroque Facades.

4 hrs

$430 —  $550

Full Day City

Founded in 1703 as the Tsar’s attempt to rival the great cities of Europe, St. Petersburg boasts an array monumental architecture and urban vitality without equal. Visit its most spectacular highlights with this 8 hour day of sightseeing. Begin on the shores of the Neva River at the Winter Palace. With a sprawling facade of green walls, white columns, and golden furnishings, the palace is an masterpiece in and of itself. Its true majesty awaits inside, however, in the halls of The Hermitage museum, one of the largest art collections in the world. Afterward, cruise the Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s grand boulevard. Here opulent luxury retailers make their home within a physical catalogue of Western architecture, with buildings displaying styles from Baroque to Modern. Next, visit the Neoclassical St. Isaac’s Cathedral, with its colossal golden dome. Finish the day at the Peter and Paul Fortress, where the city began and where the Romanov monarchs are buried.

8 hrs

$645 —  $840

Full Day Peterhof

Located to the west of Saint Petersburg, Peterhof Palace, renowned as the “Russian Versailles,” makes for an unforgettable day trip with this 8 hour tour package. Just as St. Petersburg was intended to match the capitals of Europe, Peterhof was built to rival the palaces of its monarchs. Commissioned by Peter the Great and furnished to its current splendor largely by Catherine the Great, the golden facades house 30 rooms decorated in lavish golden embellishments. The signature feature of the palace, however, is the Lower Garden. A belt of forested pathways nestled between the palace and the Gulf of Finland, the garden is split by Grand Cascade Fountain. The waters of the fountain rush over two sets of ornate terraces, each crowned with golden fountains, encircling an arcaded grotto of rustic stone. Below is the pool of Samson and the Lion, where water rockets skyward through the towering golden figures, before flowing down a forested path to the sea. The visual marvel of the Fountains is matched by its engineering, accomplished without pumps, the result of natural water pressure. Admire the various outbuildings of the palace in the upper garden before returning to St. Petersburg.

8 hrs

$645 —  $840

Full Day Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Although the grandeur of St. Petersburg itself is not to be underestimated, the surrounding countryside holds its own share of Imperial excess. On this 8 hour excursion, visit the wondrous residences of the Russian Tsars. The first stop will be at the town of Pushkin. Originally known as Tsarskoye Selo (The Tsar’s Village), the area contains 2 magnificent palaces. The Catherine Palace, built in the mid-18th century by the Empress Elizabeth, is an absolute triumph of Baroque stucco architecture. Its facade of blue and white is embellished with gilded finishes, and extends over 300 meters. Nearby is the more modest, Neoclassical Alexander Palace. Centered on an arcade of colossal columns in Corinthian order, the palace is smaller and less ornate, but was favored by the later Tsars, especially Nicholas II. Finally, visit the Imperial palace at the town of Pavlovsk. Built in 1780, between those at Pushkin, its unique design features an ovular plan, and a rotunda. Around its hilltop location are expansive English gardens, full of classical decoration.

8 hrs

$645 —  $840

Full Day Peterhof and Pushkin

Visit the grand residences of the Russian Tsars on this 8 hour tour of the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces. The former, perched atop a ridge overlooking the Gulf of Finland, represents a evolution of continued work lasting throughout the 18th century. Begun by Peter the Great, and ultimately finished by Catherine the Great, its most stunning feature is the Grand Cascade Fountain. An awe-inspiring composition of golden statuary, falling water, and decorated stone work, the fountain gives credence to the palace’s reputation as the “Russian Versailles.” It’s centerpiece, the golden figures of Samson and the Lion, rocket the waters into the air before they follow a forested channel to the sea. The Catherine Palace, located in the village of Pushkin, is hosts the second half of the tour. In contrast to the Peterhof’s emphasized use of water, the Catherine Palace exudes its majesty in its massive blue stucco facade, bracketed in Baroque rhythm by white columns and gilded embellishments. Although funded primarily by the Empress Elizabeth, Catherine commissioned the spectacular Cameron Gallery, a unique colonnade situated to view both the French and English Gardens.

8 hrs

$645 —  $840

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑12 pax
Airport - Hotels $175 —  $295
Rail Station - Hotels $165 —  $275
Pier - Hotels $335 —  $450

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