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Discover Moscow + St. Petersburg (2019 Itinerary)

8 days

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+ Behold the treasures of the Armory Museum and the Diamond Fund on your guided tour of the Kremlin, its grounds, and cathedrals.
+ Delve into little-known Soviet history during lunch with a former KGB Officer!
+ Enjoy a Kremlin-View Room at our luxury hotel in Moscow.
+ Travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg by high-speed train in Business Class comfort.
+ Without the crowds, special early-opening visits at the Hermitage and Peterhof promise a more rewarding tour of these must-see sites.
+ A private canal cruise affŠords a delightful view of St. Petersburg’s grand landmarks.
+ See the remarkable Fabergé collection on display in the historic Shuvalov Palace.

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On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel where a Grand Deluxe Kremlin-View Room has been reserved for you. Meet your fellow travelers and our Russian Trip Leader over dinner with wine. Meals D

A guided walk in Red Square is the best way to appreciate famous city landmarks like St. Basil’s Cathedral. See Novodevichy Convent, founded in 1524, and ascend the Sparrow Hills for fine views. Then join local residents aboard the Metro, exploring the grandeur of its most impressive stations – filled with chandeliers, art and architectural details. Delve into Soviet history as you sit down to lunch with a former KGB Officer and tour the Tretyakov Gallery, regarded for its fine collection of Russian art. 
Meals B+L

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3

Tour the Kremlin + Armory Museum

Baltschug Kempinski - Moscow, Russia

The Kremlin has been the historic and political heart of Russia for nearly 1,000 years. This morning, you’ll enter within its massive walls for a tour of the Kremlin grounds including the 15th-century Assumption Cathedral. You’ll also behold the priceless Imperial treasures of the Armory Museum and the dazzling collection of the Diamond Fund. The afternoon is free to explore and enjoy at your own pace.
Meals B

Enjoy Business Class aboard the high-speed train to St. Petersburg where you’ll check in to our luxury hotel. With our expert guide, a city sightseeing tour includes Peter and Paul’s Fortress, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, and the magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral - with its opulent interior, massive granite columns, and monumental gold dome. Meals B

With privileged early entry before other visitors, your guided tour reveals the most famous paintings of the Hermitage, including masterpieces by Titian, da Vinci, Rembrandt and the Impressionists. Then step aboard our privately chartered sightseeing boat for a guided canal cruise – a terrific way to see and appreciate the city’s grand architecture.
Meals B

Travel to Tsarskoye Selo and tour the Catherine Palace, including the famed Amber Room, for a glimpse into the opulent life of the Tsars. By special arrangement, you’ll also visit the amber studio where skilled craftsmen turn this 40-million-year-old stone into works of art. For lunch, we’ll take you to Podvorye, set in a traditional log home and famed for its fine Russian cuisine. Meals B+L

Without fewer visitors, our special early-opening entry at The Peterhof promises an unforgettable tour of Peter the Great’s resplendent summer estate. Marvel at the lavishly landscaped grounds and the magnificent grand cascades which flow from mid May to September. Back in the city, we’ve arranged a private tour of the Shuvalov Palace. Its grand interior, once the site of glittering Imperial balls, is now home to the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of his famous Imperial Easter Eggs. This evening dine at Tsar and raise a toast to your fellow travelers as you enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner.
Meals B+D

Day
8

DAY 8 | Depart St. Petersburg

We’ll take you to the airport or rail station today for your onward journey.
Meals B

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