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Discover Moscow + St. Petersburg

8 days

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Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ Nobody does Russia better, and our expert native born Trip Leader is with you every step of the way for a truly rewarding journey.
+ Behold the treasures of the Armory Museum and Diamond Fund as we take you inside the Kremlin walls for an in-depth guided tour.
+ Descend 200 feet under Moscow on our special tour of a sprawling Cold War bunker.
+ Without the crowds, our special early-opening visits at the Hermitage and Peterhof promise more rewarding experiences.
+ See the remarkable Fabergé collection on display in the historic Shuvalov Palace.

Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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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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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

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8

Depart St. Petersburg

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

Extend Your Trip

Visit Helsinki After Your Tour

3-Day Post-Tour Extension from $1,399

With its blend of historic landmarks and modern cosmopolitan appeal, the Finnish capital makes for a delightful extension to your travels in Russia. We include all transportation, 2 nights at our luxury boutique hotel, private sightseeing, and all gratuities except for your guide.

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From St. Petersburg to Helsinki

After your travels with us through Russia, we’ll take you to the rail station for your included journey aboard the high-speed Allegro Train. Sit back in Business Class comfort as you make the journey to Helsinki where you’ll be met and chauffeured to the Hotel Lilla Roberts, a contemporary boutique hotel set in a 1908 landmark in the heart of the capital. A+R Guests enjoy spacious Style Guestrooms that offer more than 320 square feet of space including a sitting area with sofa, armchair and plush area rug.

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Discover the White City of the North

Join your private guide this morning for a walking tour of Helsinki, beginning with the handsome neoclassical landmarks that grace Senate Square. The four most important structures here were designed by Carl Ludvig Engel in the middle of the 19th century and include the Government Palace and the National Library of Finland. With its impressive green dome, the Helsinki Cathedral is visible from many areas of the capital and is perhaps the Square’s most iconic landmark.
 
This morning, you’ll also join Helsinki natives in the bustling shops and markets of the city. With our resident expert guiding the way, you’ll experience a genuine slice of city life and culture as you sample local artisan foods, traditional favorites, and the fresh farm-to-city cheeses at Flying Cow, one of the most popular shops in the historic Market Hall. For lunch, we’ll take you to Savotta – known for its authentic regional dishes, all prepared with fresh Finnish-sourced ingredients, and a unique ambience that evokes the forests, lakes and logging traditions of the country.  After lunch, the balance of the day is free to enjoy as you wish. To make it easy, we’ve included a transport pass for complimentary use of the city’s tram, bus and metro network! Meals B+L

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Departure

After breakfast, your private car and driver will take you to the airport or rail station for your onward journey.  Meals B

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