Our Exclusive Insider Access

+ 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.
  • DAY 1 | Welcome to Moscow

    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
  • DAY 2 | Discover Moscow

    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
  • DAY 3 | Tour the Kremlin + Armory Museum

    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
  • DAY 4 | By rail to St. Petersburg

    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
  • DAY 5 | Fine art + city architecture

    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
  • DAY 6 | Tsarskoye Selo

    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
  • DAY 7 | The Peterhof

    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 | Depart St. Petersburg

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

Check In!

  • Baltschug Kempinski - Moscow, Russia

    Hotel Baltschug Kempinski is a classic European grand hotel, with a historic façade dating from 1898. The hotel is part of a gracious 19th-century architectural ensemble, with a direct view of the Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil's Cathedral. Each guest room features satellite TV channels, direct-dial telephone, Internet access, personal safe and complimentary access to Health Club including swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and Jacuzzi. There are several restaurants and bars on the property and high tea is served daily.

  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe - St. Petersburg, Russia

    Located on Nevsky Prospekt in the heart of St. Petersburg, the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is a historical building dating from 1824 and features a preserved Baroque façade designed by the Italian architect Rossi. The Grand Hotel Europe boasts 301 guestrooms with modern amenities including climate control, satellite television, telephone, and available wireless Internet access. Leisure facilities onsite include the Planet Fitness health club, sauna, and plunge pool. The property also features onsite shopping, a beauty room, and four restaurants and lounges serving national and international cuisine.

Our Small Group Journey Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests including all entry
fees
+ 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 2 dinners with wine
+ 7 nights in our luxury hotels with a Kremlin-View room in Moscow
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers
+ Business Class seating on the high-speed rail from Moscow to St. Petersburg
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Moscow - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard
Departure Return   Regular Deal
6/14/2019
Guaranteed
6/21/2019 $5499 $5199
 
8/16/2019
Guaranteed
8/23/2019 $4999 $4699
 
9/6/2019
Sold Out
9/13/2019 $4999 $4699
 
10/11/2019 10/18/2019 $4999 $4699
 
4/17/2020 4/24/2020 $5299 $4999
 
5/22/2020 5/29/2020 $5299 $4999
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.
  • Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Our Private Journey Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide
+ 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 2 dinners with wine
+ 7 nights in our luxury hotels
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers
+ Business Class seating on the high-speed rail from Moscow to St. Petersburg
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Luxury Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
5/17/2019 6/3/2019 $6699 $6399
 
6/14/2019 7/16/2019 $6799 $6499
 
7/17/2019 12/31/2019 $6399 $6099
 
1/1/2020 1/7/2020 $6399 $6099
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.
  • Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Extend Your Trip

  • Add on Helsinki & Tallinn

    5-Day Post-Tour Extension for $1,599

    With the high-speed Allegro Train making the trip from St. Petersburg in just 4 hours, Helsinki is the perfect add-on to your tour of Russia. Then voyage across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia and discover the medieval splendor of Tallinn! We include first class rail from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, 2-hour ferry crossing to Tallinn, all on-tour transportation and transfers, 4 nights hotel accommodations & in-depth escorted sightseeing.

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Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Warsaw

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

  • Dresden

    4 Day FreeStyle Tour

  • Florence

    4 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel with a choice of fine hotels, breakfast daily, sightseeing, and private car transfers

Trip Reviews

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  • Ronald from AZ gives this tour 

    Siege Museum in St. Petersburg was very moving. Enjoyed traditional Russian restaurant in St. Petersburg. Behind the scene Amber lecture was very interesting.


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    Date Traveled: 10/15/2018

  • Kathleen from VA gives this tour 

    Both the hotel accommodations and the itinerary delighted us!


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    Date Traveled: 8/17/2018

  • Bob from CA gives this tour 

    Every aspect of the trip was delightful. Our flight from San Francisco was delayed and we missed our connection to Moscow. We informed the travel agency in Moscow from Paris and they were very helpful. They made arrangements to pick us up in the middle of the night. We saw everything on the Itinerary. The guide in Moscow was well educated about Russia and we learnt a lot from her. The guide in St. Petersburg lacked interpersonal skills but made up by navigating all the crowded sightseeing spots in a very efficient manner. The hotels in both places were very good. Overall a very good experience.


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    Date Traveled: 8/16/2018

  • Shantala from CA gives this tour 

    The itinerary was well planned and executed to get a good flavor and understanding of Russian, history, culture and art.


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    Date Traveled: 8/16/2018

  • Mary from CA gives this tour 

    We enjoyed all aspects of the trip. The accommodations and the staff of the hotels were top notch. We especially liked our knowledgeable and engaging guides. Our drivers were great and took us everywhere quickly and safely. Our transfers were seamless and stress-free. We highly recommend Alexander+Roberts and would use them again.


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    Date Traveled: 10/10/2016

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