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Russia City Breaks

Experience some of the world's most exciting cities on our guided tours of Moscow and St Petersburg. Moscow is an endlessly fascinating metropolis and a must-visit for anyone who loves the bustle of city life. It’s chaotic, diverse, enigmatic and constantly changing, with something to suit virtually any traveller’s tastes. As the scene of so many world-changing events throughout the ages, one day in Moscow is never enough in this captivating, confounding capital of contradictions.

A full-throttle city, any trip to Moscow is guaranteed to be thrilling and unique, but the most popular destination in Russia is Saint Petersburg, known as the country’s cultural capital. Great artists have flocked here for centuries, shaping the city’s sophisticated, distinctly European air. The ornate splendour of St Petersburg’s architecture has given rise to its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Moscow and St Petersburg Holiday Highlights

  • Join a dedicated arts, history and culture tour of Moscow. Uncover the revolutionary tales behind many of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
  • First time in Moscow? In just three days on a privately guided Moscow city tour, you can visit the legendary Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, Arbat Street and much more.
  • Tailor your free time in Moscow to suit your interests. Follow the Soviet trail to Stalin’s Bunker, or try luxury vodka tasting at Cristall Vodka Museum.
  • Discover the cosmopolitan soul of St Petersburg on a guided walking tour to Nevsky Prospekt (the city’s high street), St Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Lose yourself in the grand halls of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, home to around three million priceless works including paintings, sculptures and ancient artefacts.
  • Enjoy an elegant night out at the Russian ballet or opera. There’s the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, while St Petersburg is home to the renowned Mariinsky Theatre and Mikhailovsky Theatre.

If you can’t decide which Russian city to visit, why not see both? The high-speed Sapsan train takes just four hours to cover the 630km city-to-city journey and is our transport of choice for our combined Moscow and St Petersburg tours.

Only have time for one and not sure which city in Russia to choose? Both have absolutely stunning architecture in spades, but Moscow’s history runs far deeper. The city was founded in 1147, 400 years before it became the capital of the Tsarist Empire. The world-famous Kremlin is located in Moscow in the Red Square, along with St Basil’s Cathedral. Meanwhile, the grand palaces, monuments and cathedrals of St Petersburg’s World Heritage-listed historic city centre can be explored by boat on the city’s network of canals. St Petersburg is home to around five million residents, while the population of the greater Moscow Metropolitan Area is estimated at at least 20 million! Losing yourself (both figuratively and literally - although thank goodness for tour guides!) in the world’s largest megacities is an experience never to be forgotten. Love the nightlife? Moscow is party central, while St Petersburg makes up for its more subdued clubbing scene with a proliferation of live music venues and small bars. 

Moscow St Petersburg Golden Ring Tour Russia

Moscow, St Petersburg and Golden Ring Rendezvous

Private tour | Choose your own dates
Moscow * Vladimir * Suzdal * Sergiev Posad * St Petersburg

This tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring explores the places that shaped Russia’s history – past, present and future. Uncover Moscow’s ongoing revolutionary spirit, before journeying back in time to rural, medieval Russia. End in St Petersburg, a city of royal splendour and undeniable romance.

11days From(USD) $2,655 View Tour
Moscow to St Petersburg Tour

Highlights of Moscow & St Petersburg

Private tour | Available All Year
Red Square * Kremlin * Tretyakov Gallery * Hermitage * Peterhof * Tsarskoye Selo

Immerse yourself in the art, history and culture of Russia and explore the contrasting styles of Moscow and St Petersburg in just one week. Experience the iconic landmarks of Moscow, then, take a fast train to Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

7days From(USD) $1,905 View Tour
Moscow and St Petersburg tour

Moscow and St Petersburg in Style

Private tour | Available All Year
Moscow * Sergiev Posad * St Petersburg

This carefully crafted 9-day itinerary tells the tale of two cities – Moscow, the source of Eastern political, economic and spiritual influence, and St Petersburg – Russia’s cultural epicentre and window to Western Europe.

9days From(USD) $3,135 View Tour
St Petersburg tour Russia

Treasures of St Petersburg

Private tour | Available All Year
St Petersburg * Hermitage * Peterhof * Tsarkoye Selo * Pavlovsk *Yusupov Palace

This in-depth tour is a fun and fascinating discovery of the legacy of Imperialist Russia, just in one week. A showcase for the wealth and tastes of the Emperors of Russia from Peter the Great onwards, this tour will guide you through iconic estates, sumptuous palaces, extensive landscape gardens, and a treasuries of art and history.

7days From(USD) $1,505 View Tour
Moscow tour

Classic Moscow - Art, History and Culture

Private tour | Set your own dates
Red Square * Kremlin * Armoury Chamber * Metro * Arbat Street *Tretyakov Gallery

Breathe in the history of Moscow, explore its Imperial and soviet past, dynamic contemporary culture and lifestyle. On this 5-day tour of Moscow, you'll visit the must-see sights with your private guide and explore the city at your own pace.

5days From(USD) $1,075 View Tour
And New Years Celebrations!
St Petersburg Moscow Russia winter tour Christmas New Years tour

Moscow & St Petersburg Winter Escapade

Private tour | Set your own dates
Moscow > St Petersburg (or reverse)

Experience the romantic, winter wonderland atmosphere and festive city lights of Russia’s two biggest cities and celebrate the New Year! You’ll discover some of the cities' most iconic attractions and lesser-known gems.

8days From(USD) $1,990 View Tour
Russia travel guide

Moscow Vibes – Three Day City Escape

Private tour | Set your own date
Red Square * Kremlin * Metro * Arbat Street

This handcrafted Moscow tour is perfectly planned weekend exploration of Russia capital's most famous tourist attractions. You will enjoy a panoramic tour of this magnificent city, will explore mighty Kremlin and Red Square and indulge in world-famed Moscow metro and Arbat street.

3days From(USD) $730 View Tour
Golden Ring tour Russia Suzdal

Golden Ring at a Glance

Private tour | Any dates of your choice
Sergiev Posad * Suzdal * Vladimir

Take a short detour from Moscow to discover the age-old allure of Russia. Travelling from the capital to the countryside, where golden spires and the onion-shaped domes of colourful monasteries dot the horizon, explore the historic and enchanting towns of Suzdal, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad.

2days From(USD) $825 View Tour
Golden Ring Russia tour

Golden Ring - Reflections of Russian Heritage

Private tour | Your Dates, Your Group
Vladimir * Suzdal * Plyos * Kostorma * Yaroslavl * Rostov * Peresalvl Zalessky * Sergiev Posad

The tour will take you to the eight cities of the Golden Ring, starting from Vladimir. The 'classical' route will take you to the fascinating sites of ancient cities. Get to see calm, slow, peaceful life in rural Russia and enjoy its architectural gems, culture and history.

4days From(USD) $1,590 View Tour
Northern lights in Russia tour Moscow Murmansk St Petersburg

Northern Lights in Russia: Arctic Winter Magic

Private tour | Set your own dates
Moscow * St Petersburg * Karelia * Kola Peninsula * Murmansk

Explore main sights of mighty Moscow and cultural capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. Head to Karelia, where we’ll stop to admire the Ruskeala Mountain Park and historic Kizhi Island. Discover the customs of the indigenous Saami in Kola Peninsula and observe Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky.

12days From(USD) $3,550 View Tour
Karelia tour Russia

Gems of Karelia - Kizhi Island, Solovki and Valaam

Private tour | Departure dates of your choice - May to October
Petrozavodsk * Ruskeala * Kinerma * Kivach * Sortavala * Kem * Solovlki * Valaam

Enjoy all major sights of Karelia just in a 7-day tour. You will visit Kizhi and Valaam Islands, Kivach Waterfall and Ruskeala Park, Solovetsky and Valaam monasteries. See the true beauty of the Russian North by immersing yourself in Karelian culture, architecture, history, and art.

7days From(USD) $3,085 View Tour

A custom tour made to order

We understand sometimes our set departure dates do not align with your ability to travel at that time, or you just want to travel bespoke. We got you covered.

Go custom — gives you the choice & flexibility of creating your own bespoke itinerary, using our tours for inspiration.

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