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Remarkable Russia

Remarkable Russia (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)
 

Summary:

Revel in life’s finer things as you delve into the architectural grandeur of St. Petersburg before journeying to Moscow in business class, aboard a high-speed Sapsan train. In Peter the Great’s namesake city, choose to bike across the artist's hub of New ...

Duration
8 Days
Next Departure
24-Apr-2022
Starting at
USD 5,650.00
Price per day
USD 706.00

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Remarkable Russia
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Summary

Revel in life’s finer things as you delve into the architectural grandeur of St. Petersburg before journeying to Moscow in business class, aboard a high-speed Sapsan train. In Peter the Great’s namesake city, choose to bike across the artist's hub of New Holland Island. Alternatively, gaze in awe at the world’s finest collection of jewel-encrusted Easter eggs at the Fabergé Museum. At the esteemed Palace of the Tsars, the Hermitage Museum, a private after-hours tour affords you exclusive access to over 3 million priceless artworks and artefacts. In Moscow, marvel at the vibrant colored domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and enjoy exceptional food at Café Pushkin—an upscale Franco-Russian den where chef Andrei Makhov creates delectable dishes for the city’s glitterati.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To St. Petersburg.
Day 2.
Highlights Of St. Petersburg.
Day 3.
Ornate Russia. Relaxed Start
Day 4.
Russian Versailles. Relaxed Start
Day 5.
Journey To Moscow. Relaxed Start
Day 6.
Inside The Kremlin.
Day 7.
Highlights Of Moscow. Cruise
Day 8.
Farewell Moscow.

Visited cities (2): Moscow, Saint Petersburg

 

Remarks

Highlights

Chairman's Collection

  • Moscow: If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, on Day 6 retired cosmonaut Aleksander Laveykin invites you for a personal guided tour and celebratory drink at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow to learn about his 174 days in space.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • St. Petersburg: Head to the Fabergé Museum where you'll find the ornate imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of more than 4,000 decorative pieces made by the House of Fabergé's talented artisans.
  • Saint Petersburg: Take part in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a relaxing bike ride to New Holland, a popular city park undergoing an extensive urban regeneration program, and aiming to become a platform for the young and creative crowd of the city.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Moscow: Explore the Moscow Metro with your Local Expert. Famous for its wonderfully ornate interior design, The Palace of the People is one of the busiest subway systems in the world. Hear how technology has improved the lives of Moscow residents.
  • Moscow: Visit the Mausoleum of Lenin in the Red Square.

Exceptional Dining

  • Saint Petersburg: Discover the character of Russian cuisine at Tsar restaurant and taste exquisite dishes filled with charm and tradition.
  • Moscow: Step back in time at your Celebration Dinner as you dine at the elegant Café Pushkin. The upscale Franco-Russian den is a favourite among the city’s glitterati. Chef Andrei Makhov creates flawless dishes inspired by history and adapted for modern times.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), and 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Journey Highlights

  • St. Petersburg: Set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight and provides nearly round-the-clock light.
  • St. Petersburg: Explore St. Petersburg in the daylight and head to Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century.
  • St. Petersburg: Head to the Fabergé Museum where you'll find the ornate imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of more than 4,000 decorative pieces made by the House of Fabergé's talented artisans.
  • Saint Petersburg: Take part in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a relaxing bike ride to New Holland, a popular city park undergoing an extensive urban regeneration program, and aiming to become a platform for the young and creative crowd of the city.
  • St. Petersburg: Check out the striking Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. Learn about its history with your Travelling Concierge, as you reflect on the beautiful mosaics it houses.
  • St. Petersburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Peterhof Palace in style, onboard a hydrofoil boat ride. Explore the beautiful palace and gardens, known as Russia's Versailles, with a Local Expert. See the Grand Cascade and the exquisite East and West Chinese Cabinets.
  • St. Petersburg: Find out more about the history of Matryoshka dolls at a workshop on how the Russian nesting dolls are created. With the first set carved from linden trees in 1980, these traditional female symbols are popular the world over.
  • Moscow: Speed onward to the capital on board the Sapsan train, meaning "falcon" in Russian. Relax in business class luxury and take in the beautiful scenery while you travel by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: Delve into the fascinating history of the KGB with a lecture from a local historian and specialist. Get an incredible insight into the highly secretive agency that few receive and lift the cloak of secrecy that surrounds the former Soviet Union.
  • Moscow: Explore the Moscow Metro with your Local Expert. Famous for its wonderfully ornate interior design, The Palace of the People is one of the busiest subway systems in the world. Hear how technology has improved the lives of Moscow residents.
  • Moscow: Visit the Mausoleum of Lenin in the Red Square.

VIP Experiences

  • St. Petersburg: Head to the palace of the tsars for a private after-hours visit that lets you explore the remarkable treasures without the crowds. Soak up the regal ambience of the Hermitage Museum guided by an art historian.
  • Moscow: Visit the Grand Kremlin Palace during a behind-the-scenes tour that takes you through the fascinating history of the tsars. Marvel at the elegant architecture and interior design of the Royal Apartments and several buildings dating back to the 14th century.

Well-being

  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included train travel and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Included in Price

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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