(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) St. Petersburg, Moscow
Designed just for families, this private tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg includes a host of family-friendly activities that make Russian history and culture come alive. It includes private touring with your own guide and driver, Fast Track VIP assistance through the airports on arrival in and departure from Russia, accommodation in Russia’s best hotels, and a wealth of special activities such as a private cruise on the canals of St. Petersburg, a ballet at the Mariinsky Theater, visiting Russia’s best museums, exploring lively markets, playing in local parks, watching a circus performance and dining in unique local restaurants. This tour can be fully customized to suit your family’s specific interests and needs.
In St. Petersburg, experience the artwork, palaces, waterways and lifestyle of Peter the Great's "window on the world." Enjoy a private tour of the Faberge Museum, and visit the spectacular Hermitage, one of the greatest museums in the world. Also tour other highlights of the city, such as the Peter & Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral. On a private canal cruise, see how the Neva River delta was transformed into a carefully planned city. One day, take a private excursion to Pavlovsk and Pushkin. Tour the Catherine Palace, a confection of blue and white, and visit the spectacular Amber Room. If desired, ride in a troika (horse-drawn carriage) through the vast English-style gardens of Pavlovsk Park. Enjoy a traditional Cossack show in an Old Russia-style timber structure. Another day, visit Peterhof, home of Peter the Great's grand Summer Palace. Tour the beautiful grounds, and see water gardens with playful trick fountains sure to enchant young travelers. One afternoon, learn to paint traditional matryoshka nesting dolls. Other options in and around St. Petersburg include touring Yusupov Palace, the Museum of Applied Art, the Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum and the Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory. Also explore the city’s most interesting residential districts, visit the beautiful Yeliseyevsky food hall and enjoy a performance at the world-renowned Mariinsky Theater.
Next, take the first-class express train to Moscow. During private touring customized to your family’s interests, experience the spectacular treasures of this exciting city. Learn about Russian history while touring the Kremlin's gold-domed cathedrals and their frescoed interiors. Gaze at the czar's precious collections in the Armory. Also, gain access to the Diamond Fund, a dazzling array of the rarest jewels. Walk through iconic Red Square, and visit St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and GUM Department Store. If desired, experience a traditional Russian bathhouse, take a private tour of Stalin’s Bunker, or tour the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art. Spend time in Gorky Park, a favorite destination for local families to play and stroll, and visit its most magical spots for kids. Tour the Tretyakov Gallery to see masterpieces of Russian art. Browse for unique Russian products at a local market and along the city's most fashionable shopping streets. See the ostentatious architecture of the Moscow Metro subway stations. One night, enjoy a performance of amazing acrobatics at Moscow’s most interesting circus.
Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also make dining reservations at Russia’s top restaurants.
This tour can easily be combined with other destinations in Europe.
Arrive St. Petersburg
Fast Track VIP airport service. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to Moscow. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private tour
Full-day private tour and flexible shopping. Evening circus performance
Private airport transfer. Fast Track VIP airport service
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, Hotel Astoria or Grand Hotel Europe
Ararat Park Hyatt or Ritz Carlton Moscow
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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