Private luxury tours in Russia

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Luxury Russia Tours

Introduction to Russia
(6 Days)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

Moscow & St. Petersburg
(9 Days)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

Best of St. Petersburg
(6 Days)
St. Petersburg

Highlights of Russia
(11 Days)
Moscow, Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg

Moscow & The Golden Ring
(7 Days)
Moscow, Sergiev Posad

Multi-country Tours

Journey Through Scandinavia & Russia
(16 Days)
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Moscow

Highlights of Russia

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Moscow, Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg

This luxurious private Russia tour is the ultimate tour of Moscow, the Golden Ring and St. Petersburg. 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 tour of the Faberge Museum, access to the Diamond Fund at the Kremlin, a private excursion into the Golden Ring, a private cruise on the canals of St. Petersburg, excursions to the most impressive historic palaces, and performances at the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters.

Begin in Moscow, an exciting capital city filled with spectacular treasures. During private touring, visit the Kremlin's gold-domed cathedrals, and 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. Tour the Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum to see masterpieces of Russian and European art. 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. 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, and explore mansions where Russian aristocracy and intelligentsia once lived. One evening, enjoy a performance at the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

One day, take a private excursion past the green fields, birch forests and wooden cottages of the Russian countryside to Sergiev Posad, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the Golden Ring. Tour the fairytale setting of onion-domed churches and towers at this important pilgrimage site.

Next, take the first-class express train to St. Petersburg to 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 visit other highlights such as Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Russian Museum. One day, take a private excursion to Pavlovsk and Pushkin. Tour Catherine Palace, a Baroque confection in blue and white, and visit the spectacular Amber Room. If desired, also ride in a troika (horse-drawn carriage) through the vast English-style gardens of Pavlovsk Park. Another day, visit Peter the Great's grand Summer Palace in Peterhof, where pavilions and water gardens overlook the Gulf of Finland. 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.

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 the region, such as Finland and the Baltic States.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Moscow

Fast Track VIP airport service. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 5 nights

Day 2 Moscow

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Moscow

Full-day private tour

Day 4 Moscow & Sergiev Posad

Full-day private excursion

Day 5 Moscow

Full-day private tour. Evening Bolshoi performance

Day 6 Moscow – St. Petersburg

Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to Moscow. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 5 nights

Day 7 St. Petersburg

Full-day private tour. Evening Mariinsky Theater performance

Day 8 St. Petersburg, Pavlovsk & Pushkin

Full-day private excursion to Pavlovsk and Pushkin

Day 9 St. Petersburg

Full-day private tour including flexible shopping

Day 10 St. Petersburg & Peterhof

Half-day privately guided excursion to Peterhof

Day 11 Depart St. Petersburg

Private airport transfer. Fast Track VIP airport service


Hotels
Moscow: Ararat Park Hyatt or Ritz Carlton Moscow
St. Petersburg:

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, Hotel Astoria or Grand Hotel Europe


Cost
$16,410 Per person (double occupancy)