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

Moscow & St. Petersburg

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

This luxurious private tour features the best of Russia's two greatest cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. It includes private touring with your own guide and driver, Fast Track VIP assistance through the airports on arrival in 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 cruise on the canals of St. Petersburg, excursions to the most impressive historic palaces, and a performance at the Mariinsky theater.

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. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange tickets for a performance at the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

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." During private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, gain special access to the Hermitage, one of the greatest museums in the world. Tour highlights of the city, such as the Peter & Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Yusupov Palace, the Faberge Museum and the Russian Museum. Take a private excursion to Pushkin to tour the Catherine Palace, a Baroque confection of blue, white and gold, including the Amber workshop. During another excursion, visit Peterhof, home of Peter the Great's grand Summer Palace, whose pavilions and beautiful terraced water gardens overlook the Gulf of Finland. Also tour St. Petersburg's most interesting markets and top boutiques selling porcelain and beautiful Russian folk crafts. One evening, attend 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 3 nights

Day 2 Moscow

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Moscow

Full-day private tour. Upon request, tickets can be arranged for an evening Bolshoi performance

Day 4 Moscow – St. Petersburg

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

Day 5 St. Petersburg

Full-day private city tour, including private boat ride

Day 6 St. Petersburg & Pushkin

Full-day private excursion to Pushkin. Evening Mariinsky performance

Day 7 St. Petersburg

Full-day private touring

Day 8 St. Petersburg & Peterhof

Half-day privately guided excursion to Peterhof

Day 9 Depart St. Petersburg

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Moscow: Four Seasons Moscow
St. Petersburg: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace

Cost
$11,960 Per person (double occupancy)