Introduction to Russia
Moscow, St. Petersburg
Moscow & St. Petersburg
Moscow, St. Petersburg
Family Tour of Russia
St. Petersburg, Moscow
Best of St. Petersburg
Best of Moscow
Moscow & Golden Ring
Journey Through Russia
Moscow, Golden Ring, St. Petersburg
Journey Through Scandinavia & Russia
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Moscow, St. Petersburg
(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
This private tour is the ideal introduction to the artwork, palaces, waterways and lifestyle of stunning St. Petersburg, Peter the Great's "window on the world." It includes unique activities such as special access to top cultural sites, visits to the best local markets, a private cruise on the canals of St. Petersburg, meals in evocative Old Russia settings and more.
During private touring with your own guide and driver, visit the renowned State Hermitage Museum, one of the greatest art museums in the world, and gain special access to the Treasury Rooms. Tour highlights of the historical city center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—such as the Peter & Paul Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace, Faberge Museum and State 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, Peter the Great's stunning summer residence, where pavilions and terraced water gardens overlook the Gulf of Finland. Also enjoy a private boat ride on the Neva River and through the city's canals, and browse interesting markets and boutiques selling beautiful, locally made items such as lacquerware and porcelain. One evening, attend a performance at the world-renowned Mariinsky Theater.
Artisans of Leisure can also arrange activities such as a private excursion to Pavlovsk, a UNESCO-listed palace and park; a visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue, one of the largest in Europe; a backstage tour of the Mariinsky Theater; a private ballet lesson with a prima ballerina; and an early-morning private boat ride to view the raising of the drawbridges.
Artisans of Leisure will also assist with advance dining reservations at the city's top restaurants.
This tour can easily be combined with other destinations in the region, such as Finland and the Baltic States.
Russia was our 5th trip with Artisans of Leisure and it was wonderful, as always. We loved the hotel and activities that you arranged. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and fantastic. Artisans of Leisure is A+++!
~ S.B., Tampa, FL
Russia was THE BEST! We were so immersed in the history it was unbelievable, the kids were fascinated, we all loved it. This was really one of our favorite trips ever.
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA
Our Russia trip was fantastic! Absolutely sensational. Our guide was the most remarkable woman we have ever met…I can’t thank you enough for all that you did to arrange such a memorable trip.
~ S.S., Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
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