Luxury Russia Tours

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

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(10 Days)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

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(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

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(6 Days)
St. Petersburg

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(6 Days)
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Journey Through Russia
(13 Days)
Moscow, Golden Ring, St. Petersburg

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Introduction to Russia

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

This private Russia tour is the perfect introductory tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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 see St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, GUM Department Store and Zaryadye Park. Browse for unique Russian products or specialty food items at local markets and along the city's most fashionable shopping streets. Or visit Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, tour the Gorky House Museum and see the ostentatious architecture of the Moscow Metro subway stations. 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 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. 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.

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
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Moscow

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Moscow – St. Petersburg

Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to Moscow. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 4 St. Petersburg

Full-day private city tour, including private boat ride. Evening Mariinsky performance

Day 5 St. Petersburg

Full-day private excursion to Pushkin or continue city touring

Day 6 Depart St. Petersburg

Private airport transfer. Fast Track VIP airport service


Hotels
Moscow: Four Seasons Moscow
St. Petersburg:

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace


Cost
$8,095 Per person (double occupancy)
 

Testimonials

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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