Russian Escape


  • 7 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

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See the splendor of Moscow and St. Petersburg with lower prices and fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Russia. Spend three nights in St. Petersburg and three nights in Moscow. Enjoy sightseeing in both cities with an expert Tour Director who will help bring this country to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the country's culture, history, and secrets. You’ll arrive in St. Petersburg to begin a 7-day adventure, learning about the fascinating culture and visiting spectacular palaces and museums. You’ll be treated to a welcome dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. Visit magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral; and Catherine Palace in Pushkin, where you’ll witness the luxury and opulence of this palace built in the Russian Baroque style.

A tour highlight is St. Petersburg's Winter Palace complex, previously the residence of the czars, where you’ll visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum. With one of the world's finest art collections, you’ll see celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Since the Hermitage Museum is housed in the former residence of czars, you’ll also see the opulence of a once imperial palace. Also included in Moscow are visits to the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the world, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and politicians.

You'll travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow via the high-speed Sapsan train. In Moscow, your sightseeing includes Red Square, the center of the city; the Kremlin, the symbol of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces; and see the Bolshoi Theater. Visit the Armory Museum to admire its treasures, such as the throne of Ivan the Terrible. Enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper “dasvidaniya” to a wonderful Russia Escape!

Highlights

ST. PETERSBURG
LF Welcome dinner with Russian delicacies. Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral; visit the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace
ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOWBy high-speed Sapsan train
MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Armory Museum; visit the LF Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent with its cemetery; farewell dinner with Russian champagne

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Day
1

This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a LF traditional dinner with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ST. PETERSBURG

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Next visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL, one of the most sumptuous and grandiose churches in St. Petersburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ST. PETERSBURG

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE. The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW

Day
4

Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, ask your Tour Director for suggestions.
Today’s Distance: 404 mi / 650 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MOSCOW

Day
5

Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theater.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MOSCOW

Day
6

Another day full of highlights: visit the LF CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MOSCOW

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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