Remarkable Russia - Summer 2021

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: 2021-2022 Worldwide

Decadence and ornate beauty await you in Russia, the world's largest country. Delve into its fascinating history and colourful culture as you explore old-world St. Petersburg and cosmopolitan Moscow. From taking a trip to the Grand Kremlin Palace's Royal Apartments, where you'll learn more about the fascinating history of Russia's tsars, to uncovering the secrets of Moscow's beautiful metro and its elegant architecture, you're sure to be impressed as you travel in style and indulge in world-class fine dining.

Exceptional Dining
  • St. Petersburg: Indulge at the centrally located and glamorous Belmond. Embrace its striking decor of resplendent marble, gilded stucco ceilings and breathtaking stained glass. A mix of vintage style-glamour with a selection of the finest modern cuisine, the hotel promises a glamorous gastronomic journey.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW).
Journey Highlights
  • St. Petersburg: Set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight.
  • St. Petersburg: Explore St. Petersburg in the daylight and head to Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century.
  • St. Petersburg: Check out the striking Church of the Savoir on Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. Learn about its history with your Travelling Concierge.
  • St. Petersburg: Head to the Faberge Museum where you'll find the ornate imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of other decorative pieces.
  • St. Petersburg: Journey to Peterhof Palace in style, onboard a hydrofoil boat ride. Explore the beautiful palace and gardens, known as Russia's Versailles, with a Local Expert.
  • St. Petersburg: Find out more about the history of Matryoshka dolls at a workshop on how the Russian nesting dolls are created.
  • Sapsan Train: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in business-class luxury and take in the beautiful scenery while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: During a city tour of Moscow, you will see some of the city's landmark locations including the historic Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral.
  • Moscow With your Local Expert explore the secrets of Moscow's Metro, known as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Luxury Hotels
  • St. Petersburg: Catering to well-to-do travellers from around the world for over 140 years, the Grand Hotel Europe is a luxurious, five-star hotel ideally located adjacent to Arts Square. Indulge in its ornate interiors, elegant furnishings and decadent restaurants.
VIP Experiences
  • St. Petersburg: The Palace of the tsars opens exclusively to you for a private, after-hours visit. Enjoy the regal ambience as you explore the treasures of the Hermitage Museum with an art historian.
  • Moscow: Delve into the fascinating history of Moscow by heading to a lecture by a local historian on the KGB, the main spy agency of the former Soviet Union.
  • Moscow: Explore the beautiful Grand Kremlin Palace and enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Royal Apartments, where you'll learn about the fascinating history of the tsars.
  • Moscow: Famous for its opera and ballet performances, you'll head to the Bolshoi Theatre, where you'll receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the venue.
Inclusive Luxury Gold Services
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included train journeys and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1St. PetersburgWelcome to St. Petersburg.: Welcome to St. Petersburg, where decadence and modernity meet. Once you have arrived at Pulkovo Airport, a transfer will take you to your luxurious accommodation, the Grand Hotel Europe. This cultural and culinary landmark is situated in the heart of Russia's iconic port city. Positioned adjacent to Arts Square and in the heart of the city's architectural treasures, the hotel is an ode to the country's unique appreciation of the arts. At 19:00, join your Travelling Concierge for your Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Get to know your fellow travellers over your first taste of Russian cuisine. Later you'll set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight. (Dinner with Wine)
Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg.
Day 2St. PetersburgHighlights of St. Petersburg.: Delve into St. Petersburg's religious history, with a trip to Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century. Continue your exploration of the city with your Travelling Concierge before enjoying some free time for lunch and shopping. Why not head back to your hotel for a relaxing evening? It offers a therapeutic sauna, plunge pool and beauty salon for its guests. (Breakfast)
Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg.
Day 3St. PetersburgOrnate Russia.: In the morning, visit the Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. The Church of the Resurrection provides a stark (some would say jarring) contrast to its surroundings of Baroque, Classical and Modernist architecture. Next, move on to the Faberge Museum, where you'll find the imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of other decorative pieces. These creations are inextricably linked to the glory and tragic fate of the last Romanov family. In the evening, you'll head to the esteemed Hermitage Museum after hours, where you'll explore the venue with your Local Expert. Founded in 1764, the collection of the State Hermitage includes over three million works of art and world culture artefacts. (Breakfast)
Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg.
Day 4St. PetersburgRussian Versailles.: Prepare for your visit to Peterhof Palace in style, with a hydrofoil boat ride to the Russian Versailles. After 200 years of serving as a grand summer residence of the emperors, Peterhof is inextricably connected with Russian history. The seaside paradise was built, as a grandiose memorial glorifying Russia, in conquering the much needed and desired access to the Baltic Sea, during the Great Northern War. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll explore its palaces and gardens filled with spectacular fountains and marble statues. Discover the character of Russian cuisine at Tsar restaurant and taste exquisite dishes filled with charm and tradition. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg.
Day 5MoscowJourney to Moscow.: In the morning, find out more about the history of Matryoshka dolls at a workshop on how the Russian nesting dolls are created. The simplicity and originality of matryoshka dolls attract the fans of Russian folk art from around the world. You'll then begin your journey to Moscow. Relax in modern luxury and business-class comfort as you travel to the founding city of Russia in just a few hours onboard the high-speed Sapsan train. A cultural and political hub, you'll be impressed by its sheer size, as it holds the title of the largest city in Europe. Head to a lecture by a local historian on the KGB, the main spy agency of the former Soviet Union. In the evening you'll enjoy a delicious menu of local specialities at your hotel. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow.
Day 6MoscowA Day of Theatre.: Explore Moscow in all its glory, starting with a VIP experience at the Kremlin Royal Apartments, Kremlin Armory and historic Red Square. Considered to be a symbol of the Russian statehood and is included into the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. See St. Basil's Cathedral, a vibrant fusion of colour and patterns. Make sure you have your camera ready for a picture of this aesthetic, symbolic Russian construction. You'll have free time for lunch - your Travelling Concierge can help suggest some local dining options. Famous for its opera and ballet performances, you'll also head to the Bolshoi Theatre where you'll experience an exclusive backstage tour of the venue. (Breakfast)
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow.
Day 7MoscowHighlights of Moscow.: Learn more about the city you're in on a Moscow Metro experience with your Local Expert. As well as being one of the most efficient underground transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro is also undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. With your afternoon at leisure, why not delve into more of Russia's unique history on a trip to the State Historical Museum? Or check out Tretyakov Gallery, which houses one of the largest collections of Russian art in the world? For outdoor enthusiasts, there is the beautiful Gorky Park, which holds a number of fitness activities in the summer, along with screenings at its open-air movie theatre. In the evening, board your romantic dinner cruise, where you'll see this beautiful city in a glittering new light. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow.
Day 8MoscowFarewell Moscow.: It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers and take a transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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04/25/2021$5,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/09/2021$5,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/23/2021$5,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/13/2021$6,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/18/2021$5,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/15/2021$5,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/05/2021$5,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/19/2021$5,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. In some parts of Russia, clean small denomination US$ bills or Euro notes are the only accepted currency. Visas: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your requirements. Special Small Groups: All departures are limited to just 24 guests. (25 Apr, 23 May, 18 Jul and 15 Aug) Extend your journey on the luxurious Trans-Siberian Express Option on these departures - Trip Code G225 Apr, 23 May, 18 Jul and 15 Aug25 Apr, 23 May, 18 Jul and 15 Aug.

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