9 Day Classic Russia
Air & Land
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|2018 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
For the May 3 departure, visit to The Kremlin will be substituted with Moscow Novodevichy Convent, due to Victory Day.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Moscow, St. Petersburg-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 7 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Moscow
- 4 nights St. Petersburg
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- High Speed Train Moscow-St. Petersburg Standard Class
- 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in Moscow & St. Petersburg
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Visit the astonishing Armory Museum with its Imperial Russian treasures including the extraordinary jeweled Faberge Eggs
- Travel to the Tretyakovsky State Gallery, known for its finest collection of Russian art and one of the greatest art museums in the world
- Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress in glorious St. Petersburg, housing the crypts of many Russian Czars
- An extraordinary visit to the renowned Hermitage Museum, housing the largest and richest collection of Western art
- Tour the opulent 19th century Yusupov Palace, once home of one of the wealthiest and most distinguished noble families in St. Petersburg
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days, and a four and a half hour high speed train ride from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, and steps.
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- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
No visit of Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant Subway Stations! We will show you some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.
|Day #4||01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018||$41.00|
A chance to attend one of the best Russian Folklore programs in St. Petersburg. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled. Memorable experience!
Departs at 8:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.45 hours.
|Day #6||01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018||$87.00|
In the little town of Pushkin, the home of Russia’s last czar, is a magnificent Palace. It was the favorite palace of Catherine the Great, and our guided tour shows us this restored palace at its most glittering and golden best.
Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #7||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$71.00|
An evening cruise through the canals and River Neva transforms the city into a magical place that has inspired generations of artists. You will be offered champagne, caviar and vodka on board. Enjoy the sights of this classical city from a different perspective.
Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.
|Day #7||01 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018||$71.00|
The former summer Residence of Czar Peter the Great was his Russian recreation of Versailles. It is famed for its palaces, extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces on your visit.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #8||01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018||$71.00|
Russia is one of the most beautiful countries we have visited. Definitely going back and will use Gate 1 again . The tour was very well organized, tour guides very knowledgeable. I love that we started from St. Petersburg and ended up in Moscow. It was getting better everyday and like a crescendo. All excursions were good. Will definitely recommend Gate 1 travel to friends.Sebastian C. Norton, VA
On May 25th, we flew on Aeroflot and embarked on the 13 Day Russian River Cruise on the MS Kronshtadt. It was a very well planned trip thanks to Gate 1 and our tour guide, Tanya! ... Our room was impeccably clean, the Russian crew went out of their way to please us, and the food was presented beautifully and actually delightful ... We began in Moscow and finished in St. Petersburg. St. Basil's, the Kremlin, palaces, and more churches were just some of the highlights throughout our journey ... This was truly a trip of a lifetime, and we enjoyed it all! We look forward to another Gate 1 adventure. Adaline & Gary RutherfordAdeline R. Covington, LA
It was an amazing trip. It was made more informative and enjoyable, because of our tour director, Galina. She was awesome and really accommodating to all of us. I think that was the consensus by most, if not all of us. A+ for Gate1. Allan and Carmelita VillapazAllan V. Piscataway, NJ.
Our trip was wonderful. It was nice to be on a refurbished boat, very clean, nice bedding and towels ... There was always lots to eat and fresh salads. The dining room staff did not speak one word of English so it made communication very difficult. Tours were excellent and guides very knowledgeable and spoke English. We were both very impressed with Moscow. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, great variation in locations that we were shown. SharonSharon S. British Colombia, CA
We had a wonderful trip and the weather was nice & warm. The tour director, Tanya is a very experience and courteous lady. Everything was under her control professionally. This is our 1st time with Gate 1 and it'll be our agent from now on. Yours truly, Angela FengAngela F. Ontario, CA
My trip was absolutely AMAZING. Our tour guide, Angelina, couldn’t have been more helpful, efficient and pleasant. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate her a 15!!Sharon S. New Milford, CT
It was fantastic. We had a wonderful Gate 1 tour manager, Victoria. We didn't have high expectations regarding the ship but it turned out good. Russia is a beautiful country and we were glad to have gone.Susan S. San Francisco, CA
We had a great trip. It was well organized and offered great options. Galena is fantastic, an excellent historian and a delight. I recommend it highly to my associates.Guy G. El Dorado Hills, CA
Everything about this trip was magical. Gate 1 has never disappointed and this 9 Day Classic Russia trip was no exception. Our Tour Guide Galina was one of the most professional, the most knowledgeable guide of any guided tour I have ever taken with ANY company. She is a real gem. She can tell you about every incident, every painting, what took place in every particular room of any palace or museum we visited. Just a pleasure to travel with Gate 1 once again. I look forward to my next trip...You have a loyal customer in me and I have sent friends your way too.Abby G. Pembroke Pines, FL
It was absolutely fabulous! Galina is an exceptionally educated and organized tour guide. I loved the hotels and there locations. The itinerary and optional tours permitted me to explore the many wonders of Moscow and St. Petersburg.Linda Gale D. Laguna Woods, CA
Absolutely amazing. The reason was our guide (Ms Galina) at Moscow and Saint Petersburg.Kaushik J. Valrico, FL
All I can say is that this was our second Gate 1 trip and there will definitely be a third. Once again, your company has exceeded my expectations!! Galina was unbelievable!! Nothing short of perfection. Thank you for a fabulous Russian family vacation.Carla P. Jupiter, FL
Super! And I will be traveling with Gate 1 again! Galina made the trip to Russia very special!David C. Gainesville, FL
My trip to Russia was everything I had hoped it would be. The sites and tours were wonderful, the hotels first class and the arrangements were perfect. We had and excellent tour manger and thoroughly explored both Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I lam looking forward to my next (6th) Gate 1 adventure!Kevin S. Phoenix, AZ
It was wonderful! We were very fortunate to have Galina taking care of us. She lead us into the Armoury, the Hermitage, the Peterhof ahead of other tour groups so we could take advantage of a much less crowded room. She taught us the history of Russia. Everyone responded to her question: "What did tsar Alexander II do?" "He sold Alaska to the U. S." The restaurants she took us all offered delicious food. She also told us where to get an easy and cheap bite when we were on our own. The exploration of the Metro stations in Moscow was another plus. Most importantly, she made a large group like us traveling by high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in a very orderly manner. This takes organization skills and years of experience. We would definitely continue booking other trips with Gate 1. And highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in going to Russia.Chu Ying N. Los Altos, CA
Superb! The tour director Ms. Galina is very professional! The hotels were clean & the breakfast were enormous!!! I'd recommend this tour to my family & friends!Irawaty B. Springfield, VA
What a fabulous trip to Russia! It exceeded all our expectations!. Galina, the guide, is a wealth of knowledge and fun! The hotels were centrally located and the group was great! Many thanks for all your help in making this trip happen.George W. Rye Brook, NY
The trip was excellent. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Everything went as scheduled. Our tour guide, Galina, did an amazing job. She is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her group. We were all amazed at her energy and thoroughness. She even got up at 3:00AM on our departure morning to ensure that my husband and I had a box lunch and that we left on time for the airport. Galina was great. Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, were very, very interesting. Unique and beautiful in their own way.Lydia T. Brick, NJ
The trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg was so much fun, and we learned so much about Russia. We used our time there well, and were able to see so many important sites. Our guide, Galina, was exceptional. She knew exactly what time to be where, how much time to allow at each place, and prepared us with background of what we were going to see. Our accommodations were luxurious, the best I've had in any European location. I highly recommend this trip.Dianna H. Kenosha, WI
Russia was a wonderful surprise. Gate 1, not so much of a surprise. since you guys are always great !!! Super hotels with great locations. Galina, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and nice. She even sang for us on the bus and treated us with what she called "surprises". (ice cream, donuts...) I didn't know what to expect from this trip, other than being interesting. It was a lot more than that. Incredibly beautiful sights, so much history and art, plus the experience of the Liberation celebration. (also, perfect weather!). Our group was small, which I though was so much better that a full bus. Another plus for me, was the fact that we stayed more than just one night in a hotel, without having to pack and unpack every day. I would love to fine another tour in the future that spends several days in just a couple of cities. I came home tired, sore, with a cold and very happy.Ana W. Oxon Hill, MD
Wonderful.... Best guide that I every had. We lucked out with weather.Carol R. Celina, TX
We just returned from the 9 day tour of Russia which included Moscow to St Petersburg via bullet train.
Our local tour guide in Moscow, Irina, was excellent. From the time she met us at the airport until she released us at the train to St Petersburg, her performance was outstanding. She was so professional and knowledgeable and so very personable as we all explored Moscow. We specifically wanted to visit the Diamond Fund at the Kremlin during our leisure time...she provided every detail to insure a very enjoyable visit.
We cannot say enough about our tour director Galina. Her extensive Russia knowledge base, her expertise in presenting Russia history, Russia art, Russia leaders, Russia tourist sites, Russia A-Z made this our "million dollar" tour of Russia. She is a tremendous asset to Gate 1. We would love to visit Russia again! with Galina!!Donna S. Gaffney, SC
Our trip to Russia was very nice. Everything went so smoothly. Travel guide Galena was amazing. She told us in the first hour when we meet that she would be our "Russian Mother" for the week. She cared for our every need like a good mother would. Her knowledge of the country's history and present day was outstanding. Hotels were very nice. Galena always arranged for us to get into major attractions without waiting in line for long periods.
Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful trip at a great value.Judith D. Uncasville, CT
It was great ...we were shocked to experience Russia for the first time...it was not what we thought it was. It was actually very progressive and St Petersburg never sleeps, just like New York.
Most of all Gate 1 did a very good job. Your tour director Galina was the best. We have been to 34 countries and we can say Galina tops them all...she was very detailed in giving instructions, cares about the group and most of all she is very knowledgeable of the history of Russia, an expert in Russian history (she said she teaches Russian history).
Thanks for helping us to be able to make this trip.Osocorro H. Hanover, PA
My travel companion and I had a wonderful trip. There were no glitches whatsoever and we were especially grateful for our outstanding guide, Galina. We learned so much from her and she expertly avoided crowds and made sure we saw everything important, even in the Hermitage.
We definitely will travel with Gate 1 again.Lurana S. Ft Lauderdale, FL