9 Day Moscow & St. Petersburg by Rail (Los Angeles)

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Courtyard Moscow City Center Moscow
Radisson Sonya Hotel St. Petersburg

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $350
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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $550
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Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


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After reserving your trip, an email will be sent to explain the process to apply for a Russian visa. Name(s) and passport numbers on your reservation must be an EXACT match to your passport to avoid delays and significant fees for last minute visa services. Visa processing can take up to 6 weeks during which time your passport will be unavailable for other international trips.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Flight Details




Independent Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Moscow, St. Petersburg-Los Angeles or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Moscow
    • 4 nights St. Petersburg
  • Transportation between cities via high-speed rail (approximately 4.5 hours)
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Russia
Depart for Russia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Moscow
Arrive in Moscow, fabled capital of Russia and transfer to your hotel independently. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Moscow

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Moscow
Spend the day at leisure in Moscow, the symbolic heart, and soul of Russia. Perhaps, join the optional Moscow City Tour. Begin at the historic Red Square, dominated by Lenin's Tomb and colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, a magnificent Russian Orthodox church. Pass the State History Museum en route to GUM, a store that could easily be confused with a palace. Then, view the Bolshoi theater and lively Tverskaya street. Later, visit the imposing Christ the Savior Cathedral on the northern bank of the Moskva River and view the striking red and white Baroque Novodevichy Convent. Conclude the tour at the observation platform at Sparrow Hills to see panoramic views of the city
Optional: Moscow City Tour (AM)
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Moscow
Morning is at leisure, perhaps visit an outdoor café or explore the city's many restaurants. This afternoon, perhaps participate in the optional Tretyakov Gallery & Arbat Street Tour. Explore the Tretyakov Gallery, known for its finest collection of Russian art. It was founded by a Moscow merchant and patron of the arts Pavel Tretyakov, to display works of Russian artists. The collection contains more than 130,000 works of art, from the 10th to the end of the 19th century. View exquisite Russian icons, paintings, and sculptures, including works by Brullov, Kiprensky, Karavak, Fedotov, Repin and many others. Afterward, on to Arbat Street, the humming artisan center of the city with time to explore or just sip Russian tea at an outdoor café
Optional: Tretyakov Gallery & Old Arbat Street Tour (PM)
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - High Speed Train to St. Petersburg
Morning is at leisure, or join the optional Kremlin & Armory Tour. Discover Kremlin, a former residence of Russian Czars. View Czar Cannon, the 16th-century Czar Bell and Cathedral Square, home to three of Moscow's most elaborate cathedrals, enter one of them to admire the ornate interior and beautiful icons. Visit the Armory Museum with its Imperial Russian treasures including royal crowns, embossed carriages, and the extraordinary jeweled Faberge Eggs. Later, at Moscow's railway station, board the high-speed train that takes you to St. Petersburg. Arrive and transfer independently to your hotel
Optional: Kremlin & Armory Tour (AM)
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in St. Petersburg
There are few cities that can match the beauty of St. Petersburg. Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, the city is known as the "Venice of the North". Begin with the optional St. Petersburg City Tour. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of the city adorned with beautiful buildings, decorated squares, and ornate bridges. Continue past St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazansky Cathedral and the neoclassical Mariinsky Palace. Proceed to Neva embankment to view the imposing Bronze Horseman the famous monument to Peter the Great, the Admiralty, Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum. View the Peter and Paul Fortress, housing the crypts of several Russian Czars before driving past the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a superb example of Russian architecture. Evening is on your own. Make sure to try blinis, a Russian favorite
Optional: St. Petersburg City Tour (AM)
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in St. Petersburg
Spend the day at leisure, or join the optional Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum Tour. You'll be dazzled on the visit to the renowned Hermitage Museum, housing the largest and richest collection of Western art. Originally the personal gallery of Catherine the Great, the vast assemblage of art spans six buildings including the Winter Palace. Astounding priceless masterpieces by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, and more are displayed amid the fittingly opulent architectural design of the museum. As the collection is housed in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace, you'll also see some of the historic rooms where Russian royalty once lived
Optional: Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum (AM)
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Full Day in St. Petersburg
Today is at leisure to further explore this fascinating city on your own. Perhaps, take a cruise on the Neva River, visit museums, or shop for souvenirs
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Depart Russia
Transfer to the airport independently for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Moscow City Tour 9:00 AM

Begin the tour of Moscow at the historic Red Square, dominated by Lenin's Tomb and colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, a magnificent Russian Orthodox church. Pass the State History Museum en route to GUM, a store that could easily be confused with a palace. Then, view the Bolshoi theater and lively Tverskaya street. Later, visit the imposing Christ the Savior Cathedral on the northern bank of the Moskva River and view the striking red and white Baroque Novodevichy Convent. Conclude the tour at the observation platform at Sparrow Hills to see panoramic views of the city.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 $99.00
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Half Day Tretyakov State Gallery 9:00 AM

Explore the Tretyakov Gallery, known for its finest collection of Russian art. It was founded by a Moscow merchant and patron of the arts Pavel Tretyakov, to display works of Russian artists. The collection contains more than 130,000 works of art, from the 10th to the end of the 19th century. View exquisite Russian icons, paintings, and sculptures, including works by Brullov, Kiprensky, Karavak, Fedotov, Repin and many others. Afterward, on to Arbat Street, the most famous pedestrian street in Moscow with small shops, cafes, and street musicians.

Day #4 01 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 $139.00
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Half Day Kremlin & Armoury 9:00 AM

Discover Kremlin, a former residence of Russian Czars. View Czar Cannon, the 16th-century Czar Bell and Cathedral Square, home to three of Moscow's most elaborate cathedrals, enter one of them to admire the ornate interior and beautiful icons. Afterward, visit the Armory Museum with its Imperial Russian treasures including royal crowns, embossed carriages, and the extraordinary jeweled Faberge Eggs.
*Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and will not be available for purchase locally. Tickets will be available for purchase up to 40 days prior to travel and are non-refundable after that time.

Day #5 01 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 $169.00
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Half Day St. Petersburg City Tour 9:00 AM

Your exploration of St. Petersburg begins with a drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of the city adorned with beautiful buildings, decorated squares, and ornate bridges. Continue past St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazansky Cathedral and the neoclassical Mariinsky Palace. Proceed to Neva embankment to view the imposing Bronze Horseman the famous monument to Peter the Great, the Admiralty, Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum. View the Peter and Paul Fortress, housing the crypts of several Russian Czars before driving past the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a superb example of Russian architecture.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 01 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 $89.00
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Half Day Winter Palace & Hermitage Museum Tour 9:30 AM

Visit the renowned Hermitage Museum, housing the largest and richest collection of Western art. Originally the personal gallery of Catherine the Great, the vast assemblage of art spans six buildings including the Winter Palace. Astounding priceless masterpieces by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, and more are displayed amid the fittingly opulent architectural design of the museum. As the collection is housed in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace, you'll also see some of the historic rooms where Russian royalty once lived.

Day #6 01 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 $139.00

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