St Petersburg and Moscow 7 day October Break
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SPECIAL OFFER October Twin City Break St Petersburg & Moscow
7 days, 6 nights from £565 including direct flights with British Airways and Visa Support

The October Twin City Break

If you have ever planned to travel to Russia to discover its two greatest cities, the time has finally come to fulfill your dream. We have prepared THE perfect 7 days / 6 nights holiday, departing 16 October 2018.

You will start your holiday in St Petersburg. The former capital has everything from the world renowned Hermitage with its hidden treasures to the impressive Pushkin Palace, one of the most striking palaces in Europe. Just a short train ride away, sits the magnificent Moscow. The city has much to offer; check out the art at the Tretyakov Gallery, visit such well-known sights as Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin’s tomb. But also, experience the 24-hour buzz of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities – a sprawling metropolis of more than 10 million people, packed with nightclubs, bars and shopping centres.

Our SPECIAL OFFER twin city break is a perfect way to get to know not one, but two of the best destinations that is sure to be number 1 on your Bucket List.

 

 

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The Route

ST PETERSBURG - MOSCOW 

St Petersburg
St Petersburg
St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.
Hermitage
Hermitage
Lose yourself amongst the treasures of one of Russia’s best known sights and arguably the largest collection of fine art in the world. Masterpieces from artists such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Kandinsky make the Hermitage an unforgettable visit.
Peter & Paul Fortress
Peter & Paul Fortress
The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, it never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Peterhof
Peterhof
Known as the “Russian Versailles”, Peterhof Palace and Park is a must see at any time of the year. Famous for its myriad of fountains, the grounds of the palace become a haven for tourists in the peak summer months. Look out for the ‘Joke Fountains’ – if you step on the wrong paving stone, you will get wet! If you’re not travelling in the summer, never fear; the parks foliage is beautiful in the autumn and the grounds transform into a striking crystallised wonderland during winter months so there’s never a wrong time to visit.
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
In the quaint village of Pushkin, on the outskirts of St Petersburg, lies one of the most impressive and iconic buildings in Russia; Catherine’s Palace. The pastel exterior is flamboyantly embellished with gold accents and the interior is far from modestly decorated! The palace is home to the famous Amber Room with its mysterious past which our guides will tell you all about. The residence was destroyed in World War II and has been under construction ever since.
Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg. For more than two centuries the Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes, such as Fyodor Chaliapin, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many more. Please get in touch with our Destination Experts to order tickets for one of its illustrious ballet and opera performances.
Moscow
Moscow
A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Armoury Chamber
Armoury Chamber
A world-wide known treasure house displaying an exquisite collection of more than 4000 unique Russian artefacts including the world famous Faberge egg collection and royal carriages which once transported the great tsars and their families.
The Red Square
The Red Square
Stepping onto Red Square never fails to inspire. In old Russian "red" stood for the word ‘beautiful’, and the square lives up to the original meaning of its word. The architectural marvels of the St Basil's Cathedral and the Museum of History, the grandeur of the Kremlin and the Mausoleum are among the key impressions the Square has to offer.
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and is an iconic symbol of Moscow. A true architectural wonder, the cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 1500’s and is lavishly decorated with vivid bold colours, striking patterns and shapes. The building is made up of nine churches connected by a web of narrow corridors; each church is lavishly decorated with intricate frescoes; however the exterior of the building is equally as impressive with its famous colourful onion domes! A common myth is that once the building was complete, Ivan had the architects blinded to be sure that they never build anything as beautiful again.
The Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow has one of the best theatre production companies in the world – the famous Bolshoi Theatre. It is a symbol of Russia for all time. It was awarded this honour due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. Get in touch with our Destination Experts to order tickets for one of its illustrious ballet and opera performances.
Moscow Metro
Moscow Metro
Intricately decorated, the Moscow Metro is an immense museum in itself. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the most magnificent stations, adorned with marble, mosaics and chandeliers.
Novodevichy Convent
Novodevichy Convent
Located on the banks of the Moskva River, Novodevichy Convent is one of Moscow’s most renowned historical sites. Built in the 16th century, the architecture of the convent is that of ‘Moscow Baroque’ style and offers a serene retreat from the lively city centre. The convent is home to several churches which are surrounded by a high wall with 12 watch towers. Our guides will bring the convent to life with stories of its past. The necropolis is a must see – many of the country’s famous public figures are buried here, including writer Anton Chekhov and ballerina Anna Pavlova.
Tretyakov Art Gallery
Tretyakov Art Gallery
Named after its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, this gallery is one of the greatest museums in the world and is a must see for art lovers. The Tretyakov Gallery is made up entirely of Russian art and contains more than 130,000 displays spanning from the 11th century to the early 20th. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to the most popular exhibits and will inform you about the artists and the pieces themselves.

ST PETERSBURG & MOSCOW TWIN CITY BREAK TAILOR MADE PRIVATE TOUR

 

 

DAY 1
16 October 2018 Tuesday

Welcome to St Petersburg! The mesmerizing second capital of Russia! Your flight will land at Pulkovo Airport at 14:40; you can make your way to the great boutique hotel "Brothers Karamazov" and still have plenty of time left for today's exploration. 4* Hotel "The Brothers Karamazov" is located in the historical centre of St Petersburg, a pleasant 20 minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect and 5 minutes walk from the metro stations “Zvenigorodskaya”,”Dostoyevskaya”,”Vladimirskaya”. The Hotel is situated near the Dostoyevsky's Apartment, now a museum. Here the famous Russian writer finished his last novel "The Brothers Karamazov". Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 2
17 October 2018 Wednesday

Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. You can choose to book optional excursions or explore independently. Take a walk on the famous Nevsky Prospekt; visit the impressive State Hermitage Museum that houses over 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts. Overnight in the hotel. TIP Try the Hop on Hop of Bus for an alternative St Petersburg tour!

DAY 3
18 October 2018 Thursday

Enjoy your breakfast and, if you chose to do so, take an out of city trip to the famous Catherine's Palace where you could admire the Amber Room. Alternatively, take a stroll along the Neva River or visit one of many museums that you find in St Petersburg. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 4
19 October 2018 Friday

Wake up to your last day in St Petersburg. After breakfast, check out of the hotel take in what the city has to offer. You will board the Express Sapsan train at 14:50 and travel to the great Russian Capital. You arrive in Moscow at 18:45. Make way to your hotel and relax. The Godunov Hotel is located in the heart of Moscow! 5-minute walk from Trubnaya and Kuznetsky Most Metro Stations. Various cafes and bars are a 5-minute walk from Godunov Hotel. Red Square is only 1.5 km away. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 5
20 October 2018 Saturday

Make sure to start your day with a big breakfast as a full day of discovering Moscow awaits you. You can choose to book optional excursions or explore independently. Take a walk on the famous Red Square, pop in to the Tretyakov Art Gallery or, for history buffs, visit the fascinating anti-nuclear facility Bunker 42 Cold War Museum: the only one declassified military object in Russia, which is located at a depth of 65 meters under the ground in the centre of Moscow! Overnight in the hotel. TIP Try the Hop on Hop of Bus for an alternative Moscow tour!

DAY 6
21 October 2018 Sunday

Enjoy your breakfast and, for a change, take the metro to the centre to continue Moscow city exploration. Make sure to spend some time on the Moscow Metro! A luxury underground made of marble and granite is not just a means of public transport, but a special place full of impressive artworks dating to the epoch of socialist realism. Take a walk in the famous GUM shopping mall in the Red Square or simply relax in a one of many restaurants and pubs around the city. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 7
22 October 2018 Monday

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the view from your hotel before making your way to the airport for your flight home.

Godunov Hotel

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Address

Nizhny Kiselny Pereulok 4, Meshchansky, 152024 Moscow, Russia

Location

Godunov Hotel is located in Moscow, a 5-minute walk from Trubnaya and Kuznetsky Most Metro Stations. Free WiFi access is available. Legenda Tsvetnogo Business Centre is a 5-minute walk away.

Various cafes and bars are a 5-minute walk from Godunov Hotel. The hotel serves breakfast in its cafe.

Red Square is 1.5 km away. Belorussky Train Station with direct trains to Sheremetyevo International Airport is 3 metro stops away.

 

Accommodation

The hotel has 78 comfortable rooms of various categories. The comfortable rooms are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen cable TV. The private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.

Brothers Karamazov

4 crown
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Address

St. Petersburg, Socialisticheskaya st., building 11-A

Location

4* Hotel "The Brothers Karamazov" is located in the historical centre of St Petersburg, a pleasant 20 minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect and 5 minutes walk from the metro stations “Zvenigorodskaya”,”Dostoyevskaya”,”Vladimirskaya”. The Hotel is situated near the Dostoyevsky's Apartment, now a museum. Here the famous Russian writer finished his last novel "The Brothers Karamazov".

Accommodation

The interior of the small cosy hotel recreates the atmosphere of Saint-Petersburg in the 2nd part of the 19th century.4* Hotel and the Restaurant of the same name “The Brothers Karamazov” are situated in the four-storied building with a quiet courtyard and guarded parking lot.

The Hotel provides 28 rooms, including 8 singles, 15 standard double rooms and 5 interior room.

 

 

City Sightseeing Bus Information

For those looking for an alternative sightseeing, we offer to join a Hop On Hop Off Moscow Bus. The Bus runs along 2 different routes. 

Both bus lines start at Bolotnaya Square and take you straight to the Urdarnik cinema on Serfimovich Street, the only cinema in Russia with a telescopic opening roof. On the Red Line, we'll go over the Big Stone Bridge, also known as the Bolshoy Kamenn Bridge, where you'll be able to see the statue of Peter the Great and also the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Visit some of biggest art collections in Russia at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts at Bus Stop 3 or if you prefer being outside, then hop off at Bus Stop 7 and take a stroll around Alexander Garden. One must-see attraction is the Big Moskvoretsky bridge, a concrete arch-like structure which spans the Moscow River, connecting the Red Square and Bolshaya Ordynka Street of Zamoskvorechye. The bridge’s architect, Alexey Shchusev, chose pink granite as the facade to make the bridge look as if it were built from real rock.

If you're taking the Green Line, hop off at Bus Stop 18 to visit the Moscow Book House at where you'll find books for every taste. Make sure you hop off at the Red Square at Bus Stop 26 too, it's one of the most bustling, vibrant spaces in Moscow. If you want to enlighten yourself with some Russian history, then visit the Moscow State Historical Museum nearby, you won't miss it's eye-catching red colour and grand architecture. As you can see, there is something for everyone!

Your bus ticket includes a cruise along the river! The Moscow’s Vodootvodny canal was built in 1783-1786 along the central bend of the Moskva River near the Kremlin. While traveling along the canal you will be able to see the stunning implementation of engineering: Maly Kamenny (Small Stone) bridge, the First and Second sluice bridges, Small Krasnokholmsky bridge, Zverev bridge, Commissariat bridge and Sadovnichesky bridge.

Along the Vodootvodny canal there are many interesting architectural monuments from the past: the “Einem” factory, which later became the “Red October” factory, Pertsov’s commercial apartment building, facilities of the oldest hydro-electric power station in Moscow. On the Soyskaya embankment you’ll come across the wonderfully preserved bell tower of the Cathedral of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God.

Know before you go

Walking Tour: covers all the main attractions in Moscow: Varvarka Street, Romanovs Chambers, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, The Senate Palace, GUM, Kazan Cathedral, Moscow Hotel from the famous Stolichnaya Vodka cover, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ruins Grotto, The Kremlin.

Boat Tour:

April - October, from 11:00 to 20:00

Duration: 60 minutes

From Tretyakovsky Pier

RED ROUTE

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00

Loop: 60 Minutes

Frequency: 20 Minutes

1 Bolotnaya Sq

2 Urdarnik cinema at Serfimovich St

3 Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

4 Kropotkinskaya metro station

5 Sivtsev Vrazhek lane

6 Arbatskaya Sq.

7 Alexander Garden at Mokhovaya St.

8 Okhotny Ryad

9 Theater Sq.

10 Lubyanka Sq.

11 GUM -main universal country's store

12 Red Square

13 Big Moskvoretsky bridge

14 Balchug Stat Bolotnaya St.

15 Estrada Theatre

16 Big Stone Bridge

17 Urdarnik cinema at Sofiyskaya St.

GREEN ROUTE

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00

Loop: 120 Minutes

Frequency: 40 Minutes

1 Bolotnaya Sq

2 Urdarnik cinema at Serfimovich St

3 Cathedral of Christ the Savior

4 Krymsky Bridge

5 Andreevsky Bridge

6 University Square

7 Kiev Pier

8 Europe Square

9 Ukraine Hotel

10 Ukraine Hotel Square

11 Free Russia Square

12 Taras Shevchenko emb.

13 Borodino bridge

14 Smolenskaya sq. / Old Arbat

15 Smolenskaya metro station

16 Novinsky boulevard

17 October cinema

18 Moscow Book House

19 Arbatskaya sq.

20 Sivtsev Vrazhek lane

21 Cathedral of Christ the Savior

22 Big Stone Bridge

23 Ustinsky Bridge Pier

24 Yauza Gates

25 Zaryadye Historical District

26 Red Square

27 Big Moskvoretsky bridge

SPECIAL OFFER TAILOR MADE

StPetersburg and Moscow City Break

Tour Departures and Prices

 

Departure dates  4* Brothers Karamazov & 4* Godunov Hotel
16 to 22 October 2018  From £562 per person sharing 

Price is subject to change – please contact us for the current availability.

Tour Includes:

  • Return international DIRECT flights from London
    16 October 2018 BA878 from London Heathrow at 09:20, arriving in St Petersburg at 14:40
    Coming back 22 October 2018, BA232 from Moscow Domodedovo at 16:05, arriving back in London Heathrow at 18:00
    All Airport taxes and security charges
  • Twin standard B&B accommodation at 4* hotels
  • 2nd class train ticket for the Express Sapsan train
  • Full Russian visa support

Tour Excludes:

  • Tickets to St Petersburg / Moscow Metro
    Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate*
    Travel insurance
    Regional add-ons
    Excursions / transfers
    Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket
  • * Standard visa processing cost £108.40 and takes 5 working days / Express Next day visa processing cost £186.60

Deposit is required at the booking stage. 

This is a tailor made special offer tour departing 16 October 2018 and exclusive to IntoRussia clients. The tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons. Please contact us for single supplement cost.

The Special offer tour is subject to availability. 

City Sightseeing Bus Information

For those looking for an alternative sightseeing, we offer to join a Hop On Hop Off Moscow Bus. The Bus runs along 2 different routes. 

Both bus lines start at Bolotnaya Square and take you straight to the Urdarnik cinema on Serfimovich Street, the only cinema in Russia with a telescopic opening roof. On the Red Line, we'll go over the Big Stone Bridge, also known as the Bolshoy Kamenn Bridge, where you'll be able to see the statue of Peter the Great and also the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Visit some of biggest art collections in Russia at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts at Bus Stop 3 or if you prefer being outside, then hop off at Bus Stop 7 and take a stroll around Alexander Garden. One must-see attraction is the Big Moskvoretsky bridge, a concrete arch-like structure which spans the Moscow River, connecting the Red Square and Bolshaya Ordynka Street of Zamoskvorechye. The bridge’s architect, Alexey Shchusev, chose pink granite as the facade to make the bridge look as if it were built from real rock.

If you're taking the Green Line, hop off at Bus Stop 18 to visit the Moscow Book House at where you'll find books for every taste. Make sure you hop off at the Red Square at Bus Stop 26 too, it's one of the most bustling, vibrant spaces in Moscow. If you want to enlighten yourself with some Russian history, then visit the Moscow State Historical Museum nearby, you won't miss it's eye-catching red colour and grand architecture. As you can see, there is something for everyone!

Your bus ticket includes a cruise along the river! The Moscow’s Vodootvodny canal was built in 1783-1786 along the central bend of the Moskva River near the Kremlin. While traveling along the canal you will be able to see the stunning implementation of engineering: Maly Kamenny (Small Stone) bridge, the First and Second sluice bridges, Small Krasnokholmsky bridge, Zverev bridge, Commissariat bridge and Sadovnichesky bridge.

Along the Vodootvodny canal there are many interesting architectural monuments from the past: the “Einem” factory, which later became the “Red October” factory, Pertsov’s commercial apartment building, facilities of the oldest hydro-electric power station in Moscow. On the Soyskaya embankment you’ll come across the wonderfully preserved bell tower of the Cathedral of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God.

Know before you go

Walking Tour: covers all the main attractions in Moscow: Varvarka Street, Romanovs Chambers, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, The Senate Palace, GUM, Kazan Cathedral, Moscow Hotel from the famous Stolichnaya Vodka cover, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ruins Grotto, The Kremlin.

Boat Tour:

April - October, from 11:00 to 20:00

Duration: 60 minutes

From Tretyakovsky Pier

RED ROUTE

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00

Loop: 60 Minutes

Frequency: 20 Minutes

1 Bolotnaya Sq

2 Urdarnik cinema at Serfimovich St

3 Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

4 Kropotkinskaya metro station

5 Sivtsev Vrazhek lane

6 Arbatskaya Sq.

7 Alexander Garden at Mokhovaya St.

8 Okhotny Ryad

9 Theater Sq.

10 Lubyanka Sq.

11 GUM -main universal country's store

12 Red Square

13 Big Moskvoretsky bridge

14 Balchug Stat Bolotnaya St.

15 Estrada Theatre

16 Big Stone Bridge

17 Urdarnik cinema at Sofiyskaya St.

GREEN ROUTE

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00

Loop: 120 Minutes

Frequency: 40 Minutes

1 Bolotnaya Sq

2 Urdarnik cinema at Serfimovich St

3 Cathedral of Christ the Savior

4 Krymsky Bridge

5 Andreevsky Bridge

6 University Square

7 Kiev Pier

8 Europe Square

9 Ukraine Hotel

10 Ukraine Hotel Square

11 Free Russia Square

12 Taras Shevchenko emb.

13 Borodino bridge

14 Smolenskaya sq. / Old Arbat

15 Smolenskaya metro station

16 Novinsky boulevard

17 October cinema

18 Moscow Book House

19 Arbatskaya sq.

20 Sivtsev Vrazhek lane

21 Cathedral of Christ the Savior

22 Big Stone Bridge

23 Ustinsky Bridge Pier

24 Yauza Gates

25 Zaryadye Historical District

26 Red Square

27 Big Moskvoretsky bridge

 

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