Russian icons

Take a city tour of Moscow, before experiencing its grand underbelly and Soviet-era metro stations. Be treated to an ancient Russia welcome ceremony, with bread and salt. Enjoy a tour of the State Hermitage Museum and visit Peterhof Palace.

Members from: $1,779 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $1,799 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    Travel Glo

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Guided by an expert Rail Discoveries tour manager

  • Handcrafted itinerary with all the must-see sights

  • Nine meals - 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners

  • Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure

  • Six nights accommodation in centrally-located 3-4-star hotels

  • Scenic travel by rail and coach

  • Local guides for a personalised experience


Day 1: Arrive Moscow

A powerhouse of history and artistry, Moscow is a city full of famous sites and World Heritage wonders. Relax with fellow travellers before meeting your tour manager. Tonight, be treated to a Russian Welcome Ceremony.

Stay: Three nights, Moscow, Park Inn by Radisson Sadu

Daily: Dinner

Day 2: Moscow

Conspiracy theorists beware of Moscow’s ‘Golden Brains’, a mass of metal atop the city's RAN building that some believe transmits mind-control signals. Perhaps best to pack some tinfoil, just in case.

With a local guide, move from one landmark to the next as you learn about the city’s fascinating past on a tour. Sparrow Hill offers great panoramic views, while the Temple of the Holy Trinity and Moscow State University make for photogenic backdrops. Enjoy a visit to Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb and the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, before entering the Kremlin and Armoury Museum.

Daily: Breakfast

Day 3: Moscow

Write your names on a padlock and lock it to a metal tree along the Moscow River. Then, toss the key away for good luck.

Today you’ll experience the city’s grand underbelly and Soviet-era metro stations. Your guide will explain how Stalin’s visions were reflected in the decor, chandeliers, sculptures and mosaics he commissioned, before taking a stroll down the cobblestoned pedestrian-only Arbat Street. During free time in the afternoon, perhaps hunt through the boutiques at the GUM arcade or learn of the area’s rail history at the Museum of the Moscow Railway.

Daily: Breakfast

Day 4: Moscow - St. Petersburg

After a morning at leisure, head to St. Petersburg aboard the high-speed Sapsan train, named after the world's fastest bird. Reaching speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, relax as you glide through the Russian countryside, passing farm houses, towns and forests. Feel like shopping? The Galeria is within easy walking distance of your hotel.

Stay: Three nights, St. Petersburg, Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky

Daily: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5: St. Petersburg

Avoid the queues today with an early entrance and tour at the State Hermitage Museum, the second-largest art museum in the world. Good luck trying to take in all of the three million items in its collection. After, learn why World Heritage-listed Peterhof Palace is called the Russian Versailles. Renowned for its vast gardens and rich architecture, admire the glittering façades and see some of the country's finest artwork. With an evening free, Rubinstein Street calls, brimming with cafés, bars and restaurants.

Daily: Breakfast

Day 6: St. Petersburg

Check out St. Petersburg’s new cultural hotspot, New Holland. On this once-forgotten island, former World War II storage hangers are now home to evolving projects such as modern bars, movie theatres, art exhibitions and gardens.

Dig deeper with a free day to explore. Perhaps drop into the Faberge Museum and see the fabled Imperial Easter Eggs, enjoy unique views of the city on a canal tour, or down a few at the Russian Vodka Museum. Tonight, gather for one final local dinner.

Daily: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Depart St. Petersburg

It's time to say goodbye today, but you'll have memories that will last forever.

Daily: Breakfast

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