Majestic Russia for Solo Travellers

Overview

From Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow to the imperial palaces of St Petersburg, join a group of like-minded solo travellers on a 7-day tour visiting some of the best attractions that Russia has to offer. Both cities are renowned for their world-class museums and grand architecture, and each have left behind their own cultural legacies.

What's Included:

  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Twin / double rooms for single use
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Average group size - 16 people (max 18)
  • Direct international flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local guides in each destination
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome & farewell dinners

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to St Petersburg

Morning flight from London (regional connections available) to St Petersburg with Aeroflot. Transfer to the Ambassador Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. Welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2: St Petersburg • Pushkin

Morning tour of St Petersburg, including Nevsky Prospekt and Vasilievsky island. Afternoon visit to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, including the renowned Amber Room. (B)

Day 3: St Petersburg

Morning visit to the world’s largest museum, the Hermitage. Founded by Catherine the Great and the former residence of the tsars, the museum now has an unrivalled collection of European and Russian masterpieces. Optional afternoon tour of the Fabergé Museum. (B)

Day 4: St Petersburg • Moscow

Morning at leisure or optional visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great’s Summer Palace and explore the gardens. Late afternoon train to Moscow (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to the Park Inn Sadu (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)

Day 5: Moscow

Morning tour of Moscow. View the magnificent Red Square with St Basil’s Cathedral, the Moscow State University and Novodevichy Convent. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6: Moscow

Morning visit to the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum with its collection of imperial crowns and carriages. Optional visit to the Arbat quarter, followed by a tour of selected Moscow metro stations – so-called underground palaces adorned with marble and chandeliers. Farewell dinner in the evening. (B, D)

Day 7: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Hand Picked By

Irene Jones

Like us, Cox and Kings recognise that flexibility within the itineraries is a key factor for our independent-minded customers when booking a luxury holiday. Their ‘Havana & Beach’ private tour found in our Concierge Collection surely answers that desire. With plenty of free time factored in to your itinerary you can set your own pace when discovering this amazing country.

Irene Jones

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures between January - November 2021
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 6 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £1,595
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