Arrive in the city considered the cultural jewel of Russia and enjoy the ease of our airport transfer to your comfortable hotel.
Refreshed, take a first glimpse at St. Petersburg’s charms on a select sightseeing tour. Stroll down the grand boulevard Nevsky Prospect. Wander along an atmospheric canal near the palace square and soak-in the magic of this special place.
Overnight: Hotel Park Inn Nevsky. Meals included: dinner (D)
Uncover how deeply this city’s fortunes have been intertwined with the tsars, as you view the Peter and Paul Cathedral—the burial place of the Romanov dynasty. Then visit one of the greatest museums in the world: the Hermitage. Marvel at its awe-inspiring collection of artworks, from treasures of antiquity to Impressionist masterpieces. In the evening, you have time to go to the theater or enjoy a cruise on the Neva River.
Overnight: Hotel Park Inn Nevsky. Meals included: breakfast (B)
Head outside the city to see the regal lifestyle of the tsars. First, tour the splendid Pavlovsk Palace, built by Catherine the Great for her son, Paul. Stroll in what is considered to be the finest English garden in Russia. Then head to the magnificent summer residence the empress built for herself. The Catherine Palace is a Rococo celebration of gold and white stucco. The painstakingly restored interiors, including the reconstruction of the famed lost Amber Room, are just as stunning.
Later, enjoy delicious local specialties for dinner.
Overnight: Hotel Park Inn Nevsky (or similar). Meals included: (BD)
Bid farewell to glorious St. Petersburg, as a transfer takes you to the train station. Arrive in Moscow a short trip later and settle into your hotel before exploring one of the most vivid and dynamic cities on Earth. Your journey from here continues according to your specific Tsar’s Gold itinerary.
Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar). Meals included: (B)
There may be some variation due to train arrival or departure times and the date (odd or even). The content remains the same, but the order in which services are provided may vary. Additional, or less nights may be required to meet changed train schedules. Free allowance for rail baggage is 35kg per person. For over-weight baggage you need to check these items at the Luggage Checkin Center of Beijing Railway Station on the morning of the day prior to departure date.
The add on, or extension packages, for St Petersburg are all tailor made. Prices will depend upon number of people, time of year and style/level of accommodation used. Whilst we show an outline for three nights you can vary this. We can also add, or decrease, the included sightseeing and customise the sightseeing to your own interests. Please contact us for a quote.