Recommended tour operator: Cox & Kings
Cox & Kings says
Russia is the largest country in the world and planning a trip there can prove daunting. The rewards are immense once you’re there but you want to be confident in the knowledge that all your arrangements run smoothly. You want to have the best possible itinerary to help you get the most from your holiday, whether you’re there for a few nights or a longer trip.
That’s where our expert team in our UK and local staff come in to play, whether you join one of our small group tours or want the best possible experience on an independent, tailor-made holiday.
Our most popular escorted tour is Classic Russia, a spectacular eight-day trip which includes tours of the Kremlin and Armoury in Moscow and the Hermitage, Peterhof and Catherine Palace (including the Amber Room) in St Petersburg. Accommodation is in luxury five star hotels in both cities (with an option to upgrade to even more sumptuous accommodation) with a fascinating four hour train journey between Moscow and St Petersburg.
Pictures & Palaces is a five night escorted arts & culture tour of St Petersburg. Not only will you see the Amber Room, Hermitage Museum and Yusupov Palace, but you will also visit the Fabergé Museum and enjoy a private tour of the Gold Room at the Hermitage.
Russia is one of our most popular destinations for solo travellers – you can join any of our escorted tours or Majestic Russia, our solos-only trip with no single supplement, an inspiring itinerary and like-minded company.
Our river cruise options in Russia include Volga Dream. Starting with three nights in Moscow and finishing with three nights in St Petersburg, discover the rural medieval charm of Russia’s Upper Volga region as you meander slowly between the two great cities through what’s known as Russia’s Golden Ring.
Increasingly popular amongst our choice of independent holidays, Moscow & Volgograd will give you a fascinating insight in to the city formerly known as Stalingrad as well as Moscow.
Our Trans-Siberian rail journeys include the luxurious Golden Eagle and a more basic but no less spectacular option, travelling from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia.
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