Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before the crowds arrive and see the Peacock Clock Ceremony
Enjoy a tour of Moscow's iconic monuments including Red Square, home to the ornate domes of St Basil's Cathedral
Dock in Mandrogi during your river cruise, a charming village teeming with traditional houses
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kämp
Join your local guide for a tour of Finland’s idyllic capital, including a visit to the Temppeliaukio Rock Church. Savour dinner at a local restaurant.Daily :
Cook salmon by an open fire followed by lunch at a Lappish-style teepee. Enjoy wild herb tea accompanied by a Sami singer.
Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park, where an authentic encounter has been arranged.Daily :
Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.
Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22Daily :
Travel to the imperial residence of Peterhof Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Later, board your river ship.
Stay: 10 Nights, MS ValentinaDaily :
Tonight, appreciate Russia’s arts scene as you delight in a breathtaking private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.
After breakfast today, head out to enjoy a tour of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, which was constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. After spending time exploring here, spend the afternoon at your leisure to take in the sights of St Petersburg.Daily :
Experience a special tour of the State Hermitage before the museum is open to the public. A highlight is the chance to take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.
Take a Hydrofoil ride over the waters of the Neva River to the State Hermitage for a tour of the museum. Forming part of the Winter Palace, it is home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works.Daily :
After cruising through the night, dock in Mandrogi, a charming village teeming with traditional houses. Afterwards, spend time at leisure to look around and browse the handmade trinkets for sale.Daily :
Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Explore the open-air museum of wooden buildings and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.Daily :
Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a small and peaceful farming town. Your guided tour here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons.Daily :
Today stop in the historic Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing tour illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.Daily :
On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.
Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich. Here, select your preferred activity.Daily :
Dock in Moscow this afternoon and enjoy an insightful tour of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.Daily :
Gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, situated at the base of a 100-metre titanium obelisk. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s national gallery.
Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, personalise your experience with a choice of activities.Daily :
Marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, accompanied by traditional Russian folklore.
Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug KempinksiDaily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
Relax in style at one of Moscow's most historic hotels, complete with stunning views of the cityscape
This landmark hotel in Finland's Helsinki is cosmopolitan and caters for the most discerning of travellers
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