Treasures of the Tsars: Moscow and St. Petersburg

Treasures of the Tsars: Moscow and St. Petersburg

Ker & Downey’s Moscow and St. Petersburg luxury journey reveals the treasures of the Tsars, marrying the grandeur of Imperial Russia with the vibrant culture of the modern empire. This luxury journey hits the highlights of Russia’s two main hubs, Moscow and St. Petersburg, with excursions designed to transport you back to a bygone age of royal splendor.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Moscow / The Ritz-Carlton Moscow

  • Day 2:

    Moscow / The Ritz-Carlton Moscow (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Moscow / The Ritz-Carlton Moscow (B)

  • Day 4:

    St. Petersburg / Hotel Astoria (B)

  • Day 5:

    St. Petersburg / Hotel Astoria (B)

  • Day 6:

    St. Petersburg / Hotel Astoria (B)

  • Day 7:

    St. Petersburg / Hotel Astoria (B,L)

  • Day 8:

    St. Petersburg / Hotel Astoria (B,D)

  • Day 9:

    Depart St. Petersburg (B,L)

Itinerary Description:

The Treasures of the Tsars run the gamut, from spectacular classical churches and lavish palaces, to precious works of art, to orderly visual displays of natural beauty. Trace the history of Russia through its two major cities, each brimming with echoes of the past and distinct cultural achievements shaping the country’s future.

Start your journey in Moscow, staying in the shadow of the famed Kremlin and historic Red Square. Inspect the relics and artworks of Imperial Russia, witness the lavish style of the metro stations and cathedrals, and taste the best vodkas in the world. You will also enjoy lunch in a restaurant occupying a former KGB building, and be accompanied by a former KGB officer who provides insight into his time in the secretive force. At the Cosmonaut Training Center, get exclusive access to the Russian home of the “space race” that still provides training for space explorers from across the globe.

A high-speed train whisks you away to St. Petersburg, the imperial city conceived by Tsar Peter the Great. European style and Russian grandeur permeate the parks, streets, and canals of this picturesque destination, and your private guide is your insider connection to its many wonders. In St. Petersburg you will explore an unmistakable landscape of onion-domes and spires and navigate the city canals on your own private cruise. In the Hermitage, view impressionist works and creations from the Titians side-by-side with a museum curator. At the legendary Mariinsky Theatre, go behind the curtain to witness the technical precision required for each production, and take in a performance yourself. You will also enjoy exclusive access to delicate, seldom-viewed treasures in the Faberge collection.

Luxury accommodations, private escorts, plus early openings of museums and palaces will have you feeling like a Tsar yourself as you explore the majesty left behind by the elite. Your custom journey to Russia can also include a private helicopter flight, adding a sense of modern luxury to an already astounding itinerary.

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