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St Petersburg & Moscow for Solo Travellers

  • NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
  • Explore St Petersburg on a sightseeing coach tour  
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the Hermitage
  • Guided visit to Peterhof, the magnificent summer palace 
  • Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Moscow’s iconic sites
  • See the domes of St Basil’s Cathedral
  • Experience the incredible facade of the Bolshoi Theatre
  • See the golden towers of Novodevichy Convent 
  • Discover the Kremlin complex and Red Square on a guided tour 
  • See some of Moscow’s iconic Metro stations 
  • Experience the Sapsan high-speed train between St Petersburg and Moscow
  • Take a  tour of the Vodka Museum in St Petersburg, with a tasting

Selected departures from May to September 2020

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6 nights in four & five-star accommodation
Breakfast & dinner
Welcome drinks & dinner
Return flights & transfers
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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN ST PETERSBURG

St Petersburg

Arrive at the airport for your flight to St Petersburg. On arrival, we transfer by coach to the four-star superior SO Sofitel St Petersburg, where we stay for three nights, with breakfast.  

This evening we enjoy an informal drinks reception, followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant, for a chance to get to know our travel companions a little better.

So Cozy Standard Room

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4* superior SO Sofitel St Petersburg

Wonderful rooftop terrace with city views.

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Great location

DAY 2 - ST PETERSBURG & THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM

Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Morning

Today begins with a city sightseeing tour by coach, experiencing at first hand the unrivalled splendour of St Petersburg’s imperial buildings. We see the breathtaking Winter Palace – which today houses part of the Hermitage Museum. We also pass the Peter and Paul Fortress, renowned for the glittering spire, the fortress sits on an island in the Neva. The gleaming cathedral is the final resting place of Peter the Great.

We see handsome religious buildings like the gargantuan St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood with its ornate towers. You’ll also discover grand boulevards like Nevsky Prospekt, the pretty canals and arched bridges that give the city its sobriquet, the ‘Venice of the North’ and the magnificent Admiralty building. We also see the enormous Palace Square, the city’s best-known open space. 

Afternoon

This afternoon we visit the Hermitage for a guided tour of some of its highlights. The scale of this complex is overwhelming as you’re surrounded by the grandeur of the former Winter Palace – enormous rooms, endless corridors, marble and gilt everywhere. The Hermitage houses an astonishing art collection, almost unmatched anywhere in the world. The statistics are staggering – its five buildings house over three million artefacts, with European paintings alone occupying 120 rooms that include masterpieces by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet and Matisse. 

Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant.

DAY 3 - PETERHOF

DAY 4 - MOSCOW

DAY 5 - MOSCOW METRO & KREMLIN

DAY 6 - FREE DAY IN MOSCOW

DAY 7 - RETURN HOME

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Pulkovo Airport, St Petersburg St Petersburg 40 mins Moscow Moscow Domodedovo Airport 2 hrs

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Why should I choose Riviera Travel?

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What is included in the price?

The price of this holiday is per person based on sole occupancy of a twin/double room and includes:

  • Return flights
  • Six nights’ accommodation with breakfast in four-star hotels including a welcome dinner and drinks on the first night
  • All local taxes and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrances into the Armoury museum, Russian Vodka Museum, reserved seat in second class on the high-speed Sapsan train from Moscow to St Petersburg, Hermitage museum, Peterhof
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

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