• Russia


Discover two of Russia’s largest cities, filled with history, art, & an overall essence of grandeur. Visit the palace of Catherine I, one of the finest examples of Late Baroque architecture, see the cathedral that served as the site of royal coronations for a period of more than three centuries, explore famous museums featuring extensive art collections, & more. This six day/ five night tour is an experience any traveler with a love for art & architecture won’t want to miss. 


  • Peterhof – Peter the Great’s summer estate.
  • State Armoury – Famous museum in historic Kremlin Territory. Display items include royal court dresses, golden carriages, & precious jewels.
  • Red Square – Home to the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, the founding leader of the USSR.
  • Tretyakov Gallery – Collection features over 170,000 works of art.
  • State Hermitage Museum – Home to over 3 million items, including the Porcelain Collection & works of art from the Stone Age.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Moscow

Arrive at the airport in Moscow, & transfer to the hotel. Explore historic Red Square, which features the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, the founding leader of the USSR. Other highlights include the famous GUM department store & Saint Basil’s Cathedral, a 16th-century, multi-colored masterpiece. Discover delicious cuisine at tonight’s welcome dinner. 

Day 2: Moscow

Experience the essence of Russian history & culture today as you visit Moscow’s Kremlin Territory. Discover the grandeur of the nation’s previous ruling parties at the State Armoury. Display items include royal court dresses, lavish thrones, golden carriages, & precious jewels. Next, visit the Cathedral of the Archangel & the neighboring Cathedral of the Assumption, a previous site of royal coronations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head up to the observation platform at Sparrow Hills for a one-of-a-kind scenic view of the capital city. Other sightseeing highlights today include Boulevard Ring, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the cemetery at Novodevichy Convent, & the eternal flame on Poklonnaya Hill. 

Day 3: Moscow – St. Petersburg

This morning, visit one of Moscow’s most renowned museums, Tretyakov Gallery. Its extensive collection features over 170,000 works of art, including paintings dating back to the 12th century. In addition to the ancient Russian treasures found here, one will also find an array of eye-catching, modern art, from black & white photography to electric-powered sculptures. Afterward, step onboard the train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, & enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Day 4: St. Petersburg – Tsarskoe Selo – St. Petersburg

Travel to the town of Tsarskoe Selo this morning to see one of the finest examples of Late Baroque architecture, the lovely Catherine Palace. You’ll marvel at the intricately designed Amber Room, a legendary, refurbished room inside the palace. After the guided tour, return to St. Petersburg. Enjoy exploring the city at your leisure. 

Day 5: St. Petersburg

Before the doors are opened to the general public, enjoy an exclusive look at Peter the Great’s summer estate, Peterhof. Upon arrival, admire the Grand Cascade, a stunning, outdoor display featuring sixty-four fountains. One of the park’s other main features is the Grand Palace. Inside you’ll find an array of unique, interior designs & lavish furnishings. Highlights include the Ballroom & Chesma Hall. Return to the city from the park by boat. Enjoy lunch before visiting the State Hermitage Museum. Located within some of St. Petersburg’s most prominent buildings, this museum proudly consists of over 3 million items. Highlights include the Porcelain Collection, works of art from the Stone Age, & ancient Greek, gold jewelry. Tonight includes a farewell dinner.

Day 6: St. Petersburg – USA

Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.

Optional Add-Ons

  • Security Briefing – Meet an ex-KGB agent for fascinating insight on the history of undercover security work in Russia.
  • Private Choral Performance – The famous St Nicholas Spiritual Choir graces you with sweet melodies from the church hymnal.