Combine Russia’s two greatest cities in one holiday. Explore the grand historical sights and Soviet skyscrapers of Moscow, before heading to the palaces, museums and cultivated culture of St Petersburg. Both truly Russian, yet both distinctly individual in character; for first time visitors, this is a fast introduction to this complex country. In Moscow, our experienced local guide will help you understand Russia’s recent past and present with a tour inside its political heart. Join soldiers on Red Square, where the Soviet Union’s grandest ceremonies once took place, before stepping inside the Kremlin itself to walk the corridors that have been the heart of Russian power for centuries. Off the beaten track, our guide can help you explore Moscow’s more interesting neighbourhoods, or find the right place to have a traditional Russian tea room encounter. But Moscow isn’t the whole Russian story. In St Petersburg, you’ll roam the lavish rooms of the last Tsar’s Winter Palace, and see the greatest jewels of the Russian Empire at the Hermitage and Faberge museums. This is still the country’s cultural capital, and whether you want the best in ballet or opera, or cutting edge Russian cinema from today there is no better city.
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