This 8-day introductory tour of Russia will lead you to the country’s two largest and most fascinating cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Double the blinis, borscht, and Baroque architecture as you savor the sights, history, and flavors of Russia’s former and current capital. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the amazement keeps coming with visits to St. Petersburg’s grand, golden-domed St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the impressive Winter Palace complex—once the residence of the czars and now home to the Hermitage, the world’s second largest art museum. A high-speed train to Moscow reveals the legendary Red Square, the stunning Cathedral of Christ the Saviour—the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world—and the storied towers, cathedrals, and palaces of the fortified Kremlin.
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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- Historic Centre of St. Petersburg
- Kremlin and Red Square (Moscow)
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
I have not always been a tour director, I worked in a variety of fields until I eventually started escorting weekend tours for fun, I found my true vocation. I love sharing my passion for European cities with my clients, giving them an insider's perspective that they would miss if they travelled on their own. I also love seeing happy smiles on my clients' faces during the whole tour. I enjoy escorting tours to Russia, my native country, especially to Moscow. Although all expect St. Petersburg to be beautiful (and they are not disappointed) most are blown away by Moscow. It is a vibrant city that simply overwhelms with a startling combination of historical monuments, modern sights and night-time illumination.
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