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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Imperial Russia 2018


9 Days from $8,795

Limited to 18 guests

On a journey that reveals the magnificent splendors of tsarist Russia, marvel at iconic St. Basil's Cathedral, attend a concert at the Peter and Paul Fortress, visit Catherine Palace as well as the summer palace of Peter the Great, and explore the famed Hermitage Museum.

A&K Advantages

Experience the opulent splendors of Russia's imperial ruling class, from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Pushkin to Petrodvorets

Explore the Kremlin's State Armory and the Diamond Fund, a collection that features the 190-carat Orlov Diamond

Enjoy early entry to the incomparable Hermitage Museum, to view its amazing collections of jewelry and artifacts

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, where you enjoy a concert of Russian spiritual music

Tour the private Fabergé Museum for up-close views of the famous Fabergé Eggs

Discover the wonders of the famed Hermitage Museum and visit the sprawling summer palace of Peter the Great

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Moscow, Russia
DAY 2
Moscow | The Kremlin’s Treasures
DAY 3
Moscow | Private Lunch with Gorbachev’s Translator
DAY 4
St. Petersburg | Concert at Peter & Paul Fortress
DAY 5
Petrodvorets | Legacy of Peter the Great
DAY 6
St. Petersburg | Early Entry to the Hermitage
DAY 7
Pushkin | The Stunning Catherine Palace
DAY 8
St. Petersburg | Private Museum Visit & Concert
DAY 9
Depart St. Petersburg
DAY 1
Arrive Moscow, Russia

Arrive in Moscow, the capital of Russia, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, situated steps from Red Square. Gather this evening for a welcome briefing followed by dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Moscow | The Kremlin’s Treasures

Tour two of the Kremlin’s cathedrals as well as the State Armory, home to priceless artifacts dating to the 14th century. View the diamond-encrusted coronation crown of Catherine the Great and the Diamond Fund, featuring the 190-carat Orlov Diamond. Later, enjoy exclusive A&K Insider Access to the Grand Kremlin Palace, official residence of President Putin (subject to closure for official functions). Then, tour the Moscow Metro, before dining at a local restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3
Moscow | Private Lunch with Gorbachev’s Translator

Visit the Park of Fallen Idols, Sparrow Hills and other key sites around the city. Enjoy lunch at a private restaurant as you revisit the pivotal era of Perestroika with an in-person talk from Mikhail Gorbachev’s personal translator. Later, view fine art in the Tretyakov Gallery.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
St. Petersburg | Concert at Peter & Paul Fortress

Board a high-speed train for a lively ride to St. Petersburg. On arrival, check in to your hotel, and then sit down to a Russian afternoon tea. Later, enjoy a boat cruise on the city’s canals that ends at Peter and Paul Fortress, where you experience a choir concert of Russian spiritual music, followed by dinner at a popular restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Petrodvorets | Legacy of Peter the Great

Travel to Petrodvorets, summer palace of Peter the Great, to view its grounds, sculptures and fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil (weather permitting). This evening, view St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and then take part in a private culinary master class and dinner for an engaging and memorable Chef’s Table experience.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
St. Petersburg | Early Entry to the Hermitage

Beat the crowds with special early entry to the world-famous Hermitage Museum to marvel at its spectacular art collections in peace and quiet. Break for lunch in a nearby restaurant, then return in the afternoon to view the famous Impressionists collection in the museum’s General Staff Building. This evening, attend a performance in one of St. Petersburg’s beautiful historic theaters.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Pushkin | The Stunning Catherine Palace

Journey to Pushkin to discover the magnificent 18th-century Catherine Palace, designed to rival Versailles. Enter the rarely visited Cold Bath and Agate Rooms to see the palace’s only surviving original interiors. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit Pavlovsk Palace and Park. Then, return to St. Petersburg.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
St. Petersburg | Private Museum Visit & Concert

Tour the city, entering the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood to behold its delicate mosaics and visiting the Fabergé Museum to see its glittering Fabergé eggs and other objets d’art. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a private visit and concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, which is dedicated to an honored Russian painter and teacher. Then savor a tasting of Russian caviars as a fitting prelude to your farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart St. Petersburg

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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