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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Imperial Russia 2020


9 days from $8,995

Limited to 18 guests

Experience the opulent splendors of Russia’s imperial ruling class, from the modern bustle of Moscow, replete with the echoes of the Soviet Era, to the Baroque splendor of St. Petersburg, when Russia began to look toward the west.

A&K Advantages

Explore the Kremlin’s State Armory and enter the Grand Kremlin Palace, official residence of the President

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, and view the summer palace of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets

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

Stay in Four Seasons luxury hotels throughout your journey

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 and Paul Fortress
DAY 5
Petrodvorets | Legacy of Peter the Great
DAY 6
St. Petersburg | Early Entry to the Hermitage
DAY 7
Pushkin | Design Your Day
DAY 8
St. Petersburg | Private Museum Visit & Concert
DAY 9
Depart St. Petersburg

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Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made  Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg or customize a Russian journey just for you.

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
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, and enjoy exclusive A&K Insider Access to the Grand Kremlin Palace, official residence of President Putin (subject to closure for official functions). Later, tour the Moscow Metro, before dining at a local restaurant.

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

Visit the Sparrow Hills and other key sites around the city. Revisit the pivotal era of Perestroika with an in-person talk from Mikhail Gorbachev’s personal translator. Enjoy lunch at a private restaurant, and then view the fine artworks in the Tretyakov Gallery.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
St. Petersburg | Concert at Peter and 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
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
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. Break for lunch in a nearby restaurant, then return in the afternoon to view the famous Impressionists collection. This evening, attend a performance in one of St. Petersburg’s beautiful historic theaters.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Pushkin | Design Your Day

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. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Bask in a Russian Banya, a traditional steam bath experience that detoxifies and invigorates.

Visit the Studio of a Well-Known Local Artist, viewing his works and having afternoon tea with him and his wife.

Discover the Central Navy Museum, to learn the history of the Russian navy, dating to the reign of Peter the Great.

Enjoy an evening at leisure, free to explore on your own.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
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 with Champagne at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, an insider access experience exclusively for guests of A&K. Then savor a tasting of Russian caviars as a fitting prelude to your farewell dinner.

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

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made  Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg or customize a Russian journey just for you.

Helsinki Post-Tour Extension

Europe Finland Helsinki Suomenlinna Fortress

4 days from $2,995

Single Supplement from $995

Immerse yourself in Helsinki with a city tour, dinner with a local family in their home, and a culinary tasting walk.

Available to add to select departure dates.
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Day 1

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland, by train from St. Petersburg and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at your leisure, and then dine at a local restaurant.

Hotel Kämp
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Set out on a panoramic city tour, visiting the Rock Church, Suomenlinna Fortress and the Helsinki National Museum. Experience local life firsthand with a dinner hosted by a family in their private home.

Hotel Kämp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

Savor a culinary walking/tasting tour that includes a visit to Market Square and lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Hotel Kämp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4

Transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Apr 24 - May 02
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  • May 15 - May 23
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  • May 29 - Jun 06
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  • Jun 05 - Jun 13
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  • Jun 19 - Jun 27
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  • Jul 03 - Jul 11
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  • Jul 17 - Jul 25
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  • Jul 24 - Aug 01
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  • Jul 31 - Aug 08
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  • Aug 14 - Aug 22
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  • Aug 21 - Aug 29
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  • Sep 04 - Sep 12
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  • Sep 11 - Sep 19
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  • Sep 25 - Oct 03
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Journey Details

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.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made  Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg or customize a Russian journey just for you.


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