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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart St. Petersburg
Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
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