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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Imperial Russia 2021


9 days from $8,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Experience the opulent splendors of Russia’s imperial ruling class, from the modern bustle of Moscow, replete with echoes of the Soviet era, to the Baroque splendor of St. Petersburg, when the eyes of the Russian people turned westward.

A&K Advantages

  • Meet and talk with Mikhail Gorbachev’s personal translator for unique insight into the collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Gain exclusive access not available to the general public to Konstantin Palace, the official St. Petersburg residence of the president of Russia
  • Benefit from early entry to the incomparable Hermitage Museum, viewing its world-famous collections of jewelry and artifacts at a calmer, less-crowded time of day
  • Explore St. Petersburg with a canal cruise and a concert of Russian music at Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as a visit to the summer palace of Peter the Great
  • Visit the intimate Fabergé Museum for up-close views of its glittering treasures, including the stunning Fabergé eggs

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

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 dinner.

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

Explore two of the Kremlin’s cathedrals and enjoy early entry to the State Armory, home to priceless artifacts dating to the 14th century. Ride Like a Local on the Moscow Metro, admiring the elegant architecture of its stations. Your afternoon is at leisure.

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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then revisit the pivotal era of Perestroika with an in-person talk from Mikhail Gorbachev’s personal translator. Continue to the Tretyakov Gallery to view its fine artworks.

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

Board a high-speed train to St. Petersburg, and check in to your hotel. Then, sit down to a Russian afternoon tea. Later, relax on a boat cruise on the city’s canals, viewing local life on shore, cocktail in hand, for a refreshing Scenic Sundowner experience. Finish at Peter and Paul Fortress, where you attend a choir concert of Russian spiritual music. Tonight, dine at a restaurant just outside the fortress walls.

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

Begin the day with special entry to Konstantin Palace, enjoying exclusive access not available to the general public to this art-filled former residence of grand dukes. Afterward, travel to Petrodvorets, summer palace of Peter the Great, to view its grounds, sculptures and fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil. 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, and then return to view the renowned Impressionist collection. Later, attend a performance in one of St. Petersburg’s 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 Home 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

Today, enter the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood to behold its delicate mosaics, and visit the Fabergé Museum to see its glittering Fabergé eggs and other objets d’art. Explore the city your way during an afternoon at leisure. Then, enjoy a private visit and concert with Champagne at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, an experience available exclusively to A&K guests. 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.


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

  • 2021
  • May 14 - May 22
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  • Jun 11 - Jun 19
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  • Jul 23 - Jul 31
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  • Aug 13 - Aug 21
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  • Sep 03 - Sep 11
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  • Sep 10 - Sep 18
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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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