Flexible stopover.
Great value Homestay or Budget Hotel
Start any day. Start either city


The great cities of Moscow and St Petersburg provide a wealth of art, history and local character. Wild tribes first settled Moscow and later the powerful Czars of old Russia took up residence. St Petersburg was built as a bridge to the west by the autocratic and dynamic Czar, Peter the Great. It is a city built to mirror the grand architecture of Europe in the 18th century. These cities were, and still are, the centres of power and art of the Russian state.

This programme is designed to give;

  • optimum time in both cities.

  • complete flexibility - start in either Moscow or St Petersburg and

  • flexibility to stay longer.  You can add on extra nights, or shorten your stay.

Homestay Concept

  • are centrally located - no longer absolute CBD, next to the Kremlin etc, as no one with that level of real estate does homestay! All are central suburbs.

  • All are near public transport. Remember the Soviet system meant a lack of cars so public transport flourished.

  • mean you receive your own room (some can cater for up to four people although most are suitable for two) and you are not in a dorm with people you donít know.

In addition, you receive breakfast. You can organise other meals with host and pay for these directly. If you take your meals at the homestay you can negotiate the time you want to have the meal.

Probably the most important aspect is the fact that you experience something of everyday contemporary Russian life. Isnít that one of the main reasons why we all travel?

We pioneered homestay back in 1990 and have built up a reliable supply of hosts.  Sine that time the number of hosts has diminished so we work with a small group we know. Be early to guarantee a room! This experience means we know what we are doing and you can have confidence with your homestay arrangements. The hosts are accountable to us.  You can change/upgrade to hotels if you wish, at an appropriate surcharge.

Living out a fantasy

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Put yourself in the picture




DAY 1:
Arrive Moscow (train station or airport #), where you will be met and transferred to your homestay, or budget hotel.

Moscow weather facts.

DAY 2: Today you will be met by our guide and taken on a 3 hour introductory walking tour of the central sights of Moscow. This is a great way to learn about the public transport system, which is very comprehensive and efficient. The guided walk also orientates you to the main attractions and the central city layout - a good confidence booster for your independent sightseeing. Balance of day free. Note: if you arrive early on Day 1 this introduction will follow your check in to your accommodation.
Click here to view maps of the Metro..

DAY 3: Day for personal sightseeing or choose from one of our options as shown via links at the bottom of this page.

DAY 4: Day for personal sightseeing. Late afternoon/early evening fast train departure to St Petersburg. Met upon arrival and transferred to accommodation.

DAY 5: This morning you will be taken on a 3 hour introductory walking tour of central St Petersburg.
Again, a great way to learn about the public transport system and to orientate yourself.

DAY 6: Day for personal sightseeing or take one of our options.

DAY 7: Day for personal sightseeing.

DAY 8: Services end after breakfast. St Petersburg weather facts.

You can reverse the itinerary - no change to costs.

Add the 'Golden Ring'. you can incorporate one of our Golden Ring packages at Day 4. The return to Moscow (from the Golden Ring) can take you to the late train departure for the overnight to St Petersburg.

Itinerary can be reversed - no change to costs.


* Arrival transfer both cities
*3 hours walking tour of both cities.
*7 nights accommodation.
*Breakfast included with homestay and budget hotel
*Fast train Moscow/St Petersburg economy seat..
*Visa invitation.
*Comprehensive pre-departure information.
*All taxes relating to the services detailed.

Exit Russia to: The Baltics and Poland


Style of Accommodation Homestay Accommodation Budget Hotel
Room type Eur 793 p/p Twin Share Eur 1100 p/p twin share
Room type Eur 1049 Single Eur 1500 single
Extra night Eur 55p/p twin & Eur95 single Eur POR
  Surcharges: Airport Transfer +Eur60 for up to 2 persons
More hotel package options
Note: These costs are EUR as this is the currency Russia prefers to deal in.


Additional City SIGHTSEEING

* Surrounding areas
Extension to Novgorod
Extension to the Golden Ring
Click Links on right to read about the above


St Petersburg