Decadence and ornate beauty await you in Russia, the world's largest country.

Radio campaign programme host

Accompanied by Mark Wigmore, Host, “The Oasis”, weekdays 3 to 7 PM on The New Classical 96.3 FM


  • Commentary by Mark Wigmore on Russian classical music composers
  • Hosted by a member of Team Clarkson
  • Personal radio headsets which give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary
  • Seamless baggage handling at every hotel, with prompt delivery inside your room
  • Tips and gratuities for your tour director, local guides and driver; Hotel and restaurant tips are also included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available) so you can stay connected with friends and family while on tour
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through our agency
  • Traveling concierge and guided tours
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary


TOUR COST: C$7,999 per person in double occupancy; C$9,999 single

PAYMENTS: Deposit of C$1,000 per person at time of booking

FINAL PAYMENT DATE: January 5th 2022.

GUESTS CURRENTLY BOOKED ON JUNE 2021 WATERWAYS OF RUSSIA: Can transfer your payments towards “Remarkable Russia“.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FUTURE TRAVEL CREDITS: Guests with Uniworld Future Travel Credits (or credits from other brands within The Travel Company) can redeem your credit towards payment of this land tour.

Why You Will Love It!


  • In St. Petersburg, a performance at the Marinksy Ballet and Opera Theatre
  • In Moscow, a performance at the famous Bolshoi Theatre


  • A private, after-hours tour of The Hermitage Museum home to 3 million objects of art and world history
  • A lecture by a local historian on the KGB
  • A backstage tour of The Bolshoi


  • Sunset cruise to enjoy St. Petersburg’s White Nights
  • Ornate Saint Peter  & Paul Cathedral – Nicholas II now rests here with other Tsars
  • Easter eggs and striking decorativee pieces at the Faberge Museum
  • Visit Peterhof Palace located in the Bay of Finland; be awestruck at the genius of Peter the Great and the highly decorated grounds
  • A workshop on creating Matryoshka nesting dolls
  • The scenery in your business class train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Moscow City’s landmarks, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and other City highlights
  • You will love your accommodations – centrally located and sumptous

“… years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, sail away from the safe harbour, EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER” …

Mark Twain

Itinerary at a glance

Remarkable Russia

May 22 Sun
St. Petersburg for 4 nights
Arrive at Pulkovo Airport
Meet your Travel Concierge. Check in to Grand Hotel. Dinner with wine. Europe - a Belmond Property
May 23 Mon
St. Petersburg
Tour of Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral and city with Concierge. Afternoon and evening at leisure
Breakfast at hotel
May 24 Tue
St. Petersburg
Full day of touring Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, Church of the Ressurection Faberge Museum, Hermitage Museum after-hours tour
Breakfast at hotel
May 25 Wed
St. Petersburg -Peterhof - St, Petersburg
Peterhof Palace on the Bay of Finland
Breakfast and Dinner with wine
May 26 Thu
St. Petersburg to Moscow
Russian folk art workshop - Matryoshka dolls. Business Class scenic train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Check in to Hotel National (or equivalent) - three nights
Breakfast and Dinner with wine
May 27 Fri
Kremlin Royal Apartments Exclusive Tour, Kremlin Armory, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, private backstage tour of The Bolshoi.
May 28 Sat
Moscow's Subway, an art gallery in its own right, leisure time with suggestions from your Travel Concierge, Romantic dinner cruise - a wonderful way to see the City all lit up
Breakfast and Dinner with wine
May 29 Sun
Moscow - end of tour
Transfer to Airport OR to Train Station for a 16-day Moscow to Vladivostok Trans-Siberian Express Train Tour


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Video runs for 6+ minutes. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre, Zhivopisniy Bridge, Peter the Great Statue, Moskva River, more…

Your Select Accommodations

Sampling of sights in both Cities

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