Russia: Past & Present

Day 1 Tue: 

  • Arrival to St. Petersburg. 
  • Transfer from airport to the hotel.
  • Checking-in at hotel. 
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Wed: 

  • Buffet breakfast.
  • A.M. City tour including visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
  • P.M. Tour to the Main Museum Complex of the Hermitage (including the Winter Palace and 3 other buildings adjacent to it) 
  • Overnight at hotel. 

Day 3 Thu: 

  • Buffet breakfast. 
  • Tour to Peterhof (Russian Versailles: visits to the Grand Palace and the walking tour Lower Park with famous fountains).
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Fri: 

  • Early bird breakfast (served in the guests' rooms)
  • Bus transfer from hotel to railway station.
  •  Morning train to Moscow (economy class ticket, one way by express train “Sapsan”, at 07:00/10:50 hrs*). 
  • Arrival to Moscow. Meeting with a guide at platform. Bus transfer from railway station to hotel.
  • HD Tour to Kremlin (including the territory, the Armory Chamber and 1 cathedral)
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Sat: 

  • Buffet breakfast.
  • HD Panoramic City tour
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Sun: 

  • Buffet breakfast.
  • Transfer from hotel to airport. 
  • End of services.


hotels of the tour:

  • St.Petersburg – “Belmond Grand Europe Hotel” (accommodation in suprior rooms)
  • Moscow -
  • for the most of the departures (except the below dates in May) – “Marriott Royal Aurora” (accommodation in deluxe rooms)
  • for the following dates in May - "Metropol" (accommodation in superior rooms)

all tours and transfers are with English speaking guide 

* Train schedule is subject to final reconfirmation at the time of booking



10.04.18 – 15.04.18

17.04.18 – 22.04.18

24.04.18 – 29.04.18

01.05.18 – 06.05.18

08.05.18 – 13.05.18

15.05.18 – 20.05.18

17.07.18 - 22.07.18



24.07.18 - 29.07.18

31.07.18 – 05.08.18

07.08.18 – 12.08.18

14.08.18 – 19.08.18

21.08.18 – 26.08.18

28.08.18 - 02.09.18

04.09.18 - 09.09.18




11.09.18 – 16.09.18

18.09.18 – 23.09.18

25.09.18 – 30.09.18

02.10.18 – 07.10.18

09.10.18 – 14.10.18

16.10.18 – 21.10.18

23.10.18- 28.10.18

(*) This departure can be confirmed under special request only due to special period of ECONOMIC FORUM in St.Petersburg, taking place from 14 till 17 June 2015.

Hotels of the tour


Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is located in the historic heart of Saint-Petersburg and one of the city greatest treasure. This iconic hotel has been a standard of luxury for more than 135 years.

Great cultural attractions surround Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, long-time host to celebrated guests from the worlds of theatre, music and dance. Positioned on St Petersburg's major thoroughfare, Nevsky Prospekt, such world-famous attractions as the Mariinsky Ballet and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra are close by its elegant doors. Indeed, this magnificent hotel is a work of art in itself, with exquisite neo-baroque decor and stained-glass windows.


Experience a wonderful mix of traditional and modern Moscow at the exquisite Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora. Located in Moscow city centre, within walking distance of the wolrd-renowned Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre, it offers spacios accommodation with butker service for each guest room - the only hotel in Moscow to offer this fine service. The exterior of the building is done in the mock old Russian style, with abundance of small towers, arches resembling a traditional Russian woman's head decoration, called "kokoshnik" and multiple tiles covering the exterior walls. 231 large luxurious guest rooms and suites all with personalized Butler service. The latest renovation was made in 2014.


 Metropol is a 5* luxury hotel in Moscow featuring unique architecture and rich history. It is located in Moscow’s city center, opposite to the Bolshoi Theater, and is a 3 minute walk from the Red Square and the Kremlin., the Parliament and the central business district.

The Metropol is rightfully proud of its luxurious hotel rooms and suites. Even with the best will in the world, one cannot find any two rooms alike among them.  Their appointments and layout, the furniture from the early 20th century, the bric-a-bracs, all give individuality to each hotel room.


The deadline date for all reservations without penalty — 30 days before the arrival date. The same date is the deadline for information regarding the names of passengers and their passport details to book the train tickets.

All services on the tour “Past and Present” are on regular basis. The tour operates for min 2 persons. All additional information can be sent and advised in response to any particular request.

We offer special rates for early bird bookings!