Leger Holidays has launched an eight-day tour, Moscow & St. Petersburg by air and rail, which departs in September and leads in at £1,045.
It includes seven nights’ half-board accommodation, flights (from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester), all airport taxes and excursions.
During the trip, guests will visit Moscow to take in its sculptures, architecture and historical culture. They will also be invited to spend time absorbing the atmosphere in the infamous Red Square, home to the colourful, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral and the slightly eerie Mausoleum, which houses Lenin’s embalmed body.
An included guided sightseeing tour ensures a comprehensive viewing of all the popular tourist attractions, including the metro system, decorated with chandeliers, ornate mosaics and fine marble. Optional excursions to the Moscow Kremlin and Armoury are also available to those wanting to delve a little deeper in the city.
Following two days in Moscow, a scenic journey on the high speed Sapsan train will transfer travellers to St. Petersburg for the next four nights. Here, a guided sightseeing tour and dedicated leisure time unveils the famous landmarks, history and culture of the city.
Before leaving St. Petersburg to return to Moscow, guests will take in the sights of the Hermitage Museum and the imperial palace of Petrodvorets which offers 2,400-acre landscaped gardens, grand architecture and Baroque interiors.
For more information visit www.leger.co.uk or call 0844