Family tour of Moscow and St Petersburg

Family Tour: Travelling with Children

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Moscow and St Petersburg (7 days, 6 nights)

In Moscow and St Petersburg children of all ages will find attractions, museums, parks, theatres and even restaurants that cater especially to them.

DAY 1, Fri

Arrive Moscow, meet your guide and driver at the airport and transfer to your chosen hotel. Stay overnight Moscow

DAY 2, Sat

09:00Meet your guide, depart on city tour

This Moscow City tour will include Newmaiden Nunnery, Sparrow Hills, Tverskaya Street, Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Moscow river embankment and some of the stations of the famous Moscow metro system.

Not many underground systems in the world claim to be tourist destinations in their own right. The Moscow Metro is an exception: the city’s finest artists and craftsmen worked on the project in the 1930’s. The stations resemble Russian palaces with lavish chandeliers, sculptures and mosaics.

12:30Lunch Break, followed by departure for Kolomenskoye (a suburb of Moscow)

14:00Arrive Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye is former residence of the Russian tsars that was founded in the early 16th century and had been in use by the tsars until the capital of Russian was moved to St. Petersburg in the early 18th century. The palace of Peter the Great’s father Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich is situated in the large park of 390 hectares.

Visit the palace of Alexei Mikhailovich (father of Peter the Great), walk in the park. Drive back to Hotel.

DAY 3, Sun

PLEASE NOTE! It is not possible to drive on Red Square or inside Kremlin, so we have to make this a walking day.

09:30Meet your guide, walk to Red Square

10:00Tour of Red Square, the GUM department store, and a visit to St Basil’s Cathedral

12:00Lunch (at Bosco café on Red Square with fantastic view of the Kremlin walls)

13:00Lunch in the Gallery’s restaurant

13:30Tour of the Kremlin and 2 cathedrals, including the Assumption Cathedral

Optional: visit to the Armoury Chamber

18:00Return to hotel

Transfer to the Circus / Moscow Cats Theatre

19:00Circus performance at the Moscow circus named after Yuri Nikulin / OR a performance in Moscow Cats Theatre

22:00Return to the hotel

DAY 4, Mon

09:30Check out of the hotel, meet your guide

09:45Tour of the Moscow Planetarium

Moscow Planetarium is one of the largest in the world and the oldest planetarium in Russia opened in 1929. A tour of the Planetarium consists of the visits of the Large Star Hall & Interactive Museum “Lunarium”.

12:00Transfer to Moscow railway station

13:30Fast train Sapsan departure for St Petersburg (lunch onboard the train)

17:30Arrive St Petersburg, meet guide on the platform and transfer to your hotel

Optional boat-ride on canals in the evening (1 hour)

Rest in hotel

DAY 5, Tue

10:00City-tour to include major architectural and historic highlights of St Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will see: the Mariinsky Theater; Palace Square; St Isaacs Cathedral; the Spit of Vasilievsky Island; the Bronze Horseman Statue; Peter's Log Cabin; Cruiser Aurora; Nevsky Prospect; the Square of Arts and more

Visit the Cathedral of the Spilled Blood


14:30Visit the Grand Maquette of Russia

The Grand Maquette of Russia is a new museum that opened just a few years ago. It shows the largest country in the world in small scale - the size of the maquette is 800 sq. meters. It is divided into interconnected areas that depict the country from the Far East to the Kaliningrad region with miniature detail.

17:30Return to hotel

Evening at leisure

DAY 6, Wed

09:30Meet your guide, drive to Peterhof

10:45Tour of Peterhof, the lower park with its 150 fountains and Royal Bathhouse

12:45Lunch (set lunch in the Orangerie restaurant in the park of Peterhof)

14:30Hydrofoil ride back to the city

15:00Arrive St Petersburg

15:00-16:30Tour of the main part of the Hermitage

17:00Return to the hotel

DAY 7, Thu

Departure and transfer to the airport.