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Moscow & St Petersburg - Tolstoy’S War & Peace

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSERM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Explore iconic sites in Moscow and St Petersburg, and get an insight into the opulent lives of Russian aristocracy on this intriguing tour. Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace is brought to life as you discover the writer's former home and visit the iconic sights of Russia.

​Explore iconic sites in Moscow and St Petersburg, and get an insight into the opulent lives of Russian aristocracy on this intriguing tour. Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace is brought to life as you discover the writer's former home and visit the iconic sights of Russia.

PRICE FROM ? £2199 per person
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What's Included

• Just You Tour Manager as your host

• Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways

• 7 nights half-board in a 4 and 5-star hotels

• 14 meals: 7 breakfasts,  7 dinners

• All excursions included

• Specialist Local Guide

• Welcome drink

• Farewell drink & get-together

• Overseas transfers & other transportation

• Porterage

• Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

• Audio Guide

• Moscow city tour

• Kremlin & Armoury

• Borodino Battle Museum Panorama

• Leo Tolstoy Museum Estate in Khamovniki

• High-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg

• St Petersburg tour

• Hermitage Museum

• Peter & Paul Fortress

• Fabergé Museum

• Vodka tasting in Russian Vodka Museum

• Catherine's Palace & Gardens

Not Included


  • DAY 1 UK to Moscow
  • ​Depart on your flight to Moscow today, where you'll get to know your group of travelling companions over drinks and dinner at your hotel this evening.​
  • DAY 2 The Kremlin & Armoury Museum
  • ​After breakfast, we'll enjoy a tour of Moscow, a city which boasts incredible architecture and a fascinating history. In the afternoon, our included excursion takes us to The Kremlin, a fortress which was a potent symbol of two mighty imperial cultures – medieval Muscovy and the Soviet Union. Admire some of the magnificent cathedrals and palaces here before a tour of the Armoury Museum. Contained within the walls of the citadel, the collection here fills nine halls and includes exquisite jewellery, armour, weaponry, imperial clothing and many other treasures.​
  • DAY 3 Borodino Battle Museum Panorama
  • ​The epic Battle of Borodino, one of the biggest clashes in military history, was immortalised in Tolstoy's classic book War and Peace. Today we'll view the Borodino Battle Museum Panorama – a painting which stands 15 metres high and stretches 115 feet, depicting the decisive moment of this battle. There are more than 800 other artefacts on display in the museum and we'll see as many as we can on our audio-visual tour.
    Our explorations continue this afternoon as we head to Khamovniki to visit the Leo Tolstoy Museum Estate, one of Russia's oldest literary museums. The writer lived in this house from 1882 to 1901, penning many famous works here. We'll also see the salon where Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov played piano.​
  • DAY 4 Moscow to St Petersburg
  • ​This morning we board the Sapsan fast train for the 4-hour journey to St Petersburg, where we'll stay for the next four nights in a 5-star hotel housed in the former Eliseev Palace, in the heart of the city.​
  • DAY 5 St Petersburg
  • ​St Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, was the capital of Russia until the October Revolution in 1917 and is an exciting mix of historical and modern. On our city tour we'll discover some of its spectacular buildings including the Peter and Paul Fortress, the historic core of the city. The cathedral is the resting place of all Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II.
    An afternoon visit to the Russian Vodka Museum tells us all we need to know about how Russia's favourite spirit has been produced and consumed over the centuries. After our tour we'll taste the country's national drink in style, with pancakes and red caviar​.
  • DAY 6 Fabergé Museum & Hermitage
  • We'll start today with a visit to the Fabergé Museum, which is dedicated to the creator of the famous and beautifully ornate Fabergé eggs. Next, we'll enjoy a tour of the State Hermitage Museum. Founded in 1764 this is a wonderful showcase of wealth, art and culture with more than three million items housed here.
  • DAY 7 Catherine Palace
  • ​Today we'll visit the magnificent Catherine Palace in Pushkin. As we explore the palace and gardens we'll get a glimpse of the Russian high life and an insight into the imperial history of this incredible country.
    Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, to explore St Petersburg further in the company of your travelling companions. This evening we'll gather at a restaurant for a farewell dinner​.
  • DAY 8 St Petersburg to UK
  • ​We'll transfer to the airport today for our flight back to the UK.​
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    • Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel
    • Conveniently located adjacent to Moscow metro, the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel is within easy reach of Moscow’s top attractions Facilities include Bar , restaurants; Italian and Japanese, Fitness centre with whirlpool Rooms are all ensuite with 24 hour rooms service, telephone satellite TV, hairdryer minibar, tea and coffee making facilities , slippers & free WiFi.
    • Angleterre Hotel
    • The Angleterre Hotel is located 5-10 minutes’ walk from the famous Nevsky Prospekt the main shopping street of St Petersburg and is adjacent to Saint Issacc’s Catherdral. Facilities include; bar, restaurants indoor pool. Rooms are all ensuite with Minibar, Safety Deposit Box, Satellite TV, Telephone, Air conditioning & Hairdryer
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