Day 1 - Arrive Moscow, Russia
Arrive in Moscow, the capital of Russia, where you are
met and transferred to your hotel, situated steps from Red
Square. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Moscow
Explore two of the Kremlin’s cathedrals and enjoy early entry
to the State Armory, home to priceless artifacts dating to
the 14th century. Ride Like a Local on the Moscow Metro,
admiring the elegant architecture of its stations. Your
afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3 - Moscow
Visit the Sparrow Hills and other key sites around the city.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then revisit the pivotal
era of Perestroika with an in-person talk from Mikhail
Gorbachev’s personal translator. Continue to the Tretyakov
Gallery to view its fine artworks.
Day 4 - St. Petersburg
Board a high-speed train to St. Petersburg, and check in
to your hotel. Then, sit down to a Russian afternoon tea.
Later, relax on a boat cruise on the city’s canals, viewing
local life on shore, cocktail in hand, for a refreshing Scenic
Sundowner experience. Finish at Peter and Paul Fortress,
where you attend a choir concert of Russian spiritual music.
Tonight, dine at a restaurant just outside the fortress walls.
Day 5 - Petrodvorets
Begin the day with special entry to Konstantin Palace, enjoying
exclusive access not available to the general public to this
art-filled former residence of grand dukes. Afterward, travel
to Petrodvorets, summer palace of Peter the Great, to view its
grounds, sculptures and fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by
hydrofoil. This evening, view St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and then
take part in a private culinary master class and dinner for an
engaging and memorable Chef's Table experience.
Day 6 - St. Petersburg
Beat the crowds with special early entry to the world-famous Hermitage Museum to marvel at its spectacular art collections. Break for lunch in a nearby restaurant, and then return to view the renowned Impressionist collection. Later, attend a performance in one of St. Petersburg’s historic theaters.
Day 7 - Pushkin
Journey to Pushkin to discover the magnificent 18th-century
Catherine Palace, designed to rival Versailles. Enter the rarely visited Cold Bath and Agate Rooms to see the palace’s only surviving original interiors. This afternoon, enjoy one
of these Design Your Day activities.
Bask in a Russian Banya, a traditional steam bath
experience that detoxifies and invigorates.
Visit the Home of a Well-Known Local Artist, viewing
his works and having afternoon tea with him and his wife.
Discover the Central Navy Museum to learn the history
of the Russian navy, dating to the reign of Peter the Great.
Enjoy an evening at leisure, free to explore on your own.
Day 8 - St. Petersburg
Today, enter the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled
Blood to behold its delicate mosaics, and visit the Fabergé
Museum to see its glittering Fabergé eggs and other objets
d’art. Explore the city your way during an afternoon at leisure.
Then, enjoy a private visit and concert with Champagne at
the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, an experience available
exclusively to A&K guests. Savor a tasting of Russian caviars
as a fitting prelude to your farewell dinner.
Day 9 - Depart St. Petersburg
Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.