9 or 12 days
Moscow, St. Petersburg, extension to Estonia, Finland

No longer shrouded behind the Iron Curtain, Russia is yours to discover.

Visit the Kremlin, which once contained all of Moscow inside its 15th-century walls, and stand in the middle of iconic Red Square. Board a train for St. Petersburg, former capital of the Russian empire, and visit the Winter Palace (residence of Catherine the Great) and the St. Petersburg History Museum.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Russia

  • Day 2: Moscow

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Moscow

    Take a guided tour of Moscow

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Kremlin
    • Square of Cathedrals
    • Red Square
    • St. Basil’s Cathedral

    Visit the Armory Palace Museum

    Attend a circus or folklore performance

  • Day 4: Moscow

    Enjoy a free day in Moscow

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sergiev Posad

    Sergiev Posad

    Opt to join a full-day excursion to the town of Sergiev Posad and its magnificent Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. This stunning monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodoxy and offers a wealth of important religious sites on its grounds. Explore them all, and a factory that builds nesting dolls, on an in-depth guided tour.

  • Day 5: Moscow • St. Petersburg

    Travel by Sapsan train to St. Petersburg

  • Day 6: St. Petersburg

    Take a guided tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the Winter Palace

    Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 7: St. Petersburg

    Take a walking tour of St. Petersburg

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Nevsky Prospekt
    • Alexander Pushkin Monument

    Visit the St. Petersburg History Museum

  • Day 8: St. Petersburg

    Enjoy a free day in St. Petersburg

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peterhof

    Peterhof

    Venture to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea on this half-day excursion to Peter the Great’s Peterhof, sometimes called the Russian Versailles. Your guided tour will take you through the grand palace and the beautiful gardens of the former tsar residence. Don’t miss the famous fountains—several are designed to soak visitors! Closed Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: St. Petersburg • Tallinn

    Travel to Tallinn

    Take a guided tour of Tallinn

  • Day 10: Tallinn • Helsinki

    Travel by ferry to Helsinki

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Day 11: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Parliament

    Visit Temppeliaukio Church

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Russia

  • Day 2: Moscow

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Moscow

    Take a guided tour of Moscow

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Kremlin
    • Square of Cathedrals
    • Red Square
    • St. Basil’s Cathedral

    Visit the Armory Palace Museum

    Attend a circus or folklore performance

  • Day 4: Moscow

    Enjoy a free day in Moscow

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sergiev Posad

    Sergiev Posad

    Opt to join a full-day excursion to the town of Sergiev Posad and its magnificent Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. This stunning monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodoxy and offers a wealth of important religious sites on its grounds. Explore them all, and a factory that builds nesting dolls, on an in-depth guided tour.

  • Day 5: Moscow • St. Petersburg

    Travel by Sapsan train to St. Petersburg

  • Day 6: St. Petersburg

    Take a guided tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the Winter Palace

    Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 7: St. Petersburg

    Take a walking tour of St. Petersburg

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Nevsky Prospekt
    • Alexander Pushkin Monument

    Visit the St. Petersburg History Museum

  • Day 8: St. Petersburg

    Enjoy a free day in St. Petersburg

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peterhof

    Peterhof

    Venture to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea on this half-day excursion to Peter the Great’s Peterhof, sometimes called the Russian Versailles. Your guided tour will take you through the grand palace and the beautiful gardens of the former tsar residence. Don’t miss the famous fountains—several are designed to soak visitors! Closed Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: St. Petersburg • Tallinn

    Travel to Tallinn

    Take a guided tour of Tallinn

  • Day 10: Tallinn • Helsinki

    Travel by ferry to Helsinki

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Day 11: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Parliament

    Visit Temppeliaukio Church

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Train; Ferry with extension

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (4 with extension); 1 walking tour (2 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Kremlin; Armory Palace Museum; Winter Palace; Peter and Paul Fortress; St. Petersburg History Museum; With extension: Temppeliauko Church

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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