The cruise, aboard the MS Volga Dream, at just 56 comfortable cabins, the smallest and most luxurious ship on the river today, is an incredible opportunity to explore ancient Russia. Read more ...
Highlights - The Kremlin's cathedrals, The State Armoury, Tretyakov Gallery. Read more ...
Take part in a re-creation of a traditional Russian wedding ceremony and be entertained by a folk group with authentic Russian songs and games. Read more ...
Best time to be there
May to October is the best time to enjoy the summer days. Russian winters can be extremely cold, but if well protected against the elements, is a romantic time to visit.
St Petersburg (British Airways) or Moscow (British Airways and easyJet)
3.5 to 4 hours
GMT +3 hours
Yes, obtainable in advance
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RUSSIAIt's known as oiling the wheels - and nobody does it better than A&K. Absolutely nobody. Guy Richards would agree. As he landed in Moscow, anticipation mingled with dread at the prospect of the lengthy entry formalities. He needn't have worried. Stepping off the plane, he was greeted by our representative and escorted past long queues before enjoying a VIP fast track through customs and passport control. While other passengers waited in a chaotic arrivals hall, Guy was half way to his hotel in our chauffeured limo.
That start sets the tone. We understand exactly how to make your Abercrombie & Kent Russian holiday, or short break to Moscow and St Petersburg, run as smoothly as possible. Two of our five European offices are based there with staff on call round-the-clock, superb local guides - their fluent English is matched by a desire to share wide-ranging knowledge - and top notch contacts to arrange exclusive experiences. Given the country's wonderful architecture, history and culture, it can add a new dimension to your visit, from private tours of the Hermitage's off-limits departments, to expert vodka and caviar tasting.
Suggested Russia Accommodation Offers
The Ararat Park Hyatt is conveniently located in the heart of Moscow just a few minutes walk from Red Square, the Kremlin and the Russian Parliament building...
This newcomer to St. Petersburg opening August 2013 is eagerly anticipated and will surely delight all who stay in her. The spacious rooms and suites...
The Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is a member of the famed Rocco Forte Collection. Outside, it sits perfectly within its surroundings, standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the grandest buildings in the city.
The Ritz-Carlton is one of Moscow’s finest hotels, and looks every inch the part. From its grand exterior to its sumptuous interiors, this hotel is as upscale as it gets. What’s more...
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Tamara really was exceptionally knowledgeable and had a very good attitude.
- GT, Cumbria
Anne Kent Taylor Fund
Supports hands-on initiatives such as fortifying traditionally-made livestock enclosures to reduce losses of domestic animals.
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