Kiev and Russia Signature

10 days from $3,310 per person*
  • Step into the shoes of Russian royalty at the summer residence, Peterhof.
  • With private guide, tour Kiev, and visit the Chernobyl Museum.
  • Take in some of the 600,000 pieces of art displayed at the Hermitage Museum.
  • Enjoy a private tour of Moscow, including the famous Kremlin.
  • Featuring expertly selected premium hotels.
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When glimpsing the gold domes shimmering in afternoon light you’re aware you’re in a foreign land; but in an instant, when greeted by the warm smile of a local, you feel right at home.

Immerse yourself in the most dazzling landscape and architecture the Ukraine and Russia have to offer. From carved-marble metro stations replete with stained glass in Moscow, to the winding canals and baroque architecture in St. Petersburg, to the abundant art galleries and romantic streets of Kiev, this elegant journey will thrill you with eastern European delights. In the evenings, relax and unwind in modern and stylish accommodations that offer all the comforts of home.

Enjoy a private, panoramic tour of Kiev and visit Vladimir’s Cathedral, St. Sophia Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and frescos, the Chernobyl museum, and Ethnographic museum, where 300 ancient rural huts have been reconstructed. Head to Moscow and tour the Kremlin, Mausoleum of Lenin, the Church of St. Basil, the clock at the Savior Tower, and Kazansky Cathedral. In St. Petersburg enjoy a private tour of the Hermitage and admire world famous works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, Picasso and others. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Transfer - Transfer - Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant (2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with St. Sophia Cathedral (4hrs) - Premium Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Private - 1/2 Day Chernobyl Museum (2hrs) - Premium Vehicle/Guide(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum (4hrs) - Premium Vehicle/Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Kiev to Moscow
    Kiev to Moscow
    • Transfer - Transfer - Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant (2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Russia - Welcome Package
    • Invitation Letter For Russian Visa
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Moscow
    Moscow
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Kremlin & Armory Chamber (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Moscow to St. Petersburg
    Moscow to St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Novodevichy Monastery with Cemetery (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Moscow - St. Petersburg [High Speed Sapsan Train - 4hrs ] - Business Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - City Tour with Peter & Paul's Fortress (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - Hermitage Museum Tour (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - Pushkin & Peterhof (7hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Kiev

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and assistant is provided.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu (4*)

Located within walking distance of the main street, Khreschatyk, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kiev is a reflection of the city's majestic past. An architectural monument the hotel's facade was restored to its original splendour while the interiors were renovated to offer first class service. The hotel is 37 kilometres from Borispil International Airport and is ideal for leisure travellers as well as business meetings and conferences. Recently opened hotel offers 255 spacious and fresh rooms including 139 Standard rooms, 94 Business Class rooms, 22 suites and three rooms for disabled guests. All rooms are equipped with high-quality amenities and offer Free Broadband, which includes high-speed and wireless (WiFi) Internet access. Food and beverage facilities include Italian and French restaurants and cigar bar. Pace, the health club is located next to the indoor relaxation area where guests can unwind on luxurious lounge chairs.

Kiev
Kiev
Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu

Day 2: Kiev

Enjoy a panoramic half day city tour with a private vehicle and English speaking Guide. During the tour, we will show you Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. It is a beautiful city with its centuries-old history and rich culture. The tour includes a visit to Vladimir’s Cathedral - the most prominent sacral painting complex of the late 19th century decorated by world renowned artists. You will get to examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral the oldest temple in the Eastern Slavonic states built at the beginning of the 11th century to glorify the victory of Prince Yaroslav the Wise over Pechenegs’ tribes. You will enjoy amazing views of two golden-domed monastery complexes while walking along Sophiiska and Mykhailivska Squares. The tour continues on to St. Andrew’s Church, a striking piece of baroque architecture from the 18th century, built according to the designs of well-known architect B.Rastrelli on the top of Vladimir’s Hill. Andriivskyi Uzviz, a descent that starts from St. Andrew’s Church will impress you with its unique atmosphere. It is a short street meandering down through the luxuriant vegetation of Vladimir’s Hill to the picturesque Podil. Numerous art galleries and shops of folk and applied art make this romantic street the cultural center of Kiev. The entrance fee to St. Sophia Cathedral is included in the tour cost.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu (4*)
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

Day 3: Kiev

Today you will take a visit to the Chernobyl Museum with your own private vehicle and English speaking guide. The museum chronicles was the biggest radioecological disaster to ever happen, which occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986. The bulk of this exhibition, including hundreds of photos and witnessed testimonials are shown through the medium of modern technical and audio/visual aids. Over seven thousand exhibits are on show in five different halls helping visitors understand what happened on that fateful day. Some of these exhibits contain items that originated within the power plant as well as items that came from people who died in the disaster. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel. Entrances fees are included.

Enjoy a half a day tour to the Ethnographic Museum located in the suburbs of the town of Pirogivo. Three hundred ancient rural huts collected from all over Ukraine can be seen in Pirogovo. The majority of them were moved to the museum and then reconstructed. Huts, wooden churches, water, wind mills, clothes, and kitchen utensils dating back to the period of the 17th century to beginning of the 20th century give a realistic impression of this era. During the tour you will gain a better knowledge of how local inhabitants lived in the past. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu (4*)
Chernobyl Museum
Chernobyl Museum
Church in Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum
Church in Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum

Day 4: Kiev - Moscow

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and assistant is provided.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

We will provide you with a letter of Invitation for your Russian Visa. Once payment has been received, the letter along with other important documents will be sent to you.

Accommodation: Peter 1 (4*)

Peter 1 Hotel is located in the historical and cultural centre of the city, within walking distance from the Red Square and the Cathedral of Christ of the Saviour. The Big Theatre, State Duma, Manezhnaya Square as well as the State Tretjakov Gallery are some of the major attractions near the property. The hotel is housed in a six-story building and was constructed in the late XIX century. In 2005-2006 the hotel was totally renovated, and today is considered to be a modern hotel of the highest quality, while effortlessly combining its historical vestiges.

Moscow
Moscow
Peter 1 Hotel
Peter 1 Hotel

Day 5: Moscow

Enjoy a full day private guided city tour of Moscow. During this tour you will get to see the panorama of the Kremlin from the Sophiskaya Embankment, Lubyanka Square, Tverskaya Street, Christ The Saviour Cathedral, New Arbat Street, The White House of Russia and Victory Park, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin Walks, Lenin Mausoleum, Alexandrovsky Garden, Manezh Square, and later there will be a chance for some shopping. Tour the Kremlin, the city´s former military fortification, a palace, an armory, the sovereign treasury, and the workplace of the Russian President. The Armory Palace features weaponry, imperial regalia, and unique art. Entrance fees inside the Kremlin Walls and Armory Chamber are included. 

Accommodation: Peter 1 (4*)
Kremlin
Kremlin

Day 6: Moscow - St. Petersburg

Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful Moscow convents, founded at the beginning of 16th century. The complex consists of 15 buildings, surmounted by golden domes. For 400 years the Novodevichy Convent was part of important historical events, connected with the names of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Sofia and Peter I. The architectural ensemble of the convent was formed by the end of 17th century and till now remains one of the best in Russia. For several years, it was even used as a place of imprisonment for disgraced women from noble families. Visit the compound's cemetery, a charming sight, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. Explore how the sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history. Entrance fee is included in the tour price.

A transfer between the train station and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.

Watch the changing landscapes on your fast speed train ride from Moscow to St. Petersburg, departing in the afternoon.

A transfer between the train station and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)

The Petro Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, just steps away from the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral and surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theatre and nightlife. Each of the 194 rooms is stylishly furnished, comfortable and fully equipped with modern style amenities, as well as internet access. The hotel's elegant dining room offers classic Russian cuisine in a friendly and atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, all with the comfort and class of the Petro Palace Hotel.

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Petro Palace Hotel
Petro Palace Hotel

Day 7: St. Petersburg

Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St. Petersburg. You will get to drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect and view the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, and other world celebrities were buried. You will have a chance to visit Peter and Paul's Fortress and St. Isaac Cathedral with the Bronze Horseman. Later you will drive by the Summer Garden and stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame. Continuing on you will drive through the Square of Arts, enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Entrance fees to Peter and Paul's Fortress is included.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)
Peter & Paul's Fortress
Peter & Paul's Fortress

Day 8: St. Petersburg

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Hermitage and admire the gems of the collection. During the tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a part of the collection of paintings of Old Masters and other exciting exhibits and works of art. Value the splendour of the Gala stairway, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall and its various amusements, and other gala rooms. You are sure to enjoy the works of applied arts, precious items and paintings. The collection of Western European art, numbering over 600,000 items, is considered to be one of the finest in the world. It presents all the stages of the development of art from the Middle Ages to the present. Enjoy masterpieces by outstanding Western European artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, and Picasso. You will have an opportunity to see such world-famous masterpieces as works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Admire the richest collection of ancient and early medieval items, works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome, fabulous treasures of oriental culture, and wonderful European art. Entrance fees to the Hermitage Museum and transport is included.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)
Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum

Day 9: St. Petersburg

Take a full day tour to Pushkin, originally named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), famous for the marvelous Catherine Palace and park. The town, also known as Pushkin, in honour of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was the main summer residence of the royal family. The collection of the palace includes a large number of precious works of art, such as furniture, porcelain, statues, and canvases, including personal belongings of Russian emperors and members of their families. Visit one of the most remarkable interiors of Catherine Palace, the Amber Room. Your private guide will tell the story of the consturuction of Catherine Palace and about the tragic moments in the palace's history, connected with the Nazi occupation during World War II. Continue with the summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. The world-famous palace, fountain, and park are an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. After the tour you will return to your hotel. Entrance fees to Peterhof Palace are included.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace

Day 10: St. Petersburg

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Radisson Blu (4*): Kiev

Located within walking distance of the main street, Khreschatyk, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kiev is a reflection of the city's majestic past. An architectural monument the hotel's facade was restored to its original splendour while the interiors were renovated to offer first class service. The hotel is 37 kilometres from Borispil International Airport and is ideal for leisure travellers as well as business meetings and conferences. Recently opened hotel offers 255 spacious and fresh rooms including 139 Standard rooms, 94 Business Class rooms, 22 suites and three rooms for disabled guests. All rooms are equipped with high-quality amenities and offer Free Broadband, which includes high-speed and wireless (WiFi) Internet access. Food and beverage facilities include Italian and French restaurants and cigar bar. Pace, the health club is located next to the indoor relaxation area where guests can unwind on luxurious lounge chairs.

Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu Room
Radisson Blu Room

Peter 1 (4*): Moscow

Peter 1 Hotel is located in the historical and cultural centre of the city, within walking distance from the Red Square and the Cathedral of Christ of the Saviour. The Big Theatre, State Duma, Manezhnaya Square as well as the State Tretjakov Gallery are some of the major attractions near the property. The hotel is housed in a six-story building and was constructed in the late XIX century. In 2005-2006 the hotel was totally renovated, and today is considered to be a modern hotel of the highest quality, while effortlessly combining its historical vestiges.

Peter 1 Hotel
Peter 1 Hotel

Petro Palace (4*): St. Petersburg

The Petro Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, just steps away from the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral and surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theatre and nightlife. Each of the 194 rooms is stylishly furnished, comfortable and fully equipped with modern style amenities, as well as internet access. The hotel's elegant dining room offers classic Russian cuisine in a friendly and atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, all with the comfort and class of the Petro Palace Hotel.

Petro Palace Hotel
Petro Palace Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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