The birthplace of communism and the capital of the largest country in the world, Moscow is an urban sprawl and a haven for history buffs. The Kremlin's crimson majesty stands guard over Lenin's Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square. The opulent Metro stations remain communism's homage to the working class and remains of the Soviet era are scattered all over the city.
St. Petersburg, in stark contrast, is just over 300 years old, smaller and was planned to perfection by Peter the Great. Once the richest city in the world, the palaces you see (such as The Hermitage Art Gallery and Peter the Great's Summer Palace) are quite remarkable; a beautiful city of canals and impressive architecture.
Staying in the heart of these cities and travelling by high speed express train between them, you really are in for a treat.
Throughout your holiday you will have a double room to yourself in the following centrally located hotels:
Number of nights
3 nights - Moscow: Golden Apple Hotel (5 star)
4 nights - St Petersburg: Dostoevsky Hotel (4 star)