Collette recently launched its latest tour 'Imperial Russia', which allows history and culture aficionados to experience everything Russia has to offer. The tour takes place over eight days in two of the world's most exciting and dynamic cities, Moscow and St Petersburg.
The tour begins at the beating heart of Moscow, the Kremlin and the Red Square (UNESCO world heritage sites). Guests are able to indulge in Russia's traditional food and culture scene with a local guide.
In St Petersburg travellers will visit St Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square and the iconic Winter Palace, the former home of the Russian tsars.
This experience provides a glimpse into the magnificance that was the aristocracy before its collapse in 1917.
Other highlights include a visit to the Armoury Museum, housing the priceless collection of Imperial crown jewels, weaponry and Faberge eggs; a tour of the magnificent Catherine Palace (known to be the tsars’ summer residence) and a fascinating history lecture and Q&A with a local historian on the Cold War, which provides insight into what life was like then in the Soviet Union.