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Go deep in Moscow and St. Petersburg on this insider tour of Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
(Mir Corp.)

Get an insider’s look at Moscow and St. Petersburg on an 11-day tour of Russia offered by Mir Corp.

The first four days will be spent in Moscow, where participants will tour the city’s lavish metro stations, the Kremlin and Moscow State University.

Other highlights include the World War II memorial, the historic Kitay Gorod neighborhood and dinner at the home of a Moscow family.

The remainder of the tour is spent in St. Petersburg, where participants will climb to the top of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, enjoy a cruise on the Neva River, attend the ballet or opera, visit Peter the Great’s royal dacha and dine on home-cooked Russian fare at a “civilian” dacha with the owner.

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Group size is limited to 16.

Dates: July 22-Aug. 1; Sept. 16-26

Price: $4,995 per person, double occupancy; single supplement, $895. Includes all accommodations, most meals, tickets for high-speed train to St. Petersburg, guided tours and entrance fees. Visa fees and international airfare not included.

Info: Mir Corp., (800) 424-7289, www.mircorp.com

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