Visitors exploring the unique legacy of the Tsars and Tsarinas will be fascinated. Prepare to be stunned by the sights which include preserved palaces and museums.

It is worth checking out The Ultimate Travel Company who can not only take you there, but in the company of a direct descent of author Leon Tolstoy!

There is an escorted 5 days tour available departing on 11th February which explores the wondrous winter splendour of the city, led by Tania Illingworth whose maiden name is Tolstoy. Tania is three-quarters Russian, her grandparents having fled the city in 1918, and has a degree in Russian Language and Literature, with Byzantine Art. Without a doubt, you will not find a better expert to make your trip especial.

This particular tour delves into the unsurpassed architectural and artistic legacy of the Tsars and Tsarinas. Guests will visit the beautifully preserved palaces of Pavlovsk, Yussupov and the Winter Palace. Also included is viewing the remarkable treasures of the Hermitage and exploring either the Russian Museum, or Faberge Collection.

No trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to the Kirov ballet at the fabled Mariinsky Theatre. The opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in a fabulous make-believe word will provide especial memories.


Priced at £2,295 this tour includes flights. There is another memorable tour planned in February 2017.

Find out more about travelling to Russia with The Ultimate Travel Company and to book a tour, please contact 020 7386 4646.