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Hear stories of the KGB, go backstage at the Bolshoi and taste pierogi.
Moscow and St. Petersburg
Dive into a plate of pierogi
while discussing the policies
of perestroika with Mikhail
Gorbachev's former translator.
This nine-day tour explores the
country's imperial history while
showing you the best of modernday Russia. Divided between
Moscow and St. Petersburg, this
journey also features a master
culinary class and caviar tasting,
a concert at the Peter and Paul
Fortress and the riveting riches of
Clockwise from top:
Boat tour along Moskva
River, Moscow; Bolshoi
Theatre, Moscow; Peterhof
Palace, St. Petersburg.
Follow in the footsteps of world
leaders up the imposing staircase
of the Grand Kremlin Palace,
making your way to private
chambers and reception halls.
See the Russian state jewels
of the Armory Chamber and
Diamond Fund, including
Catherine the Great's coronation
crown and the famous Orlov
Diamond. After lunch, pay an
exclusive backstage visit to the
Bolshoi Theatre. You may choose
to rejoin your guide after dinner
for a taste of the nightlife.
A Spy's Life
Hear haunting tales of Cold
War spy games from Mikhail
Lyubimov, currently a crime
novelist, and formerly a highranking KGB spymaster. He'll
recount undercover missions and
dish on secret agents. He can
even offer some insight into his
old acquaintance, the infamous
double agent Kim Philby.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.