Best of Russia

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Discover the Best of Russia over 9 days from St Petersburg to Moscow, including the Golden Ring! Start off with the culture-rich St Petersburg and the incredible Hermitage museum. Hop on board an overnight train to Moscow, the vibrant heart of Russia. Witness the might of the Kremlin and beauty of St. Basil’s Cathedral before embarking on a cultural adventure through the famous Golden Ring! Discover ancient capitals decorated with beautiful monasteries, onion-domes and wooden cottages. Explore the impressive ancient towns, ‘open-air museums’, that have shaped Russian history, religion and culture over centuries.

Highlights
  • Marvel at the confusion of colours and architecture at St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square
  • Learn all about the country’s intriguing history
  • Travel on an overnight sleeper train
  • Explore the magical palaces, charming monasteries, churches and medieval towns throughout the Golden Ring region
  • Enjoy an abundance of included activities with sightseeing and city walking tours
Entrance Fees
For sights and museums
Add Ons
Local Payment: £
Destinations
  • Europe
  • St Petersburg
  • Moscow
  • Russia
Tour Types
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Couples
  • LGBT+
  • Singles
  • Rail
  • Museum

Location: Saint Petersburg

Welcome to Russia! Keep your eyes peeled at St. Petersburg airport for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join the group for a walk and have an optional group dinner to mingle. Your tour leader can also recommend some local bars to enjoy a drink with your new travel buddies. Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

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Location: St. Petersburg

The amazing city of Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 and was previously Russia’s capital. The city is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers and our day starts with the city tour includes a drive along the main street, Nevsky Prospect, giving us a solid introduction to this beautiful city and a few stops at Church on Spilled Blood (exterior only)Then we have guided visit of the treasure-filled Hermitage Museum. Included Activities; Guided St.Petersburg Tour & Hermitage Museum Optional Activities ; Group Dinner

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Location: Saint Petersburg

Today you have a free day to explore this magnificent city on your own, make the best of it! You can take on some optional activities such as the Tsar's Route tour with lunch. The route visits to Peterhof Garden and Catherine Palace during summer months (May to October) or Pavlosk Palace and Catherine Palace in winter months (October to May). Later this evening, board the overnight sleeper train bound for Moscow and rest up. Overnight train in a sleeping cabin accommodation. Optional Activities Tsar's Route Folklore Show

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Location: Moscow, Red Square

Time to embark on a city tour of Moscow. Launch a guided walk tour through Moscow’s heart, meeting the amazing Red Square and Kremlin Palace. Ask your local guide all your questions on the history, challenges and the culture of Russia. The city offers amazing galleries and museums and plenty of cafes, shops and bars. After the city tour you, if you're still hungry for more, you have the option to join a tour of the World War II Museum. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours. You can roam the main shopping streets, try out local dishes or explore the fancy nightlife. Included Activities Sightseeing Kremlin Palace Moscow Metro Tour & Old Arbat's Walking Optional Activities Tretjakov Gallery World War II Museum

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Location: Moscow, Grand Kremlin Palace, Arbat Street

Start off the day with a guided walk throughout the grounds of Kremlin and soak in mighty government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the Tsar bell. Stroll down the road to reach the stunning St Basil’s cathedral and the Red Square. Capture a mental picture to last forever, the multi-coloured domes create a breath-taking sight for all travellers. Continue down Arbat street; one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital and home to many historical Russian figures. Included Activities Sightseeing Moscow, Red Square & St. Basil Cathedral Optional Activities Moscow By Night

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Location: Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky

Hop on board for the astounding Golden Ring of Russia! Pass through Sergiyev Posad and arrive in Pereslavl-Zalesskiy as you start the cultural adventure with a guided city tour. Visit one of the many historical museums and sites in town, before driving to the lakeside for a BBQ lunch. If it's warm enough, you can swim by the lake beach and relax.

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Location: Pereslavl-Zalessky, Suzdal

Suzdal is a prime example of contrasting and complementing styles of Russian architecture. A main stop on Russia's famous Golden Ring, it's one of the sites that have played a major role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Witness lovely wooden cottages alongside picturesque onion-domed monasteries. Roam the narrow alleys with tiny charming churches and try some local mead on the riverside.

Location: Suzdal, Vladimir, Moscow

Time to discover the magical town of Suzdal with pros as you start off with a walking tour of this 'open-air museum' without walls. Take in the majestic and impressive sites as the Kremlin, Cathedral of Nativity, trading square and charming monasteries. If there is time to spare, walk the riverside decorated by wooden bridges and try out some local delicacies! As you fill up with Russia history, hop on board for Vladimir, a former capital of medieval Russia. See its UNESCO sites as the Golden Gates, St Demetrius’ Cathedral and the Dormition Cathedral, true masterpieces of old Russian architecture. Drive to Moscow for the night and have a final taste of the Red Square and Kremlin before a few final vodka shots. Included Activities Sightseeing Suzdal

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Location: Moscow

Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!

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Included
  • Airport Transfer
    -From St. Petersburg airport to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)
  • Accommodation
    -3&4 star hotels and 4 bed sleeper cabin accommodation in the train
  • Meals
    -7 breakfasts
  • Guide
    -Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Transportation
    -Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus and train

Not Included
  • Entrance Fees
    -For sights and museums
  • Optional activities
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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  • Any flights
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  • Visa fees
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  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
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  • Other services not stated in the itinerary
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  • Items of a personal nature
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Start:St Petersburg
Finish:Moscow
Group size:25 - 30
Suitable for: 18-40
Accommodation:3&4 star hotels and 4 bed sleeper cabin accommodation in the train
Physical rating:Low
Meals:7 breakfasts
Tour operated in: English
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