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Russian Capitals and Golden Ring Tour

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 1,685.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,245.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jun 18 - Jul 02:
$125.00 (double occupancy)
$125.00 (single occupancy)

 

Dates:

May 21, 2019 - May 30, 2019 
Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 
Jul 02, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019 
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019 
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 

Hotels:

  • St. Petersburg - Sokos Vasilevsky 4*
  • Suzdal - Nikolayevskiy Posad 4*
  • Moscow - Hotel Park Inn Sadu4*

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

  • 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Moscow Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in Bogolyubovo
  • Service of English -German or Italian - Spanish speaking tour escort on all 
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations
  • RUSSIAN VISAS INCLUDED!

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN EUR:

Transfer airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky: EUR 70.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 90.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 70.00 pp
Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 50.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace: EUR 75.00 pp
3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: EUR 50.00 pp
Guided channel cruise: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: EUR 25.00 pp
3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise: EUR 50.00 pp
8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad: EUR 80.00 pp
Visit to Old Russian Circus: EUR 70.00 pp
6-hours tour of Suzdal and visit to the Nativity Cathedral, Museum of Wooden Architecture, St. Ethymius Monastery and the Transfiguration Cathedral: EUR 80.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Park Inn Sadu to airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 255.00 pp

Itinerary:

Day 1  : St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting and orientation on your Russian Capitals and Golden Ring tour.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Options: Airport - hotel transfer
Day 2  : St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show
and Russian „champagne” and snacks.

Options: Excursion to Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room, folk show with Russian „champagne” and snacks at the Nikolayevsky Palace
Day 3  : St. Petersburg

The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an grand masterpiece of Peter the Great era, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Pryanosti & Radosti. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Visit to Peterhof Palace and Park with Fountains, afternoon visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
Day 4  : St. Petersburg to Moscow by fast train

The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg river cruise. Around noon transfer to the train station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the evening we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu**** or similar. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 5  : Moscow

Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its
onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the
city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing
tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Options: Excursion to Kremlin grounds and visit to one Cathedral, Moscow by night tour by river cruise
Day 6  : Moscow

The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad,
where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Options: Excursion to Novodevichy Convent, excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery, Russian circus in the evening
Day 7  : Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Suzdal

Today we start our journey on the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns. We first drive through scenic Russian landscapes to Vladimir, one of the ancient capitals of Russia. During the city sightseeing tour we visit the Assumption Cathedral and see the St. Demetrius Cathedral, both world heritage sites and the Golden Gate. In the late afternoon we continue to Suzdal and check-in at the Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad**** or similar.

Day 8  : Suzdal

Dating almost a thousand years back Suzdal is a small fairytale town with an unsurpassed collection of ancient Russian architecture. During the optional whole day tour we discover all the treasures of Suzdal including the Kremlin, the Nativity Cathedral, the Museum of Wooden Architecture, St. Ethymius Monastery and the Transfiguration Cathedral.

Options: All day tour of Suzdal
Day 9  : Return to Moscow

Today we drive to the nearby village of Bogolyubovo to admire the glare white light single-domed Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. The church is built on a small hill, on a river meadow, in all its clarity and beauty it stands like a candle, growing out over the expanse of the meadow. We drive back to Moscow and in the afternoon we check-in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu**** or similar. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 10  : Moscow departure

Optional transfer to the airport. (B)

Options: Hotel - airport transfer

Notes:

Max group size is 40 people.  Tour leader speaks English and German. For all local sightseeing tours the group is divided into 2 smaller groups by language. These tours are conducted either in English only or German only.