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Slow Travel Discovery

It’s fair to say, we will no longer travel the same way in 2021. We will chose to stay away from crowds, pick small groups trips over crowded group tours, we’ll prefer to see the unusual rather than the classic postcard landscapes. We will travel the slow way, taking in more, appreciating the culture and locals...just in case we won’t get a chance to do so again for a while. We invite you to explore Moscow and the Golden Ring the different way! Our new Slow Travel Tour will take you places, you would’ve never see on a traditional group tour! Explore the parks of Moscow, the forgotten alleys and streets of the capital, travel to Yaroslavl to explore the undiscovered Golden Ring. Travel the new way and see more.

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The Route

MOSCOW • Yaroslavl • MOSCOW

Moscow
Moscow

A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.

Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

One of 8 prime jewels of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl is known for its ancient monuments and picturesque places. The city is situated on the high bank of the Volga river from where you can enjoy the view of tall slender bell towers and elegant domes of the churches.

Moscow Metro
Moscow Metro

Intricately decorated, the Moscow Metro is an immense museum in itself. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the most magnificent stations, adorned with marble, mosaics and chandeliers.

Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

DAY 1 MOSCOW

Moscow by nightWelcome to Moscow! Our driver will wait for you at the airport and will transfer you to the 4* hotel. Check in and use the free time you have to explore the city on your own or book an optional tour.
OPTIONAL: Evening boat trip on the Moscow river: go on a trip along the Moscow river aboard a comfortable and modern boat! Be amazed at the stunning views of all the iconic sights of the mesmerizing Russian capital. Be ready for an unforgettable evening.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

 

DAY 2 MOSCOW 

Kruiskoye MoscowAfter breakfast at the hotel, head from the meeting with your guide in the hotel lobby. Today, you’ll have a walking tour of Moscow alleys (2h). The alleys of the historical centre of Moscow do not fall into the list of main attractions described in guidebooks. You’ll never see crowds of tourists; they prefer to stay on the many large streets and squares in the capital. However, what gives Moscow its character, are exactly the quaint alleys, forgotten by the tourists! The tour will help you disconnect from the typical rash of the metropolis and see a different Moscow, peaceful and slow. The tour ends near one of the Central metro stations. Next: Free time. Our recommendations for the slow travel exploration:
*Take a walk through the Krutitskoe farmstead in the afternoon (very easy to get there by metro: metro station Krestyanskaya Zastava / metro Proletarskaya, Krutitskaya st., 11, 13)
The Krutitskoe farmstead is a place where every stone tells a story. It seems so unlikely that in the centre of a modern metropolis, these majestic ancient walls and ancient paving stones of the XIII century could be preserved. The entrance to the courtyard is free, and here you can admire the Holy gate with unique old Russian frescoes, the tower, the ascension Church, the Small assumption Cathedral and the arches of the bell Tower.
*For lunch we recommend to go on foot (1.5 km) or by metro to Taganka Pancake house (metro station Taganskaya, Vorontsovskaya st., 8). Taste simple yet delicious national cuisine and savour the authentic Soviet flavour. Pancake house is legendary in the capital; it’s been preparing the main signature dish for more than 50 years! The situation has changed little during this time, and the prices have remained more than fair. In addition to pancakes, it serves salads, cutlets, dumplings and other hits of Soviet cuisine.
Moscow state Uni*In the evening, head to the Vorobyovy Gory and admire the lights of Moscow at night from the observation deck (very easy to get there by metro: metro station Vorobyovy Gory/ metro University, 28B Kosygina street). The observation deck on Vorobyovy Gory is located in close proximity to the main building of Moscow State University - the famous Stalin’s skyscraper. An incredible panorama opens up in front of you! A true hallmark of the city. The site is located at an altitude of about 200m above sea level, on the edge of the highest hill. The site is surrounded by a picturesque forest, it resembles a huge balcony overhanging the city. From there, you’ll see the centre of Moscow. Later, you can go down to the Luzhniki stadium by a new cable car that connects the two banks of the Moscow river (check prices at the ticket office). Return to the hotel by metro (metro station Vorobyovy Gory/Sportivnaya) / or by a taxi.
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night with Metro tour with guide and transport
Moscow by night looks like a completely different city. Our excursion is a door to the world of mysteries and adventures. Explore the Red Square, the heart of Moscow, the lively Tverskaya Street with its numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Victory Park – a huge park-memorial to the Russian victory in the war against the Nazi Germany, decorated with an endless chain of fountains, all coloured at night in bright red. Appreciate the picturesque view on the whole of the city lying below with its peacefully twinkling lights from an observation platform at Sparrow Hills. You will glance into the Moscow underground life visiting the famous metro stations of the capital. The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called the people’s palaces; due to their elegant designs and lavish use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

DAY 3 MOSCOW 

KolomenskoyeBreakfast at the hotel. Today, explore at your own leisure. Our recommendations:
*In the morning, take a trip to the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve (easy to get to by metro: metro station Kolomenskaya, 39 Andropova Ave.) The Kolomenskoye Museum-reserve is located on the territory of the former residence of the Russian tsars within walking distance from the metro. The Park covers an area of 390 hectares. Its first written mention dates back to 1336. At various times, Vasyli III, Ivan the terrible, Peter I, Catherine II, and Alexander I, all lived here. Today you can walk through the apple orchards, sit on the embankment of the Moscow river and admire the impressive facades of ancient buildings. Like the Church of the ascension, protected by UNESCO, the Church of the Kazan icon Of the mother of God, the wooden Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, as well as the ethnographic complex, which displays unique historical buildings, transported from different parts of Russia. After a walk through the Park, go to the station metro Kolomenskaya or to the station metro Kashirskaya.
*For lunch today, we recommend the restaurant of home cuisine Grabli (easy to get to by metro: metro station Novokuznetskaya, Pyatnitskaya st., 27, building 1)
Gorky Park*After lunch, you could chose to visit the Central parks in Moscow. Visit to the Central Park of Culture and Rest named after Gorky (easy to get to by metro: metro station Oktyabrskaya/ Park Kultury, st. Krymsky Val, 9). The Gorky Park justly bears the honorary title of The Main Park of the country, because it’s Muscovites’ favourite! Gorky Park, founded in 1928, is located almost in the centre of the city, on the Krymsky Val, on the banks of the Moscow river. The modern Park is divided into four parts: the parterre (the official, main part, the Park itself), Museon, Neskuchny garden and Sparrow hills. You can walk along the embankment, rent a bike or a scooter, admire historical buildings, relax by the Golitsyn pond, feed its inhabitants – ducks and sociable squirrels that run up to guests and beg for treats. In addition, the Park offers cuisine for every taste. The greatest concentration of gastronomic joys is waiting for you in the main area of the Park – the Parterre.
VDNKH*Instead of Gorky Park, you can choose another Central Park – VDNKH (easy to get to by metro: metro station VDNKH, prosp. Mira, 119). The Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy is the largest exhibition, museum and recreational complex in the world! It is at VDNKh that you can see outstanding architectural masterpieces, which together represent a monument to the Soviet era and an example of styles prevailing at different times. Among them are the Worker and Collective Farm Woman monument, the Friendship of Peoples and Stone Flower fountains, the Agriculture, Soviet Culture, Cosmos pavilions and others. The VDNKh complex includes the Ostankino park with an area of 75.6 hectares. This is one of the oldest Moscow parks. The VDNKh Landscape Park is the green heart of the capital. It’is a unique open-air eco-complex. The historical natural landscape is combined with the latest developments in the field of landscape architecture. In terms of style, content, zoning and landscape design techniques, the complex is on a par with the most famous landscape parks in the world. The entrance to the VDNKh Landscape Park remains free. In the park, you can walk along the eco-trail, as well as walk through the Green Maze. You can have dinner right in the Park. There are dozens of cafes, restaurants, food trucks and canteens at VDNH and Ostankino Park. It is impossible to remain hungry at the Main exhibition of the country.
Return to the hotel by metro or taxi.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

DAY 4 MOSCOW - YAROSLAVL

Moscow Botanical GardensBreakfast at the hotel. Check out and leave your luggage in the hotel's storage room. Free time. Our recommendations:
*After breakfast, go to the Moscow State University Botanical Garden; the Apothecary Garden (easy to get to by metro: metro station Prospect Mira, prosp. Mira, 26, building 1). Entrance fee is about RUB 300 - check the price at the ticket office. The Apothecary garden is one of the most amazing places in the capital. See the grey walnut and Ginkgo biloba, magnolias and tulips bloom in spring, and turtles living in a pond with water lilies. In the greenhouses, you can admire collections of palms, cacti and orchids, Araucarias and cork trees. It is also an unusual art centre: concerts of classical, jazz and rock music are held right in the greenhouses, and art and photo exhibitions are held in the gallery.
*For lunch, choose one of the cafes or restaurants in the garden.
After lunch, head back to the hotel by metro or taxi to collect your luggage. You will be transferred to the railway station to board the speed firm train Moscow – Yaroslavl. On arrival in Yaroslavl, transfer to the hotel. Check in.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

DAY 5 YAROSLAVL

Yaroslavl SMALLBreakfast at the hotel followed by the meeting with your guide in the hotel lobby. Today, you will head out for a walking tour The undiscovered Yaroslavl (2 h). Out of more than 500 attractions that the city of Yaroslavl has on offer, 354 are located in its historical centre. You will get to know the most interesting ones. You will visit the medieval settlements of Yaroslavl - Tolchkovskaya, Korovnitskaya, Streletskaya, Tveritskaya and others. You will learn about the architectural features of numerous churches, and see those picturesque places where tourists rarely go. The tour ends on the Volga embankment, followed by exploration at your own leisure. Our recommendations:
*Go for lunch to the Tavern on the embankment (Volzhskaya embankment, 17 – you can walk on foot). Here you will taste traditional Russian cuisine, surrounded by the interior of an old tavern
*Take a walk through the Peter and Paul Park (you can get by city bus or taxi). The Peter and Paul Park is a natural and architectural complex that was erected on the territory of the Yaroslavl Great Manufactory, founded in 1772 by decree of Emperor Peter I. A system of five ponds was built in the Park, connecting the stream with the Kotorosl River. There, you’ll see the Church of the apostles Peter and Paul, the only one in Yaroslavl in the style of Peter's Baroque and is a double of the St. Petersburg Church of Peter and Paul. Due to the wide pavement leading to the Cathedral, the Park is also called Yaroslavsky Broadway. Walking around the Park, you can enjoy the incredible beauty of the landscape and take unforgettable photos. Especially noteworthy are the old school, reflected in the mirrored waters of the pond, the elegant spire of the sky-blue temple, which is visible from several points at once, the ruins of brick buildings that are about to be swallowed up by the lush greenery. Return to the hotel by city bus or taxi.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

DAY 6 YAROSLAVL - VYATSKOYE - YAROSLAVL

VyatskoyeBreakfast at the hotel. Next, you will be transferred to village of Vyatskoye (1 h). Free time (5 h) Enjoy a self-guided walk around the village. Our recommendations:
*Vyatskoe is a small village where there are more than 50 architectural monuments of the XVIII-XIX centuries, so the village is called an open-air Museum. Most of the attractions are located in the heart of Vyatskoe: the architectural ensemble of the shopping square includes houses on Pervomayskaya, Davydkovskaya and Sovetskaya streets. Take a walk around the village, visit the healing springs, admire the beauty and take photos, or you can look into one or more of the numerous museums. Visit the house-Museum of the Vyatka trading peasant, where you will be offered the opportunity to fully transform into the role of residents or household members of the dwelling. You can stand behind the shop and try to sell something to other visitors, or do more pressing things: salting vegetables or working in the garden. Visit the Museum Russian bathhouse in black. In a tiny but very interesting Museum, you will get acquainted with the traditions of Russian bath culture.
*For lunch you can choose one of the local cafes or restaurants.
Next, transfer to the hotel (1 h)
OPTIONAL : Dinner at the hotel OPTIONAL: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).

DAY 7 YAROSLAVL - MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel followed by Free time. Check out and transfer to the railway station to catch the speed train Yaroslavl to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel and check in. OPTIONAL: Dinner at the hotel

DAY 8 MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out and transfer to the airport. End of the tour

*The program is preliminary. The excursion blocks can be replaced with the similar ones, without changing main waypoints

 

Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel"

4 crown
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Address

23, Novoslobodskaya Str., Moscow, 127055, Russia

Location

Conveniently located in the business part of the city center, within 5 minutes’ drive from the Kremlin, Red Square and major historical sites, close to Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Obraztsov Puppet Theatre Sheremetyevo International Airport - 30 km

Accommodation

255 rooms
199 Non smoking rooms
4 Accessible rooms
1 Suite
2 free children in parents’ room

In-room

Satellite / Cable TV, pay-per-view channel, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, WI-FI Internet access, RJ 45 outlet, mini bar, hairdryer, security peephole

Leisure

Cote Azur Restaurant: Mediterranean cuisine, Lobby Bar

Business facilities

8 meeting rooms with max capacity 150 pax, Business Centre services

Other services

Fitness Center, massage, Room service, safe deposit boxes at Reception Desk, concierge services, currency exchange, laundry & dry cleaning, ironing, theatre tickets, guarded parking lot, 24-hour security staff, public outdoor parking, pet friendly.

Holiday Inn Tagansky Moscow

4 crown
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Address

Simonovsky Val Street 2, Tagansky, 115088 Moscow, Russia

Location

The hotel is situated in the Tagansky district of Moscow near Novospassky Monastery, Krutitsky Courtyard and Pokrov Monastery. Taganskaya Metro Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Accommodation

The rooms and suites are warmly and luxuriously decorated, and all have free wired internet, a work desk, bottled water, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, ironing facilities and satellite TV.

The hotel's Sanctuary Restaurant offers gourmet meals, while light snacks can be ordered at the lobby bar. There is also a 24-hour room service.

Leisure

A fitness centre, 24-hour room service and a pillow menu to make you feel at home. The restaurant and bar offer hearty cuisine, light snacks and premium spirits, beer and wine. The Summer Terrace offers a seasonal menu and tranquility. Kids stay and eat fr

Business facilities

The hotel has a 24-hour Business Centre and eight meeting rooms to host up to 130 delegates., and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel helps keep you connected. Certified for the China Ready programme, the hotel offers Chinese newspapers, TV channels and breakfast choices.

Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl

4 crown
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Address

3B Pavlika Morozova Street, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, 150054

Location

The location just next to Yaroslavl-Glavny Railway Station gives you plenty of options to explore the area's beautiful architecture or to venture into new landscapes.

Accommodation

The hotel offers 167 smoke-free guestrooms.

In-room

Each room at the Park Inn Yaroslavl hotel is sleek and stylish, with free high-speed Wi-Fi. Extra beds or cribs are available on request if you're traveling with friends or young ones.

Leisure

The range of professional and leisure facilities here make it one of the best hotels in Yaroslavl for your business function or vacation. Sample authentic Bavarian cuisine in our Paulaner restaurant, including a wide selection of beers. The lobby bar is the place to unwind with a cocktail after a day of sightseeing or networking.

Other services

Take advantage of the free outdoor parking if you're renting a car, or ask about bicycle rent at reception for a more leisurely way to explore the city.

Azimut Yaroslavl

4 crown
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Address

Moskovskiy Prospekt, 10/15, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, 150001

Location

AZIMUT Hotel Yaroslavl is 1.2 miles from the M8 motorway and offers free parking. Yaroslavl Pass Train Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Accommodation

AZIMUT Hotel Yaroslavl provides a range of accommodation with wooden furniture and high-quality materials. The hotel offers 118 smoke-free guestrooms .

In-room

Blackout curtains; Air conditioning; Desk; Housekeeping; Room service; Flatscreen TV; Bidet; Bath / shower

Leisure

Full-service spa, Indoor pool. Restaurant "Tsvetnoy Boulevard" . The lobby restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel in a spacious atrium. The restaurant is open 24 hours. From Monday to Friday, 12.00-16.00 business lunches are held.

Other services

Conference space; Free WiFi and free parking; 24-hour front desk; Air conditioning; Water dispenser.

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Slow Travel Discovery Tour

8 days/ 7 nights

Departure 

 2021

Based on Hotel 4* , price per person, part of a small group during the included excursions

 

English and German

speaking guide

French, Italian and Spanish

speaking guide

Single room 

supplement

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 Book before 31 December 2020 for 10% discount!

Optional Tours Slow Travel Discovery

Price per person

 Evening boat trip on Moskva River 51.34 £
 Moscow by night and metro tour 62.74 £
 Dinner in Moscow 25.1 £
 Dinner in Yaroslavl 17.11 £

 PRIVATE TOUR SUPPLEMENT: chose your own

 dates and travel independantly

289.76 £

Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package

Included in price:

•  Double accommodation in Moscow in 4* hotel (Holiday Inn Tagansky / Novotel Moscow Center or similar)

•  Double accommodation in Yaroslavl 4* (Park Inn by Raidisson or Azimut or similar)

•  Breakfast in hotels

•  Luggage handling in hotels

•  Transfer per program on Day 1, Day 4 (two), Day 6 (two), Day 7 (two), Day 8

•  Walking of Moscow alleys tour

•  Walking tour The Undiscovered Yaroslavl

•  Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program

•  Speed traein Moscow - Yaroslavl - Moscow (economy class)

•  Russian Visa support letter

 

Not Included:

•  Pre/Post accommodation and excursion program in Moscow 

•  Optional excursions (can be prebooked only)

•  Optional dinners

•  Travel Insurance

•  Internationak flights 

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