Taste of Russia
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Taste of Russia, Moscow-Veliky Novgorod-St Petersburg
7 days/6 nights from 1333.28 £ per person, excluding flight
Experience the real taste of Russia!

Taste of Russia Tour is a great opportunity to see three Russia’s capitals during one journey: Moscow – modern-day capital, where 458 years old St Basil's Cathedral sits next to gleaming skyscrapers; Veliky Novgorod – the capital of ancient Russia and the largest Europe’s city in 14th century; St Petersburg – “cultural capital of Russia”, thanks to incredible architecture and rich history.

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The Route:

Moscow (2 nights) • Veliky Novgorod (on transit) • St Petersburg (4 nights)

Gorki Leninskiye
Gorki Leninskiye

Gorki Leninskiye is a luxurious estate located not far from Moscow. Throughout its exciting history, it belonged to various Muscovite noblemen but it is mainly known as Vladimir Lenin's datcha (country house). The Soviet leader spent a lot of time here in 1918 after an assaissination attemt and moved to the estate completely closer to the end of his rule. If you are fascinated by the soviet history of Russia, Gorki Leninskiye is a perfect place to visit.  

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.

Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod

The story of Novgorod the Great ('Veliky') goes back to 859 AD. The city was the first capital of Russia and had played a key role in the dissemination of culture, literacy, the development of Russian architecture, painting and applied arts. The city hosts a number of UNESCO heritage sites.

Hermitage
Hermitage

Lose yourself amongst the treasures of one of Russia’s best known sights and arguably the largest collection of fine art in the world. Masterpieces from artists such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Kandinsky make the Hermitage an unforgettable visit.

St Petersburg
St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.

Day 1, Arrival to Moscow

Your Russian adventure has begun! On arrival transfer from the airport to the Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel (or similar). 

Day 2, Moscow

moscow st basilsAfter breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you outside of the hotel for out –of-city excursion to Gorki Leninskie. In Lenin’s later years, he and his family spent time at the 1830s Murozov manor house, set on lovely wooded grounds, 32km southeast of the capital. Designed by Fyodor Shekhtel, it now houses a Lenin museum, where you can see a re-creation of Lenin’s Kremlin office, as well as his vintage Rolls-Royce – one of only 15 such automobiles in the world. In the afternoon enjoy your three-hour city sightseeing tour with photo stops (no entrances), viewing the famous landmarks and places to which you may return at your leisure. The tour sights include Red Square, the Kremlin, Sparrow Hills, Bolshoi Theatre, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Victory Park, Novodevichy Convent, and the famous Moscow streets. Meal included: breakfast.

 Day 3, Moscow

ppjournal0219 2Following breakfast, transfer to the world famous Moscow Kremlin and fascinating Armoury Museum. In the afternoon embark on the tour of the Moscow Metro, where each stations is full of history and amazing beauty. Later today you will find yourself exploring the colourful Arbat district where you can enjoy street art, market stalls and various eateries. A great place to try Russian cuisine!  At 20:00 transfer to railway station for departure to V.Novgorod by night train. Meal included: breakfast.

 

Day 4, Veliky Novgorod

veliky novgorodArrival in Veliky Novgorod (officially referred to as “Novgorod the Great”) at 06:05, transfer to the hotel for some rest. After breakfast meet with your guide for city sightseeing tour, with a visit to St Sofia Cathedral – the mother church of the Novgorodian Eparchy. After lunch at the local restaurant we carry on to explore beautiful V.Novgorod. Yuriev Monastery – the oldest monastery in Russia and Wooden Architecture Museum – open air museum with wooden houses, churches, a wind mills dated back to 17-19 centuries, another must visit places we can’t miss. Later in the evening transfer by car to St Petersburg. Arrival at St Petersburg at 21:00, check it at the hotel. Overnight stay. Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 5, St Petersburg

654564564545After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel reception and get your bearings on a morning city tour to explore the best of Russia’s former capital. Your city tour will include a ride along Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century; the Admiralty; the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky (one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried); St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square; the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated and many more. Explore onward to the Peter and Paul Fortress and uncover its intriguing history. Meal included: breakfast.

Day 6, St Petersburg

st pete hermitageThis morning we are going to World famous – Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. The rest of the day enjoy a free time in remarkable city. The collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists; however the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. Meal included: breakfast.

 Day 7, St Petersburg

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We will spend a day in Pushkin (24 km south of St Petersburg) and visit Tsarskoy Selo complex, which was once home to the Romanov imperial family. The world famous Amber room is also located here, in Catherine Palace. The original room was destroyed during Second World War, but later was meticulously renovated to its former glory.   Meal included: breakfast.

 

 

Day 8,  St Petersburg 

Breafast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight home.

If you would like to extend your tour or add more excursions, contact us and we will amend the itinerary according to your requests.

For more excursions click here

Holiday Inn Lesnya

4 crown
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Address

15, Lesnayay Str., Moscow, 125047, Russia

Location

Ideally located for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is a short distance from Red Square, the Kremlin, Lenin Mausoleum, St. Basil Cathedral, Bolshoi Theatreю Sheremetyevo International Airport - 25 km

Accommodation

301 guest rooms:
226 Single-Bedded Rooms
75 Double-Bedded Rooms
17 Suites
156 Non-Smoking Rooms
Executive Floor

In-room

Cable / satellite TV, high-speed Internet access, direct-dial phone, voice mail, World Link power and phone/Internet connector, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, coffee & tea maker.

Leisure

Red & White Restaurant with international cuisine, Bar/ Lounge: 24hrs, Kids Eat Free.

Business facilities

10 Meeting Rooms: largest room capacity 450 pax Theatre Style, smallest room capacity: 8 pax U-Shape Style.

Other services

Health & Fitness Center 24-hour a day: mini gym, access by guest’s room key, cardiovascular and strength equipment. 24-hour Room Service, currency exchange, gift shop, safe deposit box at Front Desk, car rental.

Hotel "Volkhov"

3 crown
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Location

This hotel is located in the heart of the city and is a short distance from the Kremlin, St Sophia’s Cathedral and the Drama Theatre. The nearest railway station and river terminal are located just 1km away, perfect for keeping you connected throughout your travels. The hotel has 129 guest rooms and features a beauty salon, hair salon and casino. For dining, drinking and socializing the hotel has a restaurant and lobby bar.

Radisson Sonya Hotel

4 crown
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Address

Liteyny Prospekt 5/19, Tsentralny district, 191187 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The only hotel designed to reflect Feodor Dostoevsky's masterpiece “Crime and Punishment”. All the interiors are connected to the book and the author, even signs on the doors have quotes on them so that while walking along any corridor one can read a piece from the book. The hotel is named after Sonya Marmeladova (one of the book's characters).

Accommodation

“Radisson Sonya” offers 173 rooms of four categories that have special names that correspond the hotel philosophy: Standard — “Conscience”, Reval — “Gгасе”, Executive — “Rebirth” и Suite — “Еgо”. All rooms have: Wi-Fi Internet, individual climate-control, telephone, safe, tea/coffee set, mini-bar, desk, make-up mirror, satellite TV.

Leisure

The Metamorfos restaurant The restaurant is gorgeously decorated in the common conception of the hotel. The menu (that looks like a book) includes a great variety of dishes from Russian (incl. traditional and historical recipes) and European cuisines. There is also a Fitness Center and Turkish baths on the territory.

Business facilities

Radisson Hotel Sonya has all the necessary facilities for hosting seminars, meetings and conferences. There are four conference halls that can sit from 8 to 65 people and a court-yard for official dinners and banquets. All halls are fully equipped. Hall Prologue — Meeting room (11,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 8 people. Hall Chapter I — conference hall (20,9 sq.m.). Sits from 10 to 15 people. Hall Chapter II — conference hall (25,8 sq.m.). Sits from 15 to 20 people. Charpte I and Chapter II Can be transformed into one hall (46,8 sq.m.) to sit up to 40 delegates. Epilogue — conference hall (83,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 60 delegates.

Other services

24/7 room service, Early breakfast from 4.30 a.m., ATM, Taxi service, Wake-up calls, Dry cleaning.

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Taste of Russia Tour

Moscow (2 nights) - Veliky Novgorod (in transit) - St Petersburg (4 nights)

Price per person, excluding flight

Departures dates, 2020

Twin room,  price per person Single room  
25 January    1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
8 February   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
28 March   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
18 April   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
16 May   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
13 June*   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
11 July   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
8 August   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
5 September   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1
3 October   1333.28 £   350.07 £ Без имени 1

* Instead of Radisson Sonya Hotel in St Petersburg, accommodation at St Petersburg Hotel


 

Flight details:

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

 Please note:

  The tour operates in case there are minimum 2 passangers booked per departure

  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

  The deposit is payable on the tour - please enquire at the booking stage

 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

Package Includes:

•  Arrival and departure airport/train station transfers without a guide

•  Accommodation: Moscow - Holiday Inn Lesnaya; St Petersburg - Radisson Sonya;  V. Novgorod - Volkhov Hotel (for 3 hours rest)

•  Meals: in Moscow and St Petersburg - breakfast; Velikiy Novgorod - breakfast and lunch

•  Train travel Moscow - V.Novgorod 1st class, departure at 21:50 - arrival at 06:20

•  Car transfer V.Novgorod - St Petersburg

•  Excursions with English speaking guide according to itinerary

•  Full Russian visa application service

 

Package Does Not Include:

•  Russia visa processing fees

•  International flights (Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)

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