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Golden Ring & St Petersburg Tour (GR9GT)
10 days/ 9 nights, from
Bucket list journey to Russia
Get a true feel for Russia on this fantastic inclusive tour of one of the best known routes, encompassing a circle of picturesque medieval towns northeast of Moscow known as the Golden Ring. Rich in history and beautiful architecture, these towns offer a real window on Russian life and its awe inspiring countryside, without travelling too far from the cosmopolitan cities. Be mesmerised by the bustling capital, Moscow - home of the world-famous Kremlin and striking St Basils Cathedral; romantic St Petersburg with its winding network of canals and pretty pastel palaces; and of course the quaint towns of the Golden Ring.
MOSCOW • Vladimir • Suzdal • Yaroslavl • ST PETERSBURG
Day 1, FLY TO MOSCOW
Your Russian adventure has begun! On arrival transfer from the airport to the Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel (or similar).
Day 2, MOSCOW
After breakfast, meet you guide at the reception and absorb the magnificent atmosphere of cosmopolitan Moscow with an introductory city tour. You will visit Tretiakov Gallery, metro and Arbat Street. Meal included: Breakfast.
Day 3, MOSCOW
Following breakfast, transfer to the out-of-city limits excursion to Gorki Leninskie, lunch included. In the afternoon three- hours city sightseeing tour with photo stops, no enteries included. Meal included: Breakfast.
Day 4, SUZDAL - VLADIMIR - BOGOLUBOVO
Following breakfast, transfer to the world famous Moscow Kremlin and fascinating Armoury Museum. In the afternoon travel by train to Vladimir where upon arrival you are transferred to Suzdal. Dinner at the hotel. Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5, SUZDAL
Discover charming Suzdal with a tour of the city before visiting the Kremlin grounds (see the cross-vaulted Chamber, Cathedral of Nativity and Spaso-Efimievsky Monastery with bell ringing). You will also visit Museum of Wooden Architecture (summer departures) or Gold Room (winter departures). Enjoy lunch in a city cafe before journeying on to Vladimir and Bogolubovo where our knowledgeable guides will tell you tales of the cities and show you the main sites like Assumption or St Demetrius Cathedral and Museum of Lacquer Miniature. Overnight in Suzdal. Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6, SUZDAL - YAROSLAVL
Morning, Check out of hotel, visit to paultry farm owned by PhD in Biological Science. Acquantance with different species of geese,duck, chicken and partridge. Tea tasting. Departure by car with driver (no guide escort) to Yaroslavl. Arrival at Ring Premier hotel, check in. Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7, YAROSLAVL
After breakfast you will have an opportunity to see the best of Yaroslavl during the city tour.Free time after Lunch. Departure to St. Petersburg by night train.Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8, ST PETERSBURG
On arrival to St Petersburg meet your guide on railway station and hve a three-hour city tour with photo stops, no entrances included. Check in to hotel. Afternoon you will spend in Peter and Paul Fortress.Meal included: Breakfast.
Day 9, ST PETERSBURG
Wake up in Russia’s second capital- romantic St Petersburg.Today visit the national treasure that is the State Hermitage Museum- home to over 3 million exhibits. Capture the essence of the city with an introductory city tour by bus. In the afternoon visit the stunning Catherine Palace in the quaint town of Pushkin on the outskirts of the city. Here you can see the regal Amber Room, restored after the Second World War.Meal included: Breakfast.
Day 10, ST PETERSBURG
Transfer to the airport as your Russian adventure comes to an end. Meal included: Breakfast.
Golden & St Petersburg Tour
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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
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
• Arrival and departure airport/train station transfers without a guide
• Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Moscow and St Petersburg based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en suite facilities
• Full Board in Suzdal, Yaroslavl based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en suite facilities
• Train travel in between cities (2nd class Moscow to Vladimir and 1st class Vladimir to St Petersburg)
• Excursions and rail travel as outlined in the tour itinerary
• Services of an English speaking guide
• Full Russian visa application service
Package Does Not Include:
• Russia visa processing
• International flights (Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Regional flight connections