Best of Russia

Best of Russia

Start: St Petersburg Finish: Moscow

Visiting: Saint Petersburg , St. Petersburg , Moscow , Red Square , Grand Kremlin Palace , Arbat Street , Sergiyev Posad , Pereslavl-Zalessky , Suzdal , Vladimir , Moscow , St Petersburg

Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour code: RB

Trip Styles: Active , Adventure

Activities: Museum , Sightseeing , Walking

Tour operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 25 - 30

Age range: 18-40

Tour operated in: English

Interests: Cultural , History , Rail


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Tour Overview

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

  • icon Marvel at the confusion of colours and architecture at St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square
  • icon Learn all about the country’s intriguing history
  • icon Explore the magical palaces, charming monasteries, churches and medieval towns throughout the Golden Ring region
  • icon Enjoy an abundance of included activities with sightseeing and city walking tours
  • icon Travel on an overnight sleeper train

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : St.Petersburg

Location: Saint Petersburg

Meals: No Meals

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

icon Day 2 : St. Petersburg - City tour incl. the Hermitage

Location: St. Petersburg

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 3 : St. Petersburg (opt. Tsars Route tour)

Location: Saint Petersburg

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 4 : Moscow City Tour, Red Square

Location: Moscow, Red Square

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 5 : Moscow, Kremlin Palace, St Basil's, Arbat Street

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

icon Day 6 : Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy

Location: Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky

Meals: Breakfast

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.


icon Day 7 : Pereslavl-Zalessky, Suzdal

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.

icon Day 8 : Suzdal, Vladimir, Moscow

Location: Suzdal, Vladimir, Moscow

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 9 : Moscow

Location: Moscow

Meals: Breakfast

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!

What's Included

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    Airport Transfer

    From St. Petersburg airport to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus and train

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts

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    Guide

    Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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    Accommodation

    3&4 star hotels and 4 bed sleeper cabin accommodation in the train

What's Not Included

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    Any flights

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    Travel insurance

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    Meals not stated in the itinerary

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Visa fees

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    Entrance Fees

    For sights and museums

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    Optional activities

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    Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

Check out our Q&As

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

No passenger under age 18

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

    What is the maximum group size?

    30

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

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