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9 days
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ruSt. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by the grandeur of European architecture during his travels, Russia's legendary emperor, Peter the Great, laid the first bricks of what later became Russia's breathtaking second capital a little over 300 years ago. With an appearance untypical of Russia, to this day, grand cathedrals, ornate gardens, lush palaces and royal venues, designed by the greatest European architects of the time, line the many canals of the city, all resulting in the most romantic destination in Russia that's often called "The Venice of the North". No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without time spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress, an exploration of the glorious Hermitage and Faberge museums, a climb up to the St. Isaac's Cathedral or a visit to the colorful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And for an even more spellbinding experience, make sure to save some time for the residences of the Russian Tsars, including stunning Peterhof and the brilliant Catherine's Palace....
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    Day 1: Arrival

    Welcome to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St.Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

    No meals included.

    • Pre-extension to Finland available: Begin your exploration of Lenin traces in Finland during the 2-day pre-tour extension to Helsinki and Tampere.

    Day 2: Lenin's Revolutionary St. Petersburg Tour

    Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg that reflect the Lenin times.

    During the tour you see the Finlyandsky Station and the Lenin Monument. The station is most famous for having been the location where Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland on 3 April 1917, ahead of the October Revolution. Afterwards go to Kshesinskaya Mansion which is home to the Museum of Political History.

    You pass by the the last house where Lenin had his last secret apartment from where he walked to Smolny in October 1917.

    Then continue to Sestroretsk to see the Lenin Shalash and Saray - the place where Vladimir Lenin and his comrade-in-arms Grigory Zinoviev hid during the summer of 1917 to avoid arrest and prosecution by the Provisional Government. You get to see the Shed Museum (in Russian, Sarai) - a real former shed where Lenin and Zinoviev hid for several days in July 1917, and today there is still a Soviet-era permanent exhibition that recreates the interior of this shed as it looked in 1917. After continue to the Hut Museum (in Russian, Shalash) - a quite large pavilion built in the mid-1960's at the rural site where Lenin and Zinoviev also resided in July 1917 in a hut fashioned from branches and hay.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    • Optional tours: Elizarov Apartment or Tauride Palace

    Day 3: Cruiser Aurora & Hermitage

    After breakfast, you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and proceed to the Alliluyev family Apartment Museum for a guided tour. In this apartment that belonged to a family of a worker Sergey Alliluyev that was involved in the revolutionary movement Vladimir Lenin and Grigory Zinoviev also found shelter in July 1917. Joseph Stalin also lived in this apartment for several months and eventually got married to Nadezhda Alliluyeva, the daughter of Sergey Alliluyev.

    Your tour then continues to Smolny (from the outside) - the building chosen by Vladimir Lenin as Bolshevik headquarters during the October Revolution. It was Lenin's residence for several months until the national government was moved to the Moscow Kremlin in March 1918.

    One of the highlights of the tour is a tour of the Russian cruiser Aurora. The ship was taken over by the Bolsheviks who were preparing for a Communist revolution. At 9.45 p.m on 25 October 1917, a blank shot from her forecastle gun signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the beginning of the October Revolution.

    Afterward, you go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya, and Thomas Gainsborough, in the halls of the Winter Palace.

    After the tour you return to your hotel. In the evening you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Ekaterinburg.

  • Included in your trip
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, Saint Petersburg
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Private Comprehensive City Tour
      Get ready for a day filled with the most gorgeous sights of Saint Petersburg. Five hours with a private guide and driver will make you fall in love with the city's architectural marvels like the St.Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul's Fortress, and the unforgettable Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
      Experience the grandeur of Saint Petersburg's Winter Palace, as you explore the second biggest art museum in the world - the State Hermitage Museum. Your private guide tells you about the most famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and others.
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
      Uncover the royal history of Catherine's Palace, situated in the breathtaking Pushkin. The lavish gardens and golden interiors will make you wish you were born in the 18th century.
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | St. Petersburg - Tobolsk
Take a plane from Russia's northern capital, often called "Venice of the north", to the city of Ekaterinburg. Your private drivers take you to the airport in St. Petersburg and pick you up in the Ekaterinburg airport upon arrival.
St. Petersburg
3 h

ruTobolsk, Russia

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    Day 4: Romanov Exile Path: St. Petersburg - Tobolsk

    Early in the morning, you arrive in Ekaterinburg - the capital of Ural. Upon arrival, you are met by your driver in the airport and taken to your centrally located Ekaterinburg hotel to have some rest.

    After breakfast, at about noon you are taken to the rail station to board a train that takes you to Tobolsk, a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia. The duration of your train ride is about 10 hours.

    Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for overnight.

    Day 5: Exile of the Tsars to Tobolsk Tour

    Today following breakfast you check out from the hotel. Together with your guide you go on a day tour of Tobolsk - the city to which the Russian royal family was exiled to from Tsarskoe Selo shortly after the revolution. The distant and desolate region of Siberia was a prison to the family.

    During the tour you see the main city highlights, including the main square. Then you visit the Governor's Palace which is home to the "Sibiria Under the Aegis of the Romanovs" exhibition, dedicated to the life of the royal family.

    Your tour then continues to the Memorial Cemetery Zavalnoe where you learn about the history of the Decembrist's history of political exile to Tobolsk as well as some facts about the native-born poet Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov and famous scientist Dmitri Mendeleev.

    Afterward, you see the Tobolsk Prison Castle - a strict-regime penitentiary adjacent to the Governor's Palace. Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tsar Nicholas II and hundreds of victims of Stalin's political repression campaign did their time in this notorious Siberian prison. During your tour you get to see how dreary life as a prisoner would have been.

    Right after the tour you are taken to your overnight train back to Ekaterinburg.

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    4-star hotel
    4-star hotel
    4-star hotel
    Double Room
    Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.... show more
    1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Tobolsk City Tour
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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Connection | Tobolsk - Yekaterinburg
Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train from Ekaterinburg to Tobolsk. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.
10 h

ruYekaterinburg, Russia

A bridge between Europe and Asia, incredible Yekaterinburg is one of the most significant and multifaceted Russian cities. Being the first major stop on the Trans-Siberian railway route, the city often becomes an insightful pause for many adventurers, taking the long train journey. Spending several days in this amazing city by Russia's Ural Mountains is a memorable experience as this Russian gem is packed with fantastic landmarks, waiting to be explored. For example, did you know that the great Russian Empire ended right there with the Romanovs dynasty's execution? On the spot where this tragic event took place, you can find the famous Church on the Blood, housing the museum of Tsar's family where you can see several original items, belonging to the Romanovs. Also, Yekaterinburg is the homeland of the oldest sculpture in the world, the Shigir Idol, the wood its made of is approximately 11500 years old making it twice as old as Giza's Great Pyramid. Another great place to put on your travel agenda is the renowned Europe-Asia Monument where you can literally stand with one leg in Europe and the other in Asia!...
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    Day 6: Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour

    Early in the morning, you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. After breakfast and some rest, you check out from the hotel and enjoy an 8-hour guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

    During the tour, you take a walk through the historical city center, see the Opera Theater that housed political meetings, the Officers' Club and the KGB servicemen buildings.

    The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

    You finish the tour at the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

    After the tour in the evening, you are taken to the airport for your flight to Moscow. You are met by your driver upon arrival who takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

  • Included in your trip
    Four Elements Yekaterinburg
    4-star hotel
    RU, Lenin Avenue, 9А, Yekaterinburg, 620014
    Four Elements Yekaterinburg
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    The modern 4-star hotel in Ekaterinburg is located right at the heart of the city, within a walking distance from the Pond and Opera. Guests are welcome to dine at the on-site restaurant, serving some delicious Russian dishes alongside everyone's top choices from international cuisine. Great comfort and refreshing beverages can be found in the lobby bar too.... show more
    1 room / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Yekaterinburg - Moscow
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
2 h
Moscow, Russia

ruMoscow, Russia

The capital of the largest country in the world sounds stately, doesn't it? Glorious Moscow, without a doubt, corresponds to this title. Being a renowned metropolis that hardly ever sleeps, vibrant Moscow is a real adventure waiting for you to happen! When getting to the Moscow city center you may find yourself overwhelmed by the dense concentration of exceptional landmarks every Russian citizen is proud of. The Red Square, framed by the jagged red-brick Kremlin Wall and crowned by the colorful domes of the iconic St. Basil Cathedral, is traditionally the best place to start your Moscow city tour, followed by visiting such marvels as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the treasure trove of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Even an ordinary subway ride in Moscow turns into an exciting journey as the Moscow Metro is considered one of the fanciest in the world! In any case, dazzling Moscow deserves hundreds of compliments or at least one visit to understand that they are true!

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    Day 6: Arrival

    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

    Day 7: Revolutionary Moscow City Tour

    After breakfast, you go on a city tour around the Moscow revolutionary landmarks.

    During the tour you see magnificent buildings, avenues and squares, including the Revolution Square. You then proceed to the State Central Museum of the contemporary history of Russia.

    Your next stop is Lenin's Mausoleum, located on the Red Square. Also known as Lenin's Tomb, it is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.

    As a grand finale of your tour, you explore the Kremlin territory.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 8: Lenin Heritage in Moscow

    In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and driver and go on a tour of the house-museum Gorki. Here you see the Gorki Leninskiye Estate, the old country mansion “Gorki” as well as Lenin’s Study and Apartments at the Kremlin Museum - an exhibit which has been moved to Gorki, holding the only storage of material things which surrounded him in the Soviet period.

    You then continue to the museum-pavilion - Lenin's Funeral Train where you see the train carriage of the locomotive that took the body of the Russian leader to Moscow.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 9: Departure from Moscow

    This is the final day of your amazing tour. After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed your tour and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions.

    We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Included in your trip
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    4-star hotel
    RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    Marriott Courtyard is set only 15 minutes away on foot from the Red Square and Kremlin on a very quiet street in a charming 18th century mansion. The rooms are well-equipped, WiFi is available for free in the lobby.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Revolutionary Moscow City Tour
    • Lenin Heritage in Moscow tour
    • Russian Visa Processing Service
      Sit back and relax while we will take care of your Russian visa. Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries.
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Tobolsk and Moscow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • First-class train tickets Ekaterinburg - Tobolsk - Ekaterinburg;
  • Economy class flight tickets St. Petersburg - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Moscow;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.


1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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