UNESCO Tour
Private tour
2 travelers
13 days
6 cities
2days
Moscow, 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 1: 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 2: Departure to Suzdal
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel. Your private driver picks you up at your hotel in Moscow and takes you to Vladimir to witness unique architectural creations. 

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    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Marriott Courtyard is set only 15 minutes away on foot from the Red Sq...
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    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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16 Jun
Car
Connection | Moscow - Suzdal, Golden Ring
Enjoy your short car ride with a trusted driver from the Russian capital, Moscow, to the heart of the Golden Ring. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous small towns and rural areas.
Moscow
Moscow
3.5 hrs
Suzdal
Suzdal, Golden Ring
2days
Suzdal, Golden Ring, Russia
Discover another Russia’s highlight - Suzdal. One of the oldest cities in Russia, dating back to 1024m Suzdal is often called a city-museum of the Golden Ring. During your time in the city, make sure to visit the brilliant architectural complex of Kremlin which has been used as a fortress for protecting Russian border. The charming city does not lack sights worth your time, ensure to visit the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius and the famous Museum of Wooden Architecture....
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    Day 2: Arrival and Visiting Vladimir & Bogolyubovo

    During your tour around this town, you go inside the Dormition Cathedral that preserves the world-famous frescoes of Andrei Rublev dating back to the 15th century. Together with your guide you explore the architectural complex of the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy and walk along a central pedestrian street full of galleries, artists, and local souvenirs.

    Your tour then continues to Bogolyubovo, a town located on the outskirts of Vladimir meaning “loved by God” in Russian. This ancient town was founded in 1158 by order of Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky. According to a legend, the prince spent the night on this spot and saw Virgin Mary who ordered him to found the settlement and build a monastery. During the tour you get to see the main UNESCO sites of the area: the Church of the Intervention, the ruins of Prince Bogolyubsky’s castle with its Staircase Tower, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, your driver takes you to Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in.


    Day 3: Tour of Suzdal & Departure

    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your guide-driver in the hotel lobby. Today you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal which boasts its large number of preserved historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture. During the tour, you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the brilliant architectural complex of the Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius. Continue your trip to the Museum of Wooden Architecture which is an example of classical ancient Russia.

    • Note: while the Monastery of Saint Euthymius is under restoration, the visit is replaced with an Intercession Women Monastery.


    You are then transferred to the historic city of Kostroma built at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma Rivers. Upon arrival, you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a guided city tour that includes a visit to the architectural complex of the Ipatiev Monastery.

    Later your driver takes you to your final destination of this day - Yaroslavl. 

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    Nikolaevsky Posad
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Nikolaevsky Posad Art Hotel is a modern hotel complex in the heart of ...
    Experiences
    • Vladimir & Bogolyubovo Tour
    • Suzdal & Kostroma Exploration
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17 Jun
Rail
Connection | Suzdal, Golden Ring - Yaroslavl
Have an enjoyable car ride with a trusted driver along the Russian countryside, taking you to the highlights of the Golden Ring towns and passing and many of the region's breathtaking areas.
Suzdal
Suzdal, Golden Ring
3 hrs
Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
2days
Yaroslavl, Russia
Located at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers, Yaroslavl is considered to be one of the main destinations of the Golden Ring of Russia and is actually among the oldest cities in the whole country. Moreover, it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list! Founded in the 11th century, Yaroslavl is recognized for its unique temple buildings of the 16th-18th centuries and multiple architectural monuments. This rapidly developing city maintains its authenticity to this day and is home to numerous landmarks, such as the Demidov Pillar, the Transfiguration Church, the ensemble of Tolga Convent, and many more....
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    Day 3: Arrival to Yaroslavl

    Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Day 4: Exploring Yaroslavl & Sergiev Posad

    Today after breakfast you explore one of the oldest Russian cities - Yaroslavl. During your guided city tour you explore the Spassky Monastery where you see the icon Transfiguration of the Savior, visit the wonderful Church of Elijah the Prophet with incredible mosaic decoration, and participate in a costumed reception at the governor's house.

    • Note: the church of Elias the Prophet is open from May 1st to October 1st.

    After a break for lunch, your driver takes you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town. Upon arrival, you enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most cherished treasures of Sergiev Posad. The highlight of the day is a tour lead by a churchman in the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy - the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

    After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel in Moscow.

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    Ring Premier Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Ring Premier Hotel is a cozy hotel located in the cultural and busines...
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    • Yaroslavl & Sergiev Posad Tour
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18 Jun
Car
Connection | Yaroslavl - Moscow
This car ride with a trusted driver takes you to the Russian capital, Moscow, from the heart of the Golden Ring. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous small towns and rural areas
Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
4 hrs
Moscow
Moscow
4days
Moscow, 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 4: 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 5: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow 
    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

    After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 6: Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery, you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

    Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

    After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board an overnight train that takes you to Kazan in comfort and safety.

    Day 7: Departure
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Moscow.

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    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Marriott Courtyard is set only 15 minutes away on foot from the Red Sq...
    Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
      Get ready for an unforgettable six hours of sightseeing with the top local guide in Moscow. Discover the best of the city from the iconic gems of the Red Square to the world-famous Fabergé eggs.
    • Half Day Tour of Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway
      Explore the Fine Russian Art with a private tour of the country's treasure trove - Tretyakov Gallery, here you will discover some of the best masterpieces in art history. Later, board the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world.
    • Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
      Explore the best of Moscow with a private guide who cannot wait to share their excitement and knowledge with you today. Spend 4 hours learning about the top sights and history of the capital of the world's largest country.
    • 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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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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21 Jun
Rail
Connection | Moscow - Kazan
1st Class Sleeper
At the station you board the train and continue your amazing journey across Eurasia!
Kazanskiy station
Moscow, Russia
12 h
Central station
Kazan, Russia
3days
Kazan, Russia
Visiting Kazan? Make sure to spend at least few days learning more about Russia’s Tsarist past in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. Explore the top sights of Kazan, also known as the “Third Capital of Russia”, including the Kremlin of Kazan and the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship. Discover Russian heritage and unique architectural marvels with a visit to Temple of All Religions, which after 25 years is still under construction....
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    Day 7: Arrival
    In the morning your train arrives in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

    Upon arrival your guide meets you at the train station, and together you walk to your centrally located hotel for check-in and breakfast.

    After some time for rest, you explore the historical ensemble of the Kazan Kremlin. During the tour, you see the main treasures of the complex, including one of the largest mosques in Russia - the Qol Sharif Mosque, the leaning Soyembika Tower, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Governor's Palace.

    You are then in for a little surprise. Your lunch program includes a cooking master class where you learn how to make a traditional Tatar dish.

    Later you continue your tour to the Kazan Family Center located on the bank of the Kazanka River. The unique form of the building reminds the tatar for cauldron that beautifully reflects local culture.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 8: Day Tour to Bolgar

    Today after breakfast you meet your guide and driver to go on a day trip. Together you head to the outskirts of Kazan to see the outstanding Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex located in the Spassky District.

    This historical and archeological site is set on the left bank of the Volga River about 140 km from Kazan and is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex includes the remains of the medieval city of Bolgar, which was the first capital of the Golden Horde in the 13th century. Bolgar is an early settlement of the Volga-Bolgars civilization that existed between the 7th and 15th centuries AD.

    During the tour you get to see the main sights of the complex including the Bolgar ancient settlement. You are treated to lunch onsite and get to visit the Museum of the Bolgar Civilization and enter the White Mosque.

    After the tour your driver takes you back to your hotel in Kazan. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 9: Flight to St. Petersburg

    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your driver, who takes you to the Kazan airport for your flight to St.Petersburg - Russia's beautiful cultural capital often referred to as the "Venice of the North". The duration of your flight is about 2 hours.

    Upon arrival, you are met by your driver and taken to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

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    Ramada Kazan City Centre
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Ramada Kazan City Center is located minutes from the Central Football ...
    Experiences
    • Full Day City Tour with Cooking Master Class
    • Full Day Trip to Bolgar
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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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24 Jun
Air
Connection | Kazan - Saint Petersburg
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Kazan, Russia
2 h
St. Petersburg, Russia
4days
St. 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 9: Arrival
    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 10: Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Saint Isaac's Cathedral
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk 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.

    You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

    After a short break for coffee, you explore the Palace Square, admire the Admiralty building and have a walk through the Alexander Garden to the Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great.

    As yet another highlight of the day, you have a tour of the magnificent St.Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

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

    Day 11: St. Petersburg City Tour
    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

    You start the day with a drive along the Nevsky prospect, Russian Empire’s main avenue where you can admire the Kazan Cathedral. You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Theater.

    A highlight of the day is a guided tour of the of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

    After a drive along the Summer Garden and crossing the Neva River you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora.

    Afterwards, you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

    Before returning to your hotel you see some other major sights as the University Embankment, the Mariinsky Theater and the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

    Day 12: Day Trip to Veliky Novgorod

    Following breakfast, you meet your driver at the hotel lobby and make your way to Veliky Novgorod which is sometimes called "the Birthplace of Russia". Upon arrival in about 3 hours, you are met by your guide and start a sightseeing tour around the city's main attractions.

    Veliky Novgorod stands on Volkhov River, the main water way of the famous medieval trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks. The city was Russia's first capital in the 9th century, as well as a center for Orthodox spirituality, Russian democracy, literacy and architecture. The city boas,ts medieval monuments, churches and monasteries.

    During the tour, you see the city's main attractions including the Kremlin, the Cathedral of St. Sophia, Yaroslav's Court, the St. George's Monastery, and visit the Wooden Architecture Museum.

    After lunch, you have a transfer back to St. Petersburg. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 13: Departure
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from St. Petersburg.

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    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very ...
    Experiences
    • 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.
    • Half Day City Tour with Peter & Paul's Fortress
      Get ready for a day filled with the most gorgeous sights of Saint Petersburg. Four hours with a private guide and driver will make you fall in love with the city's major architectural marvels. You also visit the birth place of the city and imperial memorial- Peter and Paul's Fortress, located in the heart of the city.
    • Day Trip to Veliky Novgorod
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in Moscow, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Kazan and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Cooking master class in Kazan;
  • 1st class train tickets Moscow - Kazan;
  • Economy class flight tickets from Kazan - St. Petersburg;
  • 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.

Note:

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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