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The Soul of Russia 4*

Private tour
11 days
4 cities
1night

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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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 from Moscow and Tour in Sergiev Posad
    In the early morning your private guide-driver picks you up in Moscow and takes you on a 2-day Golden Ring Tour. 

    In about 2 hours after your departure from Moscow, you arrive to Sergiev Posad. Here 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 a lunch break, your guide takes you to a cozy town Suzdal.

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  • Included in your trip
    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 4-star hotel located on a charming 18th-century street is less tha...
    Included Experiences
    • 2-day Golden Ring Extension
    • 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 Transfer Sedan
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21 Aug
Car
Connection | Moscow - Suzdal, Golden Ring
Private transfer with sightseeing program in Sergiev Posad.
Moscow
Moscow
8
Suzdal hotel
Suzdal, Golden Ring
1night

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 in Suzdal
    After arrival you have a check-in and a free evening to enjoy the atmosphere of provincial Russia.

    Day 3: Tour of Suzdal, Vladimir and Departure to Moscow
    Following breakfast meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring. Suzdal boasts its large number of preserved historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture.

    During the tour, you visit UNESCO World Heritage Site - the brilliant architectural complex of the Kremlin. Continue your trip to the Museum of Wooden Architecture which is an example of classical ancient Russia.

    After a lunch break, you depart from Suzdal.

    On the way to Moscow you are taken to Vladimir to witness unique architectural creations. 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 (exterior) and walk along a central pedestrian street full of galleries, artists, and local souvenirs. 

    Once the tour is over your driver takes you to Moscow.

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    Nikolaevsky Posad
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Stay right in the heart of Suzdal, in the upscale modern hotel complex...
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22 Aug
Car
Connection | Suzdal, Golden Ring - Moscow
Private transfer to Moscow with sightseeing program in Vladimir.
Suzdal hotel
Suzdal, Golden Ring
6
Moscow
Moscow
3nights

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Upon arrival to Moscow, 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 4: 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 5: Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour 
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a transfer to 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, you take a ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life and explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. After touring the subway, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 6: Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you 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. 

    Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. 

    Today you also drive by the Victory park, have a photo stop at the Triumphal Arch and visit the new Zaryadye Park, dubbed as the new symbol of Moscow, where you have amazing photo opportunities with the most picturesque views on the historic center of Moscow.

    After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

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    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 4-star hotel located on a charming 18th-century street is less tha...
    Included Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
    • Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
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    Included Transfers
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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25 Aug
Rail
Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Standard Class Seat
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 hours
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
5nights

St. Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Saint Petersburg? The most romantic place in Russia also referred to as ‘The Second Capital of Russia’ is worth at least four days of your journey. Pay a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress - where almost all Russian emperors and empresses have been buried, then make your way to the most famous church in St. Petersburg the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. For the most memorable experience in Saint Petersburg, we recommend going on a river tour to see the stunning palaces and really understand why the city is also called ’The Venice of the North’. ...
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    Day 6: Arrival
    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

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

    Day 7: St. Petersburg City Tour
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

    One of the places you enter today is the St. Isaac's Cathedral, which dominates the St. Petersburg skyline and opens outstanding city views, it's lush interiors and golden dome are very impressive.

    Next on your list is an entrance to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, you have a tour of the beautiful and recognizable church which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater.

    During the tour you also 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.

    Day 8: Tour of the Hermitage Museum
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

    During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

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

    Day 9: Trip to Peterhof
    After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

    During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

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

    Day 10: Trip to Pushkin
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

    During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

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

    Day 11: Departure
    This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

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  • Included in your trip
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
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    6 days / 5 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very ...
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Guided St Petersburg Sightseeing Tour
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Suzdal and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to Sergiev Posad Lavra, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Dormition Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace;
  • Regular class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to 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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