You’ll spend 10 unforgettable days – from Moscow to St. Petersburg – on an affordable Taste of Russia tour. Begin sightseeing in the capital city of Moscow with the iconic Kremlin complex, Red Square, and the Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also see the 14th-century Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, and you’ll visit the Matryoshka Museum where you can learn how to paint your own Russian nesting dolls.
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Day 1: Arrive In Moscow, Russia
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Russia’s exciting capital city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Tagansky, 3 nights
Day 2: Moscow
Guided sightseeing this morning reveals just what makes Moscow so special-from the fortified Kremlin complex and Armoury Museum in the heart of the historic city to the iconic onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square with the Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also visit the splendid Moscow metro, lavishly constructed in the early 20th century to resemble a magnificent subterranean palace. Get a taste of local life at the Danilovsky Indoor Market.
Day 3: Moscow
At the Matryoshka Museum, discover how these famous wooden nesting dolls are crafted and painted-and learn how to paint your own. Enjoy some free time to have lunch, and maybe visit the flea market or the vodka museum in the neighbourhood before returning to the hotel.
Day 4: Moscow – Klin – Tver
Leave Moscow and travel northwest, stopping in pretty Klin. Discover the historic Christmas Decorations at the local museum and have a go at decorating your own to take home. Then, explore the Tchaikovsky House-Museum, former country home of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This is where he wrote Symphony No 6 (Pathetique) and spent his final days in 1893. See the areas where he lived and worked, as well as his top hat, gloves, and the luggage he took on concert tours. Overnight in Tver, dating back to the 12th century and situated at the confluence of the Volga, Tmaka, and Tvertsa Rivers.
Day 5: Tver – Torzhok – Novgorod
Start the day with a visit to the Goldwork Embroidery Museum in Torzhok, famous for its delicate gold-wire embroidery found in artwork, insignia, and royal clothing. Next, visit the beautiful Russian Orthodox Valday Iversky Monastery, founded in 1653. Situated on an island on Lake Valdayskoye, it became an important centre of culture and education in the 17th century, and producer of fine porcelain tiles. Arrive in Novgorod and enjoy an included dinner featuring traditional Russian cuisine at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Radisson Park Inn , 2 nights
Day 6: Novgorod
Visit Novgorod, the former cultural, social, and economic hub. Discover its Kremlin (city centre) and magnificent St. Sophia Cathedral with its ancient frescoes, bronze 12th-century Magdeburg Doors, and five onion domes. Then, explore a recreated old Russian village with traditional izbas (homes), chapels, farmyards, and more at the Open-Air Vitoslavlitsy Wooden Architecture Museum. Visit St. George’s Cathedral, dating back to 1119.
Day 7: Novgorod – St. Petersburg
Depart Novgorod and push north to incomparable St. Petersburg, an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. An orientation drive introduces you to some of the city’s palaces, parks, monuments, squares, boulevards, and 600 beautiful bridges.
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky, 3 nights
Day 8: St. Petersburg
An architectural gem founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg rivals any other European capital in splendour, beauty, and distinction. During your guided sightseeing, see the city’s main sights, including a visit to Peter And Paul Fortress And Cathedral, which served as a high-security jail for political prisoners, including the writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Day 9: St. Petersburg
A whole day in St. Petersburg to do as you please. Maybe explore on your own, or join our guided optional excursion to the Hermitage Museum. The museum’s collection boasts precious items from around the world. You may also choose a canal cruise to celebrate the conclusion of your adventure.
Day 10: Depart St. Petersburg
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Twin Share|
|April: 10||$3,169.00||Price on application|
|April: 24||$3,499.00||Price on application|
|May: 08, 22||$3,499.00||Price on application|
|June: 05, 19||$3,499.00||Price on application|
|July: 03||$3,499.00||Price on application|
|July: 17, 31||$3,389.00||Price on application|
|August: 14, 28||$3,389.00||Price on application|
|September: 11||$3,319.00||Price on application|
|Meals:||9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||9 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.