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Iconic Russia

Russia, St Petersburg, Novgorod, & Moscow

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This is a great one week tour to give you a taste of some of Russia’s cultural highlights. We begin in historic St. Petersburg before travelling through the old town of Veliky Novgorod en-route to the capital, Moscow

Arrival location:

RU St Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow

Departure Location:

RU St Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow

Included in your experience:

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour leader for transfer and excursions
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to museums and palaces as per program

Not included in your experience:

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips
  • Any other items not mentioned above

    None Available for this package
DAY 1 Arrive into Moscow
Arrival at your hotel in Moscow for the start of your tour. We have a welcome meeting planned for 6pm.
OVERNIGHT
Moscow hotel
EXTRAS
Extra night - pre-tour

DAY 2 Moscow City tour
Learn why the city of Moscow is one of the greatest capitals in the world - a place where old-world orthodoxy meets audacious free enterprise. Explore the Kremlin and witness its huge collection of imperial treasures, including exquisite Faberge eggs and ceremonial regalia. Walk among the cathedrals and museums within the Kremlin walls and get a glimpse of Lenin in his eternal resting state. While here, be sure to visit Moscow's metro stations - these lavishly decorated 'Palaces of the People' are unlike any other in the world.
OVERNIGHT
Moscow hotel
MEALS
Breakfast

DAY 3 Suzdal
We travel east today to Suzdal, one of the ancient towns and former capitals of Russia. The town is full of picturesque medieval buildings - mostly churches and convents - wonderful examples of old Russian architecture. This evening there is a cooking session and dinner with some of the locals.
OVERNIGHT
Suzdal guesthouse
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 Suzdal to Moscow
This morning we start with a guided walking tour of Suzdal exploring some of the gems of this beautiful town. We then return to Moscow by road, where we board our overnight train to Novogorod.
OVERNIGHT
Sleeper train
MEALS
Breakfast

DAY 5 Novgorod
Novgorod is Russia’s oldest city and home to some well preserved historical monuments; it is also an important former capital. Explore with a guided walk, and later in your free time if you wish; take in the Kremlin and its gardens, museums and cathedrals, the Millennium Monument, or take a boat trip on the river. Later we will go to the local public banya (bath house).
OVERNIGHT
Novgorod hotel

DAY 6-7 St Petersburg
This morning we head north again to St Petersburg, for our two night stay, where European baroque architecture meets the opulent style of the old Russian aristocracy. A home visit gives an insight into the lives of the locals, and we enjoy a Russian tea-party together. We will embark on a cruise of the waterways and canals of the city, for a new perspective of the city’s sights and bridges in particular. There is free time for you to visit the sights of your choosing, including of course the arguably ‘must see’ Hermitage Museum.
OVERNIGHT
St Petersburg hotel
MEALS
Breakfast

DAY 8 St Petersburg and Departure
Free time until your departure.
OVERNIGHT
None
MEALS
Breakfast
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Iconic Russia

Russia, St Petersburg, Novgorod, & Moscow

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