Escorted Tour-Land Only
10 Days/ 9 Nights
June 6 and 30
July 14 and 28
Price per Person:
In a double room $2099
Single supplement $599
Supplement for May and June departure: $139 per person in a double room and $169 single.
9 nights first class hotel accommodations all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Breakfast each morning
1 dinner-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Transportation between cities
Sightseeing as per itinerary
2nd class train ticket between St. Petersburg and Moscow (6 person compartments)
Luggage handling at hotels and rail stations (1 piece per person)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 St. Petersburg
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of this beautiful city. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 2 St. Petersburg
lSt. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During your morning panoramic sightseeing tour get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy a visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “Champagne” and snacks. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 3 St. Petersburg
The morning you will be taken on an excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the afternoon, you will visit the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy a traditional Russian dinner at the Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 4 St. Petersburg-Moscow
After breakfast you will enjoy a St. Petersburg channel cruise. In the afternoon you will be taken to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high speed train for Moscow. The ride takes you along the endless Russian landscapes along the Volga River. Upon arrival you will be taken to the Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya or similar for overnight.
Day 5 Moscow
Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes of the last decade have made the city one of the most dynamic metropolis of the world. Your morning sightseeing tour includes Red Square with Kremlin, Theater Square with the Bolshoi Theater, Sparrow Hills with the Moscow University and the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon you will be taken on an excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one cathedral and the Armoury. In the evening you will enjoy a cruise on the Moscow River. Overnight Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya or similar.
Day 6 Moscow
After breakfast the day offers a full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where you visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. In the evening you will enjoy a performance of the Old Russian Circus. Overnight Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya or similar.
Day 7 Moscow-Vladimir-Suzdal
Today start your journey on the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns. First go to the town of Segiev Posad to visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. After that drive through scenic Russian landscapes to Vladimir, one of the ancient capitals of Russia. Visit the Assumption Cathedral and the St. Demetrius Cathedral, both world heritage sites and the Golden Gate. In the late afternoon continue to Suzdal. Overnight at the Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad or similar.
Day 8 Suzdal
Dating back almost a thousand year Suzdal is a small fairytale town with an unsurpassed collection of ancient Russian architecture. During your full day tour discover all the treasures of Suzdal including the Kremlin, the Nativity Cathedral, the Museum of Wooden Architecture, St. Ethymius Monastery, the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Pokrovsky Monastery. Overnight at the Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad or similar.
Day 9 Suzdal-Bogolyubovo-Moscow
This morning drive to the nearby village of Bogolyubovo to admire the glare white light single-domed Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. The church is built on a small hill, on a river meadow, in all its clarity and beauty it stands like a candle, growing out over the expanse of the meadow. Drive back to Moscow where you arrive in the afternoon. Overnight at the Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya or similar.
Day 10 Moscow-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your time in Moscow.
Additional nights in St. Petersburg and/or Moscow available
Visa is needed for travel to Russia and is not included