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Russia's Ancient Kingdoms

This small group journey covering Russia’s two great capitals and most ancient cities – where you can immerse yourself in the history and culture of this exciting country. We invite you to a journey for groups of fifteen to twenty travelers to the best of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg with the most fascinating sites on the Golden Ring and a huge number of unique historical and architectural monuments, with whole complexes of preserved buildings, monasteries and neighborhoods, museums with extensive exhibitions, together giving an excellent idea of how people lived in Russia over the last millennium and earlier.

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Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 9 days

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Day 1: Moscow, arrival
Welcome to Moscow, fabulous Russian capital. Transfer from the airport is included.
Day 2: Sergiev Pasad tour, transfer to Suzdal

Your tour begins with a morning departure from Moscow to Sergiev Posad, as your comfortable coach takes you through the legendary city of Golden Ring. Take a guided tour of ancient Sergiev Posad and have traditional Russian lunch. Then transfer to Suzdal for overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Suzdal city tour and Vladimir city tour

After breakfast, enjoy a fantastic tour of the beautiful city of Suzdal, UNESCO World Heritage Site with its countless monasteries, churches and historical monuments. After tasty lunch discover the hidden secrets of Vladimir, with its rich architecture of XII century - the Assumption Cathedral and the Golden Gates. Then have a comfortable ride to Moscow for overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Moscow, the Kremlin and Red Square

Your friendly guide will take you from the hotel on fantastic 8-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow covers astonishing Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Gory Park and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. After delicious lunch explore Kremlin territory and Armoury Chamber. Travel back to your hotel and have a welcome dinner at 8 p.m.

Day 5: Moscow Subway and Tretyakov Gallery

Meet your guide at your hotel and have a short metro-ride to Tretyakov Gallery, one of the greatest museums in the world. After 2 hour tour transfer by metro to the railway station and relax on your travel to St Petersburg on board the high-speed train Sapsan. Transfer to the hotel is included.

Day 6: St. Petersburg, city tour and free time

Meet your guide at the hotel and travel to the main city’s highlights like to Peter and Paul's fortress, St Issac's Cathedral and Church on Spilled Blood. During 6-hours visit incredible Russian sights and enjoy tasty lunch. Finish the tour at your hotel.

Day 7: St. Petersburg, visit to the Hermitage Museum

After meeting your guide at the hotel enjoy a 4 hour-guided tour of the astonishing Hermitage Museum and admire one of the finest art collections in the world. Take an optional tour and visit the world-famous Diamond room, $105/person (should be booked at least one month before the tour). Then transfer back to your hotel.

Day 8: St. Petersburg, Peterhof Palace

Early in the morning enjoy a scenic ride to the UNESCO-listed Peterhof, incredible summer residence of Russian tsars. Enjoy a 6-hour tour with you friendly guide in amazing park with numerous fountains and gilded statues. Visit the Grand Summer Palace, the best-preserved imperial palace in Russia. Have a delicious dinner at your hotel at 8 p.m.

Day 9: Departure from St. Petersburg

Your private driver will take you to the airport.

What's included

  • Free Russian visa support (Russian invitation) for all our clients.
  • Airport transfers;
  • Quality hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg (see reviews below);
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Museum entrance fees and special no-line admission;
  • Tours and lunches according to the itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Economy tickets on high-speed "Sapsan" train from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
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Hotels

Hotel Rossi, St. Petersburg
Featuring a classic, 19th century design, this boutique hotel is by the Fontanka River, within a quarter mile of Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor Metro and Ostrovsky Square. The Rossi Boutique Hotel has individually decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and antique-style furnishings. All s... Show more
Marriott Absheron
This 5-star hotel is in Baku is in the heart of the city, on the Freedom Square. Baku’s main shopping, entertainment and business districts are all within a 5-minute walk of the JW Marriott Absheron. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel feature a flat-screen TV... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Moscow : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Hermitage
The Hermitage is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, f... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Golden Ring : Suzdal
Suzdal is a unique compilation of numerous monuments of material culture, architecture and history. Standing along the banks of the Kamenka River, Suzdal used to be the capital of several Russian principalities. It is a religious hub with numerous monasteries churches making it now an important tourist center, featuring many fine examples of old Russian architecture. The town has almost 300 architectural monuments of the last millennium and a ple... Read more
Golden Ring : Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad is obviously a town that deserves a special visit. Despite incredible number of old towns in Moscow Region, Sergiev Posad is the only one of them that is always included in the famous Golden Ring excursions. The major point of attraction here is Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, the largest orthodox men's monastery in Russia. Read more

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Price for persons:

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get 5% discount and get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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