Russian Classic Tour

3 / 9 days

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The Classic Moscow - St Petersburg two greatest capitals tour within 3 / 7 days window.
The Golden Ring tour with Russia’s two greatest capitals is the best way to see within 7 / 9 days window.

Moscow. Let Real Russia take you to explore the pride and heart of the Russian empire and the capital of a confident new Russia, the mighty Moscow. Walk on Red Square, visit the treasures of the Kremlin, explore the "people’s palaces" on the deepest metro in the world as well as visit the less well known artists quarter of "Old Arbat", the Soviet Exhibition park at VDNKh and the hights of Sparrow Hills. Not enough? A trip to the all Russian Tretyakov Gallery. Did we mention the Bolshoi? Everywhere you look you will see Moscow has its roots firmly in Russians glorious past and its eyes fixed on the future, though its unique blend of architecture where the ornate spires and domes of the acient Tsars rub shoulders with the skyscrapers of the Soviet Union and glass superstructures of the 21st Russia. From the moment you step into this city of billionaries and ordinary muskovites, you will never see Russia, or the Russians the same way again.

St.Petersburg. The soul of modern Russia, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the most ‘European’ of all Russian cities, and not by accident. In its early years of growth, some of the best European architects were chosen to give the city a ‘modern’ and ‘European’ look; a decision that has led to the centre of Saint Petersburg being labelled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of this is not to say that you will be missing out on Russian history and culture; Saint Petersburg was at the centre of the February Revolution in 1917, and plays host to the Hermitage, one of the largest depositories of Russian art in the world.

The Golden Ring founded in the 11–12th centuries, refers to a 700km long route around architectural and artistic riches of old Russian towns which is еру most enchanting way of learning more about Russia. It forms a circle of big and small old towns preserved their great historical and architectural wonders. This is the ancient heart of Russia as it was many centuries ago. The fortress walls made of white stone, golden onions of the domes, bell rings of the monasteries, frescoes and icons — the Golden Ring give a chance to catch the spirit of the medieval Rus. Due to immense restoration work done, genuine masterpieces of Russian art are revealed for public. Each town along the way has an individual charm , giving the visitors the feeling of Russian provincial life: more slow, calm and peaceful than overcrowded and busy Moscow. In Golden Ring towns the way life is more traditional and less westernized. It’s a good chance to take a brake from the noise of the capital and experience the hospitality of local people.

Welcome to Russia!

Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow.
Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Marvel at Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls during your guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Afterwards, there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore on your own.

Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an optional excursion to Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Later you explore one the Moscow Subway. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

6 hour city tour with visits to Peter and Paul's fortress, St Issac's Cathedral and Church on Spilled Blood.

Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Your time in St. Petersburg also includes a small group sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. The Hermitage occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. This evening enjoy a unique Be My Guest dining experience.

  • Optional tour: Diamond Room, $105/person (should be booked at least 1 month before the tour).

6 hour tour to Peterhof with a visit to Grand Palace in Peterhof. Farewell dinner will be arranged at your hotel at 8 p.m.

Your driver will take you to the airport.

  • One of the options: plus 2 days The Golden Ring tour.

Considered by some to be the Russian Vatican, Sergiev Posad is the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our tour starts with the Trinity St. Sergius Monastery (Lavra), built in the first half of the 1340s. In 1993 it was entered into the UNESCO World Heritage list. The History and Art museum within the walls of the monastery contains a rich collection of old Russian paintings and various works of art dating from the 14th thru 17th centuries. The collection includes over 120,000 items: ancient icons, medieval manuscripts and old printed books, icon and ornamental embroideries, church utensils, articles of gold and silver, paintings, engravings, folk and contemporary art. Sergiev Posad is also famous for being home to the world´s first matryoshka doll. Lunch at the local restaurant (included).

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the town of Suzdal, often called the Russian Mecca. It is just 32 km from Vladimir. Suzdal is amazingly tranquil and beautiful with its numerous churches, wooden houses, bird songs and the ringing of bells throughout the day. A sightseeing tour will take you to the oldest part of the Kremlin, the heart of Suzdal. Specialists believe the Kremlin dates back to the X century and first appeared in the chronicles in 1024. On its territory you will admire the Cathedral of the Nativity, dating back to the beginning of the XIII century, the largest relic of which is the Golden Gates. The next stop will be to the Archbishops´ Chambers, a large architectural masterpiece that took several centuries to be built. It houses a unique collection of historical and archaeological objects, including the Cross-Vaulted Chamber.
The open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture recreates the life and traditions of the people of Suzdal in the XVIII–XIX century. The ensemble includes churches, log houses and other structures.
Panoramic city tour. During the city tour you will get acquainted with the main highlights of the city. The first stop is the Assumption cathedral, a unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir, built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality. World-famous frescoes by Andrei Rublev are preserved there. You will proceed to a small one-domed cathedral of St.Dmitry, built in the beginning of the XII century by then prince Vsevolod as his palace church. The cathedral´s interior still features frescoes of the XII century. The Golden Gates are considered a door to Vladimir. It is one of the first historical monuments that welcome you on your arrival. It was created in early XII century by prince Andrei Bogolubsky and in ancient times it served as the main military tower of the fortress.



What's included:

  • Russian visa and full visa processing service. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries
  • Standard room at Marriott Courtyard, Moscow
  • Standard room at Hotel Rossi, Saint Petersburg
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Museum entrance fees and special no-line admission
  • Guided tours with top guides
  • Lunches as in itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Economy tickets on high-speed "Sapsan" train from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Individual travel to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation
  • Travel insurance