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Imperial Winter

Tour Type: Private Season: December - FebruaryDuration: 13 daysGroup tour dates: 26 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021 Cities: Moscow Vladimir Suzdal Yaroslavl Rostov the Great Moscow St Petersburg Veliky Novgorod Staraya Russa Mandrogi St Petersburg Grade: EasyThis tour fits any age and fitness levelRate from $2,854 USD per person

Highlights of Russia: St Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod, Moscow and the iconic historical small satellite towns of the Golden Ring. See a good part of the world's largest country covered with snow and ice - it feels like stepping into the most famous Russian novels. Set out for a hassle-free trip to enjoy magnificent Russia and take part in exciting winter-only activities! We customize tours on request.

  • Enjoy winter in the world's largest snow kingdom. Step into Leo Tolstoy's and Fyodor Dostoevsky novels. VIsit cities, historical towns and rural villages

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

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Rate from: $2,854 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
Rate from: $2,854 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 4 nights Moscow // 1 night Suzdal // 1 night Yaroslavl // 5 nights St. Petersburg // 1 night Veliky Novgorod

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • 4 lunches: Russian pancakes experience in the Residence of Maslenitsa (lunch) in Yaroslavl, degustation of Medovukha (lunch) in Suzdal, 1 lunch in Vladimir, traditional Russian lunch in Mandrogi village
  • Group Tour: New Year dinner and party in Moscow
  • Group tour: Farewell dinner

Transportation

  • 4-hour Standard Class high-speed train fare from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Ask us about upgrading to a Business/First Class ticket or flight options
  • Transportation according to the itinerary: Moscow - Vladimir // Vladimir - Suzdal // Suzdal - Kideksha // Kideksha - Yaroslavl // Yaroslavl - Rostov the Great // Rostov the Great - Moscow
  • Transportation according to the itinerary: St. Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod // Veliky Novgorod - Staraya Russa // Staraya Russa - St. Petersburg // St. Petersburg - Mandrogi village and back
  • Metro pass in Moscow
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)

Sightseeing

  • Vladimir and Bogolyubovo full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Dormition Cathedral, the architectural complex of the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy, Intercession Church on the Nerl
  • Suzdal guided tour: Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of St. Euthymius
  • Kideksha guided tour: the Church of Boris and Gleb
  • Yaroslavl guided tour: the Residence of Maslenitsa // Rostov the Great: the Rostov Kremlin, master class on national crafts
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow: Highlights include the Moscow Kremlin, the Kremlin Armory, the Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow hills, Christmas markets
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow: Highlights include Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate & Wooden Palace, Metro tour, VDNKh
  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Day (6 hours) guided tour of Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo: Highlights include Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Troyka ride experience
  • Veliky Novgorod full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kremlin, the Cathedral of St. Sophia, Yaroslav's Court, the St. George's Monastery, the Wooden Architecture Museum
  • Staraya Russa full day (8 hours) guided tour: Dostoevsky House Museum, the Museum of Medieval Russian Village
  • Mandrogi village full day (8 hours) guided tour: traditional old wooden houses, visiting the real estate of a Russian noble family

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guides on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 22 people

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    Lorena D'Souza, USA: Highly Recommend Discovery Russia!

    travelled with Discovery Russia in January this year and did their essential Russia tour of St Petersburg and Moscow and would absolutely recommend. I was a little apprehensive about travelling to Russia but really had nothing at all to worry about. Discovery Russia organised everything from pick ups to private tours, metro cards and provided a very useful guide to completing the visa processes.

    What I particularly liked was the fact that my friend and I were NOT thrown into tours with 20-50 people but that we had a personal tour guide with us who gave us a private tour of these cities-palaces, museums and the cities in general. This made the experience far more enjoyable and personalised. We were NEVER left in a museum with an audio guide (which at times can be disengaging), but rather had a guide talk to us about the most popular and historically significant items/artworks.

    The tour guides were beyond knowledge, professional and always had our interests at heart. Furthermore, the company provides Russian SIM cards and our tour manager Tati was available literally available 24/7, always checking our transfer our tour guide had arrived. I can not recommend this company enough if you are thinking about travelling to Russia.

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