WINTER IN RUSSIA, 2018/2019

From: St PetersburgTo: Golden RingTheme: HeritagePrivate tour: 01 Dec 2018 - 01 Mar 2019Group tours: 29 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019Season: December - FebruaryGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Destination: MOSCOWDuration: 13 daysRate from 2628 USD per person *

Winter is a very special time to Russia and its people. You will see a good part of the world's largest country covered with snow and ice - it feels like stepping into a famous Russian novel. You will experience the winter in both of the Snow Empire’s two capitals, the magnificent Imperial City of St. Petersburg and vibrant Moscow, you will travel back in times to Russia's oldest town of Veliky Novgorod, and explore all the highlighst of the famous Golden Ring towns!

  • Highlights of Russia: St Petersburg, Moscow and iconic historical small towns of the Golden Ring, packed into one intense itinerary during New Year holidays!

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Celebrate New Year in Saint Petersburg. Visit ancient Veliky Novgorod and picturesque Old Russa town where Feodor Dostoevsky wrote his famous novels. Then, go to Moscow to explore the Russian capital. And finally, see remarkable small towns of the Golden Ring, the best of the best, carefully selected for you! All services are private, you are not bounded by the itinerary and a bus leaving in 5 minutes. You do not waste your time when you spend your holidays in Russia wisely travelling with Discovery Russia. We customize tours on request -just let us know about your travel ideas and we will create a tailor-made itinerary!

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Reminder about Russian winter season

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TOTAL TRIP COSTS: 0 USD

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

Before opening hours private visit to the Hermitage image

Before opening hours private visit to the Hermitage

Feel like a member of Imperial Family of that times. Only you - and the magnificent Hermitage...Private guidance around one of the world's most acclaimed museums, the the palace is a brilliant example of the synthesis of architecture and decorative plastic art. Rate is valid for a group of 2 people.

Extra cost, pp: 161 USD

Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum image

Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum

This was the place where Stalin lived for over twenty years, the place that saw many famous people and so many historic decisions made within these modest walls surrounded by a high, green fence. And the place where Stalin died. Visit to nearby Poklonnaya Hill which has a great open air military museum

Extra cost, pp: 193 USD

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Be a pilot

FLY MOSCOW AEROGRAD KOLOMNA is Europe's largest dropzone specializing on skydiving and tandem skidiving. New and morern equipment as your disposal as well as over 10 years of experience and dedicated service. Endless views of vast Russian plains and clear blue skies are all yours.

Extra cost, pp: 338 USD

Bunker-42 Nuclear Forces Center image

Bunker-42 Nuclear Forces Center

Visit the command post of Long-range air force (Strategic nuclear forces of Soviet Union), a town down under, 65 meters below the gound level right in the heart of Moscow! See the table where the Cuban missileCrisis was resolved and classifed Russian military equipment: No photos in restricted areas!

Extra cost, pp: 54 USD

Cessna-172S flight image

Cessna-172S flight

A great idea to surprise your party! If you are travelling as couple and have a date to celebrate, or just feeling blue - take a flight over Moscow on Cessnta-172S!

Extra cost, pp: 326 USD

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Sky Dine

SKY DINE on the top of Ostankino TV Tower! Enjoy the bird's eye view of the Russian capital and gourmet evening. Try the famous moving floors to get 360 degree view!

Extra cost, pp: 36 USD

Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank image

Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank

If you are interested in the history of tanks, or simply want to know more about this world-famous Russian feature, just go on a test drive! We are sure that you will like the van.

Extra cost, pp: 1451 USD

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Visit top art museums of Russian capital

Cultural Day in Moscow: visit Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, ride Moscow metro, visit Cathedral of Chirst the Saviour all in one day, full of Russian impressions (guided tour). End the day at famous Arbat street and discover Russia from inside.

Extra cost, pp: 161 USD

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: 0 USD

Inclusions

  • 12 nights accommodation in Russia of the choosen category: 5 nights St Petersburg. 1 night Veliky Novgorod, 3 nights Moscow, 1 night Suzdal, 2 nights Yaroslavl

  • Full breakfast daily

  • Dedicated private local professional English-speaking guide in Moscow and St. Petersburg

  • Dedicated English-speaking guide on Golden Ring tour and local guides in small towns

  • 3 days sightseeing tours in St Petersburg: Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, St Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Spilled Blood, Faberge museum, Mandrogi Village

  • 2 days tour (8 hours daily) to Veliky Novgorod and Staraya Russa: Kremlin, 1000 years of Russia monument, St Sofia, Vitoslavlitsy; Dostoevsky house in Staraya Russa

  • Full day (8 hours) guided sightseeing tour in Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow metro tour, Novodevichy Convent, GUM department store, KGB headquarter, Bolshoi theatre, Arbat.

  • 5 days Golden Ring Tour: Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Vyatskoe village

  • St. Petersburg-Moscow intercity high-speed train SAPSAN, one way; Yaroslavl- Moscow fast train, 5 hours ride. 2nd Class, optional upgrage to the 1st class. Flights on request

  • All entrance tickets as per program

  • Meet and greet services upon arrival in each city

  • Transportation as per program

  • Full metro pass in Moscow and St. Petesburg. We strongly recommend this fastest means of transport for big cities during peak season of winter holidays

  • Local SIM card with data

  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line in Russia

  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator, that specializes in Russia

  • Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge

  • Optional extentions and tours on request

FAB HOLIDAYS IN MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG - Steve Honeywell, Perth, Australia

“Thank you Discovery Russia, you’re N1! Our trip to Golden Ring Russia was intense yet flawless. Guides were excellent, so knowledgeable and passionate about their home country. The entire trip was great fun and perfectly organized. We had dinner every day in a new cool restaurant and tried interesting Russian food – delicious. Russia is a great country to visit and when you decide to taste it, do it with Discovery Russia. A trusted company I would highly recommend.” (please check out our Testimonials ).

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