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Tour Type: group or private Season: December - FebruaryDuration: 13 daysGroup tour dates: 29 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020Cities: St Petersburg Veliky Novgorod Moscow Vladimir-Suzdal-Kostroma-Yaroslavl-Sergiev Posad Moscow Grade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate from $2,887 USD per person

Highlights of Russia: St Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod, Moscow and the iconic historical small satellite towns of the Golden Ring. All packed into one intense and exciting itinerary during the New Year Holidays. 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, and take part in exciting winter activities. We customize tours on request.

  • 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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Itinerary

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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, discover remarkable small towns of the Golden Ring and check out our collection of Signature Russian experiences!

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $0 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 5 nights St. Petersburg // 1 night Veliky Novgorod // 4 nights Moscow // 1 night Suzdal // 1 night Yaroslavl

Meals

  • Full breakfast daily // 3 lunches on the Golden Ring tour
  • Russian pancakes experience in the Residence of Maslenitsa in Yaroslavl // Degustation of Medovukha in Suzdal
  • Traditional Russian lunch in Mandrogi village // New Year Celebration dinner
  • Group tour: welcome dinner

Transportation

  • Bullet train St. Petersburg to Moscow, second class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about 1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Transportation according to the itinerary: St, Petersburg - Staraya Russa // Staraya Russa - Veliky Novgorod // Veliky Novgorod - St. Petersburg // St. Petersburg - Mandrogi village and back // Moscow - Vladimir // Vladimir - Suzdal // Suzdal - Kideksha
  • Transportation according to the itinerary: Kideksha - Yaroslavl // Yaroslavl - Rostov the Great // Rostov the Great — Moscow
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Meet & greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus

Sightseeing

  • Staraya Russa full day (8 hours) guided tour: Dostoevsky House Museum, the Museum of Medieval Russian Village
  • Veliky Novgorod full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kremlin of Novgorod, the cathedral of St. Sophia, the Millennium of Russia Monument
  • Mandrogi village full day (8 hours) guided tour: traditional old wooden houses, visiting the real estate of a Russian noble family, Troika ride
  • The Golden Ring full day (8 hours) guided tour. Vladimir: the Assumption Cathedral, St Demetrius Cathedral, Golden Gates, Museum of Crystal // Suzdal: Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of St. Euthymius
  • The Golden Ring full day (8 hours) guided tour. Yaroslavl: the Residence of Maslenitsa // Rostov the Great: the Rostov Kremlin, master class on national crafts
  • The Golden Ring half day (4 hours) guided tour. Kideksha: discovering historical area
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin, the Armory, the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow metro tour, Novodevichy convent & Sparrow Hills
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate, the VDNKh & Museum of Cosmonautics
  • St. Petersburg half day (4 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage
  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo, Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral

Entrance tickets & visas

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

Your comfort counts

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator
  • The group tour is fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.

    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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