СHRISTMAS EASTBOUND: ST. PETERSBURG TO VLADIVOSTOK

Tour Type: Group TourSeason: December - FebruaryDuration: 21 daysGroup tour dates: 27 Dec 2019 - 16 Jan 2020Cities: St. Petersburg Moscow Kazan Ekaterinburg Irkutsk/Lake Baikal Vladivostok Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $3,968 USD per personSingle Supplement: $908 USD

Visits Rusdia of Leo Tolstoy's novel, experience the real Russian winter! During the journey, enjoy the splendid and romantic St. Petersburg, mighty Moscow, ancient Kazan, the Romanov's last shelter Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk - gates to Lake Baikal, and complete your Trans Siberian journey in Vladivostok. Don't worry - during a season of New Year's celebrations and the Russian Christmas, it is impossible to freeze! We customize tours on request.

  • Explore rich Russian history and culture, taste cuisine, see the best of Russia through years from Tsars to the Revolution, from USSR to present days

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RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
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Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 4 nights St. Petersburg // 3 nights Moscow // 1 night in Kazan with early check-in // 1 night Ekaterinburg // 2 nights Lake Baikal // 1 night Vladivostok with early check-in
  • 8 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels
  • 3 lunches: Buryat lunch at Lake // Russian lunch in Taltsy // Tatar cooking master class
  • Group tour: welcome & farewell dinners

Transportation

  • Train tickets of the chosen category
  • Moscow - Kazan // Kazan - Ekaterinburg // Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk // Irkutsk - Vladivostok
  • Bullet train St. Petersburg to Moscow, second class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about 1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Meet and greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg

Sightseeing

  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • St. Petersburg day (6 hours) guided tour: Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s palace, Troyka ride experience
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin (with Armory), Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent, GUM department store, KGB headquarter, Bolshoi theatre, Arbat, Christmas markets
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate & Wooden Palace, Metro tour, VDNKh & skating experience
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan Arena, Millennium Bridge, Tatar Sloboda, Mardzhani Mosque, Kaban Lake, Bogoroditsky Monastery, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Bauman Street, Freedom Square
  • Ekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ganina Yama Monastery, Museum of Minerals, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border
  • Listvyanka full day (8 hours) guided tour: Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point, local souvenir market
  • Irkutsk full day (8 hours) guided tour: Taltsy Open Air Siberian Museum, interactive program Tea in Russia & Great Tea Way with tea degustation, Irkutsk historical downtown
  • Vladivostok full day (8 hours) guided tour: harbour, Submarine S-56, Golden Bridge, viewpoint Eagle’s Nest, Vokzalnaya Square, the monument of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok fortress museum

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

  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
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  • Group tour is fully escorted by bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum
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