Don't miss a chance to travel beyond main cities and disover the hidden gems of Russia, ancient Golden Ring town. Set off through centuries of rich Russian history, focusing on art, culture & cuisine. Discover the most fascinating sights of the Golden Ring Russia and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Packed with all the highlights of both Russia's capital Moscow and stunning St Petersburg, this is one the most exciting Russian tours.
Explore rich Russian history and culture, taste cuisine, see the best of Russia through years from Tsars to the Revolution, from USSR till the present day
The largest cities and rural Russia
Wonders of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Immerse yourself in Russia: Kremlin & Hermitage, Red Square & Peterhof, secret spots and top highlights covered in one hassle-free journey
Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator
Group tours are fully escorted by our English-speaking staff. Group size is 20 people max.
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Day 1, Arrival in St Petersburg
Day 2, The Hermitage & iconic landmarks
Day 3, The Peterhof Palace
Day 4, The Catherine Palace
Day 5, Train to Moscow
Day 6, Walking city tour
Day 7, The Tretyakov Gallery, VDNKh & more
Day 8, Start the Golden Ring
Day 9, Yaroslavl & Suzdal
Day 10, Bogolyubovo & Vladimir
Day 11, Farewell
The 10 days spent in Moscow and St Petersburg were an enjoyable and enriching experience. We appreciate the relationship we had with Discovery Russia, the preparation our manager, Jenny, provided was excellent and the practical hints were great. We were grateful for the assistance and guidance with obtaining our visas, the suggestions about clothing, etc.
Our hotel in St Petersburg was conveniently located in the city, we also were able to get to the subway to other parts of the city and just wandered around. It provided an opportunity to just “be” in the city, in Russia. We visited all the city highlights and had our entrance tickets organized in advance which saved lots of valuable time.
Everything about Moscow, the hotel (as a courtesy from Discovery Russia, we've been upgraded to 5* hotel free of charge and that had come to a pleasant surprise), the guided tour was great and the city was stunning with its winter Christmas decoration. We visited The Bolshoi ballet and that was brilliant. When our guided tour ended, the guide, Tanya, helped us negotiate the theatre complex because we would not have known where to go to pick up the tickets which we bought online at home. Not sure how we would have managed without her!
Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and very keen to tell us everything they knew. Overall, Russia was great, we would go again.