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Grand Russia UNESCO Tour

Tour Type: group or private Season: All year roundView full info: Save (PDF)Duration: 13 daysGroup tour dates: 03 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 201905 May 2020 - 17 May 202002 Jul 2020 - 14 Jul 202005 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020Cities: Moscow Vladimir-Suzdal-Kostroma-Yaroslavl-Sergiev Posad Moscow Kazan St Petersburg Veliky Novgorod Grade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate from $2,824 USD per person

If heritage and local culture are what you seek when you travel, then look no further than our Russian World Heritage Site tour. Explore the cultural landmarks of Moscow, St Petersburg., Golden Ring, Kazan & Veliky Novgorod on this 13-day adventure into Russia's history. All the top attractions, plus an insight of Russia's unique UNESCO Sites like the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, medieval monuments of Veliky Novgorod and iconic landmarks of small ancient towns. Experience the real Russia!

  • Discover all Russia's UNESCO World Heritage Sites during amazing journey through the country

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from Moscow to Vladimir-Suzdal-Kostroma-Yaroslavl-Sergiev Posad by bus

from Moscow to Kazan by train fare first class economy

from Kazan to St Petersburg by airfare (economy) economy

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 COSTS PER BOOKING: $0 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
TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $0 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 3 nights in Moscow, 1 night in Suzdal, 1 night Yaroslavl, 2 nights Kazan, 4 nights in St. Petersburg
  • 1 night on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast daily (Exсept Day 1)
  • 6 lunches: 3 lunches on the Golden Ring tour, 1 in Kazan, 1 in Bolgar, 1 in Veliky Novgorod
  • Degustation of Medovukha with Russian pirozhki (lunch in Suzdal)
  • Russian pancake Maslenitsa Experience in Yaroslavl (lunch)
  • Group tour: welcome dinner

Transportation

  • Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary

  • from Moscow to Vladimir-Suzdal-Kostroma-Yaroslavl-Sergiev Posad by bus

  • from Moscow to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to St Petersburg by airfare economy

  • Moscow – Kazan train, 4-berth (2nd class)
  • Kazan – St Petersburg airfare, economy
  • Meet & 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
  • Transportation to/from Veliky Novgorod

Sightseeing

  • Vladimir half day (4 hours) guided tour: Dormition Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Dimitriy
  • Bogolyubovo half day (4 hours) guided tour: the ruins of Prince Bogolyubsky’s castle with its Staircase Tower, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River
  • Suzdal and Kostroma full day (8 hours) guided tour: Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Ipatievsky Monastery, the Museum of Flax and Birch Bark
  • Yaroslavl and Sergiev Posad full dau (8 hours) guided tour: Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, the Church of Elijah the Prophet, the Residence of Maslenitsa, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin, the Armory, the Red Square, Moscow metro tour, Novodevichy Convent
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Stalin's skyscrapers, Kolomenskoe
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: Kazan Arena, Millennium Bridge, Tatar Sloboda, Mardzhani Mosque, Kaban Lake, Bogoroditsky Monastery, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Bauman Street, Freedom Square
  • Bolgar full day guided tour: Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex including the Bolgar ancient settlement, Museum of the Bolgar Civilization and enter the White Mosque
  • 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
  • St. Petersburg day (5-6 hours) guided tour: the Royal Palaces of Peterhof
  • 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

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.

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    FAB HOLIDAYS IN MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG - H. SPRINGER, AUSTRALIA
    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 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.

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