Grand Russia UNESCO Tour: Moscow, St Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Kazan and the Golden Ring

From: MoscowTo: St. PetersburgTheme: HeritageGrade: ModerateSeason: January-DecemberDestination: MOSCOWDuration: 13 daysRate from 2668 USD per person *

This tours has been specially designed for those interested in rich Russian history and culture, it covers all Russia's UNESCO World Heritage sites in one amazing journey across the country. Explore the designated cultural sites from Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, to Kazan's Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin, not to mention Saint Petersburg. Get an insight of Russia's unique UNESCO Sites like the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, medieval monuments of Veliky Novgorod, iconic cathedrals and landmarks of ancient towns Vladimir, Suzdal and Kostoma. Experience the real Russia!

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

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This tour operates year round

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

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

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.

Extra cost, pp: 62 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

Sky Dine image

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

Visit top art museums of Russian capital image

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



  • Accommodation: Moscow 3 nights, Suzdal 1 night, Yaroslavl 1 night, Kazan 2 nights, St. Petersburg 4 nights in centrally located hotels

  • Full breakfast daily

  • Meet and greet services upon arrival in every city

  • Return airport/train station transfers

  • 2nd class train tickets Moscow -Vladimir, Moscow - Kazan

  • Economy class flight tickets Kazan - St. Petersburg

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour in Vladimir and Bogolyubovo: Dormition Cathedral, frescoes of Andrei Rublev, the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy, the Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniatures and Embroidery, Bogolyubovo Church on the Nerl

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour in Suzdal & Kostroma: Chamber of the Christ, the Monastery of Saint Euthymius, the Museum of Wooden Architecture (Suzdal); Ipatiev Monastery (Kostroma)

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour in Yaroslavl and Sergiev Posad: Spassky Monastery, the Church of Elijah the Prophet, the Bear monument (Yaroslavl); Lavra tour (Sergiev Posad)

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

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour in Moscow: the Tretyakov State Art Gallery & Kolomenskoe Estate tour

  • Full day (8 hours) guided to in Kazan: Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque, tatar lunch and cooking master-class, old Tatar village

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour ex Kazan: medieval city of Bolgar

  • Half day (4 hours) guided tour in St Petersburg: Hermitage/ Winter Palace

  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour in St Petersburg: Church on the Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospekt, St Isaac and Kazan Cathedrals, Faberge museum

  • Half day (5 hours) tour ex St Petersburg: Peterhof Palace

  • Full day (8 hours) tour ex St. Petersburg: Veliky Novgorod

  • All entrance tickets as per program

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

  • Transportation as per program

  • Full metro pass in Moscow and St Petersburg

  • Local SIM card with data

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

  • Optional extentions and tours on request

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

  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual English-Russian speaking guide. Group size: 10 people

This is absolutely amazing trip! You will see all top Russia's cultural historical and heritage highlights in less than 2 weeks and explore the whole new world! 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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