If heritage and local culture are what you seek when you travel, then look no further than our Grand Russia UNESCO Tour, covering Moscow, St Petersburg, Golden Ring, Kazan & Veliky Novgorod on this 13-day adventure into fascinating Russia's history. Travel with us to explore world famous museums, unique medieval monuments, iconic small ancient towns. Get deep cultural insight and experience the real Russia!
Discover all Russia's UNESCO World Heritage Sites during amazing journey through the country
Accommodation in centrally located hotels with breakfast included: Moscow 3 nights, Suzdal 1 night, Kostroma 1 night, Kazan 2 nights, St. Petersburg 4 nights; 1 night on board
Meet and greet services upon arrival in each city
Return airport/train station transfers
11 days of guided sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guide and entrance tickets included
Group tours are escorted by a bilingual English-Russian speaking guide. Group size: 20 people
Transportation as per program: Moscow - Vladimir express train, bus/van on the Golden Ring tour, Moscow-Kazan overnight train, Kazan-St Petersburg airfare (economy)
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line in Russia
Local SIM card with data
We endeavour to show you the real Russia in the safe, secure and reliable way
Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator, that specializes in Russia
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
Day 1, Welcome to Russia
Day 2, Vladimir & Bogolyubovo
Day 3, Suzdal & Kostroma
Day 4, Yaroslavl & Sergiev Posad
Day 5, Discover Moscow
Day 6, Tretyakov Gallery & Kolomenskoe Estate
Day 7, Kazan
Day 8, Bolgar
Day 9, St. Petersburg
Day 10, Discover St. Petersburg
Day 11, Peterhof Palace
Day 12, Veliky Novgorod
Day 13, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
from Moscow to Vladimir-Suzdal-Kostroma-Yaroslavl-Sergiev Posad express train: standard class or a/c bus/minivan
from Moscow to Kazan by train fare first class
from Kazan to St Petersburg (economy)
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
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.