Trip Overview

The Soul of Russia

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Small group tour to Russia

Set off on an unforgettable small group tour of Russia for no more than 14 travelers, stay at outstanding 4 and 5-star hotels, and go on sightseeing tours to experience the highlights of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and the Golden Ring towns. The trip will take you through a cultural rollercoaster of Russian history with sights including the Kremlin, an impressive Moscow Subway, and a boat ride along rivers and canals of stunning St.Petersburg.
 

The Soul of Russia

11 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Small group tour to Russia
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$3,218
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Set off on an unforgettable small group tour of Russia for no more than 14 travelers, stay at outstanding 4 and 5-star hotels, and go on sightseeing tours to experience the highlights of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and the Golden Ring towns. The trip will take you through a cultural rollercoaster of Russian history with sights including the Kremlin, an impressive Moscow Subway, and a boat ride along rivers and canals of stunning St.Petersburg.
 

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

car
Moscow
Suzdal
3 hrs 20 min

After a quick car ride today, you will arrive in the heart of the Golden Ring. Beautiful countryside views included!

Suzdal

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad
City tour
City tour

Following early breakfast and check-out, your guide-driver picks you up at the hotel in Moscow and takes you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town.

Day 3
Tour of Suzdal & Vladimir and Return to Moscow
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide-driver at the hotel lobby and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring. Suzdal boasts its large number of preserved historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture.

Nikolaevsky Posad, Suzdal
4

Offering great service and comfortable accommodation, the Nikolaevsky Posad tourist complex is a great value option. It offers comfortable rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and private bathrooms with hairdryers.

car
Suzdal
Moscow
3 hrs 20 min

Discover the authentic towns and landscapes of Russia while on a journey with our experienced driver. During the fast and safe transfer you can enjoy the beautiful views or simply sit back and relax before further exploring. 

Moscow

third destination
3 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you have a welcome meeting with your guide and the rest of the group. Today you go on a wonderful 6-hour walking tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

Day 5
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Tretyakov Gallery. Shortly you arrive at the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection.

Day 6
Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

train
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min

Sit back, relax and enjoy a short train ride between two Treasure cities in Russia. The high-speed Sapsan train will provide the highest level of comfort and shortest travel duration.

Saint Petersburg

fourth destination
5 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg. Later you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

Day 8
Tour of the Hermitage Museum
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya.

Day 9
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

Day 10
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

Day 11
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour.  After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. Have a safe flight!

Corinthia Hotel, St. Petersburg
5

Set right in the heart of the scenic city of St. Petersburg, the Corinthia combines an elegant design and offers impeccable service, providing everything you need for a great stay. All rooms are light and spacious and are fitted with great amenities.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4 and 5-star hotels in Moscow, Suzdal and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to Sergiev Posad Lavra, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Dormition Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, and Catherine's Palace;
  • Private boat ride in St-Petersburg;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • High-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Discover architectural treasures of ancient Russia on a 2-days Golden Ring tour;
  • Touch the history in the red-walled Kremlin of Moscow and cobblestone Red Square with your experienced guide in the capital of Russia;
  • Trace the vital milestones in the history of Russian art by witnessing the masterpieces at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the former residence of Russian tsars and the vast collection of the finest art from all over the world on your tour of the Hermitage Museum;
  • Discover why Saint Petersburg is rightly called the "Venice of the North" on a private boat ride along its rivers and canals;
  • Enjoy day trips to gorgeous Russian royal palaces: Peterhof and Catherine's Palace in Pushkin

What To Know

  • Russian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
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