8 days,Moscow to St Petersburg

Admire St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, admire at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visit Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relax at Lake Nero, explore St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings

Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.

What's Included

  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow). Kremlin tour (Suzdal). Church visits (Yuriev Polski). Kremlin visit (Rostov). Yaroslavl guided tour. St Petersburg walking tour. Catherine's Palace and Gardens visit (Pushkin). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD160-250 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • Private van, public bus, train, metro
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10

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Day 1 Moscow

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Moscow

Enjoy a Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. Optional activities include visiting the Tretiakov Art Gallery, a Moskva River boat cruise, the Space Museum, Pushkin Fine Art Museum, Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral.

Day 3 Suzdal

Visit bucolic Suzdal with an included Suzdal Kremlin tour. Opt to rent a bicycle, taste local mead (honey beer) or visit the nearby city of Vladimir and its cathedrals.

Day 4 Rostov (1B,1D)

Visit Yuriev Polski churches and the Rostov Kremlin. Optional activities include boat trips on the lake, horseback riding and fishing.

Day 5 Yaroslavl (1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Yaroslavl.

Days 6-7 St Petersburg (1B)

Take a guided walking tour of St Petersburg followed by a short trip to Pushkin for a visit to Catherine's Palace. Optional activities include the Hermitage, St Isaak's Cathedral Colonnade, the Russian Museum or a rivers and canals boat trip. Make time to enjoy a cup of tea and Russian treats in a local café.

Day 8 St Petersburg (1B)

Depart at any time.

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