8 days,Moscow to St Petersburg

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

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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 Kremlins in the cities along the Golden Ring and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The onion-domed churches dotting the skylines of rural villages coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are waiting to be discovered.

What's Included

  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow). Kremlin tour (Suzdal). Monastery and folk village tour. Church visits (Yuriev Polski). Kremlin visit (Rostov). Yaroslavl guided tour. St Petersburg walking tour. Peterhof visit. 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
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. Visit a folk village museum and monastery. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer).

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 with a visit to Peterhof to view the beautiful fountains. 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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