Trip Overview

The Soul of Russia

Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Small group tour to Russia

Treat yourself to an impeccable Russia experience and tour the two capitals and the historical Golden Ring towns with our Premium package. Best 5-star hotels, Russian visas, top sights, and all the must-sees included.
 

The Soul of Russia

11 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Small group tour to Russia
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$4,136
Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Treat yourself to an impeccable Russia experience and tour the two capitals and the historical Golden Ring towns with our Premium package. Best 5-star hotels, Russian visas, top sights, and all the must-sees included.
 

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

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
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Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.
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
Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Boat ride
Boat ride

Today you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 5-hour city tour around magnificent Moscow landmarks. You start by visiting the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, set on the Red Square, then time-provided visit the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Day 5
Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and its famous Armoury Chamber. Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and set off on a 5-hour walking tour.

Day 6
Moscow Subway & Stalin's Bunker Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy discovering one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.​

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
5
Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.
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 & Folk Show
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

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, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

Day 8
Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Boat Ride
Museum
Museum
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art. During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage.

Day 9
Trip to Peterhof & Tour of the Faberge Museum
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Museum
Museum

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 & Farewell Dinner
Day tour
Day tour
Dinner
Dinner

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. We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions.

Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg
4

Set among some truly incredible buildings, such as the Kazan Cathedral, the elegant Stroganov Palace, and dozens of 18th-century churches with varying degrees of extravagance, the five-star Grand Hotel Europe is one of the best places to stay during your visit to unforgettable St. Petersburg.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 5-star hotels in Moscow (St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel) and St. Petersburg (Belmond Grand Hotel Europe) and a 4-star hotel in Suzdal;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Executive airport transfers and business class 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, Bunker 42, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Diamond Room of the Hermitage, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Faberge Museum, and Catherine's Palace;
  • Moscow boat ride & welcome drink;
  • Folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace;
  • Private boat ride and hydrofoil ride in St-Petersburg;
  • Business 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;
  • Business class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • 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;
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the former residence of Russian tsars and the vast collection of 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;
  • Witness the largest collection of Faberge Easter Eggs in the Faberge Museum;
  • 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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