Grand tour of Russia

Grand tour of Russia

11 days / 10 nights

Tour highlights

St. Petersburg
  • City tour
  • Includes an overview of the most attractive city sights such as the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s, Kazan and Smolny cathedrals, Alexander-Nevsky Lavra and other places of interest.
  • St. Peter & Paul's Fortress
  • Built to secure Russia’s hold on the Neva River delta, The Peter and Paul Fortress anticipated the foundation of St. Petersburg by a year. The cathedral in the middle of the fortress served as a burial place for the Russian Emperors and their families.
  • St. Isaac's cathedral
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral was originally the city's main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital.
  • The Hermitage
  • The Hermitage Museum is Russia's largest art museum and home to an astounding collection of about three million pieces of art.
  • Peterhof's gardens and fountains
  • This 300-year-old palace is known as 'Versailles by the Sea', and served as one of the summer residences of the royal family. The Peterhof parks comprise about 150 fountains and four cascades that include the Grand Cascade, the largest fountain ensemble in the world.
  • Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) with Amber room
  • Located in Tsarskoye Selo, or 'Tsar's Village', the magnificent Catherine Palace served for the Imperial family as summer residence until the time of the last tsar. A romantic park with mysterious arbours, pavilions, grottoes and statues surrounds the Catherine Palace.
  • Promenade along the walking streets
Vladimir
  • City tour
  • Vladimir is one of the most ancient Russian towns. A city tour of Vladimir includes the Cathedral of St. Demetrius, Assumption Cathedral, the Golden Gates.
Suzdal
  • City tour
  • A city tour of Suzdal includes an excursion to the Kremlin territory, Krestovaya Palata, Museum of the wooden architecture.
  • Lunch with the typical Russian family
Kostroma
  • City tour
  • A city tour of Kotroma includes an excursion to the Ipatievsky monastery and Troitsky Cathedral. You will also visit the Ice room in the house of Snowgirl (Snegurochka).
Yaroslavl
  • City tour
  • A city tour of Yaroslavl includes an excursion to the Spassky monastery and the church of Ilya Prorok.
Rostov-Veliky
  • City tour
  • A city tour of Rostov-Veliky includes the Kremlin and the museum of Ancient Russian Art.
Sergiev Posad
  • Trinity Sergiev Monastery
  • A tour of Sergiev Posad includes a visit to the Trinity Sergiev Monastery.
Moscow
  • City tour
  • Includes an overview of the most attractive city sights such as Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow State University, Vorobiovy Gory where you can admire a bird's eye view of Moscow, Poklonnaya Hill, Victory park and other places of interest.
  • Tretyakov Gallery
  • The Tretyakov Gallery is named after its founder, big Russian sponsor of arts of the XIX century Pavel Tretyakov. His dream was to build a large museum open to everyone in order to help people understand and admire the history of Russian Art. Beside the great collection of icons you will admire the exclusive historical panorama of Russian painting from the XI century till the present time.
  • The Kremlin and cathedrals
  • The word "Kremlin" in Russian means "fortress". The Moscow fortress, the cradle of the city, is the main fortress of the country. It has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Tverskaya & Arbat streets
  • Arbat is a pedestrian street about one kilometer long in the historical centre of Moscow. Tverskaya is the Moscow's main radial street.
  • Moscow Metro
  • The Moscow Metro was opened by the Soviet government as a symbol of technological and industrial progress of the political system and was considered as "People's Palace". You will visit the most important stations constructed of luxurious materials – more than 20 types of marble, granite, onyx, as well as decorations of painting, majolica, glass, mural painting, and mosaic.