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2021 Russian Heritage Tour, 8 Days

Category: Group Tours

 

 

 

 

For a true sense of real Russia


T
ravel back in time,


visit medieval Novgorod Veliky, 
the Birthplace of Russia
 

Explore dynamic Moscow 
&

awe-inspiring Saint-Petersburg 

 


Itinerary: Moscow (2 nights) → 1st class sleeper train (1) → Veliky Novgorod → 
St. Petersburg (4 nights)

 

Itinerary Overview: 

 

 Days

City & Activities

Day 01       Arrive in Moscow
Day 02 Moscow, Sightseeing  (B,L)
Day 03 Moscow, Sightseeing. 1st class sleeper train to Novgorod Veliky (B,L,D)  
Day 04 Arrive Novgorod Veliky. Sightseeing. Car transfer to St. Petersburg (B,L) 

Day 05

In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing (B)
Day 06 In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing (B)
Day 07 In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing (B)
Day 08 Depart St. Petersburg (B)
  

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner 

 

  

 

 

Day-By-Day Program:

 


DAY 1          SAT         | Welcome to Russia's capital   

Arrive in Moscow. You will be met and transferred to the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel ****.

DAY 2          SUN        | Moscow, Sightseeing  
Breakfast at hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide at hotel lobby for a trip outside of Moscow to the luxurious Country Estate at Gorki to visit the elite estate of the 19th - early 20th cc with its unique identity. Lunch. Return to Moscow to start your panoramic City tour featuring city' key landmarks (B,L)


DAY 3          MON        | Moscow, Sightseeing  
Tour of the Kremlin Grounds and a visit inside the spectacular Armoury Museum. A guided walking tour along the Old Arbat, the main pedestrian stretch in downtown Moscow. A Metro ride, with a tour of Moscow subway stations. In the evening, an overnight train, 1st class sleeping compartment for two, share basis, to Veliky Novgorod, dep 9.50 pm arrive 6.30 am next morning (B)


DAY 4          TUE        | In Novgorod Veliky  
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Volkhov Hotel. After breakfast, a full day of sightseeing.
Established in 859 by a Viking Prince, Novgorod was a thriving trading community and a model city that set the proud traditions of self-government when princes were hired and fired by an assembly of citizens. You will visit the magnificent Kremlin, the Byzantine Cathedral of St. Sophia, the oldest church in Russia.

Explore the functioning Yuriev Monastery and visit a Museum of Wooden architecture. After touring, you will be transferred by car / van to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, check-in at your downtown Radisson Sonya Hotel **** for a 4 nights stay (B,L)

DAY 5          WED       | St. Petersburg, Must-See for Everyone
Start off your love affair with Petersburg with a panoramic City Tour. You will be introduced to the beautiful views of the elegant St. Petersburg. Also included is a visit inside the historical Peter-&-Paul Fortress where Russia’s all Emperors lie buried

DAY 6          THU       | St. Petersburg, Treasure trove of Art & Culture 

8.30 am: Today you will be touring the incomparable Hermitage Museum. One of the most spectacular museums in the world, the Hermitage has a vast collection occupying a grand ensemble of buildings

DAY 7          FRI          | Playground of the Czars 

Today travel outside of St. Petersburg to Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room (B)

DAY 8          SAT           | St. Petersburg, See You Again

After breakfast your tour ends

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


Tour Features:


Accommodations at central 4 & 5-star hotels:

   In Moscow: Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel ****
    In Novgorod Veliky: day room at Volkhov Hotel ***(*)

   In St. Petersburg: Radisson Sonya Hotel **** 

Meal plan: Breakfast daily; Two meals in Novgorod Veliky 
 Overnight train, Moscow – Novgorod Veliky, 1st class sleeping compartment for two, share

Car/van transfer, Novgorod Veliky - St. Petersburg 
Individual transfers upon arrival & departure
Major sightseeing in each city, with a licensed English-speaking guide
Entrance fees to sites and museums included in the program


Sightseeing, Moscow:
 A panoramic City tour, with photo stops
A tour of the Kremlin territory
 A guided tour of Czar’s Treasures at Kremlin’s Armoury Museum
 A tour of the Tretyakov Art Gallery - A walking tour of the Old Arbat
 Moscow Metro ride, with Metro stations tour


Sightseeing, Veliky Novgorod:
 A city tour of Veliky Novgorod
 Tour of the Kremlin territory including St. Sophia Cathedral, Millennium Monument
 A tour of the Yuriev Monastery
 A visit to the Museum of wooden architecture


Sightseeing, St. Petersburg:
 a panoramic City tour, with photo stops
 A visit inside Peter-&-Paul Fortress
 An overview tour of the Hermitage Museum (within 3 hours)
 a trip outside of St. Petersburg to Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace

Departures: Saturdays, January-October, 2021

The tour is guaranteed based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together 

 

 

 

 
  

Dates & Prices, 2021:

 

Start Dates, Moscow:  Price, per person   Start Dates, Moscow: Price, per person 

 

     

January 30, 2021

$ 2,195 

May 29 *

$ 2,425

February 27

$ 2,295

July 17

$ 2,425

March 27

$ 2,325 

August 07

$ 2,345

April 14

$ 2,325 

September 18 

$ 2,325 

May 15 * 

$ 2,395 October 02 

 $ 2,295 

 

     

Single Supplement: $ 725


*) - departures marked with asterisk fall on the White Nights Festival, in St. Petersburg 

 

 
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