Classic Russia & Ukraine Overview

Delve into a world of majesty and intrigue, from the opulent former palaces of St Peterburg to the cobbled streets of Kyiv, on a journey through Russia and the Ukraine.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,380
      CAD $4,665
      AUD $4,845
      EUR €3,370
      GBP £2,900
      NZD $5,745
      ZAR R44,100
      CHF FR4,155
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Experience Russia and Ukraine from St Petersburg to Kyiv.

Discover the hidden secrets, spectacular landscapes and intriguing imperial tales of Russia and Ukraine on this unique journey through the region’s highlights and backroads. Walk in the footsteps of literary greats in staggering St Petersburg, be astounded by the opulent former palaces of the Tsars and behold magical St. Basil’s Cathedral by night. Step off the beaten trail for a Cossack experience in Petrushivka village, sample a hearty home-cooked Ukrainian dinner and work up a sweat of a different kind in a traditional Russian ‘banya’. Perplexing, abstruse and intriguing at every turn, this adventure through Russia and Ukraine is sure to thwart all expectations of this fascinating part of the world.

  • Join the throngs on a stroll along St Petersburg’s famed Nevsky Prospekt
  • Gawk at Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square
  • Stroll through the lavish grounds of Petrodvorets Palace
  • Visit the rich artistic estate of Abramtsevo
  • Treat yourself to a traditional Russian steam and sauna in Dimino village
  • Dine with a local Ukrainian family in Petrushivka village
  • Explore Kyiv’s cobblestone streets and grand monuments

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Finish:

    Kiev, Ukraine
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (9 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Car, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Train (bullet)
  • Included activities:

    Abramtsevo - Guided tour, Kyiv - Motherland Monument, Kyiv - St Sofia Cathedral, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Petrodvorets - Park & Fountains, Pushkin - Catherine Palace & Park (including Amber Room), Sergiev Posad - Guided monastery tour, St Petersburg - Boat tour, St Petersburg - Hermitage Museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    608kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    The political situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable and potentially volatile. Crimea remains extremely tense and public protests continue in and around Kyiv. Based on advice from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and in the interest of traveller safety we have regrettably made the decision to cancel all tours to Ukraine until 15th June 2014. We hope that post-election (scheduled for 25th May) the situation in Ukraine will become clearer and will reassess at this time when it is safe to return.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,380
    CAD $4,665
    AUD $4,845
    EUR €3,370
    GBP £2,900
    NZD $5,745
    ZAR R44,100
    CHF FR4,155
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  • Per day from:

    USD $365
    CAD $388
    AUD $403
    EUR €280
    GBP £241
    NZD $478
    ZAR R3,675
    CHF FR346
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Classic Russia & Ukraine Summary

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Days 1-3 St Petersburg

Take in the sights and spectacles of one of Europe’s most aesthetically astounding and historically vibrant cities. Explore the alleys and canals of this ‘Venice of the East’ destination. Visit its splendid palaces and cathedrals, or hit up the shops, museums and markets.

Day 4 Petrodvorets/Pushkin

Cruise across the Gulf of Finland for a guided tour of the grand and stately Petrodvorets – Peter the Great’s humble summer abode.

Days 5-6 Moscow

Head out to Russia’s most famous landmark – St Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square. Venture inside to learn about its construction, or take advantage of plentiful photo opportunities from a distance. Enter the Kremlin grounds and be dazzled by the ornaments on display in the Armoury Museum.

Day 7 Sergiev Posad

Indulge in some time-honoured Russian pampering – a thorough soak and steam followed by some hearty regional cuisine.

Day 8 Abramtsevo/Overnight train

Walk the grounds and halls of Abramtsevo Estate, where Gogol and Turgenev penned some of their masterpieces and Repin dipped his brush. Bunk down in first-class comfort for the overnight train ride into Ukraine.

Day 9 Petrushivka

Get to know Cossack culture in the village of Petrushivka. Break bread and cultural barriers over dinner with a local Ukrainian family.

Days 10-12 Kyiv

Take a guided walk through Kyiv's cultural heart and witness the splendour of its grand theatres, fascinating museums, cobbled streets and beautiful parks.
    • 12
    • WBKM
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,380
      CAD $4,665
      AUD $4,845
      EUR €3,370
      GBP £2,900
      NZD $5,745
      ZAR R44,100
      CHF FR4,155
      *
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    • Comfort
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