Russia Experience Overview

Experience cities of grandeur, the infamy of Siberia and amazing cultural sights on this revealing tour of Russian from St Petersburg to Moscow.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,022
      CAD $3,063
      AUD $2,996
      EUR €2,212
      GBP £1,901
      NZD $3,656
      ZAR R24,840
      CHF FR2,730
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Experience the very best of Russia on this fascinating tour from St Petersburg to Moscow

Travel to Russia and experience a country where extreme landscapes, diverse cultures and turbulent histories coexist. From the forests of Siberia to the beautiful canals and Baroque architecture of St Petersburg, and the church domes of medieval Suzdal to the sombre, bloody history of Yekaterinburg, Russia fascinates and captivates all those who travel within its vast lands. Visit crumbling cathedrals, over-the-top palaces, colourful wooden cottages, stark Soviet monuments and world-renowned museums on this incredible Russia Experience tour.

  • Hear the macabre story of Russia's last royal family
  • Learn how a Soviet physicist opposed the regime to win a Nobel Peace Prize
  • Live through St Petersburg's enigmatic history on a walking tour
  • Ride across Russia aboard the famous Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Roam the enigmatic streets of St Petersburg Learn about one nuclear physicists opposition to the Soviet regime at the Sakharov Museum Admire the contrasting colours of Kul Sharif Mosque Ride aboard the famous Trans-Siberian Railway Hear the macabre story of Russia's last royal family See the iconic monuments of Moscow's history-laden past
  • Share a meal with locals in a Tatar village
  • Try your hand at painting Russian matryoshka dolls
  • Witness icons of history and modernity in Moscow

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Finish:

    Moscow, Russia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight sleeper train (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Metro, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Kazan - Kremlin, Kazan - Village visit & traditional Tatar dinner, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Nizhniy Novgorod - Sakharov Museum, St Petersburg - Yusupov Palace, Suzdal - Guided walking tour, Tobolsk - Guided city tour, Tobolsk - Matryoshka doll painting, Yekaterinburg - Guided city tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    615kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $3,022
    CAD $3,063
    AUD $2,996
    EUR €2,212
    GBP £1,901
    NZD $3,656
    ZAR R24,840
    CHF FR2,730
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $201
    CAD $204
    AUD $199
    EUR €147
    GBP £126
    NZD $243
    ZAR R1,656
    CHF FR182
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Days 1-2 St Petersburg

Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.

Day 3 Suzdal

Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.

Days 4-5 Nizhniy Novgorod

Named Gorky during Soviet times after the famous local writer, the location of Nizhniy Novgorod's ancient kremlin, on the bank of the river Volga, is simply stunning.

Days 6-7 Kazan

Kazan is the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, so listen out for Tatar being spoken on the streets and look for the Tatarstan flag flying proudly alongside the flag of Russia.

Days 8-10 Yekaterinburg

The gateway between European and Siberian Russia, Yekaterinburg is best known as the place of exile and execution of the last Russian royal family, the Romanovs.

Day 11 Tobolsk/Pokrovskoye

Tobolsk was one of the first settlements in Siberia but having been bypassed by the main Trans-Siberian Railway, it long resisted modernisation and still has an entrancing Old Town and Kremlin. Birthplace of the notorious Rasputin, the village of Pokrovskoye is great place to experience a Russian banya (steam room) and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal.

Days 12-13 Tyumen/Trans Siberian Railway

The booming Siberian town of Tyumen has a number of sights to explore including the riverside Trinity Monastery, City Park and the atmospheric central square. The world's most famous train line, the Trans-Siberian is also the longest - winding its way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial cities to the far-flung reaches of Russia.

Days 14-15 Moscow

Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.
    • 15
    • WBSF
    • 5.00 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,022
      CAD $3,063
      AUD $2,996
      EUR €2,212
      GBP £1,901
      NZD $3,656
      ZAR R24,840
      CHF FR2,730
      *
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