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

Travel to Russia and experience a country where extreme landscapes, diverse cultures and turbulent histories coexist. From Siberia’s rustic villages 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.

Start
Moscow, Russia
Finish
St Petersburg, Russia
Countries
Russia
Themes
Explorer
Code
WBSF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
918kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take a walking tour of scenic St Petersburg
  • Try your hand at painting Russian matryoshka dolls in Suzdal
  • Indulge in a relaxing Russian banya in Pokrovskoye
  • Hear the chilling story of Russia’s last royal family in Yekaterinburg
  • Visit the birthplace of the mysterious Rasputin
  • Feel the warmth of a Siberian homestay
  • Discover the rich history of Moscow’s Red Square

Itinerary

Delve into the complex layers of Moscow's turbulent past. Visit history-laden Red Square, colourful St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the imposing Kremlin and the fascinating Armoury Museum.
Stroll medieval streets filled with quaint cottages and see crumbling cathedrals in dazzling Suzdal, a former Russian capital within the legendary Golden Ring. Get creative during a matryoshka (nesting Russian doll) painting lesson and learn how to cook delicious local specialties in a family home.
Listen to the sounds of the Tatar language floating through the streets of Kazan. Enjoy a guided tour of Kul Sharif Mosque, which features blue-tiled domes and white-tile façades.
Hear the tragic tale of the Romanovs, the last Russian royal family, in the city where they were exiled and finally executed - Yekaterinburg.
Journey into Siberia and discover beguiling weather-frayed houses and meandering lanes in Tobolsk's Old Town. After a guided tour of the kremlin and the Office of Nicholas II, hop aboard a village bus to Pokrovskoye - the home of Rasputin.
Travel to Tyumen and from there fly out to St Petersburg. Explore the city’s baroque European architecture, magnificent royal palaces, epic cathedrals and multitude of museums on a guided tour. Admire Peter the Great's ghoulish collection of oddities at the Kunstkamera, Russia’s first museum, or head down to Aleksandr Nevsky Lavra to visit the final resting place of Russia’s great writer, Dostoyevsky.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport
Bus, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train, Train (bullet), Underground/Subway
Accommodation
Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Ganina Yama visit
  • Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
  • Russian Banya
  • Saint-Petersburg Walking Tour
  • Suzdal - Russian Meal and Traditional Cooking Class
  • Tobolsk - Matryoshka doll painting
  • Yekaterinburg - Guided city tour

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Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Russia Experience trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.

Russia Experience , May 2015

Russia Experience , May 2015