Classic Russia & Ukraine Overview

Delve into a world of majesty and intrigue, from the opulent former palaces of St Petersburg, on a journey through Russia.

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    • WBKM
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      EUR €30 Matryoshka Doll painting workshop
      EUR €79 Moscow Bunker & Underground - Urban Adventure
      EUR €47 Moscow Up Close and Personal - Urban Adventure
      RUB 440 St Petersburg - Hermitage Museum
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic Russia & Ukraine.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Experience Russia from St Petersburg to Moscow.

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:

    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

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

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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    608kg pp per trip
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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 Kiev's cultural heart and witness the splendour of its grand theaters, fascinating museums, cobbled streets and beautiful parks.
    • 12
    • WBKM
    • Trip Price tool tip
    • Extras tool tip
      EUR €30 Matryoshka Doll painting workshop
      EUR €79 Moscow Bunker & Underground - Urban Adventure
      EUR €47 Moscow Up Close and Personal - Urban Adventure
      RUB 440 St Petersburg - Hermitage Museum
    • Total price tool tip
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Comfort
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