Best of Russia

Discover the Best of Russia over 9 days from St Petersburg to Moscow, including the Golden Ring!
Start off with the culture-rich St Petersburg and the incredible Hermitage museum. Hop on board an overnight train to Moscow, the vibrant heart of Russia. Witness the might of the Kremlin and beauty of St. Basil’s Cathedral before embarking on a cultural adventure through the famous Golden Ring! Discover ancient capitals decorated with beautiful monasteries, onion-domes and wooden cottages. Explore the impressive ancient towns, ‘open-air museums’, that have shaped Russian history, religion and culture over centuries.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Russia

St Petersburg / Moscow

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 & 3 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.5

4 reviews

In-Depth Explorer,Overland

March to December

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Experience the best Russia has on offer with a 9-day journey in 4-star comfort through the capital Moscow, St Petersburg and the famous Golden Ring region. 
  • All aboard! Jump on an overnight sleeper train as you journey through the countryside in cabin accommodation before awaking for a new day in Moscow. 
  • Enjoy an abundance of included activities with sightseeing and city walking tours accompanied by your local guide. 
  • Marvel at the confusion of colours and architecture as you capture those postcard perfect pictures at the St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square. 
  • Explore the magical palaces, charming monasteries, churches and medieval towns throughout the Golden Ring region. 
  • Learn all about the country’s intriguing history at an optional Folklore Show of traditional Russian dance and music! 
  • The fast-pace itinerary means you don’t miss out on any of the sites. From overnight trains to 4-star hotels and private modern coaches, the best of Russia gives a taste of it all! 

Sights Visited on This Tour

Church of Spilled Blood

An architectural masterpiece with the combination of baroque, classical and modernist styles. This church was built where Tsar II Alexander was assassinated.

Kremlin Palace

Also one of the largest museums in the world, this breath-taking complex from the 14th century includes 5 palaces, 4 cathedrals, the Kremlin Wall and Towers.

Moscow

Explore the fascinating history of the Red Square, visit the spectacular Kremlin and let the architecture of the St. Basil’s Cathedral leave you speechless.

Sergiyev Posad

Sergiev Posad is a city in northeast of Moscow. It's part of the Golden Ring cluster of ancient towns and known for the 14th-century Trinity Lavra St. Sergius

St Petersburg

Get surrounded by the glorious monuments of the cultural capital of Russia; discover the Nevsky Prospect, Church of the Spilled Blood, Hermitage, and many more.

Suzdal

Suzdal is a town northeast of Moscow, Russia. It's part of the Golden Ring cluster of ancient towns. The Suzdal Kremlin is a centuries-old fortress.

The Red Square

The Red Square is the heart of Moscow, home to Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Tomb and the number one witness of Russia’s history.

Vladimir

Vladimir is a former capital of medieval Russia. its UNESCO sites as the Golden Gates, St Demetrius’ Cathedral and the Dormition Cathedral.

Zalessky Pereslavl

Pereslavl-Zalessky is a Russian town on Lake Pleshcheyevo, northwest of Moscow. It’s known for green-domed Monastery.The Iron Museum showcases vintage flatirons

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 & 3 star hotels and sleeper cabin train

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus and train

Airport Transfer(s)

From St. Petersburg airport to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Train

Sleeper Cabin (4 beds) train between St. Petersburg & Moscow

Sightseeing

Hermitage Museum
Nevsky Prospect
Suzdal & Vladimir

Golden Gates
St Demetrius Cathedral
Dormition Cathedral

Kremlin Palace
Red Square
St. Basil Cathedral

Moscow Metro
Old Arbat Street
Spilled Blood Church

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.

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$2559 $1407

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$2589 $1424

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$2559 $1407

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$2329 $1281

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$2329 $1281

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Accommodation

OKTIABRSKAYA HOTEL
St.Petersburg
4 Star

Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a 2-minute walk from the Nevsky Prospekt and Vostania Metro Station. The hotel offers rooms with stylish interiors

IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL
Moscow
4 Star

This hotel is located near Moscow Izmailovsky Park, The Partizanskaya Metro Station is only 150 m away. Moscow city centre is a 15 min metro ride

PERESLAVL HOTEL
Pereslavl Zalesskiy
3 Star

Pereslavl hotel is in center of the town, very close to Krasnaya Square, this hotel has sauna where you can enjoy after a long day, relaxing.

ECO HOTEL SUZDAL INN
Suzdal
3 Star

This hotel is centrally located hotel, it offers spa to it’s guests, it’s in walking distance to The Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture

SLEEPER CABIN TRAIN
St.Petersburg to Moscow
Sleeper Cabin Train

Sleeper cabin is for 4 travelers with 2 upper and 2 lowers beds. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors and panoramic window.

Accommodation
St.Petersburg
OKTIABRSKAYA HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Moscow
IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Pereslavl Zalesskiy
PERESLAVL HOTEL
3 Star
Accommodation
Suzdal
ECO HOTEL SUZDAL INN
3 Star
Accommodation
St.Petersburg to Moscow
SLEEPER CABIN TRAIN
Sleeper Cabin Train

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.5/5 4 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.5
  • Transportation 4.75
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 4.5

J. Quayle

Ksenia was an incredible tour guide. She went above and beyond to ensure we were safe and enjoying ourselves.

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G. Milne

Our tour guide was fabulous. Lots of fun and always offered good places to eat and drink. Could not have asked for a better guide. Thank you, Ksenia!

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D. White

Guides very knowledgeable & very good at their job, easily approachable.

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A. Felici

Tanya is a great, knowledgeable guide and very approachable and patient!

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Experience the best Russia has on offer with a 9-day journey in 4-star comfort through the capital Moscow, St Petersburg and the famous Golden Ring region. 
  • All aboard! Jump on an overnight sleeper train as you journey through the countryside in cabin accommodation before awaking for a new day in Moscow. 
  • Enjoy an abundance of included activities with sightseeing and city walking tours accompanied by your local guide. 
  • Marvel at the confusion of colours and architecture as you capture those postcard perfect pictures at the St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square. 
  • Explore the magical palaces, charming monasteries, churches and medieval towns throughout the Golden Ring region. 
  • Learn all about the country’s intriguing history at an optional Folklore Show of traditional Russian dance and music! 
  • The fast-pace itinerary means you don’t miss out on any of the sites. From overnight trains to 4-star hotels and private modern coaches, the best of Russia gives a taste of it all! 

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