Russia Highlights

From £1060 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Taste mystery and intrigue on a revealing tour of Russia - a land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades. Experience the grandeur of Moscow, the beauty of Russia's ancient capitals Suzdal and Novgorod, and the grace of St Petersburg. Visit the intricately detailed cathedrals, historic monuments, age-old treasures and romantic landscapes of this great nation, and find the heart of enigmatic Russia. Traveling over New Years? Take a look at our special 'Russia Highlights - New Year' Itinerary (Trip Code WBSW).
Essential Info
Starts: Moscow
Ends: St Petersburg
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWBSR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Russia
What's Included

Meals

6 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Overnight Sleeper Train,Private Bus,Public Bus,High Speed Train,Taxi,Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights),Guesthouse (1 night),Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Red Square has long been at the heart of Russian history – visit the austere mausoleum of Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution, contrasting with the eye-bulging treasure collection in the Kremlin and Armoury Museum

•   Discover the secrets of Russia’s oldest kremlin in Novgorod and see the Millennium Monument, which tells the story of 1,000 years of Russian history

•   Share in traditional tastes with a visits to the homes of our local friends in Suzdal & St Petersburg for a hearty home cooked meal, piles of pancakes and endless cups of tea

•   Experience the joys of train travel as we traverse by high-speed Sapsan train and on an overnight sleeper from Moscow to Novgorod.

•   Encounter the legacy of Russian tsar Peter the Great while exploring the enigmatic streets that showcase the many palaces and museums of St Petersburg

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 18th April 2018
Returning: 25th April 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,060pp 
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th April 2018
Returning: 2nd May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,060pp 
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th May 2018
Returning: 16th May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,145pp 
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 12th May 2018
Returning: 19th May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,060pp 
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 16th May 2018
Returning: 23rd May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,115pp 
G
3 spaces
Departing: 19th May 2018
Returning: 26th May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,060pp 
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd May 2018
Returning: 30th May 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,145pp 
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 30th May 2018
Returning: 6th June 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,115pp 
G
3 spaces
Departing: 2nd June 2018
Returning: 9th June 2018
Moscow - St Petersburg
£1,060pp 
G
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Russia. The great city of Moscow has survived centuries of revolution and tumult, from the days of the tsars through the communist era to the growing pains of democracy. Beneath its modern veneer – a sign of Russia's recent embrace of capitalism – Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to see. There’s so much to see and do in Moscow that it’s worth arriving a few extra days before the start of the trip. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm at the hotel today, where your insurance and next of kin details will be collected. Please also have two copies of your passport, visa and migration cards ready. Your leader will collect one; the other is for you to keep on you at all times whilst on the trip. After the meeting, your leader will organise an optional meal so you can enjoy your first taste of delicious Russian cuisine with new friends.

Additional Activities

Moscow Urban Adventure - Moscow Behind the Icons
56 EUR
Moscow Urban Adventure - Modern Moscow
38 EUR
Moscow - Victory Park Museum
250 RUB
Moscow Urban Adventure- Moscow Underground
56 EUR
Moscow - Tretyakov Art Gallery
500 RUB
Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre
12000 RUB
Moscow - River Cruise
700 RUB
Moscow - St Basils Cathedral
500 RUB
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