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Russia: Last Journey of the Tsars

From £1579 for 9 days
Trip Overview
On the night of the 17th July 1918, the Tsar of Russia and his family were executed in Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth largest city just east of the Ural Mountains, the gateway to Siberia and a whole other Russia. On this journey we follow their final footsteps: from Moscow we travel by train across this historically fascinating, yet almost unknown region of Russia. Visiting ancient Suzdal and Vladimir, Kazan; capital of the Republic of Tartarstan - the centre of Russia’s Muslim culture; the once closed city of Gorky – now known as Nizhny Novgorod. Finally, on day 7 we will reach Yekaterinburg a city overflowing with history and culture.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Moscow.
Ends: End Yekaterinburg
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: EARA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Russia
What's Included

Meals

There are not many restaurants and cafes in Russia where you can try true Russian cuisine

Transport

7 nights comfortable hotels, 1 night sleeper train 9 days land only / flight inclusive

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    Explore some of Russia's lesser known cities and World Cup venues

•    Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway

•    Visit cathedrals, monasteries and mosques

•    Meal with a local family

•    St Petersburg Extension available

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 22nd May 2021
Returning: 30th May 2021
£1,579pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Jun 2021
Returning: 13th Jun 2021
£1,579pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Aug 2021
Returning: 5th Sep 2021
£1,579pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Sep 2021
Returning: 26th Sep 2021
£1,549pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Arrive in the early evening and transfer to our centrally located hotel in Moscow. The journey takes approximately 1 hour from Sheremetyevo Airport yet during peak season this can be longer due to traffic. The closest subway station to our hotel is Arbatskaya on the blue line (the only station where four lines meet). After dinner we recommend an evening walk onto Red Square. *Arbat House Hotel or similar*
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Reviews
       
A very busy trip with so much to see, it was my first time in Russia and this trip is an excellent introduction into its history.
       
This was an outstanding trip with a great itinerary expertly led by the Russian tour manager.
       
A very busy trip with plenty to see and much to experience.
       
Just returned from the first departure of a new trip venturing to parts of Russia where foreign tourists are few and far between, travelling on sections of the Trans-Siberian route - but without the endurance test of days on end on a train.
       
This trip is the perfect opportunity to explore Russia beyond the usual Moscow to St Petersburg tourist trail. Traveling east on the route of the Trans-Siberian railway we got to experience lovely towns and cities that welcome very few foreign tourists. The trip really changed my perspective of what Russia is actually like. 
       
Just back from this very enjoyable trip. So interesting to see parts of Russia not on the usual tourist trail and experience the Trans-Siberian railway without spending multiple days and nights on the train. So few tourists, other than Russians, outside of Moscow, which was good.
       
I would recommend this Tour to anyone with a remote interest in Russia and its history. The Journey (from St Petersburg in our case) to Ekaterinburg unfolded the story of Russia old and new. We were staggered by the churches, some built less than ten years ago. The trains were excellent except the Kazan to Ekaterinburg 14 hour journey, where the train had no buffet or trolley service for food. You have to stock up at the occasional 20-30 minute stop at stations. Fine, it added to the fun. We were recommended not to eat anything unwrapped from the stations but I couldn't exist on biscuits and crisps so had a Russian version of a cheese and potato pasty. No problems. Hotels very good. A really well put together tour which I would strongly recommend. Russians much nicer and much more helpful than their normal image in the west. The cities were very impressive in a classical 19th century way. Come on Exodus, why not a trip starting in Ekaterinburg and going eastwards...
       
Excellent holiday with really good guides. A great group and as always with exodus holidays, all good company.
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