G Adventures - 11 Night Moderate Tour Package11-Nights Backroads of Russia St Petersburg-Moscow-Classic

Tours offered from May 23rd, 2020 - September 18th, 2021

Starting from only $2,199.00 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow Russia is the world's largest nation, which means there's no shortage of things to see or do here. With us, you won't just stick to the main sights in Moscow and St Petersburg. Head beyond these two cities to see Russia's quieter side in the villages of Petrozavodska and Kizhi Island, or the cluster of ancient towns known as the Golden Ring. Discover standout landscapes like Ruskeala National Park's marble canyon. Want a little bit of everything? You'll find it in Russia.HighlightsGet to know St Petersburg on a walking tour, Learn how to cook a Karelian specialty, Take a boat trip to Kizhi Island, Let creativity flow with a matryoshka painting class, Wander around the Red SquareAccommodationHotels (9 nts), guest house (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).Group Size NotesMax 15, avg 12Meals Included7 breakfasts, 3 lunchesWhat's IncludedYour Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Karelian Cooking Class, Kinerma Your Hands-On Moment: Matryoshka Painting Class, Sergiyev Posad Your Local Living Moment: BBQ with Local Family, Pereslavl-Zalessky. St Petersburg walking tour. Kizhi Island boat tour. Ruskeala Quarry walk. Kinerma walking tour. Karelian cooking class. The Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery tour. Matryoshka painting class. Pereslavl-Zelesskiy guided tour. Barbecue with local family. Tour of Alexandrov Kremlin. Red Square visit. Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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G Adventures: Backroads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

Day 1 Saint-Petersburg
Arrive at any time.
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Day 2 Saint-Petersburg
Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights. Included Activities: Saint Petersburg Walking Tour
Meals: (1B)

Day 3 Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala
Enjoy a free morning in the city. Opt for a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum and Armoury or explore on your own. This afternoon, drive to Sortavala (Karelia). Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Meals: (1B)

Day 4 Sortavala
Take a boat to Valaam Island and visit the sacred sites of the monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral, Church of the Resurrection, and fairy-tale Gethsemane Skete. Enjoy lunch on the island of a typical meal from the monastery. Included Activities: Valaam Island Boat Tour
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 5 Sortavala/Petrozavodsk
In the morning, transfer to Ruskeala to visit stunning marble quarries, the source of stone for St.Petersburg palaces. Transfer to the traditional Karelian village of Kinerma and enjoy a walking tour of the village. Learn to cook a local traditional Karelian pie, "Kalitki". End the day in Petrozavodsk. Included Activities: Ruskeala Quarry Walk Kinerma Walking Tour Karelian Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours)
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 6 Petrozavodsk
Take an early morning drive to the boat for a trip to Kizhi Island. Visit the wooden village and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful lake. This evening, board an overnight train to Sergiev Posad. Included Activities: Kizhi Island Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Meals: (1B)

Day 7 Moscow/Sergiyev Posad
Arrive into Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Explore the sacred Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery. Later, participate in a Master Matryoshka painting class. Included Activities: The Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery Matryoshka Painting Class Transport: Arrive at the train station in Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 73km)
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Day 8 Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy
Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and enjoy a guided city tour. Opt to visit one of the many historical museums in the city. Drive to the shore of the lake for a BBQ lunch and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing. Spend the night at a local guest house. Included Activities: Pereslavl-Zelesskiy Guided Tour BBQ with Local Family Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 9 Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy/Moscow
After breakfast drive to Alexandrov. Enjoy a guided tour of Alexandrov Kremlin, the former residence of Ivan the Terrible. In the afternoon, drive to Moscow. Included Activities: Tour of Alexandrov Kremlin
Meals: (1B)

Day 10 Moscow
Enjoy an orientation and walking tour of Moscow, visiting Metro & Old Moscow alleys & red square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city. Included Activities: Red Square Visit
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Day 11 Moscow
In the morning, take a leap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & Armoury. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city. Included Activities: Kremlin and Armoury Guided Tour
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Day 12 Moscow
Depart at any time.
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  • Saturday May 23rd, 2020 - Wednesday June 3rd, 2020
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  • Saturday August 21st, 2021 - Wednesday September 1st, 2021
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  • Saturday September 4th, 2021 - Wednesday September 15th, 2021
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  • Saturday September 18th, 2021 - Wednesday September 29th, 2021
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