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7-Day Golden Ring Russia Tour from St. Petersburg to Vladimir

Travel by trains from St. Petersburg to Moscow and to Vladimir, three popular cities in Russia. Explore the abundant historical relics, churches and museums, hear in-depth commentary about each place along the way. A private driver and a professional English-speaking guide will offer you a stress-free tour.

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$1,947

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Second class train ticket of St. Petersburg - Moscow.
    • Normal train tickets of Moscow - Vladimir - Moscow.
    • Private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private English-speaking tour guide
    • Hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing room
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Assumption Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Demetrius
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
    • Entry/Admission - Suzdal Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Wooden Architecture
    • Entry/Admission - Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
    What's excluded :
    • Flight fares and Russia visa fee.
    • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
    • Entry/Admission - Our Lady of Smolensk Novodevichy Convent

  • Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg, Airport pick-up

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Welcome to St. Petersburg, a large city known as the 'Northern Capital of Russia'. On your arrival at the airport, you will easily find your guide and driver, who will hold a welcome board with your name on. Then you will be escorted to your hotel by a comfortable vehicle. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky or similar (4 stars)

    Day 2: St. Petersburg city tour of highlights

    Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    After breakfast, you will be escorted to visit some famous squares to get close to the history of this 300-year-old city. The first stop is the Palace Square, which witnessed the October Revolution.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Then proceed to the Senate Square, where you will see the 18th-century sculpture - the Bronze Horseman sitting on a 1500-tonne stone moved by humans.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
    St. Isaac's Square is the last stop of our square visits. Here you will enjoy the splendid facades of Mariinsky Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral and meet with a large monument to Nicholas I.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Later, take you to visit the most beautiful metro station. Take the metro to Peter and Paul Fortress. Built in the 18th century, this defensive fortress is as old as this city and had been through the vicissitude together with it. Besides the historical significance, its gorgeous decorations, such as the over 40 exquisitely-craved sculptures, are also worth-seeing.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest cathedral of North Russia. The magnificent inner designs, including the rich 19th-century mosaics, paintings and statues, and the gilded façade, which uses over 200 pounds of gold, will offer you an amazing experience.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky or similar (4 stars)

    Day 3: St. Petersburg to Moscow by 4-hour bullet train

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    After a leisure morning, you will be escorted to board on your bullet train Sapsan and settle in the second class seat. After 4 hours’ train trip, you will arrive in Moscow and your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel and check-in.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Series or similar (4 stars)

    Day 4: Moscow city tour of highlights

    Pass By: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and take you to visit the famous attractions in Moscow. Drive through the beautiful alleys and pass by some monuments, including the splendid Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the busy Tverskaya Street.

    Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia
    You will arrive at the ancient Kitai-Gorod quarter and have a stroll here to enjoy the ancient surroundings.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Our Lady of Smolensk Novodevichy Convent, Novodevichya Emb 1 Metro Sportivnaya, Moscow 119435 Russia
    Afterwards, continue to a UNESCO World Heritage site - the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, an ancient cloister with the most beautiful baroque structures and paintings among others in the city. You will see its appearance from a discount and take some photos.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Victory Park, Bratyev Fonchenko st., 7, Moscow 121170 Russia
    Next, head to the Victory Park, where you will learn about the Soviet Union's effort on fighting against the Fascism by the vivid sculptures, huge monuments and tanks.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia
    Then you will be taken to the highest point of Moscow - Sparrow Hill to have a panoramic view of this beauteous city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Then follows a visit to the Moscow Kremlin, a grandiose complex once lived by the tsars and now the emblem of Russia. Here you will get close to the traditional culture and art by visiting the prominent buildings, such as Cathedral of the Dormition, Spasskaya Tower, Kremlin Armoury and so on.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Arbat Ulitsa Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow Russia
    At the end of the day, visit the prettiest metro station in Russia and take a metro there to reach the Arbat Street. A ramble here allows you to visit many nice shops selling delicate artworks made by traditional techniques and trendy goods. Finishing the visit, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Series or similar (4 stars)

    Day 5: Moscow to Vladimir by 3-hour train, Vladimir sightseeing

    Stop At: Vladimir, Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Central Russia
    Today you will proceed to Vladimir by train. When you arrive in Vladimir, one of the most ancient and peaceful cities, you will meet with your local driver and begin the guided sightseeing.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Holy Assumption Cathedral, ul. Bolshaya Moskovskaya 56/Sobornaya, Sq. 1, Vladimir 600000 Russia
    You will first visit two 12th-century cathedrals - the Assumption Cathedral, the oldest church in Russia and an iconic architecture of Vladimir
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Bolshaya Moskovskaya St, 60, Vladimir 600000 Russia
    And then visit the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius Golden featuring a white facade with dainty carvings.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Golden Gate, Bolshaya Moskovskaya, 1A, Vladimir 600000 Russia
    Next, stop by the 800-year-old Golden Gates, an emblematic military structure of that period.

    Stop At: Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Vokzalnaya, 10, Bogolyubovo 601270 Russia
    Then set off to Bogolyubovo and visit the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, an Orthodox church representing the medieval Russia and Bogolyubovo Convent dating back to the 13th century. Afterwards, we will drive to your hotel in Suzdal
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Pushkarskaya Sloboda (4 stars)

    Day 6: Vladimir highlights tour, Transfer to Moscow by 3-hour train

    Stop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Ul. Kremlevskaja, d. 20, Suzdal 601293 Russia
    After breakfast, your guided visit will start at a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Suzdal Kremlin, an ancient complex once used as Suzdal's administrative center hundreds of years ago. The famous Cathedral of the Nativity is also situated here.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of Wooden Architecture, Pushkarskaya St., 27B, Suzdal 601293 Russia
    Next, head to the Museum of Wooden Architecture, an interesting open-air museum exhibiting the traditional wooden architectures of Russia. Walking past the old-style wooden residence, windmill and churches, you will feel like visiting a Russia town from centuries ago.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, Lenina St., 146, Suzdal 601293 Russia
    Then follows a guided tour of the Spaso-Ephimovskiy monastery, where you will appreciate the 17th-century paintings from world-famous artists, accompanied by the melodious bell concert.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    When the visit is over, go to the train station for going back to Moscow, where you will be picked up and be escorted to your hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Series or similar (4 stars)

    Day 7: Departure from Moscow, Airport See-off

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Today our Golden Ring Russia tour concludes. According to the departure time of your flight, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up all travelers from the airport in St. Petersburg.Airports
    • Pulkovo Airport, Pulkovskoe sh., д. 41, лит. ЗИ, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196140
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travel China Guide

Activity ID: V-7493P144

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