On the Go - Discover Russia 8 night tour from R33 980 pps - land only


R33,980 pps

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The Experience

Take in the highlights of St Petersburg and Moscow before getting off the beaten track and exploring Russia's historic Golden Ring towns of Suzdal, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. Loaded to the hilt with beautiful architecture, golden spires and onion-domed monasteries, with picturesque countryside to boot, the Golden Ring is one of Russia's most enchanting destinations.

What's Included

Airport arrival transfer on day one
Eight nights' accommodation in three to four star hotels
Eight breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners
Escorted by an English speaking Russian tour guide
Specialist Russian guides at local sights
All relevant transfers and transportation on tour
Russian banya (sauna) experience in Suzdal
High speed train from St Petersburg to Moscow
Guided sightseeing in Moscow, St Petersburg, Suzdal, Kostroma and Yaroslavi
A traditional wood painting class in Yaroslavi

* Tour highlights:
- Explore the beautiful city of St Petersburg, including the exquisite Church on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt
- Discover a lavish residence of the tsars on a day trip to Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo (winter: mid-October to April) or Peterhof Palace and gardens (summer: May to mid-October)
- Take a guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin, Russia's political power house. Stroll around the grounds of this fortified complex, visit the Kremlin's cathedrals and see the mighty Tsar Bell
- Visit the quaint riverside city of Yaroslavl with its impressive skyline of onion shaped domes. Explore the city on a coach tour and enjoy a wood painting class
- Marvel at the dazzling array of art and exhibits in the world-famous Hermitage Museum, at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg
- Take in the highlights of the capital on a walking tour, visiting Moscow's famous Red Square, home to the historic GUM Department Store, Lenin's Mausoleum and spectacular St Basil's Cathedral
- Experience the delights of rural Russia in the picturesque riverside town of Suzdal. See the ancient Kremlin and UNESCO Listed monasteries, visit the fascinating Museum of Wooden Architecture and sample a traditional Russian banya (sauna)
- Uncover the Golden Ring town of Kostroma, with its ancient churches and monasteries, and visit the Snow Maiden's house with its Ice Room and Ice Bar

** Alternative dates and pricing available on request. Excludes flights, transfers, travel insurance, visas, entrance fees: 85-95USD per person (paid in local currency), tips (3-5USD per day, per traveller), meals and drinks not specified and anything of a personal nature not mentioned above. All tours and services are subject to a minimum number of visitors, weather conditions, force majeure or other unforeseen circumstances. Please contact us for flights


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