See Russia at its best with the customizable private tour program of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the historic Golden Ring towns. Enjoy the top attractions of Moscow & St. Petersburg, including the Kremlin and the Hermitage, and take a step back in time as you explore ancient Russian history in Golden Ring cities.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation at remarkable 4-star / 5-star hotels
- Breakfasts at the hotels;
- Other meals as per itinerary;
- Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
- Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
- Entrances fees
- Regular class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
- Full Russian visa processing service
- Emergency line support during the trip.
What is NOT included in the tour
- 5% GST will be Applicable on the total tour cost.
- Pay only INR 15000 additional and fly from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi or Kolkata
- Each departure will be operated on a minimum strength of 10 passengers. If the same is not met, we reserve the right to call off the departure or provide and alternate date.
DAY 1: Arrival in Moscow
Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.
DAY 2: Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad & Transfer to Suzdal
Following early breakfast, your private guide-driver picks you up at the hotel in Moscow and take you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town. Upon arrival, you enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most cherished treasures of Sergiev Posad. The highlight of the day is a tour lead by a churchman in the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy - the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. After a lunch break, your guide takes you to a cozy town Suzdal, and after check-in, you have a free evening to enjoy the atmosphere of provincial Russia.
Breakfast is included.
DAY 3: Tour of Suzdal & Vladimir and Return to Moscow
Following breakfast meet your guide-driver in the hotel lobby and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring. Suzdal boasts its large number of preserved historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture. During the tour, you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the brilliant architectural complex of the Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius. Continue your trip to the Museum of Wooden Architecture which is an example of ancient classical Russia. After a lunch break, you are taken to Vladimir to witness unique architectural creations. During your tour around this town, you go inside the Dormition Cathedral that preserves the world famous frescoes of Andrei Rublev dating back to the 15th century. Together with your guide you explore the architectural complex of the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy and walk along a central pedestrian street full of galleries, artists, and local souvenirs. In the evening your driver takes you back to your hotel in
DAY 4: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs. After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.
DAY 5: Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the nearby subway station to take a short ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life. Shortly you arrive at the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov. Then you have another quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Optional evening activity: Moskva River Boat Ride & Moscow by Night Tour
Your tour starts in the evening from 1.5 hours boat ride along the Moskva river and opens a different perspective of the Russian capital.
DAY 6: Exploring Novodevichy Convent & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a guided tour to one of the most beautiful Russia’s monasteries - the Novodevichy Convent. On the way to the Novodevichy Convent, you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.
During the tour, you explore the unique interiors of the Convent and visit its Cemetery that is considered one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places. Many famous Russian political leaders, actors, scientists, poets, and musicians are buried there, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Boris Yeltsin. The cemetery has a park-like ambiance, dotted with small chapels and beautiful monuments, that makes you feel like strolling in the park of sculptures.
Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.
After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.
DAY 7: Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.
You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. After a short break for coffee, you explore the Palace Square, admire the Admiralty building and have a walk through the Alexander Garden to the Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great. As yet another highlight of the day you have a tour of the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
DAY 8: St. Petersburg City Tour
After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver. You start the day with a drive along the Summer Garden, and after crossing the Neva River you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterward, you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. After a scenic drive along the University Embankment, you have a chance to see the Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great. A highlight of the day is a guided tour of the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world. Before returning to your hotel you see some other major sights as the Mariinsky Theater, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral and the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
DAY 9: Trip to Peterhof
It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! And today you travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars. During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).
DAY 10: Trip to Pushkin
After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from the center of St. Petersburg. This striking example of baroque architecture was once gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. Later on it serviсed as summer residences to many Russian Emperors and empresses who contributed a lot into its development and further beautification. During the tour, we walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.
DAY 11: Departure from St. Petersburg
This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!