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Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow
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Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

Discover the charms of Russia, from the vodka bars of St. Petersburg to the opulent treasures of the stars in Moscow.
Come discover the charms of Russia on this exciting getaway. 

You’ll see the best of St. Petersburg and Moscow, strolling past candy-coloured cathedrals, opulent summer palaces and cruising through canals that remind you of a glorious imperial past. Set out to feast with locals, step into metro stations that resemble palaces and travel back to the glory days of the Tsars.  And all throughout, you'll feel at home, drinking vodka, shopping and making tons of memories with new friends.
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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,199
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Moscow : Just Like In The Movies
Highlight #1
Moscow : Just Like In The Movies
Rainbow-coloured domes. Vodka bars. The KGB. Moscow thrills and delights by turn.
St.Petersburg's Timeless Canals
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St.Petersburg's Timeless Canals
Cruise down the city of Tsars,  past imperial palaces, towering cathedrals and through its maze of canals.
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Video Journal of Russia

Come discover the charms of Russia on this exciting getaway.

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Itinerary

Saint-Petersburg

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Saint-Petersburg

Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

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).

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

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.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Petrozavodsk

This morning, head out for a guided tour of Petrozavodsk, named after Peter the Great. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then spend the afternoon exploring old-growth Russian forests on a walk through the Kivach Waterfall and Nature Reserve. Transfer back to Petrozavodsk for the night.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Petrozavodsk/Moscow

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.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

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.

  Hotel:  None

Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl-Zalessky

Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky 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.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Pereslavl-Zalessky/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.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Moscow

Enjoy an orientation and walking tour of Moscow, visiting Metro, Old Moscow alleys and the Red Square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city.

  Hotel:  None

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.

  Hotel:  None

Moscow

Depart at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your 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

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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