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09 June – 15 June

To Russia With Love

Discover the charms of Russia, from the vodka bars of St. Petersburg to the opulent treasures of the tsars in Moscow.
Ladies, come discover the charms of Russia on a 7 day women-only getaway this June. 

Together, we’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. We’ll also feast with locals, attend the world-famous Russian circus and step into metro stations that resemble palaces. And all throughout, you'll feel at home, drinking vodka, shopping and making tons of memories with new friends.

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Moscow : Art, culture and grandeur

Moscow will captivate you in so many ways, whether it's the rainbow-coloured domes of cathedrals, elegant squares or train stations that are beautifully designed. Here's why (Video Credits: Timelab Pro)

Why Take This Trip With Us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Group

Our groups are deliberately small. We believe such groups make for better shared experiences.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Welcome Dinner + Russian Folklore Show

Touchdown St. Petersburg! You'll arrive at the treasure trove of Russian art and culture, with magnificent palaces and cathedrals strewn all over the city.

After checking into the hotel, relax until evening or just go for a short walk.

At night, you will head to Nikolayevsky Palace, an architectural masterpiece made for Emperor Nikolay's first son. Walking through this palace is like witnessing the last 100 years of St Petersburg.
Get acquainted with Russian tradition by watching a classical quartet, a classical performance of folk songs accompanied with fascinating dances.

Afterwards: a welcome dinner! Tonight's festive atmosphere will be perfect to bond with your new crew.

Optional ($20 per person): a midnight cruise! See St. Petersburg come alive at night, lit up in a beautiful way. You’ll also see its bridges draw up as you cruise down the river.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden (or Similar)

St.Petersburg 101 + Dinner With The Locals

After breakfast, get ready for an insider's tour of St Petersburg.

Russia's Imperial capital will captivate you with its grandeur, as you walk by its mansions, palaces and museums.

With more than 300 bridges over its canals, the city draws comparisons to the famed Venice of Italy. Just walking along these timeless canals is an experience in itself.

In the afternoon: you’ll have free time to explore the city. Recommended: walk along St.Petersburg’s famed canals or spend some time in one of the city’s pristine beaches.

Later: dinner with a local family. Enjoy conversations and authentic fare featuring salads, potatoes and a range of meat, and learn about the Russian cuisine & traditions.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden (or Similar)

The Palace Of Gold + Canal Cruise

This morning, explore Peterhof (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a series of beautiful palaces and gardens. Don’t forget to check out the 16m high cliff that overlooks the Neva river here.

In the afternoon: time for a canal cruise! Get a different perspective of the city as you cruise leisurely past colourful cathedrals, grand palaces and bridges.

Afterwards, we will return back to our hotel and you'll be free for the rest of the evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden (or Similar)

Bullet Train Ride To Moscow

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and start your journey to the capital - Moscow. 

Then: board the ‘sapsan’ (bullet train), the fastest way to get to the capital by land. This smooth, comfortable ride promises picturesque views and a great time.Afterwards, you’ll have free time to relax and shop. 

In the evening: dinner at a popular local restaurant.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Azimut Smolenskaya Hotel (or similar)

Moscow 101 + The 'People's Palace'

This morning, immerse yourself in Moscow’s culture, architectural splendour and history, on an expert-guided tour of the city.

Then: head to Sparrow Hills, the best place in Moscow for panoramic views of the city. Its sits on top of a green hill, on the banks of the Moskva River. The hill has a beautiful park and an observation platform from where you can enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the city.

Later: an insider’s tour of arguably the world’s most beautiful station - the Moscow Metro. With magnificent sculptures, impressive mural mosaics of Russian victories, stained glasses and arched ceilings, the subway looks nothing short of a palace. Stroll through the main stations with a guide and learn about its stories, secrets and urban legends.

Optional (USD 30/person) : if you are one of the adventurous types, then don’t miss out on the opportunity to do some shooting using the legendary Kalashnikov machine gun. And no, it’s not a toy gun. It’s the real deal, a live AK-47!

We will then return back to the hotel for the night. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  Azimut Smolenskaya Hotel (or similar)

Explore Kremlin + Russian Circus

Today, you will tick off the biggest bucket list item - Kremlin. A fortress within the city, overlooking the Moskva River, it’s the symbol and epitome of Russian imperial glory.

Home to Russia’s past rulers, the Kremlin palace is a work of art, with its ornate exteriors and exquisite interiors. It is every photographers' dream. The artistic beauty aside, it packs in years of tsarist history, which is bound to keep you engrossed throughout.

Within the Kremlin complex lies a number of impressive buildings – palaces, cathedrals and museums, with each deserving a visit of its own. The highlights are the onion shaped golden domes of the cathedrals, the rare collection of jewels and gemstones at the Diamond Fund and the great bell tower.

On the periphery of Kremlin lie landmark sites such as the Red Square, known for its red walls and views of Kremlin’s ornate domes. We'll also do some shopping at GUM, the world-famous department store on the Red Square.

Laer: witness the most modern “mummy”, the embalmed body of Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution at the Lenin Mausoleum.

In the evening (Optional: $18 per person), you will go for the thrilling Russian circus. It’s almost considered an art form, on par with the ballet and the opera. So sit tight and watch with bated breath, as highly skilled stuntmen and creative artists put on a dazzling show.

After the circus, it's time for a farewell dinner! Celebrate your memories of Russia and your last night here with your newfound friends.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Azimut Smolenskaya Hotel (or similar)

Time to say goodbye!

Sadly, it’s your last morning in Russia. After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport to catch your flight home.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

Inclusions

You’ll be staying at comfortable accommodations centrally located in all the cities:

St. Petersburg : Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden (or similar)
Located at the historical centre of the city and with easy access to the airport, this hotel is right opposite to a park and perfect for exploring St.Petersburg’s iconic buildings and cathedrals.

Moscow : Azimut Smolenskaya Hotel (or similar)
This 4* hotel is right in the centre of Moscow, offering panoramic views of the city and just a stone’s throw away from Arbat Street, an iconic street that has existed since the 15th century.

6 Breakfasts
4 Dinners

A local, English-speaking guide will accompany you on all the tours 
All the entrance fees to the sites specified in the itinerary

Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. (Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by Byond, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost).
Transportation for excursions in a private, air-conditioned coach

Not Included

 International Airfare

 Visa

 Optional Tours and transfers

 Insurance

 Meals other than those mentioned under inclusions

 GST 5 %

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Frequently Asked Questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

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