Best of Russia
Summary of the itinerary:
Day 1: Airport Transfer in St. Petersburg, Check-in to the hotel and Hermitage Museum skip the line ticket
Day 2: St. Petersburg City Pass: Hop-on-Hop Bus tour, Boat Cruise and Walking Tour
Day 3: Transfer to Veliky Novgorod, Check-in to the hotel and Self-Guided tour of Veliky Novgorod
Day 4: Transfer to Moscow and Check-in to the Hotel
Day 5: Hop-on-Hop Bus tour with River Cruise
Day 6: Kremlin and Red Square 3-Hour Guided Tour
Day 7: Transfer to Nizhny Novogorod and Self-Guided Tour of Nizhny Novograd
Day 8: Transfer to Kazan, Check-in to the Hotel and Self-Guided tour of Kazan
Day 9: Airport transfer in Kazan
- Hotels 4star including Breakfast
- Sightseeings as per itinerary
- All intercity transfers
- City Taxes at hotels
- Intracity transfers are excluded
- Lunch and Dinner
Airport Transfer in St. Petersburg, Check-in to the hotel and Hermitage Museum skip the line ticket
Welcome to St. Petersburgh, is the country’s, cultural heart and second-largest city in Russia. Visit the amazing architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. Stroll through the Neva River delta. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and later on explore the Hermitage collection at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket of Hermitage Museum.
St. Petersburg City Pass: Hop-on-Hop Bus tour, Boat Cruise and Walking Tour
Today after breakfast we will use our pass for the free entry to 28 of the top attractions of St.Petersburg, including hop-on-hop-off bus tours, high-speed hydrofoil to Peterhof, river cruises and guided walking tours. The most interesting attractions have already been chosen for you! Just open your guide and decide where you want to go first. The highlight being. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnaded Walkway “Aurora” Cruiser, St. Petersburg City Sightseeing Bus Tour and Evening Cruise with live music.
Transfer to Veliky Novgorod, Check-in to the hotel and Self-Guided tour of Veliky Novgorod
Today transfer to Veliky Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia. The Russian state was declared here in the 8th century. Upon arrival in the city, Check-in to the hotel and then visit Russia's oldest Kremlin. Admire the beauty of the St. Sophia Cathedral and other UNESCO world heritage sights such as Yaroslav’s Courtyard and the Monument of the Millenium. At last St. George Monastery before heading to your final destination, the Museum of Traditional Russian Wooden Architecture. Here, admire traditional chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages in a Self-Guided tour of Veliky Novgorod.
Transfer to Moscow and Check-in to the hotel
Today we will transfer to Moscow, the capital and centre of Russia in political, scientific, historical, architectural and business aspect. Moscow displays the country's contrasts at an extreme. Explore Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine domes of St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and other symbols of Moscow's great and terrible past. Upon arrival check-in the hotel.
Hop-on-Hop Bus tour with River Cruise
Today we can explore Moscow at our own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass which includes the boat tour to see the city from a whole new perspective on a relaxing cruise. The highlights include places such as Bolotnaya Square, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Kropotkinskaya Metro Station, Bolotnaya Square, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Museum of Cosmonautics, VDNH Metro Station, Riga Railway Station, Prospekt Mira Metro Station and Garden Ring.
Kremlin and Red Square Guided Tour
Today after breakfast we will visit the famous Kremlin we will enter through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. We will enjoy commentary from our knowledgeable local guide throughout the 3-hour tour. We will see the collection of Napoleon’s cannons by the Arsenal building. Followed by a stop to take a photo of the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. We can see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well then continue to the Grand Tsar Bell and Cannon and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Then we will enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. We can see the timeless collection of Russian religious art and see the burial place of Russian tsars and princes.
Transfer to Nizhny Novograd and Self-Guided Tour of Nizhny Novograd
Today we will transfer to Nizhny Novograd, where a mashup of cultures, eras and technologies that all miraculously work can be seen. Marvel the hundreds of historical monuments and features in Nizhny Novgorod, each more beautiful and unique than the last. A futuristic planetarium,a red brick Kremlin, stone cathedrals, medieval monasteries, a hyperboloid tower... Nizhny Novgorod seems to be a mashup of cultures, eras and technologies that all miraculously work in harmony to create an endearing urban landscape. Upon arrival check-in, to the hotel then go on a self-guided tour to explore the Nizhny Novgorod Arbat - Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street - the pedestrian street, where a large number of monuments are gathered then visit the architectural landmark of the city - the ancient Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, where we will learn the history of its construction and we can see the oldest Mikhailo-Arkhangelsk cathedral with the tomb to Kuzma Minin. At last visit the beautiful Rozhdestvenskaya street, where each house earns a separate description. After the tour ends, the guide will accompany you back to the hotel.
Transfer to Kazan, Check-in to the hotel and Self-Guided tour of Kazan
Today we will transfer to Kazan, situated at the banks of the Volga River. The city sits austerely, with its visual confection of architecture that somehow manages to be both playful and severe. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and then enjoy the beauty of Kazan go on a self-guided tour and see the bright colours of its streets and squares. Visit the sites of the millennium-old city which combine the culture of the West and traditions of the East. Visit an old settlement where Tatar residents lived from the 16th century, fountain squares, Kaban lake with its mysteries and legends, a simulated Tatar village named Tugan Avylym, Kazan Federal University, Liberty Square, and more.
Airport transfer in Kazan
On the last of our trip, we will transfer to the airport from our hotel in a private car.