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Best of Russia ( BR9 )
This all encompassing tour provides a real experience not only of the two breathtaking main cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, but also a range of diverse and picturesque surrounding towns and villages. Including everything from visits to vodka museums with traditional tastings to dining with Russian families and boat cruises, this tour has it all. Prepare for the cultural adventure of a lifetime as you get a sense of "Real Russia".
Best of Russia Route
MOSCOW • Vladimir • Suzdal • Kostroma • Yaroslavl • Uglich • Tver • Novgorod Velikiy • ST PETERSBURG
Best of Russia Tour Itinerary
Transfer to the hotel Cosmos, where you can relax and enjoy the first night of your Russian adventure. Dinner at the "Kalinka" restaurant.
Enjoy a city sightseeing tour followed by a visit to the famous Kremlin. Dinner in the evening.
After breakfast depart for Vladimir where you embark on a sightseeing tour. Visit Bogoliubovo and enjoy a meal and folklore show before spending the night in Suzdal.
Take a city tour of Suzdal before travelling to Kostroma and visiting the Museum of Levitan (famous Russian landscape painter) in Ples. Accommodation will be provided at the Hotel Volga in Kostroma. Dinner in the hotel.
Take pleasure in a city tour of Kostroma with a visit to the Ipatievsky Monastery. Make the best of an unusual trip to a Linen Factory where you have the chance to take a master class. Afterwards, depart for Yaroslavl where you take a city tour and visit the Spassky Monastery before departing for Uglich. Dinner in the evening.
A city tour of Uglich will be followed by a visit to a Vodka Museum where you can taste the traditional Russian beverage. In the afternoon depart for Tver where you can relax in your hotel after dinner.
After a morning meal benefit from a cultural city tour of Tver before travelling to Novgorod Velikiy where you can spend the night in the Hotel Volkhov. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner.
Enjoy a city tour of the historical Novgorod Velikiy before departing for St Petersburg where you spend the first of two nights. Dinner in the evening.
Visit the magnificent Hermitage Museum and also the classic Petrodverets Palace and Gardens, otherwise known as Peterhof. The grounds of the palace boast around 200 fountains which operate in the summer months.
Your adventure comes to a close as you are transferred to the airport.
Best of Russia Tour Accommodation
Best of Russia is available all year round on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a holiday of a lifetime for you.
- Half Board daily starting with evening meal on day one and finishing with breakfast on day 10
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- All excursions as outlined in the itinerary
- Services of an Intourist English speaking guide
Package Does Not Include:
- Russian Visa
- Economy class return flights from London Heathrow, including airport departure taxes and fuel surcharges
- Regional flight connections