Golden Ring & St Petersburg Tour
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Golden Ring & St Petersburg Group Tour
8 days, 7 nights
Bucket list journey to Russia

Get a true feel for Russia on this fantastic inclusive tour of one of the best known routes, encompassing a circle of picturesque medieval towns northeast of Moscow known as the Golden Ring. Rich in history and beautiful architecture, these towns offer a real window on Russian life and its awe inspiring countryside, without travelling too far from the cosmopolitan cities. Be mesmerised by the bustling capital, Moscow - home of the world-famous Kremlin and striking St Basils Cathedral; romantic St Petersburg with its winding network of canals and pretty pastel palaces; and of course the quaint towns of the Golden Ring.

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Golden Ring and St Petersburg Tour Introduction

MOSCOW • Vladimir • Suzdal • ST PETERSBURG

Get a true feel for Russia on this fantastic inclusive tour of one of the best known routes, encompassing a circle of picturesque medieval towns northeast of Moscow known as the Golden Ring. Rich in history and beautiful architecture, these towns offer a real window on Russian life and its awe inspiring countryside, without travelling too far from the cosmopolitan cities.

Be mesmerised by the bustling capital, Moscow- home of the world famous Kremlin and striking St Basils Cathedral; romantic St Petersburg with its winding network of canals and pretty pastel palaces; and of course the quaint towns of the Golden Ring.


Package Includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport/train station transfers with drivers
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Moscow and St Petersburg based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en suite facilities
  • Full Board in Suzdal based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en suite facilities
  • Train travel in between cities (2nd class Moscow to Vladimir and 1st class Vladimir to St Petersburg)
  • Excursions and rail travel as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Full Russian visa application service

Package Does Not Include:

  • Russia visa processing
  • Economy class return flights from London, including airport departure taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Regional flight connections

Golden Ring and St Petersburg Tour Itinerary

Day 1
FLY UK TO MOSCOW

Your Russian adventure has begun! On arrival transfer from the airport to the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel (or similar).

Day 2
MOSCOW

After breakfast, find your bearings and absorb the magnificent atmosphere of cosmopolitan Moscow with an introductory city tour. Enjoy the out of city excursion to Gorki Leninskie. Return to hotel by 6pm. (B, L)

Day 3
MOSCOW / SUZDAL

Following breakfast, transfer to the world famous Moscow Kremlin and fascinating Armoury Museum. In the afternoon travel by train to Vladimir where upon arrival you are transferred to Suzdal. (B, D)

Day 4
SUZDAL / VLADIMIR / BOGOLUBOVO

Discover charming Suzdal with a tour of the city before visiting the Kremlin grounds (see the cross-vaulted Chamber, Cathedral of Nativity and Spaso-Efimievsky Monastery with bell ringing). You will also visit Museum of Wooden Architecture (summer departures) or Gold Room (winter departures). Enjoy lunch in a city cafe before journeying on to Vladimir and Bogolubovo where our knowledgeable guides will tell you tales of the cities and show you the main sites like Assumption or St Demetrius Cathedral and Museum of Lacquer Miniature. In the evening you are transferred to the station to catch the overnight train to St Petersburg. (B, L, D)

Day 5
ST PETERSBURG

Wake up in Russia’s second capital- romantic St Petersburg. Capture the essence of the city with an introductory city tour by bus. In the afternoon visit the remarkable Peter and Paul Fortress. (B, D) ***In October-April on Day 5 visit to Hermitage, on day 6 city tour and Peter&Paul Fortress.

Day 6
ST PETERSBURG

Today visit the national treasure that is the State Hermitage Museum- home to over 3 million exhibits. (B)

Day 7
ST PETERSBURG

After breakfast visit the stunning Catherine Palace in the quaint town of Pushkin on the outskirts of the city. Here you can see the regal Amber Room, restored after the Second World War. (B)

Day 8
FLY ST PETERSBURG TO UK

Transfer to the airport as your Russian adventure comes to an end. (B)

Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel"

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Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel" Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel" Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel" Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel" Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel"

Address

23, Novoslobodskaya Str., Moscow, 127055, Russia

Location

Conveniently located in the business part of the city center, within 5 minutes’ drive from the Kremlin, Red Square and major historical sites, close to Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Obraztsov Puppet Theatre Sheremetyevo International Airport - 30 km

Accommodation

255 rooms
199 Non smoking rooms
4 Accessible rooms
1 Suite
2 free children in parents’ room

In-room

Satellite / Cable TV, pay-per-view channel, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, WI-FI Internet access, RJ 45 outlet, mini bar, hairdryer, security peephole

Leisure

Cote Azur Restaurant: Mediterranean cuisine
Lobby Bar

Business facilities

8 meeting rooms with max capacity 150 pax
Business Centre services

Other services

Fitness Center, massage
Room service, safe deposit boxes at Reception Desk, concierge services, currency exchange, laundry & dry cleaning, ironing, theatre tickets, guarded parking lot, 24-hour security staff, public outdoor parking, pets accepted

Hotel "Pushkarskaya Sloboda (wooden house)"

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Hotel "Pushkarskaya Sloboda (wooden house)"
Radisson Sonya Hotel

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Address

Liteyny Prospekt 5/19, Tsentralny district, 191187 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The only hotel designed to reflect Feodor Dostoevsky's masterpiece “Crime and Punishment”. All the interiors are connected to the book and the author, even signs on the doors have quotes on them so that while walking along any corridor one can read a piece from the book. The hotel is named after Sonya Marmeladova (one of the book's characters).

Accommodation

“Radisson Sonya” offers 173 rooms of four categories that have special names that correspond the hotel philosophy: Standard — “Conscience”, Reval — “Gгасе”, Executive — “Rebirth” и Suite — “Еgо”. All rooms have: Wi-Fi Internet, individual climate-control, telephone, safe, tea/coffee set, mini-bar, desk, make-up mirror, satellite TV.

Leisure

The Metamorfos restaurant The restaurant is gorgeously decorated in the common conception of the hotel. The menu (that looks like a book) includes a great variety of dishes from Russian (incl. traditional and historical recipes) and European cuisines. There is also a Fitness Center and Turkish baths on the territory.

Business facilities

Radisson Hotel Sonya has all the necessary facilities for hosting seminars, meetings and conferences. There are four conference halls that can sit from 8 to 65 people and a court-yard for official dinners and banquets. All halls are fully equipped. Hall Prologue — Meeting room (11,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 8 people. Hall Chapter I — conference hall (20,9 sq.m.). Sits from 10 to 15 people. Hall Chapter II — conference hall (25,8 sq.m.). Sits from 15 to 20 people. Charpte I and Chapter II Can be transformed into one hall (46,8 sq.m.) to sit up to 40 delegates. Epilogue — conference hall (83,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 60 delegates.

Other services

24/7 room service Early breakfast from 4.30 a.m. ATM Taxi service Wake-up calls Dry cleaning

Golden Ring and St Petersburg Tour Accommodation

Bookings for 2018 are open on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers to secure your holiday with an Early Booking Discount.

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