A Taste of Russia 2020

A Taste of Russia 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Russia

Cities Visited

Klin, Moscow, Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Tver

Tour Itinerary

You’ll spend 10 unforgettable days – from Moscow to St. Petersburg – on your affordable tour of Russia. Begin sightseeing in the capital city of Moscow with the iconic Kremlin complex, Red Square, the Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum and a glimpse into everyday life at the Danilovsky market. You’ll also learn how to paint your own Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls. Travel to the pretty town of Klin to see historic Russian Christmas decorations at the local museum where you will be able to create your own to take home, as well as the Tchaikovsky House-Museum – home of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You’ll stop in Tver for a traditional evening of Russian dining, after visiting the Goldwork Embroidery Museum and the beautiful Russian Orthodox Valday Iversky Monastery. Next, your escorted budget vacation in Russia will lead you to the city of Novgorod with its opulent St. Sophia Cathedral, St. George’s Cathedral, and an open-air wooden traditional Russian village. Your budget travel vacation to Russia concludes with your 3-night stay in splendid St. Petersburg. You’ll discover the magnificent architecture, culture, and history of this amazing port city – founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. Explore the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral – which served as a jail which held the likes of Dostoyevsky, Trotsky, and the Tsar’s son Alexei. The local guide will show you the main sights and bring the city’s history back to life, and you will be able to choose from many sightseeing options. Your exciting affordable tour of Russia will be an experience like no other. Your thoughts will often return to your memories of Russia with love for a long time to come.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Russia’s exciting capital city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2: MOSCOW.
Guided sightseeing this morning reveals just what makes Moscow so special—from the fortified KREMLIN complex and ARMOURY MUSEUM in the heart of the historic city to the iconic onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square with the Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also visit the splendid Moscow METRO, lavishly constructed in the early 20th century to resemble a magnificent subterranean palace. Get a taste of local life at the DANILOVSKY INDOOR MARKET. (B)

Day 3: MOSCOW.
At the MATRYOSHKA MUSEUM, discover how these famous wooden nesting dolls are crafted and painted—and learn how to paint your own. Enjoy some free time to have lunch, and maybe visit the flea market or the vodka museum in the neighborhood before returning to the hotel. (B)

Day 4: MOSCOW–KLIN–TVER.
Leave Moscow and travel northwest, stopping in pretty Klin. Discover the historic CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS at the local museum and have a go at decorating your own to take home. Then, explore the TCHAIKOVSKY HOUSE-MUSEUM, former country home of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This is where he wrote Symphony No 6 (Pathetique) and spent his final days in 1893. See the areas where he lived and worked, as well as his top hat, gloves, and the luggage he took on concert tours. Overnight in Tver, dating back to the 12th century and situated at the confluence of the Volga, Tmaka, and Tvertsa Rivers.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B,L,D)

Day 5: TVER–TORZHOK–NOVGOROD.
Start the day with a visit to the GOLDWORK EMBROIDERY MUSEUM in Torzhok, famous for its delicate gold-wire embroidery found in artwork, insignia, and royal clothing. Next, visit the beautiful Russian Orthodox VALDAY IVERSKY MONASTERY, founded in 1653. Situated on an island on Lake Valdayskoye, it became an important center of culture and education in the 17th century, and producer of fine porcelain tiles. Arrive in Novgorod and enjoy an included dinner featuring traditional Russian cuisine at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi/ 285 km (B,L,D)

Day 6: NOVGOROD.
Visit Novgorod, the former cultural, social, and economic hub. Discover its KREMLIN (city center) and magnificent ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL with its ancient frescoes, bronze 12th-century Magdeburg Doors, and five onion domes. Then, explore a recreated old Russian village with traditional izbas (homes), chapels, farmyards, and more at the OPEN-AIR VITOSLAVLITSY WOODEN ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM. Visit ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL, dating back to 1119. (B)

Day 7: NOVGOROD–ST. PETERSBURG.
Depart Novgorod and push north to incomparable St. Petersburg, an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. An orientation drive introduces you to some of the city’s palaces, parks, monuments, squares, boulevards, and 600 beautiful bridges.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km (B,D)

Day 8: ST. PETERSBURG.
An architectural gem founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg rivals any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. During your guided sightseeing, see the city’s main sights, including a visit to PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND CATHEDRAL, which served as a high-security jail for political prisoners, including the writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (B)

Day 9: ST. PETERSBURG.
A whole day in St. Petersburg to do as you please. Maybe explore on your own, or join our guided optional excursion to the Hermitage Museum. The museum’s collection boasts precious items from around the world. You may also choose a canal cruise to celebrate the conclusion of your adventure. (B)

Day 10: ST. PETERSBURG.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

MOSCOW
Guided city tour including Metro tour, Kremlin, Armoury and Danilovsky Market; Matryoshka masterclass

KLIN
Visit the Christmas Decoration Museum and Tchaikovsky House Museum

TORZHOK
Visit the Goldwork Embroidery Museum

LAKE VALDAYSKOYE
Visit the Valday Iversky Monastery

NOVGOROD
Guided visit of the Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral and wooden architecture museum

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided city tour and Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral visitTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches: 4 dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Novgorod


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$480-$560

No triple room reduction.

Due to visa requirements, passengers desiring extra nights in Moscow and/or St. Petersburg must book these independently.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Moscow: Holiday Inn Tagansky
Tver: Osnabruck
Novgorod: Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod
St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 3943 reviews about Cosmos Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Edward M on Sep 29, 2019

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

By Josefina N on Sep 22, 2019

Our tour director Deborah is exceptional. She knows the culture and history of places visited inside and out. She made sure that the group is comfortable and well-informed of schedules. Our driver Lee is excellent. He is professional and very skillful in his job. Thumbs up to both of them.

By Flordeliza A on Sep 22, 2019

My husband and I appreciate the hard work of the people from Cosmos. Everything was well planned. Our tour director, Debra stayed with us up to the last hour of the tour. We enjoyed this tour so much. We are looking forward to another tour with Affordable Tours.

By Cesar R on Sep 17, 2019

The tour was very complete. It included all the places I wanted to visit. It was extremely well organized. The Tour Director was very professional and didn't miss one detail. The guides were knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to book my next tour with Cosmos.

By Judith D on Sep 11, 2019

Our guide was very professional and our bus driver outstanding. Our driver was courteous, always polite and very helpful getting on and off the bus.

By Marilyn M on Sep 04, 2019

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Clyde, our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept things running smoothly. David, our driver was excellent also. I very much enjoyed the whole trip.

By Charles S on Sep 02, 2019

Everything was up to expectations our tour director was outstanding.

By Cheresse R on Aug 25, 2019

I thought the tour guides you had on staff were amazing. It really made the tour great. Everything was very clear and made me comfortable. I plan on using your services again soon.

By Yedidia W on Aug 13, 2019

Everything was to my expectations and more. Especially the tour guide: knowledgeable, precise (time wise) and considerate.

By Sarah O on Jul 30, 2019

tour guide, Keenan and driver Gerry made the trip very enjoyable. 

By George M on Jul 30, 2019

The tour director George was very good, and helpful. He help make the trip a good experience.

By Flora Y on Jul 19, 2019

From the beginning to the end this trip was superb!! Our agent was always helpful and knowledgeable of the land we were visiting. Her responses to my questions were very timely. I'm so excited to book our next trip and will use and recommend this company here on in!! Thank you for a job well done!

By Mary L on Jul 19, 2019

We had a wonderful trip. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and the tour guide and driver were fantastic. Can't wait for the next adventure.

By Sandra B on Jul 12, 2019

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. The driver was so nice and helpful and a very good driver. He kept the bus spotless and very helpful with luggage. They both made the tour so enjoyable!


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