Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Russia

Tour Itinerary

Get to know St Petersburg on a walking tour, Learn how to cook a Karelian specialty, Take a boat trip to Kizhi Island, Let creativity flow with a matryoshka painting class, Wander around the Red Square

Russia is the world's largest nation, which means there's no shortage of things to see or do here. With us, you won't just stick to the main sights in Moscow and St Petersburg. Head beyond these two cities to see Russia's quieter side in the villages of Petrozavodska and Kizhi Island, or the cluster of ancient towns known as the Golden Ring. Discover standout landscapes like Ruskeala National Park's marble canyon. Want a little bit of everything? You'll find it in Russia.

Day 1: Saint-Petersburg
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Station Hotel L1 (or similar)

Day 2: Saint-Petersburg
Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights.
Activity: Take a guided walking tour to get familiar with the city - each walking tour is different based on the route the local guide chooses to take. Discover the hidden back alleys and small parks St Petersburg is famous for, as the local guide lifts the veil on this hidden world. Learn about the city's fascinating history, and hear retelling of stories about famous buildings and local residents. Typically, the tour will stay around Nevsky Prospekt and will often end at the Hermitage, with visits to the Kazan Cathedral, the Church on Spilled Blood, and St Isaac's Cathedral along the way.
Free Time: Explore the opulent streets of this city.
Accommodation: Station Hotel L1 (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala
Enjoy a free morning in the city. Opt for a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum and Armoury or explore on your own. This afternoon, drive to Sortavala (Karelia).
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Piipun Piha (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Sortavala/Petrozavodsk
In the morning, transfer to Ruskeala to visit stunning marble quarries, the source of stone for St Petersburg palaces. Transfer to the traditional Karelian village of Kinerma and enjoy a walking tour of the village. Learn to cook a local traditional Karelian pie, "Kalitki". End the day in Petrozavodsk.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Visit the marble quarries of Ruskeala which were the source of stone for the St. Petersburg palaces.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a walking tour of the traditional Karelian village, Kinerma.
Activity: Learn to cook local traditional Karelian pies "Kalitki".
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Frigate (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 5: Petrozavodsk
This morning, head out for a guided tour of Petrozavodsk, named after Peter the Great. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then spend the afternoon exploring old-growth Russian forests on a walk through the Kivach Waterfall and Nature Reserve. Transfer back to Petrozavodsk for the night.
Activity: Discover the capital of Karelia on a guided walk through Petrozavodsk, named after Peter the Great. Visit Lenin Square and a monument to one of Russia's most powerful tsars, before heading toward the shores of majestic Lake Onega and ending the tour at a local history museum.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Visit the Kivach Waterfall on a guided walk through the middle of the Nature Reserve. Powered by the Suna river (legend has it she broke away from her sister, the Shuya River), Kivach Waterfall inspired a famous Russian poem written in the 18th century. Learn about local flora and fauna at the nature museum, and find rare plants like the Karelian birch in the arboretum.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Frigate (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 6: Petrozavodsk/Moscow
Take an early morning drive to the boat for a trip to Kizhi Island. Visit the wooden village and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful lake. This evening, board an overnight train to Sergiev Posad.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Hop on a boat and tour the island, taking in the historical wooden houses and views of the lake.
Transport: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Moscow/Sergiyev Posad
Arrive into Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Explore the sacred Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery. Later, participate in a Master Matryoshka painting class.
Activity: Learn to paint in a Master Matryoshka painting class.
Activity: Take a tour of the Monastery and experience The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.
Transport: Arrive at the train station in Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad.

Day 8: Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy
Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and enjoy a guided city tour. Opt to visit one of the many historical museums in the city. Drive to the shore of the lake for a BBQ lunch and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing. Spend the night at a local guest house.
Free Time: Take some time to appreciate the history of this city by exploring one of the many museums or walking to the lake.
Activity: Enjoy a homemade BBQ dinner, and talk with friendly hosts about life in Pereslavl-Zalesskiy.
Activity: Take a guided tour to get familiar with the city and it's surroundings. Spot the various monuments and take in the sights of Lake Plescheevo.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch (Indulge in a BBQ lunch with a local family.)

Day 9: Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy/Moscow
After breakfast drive to Alexandrov. Enjoy a guided tour of Alexandrov Kremlin, the former residence of Ivan the Terrible. In the afternoon, drive to Moscow.
Activity: Referred to as the "ancient jewel of the city", the Alexandrov Kremlin is an impressive site. From it's white walls, to it's domes and towers, this complex of churches is the second biggest in Russia, after the Moscow Kremlin. Soak in the architecture while learning all about Ivan the Terrible and his influence in Russia and the Kremlin.
Accommodation: Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10: Moscow
Enjoy an orientation and walking tour of Moscow, visiting Metro, Old Moscow alleys and the Red Square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city.
Activity: The Red Square is an excellent place to start exploring Moscow. Indulge in the many fantastic food and shopping options nearby; you also have easy access to St Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Armoury Museum, Lenin's Mausoleum, and Alexandr Gardens. Most of Moscow's main streets lead from Red Square and the famous Moscow metro provides easy access in and out of it.
Accommodation: Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel (or similar)

Day 11: Moscow
In the morning, take a leap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & Armoury. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city.
Activity: Enjoy a visit to one of the most famous symbols of Russia. For centuries, it was a residence of the tsars, and today it is the official residence of the President of Russian Federation. The Armoury Chamber is a massive treasure trove that houses thousands of items gifted to the Russian tsars and emperors by royals and ambassadors from around the world. Get ready to be stunned by gold goblets, famous Faberge eggs, 18th century embroidery, and gilded royal carriages.
Accommodation: Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel (or similar)

Day 12: Moscow
Depart at any time.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport
Private vehicle, overnight train, boat.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Karelian Cooking Class, Kinerma Your Hands-On Moment: Matryoshka Painting Class, Sergiyev Posad Your Local Living Moment: BBQ with Local Family, Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy. St Petersburg walking tour. Kizhi Island boat tour. Ruskeala Quarry walk. Kinerma walking tour. Karelian cooking class. The Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery tour. Matryoshka painting class. Pereslavl-Zelesskiy guided tour. Barbecue with local family. Tour of Alexandrov Kremlin. Red Square visit. Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hotels (9 nts), guest house (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).

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