Russia Experience

Russia Experience information and booking

from
$4030
  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
St Petersburg
Accommodation
Guesthouse, Homestay, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Bus, Metro, Minibus, Private minibus, Taxi

Highlights

Roam the enigmatic streets of St Petersburg Learn about one nuclear physicists opposition to the Soviet regime at the Sakharov Museum Admire the contrasting colours of Kul Sharif Mosque Ride aboard the famous Trans-Siberian Railway Hear the macabre story of Russia's last royal family See the iconic monuments of Moscow's history-laden past , Live through St Petersburg's enigmatic history on a walking tour , Try your hand at painting Russian matryoshka dolls, Learn how a Soviet physicist opposed the regime to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Share a meal with locals in a Tatar village, Hear the macabre story of Russia's last royal family, Ride across Russia aboard the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, Visit the birthplace of the mysterious Rasputin, Feel the warmth of a Siberian homestay, Witness icons of history and modernity in Moscow

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel to Russia and experience a country where extreme landscapes, diverse cultures and turbulent histories coexist. From the forests of Siberia to the beautiful canals and Baroque architecture of St Petersburg, and the church domes of medieval Suzdal to the sombre, bloody history of Yekaterinburg, Russia fascinates and captivates all those who travel within its vast lands. Visit crumbling cathedrals, over-the-top palaces, colourful wooden cottages, stark Soviet monuments and world-renowned museums on this incredible Russia Experience tour.

Itinerary

Days 0-1 St Petersburg
Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
Days 1-2 St Petersburg
Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
Day 2 Suzdal
Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.
Day 3 Suzdal
Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.
Days 3-4 Nizhniy Novgorod
Named Gorky during Soviet times after the famous local writer, the location of Nizhniy Novgorod's ancient kremlin, on the bank of the river Volga, is simply stunning.
Days 4-5 Nizhniy Novgorod
Named Gorky during Soviet times after the famous local writer, the location of Nizhniy Novgorod's ancient kremlin, on the bank of the river Volga, is simply stunning.
Days 5-6 Kazan
Kazan is the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, so listen out for Tatar being spoken on the streets and look for the Tatarstan flag flying proudly alongside the flag of Russia.
Days 6-7 Kazan
Kazan is the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, so listen out for Tatar being spoken on the streets and look for the Tatarstan flag flying proudly alongside the flag of Russia.
Days 7-9 Yekaterinburg
The gateway between European and Siberian Russia, Yekaterinburg is best known as the place of exile and execution of the last Russian royal family, the Romanovs.
Days 8-10 Yekaterinburg
The gateway between European and Siberian Russia, Yekaterinburg is best known as the place of exile and execution of the last Russian royal family, the Romanovs.
Day 10 Tobolsk/Pokrovskoye
Tobolsk was one of the first settlements in Siberia but having been bypassed by the main Trans-Siberian Railway, it long resisted modernisation and still has an entrancing Old Town and Kremlin. Birthplace of the notorious Rasputin, the village of Pokrovskoye is great place to experience a Russian banya (steam room) and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal.
Day 11 Tobolsk/Pokrovskoye
Tobolsk was one of the first settlements in Siberia but having been bypassed by the main Trans-Siberian Railway, it long resisted modernisation and still has an entrancing Old Town and Kremlin. Birthplace of the notorious Rasputin, the village of Pokrovskoye is great place to experience a Russian banya (steam room) and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal.
Days 11-12 Tyumen/Trans Siberian Railway
The booming Siberian town of Tyumen has a number of sights to explore including the riverside Trinity Monastery, City Park and the atmospheric central square. The world's most famous train line, the Trans-Siberian is also the longest - winding its way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial cities to the far-flung reaches of Russia.
Days 12-13 Tyumen/Trans Siberian Railway
The booming Siberian town of Tyumen has a number of sights to explore including the riverside Trinity Monastery, City Park and the atmospheric central square. The world's most famous train line, the Trans-Siberian is also the longest - winding its way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial cities to the far-flung reaches of Russia.
Days 13-14 Moscow
Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.
Days 14-15 Moscow
Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.