Russia Experience

Russia Experience information and booking

from
$3950
  • Duration
    14
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Moscow
Accommodation
Homestay, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Budget
Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum
Transportation
Bus, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private minibus, Taxi, Train, Underground/Subway

Highlights

Take a walking tour of scenic St Petersburg , Try your hand at painting Russian matryoshka dolls in Suzdal, Indulge in a relaxing Russian banya in Pokrovskoye, Hear the chilling story of Russia’s last royal family in Yekaterinburg, Visit the birthplace of the mysterious Rasputin, Feel the warmth of a Siberian homestay, Discover the rich history of Moscow’s Red Square

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel to Russia and experience a country where extreme landscapes, diverse cultures and turbulent histories coexist. From Siberia’s rustic villages 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 1-2 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.
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 4-6 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 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 10-11 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 12-14 St Petersburg
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.