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Essential Russia

Starts: Moscow, Russia
Finishes: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Visit: Moscow, Saint Petersburg

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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This is the perfect tour of Russia's glorious past. Surround yourself with culture, history and breathtaking architecture and get beneath the surface of a country that for so long guarded their treasures from the west.

Highlights

    • Join in local life and customs as you share a meal in a Russian home in the fairytale-like Golden Ring town of Suzdal
    • Soak up the atmosphere of Moscow’s Red Square and Kremlin, which has for centuries been at the very centre of Russian history
    • Marvel at the opulence of Peter the Great’s grand palace gardens and fountains of Peterhof
    • Discover treasure-upon-treasure at the incredible art collection housed in St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of Catherine the Great

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 144953
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Moscow, Russia
Finishes: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (7), Dinner (1)
Accommodation: Feature Stay Moscow Hotel (3 nights),Hotel (4 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,140 ($268/day)

Deposit:

$600 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

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Chris S  

A safe way to see scary Russia, and meet Russians. The itinerary integrates architecture and history, with good opportunities to view art, go to concerts and other live performances. Have a better understanding of Russia and it's culture as a result. Use of specialist guides where appropriate is very good.

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Colleen C  

Although the trip was excellent I feel that we needed 2 nights in Moscow before travelling to Suzdal then 2 nights in Moscow after Suzdal,This would add 1 extra night to the tour.Also the tour of the Hermitage was 4 hours and to long without a break for food & especially water,which could only be purchased inside the Hermitage & we were not given this opportunity.

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Sharon B  

Russia was an amazing destination - and the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides helped to make it a very memorable experience.

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Natalie B  

Essential Russia well planned with knowledgeable local guide.the interests if ghe gfoup were always her primary concern

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Julie D  

Essential Russia gave me an excellent taste of Russia in only 8 days. I went to 3 marvellous shows, one booked beforehand and 2 booked while there by our helpful and enthusiastic guide, Yulia. It was amazing to be there!

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Rod H  

With just 8 days this tour can barely scratch the surface of the Russian experience but it certainly whets the appetite for more. Lots of pre-tour research and maybe even bookings of evening cultural experiences may be beneficial.

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Nicola B.  

GREAT SHORT TRIP THAT GIVES YOU A TASTE OF RUSSIA. LOCAL GUIDES ARE FANTASTIC AND SO KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THEIR HISTORY. ONLY SHORT TRAIN TRIPS AND BUS RIDES SO NO WASTED TIME. FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING OR VISITING PLACES NOT ALREADY INCLUDED ON THE TOUR.

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Sarah W.  

This trip was a fantastic taste of Russia - all the highlights were covered. It's good to have a few extra days in Moscow and St Petes as there is just so much to see. I loved it and want to go back!

Tour Operator

Peregrine Adventures

Our name stems from the word 'Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we've broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

We are a company built by travellers for travellers. Take a walk around our offices and you’ll see the empty desks of people out on trips, or hear people swapping stories about a place they have just visited. Land at your destination and discover your tour leader is local to the region.

Wherever you travel with us we’ll take you to the major highlights as well as along the route less taken. This gets you closer to the local people and the culture you came to discover. We promise to share our knowledge and expertise with you, and ensure you will come home with stories you will tell for years to come.

In Business Since 1977

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http://www.peregrineadventures.com

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