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Moscow & the Countryside

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,407

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover one of the world’s most beautiful capitals as well as lesser-known wonders within Russia’s “Golden Ring” on this first-class vacation. Visit the Kremlin and learn about vodka in Moscow before touring the religious centre of Sergiev Posad and UNESCO-listed Suzdal.


This 6-day Russian vacation showcases Moscow, Sergiev Posad, and Suzdal. It features first-class accommodations and private tours. 

Your journey begins in the capital of Russia, Moscow, which is one of the centres of world power. After settling into your hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure. The next day, tour the Kremlin, the centre of Russian military and governmental power. You’ll see the Tsar’s Residence, Grand Kremlin Palace, the Communist Congresses Palce, and the head office of the Russian president. You’ll also visit the Kremlin Armory Chamber to see the collection of military arms, treasure from the tsar, and Faberge eggs. Another day, join an expert guide to learn about the Russian spirit of choice: vodka. Enjoy three 50ml samples of premium vodkas and learn about the history and traditions associated with this clear liquor.  

From Moscow, head on the road to the religious centreSergiev Posad, named after St. Sergius, one of the most venerated figures within the Russian Orthodox Church. See his monastery founded in the 14th-century, Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, commonly referred to as the “Russian Vatican.” Continue onward to Suzdal, a beautiful city on the banks of the Kamenka River that captures the particular rhythms of Russian country life, with cowing grazing alongside imperial palaces. Explore the verdant town known as an official “city-museum” due to its over 300 key historical monuments. After exploring the city core, you’ll connect back to Moscow, where you'll spend another night. 

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport to continue to your next destination or return home. 


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,407

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Day 1

Arrive Moscow

Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer to your hotel.

Moscow is the capital of the country and serves as the major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre. As well the capital of the former Soviet Union, Moscow played a significant role in the development of Russia.

The balance of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow

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    Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow



    Radisson Blu Belorusskaya is located in the heart of Moscow, just a few minutes away from Belorusskaya railway station. The hotel also offers access to the Moscow metro, with major destinations such as Red Square and the Bolshoy Theatre just a few stops away. Standard …

    Radisson Blu Belorusskaya is located in the heart of Moscow, just a few minutes away from Belorusskaya railway station. The hotel also offers access to the Moscow metro, with major destinations such as Red Square and the Bolshoy Theatre just a few stops away. Standard rooms offer high-standard accommodation in a contemporary style.

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Day 2

Kremlin and Armory Tour

The Kremlin fortress is a center for so many iconic Russian and communist era monuments that this tour requires at least 4 hours to be explored. You will see the tsars' residence, the Grand Kremlin Palace, Communist Congresses Palace and the head office of the Russian president. The famous giant Tsar Bell and the Tsar Canon will amaze you with their size and grandeur.

The Kremlin Armory Chamber houses one of the most fabulous and valuable collections of arms in the world. The treasures of the tsars on display include gold, silver and jewelry made in the Kremlin workshops and presented to ambassadorial as gifts. Also on display are Faberge Easter eggs, Imperial regalia and thrones, royal carriages and parade outfit for horses, weaponry of the tsar sand coronation attire of the tsarinas. It is definitely not to be missed.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Vodka Tasting Tour

This afternoon, set out to discover one of the most well-known exports Russia has to offer; crystal clear vodka. Setting out with a private guide to lead the way, you'll enjoy three 50 ml vodka samples at a high-end restaurant, accompanied by light snacks. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, you'll be whisked away to sample premium vodka before being returned to your hotel after a few toasts.

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

Moscow to Sergiev Posad to Suzdal

Following breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel (typically close to 9:00 a.m.) and begin the trip to Sergiev Posad alongside your private guide. The town received its name from Saint Sergius, a highly venerated figure in the Russian Orthodox Church who was born in the neighboring town of Radonezh. In the middle of the 14th century, Saint Sergius found what has now become the largest and perhaps most famous Russian monastery; the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. The word "lavra" in Greek means 'most significant monastery', and today, it is a spectacular sight that some describe as the "Russian Vatican". It also holds the Theological Seminary which is an enormous library of religious literature that also features a trove of famous, historical, and artistic treasures. The architectural complex that is the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra was developed over several centuries, though the oldest church on its territory is the Holy Trinity Cathedral (1422-1423), famed for its icons painted by the renowned icon painter Andrey Rublev and the 17th-century frescoes. After touring Sergiev Posad and the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, break for lunch at a local restaurant before traveling onward to Suzdal, where you will spend the evening.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel Suzdal

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    Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel Suzdal



    Modern spa and recreational facilities, international cuisine, and rooms with panoramic views of the River Kamenka and Suzdal Kremlin are available at this 4-star hotel.

    Modern spa and recreational facilities, international cuisine, and rooms with panoramic views of the River Kamenka and Suzdal Kremlin are available at this 4-star hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Baggage storage
    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Gift Shop
    • Heating
    • Laundry Facilities (Surcharge)
    • Parking Facilities (at cost)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wellness facilities
    • WiFi

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Day 5

Suzdal to Vladimir return to Moscow

The first mention of Suzdal was recorded in 1024, and somehow, the city has managed to remain young and beautiful, as it was described then. Suzdal stands along the banks of the Kamenka River and the immediate scenery gives you an idea of the seemingly boundless territory that is Russia. This is a picturesque green town, where you can experience both the typical Russian country life and walks in magical dome convents that seem from a fairy-tale. Inside Suzdal, the atmosphere is as if nothing had changed since the nineteenth century; goats, chicken, and cows graze freely next to the Kremlin and monasteries, and on the grassy lanes. City sights include St. Euthymius Monastery of Our Savior, the Convent of the Intercession, as well as the Museum of Wooden Architecture. An interesting fact is that Suzdal is considered the only city-museum in Russia. This is due to the fact that more than 300 monuments - cultural heritage sites not only for Russia but the world - are concentrated in an area of 15 kilometers. As a result, UNESCO declared the monuments of Suzdal to be a World Heritage Site in 1978. A gorgeous city often overlooked on visits to, after visiting Suzdal, you will be returned to Moscow by your private driver-guide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow

This upscale hotel is located at the heart of Moscow. The property is situated just a short distance away from the Red Square and the Kremlin. Guests will find themselves within easy access of the myriad of attractions that this charming city has to offer. The nearest station, Belorusskaya, is located just a short distance away. Guests will appreciate the elegance and comfort that the rooms have to offer. Those travelling for work purposes will be pleased by the hotel's conference room. Guests can enjoy an invigorating workout in the gym, perfect for those who like to keep in shape while away. The property also features a delightful restaurant and bar, catering for guests' dining needs.

Meal Plan ROOM and ONLY
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Moscow Hotel to Moscow Domodedovo Airport without guide

Duration0 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations in Moscow
  • 1 night in first-class accommodations in Suzdal
  • Private guided Kremlin and Armory tour in Moscow
  • Private guide Vodka tasting tour in Moscow with 3 tastings
  • Private guided 2-day 1-night tour of the Golden Circle, including:
  • Transportation between Moscow, Sergiev Posad and Suzdal
  • Walking tour of Sergiev Posad and the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
  • Walking tour of UNESCO-listed Suzdal
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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6 Dec 2021
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