Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow G Adventures

Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

Explore world-famous destinations and roads less-traveled on a Backroads of Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow tour. Modern cities and picturesque towns line your path. From the iconic wooden structures of Kizhi Island, Kivach Waterfall and Church on Spilled Blood to a cooking lesson, history of Ivan the Terrible and Master Matryoshka painting class, there are attractions ideal for many interests on this journey.

Folklore, facts and fairytales are revealed throughout this scenic vacation. A stroll through St. Petersburg will show off hidden back alleys and small parks, perhaps Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral complete with stories from your guide. Take advantage of free time and visit the spectacular Hermitage. A walking tour of the Karelian village, Kinerma ends with a cooking lesson to make delicious savory Kalitki and a luncheon. See the gorgeous fountain and monument in Lenin Square. Witness the beautiful Kivatch Waterfall and it's surroundings along the Suna River. The famous wooden village of Kizhi and its beautiful lake views are a very popular site. Visit the stunning home of the Russian Orthodox Church, Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery. Explore Red Square,and see the spectacular treasure trove including Faberge eggs, 18th century embroidery, and gilded royal carriages in the Kremlin's Armoury Chamber. This tour is a must-do for fans of art, culture, history, food and more.


12 Daysfr. $2,099

  • FOODIE MOMENT: Karelian Cooking Class, Kinerma
  • HANDS-ON MOMENT: Matryoshka Painting Class, Sergiyev Posad
  • WALKING TOUR St Petersburg
  • BOAT TOUR Kizhi Island
  • GUIDED WALK Ruskeala Quarry
  • WALKING TOUR Kinerma
  • COOKING CLASS Karelian
  • EXPLORE Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery
  • GUIDED TOUR Pereslavl-Zelesskiy
  • ENJOY Barbecue with local family
  • GUIDED EXPLORATION Alexandrov Kremlin
  • VISIT Red Square
  • GUIDED TOUR Kremlin and Armoury
  • TOUR the Golden Ring
  • SEE Kazan Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral
  • WALK through Kivach Waterfall and Nature Reserve
  • LEARN about Ivan the Terrible's influence in Russia and the Kremlin
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private vehicle, overnight train, boat
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$420-$550 for meals not included
  • Hotel Dostoevsky in Saint Petersburg (2 nights)
  • Hotel Piipun Piha in Sortavala (1 night)
  • Cosmos Petrozavodsk Hotel in Petrozavodsk (2 nights)
  • Overnight train from Petrozavodsk to Moscow (1 night)
  • Hotel Posadsky in Sergiev Posad (1 night)
  • Nicolin Park Guesthouse in Pereslavl-Zalessky (1 night)
  • Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel in Moscow (3 nights)

SAINT PETERSBURG Location Information Description

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Arrive at any time. Meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.

Hotel Dostoevsky

SAINT PETERSBURG Location Information Description

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights. 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.

Breakfast

Hotel Dostoevsky

SAINT PETERSBURG /SORTAVALA Location Information Description

Sortavala, Russia

Enjoy a free morning in the city. Opt to visit the Hermitage Museum or explore on your own. This afternoon, drive to Sortavala (Karelia).

Breakfast

Hotel Piipun Piha

SORTAVALA/PETROZAVODSK Location Information Description

Sortavala, Russia

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.

Location Information Description

Petrozavodsk, Russia

Learn to cook a traditional Karelian pie, "Kalitki," and indulge in local cuisine for lunch. End the day in Petrozavodsk.

Breakfast, Lunch

Cosmos Petrozavodsk Hotel

PETROZAVODSK Location Information Description

Petrozavodsk, Russia

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. Kivach Nature Reserve is a 10-hectare park with hundreds of plant and animal species unique to this Russian region. Visit its namesake waterfall, the inspiration for a famous Russian poem that led Emperor Alexander II to build a road to Kivach.

Breakfast, Lunch

Cosmos Petrozavodsk Hotel

PETROZAVODSK/MOSCOW Location Information Description

Kizhi Island, Russia

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.

Breakfast

Basic Overnight Train

MOSCOW/SERGIYEV POSAD Location Information Description

Sergiev Posad, Russia

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.

Hotel Posadsky

SERGIYEV POSAD/PERESLAVL-ZALESSKY Location Information Description

Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia

Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky 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 dinner and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing. Spend the night at a local guest house.

Breakfast, Dinner

Nicolin Park Guesthouse

PERESLAVL-ZALESSKY/MOSCOW Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

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.

Breakfast

Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel

MOSCOW Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

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.

Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel

MOSCOW Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

In the morning, take a leap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & Armory. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city.

Best Western Izmailovo Vega Hotel

MOSCOW Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

Depart at any time.

Departure Date
Price
Sat, May 28, 2022
$2,099.00
Sat, Jun 11, 2022
$2,099.00
Sat, Jul 02, 2022
$2,099.00
Sat, Aug 13, 2022
$2,099.00
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
$2,099.00

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