Moscow, St Petersburg, Karelia & Golden Ring Private Tour
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The Soul of Russia

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Craving for an in-depth exploration of Russia? This private Russian itinerary is what you've been looking for: included Russian visas, best hotels, top guided tours from the Golden Ring towns to Karelia region to all the must-sees of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Get an insight of "Russian Vatican", visit the Vodka Museum and the Imperial Porcelain master class, and more!

The Soul of Russia

16 days4 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
From
$5,312
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Craving for an in-depth exploration of Russia? This private Russian itinerary is what you've been looking for: included Russian visas, best hotels, top guided tours from the Golden Ring towns to Karelia region to all the must-sees of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Get an insight of "Russian Vatican", visit the Vodka Museum and the Imperial Porcelain master class, and more!

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

car
Moscow
Suzdal
3 hrs 20 min
Enjoy your short car ride with a trusted driver from the Russian capital, Moscow, to the heart of the Golden Ring. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous small towns and rural areas.

Suzdal

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad
City tour

Following early breakfast and check-out, your private guide-driver picks you up at the hotel in Moscow and takes you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town.

Day 3
Tour of Suzdal & Vladimir and Return to Moscow
Day tour

After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring. After a lunch break, you are taken to Vladimir to witness unique architectural creations.

Nikolaevsky Posad, Suzdal
4

Nikolaevsky Posad is an elegant tourist complex, located in Suzdal and offering top-notch service and luxury accommodation with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars and private bathrooms with hairdryers. The Art hotel also provides an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna.

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Suzdal
Moscow
3 hrs 20 min
This car ride with a trusted driver along the Russian countryside takes you from the Golden Ring to the capital city, Moscow, and passes and many of the region's breathtaking areas.

Moscow

third destination
4 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Moscow Panoramic City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Day 5
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Day 6
Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Subway Tour & Moscow by Night
Museum
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the nearby subway station to take a short ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life. Then visit the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.

Day 7
Market Tour & Russian Cooking Class
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you meet with our representative and are taken on an exclusive cooking class to get the real taste of Russia.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

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Moscow
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min
Enjoy a fast connection between the Russian capitals in as little as 3.5 hours. The modern Sapsan bullet train is one of the most time-saving and high-comfort travel options with outstanding onboard amenities and comfortable seats.

Saint Petersburg

fourth destination
6 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Train to Saint-Petersburg & Panoramic City Tour with a Boat Ride
City tour
Boat ride

Following breakfast and check-out you take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, you are met by your private guide, who takes you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

Day 9
Imperial Porcelain Master Class & Vodka Museum Visit
Tasting

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and proceed with your private driver to the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Later this day, you have private guided tour of the Russian Vodka Museum.

Day 10
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from St. Petersburg.

Day 11
Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Savior on Spilled Blood & Saint-Petersburg by Night Tour
Museum
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

Day 12
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour

It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! And today you travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars.

Day 13
Day at Leisure & Train to Petrozavodsk
Free Day
Free day

Following breakfast and check-out you have some free time to continue exploring the city on your own or sign up for one of our carefully planned optional tours. In the late afternoon, you have a transfer to the train station for your train to Petrozavodsk.

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
5

The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

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Saint Petersburg
Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 14
Kizhi Island Tour
Day tour
Boat ride

Today after breakfast meet your guide and walk to the pier along the embankment to board a hydrofoil that takes you to the breathtaking miracle of wooden architecture - Kizhi Island, where some scenes of the Anna Karenina movie were filmed.

Day 15
Exploring Karelian Traditional Village Life & Departure to St. Petersburg
Day tour

Following breakfast and check-out, meet your private guide and embark on a tour to the villages of Manga and Kinerma. After the tour, you are taken to the train station where you board a train back to St. Petersburg.

Piter Inn Hotel, Petrozavodsk
4

The comfortable Peter Inn Hotel is a nice property near the central station of Petrozavodsk, offering 180 modern well-equipped rooms with flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, free WiFi and private bathrooms. The hotel also provides 24-hour gym access, a sauna, and a conference hall. 

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Petrozavodsk
Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

sixth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 16
Departure
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing trip to Russia! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
5

The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 5-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and 4-star hotels in Suzdal and Petrozavodsk;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to Sergiev Posad Lavra, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Dormition Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace, Open-air Museum of Kizhi;
  • 1st class tickets for Radisson boat ride on Moskva river;
  • Private boat ride in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Hydrofoil ride from Peterhof to Saint-Petersburg;
  • Business class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Regular class high-speed Lastochka train tickets between St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, the Golden Ring towns, St. Petersburg
  • Day trips to Peterhof & Pushkin
  • Entertaining activities, including a Russian cooking class and Porcelain Master Class
  • Vodka Museum visit and tasting
  • Exploring the Karelia region and Kizhi Island
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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