The Golden Horde | 13-day Private tour to Russia
Trip Overview

The Golden Horde

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 400 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Experience the best of Russia's three capitals: the gorgeous landmarks of Moscow, the spectacular Kremlin of Kazan, the exquisite palaces of St. Petersburg and more during the 13-day private tour.

The Golden Horde

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
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$3,768
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 400 Reviews

Experience the best of Russia's three capitals: the gorgeous landmarks of Moscow, the spectacular Kremlin of Kazan, the exquisite palaces of St. Petersburg and more during the 13-day private tour.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the glorious capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
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.

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
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. Shortly you arrive at the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov. 

Then you have another quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world.

After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Moskva River Boat Ride & Moscow by Night Tour
    Your tour starts in the evening from 1.5 hours boat ride along the Moskva river and a wonderful panoramic city tour. See Moscow in absolutely different evening colors! Total tour duration: 3.45 hours. Guide and transfers are included.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Panoramic City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast you 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 grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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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.

Welcome to Moscow

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

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Moscow
Kazan
1 hr 40 min

Have a short plane connection from the Russian capital, Moscow, to the glorious gem of Tatarstan, Kazan. Your private drivers take you to the airport in Moscow and pick you up in the Kazan airport upon arrival.

Kazan

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Flight to Kazan
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out and your driver takes you to the airport where you take a flight to Kazan.

Welcome to the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Kazan Sightseeing Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
City tour
Tasting

Following breakfast, you then enjoy a panoramic city tour around the most prominent attractions of Kazan, including the Old Tatar Quarter, the Marjani Mosque, the scenic Kaban Lakes, the Millennium Park and Freedom Square.

You are then in for a little surprise. Your lunch program includes a cooking master class where you learn how to make 3 traditional Tatar dishes. After lunch you explore the historical ensemble of the Kazan Kremlin. During the tour, you see the main treasures of the complex, including one of the largest mosques in Russia - the Qol Sharif Mosque, the leaning Soyembika Tower, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Governor's Palace.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Day 7
Trip to Sviyazhsk and Chak-Chak Museum
Day tour
Tasting

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver who take you to the island of Sviyazhsk to enjoy its amazing architectural heritage. Along the way, you have a stop at the famous Temple of All Religions - the unique complex that consists of several cupolas, minarets, and spires representing the architecture of 12 major religions of the world.

Upon arrival at Sviyazhsk, you enjoy a walking tour around its most treasured attractions, including the Dormition Monastery, the Monastery of John the Baptist and the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you proceed to the chak-chak museum. Here you learn the secrets of making the traditional Tatar sweet. You are also invited for tea drinking with chak-chak, baursak, and Tatar pastila.

After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.

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Ramada Kazan City Centre, Kazan
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The cozy hotel Ramada Kazan City Centre is located in the heart of Tatarstan capital, just a 5-minute walk from the central station. Hotel's guests can take advantage of bright air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, an indoor gym, and free parking as well as enjoy the international cuisine at the restaurant.

Welcome to Kazan

As the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan is a glorious city that represents Russia's Tsarist past. With complex palaces, towering churches, and a thriving cultural scene, Kazan is a pure Russian city with incredible beauty and heart.

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Kazan
Saint Petersburg
2 hrs 10 min

Today you take a short plane connection from the capital of Tatarstan to Russia's northern capital, often called "Venice of the north". Your private drivers take you to the airport in Kazan and pick you up in the St. Petersburg airport upon arrival.

Saint Petersburg

third destination
6 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Flight to Saint Petersburg
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out and your driver takes you to the airport. You have a connecting flight to Saint Petersburg with a layover in Moscow.

Welcome to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Tour of the Hermitage Museum & the Savior on Spilled Blood
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.

The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

After a short break for coffee you explore the Palace Square, have a tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Theater.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Feel Yourself Russian Folk Show, Nikolaevsky Palace
    Enchanting festival of Russian spirit "Feel yourself Russian" is performed by a professional folk ensemble at the Nikolaevsky Palace.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

You start the day with a drive along the Summer Garden, and after crossing the Neva River you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterward, you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

After a scenic drive along the University Embankment you have a chance to see the Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great.

A highlight of the day is a guided tour of the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

Before returning to your hotel you see some other major sights as the Mariinsky Theater, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral and the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

  • Optional tour: Rivers & Canals Boat Ride, St. Petersburg
    Visit to St. Petersburg won't be complete without a magnificent boat ride across its numerous rivers and canals that are an inherent part of the romantic image of the city.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
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.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Guided Tour of the Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
    Your private guide takes you to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 12
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby 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 the center of St. Petersburg. This striking example of baroque architecture was once gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. Later on it serviсed as summer residences to many Russian Emperors and empresses who contributed a lot into its development and further beautification.

During the tour, we walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour, you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg
Free Day
Free day

This is the final day of your trip. Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you enjoyed all Russian cities and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
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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.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals as per itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Economy class flight tickets Moscow - Kazan and Kazan - Saint-Petersburg;
  • Unique cooking class in Kazan;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber, Moscow Subway, Chak-chak museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof park and Bath Cottage, Pushkin park and Catherine's Palace;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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, Kazan and St. Petersburg
  • Day tours to Sviyazhsk, Peterhof & Pushkin
  • Entertaining activities, including a cooking master class & chak-chak tasting
  • 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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