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Explore the most incredible places in Russia! Discover the best of Moscow, including the treasure trove of fine art - the Tretyakov Gallery, the Red Square, and the Kremlin. Experience genuine Russia as you explore Irkutsk nearby Listvyanka Village, Taltsy Museum, and the outstanding Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal. As a grand finale set off to the Venice if the North, St. Petersburg and take in the beauty of the Hermitage, Peterhof, Catherine's Palace.

City:
Moscow, Irkutsk, Saint Petersburg
Duration:
13 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$4,998
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the legendary 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.

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Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow

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.

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Day 3
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway 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.

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Day 4
Exploring Novodevichy Convent, Cathedral of Christ the Savior & Flight to Irkutsk

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a guided tour to one of the most beautiful Russia’s monasteries - the Novodevichy Convent.

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Day 5
Irkutsk City Tour

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life.  Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to the hotel where you have some time to rest after the overnight flight. 

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Day 6
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum

Following breakfast you check out and meet your driver who takes you right to the Lake Baikal shore. Upon arrival you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium.

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Day 7
Trip to Taltsy Village

After breakfast you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding.

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Day 8
Flight to Saint Petersburg

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for your flight to Saint Petersburg. Upon arrival your driver transfers you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

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

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.

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Day 10
St. Petersburg 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.

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Day 11
Trip to Peterhof

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.

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Day 12
Trip to Pushkin

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.

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Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg

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.

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Price

$4,498
Deposit $900
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$4,998
Deposit $1,000
Two travelers: double occupancy

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and 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 - Irkutsk and Irkutsk -  Saint-Petersburg;
  • 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, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the legendary 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.

Day 2: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow

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.

Day 3: Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway 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

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Exploring Novodevichy Convent, Cathedral of Christ the Savior & Flight to Irkutsk

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a guided tour to one of the most beautiful Russia’s monasteries - the Novodevichy Convent.

On the way to the Novodevichy Convent, you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

During the tour, you explore the unique interiors of the Convent and visit its Cemetery that is considered one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places. Many famous Russian political leaders, actors, scientists, poets, and musicians are buried there, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Boris Yeltsin. The cemetery has a park-like ambiance, dotted with small chapels and beautiful monuments, that makes you feel like strolling in the park of sculptures.

Today you also 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.

After the tour, you are transferred to Moscow airport for your flight to Irkutsk.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Irkutsk City Tour

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life.  Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to the hotel where you have some time to rest after the overnight flight. 

In the afternoon you are transferred to a city restaurant for lunch. Then you embark on a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions. During the tour, you explore the historical part of the city, including the Epiphany Cathedral, the oldest stone-structure Church of our Savior and the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the Polish Roman Catholic Church. Then you walk through a beautiful Kirov Square and a central Karl Marks Street that will lead you to the Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals.

After the tour the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 6: Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum

Following breakfast you check out and meet your driver who takes you right to the Lake Baikal shore.

Upon arrival you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you explore the famous Shaman Rock, take a chair-lift to the nearby view point to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas Church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and learn different ways of cooking it.

After lunch in a local restaurant you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you enjoy traditional Russian banya at your hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 7: Trip to Taltsy Village

After breakfast you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

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

Optional tour: Lake Baikal Cruise

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8: Flight to Saint Petersburg

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for your flight to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival your driver transfers you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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

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 Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater.

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

Optional tour: Feel Yourself Russian Folk Show, Nikolaevsky Palace

Breakfast is included.

Day 10: St. Petersburg 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

Breakfast is included.

Day 11: Trip to Peterhof

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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 12: Trip to Pushkin

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.

Day 13: Departure from St. Petersburg

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.

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and 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 - Irkutsk and Irkutsk -  Saint-Petersburg;
  • 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, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

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

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Being the most recognizable symbol of Russia in the world, Red Square is an absolute must see when in Moscow. 

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most famous artistic work of architecture set in the romantic Red Square.

GUM, Moscow, Russia Gallery

GUM, Moscow, Russia

The famous GUM is a large department store in the Kitai-gorod part of Moscow facing Red Square.

Christ the Savior, Moscow

Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia

See the 344-feet Cathedral of Christ the Savior - the tallest Orthodox church in the world.

Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow, Russia Gallery

Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow, Russia

One of the highest points in Moscow and one of its most breathtaking places - the Sparrow Hills.

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Over 1000 years of Russia's finest art from Rublev to Shishkin, over 170 000 exhibits of religious and modern art.

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Armoury Chamber, Moscow, Russia Gallery

The Armoury Chamber, Moscow, Russia

History and luxury is revealed inside the Kremlin as the Armoury Chamber displays treasures like Faberge Eggs.

Novodevichiy Convent, Moscow

Novodevichiy Convent, Moscow, Russia

Moscow's most well-known cloister with golden domes, untouched since the 17th century.

Moscow Metro, Russia

Moscow Subway, Russia

Moscow Metro is like a whole underground city that holds the world's largest collection of Stalinist Art.

Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk - the former residence of exiled artists and nobles is a real architectural and cultural treat.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Splendid Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world with crystal-clear transparent water.

Listvyanka Village, Russia

Listvyanka Village, Russia

Tucked beneath the rolling wooded hills that surround Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is a culturally rich and relaxing place.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

The most iconic golden dome of Russia and a landmark of over 150 years of St. Petersburg history.

Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Savior on Spilled Blood stands out in the St. Petersburg skyline with its 5 unique colorful onion-domes.

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Peter and Paul Fortress and its bell-tower symbolize the might and power of Russia.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The world-famous Hermitage Museum is the home to the largest collection of paintings in the world.

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Often called "the Russian Versailles", Peterhof Palace and park complex is a luxurious beauty of Imperial Russia.

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Catherine's Palace aka Tsarskoye Selo is the luxury summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. 

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Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$4,498
Deposit $900
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$4,998
Deposit $1,000