Multi-Day Tour

Backroads of Russia: Saint Petersburg - Moscow (12 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Saint-Petersburg To Moscow, Russia

Valid for Departures: 19 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2019

Backroads of Russia: Saint Petersburg - Moscow (12 days)

Day 1

Saint-Petersburg

Day 2

Saint-Petersburg

Day 3

Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala

Day 4

Sortavala

Day 5

Sortavala/Petrozavodsk

Day 8

Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy

Day 9

Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy/Moscow

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Saint-Petersburg
None None
Day 1 Saint-Petersburg: Arrive at any time.
Day 2
Saint-Petersburg
None Breakfast
Day 2 Saint-Petersburg: Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights. Included Activities: Saint Petersburg Walking Tour
Day 3
Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala
None Breakfast
Day 3 Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala: Enjoy a free morning in the city. Opt for a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum and Armoury or explore on your own. This afternoon, drive to Sortavala (Karelia). Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 4
Sortavala
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Sortavala: Take a boat to Valaam Island and visit the sacred sites of the monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral, Church of the Resurrection, and fairy-tale Gethsemane Skete. Enjoy lunch on the island of a typical meal from the monastery. Included Activities: Valaam Island Boat Tour
Day 5
Sortavala/Petrozavodsk
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Sortavala/Petrozavodsk: 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. Learn to cook a local traditional Karelian pie, "Kalitki". End the day in Petrozavodsk. Included Activities: Ruskeala Quarry Walk Kinerma Walking Tour Karelian Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours)
Day 6
Petrozavodsk, Russia
None Breakfast
Day 6 Petrozavodsk: 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. Included Activities: Kizhi Island Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Day 7
Moscow, Russia
None None
Day 7 Moscow/Sergiyev Posad: 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. Included Activities: The Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery Matryoshka Painting Class Transport: Arrive at the train station in Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 8
Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy: Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalesskiy 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 lunch and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing. Spend the night at a local guest house. Included Activities: Pereslavl-Zelesskiy Guided Tour BBQ with Local Family Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 9
Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy/Moscow
None Breakfast
Day 9 Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy/Moscow: 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. Included Activities: Tour of Alexandrov Kremlin
Day 10
Moscow, Russia
None None
Day 10 Moscow: Enjoy an orientation and walking tour of Moscow, visiting Metro & Old Moscow alleys & red square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city. Included Activities: Red Square Visit
Day 11
Moscow, Russia
None None
Day 11 Moscow: In the morning, take a leap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & Armoury. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city. Included Activities: Kremlin and Armoury Guided Tour
Day 12
Moscow, Russia
None None
Day 12 Moscow: Depart at any time.

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Russia is the world’s largest nation, which means there’s no shortage of things to see or do here. With us, you won’t just stick to the main sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Head beyond these two cities to see Russia’s quieter side in the villages of Petrozavodska and Kizhi Island, or the cluster of ancient towns known as the Golden Ring. Discover standout landscapes like Ruskeala National Park’s marble canyon, or the fairy-tale architecture of Gethsamane Skete. Want a little bit of every...

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