Russia holiday, Moscow to St Petersburg

“A good value cultural tour of Russia, from Moscow to St Petersburg, staying in hotels and taking an overnight train between Moscow and Veliky Novgorod. You won’t feel as if you are rushing Russia though, but wend your way through many wonders in a week. ”

Highlights

Moscow | State History Museum | St Basil's Cathedral | Red Square (Krasnaja Ploshad) | Overnight train to Veliky Novgorod | St Sophia's Cathedral | St Petersburg | Winter Palace | Church of the Spilt Blood | Hermitage Museums

Description of Russia holiday, Moscow to St Petersburg

This week long Russia holiday is the perfect introduction to the country’s iconic sights, in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. The current and former capitals. Starting in Moscow, this small group, guided holiday gives you a chance to see some of the city’s iconic spots such as Red Square, Lenin’s mausoleum, the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral and so much more.

We take an overnight train to Veliky Novgorod, the journey being an experience in itself. Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia and sometimes called the Birthplace of Russia. One of its most stunning buildings is St Sophia’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Russia.

The final two days of this trip are spent in St. Petersburg, celebrated for its neo-classical architectural, Venetian-style canal network and history of ’beaux arts’. The world famous Hermitage Museums are the centre point of its cultural heritage, but it is also a fascinating port town located on the Neva River which leads out into the Baltic Sea. It is, of course, named after its founder, Tsar Peter the Great. And it most certainly is great.

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02 Apr 2021
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16 Apr 2021
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Small group adventure holiday

Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
This tour travels by overnight train and by making use of local infrastructure we minimise our environmental impact on the area. When travelling within Moscow and St Petersburg we use the local metro which ensures we are not adding to road congestion and CO2 emissions caused by vehicles and also allows our travellers to get a feel for what it is like for locals living in these cities and really get a grounds-eye view of the culture and environment.

We have a full responsible travel policy available on our website and linked to pre departure information sent to passengers before they travel. This sets out our environmental policy including advice and best practices, including not littering, not defacing monuments and not taking souvenirs such as rocks or stones from protected sites.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Through the tour leader, travellers are introduced to many local restaurants, encouraging patronage of these establishments over large franchise restaurants. This allows travellers the chance to sample local fare, cooked by Russians, and get a genuine cultural experience. We encourage our travellers to learn some words of the local language to help facilitate their travels and as a show of respect for locals. By staying in locally-owned hotels travellers have the opportunity to practice some of their language skills and meet some locals during their trip.

The tour leader will brief the group on local etiquette, such as clothing required and behaviour expected by visitors when visiting churches, tombs and other sacred places. Travellers are encouraged to learn about the culture and history of the area and are shown locations such as museums where this is possible, to gain better insight and international understanding between cultures.

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