If ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and swirly-spired churches are what you’re after, focus on European Russia. Here, Moscow and St Petersburg are the must-see destinations, twin repositories of eye-boggling national treasures, political energies and contemporary creativity. Within easy reach of these cities are charming historical towns and villages, such as Veliky Novgorod, Pskov and Suzdal, where the vistas dotted with onion domes and lined with gingerbread cottages measure up to the rural Russia of popular imagination.
Whether you’re a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers. Tread in the footsteps of literary greats, including Tolstoy and Pushkin, on their country estates. Ski or climb lofty mountains in the Caucasus, go trekking or white-water rafting in the Altai Republic, hike around Lake Baikal, or scale an active volcano in Kamchatka – the variety of possibilities will make your head spin.
Russia’s vast geographical distances and cultural differences mean you don’t tick off its highlights in the way you might those of a smaller nation. Instead, view Russia as a collection of distinct territories, each one deserving separate attention. Rather than transiting via Moscow, consider flying direct to a regional centre such as Rostov-on-Don, Irkutsk or Yekaterinburg and striking out from there. With a welcome spread of Western-style hostels and hotels around the country and the ease of booking trains and flights online, it's simple to organise this kind of trip yourself.
We won’t lie: bureaucracy and occasional discomfort and inconvenience, particularly away from the booming urban centres, remain an integral part of the Russian travel experience. However, a small degree of perseverance will be amply rewarded: one of the great joys of travel in Russia is being swept away by the boundless hospitality of the people. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Winston Churchill both wrote famous lines about Russia being an enigmatic riddle. Embrace this conundrum and you, too, are sure to find yourself swept away by a passion for Mother Russia.
- 04 N Russia: Hotel as mentioned above or similar with ABF
- All program as per itinerary
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel
- Round Trip air ticket
- Russia Visit Visa
- Welcome KIT upon arrival
- All Transfer PVT
- All government charges
- All Tours
- All Taxes
- Any optional tours mentioned in the itinerary
- Telephone expenses
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Any personal belongings
- Any thing not included in the inclusions
Day 1Arrival at Moscow and Transfer to Hotel
Meet at Arrival Hall, Transfer to Hotel
Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
Day 2Explore Beautiful Moscow
Buffet breakfast at Hotel
10:00 Proceed for city sightseeing tour with English Speaking Guide Including Tverskaya street, emblem of Moscow, Christ the savior church,
New Maiden’s convent, Victory Park, Sparrow Hills, Moscow state university ( stallin skyscrapers) White House etc.
Post city tour we explore the underground Palace of Russia “The Metro tour” If you wonder why Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is for you! It constitutes a vast museum of underground palaces with impressive interiors, statues and reliefs, monumental and decorative compositions(paintings, mosaics, stained glass and painting) and numerous labyrinths. During the tour you will visit the most remarkable stations like Komsomolskaya, Krupskaya, Kievskaya and others, with the experienced guide who will bring you a full insight into their fascinating history.
Day 3Moscow - St. Petersburg
Depart from hotel to Railway station for Sapsan train, Transfer from Moscow railway station – St. Petersburg by sapsan train-Meet Sapsan-the most convenient way to travel between Moscow & St.Petersburg
Transfer from Train Station and Check In at the Hotel
Rest of the day on your Own
Day 4Explore St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at Hotel
11:00 Enjoy a private 3HRS sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg and drive through the historical center to get spectacular views of the Neva River, Griboyedova Canal and Moyka River. Gaze at the many romantic bridges that connect the city’s islands, including the largest island of Vasilev sky and the smallest of Zayachy. Drive down Newsy Prospect, St.Petersburg’s most famous avenue, planned by Peter the Great. Admire one of the world’s great art museums from the outside, as you pass the grand facade of the Hermitage at the Winter Palace.
Marvel at the domes of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church on Spilt Blood and many other religious monuments. Discover where Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Rasputin and numerous Russian princes and counts lived.
Evening cruise one hr
Day 5Departure Back to your home land
Meals: Breakfast and be ready at lobby for your departure flight with sweet memory.
St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia's cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.
Russia visa checklist
1. Original Passport with minimum 6 months of validity
2. Bank statement of 3 months transaction with closing balance minimum 3 lakhs.
3. Passport sized photo with clear white back ground – 2.5 ×2.5 photo
4. Visa cover letter (Request letter for embassy) - We will make it
In case of Business owner:
5. Owner ship proof of your company.
6. Company registration certificate
7. PAN/VAT associated with the company
8. TAX clearance paper of company
9. 6 months bank statement of company
In case of Employee:
10. Salary certificate from your working office
11. Work experience letter
12. Leave letter from company.