Onion-domed churches, medieval monasteries, traditional crafts and beautifully unspoilt countryside characterise the string of ancient settlements to the north-east of Moscow, known as the Golden Ring. Starting in Moscow, take a detour via these quaint towns and villages en route to St Petersburg - the final stop on the tour.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Gorki Leninskiye, a museum complex in the estate where Vladimir Lenin lived until his death in 1924. Afternoon tour of Moscow. (B, L)
Morning tour of the Kremlin grounds and armoury. Afternoon transfer to the train station for departure to Suzdal. On arrival in Suzdal, transfer to the Sokol Hotel. (B, D)
Morning tour of Suzdal, including the Kremlin, the Cross-Vaulted Chamber, Cathedral of Nativity and the Spaso-Efi mievsky monastery, famous for its delightful bell ringing. Conclude with a visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture (summer departures) or the Gold Room (winter departures). Proceed by road to the town of Vladimir for a tour. Continue to the town of Bogolyubovo to view its outstanding medieval monuments. After dinner, transfer to the station for First Class rail travel overnight to St Petersburg in a two-berth compartment. (B, L, D)
Arrive in St Petersburg and take a city tour. Afternoon visit to Peter and Paul Fortress. Continue to the Radisson Sonya Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)
Morning visit to the vast collection of artwork in the Hermitage museum. Your guide will ensure you see the best of the exhibits. (B)
Morning visit to the immense Catherine Palace in the town of Pushkin including the beautiful Amber Room. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fl y to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or more other parties who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients. The maximum number of passengers per departure is 25. Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Intourist and its cancellation conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This modern glass-fronted property offers comfortably furnished rooms. The hotel is located in the business district of Moscow, 15 minutes' drive from Red Square and the Kremlin. Mendeleyevskaya metro station is located opposite the hotel and allows easy access to many of Moscow's best attractions.
Features: 255 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, fitness centre.
Room amenities: Satellite television, air conditioning, minibar, Wi-Fi,...
Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel is located beside the Kamenka river in Suzdal. Built in a village style with a number of wooden chalet style buildings on two floors, this hotel should be considered tourist class. Room amenities include an en suite bathroom, minibar, television, hairdryer, safe and air conditioning. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving traditional Russian...
Opened in 2009, the Radisson Sonya Hotel, St Petersburg is a design hotel with 173 rooms over 7 floors. The hotel was styled by Swedish design company, Stylt Trampoli AB to reflect the fiction of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Upon entering the hotel's lobby, you will feel you are entering Dostoyevsky's own studio. Book shelves on one side contain no less than 80 copies of Crime & Punishment in different editions and languages, mixed with piles of manuscript paper. Each of the guest room doors feature a plaque with a quotation from his novels in Russian and English, while the writing desks are contemporary replicas of Dostoyevsky's own desk. The carpets in the room corridors are patterned with further text from the books, while the walls feature photos from specific landmarks in St. Petersburg named in the novels. Guests can dine at the Metamorfos restaurant, which contains numerou...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
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