Code:PMRGolden Ring of Russia 10 Days

Delve deep into Russia on a 10-day escorted tour of St. Petersburg, Moscow, and its Golden Ring towns. See why St. Petersburg is called the ‘Venice of the North' for its mansions, canals and bridges, and uncover its tsarist and artistic heritage at its palaces and museums. Then, view Moscow's sights before admiring the onion-domed churches and medieval treasures of three Golden Rings gems—Sergiev Posad, Suzdal and Vladimir.

 

2019 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT 
$150 off by February 28, 2019

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  • 60 days advanced booking required
  • Deposit $300 per person at reservation required
  • Children (11 years and under) Discount on Land Package: Enjoy full Early Booking Discount if paying 100% of adult price; 50% of Early Booking Discount if paying 90% or 80% of adult price.
     

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Day 1 | USA - St. Petersburg, Russia  

Today, board your flight in the US for St. Petersburg. Your flight might include international stopovers.

Day 2 | St. Petersburg  DH

At St. Petersburg airport, meet your representative and take a sightseeing tour of the city: Russia's second biggest and most beautiful. Established in 1703 by Peter the Great, this handsome metropolis was built to rival the splendor of Europe's great capitals and is characterized by elegant palaces, squares, statues, canals and bridges. Your tour covers the most impressive sight, St. Isaac's Cathedral*. Later, why not join our optional River Neva river cruise to admire St. Petersburg from the water?

Optional Tour: St. Petersburg Neva River Cruise with Guide,

Day 3 | St. Petersburg - Peterhof - St.Petersburg  B,L,D

Today, ride a hydrofoil* to the Peterhof Palace and Gardens*, set on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. Built by Peter the Great as another show of wealth, the palace and its fountain-studded garden make glorious sights. Admire the palace and stroll around the garden's showstopper—the gold-statue-adorned Grand Cascade fountain, constructed to mark Russia's victory over the Swedes in 1709. After lunch, the afternoon is devoted to the Hermitage Museum*, one of the world's greatest art museums. View the highlights of this remarkable repository, which holds works by greats such as da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michelangelo, and whose main building is the Winter Palace, once a residence of Russia's tsars. After your visit and dinner at a local restaurant, transfer back to hotel.

Day 4 | St. Petersburg - Pushkin - St.Petersburg  B,L,DH

Another memorable day of sightseeing starts with a visit to Pushkin, historically known as Tsarkoye Selo. Just outside St. Petersburg, this grand estate boasts two royal palaces, including the Catherine Palace*—its top attraction. Soak in this 18th-century blue-white-and-gold residence and explore its main rooms, including the dazzling Great Hall and Amber Room, the latter coated with amber panels. Later, return to St. Petersburg and enjoy the afternoon as you wish, perhaps exploring more sights or shopping on Nevsky Prospect.

Day 5 | St. Petersburg - Moscow  B,L,DH

This morning, catch the high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow, arriving in Russia's capital after a scenic 4-hour journey and in time for lunch at a city restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour of this 850-year-old city, hearing tales of its turbulent history and rich culture. See treasures such as Red Square, Manege Square, Alexandrovsky Garden and Tomb of Unknown Soldier, together with Tverskaya Street, the Lenin Mausoleum, Theater Square and the GUM department store. Later, perhaps choose to come along on an optional Moscow River cruise—admiring the city's illuminated skyline from a deluxe glass-enclosed boat.

Optional Tour: Moscow River Cruise with Guide ,

Day 6 | Moscow  B,L,D

Continue getting to know Moscow at the newly revamped Exhibition of National Economic Achievements, a throwback to the Soviet era filled with pavilions, museums and monuments. Then, explore some of the city's lavish 1930s metro stations*—built to glorify Stalin's Soviet Union—before an afternoon visit to the walled Kremlin*. Stroll by its rich palaces and monuments, visit a cathedral*, and then explore the Armoury*, home to a magnificent collection of imperial regalia, including tsarist robes and Faberge eggs. Finally, see inside the onion-domed St. Basil's Cathedral* on Red Square before attending an optional Kostroma folk dance or Moscow Circus show tonight.

Optional Tour: Night of Moscow Kostroma Folk Show,

Day 7 | Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Suzdal  B,L,DH

Gaze over villages, forests and fields on a road journey to Sergiev Posad in the ‘Golden Ring'—a chain of historic towns just outside Moscow famous for their architecture from the 10th to the 17th centuries. On arrival in this pilgrimage town—the heart of Russia's Orthodox religion—visit the splendid 14th-century Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius and Trinity Cathedral*, known for its frescoes and icons, and see the Refectory Church and Church of the Holy Spirit. After lunch, continue to Suzdal for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 | Suzdal   B,L,DH

Sometimes regarded as the most beautiful Golden Ring town, Suzdal offers a mix of monuments, monasteries, and churches, all crowned by a 10th-century Kremlin. Go inside this UNESCO-listed complex, once Suzdal's administrative and religious center to take in its Cathedral of the Nativity* and Monastery of St. Euthymius*, and then visit the nearby Museum of Wooden Architecture* to see its outdoor displays of re-assembled medieval wooden peasant houses and churches for an insight into bygone Russian life. Next, visit the Pokrovsky Monastery* before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

Day 9 | Suzdal - Vladimir - Moscow  B,L,D

This morning, travel to Vladimir, another Golden Ring town and a former medieval capital of Russia. Soak up the town's history on a visit to the Cathedral of the Assumption*, and see other treasures including the Cathedral of St. Demetrius and the Golden Gates. This afternoon, return to Moscow, enjoying a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.

Day 10 | Moscow - USA  B

Take your leave of Russia as you transfer to Moscow airport today for your flight back to the US.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show
Departure Date Land Only Land & Air Package Single Suppl
05/10/2019 $2400.00 $3400.00
$700.00
06/07/2019 $2500.00 $3900.00
$700.00
07/05/2019 $2500.00 $3900.00
$700.00
08/02/2019 $2500.00 $3900.00
$700.00
08/30/2019 $2500.00 $3700.00
$700.00
09/27/2019 $2400.00 $3400.00
$700.00

• Advertised Land Package prices are based on per person in double occupancy.

• Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees, not including any baggage fees or seat assignment fees.

• Departures from LAX or SFO, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. 

LAX (May-Jul, Sep) / SFO (Sep) .......................................$200

SFO (May-Jun) .....................................................................$400

LAX (Aug) / SFO (Jul-Aug) ................................................$500

• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

• For details of our Air Policy and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

• All prices are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website at the time of reservation.

• Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices do not include seat assignment fee. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.

Superior Features & Inclusions

  • Services of professional tour director throughout.

  • Guided sightseeing tours with a specialist local guide in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, and Vladimir.

  • 8 nights' deluxe 4-star hotel accommodation.

  • 8 buffet breakfasts at hotels.

  • 7 lunches, plus 5 dinners at hotels and 3 dinners at local restaurants.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk(*) in the tour itinerary.

  • Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg to Peterhof, and high-speed Sapsan train journey in 2nd class from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

  • Group airport transfers on arrival (St. Petersburg) and departure (Moscow).

  • First-class air-conditioned coach touring with professional drivers.

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag, and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Passport registration fees in Russia.

St. Petersburg
Pirogovskaya emb. 5/2, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 194044
+7 (812) 380-19-19
Moscow
Smolenskaya Ulitsa, 8, Moskva, Russia 121099
+7 495 181-58-00
Suzdal
Ulitsa Lenina, 138, Suzdal, Vladimirskaya oblast', Russia 601293
+7 492 312-52-52

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg Neva River Cruise with Guide

Gaze at the sights of St. Petersburg on a relaxing cruise along the River Neva, Europe's third-longest river. Flowing through the heart of the city, the Neva provides a scintillating vantage point for many of its greatest landmarks. Take a seat on board and drink in the splendid scenery, enjoying views of the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Michael's Castle, as well as the domes, bridges and 18th- and 19th-century architecture that have lent St. Petersburg its moniker of the "Venice of the North".

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Charter boat, Local guide, Tips 
Duration: 2 hours


€35
MoscowMoscow River Cruise with Guide

Get to know magnificent Moscow from a different angle on a scenic cruise along the Moscow River. Board a comfortable boat in the heart of the city, and enjoy unimpeded views of the riverfront sights from deck or the indoor areas. Snap photos of the redbrick walls and towers of the Kremlin, and pass landmarks such as the copper-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Peter the Great statue, Novospassky Monastery, and handsome bridges and churches. A great introduction to Russia's historic capital.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Cruise fees,  Local guide, Tips
Duration: 1.5 hours


€35
MoscowNight of Moscow Kostroma Folk Show
€20