7 Days 6 Nights
This grand tour begins with a visit to the Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora, the biggest memorial complex in Moscow, became a Single Symbol of Double Victory in both the Great Patriotic War and in the tourism sector.
This is followed by a mesmerizing visit to the most famous squares in Europe, Kremlin and Red Square, which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1990.
This is followed by a Marvelous Moscow Metro Tour filled with urban legends and interesting stories.
The Moscow City Orientation Tour comes next, but comes first in touching your “Inner Hearts via Outer Landmarks”
Arabat Street’s excursion visit, a visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and finally a visit to Izmailovo Flea Market are the added attractions of this wonderful package.
This package also includes a SAPSAN Train Ride from Moscow – St. Petersburg in economy class and many more.
A local English speaking guide will assist you during the tour.
Arrive Moscow Internation Airport, Enroute orientation tour Short orientation tour that will make a first impression of the city with its glamour and memorable sights. Visit to Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora Constructed in honour of Russia’s victory in the Great Patriotic War, Park Pobedy offers powerful reminders of Russia’s suffering during the war as well as providing views over the skyscrapers of Moscow. The entrance to the park is marked by a long promenade surrounded by fountains, which leads up to a 142-meter high obelisk covered in representations of scenes from the war. Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Transfer to the hotel for check-in Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel Visit of the Red Square and Kremlin Red Square is regarded as one of the most famous squares in Europe and the world. In addition, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Enjoy the picturesque squares and Cathedrals inside of the Kremlin. Metro tour You will see the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow built under Stalin: Komsomolskaya, Revolution square, Novoslobodskaya, Mayakovskaya. Our guide will tell fascinating stories and secrets hidden underground, urban legends and funny stories. Moscow City Tour orientation tour that will take you around the city and cover Moscow’s landmarks from outside: Moscow University, Ostankino Tower, Seven Sisters, Peters Statue, New Maiden Convent, The White House of the Russian Federation, Moscow’s boulevards, Sparrow Hills. Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Transfer to the hotel Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel Excursion Visit of Arbat street We invite you to the walking tour of the Arbat street. It has existed since at least the 15th century, which makes it one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital. Visit of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior The Cathedral of Christ the Savior of Moscow is the most important cathedral in Moscow, even before the Cathedral of Saint Basil, with a unique and bizarre history that dates back to the nineteenth century and still continues to this day. In addition, it is the highest orthodox temple in the world. Visit of Izmailovo flea market Izmailovo became an art market where paintings, crafts, souvenirs were sold on the Serebryanka river bank in the XVII century. Besides, there was so called grannies' stuff: pharmacy vessels, empty perfume bottles, nacre buttons and many other used things. Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel Check out Meet with our English-Speaking guide and departure to the railway station Departure to St. Petersburg by SAPSAN train Arrival to St. Petersburg Meet with our English-Speaking guide at railway station Transfer to hotel for check-in Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel Excursion City tour with photo stops This orientation tour that will take you around the city and to the famous stops and buildings of St. Petersburg: Nevsky avenue; the Bronze Horseman; Blood of the Savior Cathedral and the majestic Isaac Cathedral will also be covered in the tour. Visit to Hermitage Visit one of the biggest museums in Europe, which is also one of the most unique in terms of the heritage and being a home to Tzars of the past. Visit of Nevsky prospect The Nevsky today functions as the main thoroughfare in Saint Petersburg. The majority of the city's shopping and nightlife takes place on or immediately off Nevsky Prospekt. Visit to the Kazan Cathedral Kazan Cathedral is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church; it is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, one of the most venerated icons in Russia. Neva River Cruise, you can gather a whole new experience of cruising in the water and looking at the historical city around. You will also get to know some interesting stories related to the history and tradition of Russia when you will Cruise into the water. The cruise trip will take you close to a number of scenic attractions as well as famous landmarks where you can marvel with your loved ones. Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel Check out Meet with our English-Speaking guide Transfer to the airport
Russia is the largest nation in the world and it has wide range of options to explore. The entire country still flourishes in its rich culture and heritage, simultaneously developing in terms of infrastructure, technology and trends. This country is surrounded by European as well as Asian countries, so it sports a unique culture. The tourist places in Russia is a paradise for history lovers as the various monuments and sites that each have a story to discover. The country also flourishes in ancient art styles, being a treat for artistry tourists. Each region of the country has a historical story and deserves separate attention. It is very important to note the climate of Russia and plan your visit accordingly as many attractions and places are subject to seasonal changes and you might miss out on them. There are about 23 UNESCO World heritage centres with a few more lined up as a tentative list and hence the culture and heritage attracts tourists all over the world. The tourism industry has seen a big boom in the recent years. While most of your time will be occupied by visiting the heritage sites, do not miss the local street markets and food that will have you in for surprise. The food of Russia is definitely unique and will have your taste buds in for a surprise. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that bureaucracy and occasional inconveniences may come in your way, especially in places away from the urban cities and thus it is important to keep in mind certain do’s and don’ts during you visit there. You plan your trip well and ensure you have a fun, fulfilling and safe trip.
The best time to visit Russia is during the summer months that extend from May to October. That is because Russia is one of the coldest countries in the world and it is important to note the climate well in advance and then plan a visit accordingly. As many places and attractions are subject to various seasonal changes you definitely do not want to miss out on them. You can also plan a visit during the spring time as the summer months happen to be high travel season for tourists that make the country a crowded destination. So, if you desire a good time but amidst lesser crowds then plan your visit during spring.
The easiest and best way to reach Russia is by taking a flight to reach Moscow. Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport is the major airport and there are many direct flights from various countries that land here. You could also reach Russia via the Volga-Baltic waterway if you are coming from Europe. And, again if you are coming from Europe, you can reach Russia through the Russian Railways. But, if you are going from India for instance, then the best way to reach Moscow would be to take a direct flight via the Russian Airline named Aeroflot and reach the International Airport of Sheremetyevo. It would take about six hours to reach Moscow.
Yes, you require a visa for visiting Russia because there is no option of visa on arrival. And, you can get a Russian Visa by visiting the nearest consulate in your city. You will require specific documents for the process of visa and those include confirmed tickets, passport validation, and stay confirmation. In about twenty days you will get your visa but you must apply well in advance because visa processing takes time. You have to download the application form and reach the Russian Consulate for further processes and interviews.
No, traveling to Russia is not that expensive as compared to other countries of Europe. Russia is cheaper for the Indians as you could expect to shell out anywhere close to 6000 INR per day. And in dollars that amount would be around 49 US dollars a day.
Yes, Russia is safe for tourism because you will never come across any news of violent crimes committed in broad daylight. But, having said that no country is free of crimes so you may encounter petty crimes like pickpocketing. Take basic precautions and you are good to go.
Seven to ten days are more than enough for a thorough Russia tour. During this span of time you can visit the Russian Capitals, Moscow and St Petersburg without overcoming any hassles.
The Russian Currency is called Russian Ruble and the code of the currency is RUB. 1 RUB= 1.13 INR while 1 USD = 57.98 RUB. You can easily get your money exchanged in bureaus of airport exchange, hotels, and banks. It is vital to remember that exchanging money with the Russian street vendors is illegal, unlike other countries. You also cannot trade with Euros and US dollars, transactions will happen through RUB.
1. Drink liquor at Kot Schrodingera: You must experience unconventional cocktail servings at the zestful yet unusual bar of Kot Shredingera. Every drink has a unique taste, colors and the serving cups are contrasting and unusual. 2. Visit the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow: Catch some of the most refined classical musical performances by Romantic composers in this mega amphitheater. 3. Enjoy the music and dance scene at Krysha Mira: The atmosphere at Krysha Mira is invigorating and if you desire to witness the river and cities bird’s eye view or soak in some foot tapping electronic music scenes, then this club is for you. 4. Night stroll in the Red Square: Enjoy a liberating and free stroll at night in the Red Square that houses some of the popular landmarks like St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and Kremlin. 5. Catch art performances and shows at the Bolshoi Theatre: If you are a fan of theatrical performances or performing arts then you cannot miss Moscow’s Legendary Bolshoi Theatre that hosts several classic orchestral music and Russian opera performances. 6. Experience nightlife at the SOHO Rooms: SOHO Rooms is one of the most upscale and glitzy nightclubs that presents you with the ideal escape with their cutting edge light and sound systems, disco room, bar, and restaurant. 7. Photograph at Gorky Park: When Gorky Park hosts no fun fairs, festivals, and open concerts in the evenings you can make the most of the dazzling ambiance there. Enjoy a long and quiet stroll while clicking pictures.
1. Moscow: On the “Golden Ring” road trip route, you will come across Moscow that houses the mighty city square called the Red Square, the Moscow Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre and other iconic locations. 2. Plyos: When you go road tripping you will come across the charming Plyos. It is a city that is situated on the Volga River and is known for its art museums. 3. Vladimir: During the road trip in the city, you will stop at the destination of Vladimir that is a must visit for any art connoisseur as it houses fashionable cafes, golden domes and ancient churches. 4. Suzdal: Very near to Vladimir this picturesque and small beautiful town of Suzdal is one of the most hospitable cozy cities with monasteries, churches, and wooden houses galore. 5. Yaroslavl: Yaroslavl is a site of world heritage. And, it is known for the religious architecture of Assumption Cathedral’s gilded towers, planetarium, and numerous theaters. 6. Kostroma: Standing on the Volga River’s banks, the city of Kostroma is considered a paradise for lovers of history and art as there are the Romanovsky Museum, Ipatiev Monastery, and Russian-style buildings.
Yes, it is advisable to have some vaccines taken before your travel to Russia. Apart from the routine background vaccines such as tetanus, some of the other vaccines recommended are : typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and Tick-borne encephalitis.
The local language used to communicate in Russia is Russian. It can be quite difficult to communicate with the locals without knowing the language. It is advisable to have an English speaking guide with you at all times or if you feel privacy would be invaded that way, carry a Russian dictionary/language book along with you to make it easier. Some common phrases that may be useful to you during your travel are: Hello - Zdravstvuyte Thank you - Spasibo Good morning – dobroye utro What is the price of this?– Kakova tsena etogo? How far is this place? – naskol'ko daleko eto mesto? How are you – Kak dela?
There are numerous heritage sites in Russia that travellers can visit. Some of them are also certified UNESCO heritage sites and the top ones are: Convert your cash to Russian Ruble before getting there and always have the local currency in hand. Don’t carry too much cash in your wallet. Carry a Russian dictionary or book that will help you communicate – or hire a local English speaking guide. Bargain your fares with the taxi driver.