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Arrival to Moscow railway station, where will be there to collect you (will need to know train number, platform number, carriage number) and transfer you to your hotel.
Today you have a full days sighsteeing tour with your English Speaking guide for about 6 hours. We enjoy a Metro ride to city centre where you have a city tour (walk at Red square, GUM department store visit, Lenin's mausoleum). You can also opt to visit the Kremlin (territory, cathedrals, Armoury) (With the Kremlin visit you may need to pay an additional AUD$190 total for a local guide - subject to change - for a local guide to tour the Kremlin).
Driving onward to Vladimir, the city which gave way to Moscow as Russia’s capital. Tour the impressive defensive fort built in 1108, the beautiful Assumption Cathedral with frescoes by the greatest of old Russian painters, Andrei Rubliov and the famous Golden Gate. This afternoon head to the beautiful, rural Suzdal. Exploring the town mostly on foot, see the enchanting wooden houses, medieval churches and the Assumption Refractory and prison, built on the order of Catherine II, to house those who committed crimes against the church.
Today we continue exploring Suzdal and visit the Suzdal Kremlin, Museum of Wooden Architecture before travelling onto Kostroma, known as the ‘Cradle of the Romanov dynasty’, as it was home to first Tsar of the Romanov Dynasty. Take a guided tour of this 12th century town which sits on the banks of the Volga River.
Today we visit the Monastery in Kostroma. Then drive to Yaroslavl, which was founded by a Kievan prince. Here we enjoy a city tour including a visit to Elijah the Prophet Church and Spasso-Preobrazhensky cathedral.
Today enjoy the sights of the lakeside town of Rostov Veliky. This historic town is rich in ancient architecture, with many monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Here we enjoy a city tour including the enamel museum and a visit to the Kremlin. Drive to Pereslavl Zalessky for a quick city tour before continuing on to Sergiev Posad to visit Trinity Sergius lavra. This afternoon travel onward to Moscow.
Day at leisure.
Day at leisure.
Today you will be transferred to the airport by your driver (no guide).
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...