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Welcome to Russia’s famed historical heartland! Airport arrival transfer, hotel check in and overnight. Overnight - Moscow
Today enjoy a guided tour of Moscow's most famous sites - in Red Square see the beautiful St. Basil's Cathedral, with its wildly colourful turban shaped domes, wander around the historic GUM department store and if open, pay your respects to Lenin at the mausoleum. This afternoon explore the grounds of the mighty Kremlin - Russia's powerhouse; visit its gold domed cathedrals, Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Armoury, where you can see incredible jewels and ancient artifacts. Overnight - Moscow
This morning you will drive to Sergiev Posad to visit The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, which is said to be the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. After Lunch you will continue to Vladimir and enjoy a city tour. Vladimir was one of the medieval capitals of Russia. Finally continuing onto Suzdal for your overnight. Overnight Suzdal.
This morning enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Suzdal. Suzdal is a small, picturesque town in the Vladimir region, which is officially protected against unsightly 20th Century development, and loaded to the hilt with old buildings such as the Kremlin and Cathedral. Dating back to 1024, ancient Suzdal forms part of the Golden Ring, with stunning medieval architecture and an astounding number of churches and monasteries, making it a major religious centre in Russia. After lunch you will visit the rural town of Kideksha. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Suzdal.
Leaving Suzdal you will travel to the town of Yaroslavl, here you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city. The historic part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. Later today you will be transferred to the railway station for your overnight Train to St Petersburg. Overnight aboard train.
Good morning and welcome to St Petersburg. Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of this city. Where you will visit the Peter and Paul fortress. The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706-1740. You will also visit St Isaac’s Cathedra. Inside the church many of the icons were created using mosaic techniques and the iconostasis (the icon wall that separates the altar from the rest of the church) is decorated with 8 malachite and 2 lapis lazuli columns. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Famous Hermitage. Overnight St Petersburg.
Enjoy today at your leisure exploring this city the way you want. Overnight St Petersburg.
Sadly you time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...