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Welcome to Russia and the start of your long weekend! Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel and check in.
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.
Free day to explore.
Today drive to Vladimir, the city which gave way to Moscow as Russia’s capital. Enjoy a guided tour of the 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.
Drive to the beautiful, rural Suzdal. Exploring the town mostly on foot with a local guide, 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. Suzdal is also famed as a place of exile for many Russian ladies of noble birth, including Peter the Great’s first wife
Free morning to explore. This afternoon drive back to Moscow.
We say good bye with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...