Russia has a formidable pool of recreational resources, including natural landscapes of endless variety and inimitable beauty, monuments of history and cultural heritage, unique engineering structures, and unmatched cities, towns and smaller communities.Within this vast expanse lie the largest freshwater lake in the world, rivers and forests teeming with fish and wildlife, awe inspiring volcanoes, and towering mountains. Russia is the largest country of the Earth, with enormous tracts of land, its natural and cultural heritage waiting to be discovered.
Russia Tour Package (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Day 1 Moscow
On arrival in Moscow your guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel. On the next morning, Russia tour will start.
Day 2 Moscow
This morning start exploring the city with a visit to the magnificent Kremlin and the Armoury Museum. The afternoon is at leisure - we suggest visiting the nearby Gorky park. This evening we can arrange circus tickets for Chocolade at Nikulin Circus.
Day 3 Moscow
This morning visit the Central Museum of Armed Forces - perfect for the boys in your family. Alternatively if that does not appeal we can arrange a visit to a gallery.
Day 4 Moscow, St Petersburg
After a leisurely morning transfer to the station for your journey to St Petersburg. On arrival your guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Day 5 St Petersburg
Start exploring the city with a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress today - the birth place of St Petersburg. Onsite the fortress is the impressive Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 6 St Petersburg
This morning take a tour of the Hermitage with your guide - with the possible exception of the Louvre, there is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Afternoon is free if you want to continue browsing. In the evening we can arrange ballet tickets.
Day 7 St Petersburg
Today visit the beautiful fountained gardens and palace of Peterhof - the Summer residence of Peter the Great. You will travel there by hydrofoil for spectacular views of the city and return to your hotel by car.
Day 8 St Petersburg
Your journey ends on a high note - a drive out from the city takes you to the staggeringly opulent Tsar Village, where you visit the Summer Palace of Catherine the Great. From here you continue to the airport for your return flight to London.
Points of Interest
One of the most notable features of present day Russia is a renewed celebration of the wealth of its past and its potential for the future.
- The Kremlin
- Red Square
- Fine Arts & Museums
- Old Moscow
- Mementos of the Soviet
- Christ the Savior Cathedral
Foods in Russia
The kind of food visitors will eat from day to day depends on which city they are visiting and the time of year. Breakfast is often similar to that eaten in Scandinavian countries, with cold meats, boiled eggs and bread served with Russian tea. For the midday and evening meal, food is often more traditional, again depending on the region. Some form of soup is still a common staple meal. In Moscow, St Petersburg and many other larger cities, good quality (if expensive) international cuisine and fine dining eateries are readily available.
- Kasha (porridge) is a staple breakfast dish, made with milk and oats, buckwheat or semolina.
- Blini (small pancakes filled with caviar, fish, melted butter or sour cream).
- Ponchiki (hot sugared doughnuts).
- Pirozhky (fried rolls with different fillings, usually meat).
- Borshct (a beetroot soup served hot with sour cream).
- Pelmeni (meat dumplings).
Russsia Shopping and Nightlife
Russia tour package allows you to come along way since the days of long queues and Soviet-style counter service, and the country is now something of a shopping heaven. Whether your tastes are expensive or more inclined to finding a bargain, everyone is catered for in equal measure - it that has vigorously embraced the market economy, and thus its possible to get most things most of the time. A wide range of goods can be bought at outdoor markets, shopping centres, local shops and hypermarkets. Watches, cameras, wines and spirits, ceramics and glass, jewellery, toys and a good selection of porcelain may be bought in Moscow and St Petersburg, as can caviar and vodka at very reasonable prices.
Russia reputation for providing a hedonistic nightlife second to none is richly deserved. There are a wealth of nightclubs and bars to meet all needs, particularly in Moscow, St Petersburg and other larger cities. New venues pop up at the same speed with which others vanish, however presently in Moscow the following come highly recommended: Solyank (attracts a very cool crowd), Rodnya (young edgy crowd), Simachev Bar (provides tasteful decadence) and the Strelka Bar (attracting the older intellectual set). In St Petersburg head to Groboedov (now legendary and very fashionable), Purga (where its New Year Eve every day of the year), Dom Beata (for the hipsters) and Jesus (for techno).