New Russian Route

Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Family Holidays

Location

Russia

Overview

Explore all the top tourist attractions in Russia with New Russian Route. Book Russia Tour Package for an unforgettable 10 Days Russia Trip. We have designed this 10 Days Russia Tour Package to match your preferred travel style be it Cultural, Nature & Adventure, Festival & Events and Special Interest for a perfect Family Holidays Getaway.

Itinerary

New Russian Route Day 1

Day 1

Welcome to Russia. On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.

New Russian Route Day 2

Day 2

With a local guide we begin the panoramic visit of this beautiful city crossed by the Neva River and built on 40 islands. St Petersburg is the second most important city in Russia and capital of the Russian Empire. This imperial city reveals the history of the Russian tsars through its museums, palaces, and architectural wealth. The visit includes the Peter and Paul Fortress (entrance included), origin of the city. The city is surrounded by numerous palaces. We take an excursion, with a guide and tickets, to the PETERHOF PALACE. This UNESCO heritage of mankind known as the ¨Russian Versailles¨ with magnificent fountains and gardens was one of the residences of the Tzars. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 3

Day 3

Today we have included the visit to the Hermitage Museum, with a guide, a fantastic art museum located in the building that was the Tsars’ Winter Palace. In the afternoon we take the “Sapsan”, the modern highspeed train, and in four hours we cover the nearly 800 km separating the two cities, arriving in MOSCOW and transferring to our hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 4

Day 4

We will start our day with an exciting visit to Russia’s huge capital city. This city unites past, present and future in a very unique way. We will visit the immense avenues, elegant shopping areas, the Red Square where Lenin’s Mausoleum is, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. We will also enter the Kremlin with a visit to two of its main cathedrals. We will try (not guaranteed) to coincide with the ceremonial military parade in Sobornaya Square. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 5

Day 5

We will learn more about the history of Russia and its capital. We will pass by the university viewpoint, with its fantastic view over the city where newly married couples leave flowers (we could go to the viewpoint after Saturday’s visit instead of Sunday) and we will get to know (including entry) the Great Patriotic War Museum (World War II) that also shows us many aspects of the Soviet period. Free afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 6

Day 6

We leave Moscow early and travel towards VLADIMIR, here we visit with a local guide the majestic Cathedral of the Assumption (entrance included) that forms part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. We will then take time for lunch (included). We continue eastwards, stopping in the small town of OROKHOVETS, its walled Kremlin, great views, 17th century monastery, and surroundings that seem to divert from time. We go on to NI ZHNY NOVGOROD, the capital of the federal district of Volga, the fifth most populated city in Russia and the place where Maximo Gorki was born. We suggest strolling walk through its lively streets. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation. Dinner included. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 7

Day 7

We will leave Nizhni on a cable car that flies over the Volga. Leaving the busy roads behind, we continue and encounter large plains, fir forests, lakes, and villages of wooden houses. MAKARIEVO shows us its great 15th century monastery on the banks of the Volga, a beautiful place virtually untouched by tourism. We cross the river Volga by ferry (a crossing of around 20 minutes, cargo ferries cross the river, in very limited conditions). Lunch included. We continue to CHEBOKSARY, the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia, a beautiful and tidy city on the banks of the Volga. Its population speaks Chuvashian, a language of Turkish origin. On arrival, enjoy a small folkloric show (if the group is under 12 people, this show is not given). Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 8

Day 8

We leave for YOSKHAR-OLA, the capital of the Republic of Mari-El. Here the inhabitants, who lived in the forests for centuries, speak a very ancient language derived from Hungarian and Finnish. Its urban centre has been completely transformed in recent years; and is now one of incredible beauty. Here we will take our included lunch. We go on towards the Tartar Republic. We visit SVIJASCHK, an island on the river Volga; declared UNESCO World Heritage, and inhabited in the times of Ivan the Terrible. We will take a walk with a local guide, among its churches and its ancient wooden dwellings. Continuing to KAZAN, and to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 9

Day 9

A full day in KAZAN, the Tartar capital, and a city with just over a million inhabitants. Enjoy visiting wiht a local guide the Kremlin (entrance included) and the city centre in which the mosques rub shoulders with the Orthodox churches. We will also see the House of Lenin (only on the outside, as it is closed on Mondays), a pleasant early 20thcentury traditional dacha. The afternoon is leisure time to explore independently. Overnight stay at hotel.

New Russian Route Day 10

Day 10

This is the last day of your amazing trip. After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and take flight back to india with your CHERISH Memories.

Included/Excluded

Accommodation
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sightseeing
Bus
Cab
Flight
Guide
Visa
Cruise

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events
Special Interest

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