Moscow – Tula – St. Petersburg: 9-Nights

Price $3775 10 Days/9 Nights
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Moscow – Tula – St. Petersburg: 9-Nights

$3775 per person


*Prices are CAD per person, land only, based on 2 people sharing

*Pricing is displayed in CAD. At time of booking, payment will be charged in Rubles if you’re paying with a credit card or CAD if you’re paying via international bank transfer at the currency conversion equivalent

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4 pax – $3320

6 pax – $3230

8 pax – $3130

What’s Included:

Accommodation in Moscow in a boutique hotel (TBC but “Pushkin” hotel mostly) in standard double/ twin with breakfasts  ( if it’s 5 people, then 2 twin/ double rooms and 1 single room are calculated). No early check-in or late check out are included.
Accommodation in St. Petersburg in 4* hotel “Golden Triangle” (TBC)  in standard double/ twin with breakfasts  ( if it’s 5 people, then 2 twin/ double rooms and 1 single room are calculated). No early check-in or late check out are included.
Private English-speaking guide services
Private transfers according to the program
Tickets for fast “Lastochka” train from Moscow to Tula and back
Tickets for the fast train “Sapsan” from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Metro tickets for the tours
Entrance fees to museums and a boat
Invitations for a visa
Russian tea with pies during “Moscow metro” tour
Tea and a snack in Tula Kremlin
Food tasting during food market tour
Headsets for groups over 5 people

Not Included:

International Airfare
Visa fees
Meals except for mentioned
Optional activities and additional services

Deposit and Payment Terms:

30% deposit at time of booking

Final Balance due 60 days prior to departure (or full payment due if booking made within 60 days of departure)

*MEMBER BENEFIT: $50 Additional Trip Merchant Loyalty Credit  

Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMRUSSIA

Departure Dates

March to November departure dates!
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Moscow, Russia
  • Departure City
    St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Activity Level
    Low activity level
  • Passenger Limit
    Minimum 2 passengers (private to group options available)
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel “Pushkin” (early check-in is not included)
Our driver will be waiting for you at arrivals with “ExploRussia” placard
Day free---You can take a nice walk around the city center, enjoy a cocktail at one of Moscow’s bars or check out a live folk performance. All depends on your personal interests.

Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: None
Our guide will meet you at hotel lobby after breakfast.
Moscow walking tour “Off the beaten track”(3h) Our walking tour will get you around the main must-sees of the city but keep you away from the huge tourist crowds. Enjoy Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store, Lenin’s mausoleum and the State Historical Museum. Afterward walk along Tverskaya street, pass by secret yards, invisible from the main street, and visit a hidden church which escaped being spoiled during Soviet times purely by virtue of its concealed location. Learn fascinating stories and legends about Moscow and the city center.
Lunch break time--You will take a metro with your guide to Gorky park from where you will carry on on a boat tour. Moscow river tour (2,5 h in summer, 1,5 hrs in winter) Take a relaxing boat-trip on Radisson cruise, which will take you along Moskva-river to see impressive sights from the water. Interesting fact that it regulates the year round and during winter functions with ice-breaker. The boat has a restaurant with a nice menu. During the boat ride your guide will be paying your attention to attractions that you see from the window but also it’s time to ask questions about daily life in Russia: what do people do after work, how different Moscow is from regions, what the prices are, where else it’s worth travelling, etc...After the tour, the guide can take you to the hotel or guide you to a nice restaurant in city center.
Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Our guide will meet you at hotel lobby after breakfast.
Moscow metro and Stalin’s skyscrapers tour (3 h) Hide from the chill and dive into the famous Moscow metro. Stop at the most beautiful stations of the Red, Green and Ring lines ( usually 8 stations). During the tour you will also visit the most spectacular examples of Soviet architecture – famous Stalin’s skyscrapers, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs (outside), Leningradskaya Hotel and a building near Krasnie Vorota (Red Gates) (outside).
After an intensive walk in the metro, enjoy tea with Russian pies in our favourite cafe.
After a food break, your guide will guide you to the Tretyakov gallery.-- Tretyakov Gallery tour (1,5- 2h) Your guide is happy to show you the best of Tretyakov Art gallery. Nowadays it holds the largest collection of Russian fine art in the world along with brilliant masterpieces of iconography and it is open for your judgment and enjoyment. Started in the 1856 by merchant Pavel Tretyakov who had a noble goal of creating and preserving the best masterworks of Russian talents for future generations the art gallery now excites curious minds and is included in every tour of Moscow there is. During Tretyakov’s lifetime he managed to collect more than 2000 art works which are now available for everyone by his generous will. We will show you today something you have heard about all your life - Black Square by Kazimir Malevich, Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov, Holy Trinity by Andrey Rublev and so much more.
After the tour, the guide can take you to the hotel or guide you to a nice restaurant in city center.
Optional and upon availability: ballet performance at Bolshoy theater or Kremlin Palace, or Nemirovicha-Danchenko theater.

Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Local food market tour (3hrs)- You will take a ride to the part of Moscow where tourists would hardly go. It’s not dangerous, it’s just further from the center. :) You will be able to see a building that we call a ship and a building in the form of flower. However, our reason to go there is food. Our degustation menu for the day will include sour, spicy, cheesy and sweet treats for your delectation. We hope you’re hungry! We’ll start with nature’s bounty: Russian honey served with herbs and berries. Next it’s on to appetisers and you’ll try the freshest cheeses and curd from the Caucasian region. Then it’s on to two proper Russian delicacies. First is smoked lard, which sounds a bit odd to the western palate, but trust us, it’s rich, fulfilling and delicious! Then, red caviar from the island of Sakhalin, an absolute must-eat while in Moscow.We’ll then head south to explore our favourite dishes from Uzbekistan and Dagestan, pilaf and chudu (scones) with cheese or pumpkin, finishing off with tea and pies. We recommend the sweet pie with poppy seeds. Yummy! Happy and full, you’ll be guided to the hotel or you can of course stay and shop for tasty souvenirs too!

Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day Trip to Tula
Tula and Yasnaya Polyana tour- You will meet a guide early morning at the lobby, who’ll guide you to the Kurskiy train station and help to find the right train to Tula. The train will be in Tula in about 2 hours, on the way you’ll be able to sleep or enjoy beautiful landscapes. Your local Tula guide meets you when you get off the train. Together, we hop into a taxi towards Yasnaya Polyana. During our 40-minute taxi ride, your guide gives you an introduction to the area, discussing its history and regaling you with interesting facts and stories about the locals over the centuries. We also talk about Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, better known as Leo, often cited as one of the world’s greatest authors. Tolstoy’s house has not been touched since the day he left in 1910, and because of this, it genuinely feels as though you have been transported through time. We spend some time exploring the house, hearing stories about the famous Tolstoy family. we take a walk through the city centre to the most ancient place in Tula — the Kremlin — to hear about its amazing history and to take some postcard-perfect pictures. As you admire the shiny gold domes above you, hear about the dramatic events that took place here. We check out nearby Lenin Square, too, where a statue of the former leader of the Bolshevik Revolution still stands. After soaking up all that captivating Russian history, there is time to enjoy some authentic souvenir shopping with the help of your local guide. If you’re still feeling peckish, we make one last stop for a coffee and a dessert at a popular café within the Kremlin walls.
Then we take a local bus back towards the train station, where your tour guide leaves you once they have helped you locate your carriage. In the evening, you will be back in Moscow. You will need to go back to the hotel by yourself.

Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Private transfer to the train station
Take a fast train “Sapsan” from Moscow to St Petersburg (the journey takes 4 hours, there are morning, day and evening trains). Meet our representative near your car carriage at the station. Private transfer to the hotel “Golden Triangle”.
Leave or luggage at the hotel (or check-in if it’s after 2pm). No early check-in is included. Evening free to breath a fresh air of the city on the Neva river.

Accommodation: Golden Triangle Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
St. Petersburg
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby.
Walking tour at the city centre and to Peter and Paul’s Fortress by metro (the Fortress is included but upon wish). Start your day with a sightseeing tour. Explore the most beautiful and impressive city attractions but also get a more local taste of the city’s life. Pass by small, cozy cafes and indie bars, discover graffiti in the courtyards and by gorgeous side-streets. Walk along Nevsky Prospekt, the main street of St Petersburg, with countless shops, restaurants, and hotels. Visit the Kazan Cathedral – one of the most picturesque churches on Nevsky. Take a picture of the colorful and breathtaking Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood, take in the cityscape from the top of the colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
We will have a lunch break for you to have a snack.
Private guided visit to the Hermitage--- Today visit the Hermitage – one of the biggest and oldest museums of art and culture in the world. Its collections feature over 3 million masterpieces, representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The museum’s main building is the Winter Palace, a former residence of the Russian emperor; you won’t miss it because it’s grand and beautiful.
Accommodation: Golden Triangle Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
St. Petersburg
Free day to explore the city
Accommodation: Golden Triangle Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
St. Petersburg
Guided visit to Peterhof palace ( by car, Peterhof is about 1h away from St Petersburg)-- First thing in the morning you will leave to the Peterhof Palace, commonly known as the “Russian Versailles”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Peterhof is a series of majestic palaces and colorful gardens located near Saint Petersburg: for 200 years it served as a summer residence of the Russian monarchs. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was a setting for majestic receptions, grand festivities, balls, concerts, and masquerades. Visit the Grand Palace, the Mon Plaisir Palace, walk around 150 beautiful fountains and the Upper and Lower Parks, and see the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It’s a magical place with a magical atmosphere!
Accommodation: Golden Triangle Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
St. Petersburg - Depart Home
Private transfer to the airport. The driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby. ( about 4 hrs before the flight but it depends on departure time and the day) We hope you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you back to Russia again!
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMRUSSIA

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