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- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Professionally guided tour
- Visa arrangements
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow’s Bolshoi and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum’s art collection.
Historic & Contemporary
If ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and swirly-spired churches are what you’re after, focus on European Russia. Here, Moscow and St Petersburg are the must-see destinations, twin repositories of eye-boggling national treasures, political energies and contemporary creativity. Within easy reach of these cities are charming historical towns and villages, such as Veliky Novgorod, Pskov and Suzdal, where the vistas dotted with onion domes and lined with gingerbread cottages measure up to the rural Russia of popular imagination.
Arty & Adventurous
Whether you’re a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers. Tread in the footsteps of literary greats, including Tolstoy and Pushkin, on their country estates. Ski or climb lofty mountains in the Caucasus, go trekking or white-water rafting in the Altai Republic, hike around Lake Baikal, or scale an active volcano in Kamchatka – the variety of possibilities will make your head spin.
Off the Beaten Track
Russia’s vast geographical distances and cultural differences mean you don’t tick off its highlights in the way you might those of a smaller nation. Instead, view Russia as a collection of distinct territories, each one deserving separate attention. Rather than transiting via Moscow, consider flying direct to a regional centre such as Rostov-on-Don, Irkutsk or Yekaterinburg and striking out from there. With a welcome spread of Western-style hostels and hotels around the country and the ease of booking trains and flights online, it’s simple to organise this kind of trip yourself.
A Riddle Worth Solving
We won’t lie: bureaucracy and occasional discomfort and inconvenience, particularly away from the booming urban centres, remain an integral part of the Russian travel experience. However, a small degree of perseverance will be amply rewarded: one of the great joys of travel in Russia is being swept away by the boundless hospitality of the people. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Winston Churchill both wrote famous lines about Russia being an enigmatic riddle. Embrace this conundrum and you, too, are sure to find yourself swept away by a passion for Mother Russia.
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Arrival to Saint-Petersburg
Lunch at Indian restaurant
Check in at hotel City tour to Bronze horseman,
Split-Blood Church, Sphynxes, Vasil Island Indian Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
Hermitage museum Indian lunch City tour - St. Isaac cathedral,
Peter and Paul fortress & Savior on spilled blood Indian Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
Shopping tour Lunch at Indian restaurant Free time for leisure/ optional tours
Dinner at Indian restaurant
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to train station
Sapsan fast train Arrival to Moscow
Lunch at Indian restaurant Leisure time Indian Dinner Transfer to hotel
Breakfast at the hotel Kremlin Tour Indian lunch City tour to Moscow University,
Sparrow Hills and Victory Park, Bolshoi theatre Indian Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
City tour to VDNKH Metro tour Indian Lunch
Arbat street Gala Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to airport for your flight back home with good memories
More about Moscow
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With a land area of 17.1 million km², Russia is the largest country in the world. The most visited places in Russia are Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Russia tour packages would be incomplete without Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the current and former capitals of the country. St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Fountain Druzhba Narodov and Kremlin Armoury are some of the major attractions in Moscow. Saint Petersburg famous sights include Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, State Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and more. Russia is known for vodka, bears, aesthetic architecture, art-work, monuments and more. If you are planning your holidays in Russia then remember that you must apply for your visa at least a month before leaving. Getting the visa approved is a long process which takes time. You can also get it done on your behalf from some travel agency as it saves time. You can go through various Russia tour packages from India available for a visit to world’s largest country. It is a charming place to visit.You need at least a week from your schedule to cover all the major attractions in Russia.
Places to explore
You must be wondering about the places to see in Russia during your holidays, here you go.Red Square is a city square and located in Moscow. It is considered as heart and soul of Russia. It is a major attraction point in Moscow. You should visit this place as it is the first stop for any visitor. St. Basil's Cathedral is a church inside the Red Square. Women have to cover their shoulder and head while entering any church in Russia and men are not allowed to enter in shorts. These are considered as basic etiquettes in Russia. Kremlin Armoury is the oldest museum located in Moscow. This museum has a collection of precious items that have been preserved for centuries. These are some of the places not to miss in Moscow.
Saint Petersburg major attractions that you must include on your list are here.Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a church built in Russian style and located in Saint Petersburg.This church was aesthetically built in the memory of Alexandar II. State Hermitage Museum is one of the second largest museums in the world.This wonderful museum represents art and culture of Russia.Winter Palace was the official residence of monarchs of Russia and located in St.Petersburg.
Ideal time to visit
Russia is a cold country.That is why most of the tourists visit in summer. The best time to visit in Russia is from May to October. This is the ideal time as the prices of Russia tour packages increase because the visitors’ crowd is more.The winter season starts in the month of December.Winter does not attract lots of tourists.If you don’t want to spend a lot of money then you can visit in winter as tour packages are affordable during this season.Winter season ends at the end of the month of February.People can enjoy various recreational activities during the winter season as most of Russia is covered with snow.You can book your trip after checking Russia holiday packages.
Famous food and drinks
There are lots of fine places to eat in Russia. Vegetarian food is also served by lots of restaurants.You should try all the unique Russian cuisines including Pelmeni (pastry dumpling filled with meat), Blini (thin pancakes), Borscht (sour soup) and more.
Russia is at the top of the list for consuming alcohol.There is no age restriction for consuming it.But people have to be 18 0r above to buy it.Have you told your plan to visit Russia to your friends or relatives? If yes, they must have asked you to bring vodka for them.Russia is very closely associated with vodka.Here vodka is flavored with spices and herbs.Russian Standard Vodka is the best quality vodka brand in Russia.Beluga Noble, Mamont Vodka, Moskovskaya Osobaya Vodka, Kauffman Soft Private Collection Vintage Vodka and more are some of the branded vodkas you get in Russia.
Want to enjoy the authenticity of Russian cuisine? Then you must go through the best Russia holiday packages.
Facility for Commutation
If you are planning your visit to Russia, do book your flight in advance to avoid problems and increase in cost.Flights in India are available from New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Goa and Bengaluru to spend wonderful holidays with family or friends in Russia.You can check online various Russia tour packages from India and select the best one.You can also plan your trip on your own.
Russia attracts the folks with its culture, art, rich architecture and more.Do carry your all travel documents with you during your journey to Russia sightseeings.Police can ask you anytime during your visit to Russia to present those documents.There is nothing to worry, you just need to be vigilant. Do take your clothes as per the season.As Russia has a cold climate, it is suggested to take light warm clothes in summer. And in winter season do carry all the warm clothes including gloves, scarf, cap, overcoat and boots to protect yourself from harsh winters of Russia.Choose your hotel stay wisely.Your hotel stay should not be so far from the major attractions you have planned to visit as it would add to your cost only.Visitors sometimes face language barrier in Russia.That is why having knowledge of Russian language is an advantage for the visitors as some of the people in Russia do not understand English.An English to Russian dictionary would help a lot during your trip to Russia, so always keep one in your pocket. Always keep travel guide and maps of Russia with you to find your way easily. Have a good time in the world’s largest country!