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Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

12 Days

What's included

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Private vehicle, overnight train, boat.
Hotels (9 nts), guest house (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).

Trip Comfort


Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Russia is the world’s largest nation, which means there’s no shortage of things to see or do here. With us, you won’t just stick to the main sights in Moscow and St Petersburg. Head beyond these two cities to see Russia’s quieter side in the villages of Petrozavodska and Kizhi Island, or the cluster of ancient towns known as the Golden Ring. Discover standout landscapes like Ruskeala National Park’s marble canyon. Want a little bit of everything? You’ll find it in Russia.
Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow
12 Days


  • Arrive at any time.
  • Get to know St Petersburg with a morning walking tour visiting some of the city's highlights.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free morning in the city. Opt to visit the Hermitage Museum or explore on your own. This afternoon, drive to Sortavala (Karelia).
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • In the morning, transfer to Ruskeala to visit stunning marble quarries, the source of stone for St Petersburg palaces. Transfer to the traditional Karelian village of Kinerma and enjoy a walking tour of the village. Learn to cook a traditional Karelian pie, "Kalitki," and indulge in local cuisine for lunch. End the day in Petrozavodsk.
  • This morning, head out for a guided tour of Petrozavodsk, named after Peter the Great. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then spend the afternoon exploring old-growth Russian forests on a walk through the Kivach Waterfall and Nature Reserve. Transfer back to Petrozavodsk for the night.
  • Take an early morning drive to the boat for a trip to Kizhi Island. Visit the wooden village and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful lake. This evening, board an overnight train to Sergiev Posad.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Arrive into Moscow and transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Explore the sacred Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery. Later, participate in a Master Matryoshka painting class.
  • Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky and enjoy a guided city tour. Opt to visit one of the many historical museums in the city. Drive to the shore of the lake for a BBQ dinner and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing. Spend the night at a local guest house.
  • After breakfast drive to Alexandrov. Enjoy a guided tour of Alexandrov Kremlin, the former residence of Ivan the Terrible. In the afternoon, drive to Moscow.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy an orientation and walking tour of Moscow, visiting Metro, Old Moscow alleys and the Red Square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city.
  • In the morning, take a leap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & Armoury. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city.
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: arsm