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Russia Golden Ring 11-Day Tour

Tour Code: S17 RUS11
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Travel by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow for safety and comfort
Enjoy varieties of meals: traditional Russian cuisine & Chinese Cuisine (8 dishes & 1 soup)
Visit Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) with 2.8 million masterpieces on display
Amber Hall in Katherine Palace decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirror
Cruising along river Neva with beautiful scenery
Petershof Palace, also known as Russian Versailles. It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from the attack by the Swedish
Gala dinner with Russian Folk Dance at Nicholas Palace
Red Square & Kremlin: “Red” in Russian means beautiful. The Kremlin–currently is the official residence of the President of Russia, both are UNESCO Heritage Sites
St. Basil’s Cathedral: Russian Orthodox Church with colorful onion shaped domes, a unique architecture in Russia
Metro station—an elegant architectural station with marble and bronze statues, stained-glass window and beautiful mosaics.
Moscow River Dinner Cruise: enjoy dinner with spectacular scenery
Special meal arrangement at luxury Tvrandot Restaurant, the décor is Baroque style with hand- painted furniture, gilded light fixtures and frescoed cupola ceiling.
Segiyev Posad (Soviet name: Zagorsk)–UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. A religious city with Orthodox monastery that functioned as military feature in the past
Vladimir & Suzdal: both towns were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because they preserve several finest monuments of white-stone medieval architecture
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

Golden Ring of Russia: 

Golden Ring includes seven historic Russian cities, located northeast of Moscow. Segiyv Posad, Vladimir & Suzdal are the most visited destinations among Golden Ring. These ancient towns also played an important role of Russian Orthodox Church and significant events in Russian history. 

Segiyev Posad:  Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox churches. The Monastery was built in the 1420’s with gleaming white exterior topped with gold domes. Segiyev Posad Is also famous for Nesting Dolls.

Suzdal: It was once the capital of several Russian principalities. The city retains a rustic old Russian atmosphere with much early Russian architecture.

 Vladimir: was founded in 1108 by Vladimir Monomakh.  You can still find many buildings remain medieval architecture structure. Two most famous sites are: Cathedral of St. Demetrius & Cathedral of the Assumption. Vladimir is also an industrious town of textile, electronic

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Entrance Fee & Transportation Included  

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Day 1

USA /St. Petersburg, Russia  

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Today, we will take overnight flight to St. Petersburg, arrive the next day.

Day 2

St. Petersburg 

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Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

<Dinner> Russian Vodka room restaurant

<Hotel> Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 3

St. Petersburg   

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After breakfast, transfer to city tour will follow: visit★ St. Isaac’s Cathedral, ★ Peter & Paul Fortress, Statue of Peter the Great, Alexander 3rd Monument. Palace square ★ Church on the Spilled Blood. Continue to ★ Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) with 2.8 million items on display, including masterpieces by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso etc.  Tonight enjoy a Gala Dinner, then to world famous ★Folklore show.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel 

<Lunch> Russian Cuisine, 3 courses

<Dinner> Gala dinner with traditional folklore show      

<Hotel> Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 4

St. Petersburg

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After breakfast, transfer to ★ Petershof Palace, also known as Russian Versailles. It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from the attack by the Swedish. The Palace consists of 20 palaces, 7 Imperial garden, and 64 fountains. Continue to ★Catherine Palace, constructed as a summer palace with distinctively decorated rooms and lavish exterior. The most famous room is Amber Hall, decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Tonight, a special arrangement of ★ Cruise excursion to enjoy beautiful scenery along the river Neva.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel    

<Lunch> Russian Cuisine, 3 courses

<Dinner> Russian meal with Gypsy music

<Hotel> Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 5

St. Petersburg / Moscow   

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After breakfast, we will travel by express train to Moscow. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To ★Kremlin, Tsar’s Bell Tower. Afternoon, to Red Square, ★St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin Tower, Lenin's Tomb, and Russia's largest department store GUM.  Tonight, ★enjoy dinner with spectacular view while you cruising on Moscow River.

<Breakfast> Breakfast Box

<Lunch> Local Cuisine, 3 courses

<Dinner> Moscow River Cruise, 3 courses

<Hotel> Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 6

Moscow

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This morning, city tour will follow: To Kremlin grounds tour including Church of Deposition of the Robe, Belfry of Ivan the Great , Patrick’s Palace , Arbat street, a busy street full of restaurants, shops and street performances. Then to ★Metro station—an elegant architectural station with marble and bronze statues, stained-glass window and beautiful mosaics. 

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel 

<Lunch> Western Cuisine at Turandot Restaurant

<Dinner> Central Asian meal at Uzbekistan Restaurant

<Hotel> Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 7

Moscow-186km -Bogolybovo-34km-Suzdal   

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After breakfast, we will start excursion to The Golden Ring. Our first stop is Bogolybovo, visit the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Holy Bogolyubsky Convent (Palace of Alexander Bogolyubsky), and Nativity Cathedral. And then we are off to Suzdal, an ancient town with numerous monasteries and churches, entrance the ★Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, visit ★Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant’s life, ★Suzdal Kremlin, ★The Convent of the intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), and Prepodobenskyaya Bell Tower. 

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Lunch> Local Cuisine, 3 courses

<Dinner> Local Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel or similar

Day 8

Suzdal-45km- Vladimir

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Today’s morning ★Horse ride in the carriages and ★Matroshka painting class. Then transfer to Vladimir; we will visit ★ St. Demetrius Cathedral, the exterior walls are covered with elaborate carvings. Then to Golden Gate, Assumption Cathedral, Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

<Breakfast> Continental Breakfast at hotel

<Lunch> Local Family Lunch

<Dinner> Local Cuisine, 3 courses with folk show

<Hotel> Russian Village Hotel or similar

Day 9

Vladimir-238km- Kostroma-84km-Yaroslavl 

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In the morning transfer to Kostroma with the tour of Ipatievsky monastery & trinity cathedral, sights, Trading arcades, Arcades & market, Susanin's monument, Fire tower, The Resurrection Church on the Debra. Gaupvakhta, ★St Ipathy monastery, ★Museum of Wooden Arch.  In the afternoon transfer to Yaroslavl. 

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Lunch> Local cuisine, 3 courses

<Dinner> Local cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl or similar

Day 10

Yaroslavl -58km-Rostov-67km-Pereslavl-Zalessky-65km-Sergiev Posad-77km-Moscow  

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Yaroslavl city tour starts with the ★church of Ilija, ★Cathedral Of Assumption, Yaroslavl Embankment, Strelka, Architectural Historical & Art Museum, Spassky Monastery, then have free time for photo. After lunch, transfer to Rostov, tour of Rostove Kremlin, Starocherkasskiy Voyskovoy Sobor Voskreseniya Khristova, Ascension Metropolitan Chambers Church. Then free time for picture. Transfer to Pereslavsl- Zalesski with photo stop on Red Square with the view of Plescheev lake and visit ★Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, a pilgrimage for Russian Orthodox with impressive collections of ancient Russian paintings, handcrafts and precious metals, Return to Moscow.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Lunch> Local cuisine, 3 courses 

<Dinner> Local cuisine, 3 courses 

<Hotel> Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 11

Moscow-USA

<Itinerary>

This morning, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

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Pricing

Departure Date

19

MAY

2019

Adult: $3,399
Child: $2,999
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

14

JUL

2019

Adult: $3,399
Child: $2,999
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

11

AUG

2019

Adult: $3,399
Child: $2,999
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

01

SEPT

2019

Adult: $3,399
Child: $2,999
Single Supplement: $900

* Minimum group size: 10 people *

Tour Fare include: 4-star hotel (Only 3-star hotel in Vladimir), Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as indicated in the itinerary. Domestic Train Tickets, Transportation and Entrance Fee. 

Tour Fare exclude: Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (Tour Leader, Bus Driver, Tour Guide: $US10.00 per day), Russia Visa Fee (we can assist Los Angeles residents, visa fee is approximately $280 per person). Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer travel medical insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group  and to aiport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

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