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RUSSIA GOLDEN RING & LAKE BAIKAL 16 DAY TOUR

Tour Code: SUM20R-RUB16
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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
Travel from Lake Baikal to Olkhon Island by ferry. On the island: travel by SUV, Cable Car and train
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

Photo Stop

Entrance Fee and Transportation Included



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Itinerary

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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St. Petersburg City Tour::

◎Statue of Peter the Great

◎Alexander 3rd Monument

★ St. Isaac’s Cathedral

★ Peter & Paul Fortress

★ Church on the Spilled Blood

★ 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

Meal: 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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St. Petersburg City Tour:

★ Petershof Palace, also known as Russian Versailles

★ Catherine Palace

★ Cruise excursion to enjoy beautiful scenery along the river Neva.

Meal: 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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Moscow City Tour:

◎Red Square

◎Russia's largest department GUM

★St. Basil’s Cathedral

★Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer)

◎Hill of glory

◎Moscow University

★Enjoy dinner with spectacular view while you cruising on Moscow River

Meal: 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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Moscow City Tour:

◎Church of Deposition of the Robe

◎Belfry of Ivan the Great

◎Arbat street, a busy street full of restaurants, shops, and street performances

◎Moscow Metro Station, opened in 1935. It is the most amazing station decorated with granite, marble, bronze and statues

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel
Lunch / Western Cuisine at Tvrandot Restaurant
Dinner / Central Asian cuisine at Uzbekistan Restaurant
Hotel: Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 7

Moscow-186km -Bogolybovo-34km-Vladimir-45km-Suzdal  

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After breakfast, we will start excursion to The Golden Ring. Our first stop is Bogolybovo:

◎Holy Bogolyubsky Convent (Palace of Alexander Bogolyusky)

◎Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin

Vladimir City Tour:
◎Golden Gate
◎Assumption Cathedral

★ St. Demetrius Cathedral, the exterior walls are covered with elaborate carvings

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel
Lunch & Dinner: Local
Hotel: Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel or similar

Day 8

Suzdal

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Suzdal City Tour:

◎ Prepodobenskaya Bell Tower

★Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant’s life

★Horse Drawn Carriage Ride )

★Matroshka painting class)

★Suzdal Kremlin

★The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)

Meal: 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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Kostroma City Tour:
◎Trading arcades, Arcades & market
◎Susanin's monument, Fire tower
◎The Resurrection Church on the Debra, Gaupvakhta
★ St Ipathy monastery
★ Museum of Wooden Arch

Yaroslavl City Tour:
◎Yaroslavl Embankment
◎Strelka
◎Architectural Historical & Art Museum
◎Spassky Monastery
★Church of Ilija, the Profit Monastery of Our Savoir

Meal: 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/Irkutsk 

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Rostov City Tour:
◎ Rostove Kremlin
◎ Starocherkasskiy Voyskovoy Sobor Voskreseniya Khristova
◎ Ascension Metropolitan Chambers Church. Then free time for picture

Pereslavsl-Zalesski City Tour:
◎ Red Square with the view of Plescheev Lake

★Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, a pilgrimage for Russian Orthodox with impressive collections of ancient Russian paintings, handcrafts and precious metals

Take night flight to Irkutsk.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                        
Lunch / Local cuisine, 3 courses
Dinner/ Local cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Onboard

Day 11

 Irkutsk

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Brief Lake Baikal Tour:

★Baikal Ecological Museum

★Cable car to observation platform, where you marvel amazing scenery of Mt. Chersky and Lake Baikal

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   
Lunch / Local cuisine, 3 courses  
Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses
Hotel: Courtyard Irkutsk City Center or similar

Day 12

Irkutsk-Lake Baikal(Train Excursion, THU, SUN only)-Irkutsk

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Lake Baikal Tour:
★Old Railroad Train to Lake Baikal, train will make 5-6 stops, you can get off the train and see the lake

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   
Lunch / Lunch Box on the train   
Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses
Hotel: Courtyard Irkutsk City Center or similar

Day 13

Irkutsk-Olkhon Island (WED, FRI, SAT)

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Olkhon Island Tour:
★Participate   Shaman ceremony

★ferry to Oklhon Island

★SUV to Burkhan Cape and to Baikal's most famous landmark, the Shamanka, or Shaman's Rock.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                        
Lunch / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses
Hotel: Baikal View Hotel(Local Best) or similar

Day 14

 Olkhon Island

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Olkhon Island Tour:

◎Khoboy Cape, located in the northern part of the island, Harantsi, Three Brothers Mountain etc.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                        
Lunch / Picnic Box
Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses
Hotel: Baikal View Hotel or similar

Day 15

Olkhon Island─Irkutsk

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★Ferry station and depart for Irkutsk

◎Triumphal Arch Moscow Gates

◎The Savior Church, located near the state government

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                        
Lunch / Local cuisine, 3 courses
Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses
Hotel: Courtyard Irkutsk City Center or similar

Day 16

Irkutsk/USA

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

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel     

Pricing

Departure Date

19

JUL

2020

Adult: $5,699
Child: N/A
Single Supplement: $1,400

 

Departure Date

16

AUG

2020

Adult: $5,699
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:: $1,400

Early bird discount $500 per person before 12/31!

* Minimum Group Size: 10 people and more

Tour Fare include: 4-star hotel (Vladimir & Lake Baikal 3-star hotel local best), Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Domestic Train Ticket, 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 $350 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
* Tour fare, & airfare are subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info



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