Group Departure (FDD): (9 Nights / 10 Days)

9 NIGHTS SPECTACULAR ITINERARY FOR RUSSIA
4.5 Spectacular Itinerary for Russia with Tripcultr

Package Overview

Explore the stunning locations of Russia which reflects its historical importance, grand lifestyle and mesmerizing architectures with our Russia tour packages

This Russia tour package starts in the stunning city of St. Petersburg one of the best places to visit in Russia with many museums, palaces and architectural wealth. Later, this Russia packages takes you through the fantastic capital city of Moscow, a city where the newly married couples leave flowers. Indulge in a small folkloric show which is one of the best things to do in Russia with your Russia travel.

Book a personalized group tour packages and spend an ideal vacation in the charming country of Russia.


"Visit Russia and explore Moscow, the city that unites past, present and future in a unique way. Stroll along its immense avenues, its elegant shopping areas and the red square where you can find the statue of Lenin "
-Tripcultr

Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1
St. Petersburg

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.Welcome to Europe!!!. On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.

Day 2
St. Petersburg

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic visit of St. Petersburg. Catherine Palace. With a local guide we begin the panoramic visit of this beautiful city crossed by the Neva River and built on 40 islands. St Petersburg is the second most important city in Russia and capital of the Russian Empire. This imperial city reveals the history of the Russian tsars through its museums, palaces, and architectural wealth. The visit includes the Peter and Paul Fortress (entrance included), origin of the city. The city is surrounded by numerous palaces. We take an excursion, with a guide and tickets, to the CATHERINE PALACE which is located 25km from St Petersburg. It was the Tzars summer Rococo residence. Note: Depending on availability, Peterhof Palace may be visited instead of Catherine Palace. The Peterhof Palace, with very similar characteristics, was also a former residence of tsars.

Day 3
St. Petersburg - Moscow

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Hermitage Museum. High speed train to Moscow. Today we have included the visit to the Hermitage Museum, with a guide, a fantastic art museum located in the building that was the Tsars’ Winter Palace. In the afternoon we take the “Sapsan”, the modern high- speed train, and in four hours we cover the nearly 800 km separating the two cities, arriving in MOSCOW and transferring to our hotel.

Day 4
Moscow

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: City tour of Moscow with entrances. We will start our day with an exciting visit to Russia’s huge capital city. This city unites past, present and future in a very unique way. We will visit the immense avenues, elegant shopping areas, the Red Square where Lenin’s Mausoleum is, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. We will also enter the Kremlin with a visit to two of its main cathedrals. We will try (not guaranteed) to coincide with the ceremonial military parade in Sobornaya Square. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 5
Moscow

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Viewpoint over Moscow. Great Patriotic War Museum. We will learn more about the history of Russia and its capital. We will pass by the university viewpoint, with its fantastic view over the city where newly married couples leave flowers (we could go to the viewpoint after Saturday’s visit instead of Sunday) and we will get to know (including entry) the Great Patriotic War Museum (World War II) that also shows us many aspects of the Soviet period. Free afternoon.

Day 6
Moscow - Vladamir - Gorojovets - Nizhny Novgorod

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHT: Forests, pretty scenery around the hills of Gorokhovets. Volga district. Dinner included. We leave Moscow early and travel towards VLADIMIR, here we visit with a guide the majestic Cathedral of the Assumption (entrance included) that forms part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. We will then take time for lunch (included). We continue eastwards, stopping in the small town of GOROKHOVETS, its walled Kremlin, great views, 17th century monastery, and surroundings that seem to divert from time. We go on to NIZHNY NOVGOROD, the capital of the federal district of Volga, the fifth most populated city in Russia and the place where Maximo Gorki was born. We will stroll along the banks of the Volga; we will see the monumental staircase going up to the Kremlin and the monument that tells the story of the victims of the Second World War. Dinner included.

Day 7
Nizhny Novgorod - Makarievo - Cheboksary

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Makarievo Monastery, Ferry on the river Volga. Lunch included. Leaving the busy roads behind, we continue and encounter large plains, fir forests, lakes, and villages of wooden houses. MAKARIEVO shows us its great 15th century monastery on the banks of the Volga, a beautiful place virtually untouched by tourism. We cross the river Volga by ferry (a crossing of around 20 minutes, cargo ferries cross the river, in very limited conditions). Lunch included. We continue to CHEBOKSARY, the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia, a beautiful and tidy city on the banks of the Volga. Its population speaks Chuvashian, a language of Turkish origin. On arrival, enjoy a small folkloric show (if the group is under 12 people, this show is not given).

Day 8
Cheboksary - Yoshkar - Ola - Svijaschk - Kazan

We leave for YOSKHAR-OLA, the capital of the Republic of Mari-El. Here the inhabitants, who lived in the forests for centuries, speak a very ancient language derived from Hungarian and Finnish. Its urban centre has been completely transformed in recent years; and is now one of incredible beauty. Here we will take our included lunch. We go on to SVIJASCHK, an island on the river Volga; declared UNESCO World Heritage, and inhabited in the times of Ivan the Terrible. We will take a walk among its churches and its ancient wooden dwellings. Continuing to KAZAN, and to the hotel.

Day 9
Kazan

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: city tour of Kazan.A full day in KAZAN, the Tartar capital, and a city with just over a million inhabitants. Enjoy visiting wiht a local guide the Kremlin (entrance included) and the city centre in which the mosques rub shoulders with the Orthodox churches. We will also see the House of Lenin (only on the outside, as it is closed on Mondays), a pleasant early 20th-century traditional dacha. The afternoon is leisure time to explore independently.

Day 10
Kazan - Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.


Tour Package Inclusions

  • Terms : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • Includes departure transfer
  • City tour in: St. Petersburg, Moscow, KAZAN
  • Excursion: Visit to Catherine Palace in S. Petersburg in St. Petersburg
  • Ticket admission: Catherine Palace in S. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in S. Petersbourg in St. Petersburg, Kremlin and its Principal Cathedrals in Moscow in Moscow, Great Patriotic War Museum in Moscow in Moscow, Cathedral of the Assumption in Vladimir in Vladimir, Kremlin of Gorojovets and Niznhi Novgorod in NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Makarievo Monastery in MAKARIEVO, Folkloric show in Cheboksary in CHEBOKSARY, Svijaschk in YOSHKAR-OLA, Kremlin of Kazan in KAZAN
  • Ferry: river Volga in MAKARIEVO
  • High speed train: St. Petersburg/ Moscow in Moscow
  • 3 Lunch included in: Vladimir, MAKARIEVO, YOSHKAR-OLA
  • 2 dinner included in: NIZHNY NOVGOROD, CHEBOKSARY.

 


Tour Package Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Visa Cost 
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

Hotels Details

Planned Hotels

PARK INN PULKOVSKAYA****
Т.: 127403900 
email: natalia@intourist.ru 
PLOSCHAD POBEDY PLAZA DE VICTORIA 1
196240 SAN PETERSBURGO
RUSSIA
HOLIDAY INN MOSCOVSKIYE VOROTA****
Т.: 8124487171 
email: booking@hi-spb.com 
Moscovskiye Vorota 97
196084 SAN PETERSBURGO
RUSSIA
 
RADISSON SLAVJANSKAYA HOTEL BUSINESS CENTRE****
Т.: 4959418020 
email: Reservations.Moscow@Radisson-hotels.ru 
Europa Square, 2
121059 MOSCU
RUSSIA
   
MERCURE NIZHNY NOVGOROD****
Т.: 8314160222 
email: hb128@accor.com 
Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya, 111072;
603005 NIZHNY NOVGOROD
RUSSIA
   
IBIS CHEBOKSARY CENTER***
Т.: 8352325777 
email: h9661@accor.com 
BULVAR PREZIDENTSKIY 27B
428000 CHEBOKSARY
RUSSIA
   
MARRIOTT COURTYARD KAZAN KREMLIN****
Т.: 8432100140 
ULITSA KARLA MARKSA 6
420111 KAZAN
RUSSIA

 


Prices without Flight

Tour Category Single
Person Price
Twin
Share Price
Triple
Share Price
Quad
Share Price
Child
(with Bed)
Child
(without Bed)
Infant
(Optional)
3/4 STAR HOTEL ₹ inf ₹ inf ₹ inf - ₹ inf - ₹ inf
 

Departure Valid Dates

May 2019

26

June 2019

23

July 2019

21

August 2019

25

September 2019

15, 29

October 2019

13

November 2019

-

December 2019

-

January 2020

-

February 2020

-

March 2020

-

April 2020

-

May 2020

03, 17, 31

June 2020

14, 28

July 2020

12, 26

August 2020

09, 23

September 2020

06, 20

October 2020

04, 18

Terms & Conditions

SERVICES 

The services are provided by the associates of Tripcultr. Tripcultr is not responsible for the consequences or circumstances arising from services that are not provided by our company (flight disruptions, loss or damage of luggage on flights, problems at borders/customs or those related to personal documentation, delay in tours and activities beyond our control etc.).

CANCELLATIONS 

The customer has to send a mail to support@tripcultr.com to cancel the booking. Once a booking is successfully cancelled you will receive a mail confirmation. The customer may cancel the requested or booked services at any time, whereby they are entitled to a refund for the paid amount, but must compensate the agency, except in cases of force majeure, as per the following: The processing costs plus the cancellation cost, if these have been incurred, once the journey has been confirmed by Tripcultr and regardless of the departure date.

Any time after booking confirmation: INR 10000

Before departure

Cancellation fee

           Penalty

31 days or more

INR 10000

           Nil.

Less than 30 days

INR 10000

           + 15 % of the tour cost

Less than 10 days

INR 10000

           + 30 % of the tour cost.

Less than 3 days

INR 10000

           + 40 % of the tour cost.

Less than 1 day

 

           + 100 % of the tour cost.

No shows at the start of the trip, without prior cancellation, will not be entitled to any refund (except force majeure cases, which will be examined on a case by case basis).

  • In the event that the cancellation prior to the trip is produced by justified and demonstrable cases of force majeure, only the costs of processing and services that cannot be cancelled will be charged, as well as the costs that must be absorbed by other suppliers (transfer on arrival, hotel in first city stay in the absence of prior notice, etc.). We recommend buying an insurance policy with the company of your choice, covering the cancellation costs in all cases.
  • In the event that, during the tour, a customer has to cancel their tour for reasons of force majeure, they will be entitled to a refund proportionally to the paid amount / time not used. The processing fees and expenses incurred will be charged in all cases. In order to calculate this amount, only the services provided by Tripcultr and its associates will be taken into account.

CHANGES 

Changes made to a confirmed booking prior to the start of a trip are subject to a penalty equivalent to the processing fees that are listed in the cancellation section.

NON-ADMITTANCE OF PASSENGERS 

Tripcultr reserves the right to suspend any tour for passengers whose physical and/or mental conditions make their participation in it very difficult or dangerous to themselves or others.

Tripcultr likewise reserves the right to exclude passengers who significantly disrupt the smooth-running of the trip.

Tripcultr cannot assume any responsibility in relation to the difficulty or impossibility that the said passenger may encounter in undertaking the activities planned for the tour package, nor can Tripcultr assume any responsibility for providing assistance for their continuation of the trip.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 

This tour is a guaranteed departure, although in extremely limited cases, it could transpire that Tripcultr is unable to operate a given departure. In these cases Tripcultr will provide the same trip on an earlier or later date than the one chosen or another trip with similar features vis-à-vis duration and route, and offer, by way of compensation, a reduction of 50% on the value of the aforementioned journey. Cancellations of guaranteed departures may arise (without compensation or liability on behalf of Tripcultr) in cases of exceptional unforeseen circumstances - among others - wartime conflicts, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, epidemics and economic circumstances that generate a very significant drop in the expected sales.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE 

In the event that an emergency arises during the tour, the passenger should inform as soon as possible the accompanying tour guide. Furthermore, Tripcultr provides a 24 hour emergency telephone service according to the destination country for urgent and important matters, which passengers can use, and details can be found on their voucher. Non urgent matters will not be dealt with on these calls, and nor will they respond to questions that do not relate to emergencies enroute (reservations, rates, questions about availability, etc.).

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Tripcultr advises all its clients to take out additional insurance with additional cover than the one included in our selected tours.

COMPLAINTS 

In the event of any breach of the contracted services, Tripcultr requests all clients’ to mail us on support@tripcultr.com.

Tripcultr guarantees that it will respond to all written complaints that are received within 40 days following the date that the trip is completed. Tripcultr will not deal with complaints that are received after the specified date, given the difficulty of making appropriate inquiries after a long period of time has elapsed.

REFUND:

The Company reserves the right to determine the quantum of refund payable in case of cancellation or amendment of a Tour due to Force Majeure or Vis Majeure. Such refund would be based on various factors like the number of participants, the Cancellation Policies of suppliers like hoteliers, airlines, coach operators, etc. and the decision of the Company on the quantum of refund shall be final. Even for payments made in foreign currency with or without part payment in Indian rupees, the said refund shall be made only in Indian Rupees at the prevailing buying rate of exchange on the date of refund as per existing Rules & Regulations without interest.

Refunds (if any) for amendments and / or cancellations will be made directly to Clients by the Company after deducting applicable GST. In case of refund in foreign currency component, the said refund shall be made in INR only at the prevailing buying rate on the date of refund as per existing statutes, rules and regulations. It would take at least 60 days depending upon the refund policy of suppliers to process such refunds.

In case of the Company exercising its discretionary rights to alter, amend or cancel any Tour or tour advertised, the Client who has booked for such Tour can exercise the option:

  • To continue with the Tour as altered or amended; or
  • To accept any alternative Tour, which the Company may offer; or
  • To unconditionally accept the return of the tour cost charges (after deduction of the actual expenses incurred by us on your booking like visa, insurance premium, ticket voiding charges, POE charges and other overheads as applicable from case to case) in full and final settlement and the Company shall not be liable / responsible to pay the Client, compensation, consequential loss, damages, additional expenses or interest charges over and above as is computed by the Company as per these Terms & Conditions. The Client will not be entitled to make any grievance thereafter in respect of the same.

It is clearly understood that there shall be no refund or compensation whatsoever for unutilized services.

As a consequence of the above rule, please note that no refund will be admissible in the following cases (amongst others)


(i) If you fail to join the tour or decide to leave the tour for any reasons whatsoever.

(ii) If you fail to or are unable to utilize any of the services on the tour due to any reason whatsoever.

(iii) If you terminate your participation in the tour due to any reason.

(iv) In the case of multi-country package tour wherein there may be requirement for Visa of multiple jurisdictions, there will be no refund if Visa is rejected or delayed.


Destination Details

Best time to Visit:

The best time to visit Russia is from mid-June to September.

What to buy:

The best buys are Tretyakov Gallery Photo Album, Samovar, Artisal Jewellery, Palekh and Fedoskino Lacquer Boxes, Caviar, Zhostovo Trays, honey, Matryoshk( Russian Dolls), Orenburg Shawls, KrasnayaMoskva Perfume, Dymkovo Toys, Russian Vodka.

What to do:

One of the most iconic sites in St. Petersburg, the Winter Palace dominates Palace sq. and stands as a logo of the city’s cultural, historical, and artistic inheritance. Kremlin has multiple museums and exhibits wherever guests will come back to be told regarding Russia’s fascinating history. Celebrated as an 18th century wonder of the world, the Amber Room was once the gem of the czar’s Winter House in St. Petersburg. A maze of secret tunnels beneath Moscow leads to Bunker 42, a Cold War fortress that was built shortly after the first nuclear bomb tests were conducted by the Soviet Union. Faberge Museum- Known for holding the world’s largest collection of Faberge eggs. Celebrated as the most popular attraction in St. Petersburg The State Hermitage Museum is an impressive museum which holds more than 3 million artifacts. Kunstkamera Museum established in the mid-1700s, Kunstkamera has played an important role in capturing and preserving information about Russia’s accomplishments at home and abroad. Lenin’s Mausoleum is significant in that it holds the embalmed remains of Vladimir Lenin, the famed leader of the Bolshevik Revolution. The Red Square evolved from a shanty town to a central fixture of modern day Moscow.

Language:

Russian is the main language. People speak 35 other languages including English.

Food:

Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Sweet and sour cabbage, Solyanka soup, Golubtsy, Olivie salad, Blini, Potato Orkoshka, Knish, Khinkali, Kachapuri, Zharkoye, Shashlik, Pirozhki, Morozhenoe( Russian Ice cream).


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Trip Information

  • Locations : St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg - Moscow, Moscow, Moscow - Vladamir - Gorojovets - Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod - Makarievo - Cheboksary, Cheboksary - Yoshkar - Ola - Svijaschk - Kazan, Kazan,
  • 9 Nights / 10 Days Trip
  • Valid between: 26-May-2019 to 18-Oct-2020

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