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Trip review
Russia

Tanya
Tanya
loved their trip to Russia

The trip started in Moscow, where we spent a few days visiting the most famous sites including the Kremlin and St Basils, We also took in Russian art and the fabulous underground and our guide even let us go 'off piste' and we saw Tolstoys house and Chekov's grave at our request. We then took a short train ride (1.5 hrs) to Vladimir for a city tour and a short drive to Suzdal where we were introduced to the amazing wooden architecture of the area and also some beautiful churches and monasteries. Our next destination was Kostroma to see the glorious Ipatyev Monastery and the sun came out too! Next on the list was Yaroslavl which mixes the old and new and a fabulous view of the Volga. The same guide took us to Rostov, the old capital of Russia. Then we had an overnight train to St Petersburg. The journey takes 12 hours and is an experience in itself. Fortunately our guide was there to make sure we were in the right place at the right time. St Petersburg was our final destination and is a stunning, bustling modern city that blends the beauty of Venice and its canals with the grandeur of Paris. With a trip to the Winter Palace and also Peterhof it was difficult to decide which was the most beautiful. We were also very fortunate to be in St Peterburg for Russia Day so we got to see the parade down the Nevsky Prospect.
Trip Details
Traveled
As a couple
Travel dates
2 June, 2017
Price of the trip
High

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

Tanya
Tanya
June 15, 2017
The Pros :
We thought this trip was fantastic. The selection of towns/cities to visit made us feel that we had experienced the true variety of what Russia has to offer. It made us both want to come home and learn more about the country and its history. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and the drivers were courteous and prompt. There was also enough 'free time' to allow us to experience Russia our own way. A fabulous holiday.
The Cons:
It was unfortunate that we didn't get to visit the Cosmonaut Museum in Moscow as we were both looking forward to this but the exchange to a boat trip in St Petersburg was appreciated. Not much to see in Old Arbat Street on a wet Monday.
Svetlana
Agency's response
Svetlana
Hi Tanya, Thank you for your feedback! I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Russia! I am very sorry that it wasn’t possible to visit the Cosmonaut Museum, but hope that all the oth...Hi Tanya, Thank you for your feedback! I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Russia! I am very sorry that it wasn’t possible to visit the Cosmonaut Museum, but hope that all the other beauties that you were able to see during your stay and experiences you had made this trip a memorable one. I wish you many other holidays filled with lots of happiness, love and unforgettable memories! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to show you many other wonders of Russia!See more