2021 Russia – Imperial Capitals and the Golden Ring – Small Group Tour

MOSCOW • SERGIEV POSAD • SUZDAL • VLADIMIR • ST. PETERSBURG

SMALL GROUP Tour: June 4-13, 2021              Limited to 14 Travelers

Russia – Imperial Capitals and the Golden Ring| Starts: Moscow Ends: St. Petersburg

Accompanied by a Lakani Tour Manager, explore Russia’s Imperial Capitals and the medieval Golden Ring on this adventure.

Discover a kaleidoscope of experiences in Russia with your professional Lakani Tour Manager. Visit opulent palaces, ornate cathedrals, medieval fortresses, magnificent gardens, and stunning art and treasures on your journey to one of the most important and impressive regions of Russia. Learn about its history from expert guides, travel by land, train, and canal, and gain insight from private visits to museums. This trip promises indelible memories to last a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Tour the highlights of Moscow and see the famous Fabergé Eggs in the Kremlin Armoury Museum
  • Attend a private Russian choral concert at the impressive Church of St. Nicholas
  • Walk the historic pedestrian Arbat Street and experience the Moscow Metro
  • Visit medieval towns and cities along the picturesque Golden Ring
  • Catch a glimpse of traditional life at the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture in Suzdal
  • Enjoy private visits of St. Petersburg’s renowned Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace before they are opened to the public
  • Admire the works of Carl Fabergé on a private guided tour of the Fabergé Museum in the Shuvalov Palace and step inside the Amber Room Workshop at Catherine Palace
  • Gain insight from local experts and your Lakani Tour Manager

 

Pricing & Inclusions

$13,950

Cost Per Person

$3,850

Single Room Supplement

Deluxe accommodations

All meals including opportunities to Dine by Choice at local eateries

VIP service on arrival and departure

Transportation by deluxe vehicles

Gratuities for lodging, meals, local guides and drivers

Internet access at all hotels

Lakani’s “Luggage-One-Touch”

Services of the Lakani Tour Manager from start to finish

Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6 2021  •  Moscow -- Four Seasons Hotel

Arrive Moscow International Airport where you will be provided with VIP arrival assistance, met by a private English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel located just steps from Red Square. Meet your fellow travelers and Lakani Tour Manager at a welcome cocktail and dinner party.

Discover the highlights of Moscow beginning with its famous Red Square, bounded by the Kremlin Walls, iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, the History Museum, and the GUM department store. See the 16th century New Maiden Convent, and then head to the Kremlin, where you find cathedrals, Patriarch’s Palace, Grand Kremlin Palace, and the Armory Chamber with many treasures including the famous Fabergé eggs. Learn about Russian art at the impressive State Tretyakov Gallery. Enter the beautiful Church of St. Nicholas where you will be treated to a private acapella concert. Gain insights into Soviet and Cold War times at lunch with a special Russian guest and enjoy an evening performance while in the city.

Monday, June 7 & Tuesday, June 8  •  Golden Ring & Suzdal -- Pushkarskaya Sloboda

Discover historic monasteries and churches in medieval towns along the famous Golden Ring of Russia. Begin with Sergiev Posad, often called the Russian Vatican. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. See beautiful frescoes and icons at Trinity Cathedral. Continue to Suzdal, home to over one hundred historic monuments. Tour the Suzdal Kremlin, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius. Drive to Vladimir, founded in the 990’s on the banks of the Klyazma River by Prince Vladimir. There you will see the modest Cathedral of St. Dmitry, the Golden Gate and excellent frescoes in Assumption Cathedral, inspiration for the Cathedral of the same name in the Kremlin.

Wednesday, June 9 - Saturday, June 12   •  St. Petersburg -- Hotel Lotte

Journey to the rail station in Moscow and board a high-speed train to St. Petersburg. Admire the impressive art exhibits at the world-renowned Hermitage Museum before the doors are open for the public; your tour includes the Winter Palace, a former residence of the Russian Tsars. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress with the landmark gold spire of the Cathedral rising from the center. Admire the stunning interior and exterior of St. Isaacs’s Cathedral and the highlights of the city. Enjoy a visit of the Grand Palace before the public opening of the magnificent Peterhof’s palaces, fountains and parks. Delight in a privately guided tour of the world’s largest Fabergé collection at Shuvalov Palace. Take in an evening performance and exit the theater into the still light skies of the northern summer.

Take a short drive to charming Pushkin and home of Catherine Palace. Observe Russian artisans turning amber stones into art forms in the Amber Room workshop. After a luxurious lunch in a historic mansion, return to St. Petersburg and board a private boat for a delightful cruise on the canals for a different perspective of the city. On your last evening in Russia join your newfound friends and Lakani Tour Manager at a farewell cocktail and dinner party.

Sunday, June 13  •  St. Petersburg

As you end this memorable journey of Russia, your private car takes you to the airport where you are provided with VIP departure assistance for your flight home or onward destination.

Four Seasons Hotel  •  Moscow, RUSSIA

Old world glamour reimagined with the Kremlin at its doorstep. Premier Room.

Pushkarskaya Sloboda  •  Suzdal, RUSSIA

19th-century buildings and traditional Russian log cabins near the River Kamenka. Suite.

Hotel Lotte  •  St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Luxurious rooms in a beautiful historical mansion on St. Isaac’s Square. Premier Room.

 

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