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  • Suzdal; Golden Ring

  • Suzdal

  • Moscow

  • Vladimir, Golden Ring

  • Suzdal Town

  • Hermitage, St. Petersburg

  • Kazan Cathedral

  • Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg

  • St Petersburg

  • Suzdal; Golden Ring

  • Suzdal

  • Moscow

  • Vladimir, Golden Ring

  • Suzdal Town

  • Hermitage, St. Petersburg

  • Kazan Cathedral

  • Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg

  • St Petersburg

  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow


15 Day Jewels Of Russia

  • Explore iconic Saint Petersburg & Moscow
  • Visit the cities & villages of the Golden Ring
Includes Return International Flights

Alluring historic cities, charming little hamlets, noble palaces and walled fortresses, Russia courts the curious traveller and is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. Discover the jewels of this fascinating country with an incredible 15 day cultural journey through St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Golden Ring.

See signature Russian landmarks including the iconic Kremlin, Red Square, Peterhof Palace, Kazan Cathedral, Kolomenskoye Estate, and Victory Park. Come face-to-face with exquisite national treasures at the Hermitage Museum, founded by Catherine the Great in 1754. Witness the ornate rooms of marble and gold at the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Royal family, plus tour the spectacular Moscow Metro train network. Travel to gorgeous ancient towns within the Golden Ring; UNESCO listed sites such as Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Suzdal and more. Includes return international flights, 13 nights hotel accommodation, 19 meals including six traditional lunches, English speaking tour leader and local guides, and so much more. With so much jam-packed into this bucket list experience, it's sure to provide memories that will last a lifetime.


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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for Saint Petersburg, Russia! Fly with award winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Swiss Airways or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott or similar, St Petersburg
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning you will enjoy a locally guided city tour of St Petersburg. During the tour, the bus will take you to see the main monuments of the city, be amazed by stories, take pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like the Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square.
This afternoon visit the Peter and Paul Fortress (entrance included). Today the Peter and Paul fortress is home to several museums, which exhibit the splendid history of St Petersburg’s foundation and growth. Here you may visit main museums like the Peter and Paul Cathedral – the tallest building in the city centre and the burial place of Russian Emperors – the Grand Ducan Mausoleum and the Museum of the History of St Petersburg. Dotted nearby are more modest museums and temporary exhibitions like the Museum of Miniatures, Museum of Torture and many others. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you'll find out on your visit. A stroll along the fortress walls timed perfectly to witness the famous traditional midday cannon shot is a memorable experience we encourage for all that come.
Afterwards head to the Hermitage Museum (main building entrance included). It’s hard to imagine a trip to St Petersburg without visiting one of the world's most famous museums – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies five historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and other famous artists; the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should also not be missed. You will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place.

Overnight: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott or similar, St Petersburg
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will visit the Peterhof Palace with a local guide (palace and park - entrance included). The palace is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 34kms from St Petersburg. The spectacular Peterhof attracts thousands of visitors with its parks, palaces and many fountains. Among the suburban parks, Peterhof is probably the most famous for its fountains and is thus frequently compared to Versailles. ‘The Samson’ of the Grand Cascade is the most powerful and magnificent of the fountains of Peterhof and thus has been made a symbol of the park. As a former residence of the Emperors, Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. It was destroyed and then carefully restored to exhibit the splendour of the royal way of life.
This afternoon cruise the Neva River and its canals. St Petersburg is aptly called “the Venice of the North”, and a boat tour on its rivers and canals is an absolute must do. During the tour see some of the main points of interest in St Petersburg and hear the stories about its most famous bridges such as Anichkov Bridge and Bridge with Golden Gryphons. As you travel along the canals and see such jewels of the city as St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and more. This tour will mesmerize you and make your visit to the city unforgettable.

Overnight: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott or similar, St Petersburg
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to St Petersburg train station for your journey to Moscow. Relax on board the high speed Sapsan train (approx. 3.5 hours journey). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Russia’s capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Korston or similar, Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a locally guided city tour of Moscow. Moscow represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. See the main landmarks, such as Red Square, the Kremlin (Armory Chamber entrance included), the Victory Park and much more! The Kremlin, with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history was first constructed in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky and has been rebuilt several times. The current appearance was formed in 1495 by the best architects of Russia and Italy. Today the Kremlin is the residence of the Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all of its citizens.
Afterwards enjoy a Metro Tour (entrance included). If you have ever wondered why the Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is made for you. A vast museum, with a crazy labyrinth of stations. The guide will give you a full insight into the history and architecture of Moscow metro.

Overnight: Hotel Korston or similar, Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will visit the Tretyakov Gallery (entrance included). The Gallery was founded in 1856 by the merchant Tretyakov to display the works of Russian artists. Today everyone is able to visit the richest collection of Russian painters and sculptors from the 18th and 19th centuries like Brullov, Kiprensky, Aivazovsky, Ivanov or Repin, as well as the finest collection of Russian icons.
Afterwards you will visit the Kolomenskoe (entrance included). The Kolomenskoe Estate is the former residence of Moscow dukes and Russian tsars. It is situated on the picturesque high bank of the Moskva River. In a calm natural environment, you can enjoy the stunning views of the river. This museum reserve comprises the wonderful Church of the Ascension, the restored wooden luxurious country residence of the Tsar’s, as well as several monuments of the 16th and 17th centuries whose construction had a huge influence on Russian architecture. In 1994 Kolomenskoe entered the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now a favourite venue for festivals and shows featuring scenes from Russian history.

Overnight: Hotel Korston or similar, Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day at leisure in this beautiful city which thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty. The city has significantly changed in recent decades: after its communist past, it has emerged as one of the most advanced international cities of Russia. Today it offers a huge variety of interesting sights and entertainment opportunities. There are more than 60 museums awaiting to be explored, beautiful parks, streets, restaurants in the capital. Moscow leaves nobody indifferent and remains mysterious and magnetic for all its guests.

Overnight: Hotel Korston or similar, Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart Moscow and travel to Sergiyev Posad, where you will start your trip through the Golden Ring. A ring of cities northeast of Moscow, small historical towns, ancient onion-domed churches, gingerbread cottages and largely unspoilt countryside. Sergiyev Posad is the city and administrative centre of Moscow's Sergiyevo-Posadsky District.
Covered by numerous beautiful golden cupolas Sergiyev Posad is one of the real treasures of the Golden Ring route. A locally guided city tour gives you an opportunity to see some of the magnificent monuments including the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, (entrance included) a unique monastery complex and the spiritual centre of Russian Orthodox Christianity, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. This monastery was built in 1340 by Serge de Radonège, an iconographic monk and the Patron Saint of Russia. It’s also where Boris Godounov is buried, the adventurer who became known as “the Tsar of all Russia”.

Overnight: Posadsky Hotel or similar, Sergiyev Posad
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning enjoy free time at leisure to either relax or explore. Enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon continue your journey to Yaroslavl. Upon arrival enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ring Premier Hotel or similar, Yaroslavl
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today begins with a locally guided city tour of Yaroslavl, a city with a rich history of more than 1000 years. It started with a small wooden fortress on a territory belonging to Rostov in the early 12th century. After several fires, the original wooden town was totally rebuilt in stone and by the 16th century Yaroslavl became the second largest city in Russia. These treasures of the 16th century nowadays form the heart of the historical centre of the city, which is part of the UNESCO Heritage. During the tour, you will see landmarks which represent the development of Russian architecture from the 16th to 18th centuries: the Annunciation Cathedral, the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, Holy Gate, Church of Elijah the Prophet and many others. After a delicious lunch at a typical Russian restaurant you will travel onto Kostroma.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Ring or similar, Kostroma
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning enjoy a locally guided city tour of Kostroma, a majestic old town, one of the major spots on the Golden Ring route. See the preserved medieval architecture of the historical centre of the town, hear enchanting legends and stories about every sight in town, stunning landscapes and local colour certainly will captivate you. During the tour, you will see Bogoyavlensky Cathedral, Church of Voskresenye-na-Dobre, Ipatyevsky Monastery and many other sights. After lunch you will travel onto Suzdal, well known for its Cathedral of the Nativity with gold-starred domes and 13th-century frescoes.

Overnight: Hotel Sokol or similar, Suzdal
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning enjoy a locally guided tour of Suzdal. See picturesque green lanes, chicken and cows grazing freely near the Kremlin and around monasteries, along with a preserved atmosphere of the historical centre give Suzdal a peaceful and inviting appearance. Suzdal used to be an important religious centre of Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. You may admire the diverse beauty of its churches and cathedrals – each of them is a real masterpiece of Russian church architecture. You will see the Kremlin, (entrance included), which is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also the Alexandrovsky and Rizopolozhensky Monasteries, Iliinskaya Church, Cathedral of the Nativity, Museum of Wooden Architecture, ramparts and much more (entrances not included). After a traditional lunch transfer to Vladimir, the last town of the Golden Ring.

Overnight: Voznesenskaya Sloboda or similar, Vladimir
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today enjoy a locally guided tour of the city of Vladimir, one of the oldest in Russia. Although the date of its foundation is still disputed by historians (either 990 or 1108), no one doubts its significant role in Russian history. During more than two centuries (from 1157 to the mid-1300s), Vladimir was a capital of ancient Russia. Among its main attractions, the city boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Golden Gates, Vladimir's unofficial symbol, and the Assumption and St. Demetrius Cathedrals which you will have a chance to discover during your city tour. After a typical lunch travel to Moscow.

Overnight: Hotel Korston or similar, Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Enjoy your last breakfast in Moscow before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Australia after one trip-of-a-lifetime! Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later

Tour Inclusions

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  • Unlock the secrets of Moscow & St Petersburg
  • Explore Yaroslavl, Sergiyev Posad, Kostroma & more
  • See the Kremlin, Red Square & St Basil’s Cathedral
  • Tour the jaw-dropping Moscow Metro train system
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • Admire the wondrous gardens of Peterhof Palace
  • Travel through the villages of Russia’s Golden Ring
  • See the Trinity Cathedral in Sergiyev Posad
  • Explore the ancient cities of Vladimir & Suzdal
  • Visit Kolomenskoye, once home to Russian royalty
  • See the Kazan Cathedral, Winter Palace and more on a tour of St Petersburg
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress home to several museums
  • Cruise along the Neva River and the canals of St Petersburg
  • Explore the historic Tretyakov Gallery
  • Visit Kolomenskoye, the former residence of Moscow dukes and Russian tsars
  • Explore Moscow at your own pace on a day free at leisure
  • Travel through the villages of the Golden Ring
  • Enjoy a locally guided city tour of Yaroslavl & Kostroma
  • Witness the famous Kremlin in Suzdal
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 19 meals including 6 traditional lunches at typical Russian restaurants
  • English speaking tour leader and local guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Parking, check points and local taxes
  • 1-way high speed Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow (2nd class ticket)
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 5th September 2019.
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1400 applies.
Departure Dates (2019)
June: 4 (SOLD OUT)
July: *25 (SOLD OUT)
August: 1
September: 5 (SOLD OUT)
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $300 per person.
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $100 per person

Full Service
Airline(s) Used
Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, , Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Arrive early in St Petersburg, Russia
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- Not available between 26th June and 9th July 2019
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Stay behind in Moscow, Russia
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
*  Dubai
*  Doha (unavailable in both directions - pre or post trip only)
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (All sectors): Buy now for $6999 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available

Accommodation Used

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- St Petersburg: Hotel Courtyard by Marriot 

- Moscow: Hotel Korston

- Sergiev Posad: Posadsky Hotel

- Yaroslavl: Ring Premier Hotel

- Kostroma: Hotel Golden Ring

- Suzdal: Hotel Sokol

- Vladimir: Voznesenskaya Sloboda

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.


Extra Nights
- St Petersburg, Russia (Pre Tour): $480 per room including breakfast.
- Moscow, Russia (Post Tour): $290 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
Triple Share
Not available.
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.

Minimum group size 30, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.

- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Russia is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: €5 per person/day payable on tour
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
Typical high temperatures in the warm months of May, July, August and September are around 23°C, but during heat waves, which can occur anytime from May to September, daytime temperature highs often top 30°C for sometimes one or two weeks.
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.

A tourist visa is required for entry into Russia if travelling on an Australian Passport.
- The visa is valid for 30 days for double entry and the final exit date must be no more than 30 days from the date of first entry. You must apply for this visa at least 6 weeks prior to departure from Australia.
- A valid voucher and official confirmation letter issued by a registered Russian tour agency will be provided to you through TripADeal. Please contact your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post.
- TripADeal will provide you with further information in your Travel Pack.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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