Ruble. Royal road. You will learn:how, in the modern Rublevo-Uspensky highway, Tsar Ivan the Terrible rode on a falconry;how the first kings of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhail Fedorovich and Alexei Mikhailovich, and then Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, made the pilgrimage on foot to the Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery in Zvenigorod.why was the road considered "royal"? At the end of the 18th century, they began to build estates in which 16 princely and 4 count clans settled. Here are some of them: the Yusupovs, Shuvalovs and Golitsyns.
In the cities of Vladimir and Suzdal you will see the real, authentic Russia. These two cities originally were capitals of Russia, first Suzdal, then Vladimir. On a comfortable vehicle, with our experienced guide you will take a safe and astonishing journey to ancient Russia to see beautiful nature, wooden architecture, and, most importantly, the real Russian life. The guide will pick you up from your hotel and take back after the tour.
If you are in Moscow but want to visit rural traditional Russia, that is the perfect tour of your choice. The famous Golden Ring towns of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal with surrounding villages can be visited on a day private drive from Moscow by car with an experienced driver. We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning in order to start your drive to Sergiev Posad (1 hr) and then to Vladimir, Suzdal (2-3 hrs). The drive back is to start at around 6 p.m. and you are to be back in Moscow at 9-10 p.m., depending on the traffic. On the way back we will also ensure that you head back to your hotel just in time to have some late evening cocktails!
Make the most of a day in St. Petersburg on this full-day tour from Moscow via train. Travel by high-speed rail and meet your guide at the station in St. Petersburg. Head out in an air-conditioned vehicle for a private tour of the city. Skip the lines and visit the Hermitage Museum and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Take a boat ride through the canals and rivers of the city.
It's a customisable tour. Depending on how much time you have got between flights we will tailor the tour according to your interests and time. We will pick you up from the airport and will take you back at the end of the tour. We will show all the main sights of Moscow. If you want to see something specific, just tell us and we will try to include it in the tour.
See the highlights of Suzdal and Vladimir, two of Russia’s Golden Ring cities, without getting lost on this day trip from Moscow, a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors. Learn about the history of medieval Russia and visit UNESCO-listed monuments and historical attractions such as the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and the Suzdal Kremlin. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
If you are in Moscow but want to visit rural traditional Russia, that is the perfect tour of your choice. The famous Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal with surrounding villages can be visited on a day private tour from Moscow by train. It allows you to save a lot of time on car traffic and makes your trip absolutely smooth and perfect. We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning to take you to the train station in Moscow. The speedy seater trains are comfortable enough, have wi-fi on board, food and drinks can be ordered. Our personnel will take care of you upon your arrival at the station where your fascinating tour will start. On the way back we will also ensure that you are met at the station in Moscow and head back to your hotel just in time to have some late evening cocktails!
Moscow and St Petersburg are Russia’s two greatest cities and a must for first-time visitors to the country. On this private tour, travel by high-speed train from Moscow and take in the highlights of St Petersburg all in one day—most tours stay overnight. Maximize your time with a guided city tour, a boat cruise along the Neva River, and skip-the-line tickets to the Hermitage and Fabergé museums.
This carefully planned private trip allows discovering the most remarkable attractions of St Petersburg just in a day. You will be picked up from your hotel in Moscow to catch a fast 3,5-hour train to the Northern Capital. Your guide will meet you at the train station and you will head out to discover the landmarks of the city. Visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum and the Lower Park of Peterhof, where you will see the unique fountain complex. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to the train station and in Moscow, to your hotel.
Escape Moscow and visit Russia’s Golden Ring, even if you’re short on time, on a private day trip to Vladimir, with an optional upgrade to include Suzdal. Travel by fast train or bus to Vladimir and feast your eyes on the fairytale churches, castles, and cathedrals of the city, some of which date back to the 10th century. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Upgrade to include nearby Suzdal to your itinerary, home to the magnificent Suzdal Kremlin and the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral.
Immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere of one of Moscow’s most famous monasteries on a private full-day trip to the Sergiev Posad from Moscow. Relax during the scenic 2-hour drive to the UNESCO-listed monastery and receive an interesting introduction to the structure from your expert guide. Admire prominent sites like the Dormition Cathedral, the Holy Gates and the Godunov Burial Vault as you take a comprehensive tour of the world-famous landmark. Lunch and round-trip transportation from your Moscow hotel is included in this tour.
Organizing transportation around Russia can be tricky, especially if you don't speak Russian. This private tour handles the logistics for you with round-trip train tickets and a guided tour of St. Petersburg's highlights—such as the Hermitage Museum and Catherine's Palace—included.
Explore history-steeped Sergiev Posad on this private day trip from Moscow. Ride a train or bus to the ‘Golden Ring’ town, a group of once-powerful towns, and admire its wooden architecture, churches, and museums. Tour the showpiece UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra monastery with its gold- and onion-domed cathedrals, monks, and museums; and visit Sergiev's Toy Museum, seeing its 'matryoshka' (Russian nesting dolls). Break for some 'kvas' (rye bread brew) and tasty local bread during your explorations.
During this tour you will visit one of the most important Russian monasteries Saint Trinity Laure and know why the name of Sergey Radonejsky is sacred for the Russian people.Russian Spirit is a family company. Having a popular blog about Russia in instagram @juliaruspirit, we travel much ourselves and we know what to offer the tourists to make the journey in Russia unforgettable. We offer both popular touristic itineraries and unique non standard places.Our feature is the unique photoshoots in the russian style and ancient locations.Ordering our tours you get a discount for our magical photoshoots.
Escape the city and immerse yourself in the ultimate Russian fairytale city on a private trip to Kolomna from Moscow. Visit the 14th-century Kolomna Kremlin, home to the Assumption Cathedral, and take a tour of the Marshmallow Museum. Plus, you’ll stroll along the Moskva River and visit museums dedicated to history and culture. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moscow are included.
Discover Russia’s fascinating military history on a private 4-hour tour of the Kubinka Tank Museum from Moscow. With a knowledgeable private guide, explore the museum home to thousands of military tanks that date back to World War II. See original battlefield tanks, captured Nazi vehicles and realistic tank replicas while adapting your itinerary to suit your interests. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
Escape the city for the day and travel to the Golden Ring of Russia to see the UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra. In Sergiev Posad, this monastery (known as the "Russian Vatican") played a significant role in the nation's history. Learn all about it on this private tour.
The famous tank museum in Kubinka has recently become part of a huge ‘military-patriotic’ park called ‘Patriot’. Technically the museum hasn’t moved (yet) but many of its important exhibits have. And the problem is that the two museums are situated about 10km from each other. To see the whole collection of the armoured vehicles you’ll have to visit both of them and buy two separate tickets (R400 and R300 respectively, not included). A private day tour to Kubinka Tank Museum and the ‘Patriot’ Park will let you visit both locations avoiding the hassle of getting there and around. I am neither a licensed guide nor a tank enthusiast but like most men I love military hardware and will gladly translate all the information you might need. Explore everything at your own pace without rush, the schedule is totally flexible!My vehicle is a Subaru Outback suitable for up to 4 persons.
Everything on the estate, situated in a pastoral setting of birch forests and orchards, has been preserved as he left it – his living room (Tolstoy was born on the leather sofa), library (with 22,000 volumes), and parlor (where his wife Sofya Andreyevna meticulously copied his manuscripts). On the Persian walnut desk in the study, Tolstoy wrote Anna Karenina, War and Peace (which Sofia recopied by hand nine times, when not busy bearing his 13 children!) and chapters of The Resurrection. Today the manor house functions as the Tolstoy House Museum. The writer also opened a school for local peasant children, and this now houses the Literary Museum. Tolstoy also developed a philosophy of Christianity so potent that the Russian Church excommunicated him. Tolstoy wrote: “It is difficult for me to imagine Russian without my Yasnaya Polyana”. The great writer died in the station master’s hut on November 7; his last words were said to be: “To seek, always to seek”.
The tour is a unique experience of Saint-Petersburg from Moscow. We will take a bullet train at around 7 a.m. from Moscow and will be in Saint-Petersburg at around 10:30 a.m. We will spend around 8 hours exploring one of the most unique Russian cities - completely different from anything else you can see in the country. European style architecture, regular parks, grand palaces etc. It's a way to see Imperial Russia in all its splendid grandiosity. We will see iconic places such as Hermitage, Admiralty, Nevsky avenue, Saviour on Spilled Blood etc. Also try some of the typical Petersburg food:)
A guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and by an express train you will go to Sergiev Posad. On the way you will talk about Russian history and why the monastery of such importance. Upon the arrival, grab a coffee ;) and walk through the little cosy streets of this ancient city, admire the view on a monastery from an observation deck. Then come down to it and explore all the cathedrals, a guide will tell you everything about them and will help you take the best pictures:) See the beautiful frescoes in a Dormition Cathedral, admire the simple, yet elegant architecture of the 14th century Trinity cathedral. Wow at the elaborate decorations of the refectory and hear how Stroganoff is connected with the monastery. Also, see where Peter the Great was hiding from the shooters and where Ivan the Terrible was killing his enemies (if he was).Please, note that we are going to Sergiev Posad by an express train. If you want to go by car (nevertheless it's longer this way), please contact us:))
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.Try monastery kvass and ginger bread.You will start the morning with your journey to Sergiev Posad, located approximately 40 miles (70 kilometers) from Moscow. You will enjoy the beauty of the Russian countryside on the way there and stop to visit the Russian village, Rudonezh, a quiet and peaceful place, where Saint Sergius was born. You will see the beautiful Saint Spring and the Church of Sergey Radonezh.After, you will continue your tour to Sergiev Posad and spend some time in Trinity Lavra, visiting some of Russia’s most beautiful cathedrals, the Assumption Cathedral and the Trinity Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the fascinating monastery inside and marvel at the shining golden domes. Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the local Matreshka market and have a break in a nice Russian restaurant before returning to Moscow.
Escape from busy Moscow and discover the medieval architecture and rich historical heritage of prominent Golden Ring towns,Vladimir and with an optional upgrade to include Suzdal, on a full-day tour from Moscow. With a knowledgeable private guide, stroll trough two of the most enchanting towns in Region. Travel by fast train to Vladimir and merge into rural atmosphere of fairytale churches, castles, and cathedrals of the city, some of which date back to the 10th century. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Upgrade to include nearby Suzdal to your itinerary, home to the magnificent Suzdal Kremlin and the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral.
The ultimate off-the-beaten-track adventure, this small-group tour combines two out-of-the-box thrills. First, don a headlamp and go urban spelunking through an underground network of tunnels. Then, hop in a vintage-style military van for an off-road ride across the countryside, where you’ll even power across a river.