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2021
Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir, St. Petersburg

Dance through a Movement of Artistry

Amid beautiful music and elegance of the ballet dancer
Meet the immortal spirit and soul of Russia
Through colorful churches, rural scenery
Palatial masterpieces - above and below ground, 
Birthplace of Tchaikovsky, Kandinsky, Tolstoy, travel to
a culture-rich fairytale world with wine, vodka, caviar
The gentle tenacity will impress you for a lifetime

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Highlights

  • Suzdal & Vladimir | Explore a medieval capital and the cradle of Russian orthodox architecture
    • Overnight in Suzdal for a magical evening (like living in a real-life Russian fairytale).
    • See Suzdal's iconic and beautiful onion-domed buildings.
    • Paint Matryoshka Russian Dolls.
    • Share an authentic dinner in a countryside restaurant.
  • Moscow | Visit the thrilling heart of Russia to explore its majestic history, culture, and beauty
    • Our walking tour from our hotel to Red Square lets you escape infamous Moscow traffic.
    • Tour four gilded subway stations, known as "Underground Palaces.”
    • Visit the Kremlin's Armoury Chamber to admire imperial jewels.
    • Learn about Russian literary master Leo Tolstoy with a tour of his Moscow residence.
    • Wine and dine aboard a luxury cruise on the Moscow River.
  • St. Petersburg | Relive the grandeur of Russia's imperial past through incredible art and music
    • Visit the Hermitage Museum before it is open to the public.
    • Sail the Neva River and Canal on a private boat.
    • Take in a Russian ballet from premier seats in a famous theatre.

Itinerary

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Arrive in Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) - Moscow
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
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Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel
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150 mi
, 4.5 hrs

Suzdal
Museum of Wooden Architecture
Museum of Wooden Architecture
Golden Gate
Golden Gate
Moscow
  • Golden Gate:
    Once the strongest gate in the ancient fortress, now an important landmark of Vladimir City
  • Uspensky Cathedral:
    One of the finest examples of Russian Orthodox architecture.
  • Cathedral of Saint Demetrius:
    This colorless white stone church features an exterior of exquisitely carved relief art. Climb the viewing platform for a bird's eye view of the Siberian railway and city landscape.

Suzdal

  • Museum of Wooden Architecture:
    Enjoy a special visit to the Cathedral of the Nativity.
  • Welcome Banquet:
    Tonight's dinner is paired with a musical and traditional dance performance.
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Welcome Banquet
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Pushkarskaya Sloboda
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23 mi
, 40 mins

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2 hrs

Moscow
Matryoshka Painting Class
Matryoshka Painting Class
Suzdal Kremlin
Suzdal Kremlin
Suzdal
  • Matryoshka Painting Class:
    Learn a traditional Russian craft. Paint your own doll as a keepsake to take home.
  • Suzdal Kremlin:
    See historic wooden structures from all over the Vladimir region reassembled in Suzdal to depict the lifestyle of an 18th-century Russian village.
  • Monastery of Saint Euthymius:
    Visit the seven-dome Cathedral of Transfiguration and listen to the bell tower ring. The monastery was built to defend the city of Suzdal.

Vladimir

  • Depart Vladimir on an afternoon train to Moscow.
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Handpicked Local Specialties
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Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Moscow City Tour
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square Night View
Red Square Night View
  • Red Square Walking Tour:
    Known as the "Krasnaya" square (Russian for "red" and "beautiful"), our walking tour is carefully arranged to avoid the crowds during the best time of the day. Go back in time as you listen to our guide's vivid stories of the rise and fall of Moscow.
  • Kolomenskoye Park:
    Former royal estate, the scenic area overlook the steep banks of the Moskva River.
  • Kremlin:
    Discover Russia's political center with a visit to the Armory Chamber. Admire more than 4,000 treasured artifacts in the chambers of one of the richest and oldest museums in Russia.
  • Our dinner tonight is nearby. The bright atmosphere in Red Square  makes it a perfect way to cap off the evening.
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Handpicked Local Specialties
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Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Moscow City Tour
Stunning Moscow Subway Stations
Stunning Moscow Subway Stations
Tretyakov Gallery
Tretyakov Gallery
  • Moscow Metro:
    Subway stations in Moscow are underground palaces - not to be missed. Today, we'll take the subway to see the exquisite decorations and murals at several stations.
  • Izmailovsky Market:
    Visit a local flea market known for its wide selection of traditional Russian trinkets.
  • Yeliseev Grocery Store:
    Feel like a local and browse the supermarket for specialty goods such as caviar, chocolate, and vodka.
  • Tretyakov Gallery:
    Discover 11th - 20th-century folk art and masterpieces covering a range of topics from the glory of the old tsars to modern folklife.
  • Dinner Cruise:
    Appreciate the beauty of Moscow at night while enjoying a delicious meal with VIP seating aboard our Moscow River cruise.
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Moscow River Cruise
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Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
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4 hrs

St. Petersburg
Church Of The Savior On Spilled Blood
Church Of The Savior On Spilled Blood
Taleon Hotel
Taleon Hotel

Moscow

  • Novodevichy Convent:
    Explore the pond in front of the convent and cemetery, said to be the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
  • Novodevichy Cemetery:
    One of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places – a veritable of who’s who of Russian politics and culture. Here you'll find the tombs of Bulgakov, Chekhov, Gogol, Mayakovsky, Prokofiev, and Stanislavsky among many other cultural notables. The most recent addition to the cemetery is former President Boris Yeltsin, whose tomb is marked by an enormous Russian flag.
  • High Speed Train:
    Travel along routes dating back to imperial times across the beautiful Russian countryside to St. Petersburg. The train is both comfortable and convenient.

St. Petersburg

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood:
    By the order of Czar Alexander III, the construction of this church took nearly 25 years to complete (an exclusive after-hours visit to avoid the daytime crowd).
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Chinese Cuisine
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Taleon Imperial Hotel
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Neva River Boat Tour
Neva River Boat Tour
  • Palace Square:
    Located three minutes from our hotel, the square is the center of St. Petersburg and the site of many historic events. The square features the Guards Corps Headquarters and the Alexander Column, an important symbol that marks the defeat of Napoleon.
  • State Hermitage Museum:
    Appreciate the magnificent artwork at your own pace with exclusive early admission to the museum.
  • Neva River Boat Tour:
    Travel back in time as you cruise the canals while listening to old stories of the ancient city.
  • St. Issac's Cathedral:
    See the cathedral's magnificent decor and ascend 300 steps up to the colonnade for a spectacular view of St. Petersburg.
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Historical Russian Bistro
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Catherine Palace and Gardens
Catherine Palace and Gardens
Premier Seating at the Russian Ballet
Premier Seating at the Russian Ballet
  • Catherine Palace and Garden:
    Known as the Tsar Village, enjoy immaculate garden landscapes and royal architecture (VIP access included).
  • Kazan Cathedral:
    The city's largest Orthodox church (self-guided visit).
  • Russian Ballet:
    We've arranged for special premier seats at one of the top Russian ballet companies. Note: Our priority is the Mariinsky Theater, but the performance schedule may be unpredictable. In case it is not available, we will arrange an alternate.
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Refund - Explore with our helpful maps & suggestions
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Taleon Imperial Hotel
St. Petersburg City Tour
Peterhof Summer Palace
Peterhof Summer Palace
Upper Garden and Lower Park with Fountains
Upper Garden and Lower Park with Fountains
  • Peterhof Palace:
    Tour the Summer Palace including the Grand Palace's upper and lower gardens (we have VIP access to avoid the crowds).
  • Peter and Paul Fortress: 
    The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg and thus the birthplace of the city.
  • Nevsky Prospect:
    From our hotel, we can see the city's largest bookstore, food market, department store & shopping center (in case we are watching the ballet tonight, the trip order will be slightly adjusted)
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12 mi
, 30 mins

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A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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Breakfast Box (Early Morning Flight)

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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 2 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
    • Accommodations:
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Visas:
      • Please apply for a visa within 60-180 days before the departure date. The processing cost is $300USD + mailing fees (subject to change)
      • You may submit your application in person or by mail to your regional Russian visa office (contact us for more details). If you live in the following states, we can help submit an application package to the regional Russian Visa Center: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah. Processing time is 3-5 weeks after your passport(s) are received.
      • Materials needed:
        • Travel confirmation letter (provided by Supera Tours)
        • Online application (we will complete this for you based your completed questionnaire - download)
        • One passport photo (different from photo on passport)
        • Passport valid for more than 6 months (based on the end of our trip). Must have at least 2 contiguous, blank "VISA" pages
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Moscow :

    Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel

    The only hotel located inside the Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), the Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo was designed by a famous Swedish architect, Christian Lundwall. Its convenient access from inside the airport allows guests to rest immediately after a long flight and adjust to the time difference. Rooms are equipped with free high-speed internet access, LCD flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, tea & coffee facilities, and individual climate control. The hotel restaurant and bar provide tantalizing dishes from all over the world.

    Executive Room    
    34 ~ 36 m² (366 ~ 388 ft²)
    90 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Executive Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 180 cm)

    Suzdal :

    Pushkarskaya Sloboda

    A stay in the Pushkarskaya Sloboda is like living in a real-life Russian fairytale. The hotel consists of several 19th-century buildings, traditional Russian log cabins, and a modern annex. The hotel offers a panoramic view of the Kamenka River and is walking distance to the Suzdal Kremlin. You will be staying in 4-star log cabins which offer a serene atmosphere and luxurious experience. The hotel also offers a variety of dining options specializing in delicious traditional Russian and European cuisines.

    Wooden House    
    20 m² (215 ft²)
    110 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    N/A
    Arranged with 2 Wooden House

    Moscow :

    Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

    Located in the heart of the city, this 5-star Victorian-style hotel offers you the best accommodations in Moscow. Walking distance to the Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil's Cathedral, you can easily visit these attractions multiple times throughout the day for different views. We have chosen this hotel not only for its top of the line accommodations but also for its central location. Traffic in Moscow is notoriously dense, but by staying at the center of Moscow, we can get to many attractions on foot instead of wasting precious vacation time sitting in traffic.

    Superior Room    
    30 m² (323 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Superior Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 200 cm)

    St. Petersburg :

    Taleon Imperial Hotel

    Once a palace, the 5-star Taleon Imperial Hotel is the only privately owned palace hotel in St. Petersburg. Each room is uniquely designed. The hotel has been expanded and renovated to preserve the historical heritage of the building. Today, the hotel combines old-world legacies and opulence with new world state-of-the-art luxury. The hotel is within walking distance to the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Church of Our Savior of the Spilled Blood. Supera Tours has chosen this hotel so our guests can feel like royalty while having modern amenities and easy access to main attractions.

    Superior Room    
    30 ~ 57 m² (323 ~ 614 ft²)
    110 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Superior Room + Rollaway Bed (110 x 200 cm)
    Barbara & Clair A.
    (10/18/2018) Barbara & Clair A.

    TERRIFIC TOUR — When traveling you want everything to be perfect. That's exactly what you do -- build perfect package tours. You packed a lot on this tour. We had high expectations for our Russia trip in general and it didn't disappoint. Russia was a dream vacation....

     

    Chrisine O.
    (09/01/2018) Chrisine O.

    ..thank you very much for making the arrangements for us to enjoy Russia. This place was very beautiful, I greatly appreciate your team for arranging this for me. I really enjoyed my time on this trip! It was really great getting to see Russia. I felt really comfortable with all the accommodations offered.

    Emily L.
    (09/01/2018) Emily L.

    The local tour guides were the best I have ever experienced! The tour leader (Andrew Pai) was fantastic!