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QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Aug 31- Sep 9

Arrival Airport

Moscow

Accommodation

3 Star Hotels and Homestays

Duration

8 Nights

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Group size

12-14

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EXPERIENCES TO EXPECT

  • Train journey through the backcountry
  • Suzdal itself is an experience, the town is not allowed to develop to preserve the old soviet look. You will be walking a lot , at least 12 km a day in average . That is the best way to experience a new place.
  • Parties that will extent to 5am in the streets of moscow
  • We will try Russian cuisine at several places. Modern and old.
  • You will learn basic Russian and Cyrillic alphabets as we pass through various beautiful metro stations everyday
  • See the 80m deep underground bunker , To feel how seriously prepared for a probable nuclear attack
  • What could be more romantic than a walk along the banks of the city's rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter what the time of day? No other major European city can rival this experience nor the atmosphere on the streets of St. Petersburg during the summer months - lively, friendly, romantic and bustling with people throughout the night as well as the day!

DAY 01 : FLY TO ST.PETERSBURG (LED)

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Well hello people, Let’s start our trip with a walk in streets after a few hours of nap for those who are jet lagged . If you have read enough of my posts, you know how we give importance to simple things like going out for a night walk . Post which we will also go out to see one of these bridge open up for incoming ships. It’s an event worthwhile watching . 1000s of locals come see this every night and clap when it's all done. Its a 2 am thing, so if you cant stay up until then, you will miss it.

DAY 02 : WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY

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We will take a walking tour of the town by 11 am-1pm understanding the history of Russia . After lunch , let’s head to the world’s second largest museum : home to over 3 million art pieces, which means you will stay there for nearly six years if you spend 1 minute by each piece of artwork, not to mention that you'd cover the distance of about 24 km (15 mi) , walking from one exhibit to the other.

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Moreover, there are 117 staircases in the Hermitage & more than 18,800 doors! .Yes, you will get lost, multiple times. But you will know where to find me:). Since it is a long day , we will relax sometime , watching a street performance as we wait for others to join us at the Palace square. Find the orange jacket folks. Today we will do a cookout session with others if you are game.

DAY 03 : C 189 SUBMARINE & THE PETERHOF PALACE

Here is a chance to look into the history of Submarines by getting into one. You will see Torpedos, Old communication instruments and even the living quarters of the Submarine staff.

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The Guide will be one of the people who actually worked in one of these submarines. (Click here to see)

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After lunch, we will head to the Peterhof palace. Peterhof is a town within the Petrodvortsovy district in St. Petersburg, at the shore of the Gulf of Finland, located just 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg. There’s a popular joke in St Petersburg about how locals wish the island on which the city stands on could drift toward Finland by sea. Or, as it has been told after the Crimea referendum, that St Petersburg should hold its own vote to join Finland once and for all.On the way back , we will also see the europe’s tallest building.

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DAY 04 : SAVIOUR OF SPILLED BLOOD & GRAND MAKET

Today we start our day with a Morning visit to the Savior on Spilled Blood. The Church was first built in 1883 to honor the memory of Alexander II, who was responsible for the emancipation of serfs in 1861 that put an end to Russian slavery - five years before the emancipation of slaves in the US. On March 13, 1881, Tsar's carriage was

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passing the embankment of Griboedov Canal, where the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is situated now when a grenade was thrown by an anarchist exploded. The killing attempt had failed as unhurt tsar got out of his carriage and started to remonstrate with the protestor. Although, a minute later a second conspirator threw another bomb killing himself and taking Alexander's II life with him. The site of the attack was marked with a temporary shrine whilst the plans for the more permanent memorial were undertaken. (Click here to see it)

THE GRAND MAKET ROSSIYA

This huge room contains mountains, cities, rivers and lakes, with lots of mechanised action that you can observe while strolling around the perimeter of the varied landscape. Tiny trains shuttle around the countryside, helicopters ascend, and trucks and cars move across bridges, up mountain roads and along industrial sites. The level of detail is staggering, from the spot-on recreations of Soviet-style apartment blocks, to the clothing worn by waiting passengers at the train depot. It's hard not to be charmed by this ambitious, miniaturised work of art.

ST.ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL

More than 100kg of gold leaf was used to cover the 21.8m-high dome alone. One has to overcome more than two hundred steps to get onto St. Isaac's Cathedral colonnade. Truly magnificent views of the Neva River, Isaakiyevskaya and Palace Squares, Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and other famous sights are seen from this place. Take overnight/ Early morning train to Moscow .

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DAY 05 : REACH MOSCOW & HEAD OUT TO EXPLORE THE CITY

We will check in , freshen up and head out for a City walking Tour.

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Even those who’ve never been to Moscow recognise the colourful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral,

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which sits on Red Square. During the early decades of the Soviet era, the Kremlin became an exclusive enclave where the state’s governing elite lived and worked. We will also do a quick visit to Gum shopping complex, which is one of the oldest complexes in the world.

DECLASSIFIED NUCLEAR BUNKER VISIT :

By evening we will head out to a nuclear bunker- 80 metre under earth. It is so well hidden that even when you are standing in front of it, you won’t realise the grand scale of it.We will reach back to Red square at night for its a place to be as they lit up the whole area. (Click here to see)

DAY 06 : VISIT VLADIMIR & SUZDAL

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We will head out from Moscow on a morning train to Vladimir. Only carry couple of pairs of clothes as we will only spend a night in Suzdal. We will be commuting by public transport to Suzdal from Vladimir, and back. Out of the the entire Russia trip, you will remember Suzdal the most.

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Suzdal is so perfect in fact, that I sensed a touch of design behind it – Soviet design, to be specific.It turns out that the Soviet Union decided to avoid building any modern buildings in Suzdal in order to preserve its tourist appeal, banning buildings over two stories high – except for cathedrals, of course. So today Suzdal has none of the tall apartment blocks that characterize other former Soviet towns and cities, but is instead filled with beautiful churches and wooden houses!

DAY 07 : REACH BACK TO MOSCOW BY EVENING

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Today we will come back to Moscow by evening and head out to famous Arbat street , Immerse ourselves in the famous Banya bath and try our hands on electric scooters.

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DAY 08 : IZMAILOVO MARKET & TECHNO PARTY

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The bazaar is attended by merchants from regions all over Russia and is a favoured shopping destination for locals and tourists alike, brimming with items ranging from books, baskets, retro toys and furniture to Soviet memorabilia, fur hats, nesting dolls, and traditional artwork. We will try to finish off ballet show also before today evening.

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Since it's a Friday night , today we head out to a good techno club. You are guaranteed to have a crazy time here.

DAY 09 : ASTRONAUTICS MUSEUM & ATTEND OTHER MUSIC CONCERTS

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We will head to the Memorial Museum of Astronautics, it celebrates the history of Russia’s 20th-century space travel achievements, with around 85,000 items on space technology, astronomy, and space travel.

A 5 min walk will take us to the Park where will see these mass street performances.