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Discovering the Russian Empire

  • Moscow Vladimir Suzdal Vladimir Nizhny Novgorod Kazan
  • After an immersion in the Russian capital, discover the cities of the Golden Ring, which were once among the most powerful in the world. Explore the fortified city of Nizhny Novgorod and join Kazan, the sublime capital of Tatarstan, founded by the Golden Horde on the banks of the Volga and conquered by Ivan the Terrible.

day 1 - Moscow
Voyage à Moscou, Vue aérienne | Tsar Voyages
Vue aérienne

Arrival in Moscow. Welcome by your driver and transfer to the hotel.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 2 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Place Rouge
Place Rouge
Visite Moscou - Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Voyage Moscou - Galerie Tretiakov
Galerie Tretiakov

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Meeting with your personal guide and drive for a Moscow city tour by transport: Discover the Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, the GUM supermarket, the Kremlin, the Bolshoy theatre, Tverskaya Street, and the Sparrow mountain ("Vorobyevi Gory") with its superb view over Moscow and finally the view of the Novodevichy convent.   

Free time for lunch, then guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery: Housed in the private mansion of collector Pavel Tretyakov, in the heart of the picturesque Moscow district of "Zamoskvorietchié", the "Tretyakova" gathers the most important collection of Russian art and icons in the world and covers the history of Russia in the 11th and 20th centuries. 

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 3 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Kremlin

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time to discover the city by yourself (In option: guided visit of the Kremlin and its Cathedrals, Kremlin Armoury).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - Vladimir - Suzdal
Vladimir - Cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
Vladimir - Cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
Voyage Russie, Anneau d'or, Vladimir - Vue panoramique de Vladimir
Vue panoramique de Vladimir

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by the fast train to Vladimir. You will be welcomed at the Vladimir station by your driver. Transfer to the excursion office. Meeting with your English-speaking guide.

Collective guided tour of Vladimir: St. Dimitri's Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Dormition. Free time for lunch. Vladimir and Suzdal are two must-see cities of the Golden Ring. They will plunge you into the heart of 12th century Russia thanks to their cathedrals and monasteries listed as UNESCO heritage sites. Vladimir was founded on the Kliazma in the 12th century, and was for a long time the rival of Kiev and then Moscow.

Transfer to Suzdal, free time for lunch and afternoon to discover the city (In option: Visit of Bogoliubovo and its cathedral).

Free time for dinner, and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 5 - Suzdal - Nizhny Novgorod
Voyage Souzdal - Kremlin

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning. (In option: City tour of Suzdal on foot, 3h).

Transfer to the train station at Vladimir.

Departure by train at 15h40 to Nizhny-Novgorod. Arrival at 5h43. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Free time for dinner, and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 6 - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan
Voyage Russie - Voyage Nijni Novgorod - Kremlin
Kremlin de Nijni Novgorod
Voyage Nijni Novgorod - Panorama

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meeting with your guide and discovery of this city at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka. From the 13th century, Nizhny Novgorod was a commercial crossroads and a strategic military place, which was forbidden to foreigners until 1991. Its magnificent 16th-century fortified Kremlin is considered to be one of the models of a Russian fortress. It offers a splendid view of the river and the region.

Free afternoon. Transfer to the station. Departure for Kazan at 21h25. 

Free dinner (picnic or meal in the dining car of the train).

day 7 - Kazan
Voyage Kazan - Mosquée
Voyage Kazan - Mosquée
Voyage Kazan - Kremlin

Arrival in the early morning. The driver will wait for you to drive you to the hotel. The room will be ready for your arrival. Settle into your room, and then have breakfast. 

Meeting your guide for a pedestrian visit of Kazan: You will discover the Orthodox Cathedral of Peter and Paul and the Azimovskaya and Marddjan mosques, the most beautiful places of the city: the Freedom Square (Svobodi), the Tukaya, May 1, Lake Kaban, Kazanskii Posad, and the University . 

Then, visit the city's atypical Kremlin with your guide, which brings together elements of Tatar, Russian, and European cultures in one site. You will admire the 13 towers, the Quol-Sharif Mosque, the Blagoveshenskii Cathedral, the Syuyumbuke Tower, the Court dedicated to the Cannons, the Spasskaya Tower and the Presidential Palace.

Free time for dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

day 8 - Kazan
Voyage Russie - Le temple de toutes les religions de Kazan
Temple de Toutes les Religions

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Free and personal discovery of the city (In option: a day of excursion to the island of Svyazhsk, the monastery of Raifa and the Temple of all religions).

Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 9 - Kazan
Voyage Kazan - Kremlin

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning.

Transfer to the airport. Return flight.

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. Accommodation (as mentioned or similar) in standard room on double basis (unless your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transport mentioned 

. Guided tours mentioned with an English-speaking guide and entrance tickets


. Unsigned meals (lunch, diner)

. Possible public transport costs

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional tours and services


. These services are only included if they are explicitly indicated in your quotation


. Deposit of 30% of the total amount of the tour when booking it

. The rest of amount (70%) 45 days before departure

. The order of the visits may be modified according to the confirmation of the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons

. Non-contractual photos

. In case of a delay in the delivery of baggage at the airport, and according to the Warsaw Convention, the recipient (the passenger) must personally send a written protest to the actual carrier (the company operating the flight, which may be different from the company selling the ticket in the case of a code-share flight) within 21 days from the day on which the baggage was placed at his disposal.


. If the cancellation occurs more than 45 days before your departure, the cancellation fee is 15% of the total amount of the trip.

. Between 45 days and 31 days before departure, it amounts 30% of the total amount of the trip.

. Between 30 days and 15 days, it amounts 50%.

. Between 14 days and 8 days, it amounts 75%.

. If the cancellation occurs less than 7 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount.

Special cases: 100% cancellation fee may be applied upon registration on certain services, including, unless otherwise stated, on all plane tickets, train tickets and show tickets. These charges are calculated in addition to the general cancellation fee.


The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 and Article L.211-2 II of the Tourism Code. You will therefore benefit from all the rights granted to packages. Tsar Voyages will be responsible for the proper execution of the package as a whole. In addition, Tsar Voyages has a protection in order to refund your payments and, if the transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in case it becomes insolvent.

Please note that Tsar Voyages cannot be held responsible for the following events: 

. Consequences of unforeseeable or unavoidable events of a third party such as: wars, political unrest, strikes, riots, technical or administrative incidents outside Tsar Voyages, airspace congestion, bad weather, delays (including in the dispatch of mail...), breakdowns, loss or theft of luggage or other personal effects of travellers. 

. Cancellation imposed by exceptional and unavoidable circumstances, for reasons related to the maintenance of the security of the travellers, for injunction of an administrative authority: in this case, Tsar Voyages reserves the right to modify the dates, schedules or routes planned in order to ensure the security of the travellers, without any possible recourse.

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