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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.

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

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel.

Rendez-vous avec votre guide pour un tour de ville en transport : découvrez la Place Rouge, la Cathédrale Saint Basile le Bienheureux, le GOUM, le Kremlin, le Bolchoï, la place du Manège, la rue Tverskaïa, puis le Mont "Vorobievi" (ou mont des moineaux) avec son superbe panorama et enfin la vue sur le couvent Novodiévitchi.

Déjeuner libre et après-midi visite guidée de la galerie Tretiakov : Installée dans l’hôtel particulier du collectionneur Pavel Trétiakov, au coeur du pittoresque quartier Zamoskvorietchié, la Tretiakovka rassemble la plus importante collection d’art russe et d’icônes au monde et couvre l’histoire picturale de la Russie du XIe au XXe siècle. 

Dîner libre et nuit à l'hôtel.

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.

Guided visit of Vladimir: the Cathedral of Dormition, the Cathedral of St-Dimitry dating from 1197, and the Golden Gate.

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. The morning is free.

Transfer to the train station at Vladimir.

Departure by train at 15h40 to Nizhny-Novgorod. Arrival at 17h43. Transfer to the hotel.

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. Its magnificent fortified Kremlin from the 16th century is considered to be one of the models of Russian fortresses. It offers a splendid view of the river and the region.

Free afternoon. Take a stroll along the Bolshaya Pokrovka pedestrian street, one of the oldest in the city, which runs through the park and past the beautiful 19th-century mansions.

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.

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 morning.

Transfer to the airport. Return flight.

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. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets


. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program


. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation


. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 


. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

Ticketing service: except if specified otherwise, flight and train tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable

Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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