Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

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  • Walking tour
  • Cooking classes
  • Waterfalls
  • Art and architecture
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Ends Moscow, Russia
  • +4
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Get to know St Petersburg on a walking tour.
  • Learn how to cook a Karelian specialty.
  • Take a boat trip to Kizhi Island.
  • Let creativity flow with a matryoshka painting class.
Start in Saint Petersburg and end in Moscow, the trip "Back Roads Of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow" is a guided walking tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Sergiev Posad, Petrozavodsk, Saint Petersburg and 3 other destinations in Russia. "Back Roads Of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Russia is the world’s largest nation, which means there’s no shortage of things to see or do here. With us, you won’t just stick to the main sights in Moscow and St Petersburg. Head beyond these two cities to see Russia’s quieter side in the villages of Petrozavodska and Kizhi Island, or the cluster of ancient towns known as the Golden Ring. Discover standout landscapes like Ruskeala National Park’s marble canyon. Want a little bit of everything? You’ll find it in Russia.
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  • Day 1: Saint-Petersburg
  • Day 2: Saint-Petersburg
  • Day 3: Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala
  • Day 4: Sortavala/Petrozavodsk
  • Day 5: Petrozavodsk
  • Day 6: Petrozavodsk/Moscow
  • Day 7: Moscow/Sergiyev Posad
  • Day 8: Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl-Zalessky
  • Day 9: Pereslavl-Zalessky/Moscow
  • Day 10: Moscow
  • Day 11: Moscow
  • Day 12: Moscow
  • Hotels (9 nts), guest house (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD420-550 for meals not included.
  • Private vehicle, overnight train, boat.
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: Karelian Cooking Class
  • Kinerma
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Matryoshka Painting Class
  • Sergiyev Posad
  • St Petersburg walking tour
  • Kizhi Island boat tour
  • Ruskeala Quarry walk
  • Kinerma walking tour
  • Karelian cooking class
  • The Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery tour
  • Matryoshka painting class
  • Pereslavl-Zelesskiy guided tour
  • Barbecue with local family
  • Tour of Alexandrov Kremlin
  • Red Square visit
  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to Saint Petersburg and from Moscow are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 02 February 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 February 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

minimum 12 years old

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
  • 2. Travel Style : Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 3. Service Level : Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 4. Physical Grading : 3 - Average Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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