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zFrom Odessa to St. Petersburg

14 days

14 Day Small Group Escorted Tour

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers…

  • Delight in the summer palaces, ancient fortresses and peaceful fishing villages that dot the European and Asian shores on your Bosphorus cruise.
  • Enjoy a performance at the Odessa Opera & House.
  • Delve into Ukrainian folktales when you visit Bald Mountain, a legendary gathering place for witches.
  • Behold the priceless collections of the Kremlin Armory Museum and the storied Hermitage.
  • Explore the historic Russian towns of Vladimir and Suzdal and then venture deeper into the Golden Ring to Yuryev Polsky and Alexandrov, the ancient capital of Ivan the Terrible.

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Day
1

Welcome to Odessa

Enjoy a guided walking tour including the Potemkin Stairs, Cathedral and Vorontsov’s Palace. This evening, attend a stellar performance at the renwoned Odessa Opera & Ballet Theater. Meals B

Day
2

History and art in Odessa

Gain insight into the city’s long-ago and World War II history as you descend into the Catacombs for a guided visit. Then tour the extensive collection of the Fine Arts Gallery, set in a handsome 19th-century noble residence. Meals B

Day
3

Fly to Kiev

Upon arrival, your tour includes St. Sophia c. Inspired by the Hagia Sophia you visited in Istanbul, this magnificent cathedral contributed to the spread of Christianity throughout Russia. You’ll also see the imposing Golden Gate and
Kievo-Pecharska Lavra, a monastic complex of gold-domed churches. Meals B

Day
4

Traditions and legend in the Ukraine

Learn about traditional life as you discover authentic wooden churches and homes gathered from villages across the country. Then visit Bald Mountain, the inspiration for the eponymous orchestral work by Mussorgsky. Meals B,L

Day
5

Onward to Moscow

Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer to your deluxe hotel. Meals B,D

Day
6

Discover the Russian capital

Expertly guided sightseeing shows you Red Square c, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent c and the Bolshoi Theater. Then enter within the walls of the Kremlin c for a tour and discover the glittering Imperial treasures of the Armory Museum. Meals B

Day
7

Into the countryside of the Golden Ring

Visit Alexandrov, the Russian capital under Ivan the Terrible and Yuryev Polsky, a classic country town with one of Russia’s oldest cathedrals. Continue to Suzdal and check in to your charming and comfortable inn. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Excursion to ancient Suzdal c and Vladimir c

Visit the 11th-century town of Suzdal and St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir. Nearby, the Church of the Intercession is set in a riverside meadow. Delight in this rarely-visited gem, one of Russia’s most romantic visions. Meals B,L

Day
9

Back to Moscow

Return to Moscow for a free afternoon. Meals B

Day
10

By high-speed rail to St. Petersburg c

Tour the extensive art collection of the Hermitage, set in the opulent erstwhile palace of the Czars. Enjoy a leisurely stay at our deluxe hotel in the heart of town. Meals B

Day
11

The Catherine Palace & City Tour

Visit the dazzling Catherine Palace for a tantalizing look into the opulent life of Peter the Great’s wife. Return to the city where you’ll tour St. Isaac’s Cathedral and see the Church of the Spilled Blood, set along a lovely city canal. Meals B

Day
12

Excursion to The Peterhof

From mid May through mid September, the exuberant fountains of The Peterhof are on full display and you’ll enjoy an unforgettable visit to this spectacular summer estate of Peter the Great. Meals B,D

Day
13

At leisure in St. Petersburg

This day is free to enjoy and explore as you wish. Meals B

Day
14

Farewell St. Petersburg

Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B

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Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows. Additional surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

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Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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