- Explore Russia's mighty capital, Moscow
- Visit lesser known Novgorod, Russia's oldest city
- Discover St Petersburg's Hermitage and Catherine's Palace
This trip reveals the best of Russia's three most fascinating cities and includes entrances to the key monuments of this fascinating country. Free time is also essential to absorb the atmosphere and make the most of other optional visits, such as the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, or a hydrofoil ride out to the stunning Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg. A short stop in Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia, completes this cultural experience and offers a peaceful break in a busy itinerary.
What makes this trip responsible?
Our local partners support various local associations including Nochlezhka NGO, who provide a night bus service to offer mobile care for the homeless people of St Petersburg. They provide tea, coffee, food, blankets, health care, warm clothing and links to social services. Should you wish to bring any old clothes to be distributed, your group leader will ensure they are donated to the charity once you reach St Petersburg. The optional cycling tour is a highlight of the trip for many, as Pavlovsk Park does not benefit from the same tourism as other major sites so your participation will surely boost knowledge of the park amongst authorities as well as promote self-sustainability.
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Saint Basil\'s Cathedral