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The Golden Ring

Russia

Travel to the land of the Tsars and discover the wonders of the former Soviet Empire. Start your adventure in Moscow, where the Kremlin and Red Square will leave you speechless. Delve into the rural heart of Suzdal and Vladimir, the jewels of the Golden Ring. Discover the ancient city of Yaroslavl before taking a 1st class train to St. Petersburg to admire the artistic legacy of the Hermitage.

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  • Departures from main US airports. See instructions for booking
  • International flights: US - Moscow, Saint Petersburg - US.
  • 2nd class seat train from Moscow – Vladimir and night on board the train from Yaroslavl - St Petersburg in a 1st class compartment.
  • 9 nights accommodation in Standard and Deluxe hotels. * See hotels included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide. See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
Notes

* For departures on 16th August, the hotel in Moscow will be Moscow Novotel Centre 4*, in Suzdal the Veliy Hotel Suzdal 3* and in St. Petersburg the Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel 4*.

* For departures on 6th September, the hotel in Moscow will be Moscow Novotel Centre 4*, in Suzdal th Knyazhy Dvor 3* and in St. Petersburg the Hotel Saint Petersburg 4*.

Visas services for the Embassy of the Russian Federation are managed by Invisa Logistics Services at their Visa Center, 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.Tel. (202) 827-0895; Fax (202) 827-0896. All applicants must first complete an online Visa Application Form at http://visa.kdmid.ru and then either appear in person at the Visa Center ($33 fee in addition to the Consular visa fees) or submit their application via a visa service. Details at https://washington.mid.ru/en/. (Note - although the Russian embassy recommends multiple-entry visas for US citizens, it is not necessary).

If your travell is in the next 4-6 weeks you will have to apply for the express visa. 

As an individual, you can have your visa processed at any consulate of the Russian Embassy in the United States (which can be found in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Houston, and Seattle) as well as at the Russian Visa Center in the USA (http://www.ils-usa.com).

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR PASSPORT DETAILS ARE CORRECT FOR THE LETTER OF INVITATION. The letter is necessary for making your visa application: IT IS NOT A VISA. If you have any questions please contact our Customer Service Team on +1 888-488-0592.

The visa application process requires an application form, a valid passport, one passport-sized photo, your trip confirmation from Exoticca, a Visa Support Letter (VSL) also provided by Exoticca, and a processing fee. If a revision is required after the VSL has been issued, there is a $50 per person Russia Visa Support Letter change fee that will be applied.

A single-entry visa is sufficient for itineraries with one entrance into the Russian Federation. Visa processing can take as long as 4-6 weeks during which time your passport will be unavailable for other international trips.

It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

Not included:

Visa (mandatory), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

 

Steps to follow
  • Entry requirements:
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity with 2 blank passport pages.
  • Visa*:
    A visa is required to enter the country. This is issued at the consulate before travel with a letter of invitation.
  • Currency:
    Russian Ruble.
  • Language:
    Russian.
  • Electricity:
    220 V. 2 pin European style plug..
  • Health:
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the U.S.
  • Time zone:
    UTC + 03:00.
  • Other useful information:
    Due to its size, Russia has great climatic variation however the predominant climate is continental.
  • Tourist Office website:
    http://www.russiatravel.com/
* The relevant tourist authorities can change the price of visas without prior notice
** Valid for travelers with U.S. passport
*** The conditions of visas may be modified by the authorities without notice

Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

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Airline: Air mauritus
Sábado 18 de febrero
Madrid
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Mauricio
15:30h
Vuelo de vuelta
Aerolinea: Air mauritus
Martes 25 de marzo
Mauricio
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Madrid
15:30h
  
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