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The Golden Ring


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.
  • Letter of invitation to process your visa. It is imperative that your passport details are correct. This is not a visa. ****

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

** If the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Moscow: Moscow Novotel Centre 4*

Suzdal: Veliy Hotel Suzdal 3* or Knyazhy Dvor 3*.

St. Petersburg: Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel 4* or Hotel Saint Petersburg 4*.

*** If you require a vegetarian meal for your included lunch, please request this with our Customer Service team.

**** Once your booking and details of your reservation are confirmed, you will receive an invitation letter from our supplier. You will receive it at least one month before your departure date.

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 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 (Note - although the Russian embassy recommends multiple-entry visas for US citizens, it is not necessary). 

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 (

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.

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 :
  • 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 :
* 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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Aerolinea: Air mauritus
Martes 25 de marzo
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