Russia & Beyond: Customized Tours

We customize itineraries both for individuals and special-interest groups throughout Russia and the Baltic Countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Kazakhstan and many of the other former Republics.

What’s new in Moscow in 2015 ?

– Fabulous Radisson dinner-cruises on the Moscow River

Arkhangelskoe Estate- being  restored to its former palatial grandeur – it was the last palace the the last Czars enjoyed leisure time before being sent to Siberia where they perished

Stalin’s Bunker during World War II was recently opened to the public. It is 18 stories underground – but remember to take the elevator up… which is available and recommended!

Leninsky Gorky, an estate which is dedicated to the life of Lenin with many personal artifacts for those who are intrigued  with history.

Individuals

We offer a wide array of hotels in all categories, from which you can create your own “city packages” from Moscow to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.  We can customize a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway routes, from Moscow to Beijing, or to the Russian Far East, for those who are adventuresome.

If you are interested in visiting the ancient, historic towns of the Golden Ring, we offer full day excursions from Moscow to VladimirSuzdal and Sergeev Posad, or perhaps try our comprehensive Delights of Old Russia .

Why not discover the fine arts and crafts of Russia, with visits to Ghzel, where fine ceramics are crafted; to Fedosinko and Palekh, renowned for the exquisite lacquered boxes; and to Gus Kritsalny, where fine crystal is made. And we can arrange visits with local artists.

We offer fine shore excursions in St. Petersburg, and Moscow designed to your interests, with top guides, as well as at the Scandinavian ports of Copenhagen and Stockholm to mention a few of the European ports of call. From Moscow, discover the memorable homes of Russia’s greats: Chekhov’s Melekhovo, Tolstoi’s Yasnaya Polyana or Pasternak’s dacha at Peredelkino. In St. Petersburg, tour the Pushkin House Museum as well as the Dostoevsky House Museum.

If you are a history buff, trace the footsteps of the last Romanov Czars – from Moscow to St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, Siberia.  Discover our new package program “In Search of Tolstoi“, which takes you to his country estate, Yasnaya Polyana, and to his Moscow winter home.  This tour package focuses on some of the highlights of this world-famous writer’s life and times, and of course the War of 1812, and his masterpiece “War and Peace“.  2012 marked the 200th year celebration of the defeat of Napoleon’s army. We offer Jewish-interest tours in Russia, Central Europe and the Baltic countries.

Groups

We customize all programs for groups – large or small, and can arrange special events and venues, depending on the special interests.  For student groups, we can arrange visits to schools. And if you like one of our departures, but wish other dates, or a modified itinerary, we can of course tailor to your needs.

Make Moscow & St. Petersburg “musts” in 2015