2019 Russia Tours
with Sanchara 

Welcome to Russia !

Announcing our 2019 Russia Tours - Moscow & Petersburg

April - October

Individual Tours

Special Discount for Families

Private Tours

Adventure Tours

Custom Tours 

Most suitable for expats.

Moscow & Petersburg Tours

Trans Siberian Railway Tours

Moscow Golden Ring Tours

Please contact

Welcome to Sanchara Travel Page! We are proud to announce our first 2019 Russia Tours ! Our aim is to organize the most fascinating journey so you can ever experience the rythem of the world’s most exceptional destination, Russia. To make your once-in-a-lifetime journey we have only private or individual Russia & Petersburg combine tours. You will get English (or any other Language) speaking guides, downtown hotels and even Russian visa support included in your package. 

All tours organizing with the support of professional travel company in the Russian Federation and accredited in the Russian Immigration Department.

I take care of the entire organization of your stay in Russia. Most of tours I personally accompany you or your group, sharing my knowledge with you during your visits and walks.

From April to November

Personal Guide/Translator

Including 4* or 5* Hotels

Internal Train Tickets

 Vehicle & Driver

Breakfast

CLASSIC

19.03.2019 - 30.10.2019

8 days & 7 nights. Star class hotels.

Bed & Breakfast

Transport and Train Tickets

Tour Code MSPB 001

From:

$1950 p.p.

GOLDEN

19.03.2019 - 30.10.2019

11 days & 10 nights. Star class hotels.

Bed & Breakfast

Transport and Train Tickets

Tour Code MSPB 002

From:

$2750 p.p.

TRANS SIBERIAN

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

10 days & 9 nights. Star class hotels.

Bed & Breakfast

Transport and Train Tickets

Tour Code MICH 003

From:

$2200 p.p.

 

Let me introduce myself. My name's Rokhan Direkz and I'm from Russia. But I was born in Sri Lanka and last 30 years living in Moscow, Russian Federation. Of course I can speak good Russian, English and as well as some German.

I am an active travel blogger and I am running www.sanchara.lk web site and writing my travel experience in other countries, which I travelled more than 85 countries last 20 years.


My insatiable desire to learn new things have led me to cultivate a particular interest in travel, tourism and local history. I visited lot of interesting places in Russia including regions, big cities, museums etc, in order to find out more about the rich cultural history of Russia  so that I can pass my experience with professional and interesting way.

I love travel and of course city where I am living. Talk to me for all your travel needs in Russia. I am ready to help you and your family to share my experience in this wonderful country.

Rokhan Direkz - Moscow

 

Contact Me or Submit your booking request

Ready to book? Submit your request, indicate travel dates and number of travelers. I will be in touch with you shortly to clarify the details.

ROKHAN DIREKZ

 

Sanchaara 2019

 

DAY ONE - MOSCOW

The Arrival in Moscow.

Your travel begins from the arrival at the airport in Moscow, and I personnaly (or my representative) will escort you to your hotel. It will be your free day, you may have a rest and relax, or we can arrange some additional events. Depend on the time of your arrival)

INCLUDED:

* Meeting at the Airport

* Transfer to Hotel

DAY TWO - MOSCOW CITY TOUR

 

After your breakfast at the hotel we will start our Moscow city tour. Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation, the biggest country in the world. This tour is a great start to your trip and the best way to get acquainted with many of the city's major highlights. I will explain you interesting stories about Moscow on a route that includes such places as:

   *Vorobyevi Hills with incredible view of the city from an observation point,

   *Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Josep Stalin and one of Russia’s leading schools of higher education. 

  *Kutuzovsky Prospect,

  *the New Arbat,

  *Tverskaya street

  *Sofiya’s Embankment

  *Moscow Triumphal Gates and

  *Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, which are two memorials of two wars with Napoleon- Conqueror and Nazi Hitler's Germany.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Moscow City Tour

DAY THREE - MOSCOW CITY TOUR

 

Excursion to the;

  * Moscow Kremlin - The excursion starts in the morning, after your breakfast at the hotel. The symbol of entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World. The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River.

  * Lenin mausoleum - is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.

  * Kremlin Cathedrals 

Cathedral Square is famous as the site of solemn coronation and funeral processions of all the Russian tsars, patriarchs, and Grand Dukes of Moscow. Even today, the square is used in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Russia.

  *the Patriarch's Palace. The Patriarch’s Palace is one of the best monuments of Moscow civil architecture of the mid-17th century. The Palace was erected on Patriarch Nikon’s order by Russian masters in 1653-1655 on the spot of ancient constructions of Metropolitans' and later Patriarchs' residence in the Moscow Kremlin.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Moscow City Tour including Lenin Mausoleum

* Optional-Tour to VDNKHA Park -Cosmos Pavillion or Moscow City Night Tour

DAY FOUR - MOSCOW & PETERSBURG

 

Moving from Moscow to St. Petersburg by «Sapsan» high-speed train.

After breakfast, transfer takes you from the hotel to the railway station, and will go to St. Petersburg. You will be taken by a transfer from the railway station and brought to a hotel in St. Petersburg. 

Situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May [703. On 1 September 1914, the name was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, on 26 January 1924 to Leningrad, and on 1 October 1991 back to its original name. During the periods 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of Imperial Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved to Moscow.

Saint Petersburg is one of the most modern cities of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

 

You will have free time, and in the evening your night Saint-Petersburg panoramic excursion starts. You’ll see the main sights of the center of the city such as: ensemble of

  *Palace Square - Many significant events took place there, including the Bloody Sunday massacre and parts of the October Revolution of 1917. 

  *St. Isaac's Square

  *Senate Square - formerly known as Decembrists' Square in 1925-2008, and Peter's Square, before 1925, is a city square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is situated on the left bank of the Bolshaya Neva, in front of Saint Isaac's Cathedral. In 1925 it was renamed Decembrists Square to commemorate the Decembrist Revolt, which took place there in 1825.

  *Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. You will learn the most interesting facts about the history of the city on the Neva River and see the bridges.

  *Optional- Visit to see opening bridges

Only during the summer navigation season.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* High Speed Train Ticket - Moscow Petersburg

DAY FIVE - PETERSBURG

 

Excursion to Hermitage and Winter palace.

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint PetersburgRussia. The second-largest art museum in the world,it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum complex consists of five buildings, which are located on the Neva River, Palace Square and the Millionth street. One of the buildings - the

  *Winter Palace (residence of Russian Emperors) - The Winter Palace was the official residence of the Russian Emperors from 1732 to 1917.Today, as part of one of the world's best known museums, the palace attracts an annual 3.5 million visitors.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Special Excursion to Winter Palace

DAY SIX - PETERSBURG

 

Excursion to Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France. (UNESCO World Heritage Site.)

  

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Special Excursion to Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

DAY SEVEN - PETERSBURG

 

Excursion to town

  *Pushkin. (Catherine Palace, Amber Room and the walk in Park).

During our tour to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), you will be transported by Imperial Tsarskoye Selo road. Here is situated one of the world's greatest pearls - country residence of Russian emperors. You will visit the

  *Great Catherine Palace, keeping the unique art treasures, the famous Amber Room, and see spread out in front of the palace of a magnificent park, covering more than 100 hectares.

Option- Leave from Petersburg to your destination country.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Full Tour to Pushkin

DAY EIGHT - PETERSBURG 

 

Departure from Petersburg)

Departure to airport.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Transfer to Airport

IMPORTANT: Sightseeing program will be adjusted to your flight schedule. 

 

The Arrival in Moscow.

Your travel begins from the arrival at the airport in Moscow, and I personnaly (or my representative) will escort you to your hotel. It will be your free day, you may have a rest and relax, go to the restaurant, or for a walk.

INCLUDED:

* Meeting at the Airport

* Transfer to Hotel

After your breakfast at the hotel we will start our Moscow city tour. Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation, the biggest country in the world. This tour is a great start to your trip and the best way to get acquainted with many of the city's major highlights. I will explain you interesting stories about Moscow on a route that includes such places as:

   *Vorobyevi Hills with incredible view of the city from an observation point,

   *Moscow Red Square and Kremlin 

   *Kutuzovsky Prospect,

   *the New Arbat,

   *Tverskaya street

   *Sofiya’s Embankment

   *Moscow Triumphal Gates and

  *Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, which are two memorials of two wars with Napoleon- Conqueror and Nazi Hitler's Germany.

INCLUDED:

* Breakfast

* Moscow City Tour

Spend the day on board your train heading to Beijing City with other foreign and Russian travellors.

INCLUDED:

* 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Beijing trains;

* Transfer to the Train Station.

IMPORTANT: Sightseeing program will be adjusted to your flight schedule. 

Early in the morning, you arrive in Beijing city. Upon arrival, you are transferred and check in to your hotel.

INCLUDED:

* Transfer from Railway station to Hotel or Airport.

Accommodation (INCLUDED)

Accommodation at remarkable star class hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg. 

Moscow-Petersbarg or Moscow -Beijing ticket (INCLUDED)

Regular class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg and or Sleep train tickets. And Moscow-Beijing 1st or 2nd Class tickets.

Breakfast (INCLUDED)

Breakfasts at the hotels

Russian & China Visa Support Service (INCLUDED)

Russian and China visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand , UK, and EU citizens. Visa support (Invitation) for other countries citizens.

Entrance Fees (INCLUDED)

Entrances fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin territory , Novodevichy Convent, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace;

All transfers per program. (INCLUDED)

Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary

Professional Guides (INCLUDED)

Rich sightseeing tours with professional English or Sinhala speaking guides

NOT INCLUDED

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses & insuarance. Meals and drinks in the trains.

Please reload

Child Policy - Up to 5 years no payment on hotel charges(sharing same room and no additional bed), no Sapsan (from Moscow to SPB) train ticket payment (no separate seat) and no Moscow & SPB city transport charges. But charges apply for Russian visa service facilities.

From 5-10 years 50% payment on hotel (sharing same bed) and train charges. Also Russian visa charges will apply.

Up to 5 years -50 USD

From 6- 12 years - 35% from std. tour charge (sharing same room)

 

It's easy to pay through wire transfer; however it could take 3 - 7 days for the payment to reach our side. If you prefer this method, after finalizing we will send you our bank details.

Tour packages are confirm upon receipt of 50% of the total cost of the package. Balance payble in full 30 days prior to arrival. Full payment is required if tour is booked less than 30 days.