Experience the old and new Russia by plane, RV, boat & train!
Join us for the RV-lution of Russia’s “Golden Ring,” where you will meet the New and Old Russia. Don’t miss out on this Inaugural Russia Caravan with Fantasy’s Field Operation Managers Paul & Lisa Mitchell. Many of you know the Mitchells who have been our overseas experts for over 15 years. In addition to the Mitchells you will be accompanied by our native Russian travel specialist, Gregory Temking. Our international connoisseurs will show you the time of your life!
After flying together from NYC we begin our tour in Moscow – Russia’s modern capital city, where we check into our hotel and have dinner with a birds-eye view of the city. The next day we move into our RVs and begin driving Russia’s ‘Golden Ring’ – an arc of cities where magnificent pieces of Russia’s past have been preserved.
Traveling in an RV through Russia allows us to stop and walk the ancient streets thru the quaint villages, taste the specialty foods, marvel at all the famous onion dome churches and soak up the Russian ambiance. We visit the Cathedrals, stop at the markets, drive along the rivers, sip coffee at a café, camp among breathtaking scenery, and watch the life of Russia all around you.
Moscow where Red Square is the beating heart of a historical, yet wealthy and very modern city. It leads to the Kremlin which dates back to medieval times beginning in the 12th century. The Kremlin is the most recognized icon of mystery and intrigue of the Soviet Union and today houses the seat of government, numerous museums and six cathedrals plus Lenin’s Tomb.
Moscow’s Metro must be considered one of the best subway systems in the world. The subway was started in 1935 and completed with it beautifully adorned walls of art after World War II. From here a walk down Arbat Street, brings you to a popular pedestrian district lined with smart boutiques, galleries and cafes.
The gleaming cupola’s of Russia largest cathedral, Christ the Savior, can be seen from many points in the city. A visit to the interior awes one with beautiful frescos.
Tretyakov Gallery located in one of the oldest districts in Moscow and houses the National Museum of Russian Fine Art. It houses a collection of more than 130,000 paintings, sculptures and graphics from Russian artists dating back to the 11th century.
St Petersburg founded as the new capital of the Russian Empire more than 300 years ago (1703), was the creation of Tsar Peter the Great. The city was named after his patron saint, Peter. Known today as the Venice of the North, the city is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
St Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest church in the city and was originally built to be the main church of the Russian Empire. The 200 pounds of gold on the Cathedral’s dome dominates the skyline and the elaborately decorated interior can seat 14,000.
Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace, built by Peter the Great’s daughter the Empress Elizabeth and home of the tsars. Today it is one of the most splendid museums in the world. In 1764 Catherine the Great began her private art collection and today more than 1,000 room house nearly three million exhibits and displays showcasing some of the world’s greatest art. The building itself is lavishly adorned with gold leaf, malachite, jasper, agate and marble. See masterpieces by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Rodin and more.
Peterhof ,the magnificent summer residence of the Russian royalty was commissioned by Peter the Great commissioned as ‘Versailles by the Sea’ be built in 1714. The site is a grand palace set atop a hill surrounded by a park, several smaller palaces and magnificent fountains culminating in the Grand Cascade. This Grand Cascade is surrounded by statues and sculptures. The area is made up of three waterfalls, almost 150 fountains with 2,000 jets shooting water and totally run by gravity. If this doesn’t take your breath away wait until you see Catherine’s Wing during our guided tour of Peterhof.
RVing in Russia will bring you the best witnessing of ancient and modern history in a new and expanding modern culture.