Russia: Land of the Czars

Moscow, the Golden Ring, and St. Petersburg

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 1+, Easiest. This is a relaxed cultural adventure, with walks that should be “easy-to-moderate” for the average active traveler. For your own enjoyment, we recommend that you make a special effort to be in good physical condition. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.


The weather in Moscow and St. Petersburg is surprisingly mild, with average daytime temperatures in the 60 and low 70s. However, temperatures can vary wildly from sunny and warm to rainy and overcast days, dipping as low as the 40s. May to September is generally the best season to visit Russia. Note that in summer, it can often be very hot, as high as in the high 80s.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.