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Russia Genealogy and Heritage Tours

Private escorted tour of Russia...take a Russian tour with us today!

Ask us about a custom heritage tour of Russia including general sightseeing such as a St. Petersburg tour, Moscow tour, Pushkin tour, Hermitage tour, Golden Ring tour, Lake Baikal tour, Siberian tour and any village, town or experience in between. Take a Russia genealogy tour and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors, see your heritage come to life and get a taste of present day Russia.

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Visit Russia and discover a country whose historic past stretches from the Imperial to the Communist and everything in between. St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and is the cultural capital of Russia. Known as the “Venice of the North”, this city boasts a huge array of fascinating and important historical sights. It would be difficult to condense all the amazing points of interest in the immediate area however, starting with the enthralling city itself, the remarkable St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Palace Square, Peter & Paul’s Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood bear special mention.

 

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Slightly further a field, you’ll find yourself submerged by the historic remnants of Russia’s glorious Imperial past. A day trip to Pushkin (formally Tsarskoye Selo) where you can see Alexander Palace will do just that. This was the last known residence of Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra and a majestic neo-classical backdrop for many events throughout world history. Following your tour of the Alexander, a stop at nearby Catherine Palace would further steep your senses in the Russian Imperial Age. This palace was once the residence of Catherine the Great and is most famous for its “Amber Room” which was dubbed the 8th wonder of the world. How about exploring a massive park ornamented with fountains, pavilions and statues? You can see all this and more at the Grand Palace and Park of Peterhof as its grounds feature 3 major cascades and over 140 fountains. Finally, a relaxing evening boat trip along the Neva would be the perfect end to a day filled with new discoveries as you take in Russia’s famous “White Nights” from the water.

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Of course, no tour of St. Petersburg would be complete without stopping by the Hermitage Museum that houses one of the largest and most significant art collections in the world. Also included is a visit to the Winter Palace and state residences of the former Emperors, which is a part of the Hermitage as well.

While it can be said that St. Petersburg is the soul of Russia, Moscow is certainly its heart. The capital of Russia houses the famous Kremlin; an immense fortified structure and the official residence of the President. No visit to Moscow would be complete without a tour of its Red Square, one of the most famous plazas in the world. You’ll want to have your camera ready at the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral, which is ornately colorful and known for its onion-shaped domes. Keep you camera handy for some snap shots of the incredible Alexander Garden, the Church of Christ the Savior and the Novodevichy Convent too.

Explore the ancient kingdoms with a historical tour of some of the locations that form the enchanting “Golden Ring”…Vladimir, Suzdal and Rostov. These “open air” museum type settings will leave you with the deepest sense of what Russia’s orthodox past is all about. At the end of the day and for a truly unique experience, we can reserve a table at the Red Square Restaurant whose menu is compiled of various ancient Russian recipes allegedly recovered by the chef in the historical archives of Moscow or take in the experience of dining at a typical Russian wooden “dacha” where the staff are dressed in folkloric flare. Finally, to top off your visit to this remarkable and ever-changing country, a ballet, opera or theater performance would certainly add the icing on the cake.

Russia Jewish heritage tours

Aside from all these superb excursions, Russia offers up an entire host of sights that highlight the Jewish culture as well. If you are of the Jewish faith, we can escort you to the Jewish Cultural Center in Moscow, the Berl Lazar Center in Marina Roscha, the new Jewish Community Center designed by a well known Israeli architect, the Poklonnaya Gora WW ll memorial, the Grand Choral Synagogue and new Yesod Jewish Center in St. Petersburg, the Formula of Sorrow memorial in Pushkin and much more.

 These are just a few examples of what Russia has to offer. If you’re considering spending a holiday here, let us know and we’ll work with you to create the ideal itinerary at a rate you can afford. We don’t dictate what will be included in any tour, but rather we work hand-in-hand with our clients in order to outline the most perfect experience for each person or individual group. Want to see other sights in Russia inside or outside of the major cities or off the beaten path? If you dream it up, we can accommodate it.


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Our Genealogy Tours Include any or all of the following ...

Accommodations

  • We'll make all arranagements for a hotel setting or an apartment with kitchen and all according to your needs

Transportation

  • Vehicles accommodate a party of 1 or a group of 100. We use comfortable, luxurious, newer vehicles equipped with AC. From sedans for the smaller party of 2-5 persons , mini-van for up to 8 persons, mini-bus for up to 21 and Tour-bus for up to 100 people.  We can also provide tickets for train transport within any country we service and quote airfare based on your requirements.

Airport Arrival and Departure

  • We'll be there to pick you up from any location and transport you to anywhere you need to be; any time - day or night.

Tour Guide

  • Personable, congenial and very flexible. Ready to give you a specific and comprehensive history of every location that pertains to your history and/or any city or town you experience.
  • Aside of taking you to general attractions your guide can take you to any archive, parish or other appropriate repository in order to help you research any family documentation or our experienced genealogists can perform your genealogical research in advance of your journey
  • Our Guides are well informed. If you're visiting your ancestral village they will study all facts relevant to your case in advance in order to provide you with a detailed history of your ancestral home.

Attraction Fees

  • If desired, we will handle all fees necessary for the many attractions that Russian or Eastern Europe in general has to offer so that you won't need to spend time waiting in lines.

Meals

  • We will reserve a table at a place of your choosing or we can make suggestions and reserve based on your particular tastes.

 Cost

costAncestral Attic tours are often less expensive than an "off the shelf" excursion. Best yet, our reasonably priced tours are designed to fit your budget. We can accommodate most any wallet from a basic economy tour to a fully exclusive upscale tour. In order to provide you with a proper cost, we must have the details of what your needs entail so contact us today for a free quote and we'll work out the perfect, tailor-made Russian or any Eastern European heritage tour at a price you can afford!

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