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Russia Luxury Gay Tour

September 05 - 14, 2020

Moscow, Sergiev Posad, St Petersburg, Peterhof, and more!

10 Days from $7999*

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Gay Russia tourIn the Footsteps of Russian Tsars. Experience the opulence of the era of the tsars as well as the remnants of the Cold War on Zoom Russia Luxury Gay Tour. Few countries evoke an immediate sense of imperial nobility, intrigue, passion, art, literature, dance, music, and architecture quite like Russia, immortalized in works and traditions of the tsars, Lev Tolstoy, the Bolshoi Ballet, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, just to name a few.

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Explore historic Moscow, from Red Square and the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral to the Kremlin and the State Armory, home of artifacts that date back to the 14th Century. Moscow is an ancient capital of churches and monasteries. Its heart, the Kremlin, brings you immediately to the 15th century, the time of grand princes and tsars, yet it is one of the most rapidly developing cities in the world, increasingly influenced by the West.

In St. Petersburg, a city built by Peter the Great as a tribute to himself, visit his Petrodvorets, the opulent summer palace designed to rival Versailles. Wander the great halls of the Hermitage Museum and see its amazing objets d'art. St. Petersburg is an elegant city of palaces and grand estates built to become Russia’s “Window to Europe”.

 

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Between these two remarkable cities lies vast countryside dotted with villages of small wooden dachas and, occasionally, country estates and historic monasteries. On Zoom Russia you will visit Sergiev Posad, a picturesque town northeast of Moscow. The town is famous for the 14th century Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, one of the most important centers of the Orthodox religion and a major destination of pilgrims. Here you’ll find a magical place where you’ll feel transported back in time: monks roam the grounds, pilgrims come hundreds of miles to receive a blessing, and little shops operate outside of the monastery like they have since the medieval era.

Russia, the biggest country in the world, covering an eighth of the Earth’s land area, remains one of the great undiscovered destinations for travel in the 21st century. An incredible diversity of customs, culture and wildlife lies between the Gulf of Finland and the Pacific Coast’s Kamchatka peninsula. Due to its geographical position, Russian culture is a melting pot of Oriental, European and Asian traditions. This diversity is evident not only in its architecture and art, but in the character and lifestyle of its people.

 

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Russia Luxury Gay Tour Highlights

• Fully escorted with the services of a Zoom Concierge throughout the trip

• 4 nights at the luxury Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel

• 5 nights at the luxury Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St.Petersburg

• Private coach service for the entire tour with our own dedicated guide.

Welcome Dinner at one of the best restaurants in Moscow.

• Private tour of the Moscow Metro, commonly known as the "subterranean palace"

• Tour historic Moscow, including Red Square and more.

Tour the Kremlin, a must-see attraction in Russia, a beautiful fortress in the heart of the city full of history and legends.

• Visit the museum collection of the Armory Chamber, a treasure house which preserves ancient State regalia, gold and silver items, ceremonial arms, and more.

• Enjoy a boat trip down the Moskva River.

• Be transported back in time as we visit Sergiev Posad, a picturesque town northeast of Moscow.

• Hold back your weave as we Zoom to St. Petersburg aboard the high-speed Sapsan train

City tour of St. Petersburg, including a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress

• Private tour of the Hermitage Museum.

• Private tour of the Catherine Palace (filled with 18th century paintings and its 1400-acre park, complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond.

• Private tour of the St. Peter and Paul Fortress, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great.

• Admire the stunning treasures at the Fabergé Museum with your expert guide.

• Visit the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (more familiarly known as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood), a superb example of Russian architecture and decorative art from the end of the nineteenth century.

• Enjoy an elegant dinner accompanied with timeless classics from the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

• Visit the sumptuous Yusupov Palace, also known as Moika Palace. This long yellow building was once the residence of the wealthy and respected Yusupov family, and saw one of the most dramatic episodes in Russia's history, the murder of Grigory Rasputin.

Caviar Masterclass: Learn about Russia’s ‘black gold’ with our exclusive class, led by our vodka master. Find out how to discern different varieties’ nuances to pair with the perfect vodka. Explore how Russian vodka was first crafted and—perhaps most importantly—how to drink it without suffering the next day.

• A Beautiful farewell dinner in St. Petersburg, a Zoom Signature event.

Note: this is just a sampling of highlights, in addition to discovering the authenticity and unique riches of the area.

 

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Russia Luxury Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, September 05, 2020
Arrive in Moscow, Russia
Moscow gay tour Upon arrival at Moscow airport, you will be met by your Zoom Vacations representative before transferring you to your hotel in Moscow in a private luxury vehicle.

Welcome Dinner at one of the best restaurants in Moscow.

Accommodations: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel, Park Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

 

Day 2 - Sunday, September 06, 2020
Explore Moscow
Moscow gay travel Breakfast is included at the hotel’s Park Restaurant, known for its impeccable service.

This morning, you will discover the most beautiful underground palaces on a private tour of the Moscow Metro, commonly known as the "subterranean palace". Visit stations richly decorated marble walls, high ceilings, grand chandeliers, sculptures, stained glass, and plenty of Soviet figures.

Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will explore historic Moscow, from the famous Red Square, skyscrapers of Stalin’s time, Sofiiskaya Embankment with a panoramic view of the Kremlin walls, and former KBG headquarters.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodations: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel, Park Deluxe Room

 

Day 3 - Monday, September 07, 2020
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin gay tourBreakfast is included at the hotel’s Park Restaurant, known for its impeccable service.

This morning, tour the Kremlin, a must-see attraction in Russia, a beautiful fortress in the heart of the city full of history and legends. Formerly a residence of Russian Tsars and communist leaders, it is now houses the main offices of the President of Russia. Behind medieval walls, you will discover the oldest square in Moscow and amazing cathedrals where Russian rulers used to get married, crowned and buried.

Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

This afternoon, tour The Armory Chamber, a treasure house, which is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace's complex. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars' treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. The Armoury Chamber preserves ancient State regalia, ceremonial royal garment and coronation dresses, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church Hierarchs, the largest collection of gold- and silverware made by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial arms and armor, carriages and horse ceremonial harness.

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel, Park Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 4 - Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Moscow - Sergiev Posad
Russia gay tour - Sergiev PosadBreakfast is included at the hotel’s Park Restaurant, known for its impeccable service.

Morning/Afternoon: Moskva River tour and visit to the charming Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad. A unique opportunity to see the kaleidoscopic images of a truly great city, traveling down the Moskva river by yacht.

Sergiev Posad is a picturesque town northeast of Moscow, part of the Golden Ring cluster of ancient towns. The town is famous for the 14th century Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, one of the most important centers of the Orthodox religion and a major destination of pilgrims. Here you’ll find a magical place where you’ll feel transported back in time: monks roam the grounds, pilgrims come hundreds of miles to receive a blessing, and little shops operate outside of the monastery like they have since the medieval era.

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel, Park Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 5 - Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Moscow to St.Petersburg
Sapsan train to St PetersburgBreakfast is included at the hotel’s Park Restaurant, known for its impeccable service.

After checking out of the hotel, we will take the high-speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. This comfortable four hour trip in Business or First Class (you decide) will give you the opportunity to see the Russian countryside. Upon arrival we will check into the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. Truly an iconic hotel and renowned for its impressive façade and decorative interiors.

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 6 - Thursday, September 10, 2020
St.Petersburg
St Petersburg gay tripBreakfast is included at the hotel.

This Morning we visit the fascinating Peter and Paul Fortress, which Peter the Great built in 1703 to provide protection from the Swedes. The Fortress Cathedral is the burial place of most of Russia's Tsars and Tsarinas from the 18th century onwards, including Peter the Great himself, the great architect of St Petersburg. We will also visit the main sights in St. Petersburg: architectural monuments belonging to different epochs and styles, beautiful Neva embankment with its Egyptian sphinx, magnificent imperial palaces, cathedrals and unique bridges.

After lunch, we drive through the former imperial historical center of St Petersburg, where you see the main city sights, such as the celebrated main boulevard of Nevsky Prospect, the Neo Classic Byzantine styled St Isaacs Cathedral, Palace Square, the Admiralty, the former Imperial Russian Navy’s headquarters and historic Vasilevsky Island.

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 7 - Friday, September 11, 2020
St. Petersburg
St Petersburg gay tour - Winter PalaceBreakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning/Afternoon: Hermitage museum
The world's second largest museum after the French Louvre, a must-visit for all art enthusiasts from all over the world. The unique Hermitage collections are housed in 6 historic buildings nestled on the Palace Embankment. The main building and largest part of the museum is the Rococo-style Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars from 1762 to 1917. The museum was commissioned by Catherine the Great, and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection predominately from purchases from the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe.

Today, the Hermitage boasts over 3 million exhibits and displays a (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Europe). The Hermitage’s collection is a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and throughout history, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, and a unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens.

Tonight be treated to an elegant dinner accompanied with timeless classics from the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky, performed by the best local dancers and chamber orchestra at the Grand Hotel Europe.

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 8 - Saturday, September 12, 2020
St.Petersburg
St Petersburg gay tour - Catherine Palace Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning/Afternoon: Catherine Palace and Park
Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond. The Palace also has a famous Amber Room, stolen by Nazi troops during WWII, but now recreated by Russian craftsmen.

Lunch at Podvorye Restaurant. After lunch, admire the stunning treasures at the Fabergé Museum with our expert guide. Founded by entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg, the museum opened its doors in December 2013 to display a glittering collection of Faberge eggs and objets d'art created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his contemporaries. Vekselberg's collection of Faberge objects is rated as one of the world's most valuable and includes items he bought from the Forbes family for $100 million in 2004. Continue to the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (more familiarly known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood), a superb example of Russian architecture and decorative art from the end of the nineteenth century. The church was built on the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881, hence the more commonly used name! Marvel at its stunning interior and exterior, both richly adorned with stunning mosaics, precious stones, enamel and colored tiles.

Later, you are taken on a visit to the sumptuous Yusupov Palace, also known as Moika Palace. This long yellow building was once the residence of the wealthy and respected Yusupov family, and saw one of the most dramatic episodes in Russia's history - the murder of Grigory Rasputin the "mad monk", advisor to the last Romanov Tsar and Tsarina. Visit the basement room where Rasputin drank poisoned wine while Yusupov and his conspirators sat upstairs plotting his demise. His story is a gruesome yet fascinating one.

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 9 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
St.Petersburg - Peterhof
Peterhof gay tour Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning/Afternoon: The Palaces and Gardens of Peterhof
The Peterhof complex consists of a set of palaces and gardens. Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond. They are known as the “Russian Versailles” and are an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Until Next Time Dinner “From Russia with Love” - Tonight we say farewell to lovely Russia with a special Caviar dinner served in the most timelessly sophisticated surroundings of which James Bond would approve.

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Deluxe Room

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 10 - Monday, September 14, 2020
St.Petersburg Departure
Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Airport Transfer for your flight home.

 

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Gay Friendly, Luxury Accommodations

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel, Moscow (4 Nights)

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow HotelArarat Park Hyatt Moscow is located in the very heart of the capital of Russia and is one of the best situated 5 star hotels in Moscow. Just a few minutes’ walk from the iconic landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the hotel is right next to the famous Bolshoi Theatre. Parliament House, the central business district and the luxury shopping malls TSUM and GUM are also nearby.

 

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St.Petersburg (5 Nights)

Belmond Grand Hotel EuropeA cultural and culinary landmark, this stately hotel dates back to the 19th century and has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg for over 140 years. Standing along Nevsky Prospect, it is centrally located facing the Church of the Split Blood, across from the Shostakovich Philharmonic, next to the Russian Museum and within walking distance of the famous Hermitage. With strong ties to the worlds of theatre, music and dance, a stay here will take you straight to the heart of Russia. While our guests will enjoy the luxury of a newly renovated Deluxe Room at the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, there is also the possibility of upgrading to one of the historic suites.

 

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Russia Luxury Gay Tour 2020 Prices

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Land only Introductory rate, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change. Need a roommate? We are happy to match you with someone, at no additional charge. Or, you may pay a single supplement and go as a single. 

$ 7999

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    Second deposit: 25% of package price, 180 days before departure
    Final Payment: Balance (50% of package price) due 90 days before departure
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