Discover Russian winter Tour, Self-drive, 8 Days

A group of several 4x4 cars (Russian Jeep – UAZ Patriot) will drive along the specially designed route.

All participants will learn how to drive on ice and snow route, and how to operate car along winter roads, frozen rivers and lakes, which is absolutely usual for most of Russian drivers, as somewhere such route is the only possible way to get from one place to another in winter time.

Participants will have an opportunity to plunge into the daily lives of residents in Russian hinterland; sometimes it would be really extreme: to take water from the well, to start your car in the biting frost, this is just the daily routine in most regions of Russia.

Conversance with Russian enigmatic history by visiting historic cities of ancient Russia, participation in winter festivals and national celebrations … all of it is waiting for you in Winter Drive Tour

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Driving distance: 1245 km
Types of driving:  On-Road; Snow; Light off-road

Activities: self driving tour
Vehicles: UAZ PATRIOT
Minimum driving age: 21
Accommodation: Best hotels on the way (Twin/Double occupancy)
Nutrition: 3 times a day (excluding lunches on first and last days) 
Best time: December – March
High season: 16 December – 16 January 

Program:

Day 1.  Arrive in Moscow. Transfer from airport to the hotel. Rest. Meeting with a local guide and discussion on the program. (-/-/-)

Day 2. After breakfast start driving to Sergiyev Posad (80 km). We will do some off-road driving on snow road on the way. SS tour to Lavra. Accommodation in a hotel (B/L/D)

Day 3 After breakfast start driving to Rybinsk lake. By the way we will visit several towns of Russian Golden Ring: Uglich, Myshkin 250 km.  We will do ice-crossing of Volga river on the way. Then drive to Koprino. Accommodation in a hotel (B/L/D)

Day 4.
 After breakfast start driving to Valday. We start our day very early as this day we have to drive 563 km by country road and do some snow driving on the way.. (B/L/D)

Day 5.
 In the morning we will have some more time to explore the city further and to visit such strikingly beautiful places, as the ensemble of Valday. Then drive to Veliky Novgorod (140 km). Accommodation in a hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 6
.  After Sightseeing tour in V.Novgorod we will continue to drive towards St. Petersburg. Our way will run along a country picturesque road, which is going through a few small towns, such as Luga and Gatchina (240 km.) Accommodation in a Hotel (B/L/D)

Day 7. After breakfast we drive 60 km from St. Petersburg to the special place where we will get an unforgettable experience in Russian monster cars, called SHERP. You will have an opportunity to drive on ice, water and mud for 2 hours and test unique vehicles, that have no analogues in the world (B/-/D)

Day 8. Departure

Additional Information:

Minimum participant age: 12 years 
Minimum age of drive: 21 year 

To participate in the tour, the off-road driving experience is NOT REQUIRED. All necessary training will be conducted on-site by our experience instructors.

Minimum group: 3 people
Maximum group: 12 people

If you have your own gorup please write us to fix date and cost. 

We provide:

- Car rental with petrol and transfers cars back to start point
- All Transfers according the program
- A support car with all the necessary equipment, with a local driver, who is a skillful mechanic too, one professional driving instructor
- English speaking  manager from the company
- Accommodation according to the program (5*or 4*-and Best hotels on the way)
- Nutrition according to the program
- Driving on the wild fields or frozen lakes one or two times (this service is not prepared specially for the group, it takes place spontaneously, depending on the circumstances)
- Sightseeing tours according the program
- Sherp cars test drive on St. Petersburg 
- Single supplement
- Early check in into the hotels
- Lunches in Moscow and St. Petersburg
- Sight Seeing tour in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Number of days: 8
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
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Circle tours
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