honey moon in Russia

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1. Posted by enriquemiguel (Budding Member 2 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hello everybody

I am planning our honeymoon in November this year, I think Russia is absolutely something exotic we may be going ones in a lifetime.

my Plans are:

Start in Kazan, (3 nights)
Nijinii Novgorod, (1-2 nights)
Vladimir with dayly excursions to Gus- Khrustalny and Suzdal (3 nights)
Ivanovo 1 night
Palekh 1 night
Kostroma 1 night
Yaroslavl 2 nights
Rostov Veliky 2 nihts
Pereslavl- Zalessky 1 night
Sergiev Posad 1 night
Moscow 4
veliky novgorod 2-3 nights
St Petersburg 5 nights

I am putting something is not worth seeing or planning something wrong?

please help me give my sweetheart a memorable honeymoon.

kind regards!!!

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3610 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Haven't been to Russia.

Comment. Looks like a lot of packing up and unpacking just for a single night. (Too much time in transit for me.)

Good luck.

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2423 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

Looks like a lot of packing up and unpacking just for a single night.

I've been to Russia a couple of times, and I think the opposite. It would be too much time for me. A lot of those Golden Ring towns don't have too much to see, after an hour looking at the local kremlin that's about it unless you're throwing yourself into the local bar culture. And in November it may be cold / wet / snowy to make much walking around difficult.

The travel time overhead won't be too much if you are doing this by train. Personally I'd select a couple of the golden ring towns to see, and I may do them as daytrips from Moscow. Or as you're starting in Kazan perhaps do a line Kazan - NN - Moscow - Veliky Novgorod - St P. Actually I think I recall being told Vladimir is the most impressive of the golden ring, so perhaps a daytrip from Moscow there too.

I wish I'd had more time in both Moscow and St Petersburg so I'd suggest adding more days to those.

What are your interests? How do you plan spending your time there?

I found Russia a lot of fun. If you have darker skin you may encounter bigotry though - in this the big cities seem to be more used to different ethnicities than small towns. Locals may not know the difference between someone who looks Hispanic and someone who looks Asian/Arabic.

Do you speak some Russian? Many people in smaller towns won't understand other languages like English.

4. Posted by enriquemiguel (Budding Member 2 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

thanks a lot for your advice!!!! I will take it in consideration.

As we are both venezuelans you can immagine Russia looks quite challenging.

Do you recommend another city outside the itinerary I was studying, I was quite tempted on Iktush and Volgograd?

kind regards

Enrique

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2423 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi Enrique

Yes I agree Russia is challenging and at the same time stimulating and exciting.

I suggest you do some free online learning of the Cyrillic alphabet before you go. For me that was the biggest barrier. Once you understand the alphabet the signs become a lot easier.

I haven't travelled any further east in Russia than the Moscow area so I don't know about other cities. If you had extra time to fill, maybe after St Petersburg continue to Helsinki or Tallinn? Both are interesting.

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