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Moscow – St. Petersburg Motorcycle Tour: Never Ending Classic

Ideal tour for the first visit to Russia. You will see both capitals of Russia, beautiful Moscow with the Red Square and Kremlin and fascinating Saint-Petersburg with Peterhof and Hermitage. Plus there will be plenty of small towns and villages, local cuisine and Russian nature
  • Dates 2023: 2-11 June, 7-16 July and 4-13 August 
  • Duration: 10 days (6 riding days + 2 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 2000 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3250 EUR (includes BMW F750/850GS rent) 
  • Extra charge for BMW R1250GS: 350 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1200/1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS or R1250GS (Read more...) or you can purchase comprehensive all-inclusive motorcycle insurance that costs 300 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1950 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 1750 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 450 EUR

Key tour highlights: Moscow, Red Square, Kremlin, Metro, Sparrow Hills, Russian sauna (banya), Vodka museum, local BBQ, Savior on Blood Church, Hermitage, Peterhof, small towns and villages

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F750/850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Lunches and dinners (during riding days; w/o alcoholic drinks)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest and excursions with local guides
  • Hotel transfers from/to the airport
  • Welcome dinner
  • Souvenir pack (t-shirt, paper maps, etc.)       
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All services not mentioned as included

Possible connections:

  • Moscow-Saint-Petersburg + Moscow-Vladivostok (10 + 25 days)
  • Moscow-Saint-Petersburg + Best of Siberia: Altay Mountains Tour (10 + 10 days)
  • Moscow-Saint-Petersburg + Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi (10 + 13 days)

Route: where we will go

Moscow – Valday – Saint-Petersburg – Pskov – Moscow

Moscow-SAint-Petersburg Tour Map

Day 1. Moscow, arrival

Today you arrive in Moscow. After some rest, there will be a kick off meeting regarding the tour. We will provide you with the details and itinerary, and give some advice about rules and customs in Russia. After the kick off we will go for a walk and explore Moscow, as well as have a dinner at a nice restaurant with the Russian cuisine near the Kremlin.

Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure that your arrival time is not later than 3 p.m.

Highlight of the day: Welcome dinner, Moscow

Day 2. Moscow

This day we have an excursion around the city. Starting with Kremlin and Red Square, we will see GUM (The main shopping mall) and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Later on we will explore the subway (Metro) and have a walk down Arbat, which is the most famous pedestrian street in Moscow, where you can buy authentic Russian souvenirs.

Highlight of the day: Moscow city tour

DAY 3. Moscow – Tver, 400 km

We leave Moscow, make a stop at Red Square in the morning to make a photo and then ride to the cozy town Tver. With secondary roads and plenty of stops it will take 6-8 hours. 

Highlight of the day: historical center of Tver city, photos at Red Square

DAY 4. Tver – Novgorod, 450 km

More secondary roads, small villages and towns. In the end we reach Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in Russia, which is 1155 years old. We walk to the Kremlin and after have a dinner at one of the restaurants on the bank of the Volkhov river.

Highlight of the day: Hansa town Novgorod

DAY 5. Novgorod – St. Petersburg, 250 km

Saint-Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Marvelous palaces, churches and cathedrals, small streets and canals, Neva river and Baltic Sea. We reach the city and go for a city tour. In the evening dinner in Rumochnaya №1.

Highlight of the day: cultural capital of Russia

DAY 6. St. Petersburg, rest day

Full day city tour. We visit Peterhof, Hermitage, Savior on Blood Cathedral and many other sights.  

Highlight of the day: the State Hermitage museum and other sites of the city

Day 7. Saint-Petersburg – Pskov, 350 km

Our plan for today is to visit Pskov. Along with Novgorod, Pskov is one of the oldest Russian cities. The very old church remained untouched in the very center, in Kremlin. We have a short sightseeing tour around the city in the evening and dinner in local restraurant.  

Highlight of the day: lunch at Chudskoe Lake, Pskov city tour

Day 8. Pskov – Derbovezh, 430 km

Derbovezh is a lake where you can experience fishing, boat tours and real Russian Banya (sauna) – if you are ready for it. There are some other activities available: volleyball, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the crystal clear water, etc. Dinner will be cooked by a local chief, and in the evening we will hear some more stories about Russia, our culture and history.

Highlight of the day: secondary roads through small towns and villages, dinner at lake with BBQ

Day 9. Derbovezh – Moscow, 375 km

It is our last riding day. In the morning we take a 100 km segment of the highway and after we go to secondary roads. We will finish the day in the best beer restaurant in Moscow with a farewell party!

Highlight of the day: Zvenigorod Monastery, farewell dinner

Day 10. Moscow, departure

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Moscow

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Moscow Red Square

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, small villages

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Saint-Petersburg

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Saint-Petersburg Hermitage

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Saint-Petersburg Hermitage

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Pskov

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Saint-Petersburg Cathedral

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, Saint-Petersburg Winter Palace

Moscow-Saint-Petersburg motorcycle tour Rusmototravel, small villages

Mototravelers and russian bread

2th day of tour: Valday