The Great Tour of Russia for all makes and models. With your own bike. On his own axis. Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia. 21 days from/to Vienna approx. 5,300 km.
|per rider in shared/double room (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travellers are asked to choose the single room surcharge or choose to share a twin room with another tour participant)||€4,999.00 $5,561.18 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€4,949.00 $5,505.55 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge)||€799.00 $888.85 ?|
|per person option “Shared Twin Room” (If you as a single rider do not want to pay the single room surcharge, then this option may be suitable for you. You will initially be charged the single room surcharge which will subsequently be refunded or removed from the final invoice if a suitable roommate can be found for you.||€5,798.00 $6,450.03 ?|
|Prices are valid for dates in 2020. 2021 prices are available on request approx. 1 year in advance.|
|Guided 21-day motorcycle tour to Russia and the St. Petersburg Harley® Days|
|German speaking tour guide from/to Vienna with an experienced guide|
|Russian Guide from/to Vienna|
|Support vehicle incl. motorcycle trailer or transporter for luggage transfer from/to Vienna|
|20 overnight stays in hotels of the simple, good and upper middle class according to the program incl. breakfast|
|Lunch on riding days in Ukraine and Russia|
|Dinner on all riding days|
|2 days sightseeing in Moscow with Kremlin, Red Square, Gorky Park, Moscow subway and much more, incl. entrance fees|
|2 days city tour in St. Petersburg with Peterhof, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Hermitage, etc. incl. entrance fees|
|Day at leisure in St. Petersburg|
|Possibility to visit the St. Petersburg Harley® Days|
|City tour with local, German speaking guide in Kiev, Ukraine Tallinn, Estonia Riga, Latvia Vilnius, Lithuania Warsaw, Poland|
|Organisation of visa procurement|
|Luggage transport from/to motorcycle and vacation|
|Unlimited customer money protection|
|meals other than breakfast|
|all costs related to the operation of the motorcycle|
|entries other than those described in the programme|
|Expenditure for personal needs|
|Furthermore, all services that are not expressly listed as included services.|
|Also not included but strongly recommended: Travel insurance with cancellation protection (foreign health insurance for Russia mandatory!)|
|Optional: Travel Insurance We recommend that you take out travel insurance with Allianz Global Assistance and may offer as follows Travel protection with "Cancellation ALL RISK MED" Highest level of travel protection. Cancellation also covered for your personal and provable reasons! Cancellation protection, travel interruption, foreign health insurance, luggage, accident insurance, extra return journey and liability.|
|Travel conditions Minimum number of participants: 8 persons, if the minimum number of participants is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 4 weeks before the start of the trip or to carry it out with from/to Vienna instead of the motorcycle guide only with a guide as driver of the accompanying vehicle. This "maiden voyage" is a sightseeing trip for trips offered in the future, short-term changes in the course of the tour with additional mileage are possible and do not constitute a deficiency or reason to reduce the trip.|
|21 days from/to Vienna approx. 5,300 km|
|Medium difficulty. Short sections without asphalt or unpaved; with mountain passes, city trips and motorway stages.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Russia on its own axis - incl. St. Petersburg Harley® Days
"On your own motorcycle on Red Square to stand and soak up the exciting atmosphere was simply overwhelming. The rest of the tour is the icing on the cake."
So and so similarly we heard from the participants of our first "Russia on your own bike" tour and were proud that everyone was enthusiastic about the trip.
But before we reach the Red Square we saddle our motorcycles at the start of the tour near Vienna, of course we stow the luggage in the escort vehicle. Already from Vienna accompanied by our Russian guide our way leads first through Hungary and the Ukraine to Russia. Moscow, with Red Square, St. Petersburg with Catherine Palace and Amber Room. Unforgettable impressions that will inspire you all your life. What the Harley® riders will particularly enjoy among the participants: When we arrive in St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Harley® Days begin there. We then continue along the Baltic Sea through Estonia and Latvia and finally through Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic back to Austria.
Nine countries. A tour. On your own bike. Or as our participants said, "icing on the cake." And what a thing!
Day 1: The arrival day
Independent journey to the starting point of the tour. Meeting point for all participants and the first hotel night is in a nice hotel near Vienna airport. At the first dinner together you will get to know your tour guides and all other participants.
Tip: If you want to start your journey by car and motorbike trailer, you can park at the hotel at favourable conditions during the tour.
Day 2: Vienna - Mukatschewe, UKR595 km
Today we start very early. We stow the luggage in the escort vehicle and first have to master the connecting stage through Hungary. Mainly on the motorway it goes through the Hungarian Puszta, past Budapest in the direction of Transcarpathia. Directly after the Ukrainian border lies our place of overnight stay and we dive for the first time into this world so strange to us.
Day 3: Mukatschewe - Rivne, UKR 440 km
We cross the Carpathians and enjoy the first day of riding in Ukraine. Our overnight stay in Riwne was already granted city charter in the 15th century and is located in the northeast of Ukraine.
Day 4: Rivne - Kiev, UKR330 km
The capital of Ukraine, Kiev, with 3 million inhabitants, is also the largest city and lies on the river Dnepr. After our arrival we do a city tour with a local guide.
Day 5: Kiev - Bryansk, RUS530 km
The longest day of the journey is waiting for us. Very early in the morning we start for the Russian border. After the border formalities we "experience" our first kilometres on Russian asphalt until we reach our overnight destination Bryanks.
Day 6: Bryansk - Moscow400 km
On our liaison stage to Moscow we get more impressions of life in Russia. After our arrival in Moscow in the early evening we will take a leisurely walk for dinner in a restaurant near the Kremlin.
Day 7 + Day 8: Moscow - Sightseeing
On the two days in Moscow we dive deeply into the life of the Muscovites and the Russian culture. Of course we visit the Red Square, the Basilius Cathedral (outside) and the Kremlin. We visit the famous shopping centre GUM and walk along Arbat Street, the most famous pedestrian zone in Moscow, where you can buy lots of Russian souvenirs. We explore the extraordinary Moscow metro "Metro", the Gorky Park and enjoy from the Sparrow Mountains probably the best view of the city. You have to see it for yourself!
Day 9: Moscow - Tver230 km
In the morning we ride to Red Square to take some pictures of us with the motorcycles. Right after that we leave Moscow and head north. Our daily destination, the city of Tver, was first mentioned in a document in 1127 and is thus about 20 years older than Moscow. After a walk through the city centre we enjoy a relaxed remaining free afternoon/evening.
Day 10: Tver - Veliky Novgorod370 km
Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest and most famous cities in Russia. In 2009 it celebrated its 1150th anniversary and is considered the birthplace of the Russian state and its democracy. Also here we take a little walk through the old town and the Novgorod Kremlin, which was first mentioned in 1044.
Day 11: Veliky Novgorod - Saint Petersburg240 km
We cross some smaller cities on this stage before we reach the next big highlight of the trip: The cosmopolitan city of Saint Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire until the 20th century. Countless palaces, stately homes and castles bear witness to this period. Called Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, it is today with 5 million inhabitants the second largest Russian city and the fourth largest in Europe. The highest building in Europe with 462 m, the Lakhta Center, is also located here.
Day 12 + Day 13: Saint Petersburg - Sightseeing
On the two "Sightseeing Days" in St. Petersburg there is a lot on the programme: The Peterhof, where we will see dozens of fountains in the lower garden, which have been delighting their viewers for over 250 years. The "Russian Versailles" is nothing short of its French model in luxury, decoration and engineering genius. We take walks in the city centre, e.g. around the Palace Square, on the boulevard "Nevsky Prospekt", to the Church of the Redeemer on Blood and along the rivers and canals in the city. One of the largest and most important art museums in the world is also there: The Hermitage. Pictures by Rembrandt, Rubens, da Vinci and van Gogh, Egyptian mummies, the collection is almost breathtaking. According to calculations, the visit to all the exhibitions in the Hermitage would take at least a week. Unfortunately, we don't have that much time, but you can believe us that you will also be impressed by a visit over half a day. For many THE cultural highlight on the tour: The Katharinenpalast with the world-famous Amber Room.
After the sightseeing, respectively in the evenings there is the possibility to visit the St. Petersburg Harley® Days.
Day 14: Saint Petersburg - day at leisure / parade
The day is at leisure. Our Russian guide will be happy to give you tips for the day, because there is still a lot to see. Anyone who wants to take part in a major motorcycle parade has the opportunity today: The official parade of the St. Petersburg Harley® Days runs 36 km across the city and was voted the most beautiful parade in the world by Harley® managers because of its unusual routing. If you like, you can spend the rest of the day at the St. Petersburg Harley® Days party or just relax.
Day 15: Saint Petersburg - Narva, EST210 km
We leave St. Petersburg and reach the border to Estonia and the EU at Ivangorod/Narva. We say goodbye to Mother Russia and look forward to a relaxing afternoon at the Baltic Sea. It is not far from the hotel to the water. Who is courageous puts on his bathing clothes, allegedly the Baltic Sea should have end of July / beginning of August in shore proximity up to 23 degrees. Overnight stay in Narva room.
Day 16: Narva - Tallinn, EST210 km
We continue to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. After our arrival at the centrally located hotel, we take a city tour on foot and stay in the old town for dinner.
Day 17: Tallinn - Riga, LET280 km
A new day, a new country. Latvia's capital Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and lies on the Baltic Sea. With its famous medieval old town, it is also considered a special pearl of this area. After our arrival at the hotel we do another city tour on foot.
Day 18: Riga - Vilnius, LIT290 km
Our last riding day in the Baltic States. With Lithuania we reach the southernmost of the three Baltic states. The old town of the capital Vilnius is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Due to its many churches of Italian master builders, it hears the nickname "Rome of the East". After our arrival at the hotel we do another city tour on foot.
Day 19: Vilnius - Warsaw, POL470 km
With Warsaw we reach the capital of Poland. The long and turbulent history of the city is reflected in its diverse architecture. The old town was rebuilt after its destruction in the Second World War. City tour on foot in the evening.
Day 20: Warsaw - Silesia380 km
We get closer and closer to the starting point of our big round trip and spend our last day in Poland. The overnight stay takes place in the south of Silesia not far from the Czech border and we enjoy our last evening together.
Day 21: Katowice - Vienna300 km
Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye today. With many beautiful memories in our luggage we set off on the rest of our way home. Passing Brno you will be guided by your guide over the motorway to the starting point of the tour near Vienna. After the bikes are faster than the luggage bus, some take their luggage with them on the motorcycle and say goodbye along the route. Of course, one can also pick up one's luggage in the afternoon at the hotel at the tour start location near Vienna. In addition, it is also possible to pick up your luggage the next day at the office of Motorcycle and Holiday or have it sent to you by parcel service (optional). End of tour.
Tip: If the route to the south and Vienna would be a detour on your way home, you can say goodbye to the other tour participants on departure from the hotel in Vilnius (or after the night in Warsaw or Katowice) and start your journey home on your own.