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Tour EN-1.4.

Moscow - Introduction

High Season (01.05.2013-30.09.2013)

6 days/5 nights

1st day

  • Arrival in Moscow. Welcome reception at the airport/railway/bus station.
  • Transfer to the hotel accompanied by a qualified English-speaking guide.
  • Hotel check-in.
  • Free time in the city.

2nd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • City tour. Drive by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the monument to Peter I, Moscow State University, the Hill of Respectful Salutation, the Sparrow Hills, along New Arbat and Tverskaja streets, to the Theatre and Pushkin squares and the Boulevard Ring. The view of Kremlin from the Sifiyskaya Embankment and the New Maiden Nunnery panorama. Numerous photo-stops.

  • Free time at the Old Arbat Street where you can find sidewalk artists, cafes (including the rock-café) and shops.

  • Lunch.

  • Free time in Red Square. The famous “GUM” department store is located here.

  • St. Basil’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Virgin Mary on the Moat) – the Orthodox Church commissioned of Russian Tsar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) in the 16th century. The church is the symbol of Moscow. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Tretyakov gallery – the art museum founded in the 19th century by Russian merchant Paul Tretyakov, housing one of the best collections of Russian art in the world.

  • Return to the hotel.

3rd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Moscow Kremlin. The Armory – the treasury museum, part of the Grand Kremlin Palace complex. Royal regalia, gowns and thrones, gold and silver items created by Russian and European jewelry masters including the renowned Faberge Easter eggs, court gala carriages, knightly armor.

  • Moscow Kremlin. The Cathedral Square. Visit to the Assumption, Archangel’s and Holy Annunciation Cathedrals. The Tsar Cannon. The Tsar Bell.

  • Alexander garden. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

  • Lunch.

  • Moscow underground railway.

  • Return to the hotel.

4th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Cathedral of Christ the Savior (a functioning church) – the church was rebuilt in the 1990s. The original cathedral on this site had been designed by the best Russian architects and artists of the late 19th century, but it was destroyed in 1931 and, for 35 years, a swimming pool had operated there.

  • Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts – one of the largest Russian museums of foreign art items from ancient times to the modern era. There is a vast collection of full sized copies of famous antique, medieval and Renaissance masterpieces as well as a number of original works in the museum.

  • Return to the hotel (if desired).

  • Free time in the city.

5th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Departure to Sergiev Posad.

  • Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery (Lavra) – “Russian Vatican”, the largest monastery in Russia, founded in the 14th century by the Great Russian saint Sergius of Radonezh.

  • Lunch in Sergiyev Posad.

  • Return to Moscow.

6th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Check-out of the hotel.
  • Free time in the city.
  • Airport/railway station transfer.

Off Season (01.10.2013-01.05.2014)

The Off Season program is the same as the High Season one. The only difference is the5th day program:

5th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • New Maiden Nunnery – this functioning convent was founded in the 16th century, it is famous for its sacred relics as well as for being the place of exile for girls of noble origin.

  • New Maiden Cemetery – the burial place of many notable Russian and Soviet politicians, Second World War heroes, musicians, authors and actors.

  • Return to the hotel (if desired).

  • Free time in the city.

* The insignificant changes in the program are possible for reasons beyond our control, without prejudice to the major amount and content of the excursions.

The price list. Group rates »

The price list. Private parties »

The price of the tour includes:

  • Welcome reception at the airport/railway station.

  • Transfer from the airport/railway station to the hotel and back accompanied by a qualified English-speaking guide.

  • Assistance by the hotel accommodation.

  • Five nights in the hotel 3*, 4* or 5* (prices according to the category of the hotel).

  • Five breakfasts in the hotel.

  • Excursions (the services of a qualified guide and air conditioned tour bus) according to the program.

  • Entrance tickets to all the museums in accordance with the program.

  • Organized tours in all the museums led either by your guide or by the museum guide with your guide’s interpretation.

  • Three lunches in the city.

  • Radio-equipment (microphone and transmitters for the guide and earphones and receivers for tourists) that must be used inside all the museums by groups bigger than 7.

  • All local Russian Taxes.

 

The price of the tour DOES NOT include:

  • Plane/ railway tickets outside of Russia (can be booked on request).

  • Russian visa (on request we can send you the official invitation for visa (“visa support”), then you will need to apply for visa at the local Russian Consulate with this document).

  • Personal insurances (can be processed on request).

  • Dinners (can be organized for extra charge). 

  • Photo and/or video permits that are required in some museums (they can be booked, on request, or purchased in cash at the door).

  • Gratitudes to the guide (10% suggested) and the driver (5% suggested), to be given separately in cash (Euro, Rub or USD).

 

NB1. Unless it’s specified in another way, the duration of a half-day tour is 4 hours; the duration of a whole day tour is 9 hours including lunch.

NB2. Children and students have a discount regardless the category of the hotel:

 

Children 0-24 months

Free of charge

 

Children 2-11 years old

30

%

School children (12+ years old) and students

57

USD

 

NB3. All the prices are calculated for double room standard in the hotel of the corresponding category.  For single rooms see the small attached tables.

NB4.  If the amount of people in a group is an uneven number, the price per person is the same as the one in a group of a previous even number (for example, the price per person in a group of seven people is the same as the price per person in a group of six people. See the tables). For the price of the tour for a person travelling alone see the small attached tables.

NB5. Lunch menu. We offer you lunches in different economy- and business-class restaurants of Saint-Petersburg. A lunch is the same for all members of the group. It includes a salad and/or a soup, a main dish and a desert. Mineral water, bread, tea or coffee is also included in the menu. We offer you dishes of Russian and European cuisine. If you are allergic to some kind of food, if you are a vegetarian, if you keep a fast or a diet, please inform us about that in details beforehand and we will organize your meals in the way to make you feel comfortable. A lunch lasts for about one hour. An order of not preliminary discussed extra dishes and drinks is to be paid in cash at the place.

 

You can view all the general information concerning the tours here. If you do not manage to find an answer to your question, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by e-mail. We will be glad to respond to you personally.

The price list. Group rates »

The price list. Private parties »

to book the tour