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Excursions in Moscow

Moscow city tour

This is the best way to know the city and learn about the history of the Russian capital. On our way we will visit many places of interest such as one of the largest squares in the world – the Red Square – situated next to the walls of the ancient Kremlin, the Mausoleum of Lenin and St. Basil Cathedral of the 16th century. We will make several photo stops, one of them is the world-famous view of the Kremlin from the embankment of St. Sofia. Seven buildings – the towers that were constructed after the second World War are the symbols of modern Moscow. One can enjoy the excellent panorama of the towers and the famous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the viewing point of Moscow University.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
162 84 74 55 33 31

City tour of Moscow + St. Basil Cathedral

City tour as described above and visit to St. Basil Cathedral. In 1555-1561 famous Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered two Russian architects Barma and Postnik to build a Cathedral of Intercession (St. Basil Cathedral) on the Red Square to commemorate the victory over the khanate of Kazan. After the construction was finished Ivan the Terrible asked the architects if they could build a cathedral that would surpass St. Basil in beauty. After hearing a positive answer he ordered to blind them. In 1588 an annex over the tomb of Basil the fool for Christ was added to the structure. After that the cathedral has been bearing the present name - St. Basil Cathedral.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
192 103 93 71 46 40

Metro and Arbat Street (without transport)

The metro of Moscow is arguably the most beautiful metro in the world. All the stations are different; each has a unique style. Some people say that states are as beautiful as halls in a palace. As of 2013, the Moscow Metro has 192 stations and its route length is 320.9 km. After a tour of the most beautiful and richly decorated stations we invite you for a walk along Arbat Street. It is a pedestrian street about one kilometer long in the historical centre of Moscow. The Arbat has existed since at least the 15th century, thus laying claim to being one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital.


Duration – 2 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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The Kremlin + cathedrals

This stronghold is situated on a hill that is 40 meters high. Originally in the 12th century the Kremlin was made of wood and rebuilt in stone much later. It is surrounded with a 2 km wall with 20 beautiful towers. The presidential residence is situated here. The oldest square in Moscow which is called the Cathedral Square is also situated in the Kremlin. The Cathedral of the Assumption, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the Cathedral of Archangel Michael, the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Church of Twelve Apostles surround this beautiful square. We will visit one of these cathedrals to learn more about the history of the country and admire masterpieces of Russian icon painters. Later on our walk along the Kremlin grounds we will see the famous Tsar Bell, a huge bell that weighs 200 tons and the largest cannon in the world – the Tsar Cannon that weighs 40 tons.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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The Kremlin + The Armoury Chamber

We will the Kremlin grounds (see above) and visit the Armoury

The Armoury Chamber is located in one of the buildings of the Kremlin. It houses the fascinating collection of jewelry. From the 14th century till the beginning of the 19th century the Armory Chamber stored the treasures of Moscow tsars. In the beginning it was also a shop and a manufactory that equipped Russian warriors with side arms, firearms and the armors. Today the Armory exhibits a unique collection: objects of applied art that were presented to Russian tsars by foreign ambassadors, a collection of arms of the 13th – 18th centuries, jewelry of the 12th – 19th centuries. One can admire magnificent objects made of gold, silver, precious stones, ivory, porcelain, clothing embroidered with pearls and the famous Easter eggs of Fabergé.


Duration – 4 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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The Kremlin + the Diamond Fund

We will the Kremlin grounds (see above) and visit the Diamond Fund. In 1967 a fabulous exhibition of the Diamond Fund was opened in the halls of the Armory Chamber. They showcase a collection of unique objects made of precious stones and metals: the crowns of the tsars richly decorated with diamonds, including giant diamonds such as “Orlov” and “Shakh” and the largest sapphire in the world.


Duration – 4 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Novodevichy Convent

This is the second most important architectural ensemble in Moscow after the Kremlin. The walls of the convent are 11 meters high. Within its wall there are many churches including the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk that has the most beautiful alter in Moscow and the Church of the Transfiguration. There are also several palaces and a beautiful cemetery where many famous artists and scientist are buried, among them are Chekhov, Mayakovsky, Esenin.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Tretiakov Galery

The history of this museum dates back to 1860 when an entrepreneur Pavel Tretiakov started to buy objects of art for the decoration of halls and rooms of his Moscow house. Every year he bought dozens of new works of art at the exhibitions and in the studios of Russian artists. Very soon in 1872 he had to order to build a separate building next to his house to store the growing collection. The museum was transferred to Moscow in 1892. Today the collection that numbers more than 100.000 pieces can illustrate the development of Russian art from its origins till the 20th century, i.e. from anonymous Russian icons to the paintings signed by Kandinsky and Malevich.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

This is the second most important museum of European art in Russia. It was founded in 1912. Its first exhibits were copies of ancient statuary, thought indispensable for the education of art students. In 1924 the Soviet government decided to enrich the collection of the museum by transferring here the finest objects of art from the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg) and from the nationalized private collections. The museum has a very diverse and ample collection that includes objects from antiquity till present times.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Central Air Force Museum in Monino

The museum in Monino is the largest aviation museum in Russia and it is one of the most important museums in the world. The territory of the museum is 20 hectares, the collection numbers 170 planes. Besides gliders, helicopters and unusual aircrafts it also exhibits all kinds of aeronautic objects and equipment. The planes and helicopters are exhibited in the open air. Visitors can see a large aviation exhibition that includes both civil and military planes, learn about the history of Russian aviation, about the secret programs of the cold war period and other interesting historical facts.


Duration – 7 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Kolomenskoe (territory + house of Peter I)

Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast Moscow. The first mentioning of the village dates back to the 14th century. The oldest construction is the church of the Ascension that was built in 1532 to celebrate the birth of the heir to the throne and successor of Vasiliy III – the future tsar Ivan the Terrible. The church of the Ascension is one of the first stone churches in Russia that had a pyramid roof. It is part of an ensemble that was built in the 17th century. It includes a standalone bell tower for the church of St. George (16th century), the church of Our Lady of Kazan, Vodovzvodnaya tower, two stone entrance gates - these are all constructions of the 17th century. It was here in Kolomenskoe where Peter I was born and spent his childhood. Nowadays Kolomenskoye is a branch of the State Museum of History. A collection of Russian objects of applied art is exhibited here: colourful tiles, wood carvings, forged items, etc. It is an open air museum of Russian wooden architecture. Exhibits for this museum were brought from the most remote parts of Russia.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Abramtsevo

Near Sergiev Posad, surrounded with parks and birch forests there is a literary and artistic museum of Abramtsevo. This place was an important artistic and theatrical centre of the 19th century. It is one of the few museums that has preserved the style of the epoch. The museum houses paintings by Repin, Serov and Vrubel. In Abramtsevo park there are the Church of Christ the Saviour, the house of Aksakov, and the wooden structures – Terem, the artistic workshop, “a hut on chicken legs“ (an image from Russian folk stories) created by Vasnetsov. All these buildings exhibit unique objects of everyday life of the 18th-20th centuries and handicraft (kitchen utensils, spinning wheels, dolls and others). The first Matreshka doll was born in Abramtsevo in 1890.


Duration – 5 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Kuskovo

The ensemble of Kuskovo was created according to the tastes and the rules of Russian nobility of the 18th century. Kuskovo used to be called “Summer residence of Count Sheremetev”. It was built for receptions, elegant assemblies, and celebrations. What is special about Kuskovo is that there have never been any radical rebuilding here so the palace and the estate have preserved the original style of the 18th century. The vast pond, the old palace surrounded with elegant railing, the umbrous alleys of centenary trees and the park pavilions create a singular and enchanting picture. The centre of the architectural composition is the palace that is all made of wood. The interior of these structures gives a clear a detailed picture of the Russian art of the 18th century. Kuskovo is also a museum of ceramics that has a rich collection of porcelain, Delft ware, majolica and artistic glassware of different epochs and countries. The collection numbers 20.000 objects.


Duration – 5 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north from Moscow. It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is situated here. It was founded in 1337 and is often referred to by the foreigners as “the Russian Vatican”. The monastery is the centre of Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery there is a sacred spring that is visited by all the pilgrims who arrive here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes cathedrals, churches, the residence of the patriarch, and other monuments of exceptional artistic value. The Trinity Cathedral is a true masterpiece and an excellent example of early Moscow architecture. UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Duration – 6 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Excursions in Saint Petersburg

Saint-Petersburg city tour

During the tour around the former capital of the Russian Empire you will enjoy the unforgettable ensembles of the city: the Arts Square formed by 3 museums and 4 theatres, the Palace Square and the impressing baroque Winter Palace, the elegant Spit of Vasilievsky Island, we will drive along the main street of the city Nevsky prospect. You will appreciate the tranquility of numerous rivers and canals with their marvelous bridges, the cupolas of orthodox churches and cathedrals, among them are St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Walking tour around the city centre

This panoramic tour of the city centre of St. Petersburg allows you to get to know the life of the city, its history and culture. Our way goes along the main street of St. Petersburg Nevsky prospect. Walking along the street you will feel the unforgettable atmosphere of the city. St. Petersburg is an impressive and diverse city. Here you can find small cafés side by side with luxurious restaurants, modest hostels next to elegant hotels. St. Petersburg is a multiconfessional city. In the same street you can find an orthodox church, a catholic cathedral, a Lutheran and an Armenian church. During this walk you can feel a true citizen of St. Petersburg.


Duration – 1 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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Metro of Saint-Petersburg

We will go down the famous city metro. St. Petersburg metro was opened in 1955. Nowadays, it is considered to be one of the deepest in the world. The numerous stations are richly decorated with molding, bas-reliefs and mosaics. This means of transport is very popular among the citizens as it allows them to move quickly around the city. During our tour we will visit the station Admiralteyskaya which is the newest and is considered to be one of the deepest in the world. Its depth is 86 meters.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–14 pax
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St. Peter and Paul Fortress*

The fortress is the cradle of the city. Peter the Great ordered to build it to protect the land during the Northern War with Sweden that lasted for 21 years. St. Peter and Paul Fortress was founded on May, 27 1703. This day is considered to be the birthday of the St. Petersburg. The architectural centre of the city is the first cathedral of the city: St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. It is also the burial place of all Russian Emperors starting with Peter the Great.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


St. Isaac’s Cathedral*

The impressive dome of this great cathedral can be seen even from afar. It is the third largest one dome cathedral in Europe after St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The construction of the main cathedral of the Russian Empire that could house approximately 10.000 people lasted for 40 years. The cathedral is 101.5 meters high, it is decorated with bas-reliefs and bronze sculptures, more than 100 granite columns that weigh 114 tons each support the porticos of the cathedral. The interior l is a treasury of Fine Arts. Interior decorations include mosaics, mural paintings, gilded bronze statues, semi-precious stones like lapis lazuli, malachite and the best kinds of marble. At present the cathedral is a museum.


Duration – 1 h


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61 37 33 26 19 17

*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


City Tour and St. Peter and Paul Fortress

Duration – 4 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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City Tour and St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Duration – 4 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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City Tour + St. Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Duration – 5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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St. Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Resurrection of Christ Church)*

This church was built by emperor Alexander III to immortalize to memory of his father Alexander II who had been assassinated on the place where the church is now. One can say that the church is a personification of religious architecture of ancient Moscow. From the outside the walls are faced with specially prepared red bricks and richly decorated with glazed bricks panels and tables. In the history of arts there is hardly any other example of equal dimensions: the mosaics of the church were based on original paintings of great Russian painters, 1000 m² of the facade and 6000 m² of the interiors are covered with mosaics.


Duration – 1 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
61 37 33 26 19 17

*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


St. Petersburg night city tour

St. Petersburg is famous for its White Nights. This unique phenomenon can be observed here from the end of May till the middle of July. This is very special time when the sun stays in the sky for 19 hours, and even after the sunset there is enough daylight so there is no need to turn the lights on. The guests and the citizens of St. Petersburg enjoy walking along the embankments of rivers and canals, admiring the White Nights and the draw bridges across the Neva river. You can fully appreciate the beauty of the city and the bridges during this romantic night tour.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Boat trip along rivers and canals

The best way to explore St. Petersburg in a pleasant and relaxing way is to go on a boat trip along the water ways of the city. The historical districts of the city are situated on numerous islands of the delta of the river Neva as it disembogues into the Gulf of Finland in the eastern part of the Baltic sea. The gorgeous architectural ensembles, cathedrals and monuments wonderfully harmonize with the calm waters of rivers and canals. Granite clad rivers and canals, stairs descending to the water, bridges that span the banks are inseparable elements of the city architecture. This trip allows you to see a different aspect of St. Petersburg which often called the Venice of the North.


Duration – 1 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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The Hermitage

The Hermitage is considered to be one of the most important museums of the world. Its numerous and valuable collection occupies 5 historical buildings including the Winter Palace. Magnificent interiors treasure the priceless works of art of all times and from all parts of the world. The collection that was started by Empress Catherine II in 1764 now numbers more than 3 million objects. Objects that date back to various periods from prehistoric times to nowadays are exhibited in 400 rooms. The sheer jewels of the collection are the works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tiziano, Rembrandt, P.P.Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco, N.Poussin, V.Van Gogh, P.Gauguin, P.Picasso, A.Matisse, etc. If we went to the museum every day for 8 hours and stayed for one minute only at every object it would take us 15 years to see the whole collection.


Duration – 3,5 h


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The restoration and storage centre of the Hermitage “Staraya Derevnya”

This tour allows you to see the everyday life of the world famous museum, the Hermitage. Here the experts of the museum examine the works of art, conduct the restoration, conservation specialists choose objects for new exhibitions. However, the most interesting thing here is to see how the museum stores its collection. The restoration and storage centre of the Hermitage is situated in several buildings and covers the total area of 35 000 m². This includes the museum holdings, exhibition and lecturing departments, restoration department, engineering and administration. The construction and development of this centre is one of the main tasks written in the reconstruction and modernization plan of the Hermitage. The aim of the project is to transfer part of the holdings and workshops from the overloaded historical buildings of the museum that can no longer provide adequate conditions for the conservation of works of art.


Duration – 3 h


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Erarta

Nowadays Erarta is the largest private museum of modern art in Russia. The mission of the museum is to collect, exhibit and popularize the most extraordinary works of art of the most talented contemporary artists. Besides paintings it includes graphics, sculpture, installations, video-art. Art lovers are invited to take a walk around the museum and observe the most outstanding works of the collection.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
139 77 68 52 38 30

The Russian Museum

The Russian Museum is the main heritage of national culture. The collection of the museum numbers more than 400.000 objects that reflect the development of national culture in Russia during 1000 years from the old days till present times. The museum has the best collections of paintings and drawings by Russian painters and the most important collection of Russian sculpture in the country. The enormous collection of the museum gives millions of visitors an opportunity to understand the magnificent world of Russian Fine Arts.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Yusupov Palace

The mansion was constructed in the end of the 19th century for Prince Yusupov who was one of the richest men in Russia. The magnificent interiors are preserved in the palace that is considered to be a jewel of Russian architecture. The palace theatre is a miniature copy of la Scala theatre. Yusupov palace is also interesting from the historical point of view as in 1906 a trusted advisor of the Romanov family Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in this palace. He was a victim of a plot organized by the last owner of the palace prince Felix Yusupov.


Duration – 2,5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
160 84 72 57 40 34

Faberge Museum

The Fabergé Museum is St. Petersburg was created for the preservation, study and promotion of Russia’s cultural heritage. It is private Museum own by nonprofit charitable organization The Link of Times established by the Russian entrepreneur Vekselberg. Museum houses the former Malcolm Forbes collection of works by Fabergé masters, including nine famous imperial Easter eggs that that are of great value not only as the objects made with the highest jewelry skills, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum collection also includes decorative and applied art created by Russian masters of the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The official opening is scheduled for spring, 2014.


Duration – 2,5 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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The museum of Dostoevsky

The life of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is tightly connected to St. Petersburg. Since 1837 when Dostoevsky arrived to the city he moved flat 20 times. In the books of the famous writer we find the streets and buildings of St. Petersburg. However, the house on the corner of Kuznechny street and Dostoevsky street is considered to be one of the most famous of his dwellings. It was here where Dostoevsky wrote his famous novel “The Karamazov brothers”. The interior decoration of the house is typical of the time, the museum exhibition allows us to know more about the life of the famous maestro.


Duration – 2,5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Lomonosov porcelain factory

The imperial factory founded in 1744 was the first porcelain production in Russia. Until 1917 the factory belonged to the Romanov family which explains the name of Imperial manufacture. It was here that Dmitri Vinogradov created the first Easter egg for the empress Elizabeth I. The museum founded in 1844 possesses an impressing collection of the 18th century porcelain.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
186 98 79 60 39 29

Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Lavra)

Alexander Nevsky Monastery is situated in the main street of the city Nevsky Prospect. It is considered to be one of the greatest architectural ensembles in St. Petersburg. The monastery was founded by Peter I in 1710 to commemorate the victory over the Swedish in 1240 and named after the Russian prince Alexander Nevsky who headed the Russian army at that time. The major part of the territory of the monastery is occupied by the metropolitan garden and the theological school. There are three cemeteries at the territory of the monastery. A lot of famous politicians, writers, musicians were buried here, including Suvorov, Lomonosov, Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky.


Duration – 2,5 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
139 77 68 52 36 30

Peterhof (Grand Palace and parks)

This imperial summer residence is famous all over the world. This town of parks, palaces and fountains was founded by Peter the Great in the beginning of the 18th century to commemorate the glory of Russia. According to his plan a Palace was built on beautiful terraces that are descending to the sea, it is surrounded with splendid cascades of fountains, parks with small palaces and pavilions. The centre of the ensemble is the 19 meter fountain of Samson tearing the lion’s mouth which was the symbol of the Victory of Russian troops over the Swedish in the war for the access to the Baltic sea.


Duration – 5 h

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Pushkin (Catherine palace and park)

It is a fascinating monument of architecture and garden art. In 1710 Peter the Great presented this land to his wife Catherine I and in a few years’ time a marvelous ensemble of parks and palaces was built here around the architectural centre of Catherine Palace. The combination of gold, celestial walls, niveous columns and silvery roof create an impressive sight. Visitors were amazed with the magnificence of interior decoration: golden decorations of the doors were gently shining, the suite of rooms impressed with the glittering wood carvings. The jewel of the palace is the Amber room which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. The romantic alleys around the Catherine Palace invite visitors for a pleasant walk to the favourite pavilions and ponds of the Russian emperors.


Duration – 5 h


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Pavlovsk (The palace and park of Pavlovsk)

This classical palace is located 27 km away from St. Petersburg as a summer residence of the tsar Paul I and his family. It is one of the few palaces that retain the cozy and private atmosphere of the royal family. The beautiful park of the palace that covers the area of 600 hectares is one of the largest parks in Europe. It is considered to be a perfect example of romantic landscape parks of the beginning of the 19th century. By all means it deserves to be called “music for the eyes”.


Duration – 5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Pushkin + Pavlovsk (two palaces and two parks)

Duration – 7 h

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Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod is one of the most ancient and famous towns in Russia: in 2009 it celebrated its 1150 birthday. From the day of its foundation Novgorod was the largest and the most important centre of political, economic and cultural life of Russia. In Veliky Novgorod it is sometimes difficult to tell the border between the town and the museum. About 50 precious monuments of ancient Russian architecture make part of the vivid life of a modern town. We will go on a tour around the town, visit the Kremlin and the most ancient monument – the Cathedral of St. Sofia that was founded in 1045. After lunch in a local restaurant we will visit the Yaroslav’s Court, Yuriev Monastery and the Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture.


Duration – 12 h


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Excursions in Golden Ring

Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north from Moscow. It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is situated here. It was founded in 1337 and is often referred to by the foreigners as “the Russian Vatican”. The monastery is the centre of Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery there is a sacred spring that is visited by all the pilgrims who arrive here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes cathedrals, churches, the residence of the patriarch, and other monuments of exceptional artistic value. The Trinity Cathedral is a true masterpiece and an excellent example of early Moscow architecture. UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Duration – 6 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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One day tour to Vladimir and Suzdal

These towns are situated 180 km away from Moscow and there is a 16 km distance between them. During this trip we will see the main places of interest: the white Stone Monuments that were included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. Morning departure from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the most ancient Russian towns, it is famous for its handicraft. It was founded by prince Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev in 1108. The town bears his name now. During the tour around this beautiful old town we will see the Golden Gates (1164). The only preserved ancient Russian city gate. The Golden Gates existed in the holiest cities of Eastern Orthodoxy like Jerusalem, Constantinople, and Kiev. On making Vladimir his capital, Andrew the Pious aspired to emulate these structures, commissioning a lofty tower over the city's main gate to be erected in limestone and lined with golden plaques. Later we continue on to the Assumption Cathedral. 

Lunch in a local restaurant. 

After a transfer to Suzdal, we will go on a tour around the historical centre of the town to the earthen walls of the Kremlin (11th century) and the Nativity Cathedral (1222-1225) with its famous blue cupola decorated with stars and the golden grills of the doors. The churches are of great interest. Later we will visit Monastery of Saint Euthymius, founded in the 14th century, and grew in importance in the 16th and 17th centuries. Departure to Moscow.


Duration – 1 day


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Two day tour to Vladimir and Suzdal

Two day tour to Vladimir and Suzdal These towns are situated 180 km away from Moscow and there is a 16 km distance between them. During this trip we will see the main places of interest: the white Stone Monuments that were included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. 

DAY 1. Morning departure from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the most ancient Russian towns, it is famous for its handicraft. It was founded by prince Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev in 1108. The town bears his name now. During the tour around this beautiful old town we will see the Golden Gates (1164). The only preserved ancient Russian city gate. The Golden Gates existed in the holiest cities of Eastern Orthodoxy like Jerusalem, Constantinople, and Kiev. On making Vladimir his capital, Andrew the Pious aspired to emulate these structures, commissioning a lofty tower over the city's main gate to be erected in limestone and lined with golden plaques. 

Lunch in a local restaurant. 

Later we continue on to the Assumption Cathedral (1158-1160), its dazzling cupola can be seen from far away and it resembles the helmet of a giant warrior who guards the town. Everything here excites admiration – the well-balanced proportions, perfect masonry, the extraordinary finishing and the priceless frescos painted by famous Russian artists Andrei Rublyov and Daniel Cherny. Check in at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. 

DAY 2. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Suzdal. The architectural monuments of this small town-museum create a magnificent and harmonious ensemble. The historical centre of the town is the earthen walls of the Kremlin (11th century) and the Nativity Cathedral (1222-1225) with its famous blue cupola decorated with stars and the golden grills of the doors. The churches are of great interest. Later we will visit Monastery of Saint Euthymius, founded in the 14th century, and grew in importance in the 16th and 17th centuries,now it houses an exhibition of Russian applied arts of the 12th – 20th centuries. Lunch in a local restaurant. Departure to Moscow.


Duration – 2 days


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Sergiev Posad and Rostov the Great

Transfer to Sergiev Posad 

Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is situated here. It was founded in 1337 and is often referred to by the foreigners as “the Russian Vatican”. The monastery is the centre of Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery there is a sacred spring that is visited by all the pilgrims who arrive here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes cathedrals, churches, the residence of the patriarch and other monuments of exceptional artistic value. The Trinity Cathedral is a masterpiece and an excellent example of early Moscow architecture. We should say that this site was included in UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Lunch in a local restaurant. 

Transfer to Rostov 

Transfer to Rostov the Great. We will go on a city tour. The town is called a stone symphony. In the end of the 10th century it was already old. It is one of the most ancient centres of the Russian State, rich and densely populated. Fame came to Rostov in the 17th century when the Kremlin was constructed. It is a masterpiece of architecture that excites everybody’s admiration. Powerful walls surround the Kremlin that predominates over the town with its rising white towers and cathedrals, silver plated tile roofs and gilded cupolas. The Resurrection Church (1670), the Church of the Saviour (1675), the Church of Apostle John (1683) and the paths between them are open for visitors. The Odigitria Church is particularly attractive (1698) that was constructed in the so called baroque style of Naryshkin. The most outstanding of all is the Assumption cathedral with the bell tower of the end of the 16th century, the oldest building in the Kremlin. At the territory of the Kremlin there is a folk museum. Icons, Rostov smalts (“finift”), furniture, tables, spinning wheels, examples of wood carvings are exhibited here to demonstrate the excellent taste and skills of folk Russian artists. Visit to the Kremlin and the smalts museum. Departure to Moscow.


Duration – 10 h


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