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MOSCOW CITY TOUR + THE CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

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 — Red Square — situated next to the walls of the ancient Kremlin, the Mausoleum of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral of the XVI century. During the tour we will make several stops to see the Convent of the Maidens (Novodevichy), the Bolshoi Theater, the Moscow University and to admire the panorama of the city from the Sparrow Hills (Vorobiovy Gory). We will enter the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the highest Orthodox church in the world and one of the symbols of Moscow. At the foot of the cathedral, the Patriarch's Bridge is thrown over the Moscova River where a magnificent view of the red towers and golden domes of the Kremlin opens up.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–12 pax
212 EUR 109 EUR 88 EUR 66 EUR 40 EUR 30 EUR

MOSCOW CITY TOUR + SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL

Saint Basil’s Cathedral was built by order of the famous Russian czar Ivan the Terrible in 1555-1561, two Russian architects Barma and Posey created the Cathedral of the Intercession (Saint Basil’s Cathedral) on 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 something even more beautiful and hearing an affirmative response the tsar ordered to blind them. The cathedral is a set of nine attached churches with 47.5 m tower in the center. Presicely the tower is the church of the Intercession. In 1588 an annex was erected on the tomb of the venerated local saint Vasily (Basil) - the tenth church. Since then the cathedral has the current name – Saint Basil’s Cathedral.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–12 pax
223 EUR 120 EUR 99 EUR 76 EUR 51 EUR 41 EUR

METRO TOUR 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 pax10–12 pax
126 EUR67 EUR50 EUR37 EUR23 EUR19 EUR

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
294 EUR 156 EUR 121 EUR 93 EUR 65 EUR 51 EUR

THE KREMLIN + THE ARMOURY CHAMBER

Aprart from the Kremlin grounds (see above) we will see the famous Armoury chamber. It is located in one of the buildings of the Kremlin. It houses the fascinating collection of jewellery. From the XIV century till the beginning of the XIX century the Armoury Chamber stored the treasures of Moscow tsars. In the very beginning it was also a shop and a manufactory that equipped Russian warriors with side arms, firearms and the armours. Today the Armoury exhibits a unique collection: objects of applied art that were presented to Russian tsars by foreign ambassadors, a collection of arms of the XIII–XVIII centuries, jewellery of the XII– XIX centuries. One can admire magnificent objects made of gold, silver, precious stones, ivory, porcelain, clothing embroidered with pearls and the famous Fabergé eggs.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
415 EUR225 EUR175 EUR138 EUR94 EUR76 EUR

THE KREMLIN + THE DIAMOND FUND

Aprart from the Kremlin grounds (see above) we will see the famous Diamond Fund. In 1967 a fabulous exhibition of the Diamond Fund was opened in the halls of the Armoury Chamber. It showcases 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
529 EUR 274 EUR 202 EUR 154 EUR 99 EUR 79 EUR

THE ARMOURY CHAMBER + THE DIAMOND FUND

The Armoury Chamber is located in one of the buildings of the Kremlin. It houses the fascinating collection of jewellery. From the XIV century till the beginning of the XIX century the Armoury 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 armours. Today the Armoury exhibits a unique collection: objects of applied art that were presented to Russian tsars by foreign ambassadors, a collection of arms of the XIII -XVIII centuries, jewellery of the XII -XIX centuries. One can admire magnificent objects made of gold, silver, precious stones, ivory, porcelain, clothing embroidered with pearls and the famous Fabergé eggs. In 1967 a fabulous exhibition of the Diamond Fund was opened in the halls of the Armoury Chamber. It showcases 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
533 EUR 278 EUR 207 EUR 158 EUR 85 EUR 84 EUR

NOVODEVICHY CONVENT

It is the second most important architectural complex in Moscow after the Kremlin. 11 meter high walls surround the churches and the most outstanding are the one of Our Lady of Smolensk with the most beautiful altarpiece in Moscow and the Church of the Transfiguration. You can also see some palaces and a beautiful cemetery where well-known artists, scientists, poets and writers such as Chekhov, Mayakovsky, Esenin, etc. are buried.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
223 EUR 119 EUR 95 EUR 72 EUR 51 EUR 40 EUR

TRETIAKOV GALLERY

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 pax10–12 pax
205 EUR111 EUR91 EUR70 EUR51 EUR41 EUR

MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE (Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val)

The Tretyakov Gallery’s building on Krymsky Val houses the only permanent exhibition of 20th century Russian art in the country. It displays works by Russian avant-garde masters from the 1900s-1920s who are famous all over the world, such as K.Malevich, V.Kandinsky, M.Chagall, P.Filonov and L.Popova. These works were followed later by Socialist Realism during the 1930s-1950s. The works by artists of the «Severe Style» from the 1960s are shown in parallel with «underground» art, which started the «second wave» of Russian avant-garde. The exhibition is completed by works from the 1980s-1990s which, are continuously «open» because the Tretyakov Gallery is always prepared to increase its collection with the latest and most topical works by Russian artists.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
209 EUR114 EUR96 EUR75 EUR62 EUR50 EUR

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 pax10–12 pax
184 EUR99 EUR87 EUR67 EUR48 EUR37 EUR

BOLSHOI THEATER TOUR

This tour will definitely brilliance your wonderful visit of Russia! Discover the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, one of the most famous theaters in the world! Bolshoi Theatre was founded almost 250 years ago and was the biggest opera house in Europe at that times. Today Bolshoi is among the ten most famous theaters in the world. The famous Russian ballet school has been created within the walls of Bolshoi. The first performances of many world-famous Russian ballets and operas like «The Nutcracker», «Swan Lake» or «Eugene Onegin» had happened here.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
368 EUR187 EUR131 EUR98 EUR67 EUR63 EUR

BACK TO USSR: MYSTERIES OF COLD WAR (BUNKER #42)

«Bunker-42 on Taganka» — a huge structure more than 7,000 m2, located at a depth of 65 meters in the center of Moscow. Excursion «Back to USSR» is dedicated to the history of the nuclear standoff. Visitors learn how the bunker is protected from all factors of destruction of nuclear weapons, realize how close was the danger of World War III. Every tourist can learn how staff worked and lived, see the amazing architecture of the legendary Museum. Visitors will be shown a film about the period of the Cold War. The unique special effects of the museum at the simulation of the explosion of a nuclear bomb will impress everyone.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
631 EUR319 EUR228 EUR170 EUR128 EUR114 EUR

MOSCOW BY NIGHT

One of the most popular tours of my guests is a tour through Moscow at night. This tour helps tourists to see Moscow not as a Minibustling hive, but as a majestic Empress full of ceremonial glory. During the excursion around Moscow at night, guests can enjoy not only the beauty of illumination, but also to learn more about the history of the city and its architecture, see legendary cathedrals, buildings and squares of Moscow, famous over the world, and to make great shots of attractions. Moscow by Night is full of magic. It is fascinating and enigmatic.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
234 EUR120 EUR96 EUR71 EUR43 EUR32 EUR

FAIR AND KREMLIN OF IZMAILOVO

It is an architectural and cultural complex built in 2003 in one of the districts of Moscow called Izmailovo. The base of the complex is the territory of the Kremlin ("citadel") which unlike its "big brother" has the walls and white towers with multicolored roofs and domes. Despite being a modern construction, everything was designed according to the architectural traditions of Ancient Russia. The most Minibustling part is the antiques, souvenirs and crafts market. In addition, in the Kremlin territory there is a wooden cathedral and a restaurant with typical Russian cuisine.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
212 EUR109 EUR88 EUR66 EUR54 EUR40 EUR

MUSEUM OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR OF THE 1812 (THE NAPOLEON CAMPAIGN IN RUSSIA)

The War of 1812 played a very important role in the history of Russia and Europe. The new museum was inaugurated in 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the victory. The museum fund has more than two thousand works including maps and documents of great value, weapons, uniform and objects of daily life of the Russian Empire and French soldiers, objects of decorative art, numismatic collection, artistic works (painting, sculpture, graphic arts, miniature). The exhibitions are dedicated not only to the Patriotic War of 1812 but also to other campaigns of Napoleon and the international relations between the Russian Empire and the First Empire of the nineteenth century, personalities of Alexander I and Napoleon I. The collection possesses truly unique objects such as the samovar used by General Feldmariscal Kutuzov, Napoleon's private weapons, the sleigh he used when leaving Russia, a campaign kitchen created especially by the French for the expedition to Russia and many more.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
202 EUR108 EUR88 EUR67 EUR48 EUR38 EUR

MUSEUM–PANORAMA THE BATTLE OF BORODINO (French Invasion of Russia during Napoleonic Wars)

On August, 26 1812 The Battle of Borodino took place, it was the major battle in the Patriotic War of 1812 (Napoleon Invasion in Russian Empire). The fighting lasted for 12 hours, around 250,000 troops were involved and at least 70,000 casualties were counted making Borodino the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. It was the turning point in the war, it cost Napoleon the war and his crown. To commemorate this battle in 1912 the Emperor Nicolas II ordered to construct the museum to house the panorama painting of the battle by Franz Roubaud and other objects of art connected to the battle.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
229 EUR122 EUR92 EUR70 EUR64 EUR53 EUR

HOUSE OF THE BOYARDS ROMANOV

Zaryadye - that's how in the old days it was called the central part of Moscow located "behind the ranks" (in Russian "za ryadami") of market shops adjacent to the Kremlin. This area located east of the Kremlin, between Varvarka Street and the Moskva River, was named in the 16th century. The house of the Romarov boyars is the only building that remains today of the large estate of the Romarov boyars. In the middle of the 20th century, most of the Zaryadye district was demolished, and nowadays in the whole old quarter there are only several buildings along the Varvarka street. However, this small area of Moscow is truly unique in its kind and is an authentic museum of ancient Russian outdoor architecture that still retains the appearance of the XVI-XVIII centuries. Now the house is a museum of the daily life of ancient Russia that shows us the original items of those years.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
202 EUR108 EUR88 EUR67 EUR61 EUR48 EUR

LEO TOLSTOY IN MOSCOW — TOLSTOY’S HOUSE IN KHAMOVNIKI

Count Leo Tolstoy is one of the brightest representatives of Russian literature, his talent as writer and philosopher is acknowledged worldwide. Khamovniki is an estate in Moscow, which Tolstoy purchased in 1882. The writer spent here 19 winters, in summers he preferred to be in Yasnaya Polyana. In Khamovniki Tolstoy wrote his famous novel «Resurrection», novellas «The Death of Ivan Ilyich», «The Kreutzer Sonata», and short story «Father Sergius». Since 1921 Khamovniki is a memorial museum and part of the state museum of Leo Tolstoy.


Duration – 3 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
243 EUR128 EUR115 EUR87 EUR58 EUR49 EUR

JEWISH MOSCOW

The tour is about the history of Jewish culture in Moscow and Russia. We will visit the places of Moscow related to the Hebrew community that has almost 600 years of history, and get to know how the community kept its culture and traditions and contributed to the development of Russia. Today, the Jewish community in Moscow is the largest in the country and the second in Europe, with 250,000 people. We will also visit the newly opened museum of Tolerance dedicated to the multifaceted history of the Hebrew people in Russia and the Coral Synagogue, the largest in Russia.


Duration – 4 h


Duración – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
293 EUR155 EUR120 EUR91 EUR59 EUR46 EUR

CENTRAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM IN MONINO

The Central Air Force Museum in Monino is one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. 173 aircraft and 127 aircraft engines are on display, and the museum also features collections of weapons, instruments, uniforms, artwork, and other air-related items. A library containing books, films, and photos is also accessible to visitors. Tours are given by ex-pilots. The museum opened its doors in 1958. 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 pax10–12 pax
395 EUR203 EUR167 EUR126 EUR74 EUR58 EUR

KOLOMENSKOE (TERRITORY + HOUSE OF PETER THE GREAT)

Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several kilometres to the southeast of Moscow. The first mentioning of the village dates back to the XIV 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 XVI century. It includes a standalone bell tower for the church of St. George (XVI century), the church of Our Lady of Kazan, Vodovzvodnaya tower, two stone entrance gates — these are all constructions of the XVII 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 of 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 pax10–12 pax
287 EUR149 EUR116 EUR87 EUR54 EUR41 EUR

ABRAMTSEVO

The literarary and artisrtic museum Abramtsevo is located near the famous Sérguiev Posad, surrounded by parks of fine woods and birches. This place was a great artistic and theatrical center of the 19th century. It is one of the few museums that preserved the appearance of that time. The museum contains paintings by Repin, Serov and Vrúbel. In the park of Abrámtsevo the one can see the Church of Christ the Savior, the house of Aksákov and the constructions of wood - terem, the artistic workshop, and the "little house on legs of chicken" (an image of the Russian folk tales) created by Vasnetsov . All these constructions shelter unique objects of the daily life of the XVIII-XX centuries and the objects of crafts (kitchen utensils, spinning wheels, dolls and others). The first Matrioshka was born in Abrámtsevo in 1890.


Duration – 5 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
313 EUR167 EUR134 EUR103 EUR68 EUR54 EUR

KUSKOVO

The Kuskovo museum complex was created according to the tastes and rules of the Russian nobility of the eighteenth century. "The summer mansion of Count Sheremetev", former name of Kuskovo, was built for receptions, elegant assemblies, popular festivals. The peculiarity of Kuskovo is that there has never been any radical reforms, that is why the palace and the entire estate have been preserved to this day with their original 18th century style. The extensive pond, the old palace with the elegant fence, the shady alleys of secular trees and the pavilions of the park make it truly unique and charming. The center of the architectural composition is the palace made entirely of wood. The interior of these constructions gives a clear and detailed idea about Russian art of the 18th century. Kuskovo is also the Museum of ceramics with rich collections of porcelain, earthenware, majolica and art glass from different periods and countries with a total of 20,000 objects.


Duration – 5 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
265 EUR141 EUR115 EUR88 EUR58 EUR64 EUR

SERGIEV POSAD

Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north of Moscow. It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the XV to the XVII 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. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
308 EUR162 EUR131 EUR99 EUR64 EUR50 EUR

FOLK SHOW KOSTROMA

From June, 15th till September, 15th
Each summer world famous folk-dance ensemble Kostroma presents its show in Moscow. The plot of the show is the history of Russia from old times to the present moment and the multicultural traditions of our country, presented in national dances and songs. Around 50 artists, colourful sets, beautiful costumes make the show unforgettable.
(Guides assistance on the way to the show included)


Duration – 2 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
245 EUR142 EUR121 EUR98 EUR73 EUR63 EUR

DINNER/LUNCH CRUISE ALONG MOSKVA RIVER ON BOARD OF THE YACHT RADISSON

Enjoy the picturesque cruise along Moskva River aboard a comfortable yacht. Every day all year around you can join the 2.5 hour tour and cruise along major sights of Moscow: the Kremlin, New Maiden Convent, St. Basil Cathedral, the University of Moscow, Peter the Great monument and many more. During the cruise you can order lunch or dinner.


Duration – 4,5 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
242 EUR135 EUR114 EUR90 EUR62 EUR55 EUR


EXTENSIONS


SERGIEV POSAD

Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north of Moscow. It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the XV to the XVII 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. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
308 EUR162 EUR131 EUR99 EUR64 EUR50 EUR

VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL IN ONE DAY

The cities that are located 180 km from Moscow and only 16 km away from each other. During this journey we will see the first White Stone Monuments and were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage objects in 1992. Departure in the morning from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian towns, famous for its craftsmanship. It was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomaj of Kiev in 1108 and bears his name. We will see the White Doors of white stone (1164), the unique monument of the art of military engineering. We will visit the Cathedral of the Assumption during the sightseeing tour. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we will arrive to Súzdal during the sightseeing tour we will see the main attractions, such as the Kremlin earth wall (11th century) and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin (1222-1225), which attracts attention with its blue dome, adorned with stars and the golden gates. Suzdal is known for it’s numerous but unique churches and the architectural complexes of the ancient monasteries - the Holy Virgin Monastery(16th century), and San Eufímeo (16th century), of San Alejandro (s. XIII), associated with many episodes of Russian history. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 1 day


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
926 EUR514 EUR386 EUR308 EUR213 EUR184 EUR

VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL IN TWO DAYS

The cities that are located 180 km from Moscow and only 16 km away from each other. During this journey we will see the first White Stone Monuments and were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage objects in 1992.


DAY 1

Departure in the morning from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian towns, famous for its craftsmanship. It was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomaj of Kiev in 1108 and bears his name. We will see the White Doors of white stone (1164) - the unique monument of the art of military engineering. Lunch at local restaurant. We made the panoramic around the city. One of the most important sights of Vladimir is the Cathedral of the Assumption (1158-1160), its dazzling dome seen from afar looks like the helmet of a giant warrior who guards the city. Everything evokes the admiration here - the well-balanced proportions, the perfect masonry, the extraordinary finishing of details and the priceless frescoes painted by the famous masters Andrei Rublyov and Daniel Cherny. Accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.


DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Suzdal. It is a small city-museum, full of magnificent architectural monuments that create a harmonious view. The historic center of the city is the Kremlin earth wall (11th century) and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin (1222-1225), which draws attention with its blue dome, adorned with stars and golden gates. Suzdal is known for it’s numerous but unique churches and the architectural complexes of the ancient monasteries - the Holy Virgin Monastery (16th century), and San Eufímeo (16th century), of San Alejandro (s. XIII), associated with many episodes of Russian history. The monastery of San Salvador and San Eufímeo, the largest in Súzdal, houses an exhibition of Russian decorative art of the ss. XII - XX. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 2 days


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
1367 EUR677 EUR585 EUR456 EUR361 EUR287 EUR

SERGUIEV POSAD AND ROSTOV THE GREAT

Transfer to Sergiev Posad where so called “Russian Vatican” is situated or the monastery of the Trinity and San Sergio, founded in 1337. The monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery can be found the source of holy water, one of the most important place to visit for all the pilgrims who come here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery is composed of cathedrals, churches, chambers of the Patriarch and other monuments of an exceptional artistic value. The Cathedral of the Trinity is a masterpiece and a model of early Muscovite architecture. As an important fact it must be noted that UNESCO has declared this site a World Heritage Site.

Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to Rostov for panoramic tour around the city that is called by the locals “a symphony in stone”. Rostov was already old at the end of the X century, it is one of the oldest Russian cities, rich and densely populated. Fame reached Rostov in the XVII century with the construction of its Kremlin, a masterpiece of architecture, which arouses the admiration of the whole world. Surrounded by powerful walls, it rises above the city with its white towers and cathedrals, its roofs covered with silver tiles and golden domes. The church of the Resurrection (1670), the church of Savoiur (1675), the church of the Apostle John (1683) and the steps between them are open for visitors. Particularly attractive is the church of Odigitria (1698) built in the very special style called the Baroque of Naryshkin. The place of honor certainly belongs to the Cathedral of the Assumption with the belfry that belongs to the end of XVI century, the oldest of the Kremlin buildings. Museum of popular art is located on the territory of the Kremlin. The icons, Rostov enamels ("finift"), furniture, tables, spinning wheels and examples of wood carving exhibited here demonstrate the excellent taste and high skills of Russian folk artists.

Visit to the Kremlin and the enamel museum. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 10 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
925 EUR517 EUR372 EUR307 EUR204 EUR182 EUR

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