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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
965141311916

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

Car Minibus Bus
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
241 130 106 82 52 50

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
3682071671339282

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
476 247 187 142 89 76

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
17910689684442

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
1719383644240

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
16710187684644

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
3401731521136766

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
287147125955951

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
3101691451147663

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
263141125966164

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
2771461311006249