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ST. PETERSBURG AIRPORT RANKED NUMBER ONE IN EUROPE

23 November 2020

Pulkovo Airport (Saint-Petereburg, Russia), according to a study conducted by the International Airports Council, was ranked number one in Europe in 2020 in overall passenger satisfaction with the quality of service.
BIRTHDAY OF DED MOROZ (RUSSIAN SANTA CLAUS)

19 November 2020

Every year, on 18th November, Russia officially celebrates the birthday of Ded Moroz (“Grandfather Frost”), analogue of Santa Claus. It is believed that on 18th November real winter begins and first frosts hit.

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CITY TOUR + THE CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

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This is the best way to know the city and learn about the history of the Russian capital. We will see the largest square in the world — Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil’s Cathedral of the XVI century. During the tour we will make several stops to see the New Maidens Convent (Novodevichy), Bolshoi Theater, 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. At the foot of the cathedral, the Patriarch's Bridge is thrown over the Moskva River where a magnificent view of the red towers and golden domes of the Kremlin opens up.


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METRO TOUR AND ARBAT STREET (WITHOUT TRANSPORT)

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The metro of Moscow is undoubtedly the most beautiful metro in the world. All the stations are different; each has a unique style. Some people say that stations are as beautiful as interiors of a palace. That’s why people call them the underground palaces. 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 located in the historical centre of Moscow. The Arbat has existed since at least the XV century, thus it can be called one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital.


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THE KREMLIN + CATHEDRALS

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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.


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THE KREMLIN + THE ARMOURY CHAMBER

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The famous 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. 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.


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THE KREMLIN + THE ARMOURY CHAMBER + THE DIAMOND FUND

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The famous 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. 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 – 5 h


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TRETIAKOV GALLERY

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The history of this museum dates back to 1860 when an entrepreneur Pavel Tretiakov started buying 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 XX century, i.e. from anonymous Russian icons to the paintings signed by Kandinsky and Malevich.


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

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The Tretiakov Gallery’s building on Krymsky Val houses the only permanent exhibition of 20th century Russian art in the country. It displays works of Russian avant-garde masters such as K.Malevich, V.Kandinsky, M.Chagall, P.Filonov. 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 Tretiakov Gallery is always prepared to increase its collection with the latest and most topical works by Russian artists.


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THE PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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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.


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BOLSHOI THEATER TOUR

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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.


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

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«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 the 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 imitating the explosion of a nuclear bomb will impress everyone!


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MOSCOW BY NIGHT

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One of the most popular tours is Moscow at night. This tour shows you another face of Moscow, not as a bustling 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 all over the world, and of course to make great pictures. Moscow by Night is full of magic. It is fascinating and enigmatic.


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FAIR AND KREMLIN OF IZMAILOVO

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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 bustling 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.


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HOUSE OF THE BOYARDS ROMANOV

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Zaryadye - that's how in the old days was called the central part of Moscow located "behind the ranks" (in Russian "za ryadami") of market shops adjacent to the Kremlin. The house of the boyars Romanov is the only building that remains today of the large estate. 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 of the XVI-XVIII centuries. Now the house is a museum of the daily life of ancient Russia.


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JEWISH MOSCOW

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The tour is about the history of Jewish culture in Moscow and Russia. We will visit the places 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.


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KOLOMENSKOE (TERRITORY + HOUSE OF PETER THE GREAT)

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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. It was here in wooden Tsar’s Palace of 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.The Kuskovo museum complex was created according to the tastes and rules of the Russian nobility of the XVIII 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.


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KUSKOVO

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The Kuskovo museum complex was created according to the tastes and rules of the Russian nobility of the XVIII 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.


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SERGIEV POSAD

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Sergiev Posad 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. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


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FOLK SHOW KOSTROMA

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From mid June till mid September 
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. (Guide’s assistance – only one way)


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CRUISE ALONG MOSKVA RIVER ON BOARD OF THE YACHT RADISSON

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Enjoy the picturesque cruise along the Moskva River aboard a comfortable yacht. Every day all year round 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. (Guide’s assistance – only one way)


Duration of the cruise – 2,5 h


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WALKING TOUR IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF MOSCOW

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The impression of a city is stronger, if you can walk through the main streets and squares. You will see the most famous squares in Moscow - Red Square, Teatralnaya, Lubyanka, you will walk through the oldest streets of the city - Nikolskaya and Varvarka. You will learn Moscow's history, its secrets and mysteries. You will admire the view of the city centre from the panoramic Bridge of Zaryadye Park.


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FOLK SHOW “AMAZING RUSSIA” (WITH DINNER)

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"Amazing Russia Show" – is a fascinating musical journey across Russia, where each region is presented in the form of presentations of the best national teams, with use of the amazing folk costumes, ancient musical instruments. Unique performances, virtuoso dancers, the best national singers clearly reveal the culture and identity of different nations of Russia, and the variety and beauty of Russian nature will leave a lasting impression of our country. The dinner menu introduces foreign visitors with the peculiarities of different national cuisines of Russia, but it is picked up in view of the different preferences and restrictions in food of guests from all over the globe. (Guide’s assistance – only one way)


Duration of the show – 2 h


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THE MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS & VDNKH

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The museum's exhibition is dedicated to the history of Cosmonautics in Russia: Tsiolkovsky on space flights; formation of the space industry in the USSR; the first artificial satellites of the Earth; the first flight into space, space flights to the moon and planets of the solar system; orbital stations; modern cosmodromes and shuttles. During the fascinating tour of the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VDNKH). You will see the symbols of Moscow as the famous sculpture "Worker and Kolkhotian", the fountain "Friendship of Nations of the USSR", the great monument dedicated to the conquerors of space and you will know the history of the creation of this wonderful place.


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VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL (ONE DAY TOUR)

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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 Monomakh 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 Assumption Cathedral during the sightseeing tour. In Suzdal 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(16th century), the St. Euthymius (16th century), the St. Alexander (s. XIII), associated with many episodes of Russian history. Departure to Moscow.


Duration – 14 h


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PANORAMIC PLATFORM PANORAMA 360 IN MOSCOW-CITY

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It is the highest observation deck in Europe located on the 89th floor. During the tour you will know how the city of Moscow grew: from the bell tower of Ivan The Great to the Stalinist skyscrapers and modern skyscrapers of Moscow-City. You will know the history of the creation of the business district called Moscow-City and its skyscrapers. The panoramic platform is located at the height of 89 floors in the Federation Tower. The view of Moscow atop the Federation Tower, its main skyscraper, is an unforgettable and enchanting experience. The Federation Tower is located in the city’s center, only 4 km from the Kremlin. You can see the entire Moscow from the best point of view in 360 degrees. The concept of the observation deck had been integrated into the tower’s project already at the design stage, and the best view was an essential condition.


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MUSEUM OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR OF THE 1812

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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). The exhibitions are dedicated 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.


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NOVODEVICHY CONVENT

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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 a beautiful cemetery where well-known artists, scientists, politians and writers such as Chekhov, Mayakovsky, Esenin, Khruschev, Yeltsin etc. are buried.


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GASTRONOMIC TOUR

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Our gastronomic tour allows you to know not only the history of Russian cuisine but also to make a panoramic tour of the city from the culinary point of view. We are going to visit the Russian Dessert Museum which is opened in the place of a confectionery of the 19th century. And let's try some candy! Following the historical development of the country, we head to a canteen from the Soviet era, which is a popular restaurant today and where we can taste the traditional beer with “chebureki” (pie filled with minced meat). We finish our tour in a restaurant of modern Russian cuisine where we will have a master class of cooking and lunch.


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