Price is in Pounds. Excursion rates per person including transport, guide service (English)
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 Cathedral of the XVI 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.
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 stations 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 XV century, thus laying claim to being one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital. Duration – 2 h
This stronghold is situated on a hill that is 40 meters high. Originally in the XII 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 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.
We will the Kremlin grounds (see above) and the 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.
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 Easter eggs of Fabergé. 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.
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.
The history of this museum dates back to 1860 when an entrepreneur Pavel Tretyakov 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 XX century, i.e. from anonymous Russian icons to the paintings signed by Kandinsky and Malevich. Duration – 3 h.
(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.
Count Leo Tolstoy is one of the most bright representatives of Russian literature, his talent as writer and philosopher is acknowledge worldwide. Khamovniki is an estate in Moscow, which Tolstoy purchased in 1882. The write spent here 19 winter, 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.
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.
«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.
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 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 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.
(Tretyakov gallery on Krymskyval) 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.
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.
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 for this museum were brought from the most remote parts of Russia. Duration – 4 h.
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.
On board of the snow-white yacht Radisson Available all year round Enjoy the picturesque cruise along Moskva River on 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 etc. During the cruise you can order lunch or dinner. Duration – 4,5 h.