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Eclectic Moscow 2021

The program is designed in such a way that you can trace the evolution of architectural trends in the capital of Russia from ancient church architects, and noble mansions to Stalin's skyscrapers and modern urban buildings. This is an opportunity to walk around Moscow of different centuries, different cultural features and different lifestyles.
Should any evens of International or Federal importance coincide with the dates of the tours, we reserve the right to review the rates and /or offer a non-central hotel as a substitute
For groups of less than 5 pax we reserve the right to use public transportation on short distances.
Groups of different languages can be combined in one bus with individual guides.
The program is preliminary. The organizers reserve the right to replace the excursion blocks with similar ones, without changing main waypoints.

5 days / 4 nights

Available dates 2021:

AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
18.04—22.04
16.05—20.05
30.05—03.06
13.06—17.06
27.06—01.07
11.07—15.07
18.07—22.07
25.07—29.07
08.08—12.08
22.08—26.08
06.09—10.09
19.09—23.09
03.10—07.10
17.10—21.10
Day Place Program
1

Moscow

Meeting at the airport / railway station. Transfer to the hotel, check in. Free time. Optional: Dinner at the hotel.
2

Moscow

Ancient Moscow. Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin + 1 Cathedral. Time for lunch (lunch is not included). Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant. Stone guardians of Russian Orthodoxy: bus tour of the ancient monasteries (Novospassky Monastery, Novodevichy Convent, Donskoy monastery, etc.). Optional: Moscow by night + Metro. Optional: Dinner at the hotel.
3

Moscow

Nobiliary Moscow. Breakfast at the hotel. Fancy tangle of bystreets: walking tour from Prechistenka to Arbat. Time for lunch (lunch is not included). Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant. Moscow in the Modern style. Fedor Shehtel: walking tour. Optional: Dinner at the hotel. Optional: Dinner at the hotel.
4

Moscow

Urban Moscow. Breakfast at the hotel. Soviet Moscow: bus tour (Stalin's skyscrapers, monument “Worker and Collective Farm Girl”, Victory Park, etc.). Time for lunch (lunch is not included). Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant. Excursion to Moscow city with a visit to the Panorama 360 viewing platform. Optional: Folk show “Kostroma” / for tours before 15 May and after 15 Sept – “Amazing Russia’ with dinner”. Optional: Dinner at the hotel.
5

Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transfer to the airport .

Program

Moscow

1 Day

Arrival in Moscow. Meeting at the airport.

Transfer to the hotel, check in.

Free time.

Optional: Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

2 Day

Ancient Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide at the hotel lobby.

Departure to excursion Kremlin + 1 Cathedral.

Visit the Moscow Kremlin: far more than a fortress, it is the historical heart of Moscow, and the spiritual and political center of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

Time for lunch (lunch is not included) .

Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Stone guardians of Russian Orthodoxy: bus tour of the ancient monasteries (Novospassky Monastery, Novodevichy Convent, Donskoy monastery, etc.).

The ancient city of Moscow for many centuries carefully preserved the foundations of the Orthodox faith, without rushing to new European trends. Perhaps it is for this reason that some special warmth and grace emanates from the walls of its white-stone temples. We invite you to take an informative tour of the capital's oldest monasteries-the pillars and defenders of Russian Orthodoxy. You will touch the walls of the oldest preserved Church in the capital, see unique icons and other shrines, and immerse yourself in the architecture of Orthodox Moscow, which is inextricably linked to the great history of our country. “Stone guardians of Orthodoxy” is more eloquent than many books, so let's listen to what they tell us.

Return to the hotel. Free time.

OPTIONAL

MOSCOW BY NIGHT + METRO

Moscow by night is another city. With all its illumination, parks and monuments, Moscow by night is a splendid view to see. Our excursion is a door to the world of mysteries and adventures. Explore the Red Square, the heart of Moscow, the lively Tverskaya Street with its numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Victory Park – a huge park-memorial to the Russian glorious victory in the war against the Nazi Germany, decorated with the endless chain of fountains, which are colored at night in bright red. Enjoy the picturesque view on the whole of the city lying below with its peacefully twinkling lights from an observation platform at Sparrow Hills, an area where one of the seven so-called Stalin sky-scrapers or “wedding cakes” is located housing the best and the most prestigious Moscow State University named after Lomonosov.
Besides you will peek into the Moscow underground life visiting the subway of the capital. The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called «the people’s palaces», for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

3 Day

Nobiliary Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide at the hotel lobby.

Fancy tangle of by streets: walking tour from Prechistenka to Arbat.

Moscow, with its centuries-old history, is characterized by a quaint lane of alleys that surrounded the main streets like elegant lace. There are an incredible amount of them, but the focus of our attention will be those that connect the Bohemian Arbat with the aristocratic Prechistenka. You can walk through the intricate network of Arbat lanes indefinitely. We will carefully consider one of them – Starokonyushenny lane, on the site of which from the time of Ivan the Terrible there was a settlement where the royal grooms lived. And we will definitely go along Prechistenka, an old street with a rich history and magnificent architectural monuments. Come with us on an exciting journey through the web of Moscow lanes!

Time for lunch (lunch is not included).

Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Moscow in the Modern style. Fedor Shehtel: walking tour.

Over the centuries, the architectural appearance of Moscow was formed, and each century left its mark on it – buildings in a variety of styles grew on the streets and squares of the ancient city. We want to talk with you about F. Shekhtel – a wonderful Russian architect who worked at the turn of the XIX - XX centuries. Moscow from Shekhtel is luxurious mansions, trading houses, estates, etc. The buildings he erected belong to different styles – from neo-Gothic to neoclassical, but the most interesting objects are made in the modern style. Let's take a walk around Moscow Shekhtel to see his most striking works, learn a lot of interesting things about the fate and work of this gifted architect.

Return to the hotel. Free time.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

4 Day

Urban Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide at the hotel lobby.

Soviet Moscow: bus tour (Stalin's skyscrapers, monument “Worker and Collective Farm Girl”, Victory Park,etc.).

The sounds of the revolutionary explosions that marked the birth of the first workers and peasants state on the pages of our history have long since died out. The shock wave of Soviet transformations changed Moscow's life once and for all. Having brought down the walls of Orthodox churches, Moscow threw up the ideas of new leaders. Writers and musicians, artists and architects swirled in the whirlwind of coming changes. The latter shockingly splashed out architectural masterpieces of a new format on the ruined streets of the capital. There is no room left for the intricately whimsical patterns and delicate faces of the ancient muses. In place of bourgeois forms, monumental figures of debilitated Komsomol girls and muscular red army soldiers hurried to replace them, clutching in their powerful hands sickles, hammers, machine guns and other symbolic attributes of proletarian circles.

Time for lunch (lunch is not included) .

Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Excursion to Moscow city with a visit to the Panorama 360 viewing platform.

MIBC “Moscow city” has become a symbol of the new Moscow, the new Russia. No one believed that this was possible, but the outstanding Moscow architect B. Thor managed to build the city of the future on the banks of the Moscow river, just 4 km from the Kremlin walls. You will see the brainchild of B. Thor, designed and built by him from the beginning to the end – “Tower 2000” and the shopping and pedestrian bridge “Bagration”, you will admire Moscow from the height of the observation deck of the upper level of the bridge.

Return to the hotel. Free time.

OPTIONAL

FOLK SHOW “KOSTROMA”

The National Show of Russia “Kostroma” presents the history of a multinational state in a play about Great Russia and the life of its peoples. Through the brilliant stage incarnations, one can see the entry of Christianity into Russia, the era of tsarist and pre-revolutionary Russia, the first manned flight into space and the famous Russian ballet. As if a view from a window, the country expanses from the Caucasus Mountains to the Asian steppes, the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, the beauty - the Volga River and the mighty Yenisei. Together with them, people, their way of life, religions and traditions are changing. 50 artists on stage, masterly technique, excellent acting, 17 stage reincarnations, 10 tons of cargo, 600 unique costumes, 300 items of props, 7 changes of scenery - this is a fabulous reality of the Russian national dance show “Kostroma”, which captivates audiences of all ages and nationalities.

FOLK SHOW “AMAZING RUSSIA” (with dinner)
For tours before 15 May and after 15 Sept

The show “Amazing Russia” is a real musical journey through the vast expanses of the country. Each region of Russia is represented by the most talented artists and folklore ensembles, showing the age-old traditions of their homeland. Especially for the show “Amazing Russia”, dance and musical performances were created, and numbers with amazing national songs were prepared. Each scene introduces you to the culture of Russia in an unusual, bright way. Guests are also offered a delicious dinner consisting of dishes traditional in various regions of Russia.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

5 Day

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transfer to the airport.

End of the tour.

Information

Our prices include:
  • Double accommodation in Moscow in hotel 4* (Holiday Inn Tagansky / Novotel Moscow Center or similar)
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Luggage handling in hotel
  • Time for lunches on Day 2, 3, 4. Lunches itself can be added supplementary
  • Transport service and all transfers per program
  • Excursion program with entrance tickets when necessary
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program
  • Visa support letter
Supplemenatry:
  • Dinner in the hotel
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Single supplement
  • Optional tours
  • Accommodation and program for pre / post nights in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg
  • Non obligatory insurance of medical, medical transport and other expenses
  • Non obligatory accident insurance

Prices

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