Best of Moscow tour

5 Days 4 Nights Classic tour All year

Tours  St Petersburg and Moscow tours The best of Moscow tour

  A best-selling classic five-day Moscow tour which covers all the main sights of the Russian capital. During the tour you will find out about the city from different perspectives, including the ancient history of Moscow by visiting the Moscow Kremlin, the world famous Armoury Chamber and one of the oldest convents in the city – Novodevichy Convent. You will see items of Russian culture at the Tretyakov Gallery and architectural masterpieces at the Kolomenskoe Estate. You will visit Moscow’s Cosmonautics Museum dedicated to Soviet space exploration and the massive VDNKh Soviet-era exhibition centre which, if you visit in winter, is also Europe's biggest outdoor ice rink.
  This Moscow tour can be accompanied with travel around the Golden Ring cities or St Petersburg, or even with a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway. 

 

 DAY1 | ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW

 Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to your hotel.

Arrival to Moscow. A driver with a sign saying   will wait for you in the arrival area of the airport. Free time in the city: although if you arrive in the morning and have energy we can organise an excursion for this day.

• OPTIONAL EXTRA • MOSCOW •

  Moscow by Night Tour.
  • An evening excursion around the main sights of Moscow including Victory Park, Red Square, the viewing platform at Sparrow Hills, Novodevichy Convent, Christ the Saviours Cathedral, the Garden Ring and Moscow City.​

 Duration: 3 hours |  Transportation: by private car

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 10400 10920 11700 12800


 DAY2 | CITY TOUR - KREMLIN - METRO

 Breakfast in the hotel.

  Walking tour around central Moscow. The highlights of the tour:

  • Red Square – the country’s main square where St Basil’s Cathedral is located.
  • GUM – one of the most famous shopping centres in the country with beautiful architecture and a unique layout.
  • Lenin’s Mausoleum – the resting place of the founder of the USSR.
  • Aleksandrovsky Gardens – pretty gardens running along the Kremlin with several interesting monuments.
  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral - the largest cathedral in Russia with a capacity of 10000 people.
  • Tomb of Unkown Soldier - which contains the remains of a Soviet soldier who died in December 1941 defending Moscow

The tour will also include visits to:

  • Moscow Kremlin – the main fortress of Russia and the residence of the Russian president. Your excursion will include visits to the Kremlin’s cathedrals.
  • Armoury Chamber – Russia’s main treasure chest.
  • Moscow Metro - the most beautiful metro in the world. The excursion will visit some of the most stunning stations.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by metro

• OPTIONAL EXTRA • MOSCOW •

  Guided Tour of St Basil's Cathedral  
  • One of the most recognisable symbols of Russia and one of the most famous churches in the world. In its history it has survived attempts by both Napoleon and Stalin to have it destroyed. Inside it consists of several small chapels connected by staircases.

Tour availability: daily except Wednesdays

 Duration: 1 hour 

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 3250 4420 6110 7800

  Guided Tour of the Romanov's Chambers
  • One of the oldest surviving stone buildings in Moscow. The chambers are separated into women and men sections which have been recreated to give visitors a feeling of life for nobles in mediaeval Russia.

Tour availability: daily except Tuesdays

 Duration: 1 hour

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 3120 4160 5720 7280

   

  Guided Tour of the Bolshoi Theatre
  • An excursion to one of the most famous theatres in the world. You will see not only the main stage but also behind the curtains.

Tour availability: daily except weekends and August

 Duration: 1h30 

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 13650 13650 15340 18720


 DAY3 | NOVODEVICHY CONVENT - KOLOMENSKOE ESTATE

  Breakfast in the hotel.

  Excursion to Novodevichy Convent - a masterpiece of Russian baroque architecture and the most beautiful convent in Moscow, which was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. Novodevichy Convent, whose name translates as New Maiden Convent, was founded in 1524 on the orders of Grand Prince Vasily III of Moscow to celebrate Russia's recapture of Smolensk in 1514. In addition the neighbouring Novodevichy Cemetery is the burial place of many outstanding figures of science, culture, art, politics, military leaders, war heroes. Many of the tombstones are very elaborate and the work of famous sculptors. Just by walking around the graves you can learn a lot about Russian history.

  Excursion to Kolomenskoe Estate - a visit to the former country residence of the grand princes of Moscow and the early Russian tsars such as Ivan the Terrible. The highlight of the estate is the UNESCO-protected Ascension Church which is unique as it is the first Russian church to feature a tent-dome and represents a break with the traditional Byzantine architectural style and the beginning of a distinct Russian architectural style.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by metro

 Please note that transportation is by metro. If you have difficulties walking we can provide a car with a driver for this day (for an extra charge).


 DAY4 | TRETIAKOV GALLERY - VDNKH - COSMONAUT MUSEUM

  Breakfast in the hotel.

  Guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery – home to one of the world's largest collections of Russian art. Since its foundation in 1856, the gallery has collected has more than 170,000 exhibits including some of the most famous Russian artworks and ancient icons.

  Excursion around VDNKh - the main exhibition centre of the Soviet Union. The complex has many pavilions resembling palaces, which once held exhibitions on every republic in the Soviet Union or on various industries. Today it is a real time capsule of the USSR.

  Guided tour of the Cosmonautics Museum - the main space museum in Moscow which exhibits samples of rocket and space equipment, personal belongings of cosmonauts and engineers, archival documents and Belka and Strelka - the first space dogs to return from space alive - embalmed.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by metro


 DAY5 | DEPARTURE FROM MOSCOW

  Breakfast in the hotel.

 Transfer to the airport.

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 3* HOTELS 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 78620 127080 173200 223610

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 4* HOTELS 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 109420 188680 265600 346810


 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 5* HOTELS​ 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 122620 215080 305200 399610

Included
  • Private transport service according to the programme
  • Private guide service according to the programme
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
  • Accommodation in a hotel of a category of your choice, central location, standard DBL rooms with breakfast.
  • 24h emergency support during the tour
  • Visa support documents
Not included
  • Plane tickets to/from Russia
  • Tips for a guide or driver
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Evening performances such as the ballet at the Bolshoi.
  • The tour is available the whole year round starting on any day, but please take into account that the museum’s working hours and days-off vary so we reserve the right to change the itinerary while trying to save the excursion programme.
  • Optional excursions should be booked before the start of the tour to schedule the itinerary.
  • Transportation in Moscow, where travel by metro is designated, can be changed to a car upon request, but please note that the transport situation in Moscow is not very good, so you could get stuck in a traffic jam.
  • Tickets to museums cannot be sold without an excursion with a guide.
  • During state holidays and celebrations, Red Square may be closed (either partially blocked off or completely closed).
  • The tour is available in     Other languages upon request.
  • All excursions/guided tours included in the itinerary are private which means private guides and private transport along the programme - unless otherwise stated.
  • Best time to travel on this route: from the end of April to mid-October and from December to mid-March.

• CANCELLATION POLICY 

DATE OF CANCELLATION

CANCELLATION CHARGES

FROM 60 TO 45 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 10%
FROM 44 TO 15 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 30%
FROM 14 TO 7 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 50%
LESS THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 100%