Deep into Moscow tour

7 Days 6 Nights Sightseeing All year

Tours  St Petersburg and Moscow tours Deep into Moscow tour

  With a weeklong tour in Moscow you will see not only the main sights of the Russian capital but also some more hidden-away corners of the city. On each day you will find out about a different side of the life and history of Moscow, including the main sights of the historical centre - the Kremlin, the Armoury, the Bolshoi Theatre and Red Square.
  You will be introduced to the cultural heritage of the country by visiting the main collection of Russian art in Russia - the Tretyakov Gallery - and Moscow's most beautiful convent – the Novodevichy Convent. You will see places which will give you a flavour of the Soviet Era - the VDNKh exhibition centre, the Cosmonautics Museum and the Modern History Museum. We have also included Russian literature in the tour and you will visit places connected with three of the greatest, world famous Russian authors: Chekhov, Dostoevsky and, of course, Tolstoy. In addition we have left one day free for you so that you can independently look around the city or perhaps go on a day trip out of the capital.  

 DAY1 | ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW

 Transfer to the hotel: a driver with a sign saying  will wait for you at 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 Saviour 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 | WELCOME TO MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 A city tour by car around Moscow. During the tour you will visit some of Moscow’s best attractions:
  • Sparrow Hills – where you can enjoy views from the best viewing platform in Moscow.
  • Moscow State University - the tallest of Stalin’s skyscrapers and the tallest educational building in the world.
  • Ulitsa Tverskaya - Moscow’s main street.
  • Victory Park and the Triumphal Arch – a park dedicated to the Soviet victory in the Second World War.
  • Moscow City - Moscow’s business district with many modern skyscrapers, including Europe’s tallest.
  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Russia's most important cathedral and its tallest having been designed to accommodate 10,000 people.
  • Bolshoi Theatre – one of the most famous theatres in the world.
  • Boulevard Ring - a chain of boulevards and one of the circles in the radial structure of Moscow.
  • White House - the Russian house of parliament which was the stage of the 1993 putsch when tanks supporting President Yeltsin opened fire on the building defended by supporters of an attempted coup.

 Walking excursion around central Moscow. The highlights of the excursion are:
  • Red Square – the very heart of Moscow and Russia located next to the Kremlin.
  • St Basil’s Cathedral (exterior) - one of the most recognisable symbols of Russia and one of the most famous church in the world. 
  • GUM – the most famous shopping centre in Russia which, although now completely modern, has retained a certain Soviet flavour.
  • Lenin’s Mausoleum – the resting place of the embalmed body of the founder of the USSR.
  • Aleksandrovsky Gardens – running along the northern wall of the Kremlin, these pretty gardens have several interesting monuments.
  • Zaryadye Park - a unique park built where the massive Soviet-Style Hotel Rossia once stood. It contains representations of various natural landscapes found in Russia.

 Plus you will also have guided tours around:
  • Moscow Kremlin – the famous Russia citadel which today is the official residence of the Russian president. The excursion includes a visit to the Tsar Canon, the Tsar Bell and inside the kremlin’s cathedrals.
  • Armoury Chamber – where 1000s of priceless items of Russian history are on display including crowns, weapons, thrones, chariots, clothes of emperors and patriarchs and other precious relics.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by private car and by metro.


 DAY3 | CULTURAL HERITAGE

 Breakfast in the hotel.

An excursion to important cultural sights in the capital:

 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.

 Novodevichy Convent - a masterpiece of Russian baroque architecture and the most beautiful convent in Moscow. 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.

 Moscow Metro – a visit to the most beautiful metro stations of one of the most beautiful metro systems in the world.

 Duration: 7-8 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 | SOVIET MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

Excursion to sights in the capital which will give you an insight into the Soviet era. It includes visits to:

 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.

 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 .

 Museum of Modern History - formerly this museum was dedicated to the Russian Revolution but now its remit has been widened to include Russian history after the Revolution. It includes an archive of Russian revolutionaries, including populists, anarchists and Bolsheviks, and examples of their weapons - homemade pistols, guns, bayonets and even dynamite. It also houses a collection of gifts given to Iosif Stalin on his 70th birthday. In addition, also on display is a collection of Soviet political posters and monuments of military history, such as banners from the time of the Civil War and the Second World War as well asvarious medals.

 Duration: 7-8 hours Transportation: by metro


 DAY5 | FREE DAY IN MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Free day in the city. You can spend this day either exploring Moscow by yourself or by ordering an additional excursion, including an excursion outside of Moscow.

 Recommended optional excursions:

  Excursion to Sergiev Posad    
  • Visit one of the holiest places in Russia, where thousands of pilgrims comes daily to pay homage to the shrine of St Sergius of Radonezh. Excursion with a local guide.

Tour availability: daily

 Duration: 6-7 hours |  Transportation: by private car

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 14300 15600 19500 23400

  Yasnaya Polyana Excursion
  • Yasnaya Polyana excursion – an excursion to the favourite place of Russia’s greatest writer - Lev Tolstoy. It is where he created many of his masterpieces and where he is buried.

Tour availability: daily except Mondays

 Duration: about 12 hours |  Transportation: by train and by private car.

    

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 24960 35880 40170 50310

  Star-City Excursion

  • The international cosmonaut training centre. Every cosmonaut who goes to the International Space Station must undergo a training programme here. If you are lucky you will even see real cosmonauts going about their training. Due to the strategic importance of this object this excursion requires additional confirmation from the Russian Security Department and must be booked 45 working days in advance.

Tour availability: Daily except weekends

 Duration: 5-6 hours |  Transportation: by private car

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 25350 27300 31200 35750

  Leninskie Gorki Excursion
  • The estate where the founder of the USSR - Vladimir Lenin - spent his last few years and where he died and was embalmed for the first time. During the excursion  you will learn how the Soviet leader came to power and about life in the USSR.

Tour availability: Daily except Mondays

 Duration: about 6 hours |  Transportation: by private car.

    

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 18720 20020 23270 26650

  Day tour to Vladimir and Suzdal   
  • If you don’t have time to make a trip to the cities of the Golden Ring - you can see two famous cities of the route in just one day by taking the Vladimir-Suzdal excursion.

Tour availability: Daily

 Duration: 11-12 hours

 Transportation: by high-speed train and by private car

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 24310 35490 44590 57200

  Kolomenskoe Estate Excursion 
  •   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.

Tour availability: daily except Mondays

 Duration: 3 hours |  Transportation: by metro

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 9880 11960 14040 15470


 DAY6 | LITERATURE MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

  This day is dedicated to three world famous Russian writers - Lev Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Dostoevsky and includes visits to places where they lived:

 Lev Tolstoy House-Museum - Tolstoy bought this house in Moscow’s Khamovniki district in 1882 and spent 19 winters there with his family (until the spring of 1901) while every summer he spent at the Yasnaya Polyana estate. At the Khamovniki house the writer created about one hundred works, including the novel "Resurrection" and the stories "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," “Kreutzer Sonata" and "Father Sergius".

 Anton Chekhov Apartment-Museum - the flat is located in a historical building which was referred to by Chekhov as a “chest of drawers”. From this flat the writer left for his long trip to Sakhalin Island. Some of Chekhov’s masterpieces were written here. The flat was also visited by many outstanding Russian cultural figures of the time.

 Fyodor Dostoevsky House-Museum - one of the first literary museums in Moscow and the world's first museum of Dostoevsky, which opened on 11 November 1928 on the anniversary of the birth of the writer. Dostoevsky lived here from 1823 to 1837. The rooms have never been rebuilt and the walls, ovens and floors have been preserved as they were when the writer lived there.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by metro


 DAY7 | DEPARTURE MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Transfer to the airport.

• OPTIONAL EXTRA • MOSCOW •

  Excursion to 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.

 Duration: 1h30 

      

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

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 3* HOTELS 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 118190 187500 258760 325470

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 4* HOTELS 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 164390 279900 397360 510270

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 5* HOTELS​ 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 184190 319500 456760 589470

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%


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