Introduction to Moscow

3 Days 2 Nights Classic tour Sightseeing All year

Tours  St Petersburg and Moscow tours Introduction to Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and one of the largest cities in Europe. Your first visit to Moscow can be overwhelming, especially if you are only visiting for a few days. Three days is of course not enough to see all the sights of the Russian capital, but we have put together an excursion which covers the main beauty sights of Moscow and is perfect for your first visit. This Moscow tour includes a visit to the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, a walking tour around the centre and excursions around the Moscow Metro, the Tretyakov Gallery and to other sights. Plus you can also choose addition excursions to add to our Three-Day Moscow tour. For example, the trip can be included as part of a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, around the Golden Ring or with St Petersburg.

 

 DAY1 | CITY TOUR - KREMLIN - METRO

 Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel.

  A driver with a sign saying   will wait for you in the arrival area of the airport. Free time in the city, though if you arrive in the morning we can organise an excursion for this day.


 DAY2 | CITY TOUR - KREMLIN - METRO

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Walking tour around central Moscow. The main sights of the tour are:
  • Red Square – one of the most famous squares in the world, home to St Basil’s Cathedral which is one of the most recognisable symbols of Russia.
  • Lenin’s Mausoleum – where the body of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the World Proletariat, still lies, embalmed in a glass box.
  • GUM – a famous shopping centre located on Red Square.
  • Aleksandrovsky Gardens – gardens which run along the northern wall of the Kremlin.
  • Lubyanka KGB Building – an impressive building once the headquarters of the KGB; it is now the headquarters of the Federal Security Bureau.
  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral – the largest place of worship in Russia, it was rebuilt in the 1990s after the original was destroyed on the orders of Stalin.
  • Ulitsa Arbat – a popular pedestrian street which has souvenir shops and many bars and restaurants.
  • Zaryadye Park - this is the newest sight in Moscow - a large park in the heart of the historic centre of the capital, complete with several nature zones, viewing platforms, museums and a concert hall.

 You will also have tour of the:

  • Moscow Kremlin - you will go inside the famous fortress which is now home to the Russian president and will see the Tsar Canon, Tsar Bell and go inside the Kremlin’s cathedrals.
  • Moscow Metro – you will go to the most beautiful stations of the metro system which is often said to be the most beautiful in the world.

 Duration: 8 hours |  Transportation: by metro


 DAY3 | TRETYAKOV GALLERY

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery – one of the largest art galleries in the world which is home to the largest collection of Russian art. It holds over 170,000 exhibits including work of the group of Russian artists known as the Wanderers and a collection of Russian icons from the 11th to 17th century. Here you will see work by leading Russia artists such as Ilya Repin, Nikolai Ge, Ivan Shishkin, Aleksey Savrasov, Nicholas Rerich, Vasily Vereschagin and Kazimir Malevich among many others.
 Duration: about 3 hours |  Transportation: by metro
 
 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 41840 69640 93280 118740

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 4* HOTELS 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 56140 98240 136180 175940


 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 5* HOTELS​ 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 62740 111440 155980 202340


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 for breakfast where stated)
  • 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%


1. MOSCOW BY NIGHT TOUR   

  An evening excursion around the main sights of Moscow including Victory ParkRed Square, the viewing platform at Sparrow HillsNovodevichy ConventChrist the Saviour Cathedral, the Garden Ring and Moscow City.

      

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

 Duration: 3 hours |  Transportation: by private car


2. GUIDED TOUR OF ST BASIL 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.

      

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

 Duration: 1 hours | Tour availability: daily except Wednesdays


3. BOLSHOI THEATRE BACKSTAGE TOUR    

  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.

      

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

 Duration: 1½ hours | Tour availability: daily except weekends and August. 


4. GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROMANOV'S CHAMBERS (16-17 CENTURY)   

  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 how nobles lived in mediaeval Russia.

      

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

 Duration: 1h | Tour availability: daily except Tuesdays


  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 Vasili III of Moscow to celebrate Russia's recapture of Smolensk in 1514.

      

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 5980 7150 8580 10270

5. GUIDED TOUR OF THE NOVODEVICHY CONVENT     

 Duration: 3 hours |  Transportation: by metro | Tour availability: daily

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