- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel accommodation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Meals as per Itinerary
- Speaking tour guide
Discover Moscow 5D4N
Moscow’s grandeur, colorful Palaces, playful Baroque facades and Museums exude the opulence of Tsarist Russia. A city renowned to be the World’s Cultural Heritage. Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty.
Moscow will move you and tantalize your senses, soothe your spirit and baffle your mind.
The Kremlin and Red Square are at the heart of Moscow… wander within the walls of the ancient fortress, marvel at the overwhelming splendor of St Basil’s Cathedral. At nearly every turn in Moscow, you’ll see golden domes peeking out over the rooftops and hear church bells peeling through the streets, dotted with some 600 churches .. There are colorful hidden gems, historic fortresses and colossal cathedrals. The exteriors are adorned with stone carvings and glittering domes; interiors are packed with ancient icons, swirling incense and faithful worshippers. For more than a millennium, Orthodoxy has helped to define the Russian nation… And what is more thrilling than watching a ballerina defy gravity, leaping across the stage at the glittering Bolshoi Theatre? Or feeling the force of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, just a few blocks away from where it premiered more than a century ago? The classical performing arts in Moscow are still among the best in the world.
Package is quoted in USD per person and includes:
- 4-Night accommodation at the hotel of your choice
- Bed & Breakfast Basis
- Day 2: City Tour with Lunch
- Day 3: Full Day Tour
- Day 4: City Tour at Serguiv Possad with Lunch
- Round Trip Transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport
- Entrance Fees
- 02 Lunches as per itinerary
- Visa Support letter
- Validity: October 2019
- Excluding Airline Ticket
|Star||Hotel Name or Similar||No. Persons||Double||Single|
|3||Ibis||2-4 Pax||$ 765||$ 928|
|Starosadsky||6-8 Pax||$ 600||$ 771|
|4||Azimut||2-4 Pax||$ 857||$ 1,067|
|Park Inn||6-8 Pax||$ 692||$ 910|
|5||Marriott Grand||2-4 Pax||$ 949||$ 1,243|
|Radisson||6-8 Pax||$ 784||$ 1,086|
Important Notices: Prices are subject to availability at the date of booking.
Order of visit may change. Hotels Check in: 14:00 – Check out: 10:00
DAY 1 – MOSCOW – FRIDAY
Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2 – MOSCOW- SATURDAY
Breakfast then City tour by car: Panoramic tour with stops at the most famous sights, such as Red Square, Poklonnaya Hill, Tverskaya Street, Manezhnaya square, Lubianka square, Okhotny Riad, Bolshoy theatre (outside), Novodevichy Monastry Tour and other places.
Lunch at restaurant with Russian cuisine. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Optional: Kolomenskoe Tour, residence of Moscow Grand Princes and Russian Tsars.
DAY 3 – MOSCOW – SUNDAY
Breakfast then admire the stunning KREMLIN (Architectural ensemble of Cathedral Square): The Moscow Kremlin is a must-see attraction in Russia, a beautiful fortress in the heart of the city, full of history and legends. It used to be residence of Russian tsars and communist leaders but now it’s a working place of the president of Russia.
METRO TOUR: You will see beautiful metro stations and hear fascinating stories, legends and secrets.
TRETYAKOV GALLERY TOUR: Check out the best works of Russian art from different eras and authors. Currently the collection includes more than 180 000 pieces and is regularly updated. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 – MOSCOW – MONDAY
Breakfast then head to SERGUIV POSSAD (1H37Min, 80,2Km). Tour of the monastery and the UNESCO-protected Troitse-Sergeiva Lavra, a fine example of a working Orthodox monastery, with military features that are typical of the 15th to the 18th century.
Lunch at Sergiev Possad. Return to Moscow.
Optional: The excursion can be extended to include Abramtsevo – the estate where many Russian artists worked.
DAY 5– MOSCOW- TUESDAY
Breakfast then Check-out. Transfer to the airport.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Lay of the Land
At the heart of the city, the Kremlin sits on the banks of the meandering Moscow River. Most of the other major sights are within walking distance or a short metro ride away: The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Russia’s skyscrapers of Moskva-City, a soon-to-be-completed business district.
KREMLIN (RED SQUARE)
The Kremlin’s distinctive red-brick walls and 18 towers date back to the late 15th century. Ivan the Great bell tower was the tallest structure in Moscow. The massive stars atop the five tallest towers—the smallest weighs a ton—were introduced in 1937 to replace the czarist double-headed eagle.
- Inside is a complex of cathedrals, palaces, and government offices, including that of the President, so expect tight security.
- Sights include the Patriarch’s Palace and the State Kremlin Palace, as well as the Diamond Fund and Armory museums.
- Don’t miss the Kremlin cathedrals: The czars were crowned among the beautiful frescoes of the Assumption (Uspensky) Cathedral and the tiny Church of the Deposition of the Robe (Rizopolozheniya) is especially lovely.
- For a taste of czarist spectacle, time your visit to see the cavalry-ceremony reenactment in Cathedral Square (Sobornaya Ploschad). It’s held at 12:00 noon on the first three Saturdays of the month, from late April to October.
- In summertime, buy ice cream from a vendor in the Tainitsky garden behind the cathedrals and enjoy the Rose Garden.
Russian Neoclassicism Masterpiece that features an eight-columned portico surmounted by Apollo’s chariot.
STATE PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Located directly across the street from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is one of Russia’s top museums. As part of a grand expansion plan intended to turn the neighborhood into a “museum city” within the city, the museum has moved its greatest hits—including works by Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin, and Picasso—from the stately neoclassical main building to an adjacent mansion descriptively named the Gallery of Art of the Countries of Europe and America of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The museum’s third building houses the Museum of Private Collections, TRETYAKOV GALLERY.
OTHER SITES TO SEE
- Aptekarsky Ogorod
- Cathedral of Christ the Savior
- Novodevichy Monastery
- Palaces in Moscow
- Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
- River Tour, Moscow
- Sandunovskiye Bani (Steam Bath)
- Tolstoy House-Museum – Russia reveres its writers; Moscow is full of museums devoted to its famous authors.
- Winzavod Moscow Contemporary Art Center: Russia’s boom & architecture
- Circuses in Moscow
- Gorky House Museum
- Lenin’s Mausoleum
- Moscow Conservatory
- Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
- Red Square, Red Square, Moscow, Russia
- Metro, Moscow, Russia
- Sergiev Posad, Russia