Moscow: The City of Golden Domes (4 days)

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The Russian Orthodox Church has more than 600 places of worship in Moscow - its historical home - encompassing centuries of history and a huge range of architectural styles, from the awe-inspiring medieval cathedrals of the Kremlin to the more intimate private chapels of the boyars, all with a distinctly Russian flavor.

Prices are given in USD per person per tour (accommodation is not included). Prices are valid from February 01, 2018 till January 31, 2019.

Group of 2 Group of 4 Group of 6 Group of 8 Group of 10 Group of 15 Group of 20 Group of 25 Group of 30
$515 $354 $246 $192 $160 $154 $124 $105 $93


Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure transfers with a local guide
  • One full day and one half day tours with a local guide and a private tourist-class vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to the museums: The Moscow Kremlin, Novodevichy Convent, St.Basil's cathedral, The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
  • All local taxes; Private tourist class vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide. Other languages are at extra fee.

Tour Highlights

Moscow Sightseeing

First, we will drive in the direction of the old Moscow to see ‘the old town of masters’ located in front of Kitay-gorod. We will have a stop at Sofiiskaya Embankment with the magnificent view of the old Kremlin structures and walls. Our next stop is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the main Moscow cathedral and the holy place for all Russians. The tour continues with a drive through the business district to Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) with the magnificent panoramic view over Moscow and the world renowned Moscow University. Then, we will take you to Poklonnaya Hill to visit the monument to the heroes of World War II.

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent (New Maiden Convent) is an important Moscow attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Convent is linked to Russia's historic, cultural, and religious development. At different times, it was used as a prison, an orphanage, a hospital, a refuge site, a religious institution, and a museum. The convent is an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and a significant collection of paintings and artifacts.

Red Sqare

In fact, the square's name derives from the word 'krasnyi', which once meant 'beautiful'. The striking charm of architecture is at odds with the square's brutal and bloody history, but the combination makes Moscow's Red Square a truly fascinating place that you will want to visit again and again.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Every capital has a well-known landmark making it easily recognizable. In Moscow, such a landmark is the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral. Looking at the vivid colors of the church, can you believe that its original color scheme was white to match white stone of the Kremlin? During this tour, you will learn many amazing facts about history of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

The Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin is the oldest part of the city that includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with towers. The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city". Moscow's fortified complex is located at the heart of the Russian capital. The Kremlin serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and is linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century.

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior

One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia, the resurrected Cathedral of Christ the Savior has had a short but turbulent history. It was singled out by the Soviet government for destruction in 1931 and resurrected in 2000. The interior decoration is breathtaking, the cathedral being adorned with elaborate frescoes which extend over the entire surface of the walls.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Moscow

Welcome to Moscow. On your arrival, Fremad Russia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some rest and prepare for an exciting sightseeing tour of Moscow tomorrow!

Day 2: Novodevichy Convent

Enjoy a fascinating half-day sightseeing tour around the Russian capital and have a guided visit to the Novodevichy Convent (New Maiden Convent). In the afternoon, have a nice stroll along Moscow's streets.

Day 3: Red Square

This day is all about the heart of Moscow and entire country: Red Square. The tour will take you around the square and inside the Moscow Kremlin. Admire the “stone flower” of Red Square - St. Basil’s Cathedral and the symbol of resurrection of Russia - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Day 4: Leaving Moscow

This day marks the end of an unforgettable vacation to Moscow. Check out from your hotel by 12:00 pm. Fremad Russia will transfer you to the airport/railway station.