Moscow: From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin (4 days)

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This tour is recommended for those who is interested in history of Russia from the very beginning to the present days. For centuries, Moscow has been a convergence of political, economical and cultural power of the Russian State. Moscow has witnessed ups and downs of the rich and famous as well as the events that had changed the world history.

Prices are given in USD per person per tour (accommodation is not included).

Group of 2 Group of 4 Group of 6 Group of 8 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 Group of 30
$633 $403 $288 $231 $196 $188 $158 $137 $124

Incusions:

  • Arrival and departure transfer with a local guide
  • 2 full day tours with a local guide and a private tourist-class vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to the museums: Novodevichy Convent, The Moscow Kremlin, The Armoury Chamber, The GULAG History State Museum, The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
  • Metro pass
  • All local taxes; a private tourist-class vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide. Other languages are at extra fee.

Tour Highlights

Red Square

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.

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 Armoury Chamber

The Armoury Chamber is a unique museum displaying the treasures accumulated by the Russian rulers between the 12th century and the October Revolution of 1917. The museum houses various historical pieces of Russia's imperial past including golden carriages, armor, Tzar crowns, Patriarch clothes, Fabergé eggs and jewelry.

The GULAG History State Museum

It's estimated that 20 million people were persecuted in Soviet labor camps in 1930-1950 - in the so-called GULAG system. At the highest point of the terror, in the 1930s, victims accused of plotting against the Soviet power were executed en masse. Visit this unique museum to learn about life in Stalin's labor camps and read about the experiences and suffering of individual prisoners. Touch the cell doors and immerse yourself in the brutal Soviet terror.

The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

The museum contains over 85,000 Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of space exploration, astronomy, space technology, and the space theme in the arts. The hi-tech materials and technology used to construct spacecrafts are extraordinary at a close-up look. Enriched by cosmos-themed artworks, the exhibition is a compelling reminder of the times when space exploration was viewed as mankind's greatest adventure.

The Moscow Metro

Take the Moscow Metro Tour and discover why Moscow's subway is recognized as the most beautiful in the world! "They used to have palaces for king's, we are going to build palaces for the people!" said one of the main architects of the Soviet subway. Moscow's Metro spans around nearly the entire capital with over 185 miles of track carrying over 7 million passengers daily.

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: Historic Moscow Tour

This full day tour or Moscow is dedicated to the history of the Russian capital from its earliest days. You will visit the magnificent Novodevichy Convent (New Maiden Convent), Red Square, and the Moscow Kremlin with its Armoury Chamber.

Day 3: Communist-Era Tour

This day, you will see the two opposite sides of the Soviet period of the Russian capital: the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics that pays tribute to Russia's pioneer role in cosmos exploration... and the GULAG History State Museum that opens up some shockingly dark pages of the soviet-era history. Then, take our guided tour of Moscow's Metro and see the most splendid underground subway in the world.

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.