The Very Best of Moscow (5 days)

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Moscow has amazing 1000 years long history. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of unique museums and cultural hot spots.  Europe's biggest metropolis it is becoming more cosmopolitan but it's still 100% truly Russian city!

Prices are given in USD per person per tour (accommodation is not included). March 01 - December 31, 2017.

2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax 10-14 pax 15-19 pax 20-24 pax 25-29 pax
816 518 368 293 248 239 199 172

Incusions:

  • arrival and departure transfer with local guide
  • 3 full day tours with local guide and private tourist class vehicle
  • entrance tickets to the museums: The Moscow Kremlin, Armoury Chamber, New Maiden Convent, St.Basil's cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Tretyakov Gallery, Trinity Sergius Lavra (Sergiev Posad), pass to the Metro
  • All local Russian taxes; Private tourist class vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide. Other languages are at extra fee.

Tour highlights

The Moscow Kremlin

It is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The Moscow Kremlin submitted to UNESCO World Heritage. The existing Kremlin walls and towers were built by Italian masters over the years 1485 to 1495.

The Armoury Chamber

The Armoury Chamber is a unique treasury-museum displaying the wealth accumulated by Russian rulers from the 12th century till the October revolution of 1917. Walking in the exhibition halls you are having a journey through the centuries. You can see the life of Russian monarchs reflected in the precious items of applied art.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Every capital has a well-known landmark making it easily recognizable. In Moscow, the Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, better known as the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed (or St. Basil’s Cathedral, as it is often called in English), standing in Red Square is such a landmark. Can you believe that the cathedral’s original color was said to be white to match the white stone of the Kremlin? You will know much more amazing fact about history of the cathedral by the end of the tour.

Tretjakov Art Gallery

This spectacular museum is an essential destination for budding Russophiles and all visitors to Moscow. For most Westerners, Russian art is something of a The Tretyakov gives you the chance to discover the rich tradition from which these great artists sprang onto the world stage. The gallery has 62 rooms and 100,000 works charting the development of Russian painting from the 10th to the end of the 19th Century.

New Maiden Convent

An important Moscow attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Convent is linked with Russia's historic, cultural, and religious development. It has acted as a prison, an orphanage, a hospital, a refuge, a religious institution, and a museum. It was used by women of the Tsar’s family and the aristocracy. The convent provides an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and an important collection of paintings and artefacts.

Sergeev Posad

Sergeev Posad is the former religious capital of Russia and offers beautifully restored Monastery, as well as a taste of what smaller towns in Russia are like. Trinity Lavra is one of Russia's most important religious centers founded in the mid-14th century and in 1993 declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The picturesque ensemble of the monastery itself, comprising over 50 buildings and other structures, is a true gem of Russian architecture.

Itinerary

Day 1: Moscow

Welcome to Russia! Your guide will meet you in the airport and take you to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day preparing for an exciting full day of touring tomorrow!

Day 2: Moscow

Enjoy full day Moscow sightseeing tour including excursions New Maiden Convent. In the afternoon we will take you the heart of Russia - Red Square and you will see the Moscow Kremlin, Armoury Chamber and St.Basil"s Cathedral.

Day 3: Moscow

In the morning explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, the best gallery of Russian art. Than take our guided “Moscow Metro” tour and see the most splendid metro in the world. Next spot is Arbat street, the Moscow Montmartre.

Day 4: Moscow-Segiev Posad-Moscow

We pick you up at your hotel in the morning and start our journey through the real Russian country side. Located in 60 km from Moscow SergeevPosad is the religious capital of Russia and offers beautifully restored Monastery, as well as a taste of what smaller towns in Russia are like.

Day 5: Moscow

“Check out” till 12.00. Guided transfer to airport/railway station.