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Moscow in 4-5 days

Aleksey Mikhailovich palace in Kolomenskoye
Aleksey Mikhailovich palace in Kolomenskoye
Seeing Moscow over a four or five day tour gives you an opportunity to see the capital of Russia in all its diversity. It is an ideal tour for those who are really interested in Russian history, art and architecture. You will see not only the most famous and popular tourist landmarks, but also visit Muscovites' favorite spots and get a feel for the pace of life in Moscow. Your Moscow tour guide will show you the Russian capital from different perspectives: ancient Moscow, artistic Moscow, and the Moscow of Soviet times.

Moscow Day One
 

Red Square Walking Tour, including the elaborate bright-domed beauty of Saint Basil's Cathedral, monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the world-famous Gum department store, and Lenin's tomb. 

 

Metro Tour With many beautiful examples of Soviet realist art, most of the stations are little museums featuring sculptures and mosaics which celebrate the glories of the Soviet period.
 

Driving Tour Around Moscow Touring the city by car lets you see the modern Moscow as well as the historic center, including a visit to the Christ the Savior cathedral, the Victory Park and  Sparrow Hills, with a wonderful view of Moscow from the highest point in the city. 


Manezh square, History museum, the Kremlin
Manezh square, History museum, the Kremlin

 

Moscow Day Two
 

The Kremlin of Moscow An ancient city and citadel, the former residence of Russian tsars and Soviet rulers is still used today. We visit the three unique cathedrals built in the 15th and 16th centuries.

(Please note that a visit to the Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund is not included in the tour price. It can be added upon request.)
 

Novodevichy Convent  Probably the best-known cloister in Moscow and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A unique example of Moscow baroque architecture, it was a place of exile for many women from the Russian royal families.

 

Close to the convent is Novodevichy Cemetery, the final resting place of some of the most famous people in Russian history, including the writers Nikolai Gogol and Anton Chekhov, former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, and Raisa Gorbachev (wife of the last Communist ruler of Russia), Boris Yeltsin and Mstislav Rostropovich.


Panoramic view of the Kremlin
Panoramic view of the Kremlin

Moscow Day Three
 

Sergiev Posad Located 70 kilometers north of Moscow, and is famous for being one of the ‘Golden Ring’ towns that surround the capital. It is one of the most important centers of the Orthodox religion and is still an important destination for pilgrims. Founded around 1345 by St. Sergius of Radonezh, the Trinity Monastery is like a collection of fairytale towers and buildings come to life.


 

Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad

 

Moscow Day Four

 

The Tretyakov Gallery With the largest collection of Russian art in the world, the gallery is a wonderful way of seeing the culture of Russia develop through its art.
 

Kolomenskoye Museum Estate  The favorite country estate of the Russian tsars. With a spacious park, several churches and beautiful gardens, a must-see is the Church of the Ascension, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are also several museums here,  the cottage of Peter the Great, and the Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich.
The tour includes 2 museum visits



  

Moscow Day Five
 

Victory park is a memorial complex dedicated to Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany. Its numerous attractions include WWII museum, Holocaust memorial synagogue, an open-air Weaponry and Fortification Exposition, 141-meter tall Victory obelisk crowned with a statue of Nike.

WW II museum gives you a chance to learn the World War II history from Russian prospective. The museum features very impressive dioramas depicting major battles during the war.

VDNKh All-Russia Exhibition Centre – a grandiose park with magnificent pavilions glorifying the achievements of Soviet industry and culture.

Space museum traces the history of space exploration: the first satellite (in Russian “Sputnik”) launched in 1957, the first dogs in space, the first human flights, first spacewalk, missions to Moon, Mars and Venus.
 

VDNKH park
VDNKH park

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    • Tour available: daily
    • Activity level: moderate
    • Transportation: driving/walking/metro
    • Duration: 6-7 hours
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    • Private guide (6-8 hours) each day
    • Private driver on Day 1 (3 hours) and Day 3 (7 hours)
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