Moscow City Break – Russia
This Moscow city break offers you the incredible experience of discovering the cultural and historic treasures of this city in five unforgettable days! This is an amazing chance to experience the sights and sounds of one of Russia’s most iconic cities, vibrant capital Moscow. Trips include a visit down into Moscow’s opulent underground metro system and forays to world-famous attractions such as the impressive Lenin mausoleum, historic Kremlin and magnificent Winter Palace.
Moscow City Break – Russia
Day 1: Moscow
Arrival transfer by car. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 2: Moscow
After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel’s reception desk. Visit the Tretyakov Gallery, the largest repository of Russian paintings as well as icons, donated by Pavel Tretyakov to the “Russian nation” a century ago. The guide will take you to the Moscow metro, the most beautiful underground transport network distinguished for the unique artistic decoration of stations. Take a walking tour of Arbat, a downtown pedestrian street with a great number of souvenir shops, street performers, restaurants, cafes as well as bars.
Day 3: Moscow
After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel’s reception desk. Take a guided excursion to Gorki Leninskyesome 10 km off Moscow to visit a museum complex dedicated to Vladimir Lenin, leader of the first Soviet state. A nice 18th century estate was Lenin’s last home place before he died in 1924. On the estate grounds visit a fascinating exposition of Russian suburban life of the 19th-20th centuries. Lunch included. In the afternoon take a three-hour Moscow city sightseeing tour with photo stops, including Red Square, Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Vorobiovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) as well as other major landmarks. No entrances included.
Day 4: Moscow
A walking tour of Moscow Kremlin grounds and also the Armoury (time of visit to be specified by the guide).
Surrounded by monumental red-brick walls and towers, the Kremlin is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique architectural ensemble. Marvel at gold-domed cathedrals, the gigantic Tsar Cannon as well as Tsar Bell, both stunning examples of old Russian casting. View the majestic Grand Kremlin Palace; the former imperial residence in Moscow, historic buildings the Senate as well as the Arsenal. Visit a Kremlin cathedral to admire frescoes as well as icons created by old masters. Visit the Armoury Chamber and admire a collection of gold and silver articles, precious stones, tsar’s crowns as well as other regalia. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Moscow
End of tour. Departure transfer.