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5-Star Luxury River Cruise - St. Petersburg - Golden Ring – Moscow - 11 Days (CR-58)

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5-Star Luxury River Cruise - St. Petersburg - Golden Ring – Moscow - 11 Days (CR-58)

This 11-day tour begins in elegant St Petersburg, Russia’s capital during the time of the Tsars. You’ll see the best of the city’s sights before setting off in one of Russia’s most luxurious river cruise ships to cross Europe’s two largest lakes. Stops at Kizhi Island and the Golden Ring towns of Uglich and Yaroslavl are sure to be highlights of this wonderful cruise along the River Volga. Round off your adventure in cosmopolitan Moscow, where your sightseeing programme includes Red Square and the Kremlin.

Day 1
St Petersburg
Arrival and Welcome. Transfer to the Ship
On arrival at the airport your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to the river port. Board the MS Mustai in St Petersburg and settle in. This evening, a welcome cocktail party has been laid on, a chance for you to meet those you will be travelling with over a glass of sparkling wine and one of Russia’s favourite treats – red caviar. Afterwards, a sumptuous dinner awaits in the main deck restaurant.
Day 2
St Petersburg
Guided Visit to Peterhof by Hydrofoil. City Tour. Reception at the Catherine Palace
Begin your St Petersburg sightseeing in earnest this morning with an excursion by high speed hydrofoil to the Peterhof. Built by Peter the Great, it was to be a rival to France’s Versailles. With its garden statuary, exquisite fountains and sumptuous interiors, you’ll see that he succeeded in his ambition. During your visit there’s the chance to visit Catherine Block, only open to guests from the MS Mustai Karim. Return to the ship for lunch before embarking on a city tour by bus. This will show you many of the canals and historic buildings that make this northerly city such a pleasure to explore. Tonight, you’ll get an insight into imperial Russia with an exclusive reception in the Catherine Palace. You’ll enter through the Golden Gate and view the breathtaking Amber Room with champagne and canapés.
Day 3
St Petersburg
Draw Bridges Tour. Exclusive Visit to the Hermitage. Yusupov Palace Guided Tour
This morning a sojourn along the river onboard MS Mustai Karim affords the opportunity to see St Petersburg’s drawbridges open. Even more impressive is the Hermitage, a former palace which houses over 3 million works of art. It’s usually packed with tourists, but as guests of the MS Mustai Karim you’ll enjoy an exclusive crowd-free visit. You’ll delight in seeing the famous Peacock Clock come to life: manufactured in the 18th century and acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781, it features three life-sized mechanical birds. You’ll have more time to wander the halls of the Hermitage to study works by the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Rafael. After lunch, your guide will take you to Yusupov Palace, which cemented its place in the annals of history when controversial mystic Grigory Rasputin was murdered there in 1916 by assassins concerned about his influence over the Royal Family.
Day 4
Mandrogui
Free Time in the Village, Arts & Crafts Master Class
On the north shore of Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake, you’ll come across a small village called Mandrogi. Originally a lumber and fishing centre, after World War Two its traditional buildings were restored. A stop here has been arranged; Mangrogi’s cobbled streets reveal a plethora of arts and crafts inside gingerbread houses adorned with elaborate fretwork. You’ll have the chance to try your hand at an included masterclass. Many visitors enjoy a visit to the Museum of Vodka (optional), which has 2800 different types of the spirit under its roof. A picnic lunch with shashlik (Russian kebab) will be arranged for you.
Day 5
Kizhi
Visit to the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture. Music Concert
Downsizing the lake today – Onega is the second largest – we take you to charming Kizhi Island. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you’ll have the chance to get to know this unique historical, cultural and natural complex. At its heart is the magnificent Transfiguration Cathedral built without a single nail. Surrounding it are traditional wooden houses and an octagonal clock tower, also built from wood and dating from 1862. Experience a Russian banya this afternoon (a typical sauna) before enjoying an exclusive performance of music from the northern villages.
Day 6
Goritsy
Visit to the Largest Monastery of the Russian North
Today the itinerary includes a stop at Goritsy, the place where Ivan the Terrible once planned to retire. The focus of our visit will be the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Resurrection, and in particular the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin, whose walls are covered with well-preserved frescoes painted by Dionisius in the Middle Ages. The monastery has had a chequered but fascinating history, particularly in modern times. In the 1920s, the monastery was transformed by the Bolsheviks into an agricultural cooperative, though nuns were allowed to work and pray here; a decade later, it was shut and most of the nuns were executed. Since the 1990s, a small community of nuns have lived in the convent.
Day 7
Plyos
City Tour around the Village. Music Concert
One of the most picturesque towns in provincial Russia is on the agenda today as we pull in to Plyos. Its landscapes have inspired painters and artists over the centuries. You’ll be treated to a tour, during which you’ll visit the museum of legendary Russian landscape painter Isaak Levitan. The grandson of a rabbi, Levitan was associated with the genre of “mood landscapes” and his evocative paintings vividly convey what the area would have been like in the late 19th century. Your guide will explain about Russian art and also the everyday life of the provincial aristocracy. A musical concert and some special surprises from a descendant of Mustai Karim will make this a memorable evening.
Day 8
Yaroslavl
City Tour around Yaroslavl. Visit to the Enamel Art Museum
Yaroslavl was founded by Price Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century and today, we’ll get acquainted with this jewel of the Golden Ring. You’ll tour its historic buildings, including the 13th century Spassky Monastery complex, a group 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and the remains of an ancient trading centre. After getting to know the city during this comprehensive sightseeing tour, we’ve scheduled a visit to the home of the ex-governor, where actors portraying his daughters will show you around the house and invite you for a cocktail in the ballroom to the accompaniment of live music. Two more treats lie in store: an enormous model of the Golden Ring in miniature and the only enamel art museum in Russia. Try your hand in creating enamel art yourself during the included workshop.
Day 9
Uglich
Visit to the Cathedral of the Resurrection and the Kremlin. Choir Performance
There are so many attractive towns in the Golden Ring it would be remiss of us to limit the sightseeing to just one of them, so today a visit to Uglich is in order. This ancient town is heaving with historic buildings – begin with the Kremlin of Uglich and the beautiful Church of St. Dmitry on the Spilled Blood, where Ivan the Terrible’s son lost his life in mysterious circumstances. The Kovcheg choir will perform for MS Mustai Karim guests. Afterwards, we’ll take you to the home of a local family where you can enjoy some traditional Russian hospitality.
Day 10
Moscow
Kremlin with Cathedrals. Red Square. Cold War Museum. Visit to the Observation Platform
Though there are enough sights in Moscow to entertain visitors for a month, there’s only one place to begin: Red Square. Begin in the Kremlin – inside its towering walls you’ll discover ancient cathedrals with glittering domes as well as the Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell. The latter has neither been hung nor made a sound. Outside the walls Red Square is the bustling heart of the Russian capital. Its centrepiece is the instantly recognisable onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. Nearby, you can also visit GUM department store and the Lenin Mausoleum. It’s also worth paying a visit to the recently opened Zaryadie Park, planted with trees and shrubs that represent Russia’s distinct climate zones. There’s a spectacular floating bridge which provides the perfect background to those souvenir photos to show friends and family back home, as you can see Red Square and the Kremlin above the trees.

Later today we bring you the highs and lows of Moscow – quite literally! You’ll dine in the deepest bunker in Moscow, built in 1951 as a response to the imminent threat of a nuclear war with the United States. Known as Bunker-42, it was kitted out with everything needed to rebuild after a nuclear war: water, air purification systems, fuel and extensive supplies.

In contrast, the observation deck of Federation Tower is most definitely a 21st century attraction. From its viewing platform you’ll be able to soak in panoramic vistas of the city at night. Guests of the MS Mustai Karim will see the city as part of a private tour, free from the usual crowds.
Day 11
Moscow
Homeward bound. Transfer to the Airport
Thank you for spending your holiday on board the MS Mustai Karim. After breakfast a transfer to the airport is arranged for you and we wish you a pleasant onward journey.

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Motor Ship Mustai Karim - 5* Vessel
Motorship Mustai Karim is a new luxurious four-deck vessel that can be compared to a 5* hotel. It was built in Russia in 2019. The ship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 22,5 km per hour. All cabins are outside with floor-to-ceiling windows, equipped with wardrobe, satellite-TV, safe, fridge, hair-dryer, radio, telephone, private facilities (shower, bathtub in Suite), 220 volt sockets.
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £2,945 £3,245 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £3,145 £3,445 £1,795 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £3,045 £3,345 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £1,845 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £3,445 £3,745 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £3,445 £3,745 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £3,445 £3,745 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
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08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £3,245 £3,545 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £3,445 £3,745 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £3,445 £3,745 £2,025 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £3,595 £3,895 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £3,595 £3,895 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £3,595 £3,895 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
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08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £3,395 £3,695 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £3,595 £3,895 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £3,595 £3,895 £2,125 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £3,745 £4,045 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
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27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £3,745 £4,045 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £3,745 £4,045 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £3,545 £3,845 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £3,745 £4,045 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £3,745 £4,045 £2,225 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £4,145 £4,445 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £4,345 £4,645 £2,695 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £5,045 £5,345 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £5,245 £5,545 £4,445 5* M. Karim book now
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16/05/2020 - 26/05/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
06/06/2020 - 16/06/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
27/06/2020 - 07/07/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
18/07/2020 - 28/07/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
08/08/2020 - 18/08/2020 £7,245 £7,545 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
29/08/2020 - 08/09/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now
19/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 £7,445 £7,745 £6,645 5* M. Karim book now

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  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the right-hand side column, section “Included”.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
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Moscow City and Novodevichy Convent Tour by Car Start your discovery of Moscow with a guided city tour by car. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Sparrow Hills observation platform, visit Poklonnaya Hills a monument in honour of a Russian victory in the Great War (World War II), see the famous Red Square and the Bolshoi (Big) theatre or explore modern Moscow’s busy streets and discover the rich history of this magnificent city. Visit one of the oldest convents in Russia, the Novodevichy Convent.

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Moscow by Night City Tour by Car Moscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, the granite embankments of Moscow River, and the unique cultural and historical sites. Discover Moscow by night with a guided city tour by car.

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Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided Tour Guided tour to the Red Square arguably one of the most famous squares in the world. It's got its name from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". Each building here is a legend: you will see brightly-domed St. Basil's cathedral, the world - renowned Lenin Mausoleum, expansive facade of the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral and Kremlin towers. Today, Red Square is a popular tourist attraction and it is often used for rock and pop concerts including high-profile participants like Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and others.

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Kremlin Grounds & the Armoury Guided Tour You will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. We will also visit the Armoury to see a unique collection of ancient state regalia: the ceremonial vestments and coronation dress of the Tsars, gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, and ceremonial weapons and arms (optional).

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Diamond Fund Guided Tour The Diamond Fund is located in the Kremlin Armoury containing the most valuable gems of Russia - a collection of masterpieces of jewellery of the 18th-20th centuries, rare precious stones, gold and platinum nuggets of great artistic, historic and scientific importance. It is one of the few treasuries in the world that house unique crown jewels. The exhibition features such treasures as diamond encrusted Coronation Crown of Catherine the Great, the world-famous 190-carat Orlov Diamond among other stunning examples.

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Moscow Underground Guided Tour Explore one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realism style. Moscow Metro with its stations decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures looks like a vast art museum. It was one of the proudest achievements of the Soviet era and it’s still beating many other European underground system with its extremely reliable services. During our guided tour we will explore the most sensational underground stations where the guide will show architectural masterpieces and also explain the history of metro construction.

£65

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Tretiakov Gallery Guided Tour A guided tour of the Tretiakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the world. The core of the museum's collection was assembled in the middle of the nineteenth century by Pavel Tretiakov, a wealthy Moscow merchant whose passion for collecting included violins, birds, and milk cows as well as Russian art. The museum represents the whole history of Russian art from the ancient period until now. There are more than 130 000 unique examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by talented Russian artists.

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Old Arbat Street Guided Tour Your guide will take you to the Old Arbat street, famous for its architectural masterpieces and souvenirs. This street became a favorite place of walk of the Muscovites. You will see many improvised shows, poets and entertainers. After the guided tour you will have some free time to browse among the shops selling merchandise and enjoy various Arbat cafes or restaurants.

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Guided Tour This temple was originally constructed on a vow given when banners and keys from conquered cities were brought to the temple. The height of the temple was 103 meters. In December 1931, the temple was blown up. Subsequently, the foundation ditch was used for the construction of a swimming pool. In 1994, the pool was closed and in January 1995 the reconstruction of the temple took place. Today the construction is completed and features both a working church and a museum, where excursions are regularly held.

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Izmailovo Kremlin - Wooden Architecture Complex, Arts & Crafts Centre Kremlin in Izmailovo was created on the basis of the world famous “Vernisage in Izmailovo” souvenir market. Here you will have a unique opportunity to broaden your perception of Russian national traditions and artistic crafts and see unique examples of wooden architecture.  You can visit Museum of Bells, Russian Toys, Russian Costume and Way of Life, Museum of Russian Fairytales and Vodka History Museum (entrance fees are not included). You can also take part in various master-classes on Russian dolls painting, pottery, toy making, cooking and much more.

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Kolomenskoye Estate - UNESCO Heritage Site and Former Tsar Residence Guided Tour Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate and one of the most picturesque and enjoyable of Moscow’s out-of-town attractions. This 15-17th century Tsarist estate is preserved in its original layout and comprises of unique architectural monuments, including the Church of the Ascension (1532). Kolomenskoye Estate’s large parkland is open to the public for you to enjoy. Kolomenskoye also hosts traditional festivals during all major holidays.

£80

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Half Day Guided Tour to Sergiev Posad Monastery - the Heart of Russian Orthodox Religion The town located in the suburbs of Moscow grew up in the 15th century around one of the greatest Russian monasteries - the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town also claims to be the birthplace of the Russian nesting doll, or matryoshka. On our way to Sergiev Posad we will enjoy the charming Russian countryside as the highway runs through huge birch forests, hills, as well as past beautifully decorated country homes.

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Poklonnaya Hill and WWII Victory Park Guided Tour Poklonnaya Hill is the most significant monument constructed in honour of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The solemn opening of the Victory Memorial in Moscow was held on May, 9, 1995. On February 23, 1958 on this site, a memorable granite sign was established with the inscription: "Here there will be a monument to the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War." The Victory Park and the Square of Victors are important parts of the outdoor museum with many tanks and other vehicles used in the Second World War.

£70

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4 hours

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Museum of the Cold War - Former Top Secret Command Centre We invite you to visit the former top secret command centre of the Russian Armed Forces recently converted into museum of the Cold War period. It is the newest museum opened in Moscow. After entering a regular building in a quite central street of the city and a ride on a rapid elevator 65 meters under the ground you will see a real top secret military facility of the USSR. During a short guided tour you will pass through the secret tunnels, see samples of communication equipment and fire arms.

£95

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3 hours

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Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia Guided Tour Guided visit to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia which contains 24 exhibition halls. The strength of the Museum’s historical collection is in its collection of banners of Soviet and Third Reich Army and personal belongings of Soviet and Nazi leaders (including the General Zhukov and Adolf Hitler). The Museum has a wide range of weapons, military uniforms and decorations. The outside exposition of the Museum presents many armoured vehicles, artillery, antiaircraft systems and battle aircrafts.

£70

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4 hours

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Memorial Museum of Astronautics Memorial Museum of Astronautics in Moscow is a unique museum devoted to space exploration and development of rocket science. It is located in the basement of the monument "Conquerors of Space" erected in honor of the launch of Sputnik by architects M. Barshch, A. Kolchin and sculptor A. Faydysh - Krandievskiy and opened on 4 November 1964. The monument is made of polished titanium, used in rocket production, its height is 110 meters, and the angle is 77 degrees.

£70

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Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino Guided Tour Guided tour to the Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino - one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. You will see the famous "Ilya Muromets", Soviet "Concorde" (Tupolev-144), Ivan Kozhedub’ s La-7 (during the WWII he brought down 62 German airplanes), Tupolev-95 Bomber (NATO classification - Bear), Tupolev-22Ì (Backfire) and other legendary aircraft... The museum also features collections of weapons, uniforms and air-related artwork.

£125

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6 hours

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Trip to Cosmonaut Training Centre - Star City Star City is situated to the North-West of Moscow in a beautiful pine and birch forest. See the hall where real space vehicles are used to train astronauts, the hydro laboratory, in which future astronauts learn to live and work in conditions of weightlessness, and the largest centrifuge in the world. You will see unique equipment where cosmonauts train for flight, including the MIR simulator. All the crews on the Vostok and Voskhod missions and the various models of manned “Soyuz” spacecraft, as well as those who worked on the MIR orbiting station, were trained here.

£195

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6 hours

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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Tour by Car It is impossible not to fall in love with St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Start your discovery of St. Petersburg with a guided city tour by car that will take you around the stunning "Venice of the North"; you will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood). You will also see the famous cruiser Aurora; the legendary ship whose canon gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Social Revolution more than 90 years ago.

£75

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4 hours

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St. Petersburg City Tour & Guided Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress After your guided city tour around St. Petersburg you will visit Peter & Paul’s Fortress. Built on the small Hare Island to secure Russia’s position on the River Neva delta and in order to protect the Neva lands, regained during the Northern War, from possible attacks by Swedish troops, the Peter and Paul Fortress did not actually see the actual combat until 25 October 1917. Recently this doughty fortress-cum-prison has had many of its buildings converted into museums and features a splendid cathedral containing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.

£90

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City Tour & Visit to the Cruiser Avrora Your guide will tell you the story of the city, the events that have left their scars on its face, its optimistic and dramatic plans for the future, together with anecdotes about its strange, friendly and colourful inhabitants, and answer any questions you might have about this most fascinating of cities. Additionally to your St. Petersburg guided city tour you will visit the legendary Avrora cruiser, famous for firing the signal of storming of the Winter Palace – official beginning of 1917 Revolution.

£90

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4 hours

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Draw Bridges Night Tour by Car Like Venice, St. Petersburg is spread across a lot of big and small islands and it's hard to walk more than a few hundred meters without crossing a bridge! St. Petersburg has the largest number of bridges of any city in the entire world. With a total of 539 bridges (315 in the historical centre alone), not even Venice, Stockholm or Amsterdam can beat the city’s total! And more than 20 of all bridges are drawbridges. The elegance of some bridges can be compared only to the beauty of the city architectural ensembles. The bridges of St. Petersburg have become an integral part of the city.

£105

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2 hours

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Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) Guided Tour A guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars and one of best museums of the world. This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures icons, coins and Tsar’s jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.

£60

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4 hours

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Hermitage & the Golden Chamber Guided Tour Additionally to our regular tour in the Hermitage museum we offer you the unforgettable visit to the Golden Room, displaying the smallest and most valuable treasures. The room is situated in the part of the Winter Palace where auxiliary services were originally located. The exhibition features unique objects unearthed on the territories of the Northern Black Sea Coastlands and Northern Caucasus. These artefacts, created by Scythian, Greek and ancient Oriental craftsmen, include ceremonial arms, plates and dishes, bits of horse harness and decorations for clothing. All these articles were buried in the barrows of Scythian and Sarmatian "kings" (5th-3rd centuries BC), the most famous of them being the Solokha and Chertomlyk mounds.

£100

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4 hours

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Half day Guided Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace & Amber Room) Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) located 25km south of the city. This small town has two gigantic palaces, set amidst huge and beautiful parkland: the glorious Catherine Palace, a Baroque masterpiece by the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and the Alexander Palace, where the last tsar family dwelt. We will visit the Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. It features splendid interiors, designed by eminent architects Rastrelli, Cameron, Stasov and Monighetti.

£110

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5 hours

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Half Day Guided Tour to Petrodvorets (Palace, Fountain and Park ensemble) Half day tour to the suburbs of St Petersburg to visit one of the magnificent summer palaces - Petrodvorets. The Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a world-famous palace, fountain and park complex, and an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence.

£110

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5 hours

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Russian Museum Guided Tour Russian museum features the largest collection of Russian art no other museum in the world can boast of. Over 400,000 exhibits reflect history of Russian fine art from the ancient icons to the 20th century avant-garde, presenting all the stages, schools and genres. The permanent exhibition of the State Russian Museum presents the works of Russian and Soviet artists and covers the period from the 11th century till nowadays. Along with paintings, the museum boasts unique collections of works of folk art, decorative and applied art, and numismatics.

£60

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4 hours

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Yusupov Palace Guided Tour Once belonging to prince Yusupov noble family it is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. Its expositions reflect refined luxury, splendour of high life, human relationships and the history of rich aristocratic family. During the tour you will see luxurious decorations of the interiors: murals, carvings, marble, mirrors, gilded chandelier, expensive silk clothes and refined furniture. The palace is also known for the murder of Grigory Rasputin who is believed as having influenced the later days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II.

£70

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3 hours

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Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace The folk show "Feel Yourself Russian" is comprised of the bright performances of St. Petersburg professional folk companies. During two hours of this dynamic colourful and picturesque show you will hear tuneful folk songs - romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia, and learn that some items - such as saws, wooden spoons, and other traditional household appliances - can also be used as musical instruments! The national colour of the performance is enriched with the bright dresses made in accordance with Russian traditions.

£55

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2 hours

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St. Petersburg Boat Trip with an Audio-guide A new perspective on St. Petersburg can be gained from water-level and the boat trips visit some areas of the city that might not be reached on ground. The looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments with their various piers and slipways, the 18th and 19th century palaces and parks on the banks of the Neva and the canals, architectural landmarks in the form of the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals, visible from a long way off - all this contributes to the unique appearance of the "Venice of the North". The boat trip is with a recorded audio-guide.

£25

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1 hour

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Museum of Political History of Russia Guided Tour The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, former the State Museum of Revolution, was created on October 9, 1919, by decree of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and the Red Army Deputies. Among the initiators were prominent figures in the Bolshevik Party and the narodnik (populist) movement, and representatives of the intelligentsia. By the mid 1920s it had a unique collection of revolutionary banners, an extremely valuable collection of leaflets of the different political parties, posters, and objects from that period.

£60

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3 hours

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State Museum of the Defense and Blockade of Leningrad This small but extremely moving museum collection is dedicated perhaps to the most harrowing period of the city's historical siege and defence of Leningrad during the Second World War. Displays show the famine-ravaged city and the heroic efforts to somehow get food in from beyond the blockade, across the frozen Lake Ladoga; the famous 'Road of Life' is depicted here. More than one million people died during the Blockade. Their sacrifice and the extraordinary endurance of the survivors is a source of both immense pride and profound sorrow of Leningrad.

£60

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3 hours

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St. Isaac’s Cathedral Guided Tour The gleaming golden dome of the St. Isaac's Cathedral soars majestically above the rooftops and is visible from Gulf of Finland. It is one of the finest architectural monuments of the XIX century and famous landmark of St. Petersburg. St. Isaac's Cathedral is the forth largest domed cathedral in the world, after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rome, the Cathedral of St. Paul in London and the Cathedral of St. Maria in Florence.

£60

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2 hours

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Eclectic Architecture of St. Petersburg We start on the Petrograd side, where we discover fabulous art nouveau houses and charming courtyards. This mainly residential, now upper middle class area is crammed with art nouveau buildings from the late 19th century. The housing boom of the time spread to this part of St. Petersburg and created this extraordinary, enchanting style of architecture. The apartment buildings, banks and offices, richly decorated with floral designs and images of the mythical birds and animals of the North, reflect the passion for extravagance of pre-WWI St. Petersburg and the industrial and financial developments of the time.

£65

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4 hours

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Artistic St. Petersburg Guided Tour ’Peter’ is the local colloquial name for enchanting, bohemian St. Petersburg, one of the greatest artistic cities in the world. We offer a fascinating tour through Peter’s most famous galleries, starting with Pushkinskaya 10, a symbol of the city’s famous spirit of resistance. This dates back to the Decembrist revolt of the early 19th century, and was shown again with Siege of Leningrad in WWII, and the underground artistic movement of Soviet times.

£65

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Dostoevsky Guided Walk Explore the legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the famous Russian novelist. Walk in the footsteps of characters from Dostoevsky’s stories, including Crime and Punishment, Netochka Nezvanova, White Nights, and Poor Folk. Our Dostoevsky discovery tour will take you to many places around St. Petersburg associated with this famous Russian: the site of his mock execution in Semenovsky Square, the Hay Market, or Sennaya Ploschad , the heart of the city’s slums in Dostoyevsky's time. We also visit the Dostoevsky museum, in the apartment where Dostoevsky spent the two last years of his life and wrote The Brothers Karamazov. Many of the writer’s possessions are on display.

£65

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