Saturday - Moscow
Arrival Transfer to the Hotel
Our driver will greet you in the arrival sector; look out for a Go Russia sign board and you’ll be transferred to the hotel.
Sunday - Moscow
Exploring Moscow. Red Square. Central Museum of the Armed Forces
The Russian capital’s our destination today. We begin with a drive through Moscow’s historic streets to get our bearings as well as to visit some fascinating sights, among them the main Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the cemetery of one of the oldest convents in the city, the New Maiden's Convent. We’ll drive up to the Moscow State University to take a look at the city panorama spread out below us from this, one of Stalin’s high rises. Back in the city centre, we shall visit unmissable, eclectic Red Square, which took its name from the Russian word for red meaning beautiful. In it, you’ll instantly recognise the colourful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and delight in the less famous but equally stunning Kazan Cathedral. GUM department store lines a whole side of the square. You’ll also find Lenin, his body embalmed for posterity in a granite Mausoleum. Our final stop today will be at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia. There, our guided visit will reveal an extensive collection of banners of Soviet and Third Reich Army as well as personal belongings belonging to Soviet and Nazi leaders including the General Zhukov and Adolf Hitler. Inside, there’s a wide range of weapons, military uniforms and decorations, while the outside exhibits include many armoured vehicles, artillery, antiaircraft systems and battle aircrafts.
Monday - Moscow
Kremlin & Armoury. Moscow Underground. Museum of the Cold War
The Kremlin, former residence of the Tsars and now home to the President, is a crowd pleaser, especially its Cathedral Square packed full of golden-domed churches. You’ll discover the Armoury too, once the Kremlin’s storehouse and now a museum showcasing not only weapons but exquisite works of art including the famous Faberge eggs. We will also visit the wondrous Moscow Underground. Created in the Socialist Realism style, this lavishly decorated system with its marble, mosaics and magical stained glass has to be seen to be believed. Finally, we step into the newest museum in the city. The Museum of the Cold War was once a top secret command centre. Now you’ll descend underground for a guided tour of this ex-military facility, where you will pass through formerly secret tunnels, see samples of communication equipment and fire arms and learn about how it functioned during Soviet times.
Tuesday - Moscow
Poklonnaya Hill and WWII Victory Park
Poklonnaya Hill (Poklonnaya Gora in Russian) is the most significant monument constructed to honour Russia’s victory in the Great Patriotic War. Its Victory Memorial opened only in 1995, but since 1958 on this site there has been a granite plaque bearing the inscription: "Here there will be a monument to the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War." Nearby, you’ll pay a visit to a museum commemorating the Soviet victory in World War Two; this open air space contains many interesting tanks and military vehicles used at that time.
Wednesday - Moscow
Trip to Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City
North east of Moscow, we find Star City. Surrounded by pine and birch forest, this is Russia’s cosmonaut training facility. For fifty years, this is where cosmonauts have come to learn how to cope in space; you’ll discover how they cope with weightlessness in the hydro laboratory, see the mock up of space station MIR and visit the hall where real space vehicles are used to prepare them for their missions.
Thursday - Moscow
Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino
Today’s included sightseeing programme is based around the Central Museum of the Air Forces. Situated at Monino, just outside Moscow, it’s one of the world’s biggest aviation museums. Among the historic craft on display are the famous Ilya Muromets – a four-engined biplane which was the first mass-produced bomber in the world – the Soviet "Concorde" (the Tupolev-144), the Tupolev-95 Bomber (NATO classification - Bear) and the Tupolev-22М (Backfire). You’ll also see Ivan Kozhedub’s La-7; during World War Two he brought down 62 German airplanes and is considered a hero. The museum also features collections of weapons, uniforms and air-related artwork.
Tour Dates & Prices
Friday - Moscow
Departure Transfer from the Hotel
Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the hotel lobby and you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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Hotel Ibis Paveletskaya Moscow 3*
The newly built and recently opened Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya Hotel is located in the heart of Moscow business district within walking distance to Paveletskaya underground station from where you can reach the famous Moscow landmarks (Kremlin, Red Square, Bolshoy Theatre) just in 5 minutes. There are 147 spacious air-conditioned rooms in the hotel. Modern and inviting, the new ibis rooms have everything you need: a comfortable bathroom, modern decor, hardwood floor, queen-size bed with duvet, Internet, and a flat-screen TV with the best international channels.Learn more
Hotel Katerina City Moscow 4*
Katerina City is located in the picturesque district of the Russian capital, on the bank of the Moscow River, just two metro stations to the Red Square. A wide range of facilities makes the guests' stay comfortable and pleasant and modern European architecture and fresh interiors in a Scandinavian style combined with the home-like atmosphere make this hotel a perfect holiday retreat. The hotel rooms feature elegant and modern design, comfortable furniture and superb amenities. Your accommodation also includes free drinking water and tea / coffee making facilities. Sauna and fitness centre are free of charge: 07:00 – 23:00.Learn more
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The guides were excellent. The itinerary was excellent. The hotels were very good. The logistics and pick ups were excellent. It was one of the best holidays I have ever had. it was marvellous.
I have recently returned from visiting Moscow on one of your tours and felt that I had to let you know how good Igor Utesov was as a guide. He was keen to understand what we were particularly interested in, and where we had spare time in the itinerary took us to see additional things. As a result of his thoughtful adjustments we had a truly wonderful visit, tailored to our specific interests. I would highly recommend him - one of the best guides I have ever had.
Just wanted to say that Stewart and I had a great trip to Moscow and thoroughly enjoyed our itinerary. I would like to give special thanks to Lubov our fantastic guide, whom without would have made it a very difficult holiday. She gave us such a great insight into the people and was exceptionally knowledgeable. The hotel was very comfortable and we were only 2 stops on the metro into the city, so it was ideally placed. So thanks again for organising the holiday for us. I would certainly recommend your company to others to use in the future.
Just a few words to say thanks a million for a great week in Moscow. Everything went without a hitch and every minute of the holiday was thoroughly enjoyable. Our two guides Olga and Valeria, were outstanding in terms of both their knowledge and their helpfulness...we can't praise them enough, they were absolutely brilliant. The tours that you organised for us were totally enjoyable and along with the Military Music festival there was always so much to see and do. We managed to see almost everything that we had planned to see...but as you know there is so much more to see in Moscow that it is impossible to see it all in such a short space of time.
Wanted to say a personal thank you to you for your hard work in putting together our amazing trip. The travel arrangements and guides all worked out so well and we did enjoy the opportunities to have time with English speakers along the way who were so open and informative about life in Russia. I very much hope to return to Russia for another trip and will have absolutely no hesitation in using your company again and in recommending it to others who are considering travel in Russia.
The visits were well planned and gave experiences which visitors unfamiliar with the country and language could not hope to arrange. The guides worked hard to keep us informed about what we were seeing and to fit as much as possible into a limited time. They were knowledgeable and enthusiastic, especially about the history behind the itinerary.