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The Cold War & Beyond into a World of Russian Aviation & Space Exploration (CB-08)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
All year
Duration
7 days
Departs
Saturday
Starts
Moscow
Ends
Moscow
Countries
Russia
Cities
Moscow
Price
from £1,245
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This week long tour takes you back in time to the once top secret sites of the USSR. In Moscow, we head to Lybianka Street to discover what lies behind the doors of the legendary KGB Secret Service building and to Moscow’s newest museum, the Museum of the Cold War. In addition, we include a special guided tour to the training centre at Star City where for fifty years cosmonauts have been trained as well as to Russia’s largest aviation museum at Monino. Of course, we can’t take you to Moscow and miss its world-class sights, so you’ll also enjoy St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin and more.

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Moscow
Moscow by Night City Tour by CarMoscow 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.
3 hours | £75 per person
Half Day Guided Tour to Sergiev Posad Monastery - the Heart of Russian Orthodox ReligionThe 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.
7 hours | £125 per person
Tretiakov Gallery Guided TourA 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.
4 hours | £80 per person

Day 1 — Saturday
Transfer from the airport 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.
Day 2 — Sunday
Moscow City Tour by Car
Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided Tour
Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia Guided Tour
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.
Day 3 — Monday
Kremlin Grounds & the Armoury Guided Tour
Moscow Underground Guided Tour
Museum of the Cold War - Former Top Secret Command Centre
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.
Day 4 — Tuesday
Poklonnaya Hill and WWII Victory Park Guided Tour
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.
Day 5 — Wednesday
Trip to Cosmonaut Training Centre - 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.
Day 6 — Thursday
Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino Guided Tour
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.
Day 7 — Friday
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
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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Travel package
Year of travel
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
24/04/2021 - 30/04/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
01/05/2021 - 07/05/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
08/05/2021 - 14/05/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
15/05/2021 - 21/05/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
22/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
29/05/2021 - 04/06/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
05/06/2021 - 11/06/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
12/06/2021 - 18/06/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
19/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
26/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
03/07/2021 - 09/07/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
10/07/2021 - 16/07/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
17/07/2021 - 23/07/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
24/07/2021 - 30/07/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
31/07/2021 - 06/08/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
07/08/2021 - 13/08/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
14/08/2021 - 20/08/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
21/08/2021 - 27/08/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
28/08/2021 - 03/09/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
04/09/2021 - 10/09/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
11/09/2021 - 17/09/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
18/09/2021 - 24/09/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
25/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
02/10/2021 - 08/10/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
09/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
16/10/2021 - 22/10/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
23/10/2021 - 29/10/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
06/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
20/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
04/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
18/12/2021 - 24/12/2021 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
08/01/2022 - 14/01/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
22/01/2022 - 28/01/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
05/02/2022 - 11/02/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
19/02/2022 - 25/02/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
05/03/2022 - 11/03/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
12/03/2022 - 18/03/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
19/03/2022 - 25/03/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
26/03/2022 - 01/04/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
02/04/2022 - 08/04/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
09/04/2022 - 15/04/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
16/04/2022 - 22/04/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
23/04/2022 - 29/04/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
30/04/2022 - 06/05/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
07/05/2022 - 13/05/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
14/05/2022 - 20/05/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
21/05/2022 - 27/05/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
28/05/2022 - 03/06/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
04/06/2022 - 10/06/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
11/06/2022 - 17/06/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
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25/06/2022 - 01/07/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
02/07/2022 - 08/07/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
09/07/2022 - 15/07/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
16/07/2022 - 22/07/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
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27/08/2022 - 02/09/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
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10/09/2022 - 16/09/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
17/09/2022 - 23/09/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
24/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
01/10/2022 - 07/10/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
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15/10/2022 - 21/10/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
22/10/2022 - 28/10/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
29/10/2022 - 04/11/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
05/11/2022 - 11/11/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
19/11/2022 - 25/11/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
03/12/2022 - 09/12/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
17/12/2022 - 23/12/2022 £1,245 / £1,545 £145 / £595 book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
24/04/2021 - 30/04/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
01/05/2021 - 07/05/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
08/05/2021 - 14/05/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
15/05/2021 - 21/05/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
22/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
29/05/2021 - 04/06/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
05/06/2021 - 11/06/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
12/06/2021 - 18/06/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
19/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
26/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
03/07/2021 - 09/07/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
10/07/2021 - 16/07/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
17/07/2021 - 23/07/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
24/07/2021 - 30/07/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
31/07/2021 - 06/08/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
07/08/2021 - 13/08/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
14/08/2021 - 20/08/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
21/08/2021 - 27/08/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
28/08/2021 - 03/09/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
04/09/2021 - 10/09/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
11/09/2021 - 17/09/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
18/09/2021 - 24/09/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
25/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
02/10/2021 - 08/10/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
09/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
16/10/2021 - 22/10/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
23/10/2021 - 29/10/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
06/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
20/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
04/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
18/12/2021 - 24/12/2021 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
08/01/2022 - 14/01/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
22/01/2022 - 28/01/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
05/02/2022 - 11/02/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
19/02/2022 - 25/02/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
05/03/2022 - 11/03/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
12/03/2022 - 18/03/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
19/03/2022 - 25/03/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
26/03/2022 - 01/04/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
02/04/2022 - 08/04/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
09/04/2022 - 15/04/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
16/04/2022 - 22/04/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
23/04/2022 - 29/04/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
30/04/2022 - 06/05/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
07/05/2022 - 13/05/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
14/05/2022 - 20/05/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
21/05/2022 - 27/05/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
28/05/2022 - 03/06/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
04/06/2022 - 10/06/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
11/06/2022 - 17/06/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
18/06/2022 - 24/06/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
25/06/2022 - 01/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
02/07/2022 - 08/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
09/07/2022 - 15/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
16/07/2022 - 22/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
23/07/2022 - 29/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
30/07/2022 - 05/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
06/08/2022 - 12/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
13/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
20/08/2022 - 26/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
27/08/2022 - 02/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
03/09/2022 - 09/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
10/09/2022 - 16/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
17/09/2022 - 23/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
24/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
01/10/2022 - 07/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
08/10/2022 - 14/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
15/10/2022 - 21/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
22/10/2022 - 28/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
29/10/2022 - 04/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
05/11/2022 - 11/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
19/11/2022 - 25/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
03/12/2022 - 09/12/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now
17/12/2022 - 23/12/2022 £1,295 / £1,595 £215 / £595 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section “Included” in the tour description.
  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.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
  6. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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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.
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