Arrival in Moscow transfer to the hotel for check in and city orientation tour and walking tour of Red Square. Further activities for the first day will take into account the journey you have just made.
This is your first full day in Moscow. The day begins with a 4hr private tour of the Kremlin which includes The Armory, The Diamond Fund and three of the Great Cathedrals. We then go to a cozy restaurant to sample some traditional Russian cuisine. The remainder of the afternoon will be free. The evening may be reserved for a visit to the ballet, concerts or circus subject to availability and taste.
In the morning we will visit Kolomenskoe Park the 257-hectare estate which served as a country residence for the Russian Tsars from Ivan III to Peter I. Following a light lunch Russian blini (pancakes), that come with an assortment of toppings from caviar to honey, we shall take a visit to the Sculpture Garden opposite Gorky Park on the banks of the Moscow River. Here we also have the possibility to visit the New Tretyakov Gallery, home of contemporary Russian art including paintings by Kandinsky and Chagal. Dinner this evening will be in a fine Georgian restaurant with a spectacular view of the Novodevichi Monastery.
Today you will travel to Sergiev Posad (about 60k NE
The religious center of modern Russia established in the middle of the 14th century, Sergiev Posad is often referred to as the "Russian Vatican". You will be taken on a tour of the monastery, including the unique churches located on its grounds. Lunch will be available in the monastery. A great opportunity to buy authentic souvenirs. Return to Moscow.
Evening free (Optional evening entertainment can include circus or theater when available)
Farewell breakfast, departure
Accommodation is 4 Star (Usually Ukraina). Concert or circus tickets are not included as they are subject to seasonable availability. If you have a special interest please let us know so that we can make advance arrangements. The host for your tour will be flexible with the schedule to get the most out of weather fluctuations and special interests. Museum tickets are included accept The Tretyakov Gallery which is optional. You can expect first class service in a relaxed atmosphere.
RUSSIA TRAVEL PACKAGES
A selection of Russian tours to take as they are or adjust to your needs.
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What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
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Some of the sights to see in Petersburg
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
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TRAVEL TIPS & SERVICES
Getting around in Russia