It is hardly possible to get to know Moscow in one short trip. It's like a cake. After a small bite, you are tempted to eat more!
On this tour, our guests will continue their acquaintance with Moscow. We start off with a "Space Odyssey" tour at the Museum of Cosmonautics,
then pay a visit to a true oasis of the spiritual Orthodox life at the town of Sergiev Posad, and finally make a journey "back in time"
to learn more of the medieval history of Russia at Kolomenskoye Estate, a former Tsar's residence of 14-17th centuries.
Have a look at the city from the highest point of a modern skyscraper, and you fall in love with Moscow once and for all.
Landing at Moscow airport
Meet with local assistant and transfer to your hotel of stay
Rest of the day at leisure
Depart with your guide for a tour of Space Museum (Museum of Cosmonautics)
, one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.
All space-lovers will learn a lot about the history of Soviet and Russian cosmonautics, the projects of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to fulfil mankind's dream of flying into the outer space, about the founder of practical cosmonautics Sergey Korolev, the first manned spaceflight performed by Yuri Gagarin, spaceports and modern launch vehicles and much more.
In the afternoon, we invite you to climb to the Observation deck "Panorama 360" on the 89th floor of the Federation Tower in Moscow City, where you can not only see Moscow from bird's eye view, but also visit a real ice-cream factory and enjoy freshly made dessert - unlimited!
In the morning we set out for a day tour to Sergiev Posad (formerly Zagorsk)
, the spiritual centre of Russian Orthodoxy, often referred to as the Russian Vatican. It is a home town to most revered monastery - the Trinity Lavra of St.Sergius
, dating back to the 14th century. Every year thousands of pilgrims strive to come here to venerate the relics of St.Sergius of Radonezh, the monastery founder.
Upon completion of the guided tour, do not miss out on market stalls outside the walls of the Lavra, which offer wide choice of Russian authentic souvenirs!
Return to Moscow in the late afternoon. Free evening.
Today your guide will take you for a tour of "Tsar's Residence - Kolomenskoye"
- a remarkable museum and the former Tsar's village, which is associated with many events of Russian history. You will get acquainted with the Tsar's courtyard: the Spassky Gate, the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, the stunning Church of the Ascension of the Lord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the wooden cabin of Peter the Great, brought from the Arkhangelsk region.
Additionally, we invite you to examine the male half of the Wooden Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich
, a unique replica of Russian wooden architecture of the 17th century.
Evening cruise on the famous "Radisson Flotilla" yacht
for scenic tour on the Moskva River.
After breakfast, check out from your hotel
Free time for self arrangement tours or joining an Optional tour (if your flight timings allow)
OPTIONAL: Tour of Luzhniki Stadium
, which had been a venue for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup (after the stadium's full reconstruction). Highly recommended for football fans!
Later transfer to the airport to catch departure flight.
It's time to say "good bye" to Moscow... See you next time !