A week in Moscow

Price
from 375 USD
Duration
7 days / 6 nts
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
A week in Moscow

The best way to see Moscow is to spend there an entire week! Walk the Red Square and spectacular Arbat Street, and dive into the famous Moscow Metro for a glimpse of 'underground palaces'. Explore art lover's paradise at Tretyakov gallery, visit impressive Tsar's Residences of Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsino, say a prayer for your loved ones at Holy Trinity St.Serguis Lavra. And of course, no visit to Moscow will be complete without enjoying Kremlin and it's treasures!

Highlights
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  • Arrival Transfer
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • Bolshoi Theater
  • Sparrow Hills
  • Victory Park
  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • Red Square
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Kremlin
  • Armory of Moscow Kremlin
  • Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra
  • Moscow Metro
  • Arbat Street
  • Departure Transfer
When you are loaded full of valuables and cash, it's always best to have someone trusted to meet you and take you to your hotel safely and securely. Our drivers are experienced and courteous and will be happy to meet you at an airport or train station.
30-60 min

It's a very large monastery in the center of Moscow, founded in 1524 by Bazil 3rd, the father of Ivan the Terrible. Bazil was also the first person in Russian history who sent his 1st wife to the monastery to obtain the right to marry for the 2nd time. It was his 2nd wife Elena Glinskaya, who became Ivan the Terrible's mother. Later the monastery became the home to many sisters and wifes of Russian tsars, including Lopuhina, Peter the Great's first wife. The monastery is colorful and beautiful. There is a large cemetery next to it, where one can find the graves of Boris Eltsin and Raisa Gorbacheva.

1,5 hour

Bolshoi means Big. And it is really one of the biggest theaters of Russia. It appeared here after the war with Napoleon on the spot of the first Moscow Theater. The best ballet and opera performances are shown here. The theater is large, so the performances are shown on the historical stage, the new stage (located on the same square), and the Beethoven concert hall, located in the main building.

15 min

Sparrow (Vorobyovy) Hills is the 80 meter high bank of the Moscow river, located at the spectacular river band. It is popular for the best panorama of the city of Moscow, seen from the observation point there. You can see the contemporary towers of the Moscow city business district, Stalin's 7 sister skyscrapers, Novodevichiy convent somplex, Luzhniki sport arens - the main stadium of Moscow 1980 Olympics, the red towers of Kremlin in the distance and many more. The hills are crowned by the impressive structure of Moscow University.

15 min

Victory park is Russia's largest complex dedicated the the WW2 victory. The park surrounds the WW2 museum and memorial obelisk, dedicated to the victory. The exciting part of the park is the unique outdoor exhibition of the military machinery, boats, airplanes etc.

40 minutes

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a massive white chruch with the golden dome, built on the high hill by the Moscow river. The current church is the 1997 recionstruction of the old 1883 cathedral, turned down by the Bolsheviks after the revolution. The place was selected by Stalin as a location for the Congress palace, intended to be the tallest building in the world. The project wasn't completed, but the place was turned into the year round swimming pool with the special water heating. The contemporary church is large and impressive.

30 min

Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall

20 min

Beautiful and ornate St. Basils is what you think is Russia. Dating to the times of Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there. Unlike the similar church is St. Petersburg, St. Basil’s inside is a network of the small chapels, each dedicated to the different saint or holiday.

Please note the church has numerous stairs with high steps.

30 minutes

Kremlin began as an ancient fortress, which became the historical and cultural center of the country and the office of the president of Russia. A large part of the Kremlin grounds is open for the tourists. The main attractions are the old cathedrals, where Russian tsars from Ivan the Terrible to Nicholas 2nd were crowned (1 cathedral inside visit), as well as Russia’s largest bell and cannon.

1 hour

The Armory of Moscow Kremlin isn’t just the collection of weapons. It’s a large museum with such relics as the Golden Cap (Russian official crown before Peter the Great), wedding dress of Catherine the Great, unique double throne chair for Peter the Great and his brother, weddings gifts of Ivan the Terrible and many others.

1 hour
The Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of Russia's most venerated saint Sergius of Radonezh. For centuries it has been an important center of the political and religious life of Russia, and up to this day draws scores of pilgrims from all over the world. 
5-7 hrs

Build deep into the ground, Moscow metro is richly decorated with marble and mosaics, looking as the real palaces under the ground. The first stations date back to 1935. Each station is different and each is a piece of art, yet used daily by millions of people as a part of city complex transport network. 

30 min

Arbat is a pedestrial street in the heart of Moscow, full with the old city charm. Every house has its own history and life.  It’s the place full of life and energy with the street bands, playing music, coffee shops, street artists, souvenir stalls, museums and unusual memorials. Arbat is a great place to enjoy your time, full with the old Moscow spirit and atmosphere.

1,5 hour
Our professional experienced English-speaking driver will pick up at your hotel and will take you to the airport/train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
30-60 min

Detailed Program

Time Description  
DAY 1:            ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW
Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check -in & short rest.
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DAY 2:            PRIME TOUR  OF MOSCOW + RED SQUARE
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.
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10:00 - 13:00
Start Prime Tour of Moscow with photo stops by most famous and spectacular sights of the city such as Boulevard RingNovodevichy Convent, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004; Poklonnaya Hill and Sparrow Hills, where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas from one of the city’s highest points; legendary Bolshoi Theater; golden-domed Christ the Savior Cathedral - the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world many others!
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.) moscow-2163009_1920m.jpg
14:00 - 15:30
Walking tour of Red Square with inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral
Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall. 
16:00 Return back to hotel
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DAY 3:           KREMLIN CATHEDRALS  AND ARMOURY
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel. 
10:00 - 13:30  
Tour of immense Kremlin: Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral; Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber.   
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The Armory isn’t just the collection of weapons. It’s a large museum with such relics as the Golden Cap, wedding dress of Catherine the Great, unique double throne chair for Peter the Great and his brother, weddings gifts of Ivan the Terrible and many others. 
14:00 Return back to hotel
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DAY 4:           DAY TRIP TO HOLY TRINITY - St. SERGIUS LAVRA (SERGIEV POSAD)
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel. 
10:00 - 16:00 Tour of Holy Trinity - St. Sergius Lavra (Sergiev Posad)
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The Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of Russia's most venerated saint Sergius of Radonezh. For centuries it has been an important center of the political and religious life of Russia, and up to this day draws scores of pilgrims from all over the world.    
16:00 Return back to hotel
 
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DAY 5:           METRO TOUR + ARBAT STREET + TRETYAKOV GALLERY
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  Moscow Metro_01.jpg
10:00 - 11:00 Tour of Moscow Metro (3-4 stations)
 
Build deep into the ground, Moscow metro is richly decorated with marble and mosaics, looking as the real palaces under the ground.
11:00 - 12:00   
Walking along the Arbat Street - great place to enjoy your time, full with the old Moscow spirit and atmosphere.
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 16:30
Visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery
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The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 150 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists.
17:00 Return back to hotel
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DAY 6:           KOLOMENSKOYE  AND  TSARITSYNO  ESTATES
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  Kolomenskoye_01.jpg
10:00 - 12:30
Tour of Kolomenskoye Estate Museum
 
Kolomenskoe - the residence of Moscow Grand Princes and Russian Tsars became known in the XIV century. Its unique architectural ensemble is of great art and historical value. Here is the church of the Ascension built in 1532 by the Moscow Grand Prince Vasily III in order to thank God for the birth of his son and heir to the throne, who later became Ivan the Terrible. In 1994 it was inscribed in the list of the World heritage of UNESCO.
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
 
13:30 - 15:30 Tour of Tsaritsyno Estate Museum Tsaritsyno_07.jpg
 
State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno is the largest palatial ensemble in Russia - the residence of Catherine the Great constructed between 1775 and 1796 by the famous Russian architects Vasiliy Bazhenov and Matvey Kazakov in the romantic "gothic taste". Restoration of the Grand Palace, the former great historical ruin, was completed in 2007. Large-scale restoration and landscaping of the park and the ponds was also carried out. 
16:00 Return back to hotel
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DAY 7:            DEPARTURE HOME
   Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back home.

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  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Tourist-class vehicle according to program
  • Professional English-, Spanish-, Italian-German- or French-speaking guide
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Visa support letter (*if needed)
  • Accommodation (please Contact Us if accommodation needed)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for Portuguese-, Polish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide:
    1-3 pax – 50% of total package cost
    4+ pax – 30% of total package cost

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Program sights days-off: 
    Kremlin & Armoury on Thursday
    State Tretyakov Gallery on Monday
    Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsyno Estates on Monday
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability.


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