This travel itinerary will let you see Moscow in different ways, both as a guest and as a local Muscovite, you will visit many places and learn a lot about Russian culture and life. The atmosphere of the city will definitely steal a way into your heart after such a profound immersion into the history and culture of Moscow during this 3-day tour.
During the first half of the day, we will tour the cradle of Moscow – the famous Kremlin and its many cathedrals, as well as the adjacent historical neighborhood in the downtown. You will see Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Resurrection Gates, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and Alexander Garden.
After lunch, we will travel by car to various sights, getting to know the many facets of Moscow – from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. During this panoramic tour you will visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Patriarch Bridge, the world famous Bolshoi Theater,Novodevichy Convent, the riverbanks along the Moskva River and the Sparrow Hills, where a panoramic view opens up on the entire city.
Day: 2Moscow off the beaten path
The "old" Moscow: the district of Zamoskvoretchie
We will start the day by diving straight into Russian history – a stroll through a genuinely old part of town, Zamoskvorechye District, where merchants used to live, along with a visit to the gallery with the richest collection of Russian paintings in the country, the Tretyakov Gallery.
After lunch, we will take a trip back to the USSR – a tour around Soviet-era Moscow – and see the metamorphoses it has been through, as well as the tragic pivotal moments it has seen. We will draw distinctions between real history and the myths surrounding it, and get to see the buildings done in “Stalin’s” architectural style. During this excursion you will see some of the most remarkable Moscow metro stations, have a stroll around the Muzeon Park of Arts and enter the House on the Embankment where the most important representatives of the Soviet nomenclature used to live.
Day: 3The treasure of Moscow's suburbs
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monastery
We start the day by getting into the car and heading straight to the town of Sergiev Posad and the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monastery that is located there.
This is an ancient town with an Eastern Orthodox monastery of major significance, sometimes called the “Eastern Orthodox Vatican.” You will have the chance to get to know Eastern Orthodox cultural traditions and at the same time enjoy rural landscapes and the atmosphere of a typical Russian village.
After lunch we return to the city and on our way back we can't miss an opportunity to walk around the VDNKh park (the Exhibition of the Achievements of the Domestic Economy) and have a look at the world famous statue called "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman". In the park you will see more examples of the Soviet monumental architecture and have a great time in a convenient and modern park at the same time.
Upon request: a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, located right next to VDNKh
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This price includes:
- a local private guide speaking your language (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese);
- entrance tickets to all indicated sights and museums (Novodevichi convent, Kremlin, Tretyakov gallery, etc.);
- transport (car or minivan) for the panoramic sightseeing tour and for the trip to Sergiev Posad.