What is included?

  • PICK UP AT YOUR
    CHOSEN DESTINATION
  • GUIDE HIRE
    (8 HOURS)
  • METRO TICKETS
  • TOUR VEHICLE HIRE
    (4 HOURS)
  • ENTRANCE
    TICKETS
Vehicle hire can be prolonged for the whole day with an advance notice for additional price. Lunch is payable locally. The restaurant can be changed to another public catering establishment of your choice within easy reach of the State Tretyakov Gallery or a ‘free-time option’. Tour gratuity/tip is entirely at your discretion.

Our Prices

1-2 PAX
500$
3-4 PAX
550$
5-7 PAX
625$
8+ PAX
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ADDITIONAL CHOSEN TOUR

Moscow Classic Half-Day City Tour
This classic chauffeur-driven tour of Moscow’s popular attractions includes Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, New Maiden Convent, KGB Building, Sparrow Hills, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Bolshoi Theatre.
You’ll get you first impression of Moscow – the capital of Russia, the never sleeping city where East meets West - and start making plans for tomorrow…
Language:
English
Duration:
Half-Day
Cost:
from 275$
Moscow Classic One Day Tour
This classic chauffeur-driven tour is complemented by internal examination of St. Basil Cathedral, an exciting visit to the most beautiful metropolitan system in the world and an excursion to the State Tretyakov Gallery
– the finest collection of Russian medieval and modern art.  The lunch in the Russian cuisine restaurant Dr. Zhivago can add some gastronomic touch to this day.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 500$
Orthodox Moscow
The history of Orthodox Christianity is inseparably connected with the history of Russian land.  After decades of communist persecution of believers Russian Orthodox Church and conservative Christian values relive the heyday. This classic chauffeur-driven tour includes visits to New Maiden Convent and the Museum Church of St Nicholas in Tolmachy where the most sacred Christian icon and world famous work of art Our Lady of Vladimir (12th century) is kept in a special bulletproof display case.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 500$
Soviet Moscow
«Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain», - the president of Russia V. Putin said once. Let us embark on a thrilling journey through the history of the gone communist empire.  We shall visit the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia with its extensive exposition from the last days of the Tsarist Government and the Bolsheviks’ revolution to the time of ‘perestroika and glasnost’. The tour ends up in VDNH architectural and park complex.
Language:
English
Duration:
Half-Day
Cost:
from 225$
Sergiev Posad Tour
In 1380, Prince Dimitry Donskoy of Moscow came here to seek St. Sergius` blessing before liberating his native land from the Mongol yoke. “In the land of Moscow and all over the world there is no other monastery equal to this one…” - Archdeacon Paul of Aleppo wrote after his visit to The Holy Trinity- St. Sergius Lavra in the 17th century. Nowadays, the Holy Trinity Lavra is the main acting Orthodox monastery in Russia which has always played a significant role in the history of the country.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 350$
Vladimir - Suzdal Tour
This is the tour not to miss for an insightful tourist interested in real life of Russian province. The visit to Suzdal, one of the oldest Russian towns, takes you to the atmosphere of the mediaeval life in Russia, while Vladimir, the old capital of Russia, impresses by its rich history, unique frescoes of Assumption Cathedral and Golden Gates. Vladimir and Suzdal  are top tourist attractions of the legendary Golden Ring of Russia protected by UNESCO World Heritage organization.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 675$
From the Ruriks to the Romanovs
This historical tour is as close to authentic Old Russia as you are likely to get in Moscow. It gives you the chance to see everyday life and customs of wealthy Russian families of that epoch. We’ll start with the Chambers of the Romanovs Boyars, where you can find carefully preserved interiors and artifacts of medieval Russia. And after the visit to the royal estate Kolomenskoye with the famous Wooden Palace of Tsar Alexis you’ll understand ‘zdrav bude, boyarin’ without translation.
Language:
English
Duration:
Half-Day
Cost:
from 225$
Moscow Kremlin Tour
The Kremlin is our holy of holies, a symbol of Russia and the heart of Moscow.  For centuries it has been the political, military and spiritual center of the country.   Our Kremlin Tour includes Kremlin Grounds, Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation Cathedrals and an excursion to the Armory where ambassadorial gifts, coronation dresses, royal regalia and a symbol crown of Russian Empire – the Monomakh’s Cap - impress visitors by its oriental splendor.

Available with any Half-Day Tour!
Language:
English
Duration:
Half-Day
Cost:
from 350$
'Impressionist' Moscow
While the French were discussing if ‘impressionism’ was an art or just making a mockery of respectable classic style the Russians were buying the best works of Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin and other great new names of the art world. That’s why we have one of the best collections of the impressionists in the world. If you want to see a collection consisting of pure masterpieces you are welcome to visit the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art in Moscow.
Language:
English
Duration:
Half-Day
Cost:
from 225$
Moscow. War and Peace
History has a tendency to repeat itself. Why do Russians have that ‘siege’ thinking?  Why is the memory of Great Patriotic War still sacral for us?  Why didn’t the invincible Tamerlane take a risk to attack the Kremlin Walls? Why did the great armies of Napoleon and Hitler find their death in Russian land? Does geopolitical concept of Heartland and Rimland still affects modern policy?  This the tour for tourists interested in answers to these questions.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 525$
Heaven and Space Tour
This chauffeur-driven tour is a comfortable combination of a visit to the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra  in the morning with an excursion to the Museum of Cosmonautics in the afternoon. Discover the story of how Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality and became the first nation to explore space.  During the tour you’ll learn a lot about our space programme and realize why Russian cosmonauts start their flights to space with a visit to St. Sergius Lavra exactly as you have done today.
Language:
English
Duration:
Full Day
Cost:
from 575$
Tailor Made Tour
Do you have your own plan or list of landmarks you would like to see in Moscow?  You are welcome! Send us your ideas and we shall create the tour of your dream. We can also customize existing tours according to your personal taste, add restaurants of your choice, change a method of transportation, etc.  All you have to do is to confirm your tour dates. See you in Moscow!
Language:
English
Duration:
By Agreement
Cost:
By Agreement

Orthodox Moscow

Orthodox Moscow

This tour acquaints tourists with the most important Christian shrines of Moscow and the history of Russian Orthodox Church that has always played an important role in the life of Russian Empire.  These days its spiritual guidance is felt in many spheres of modern life. During our trip tourists will get familiar with “Moscow is the third Rome” concept of the monk Philothey, “Triumph of Orthodoxy” frescoes in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk and will be able to see Our Lady of Vladimir, the sacred icon of Russian State.

The Hotel Pick Up

Your guide will meet you in the lobby area of your hotel, Leningradsky Railway Station if you travel from Saint-Petersburg by ‘Sapsan’ train or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there.

Christ the Saviour Cathedral

The resurrected Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was originally built in 1883 by the favourite architect of Nicolas the First Konstantin Ton in the Byzantine-revival style as a memorial cathedral dedicated to the victorious campaign against Napoleon. Now it is the biggest Orthodox Church in the world able to hold up to ten thousand church-goers. On our way to the cathedral you will see Russian Duma, the Bolshoi Theater, the KGB building in Lubyanka Square, a spectacular panorama of Kremlin Walls and other popular landmarks of Moscow.

New Maiden (Novodevichy) Convent

The Novodevichy Convent was founded by Grand Duke Vasily III in the 1524.  It is an outstanding example of Orthodox architecture sometimes called “the Moscow Kremlin in miniature”. The Convent is the only ancient nunnery which served as a fortress at the same time. It was also the chosen convent for women from the tsarist dynasty to take the veil. The Novodevichy Convent is closely linked to the political, cultural and religious history of Russia and such historic figures as Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Peter the Great and many others.

New Maiden Cemetry

The cemetery next-door is well worth visiting also, not just to pay homage to the great and good buried here - Chekhov, Bulgakov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tretyakov, Eisenstein and Stanislavsky, to name but a few - but also to marvel at the outstanding monuments that crown the graves of various artists, scientists, writers, politicians and military commanders of the Soviet era. It is a fascinating experience.

Our Lady of Vladimir

The most revered icon in medieval Russia "Our Lady of Vladimir" was brought from Constantinople in the early 12th century. It was destined to become the holy of holies of the Russian state. On 26 August (8 September in the New Style calendar) 1395, during the attack by Tamerlane, the icon defended Moscow from the invader’s army.  Tamerlane had to retreat and to leave Russian land.

The Tretyakov Brothers Restaurant

After visit to the Museum Church оf St Nicolas in Tolmachy we can stay for lunch in the courtyard of the State Tretyakov Gallery.  The Tretyakov Brothers restaurant specializes in authentic Russian cuisine (a reservation required). The purely Russian interior of the restaurant reminds us of a rich merchant’s house.

The State Tretyakov Gallery

Our journey continues in the halls of icons of the State Tretyakov Gallery.  The gallery possesses a unique collection of Russian art from the 10th century to modern times. You will see masterpieces of Theophanes the Greek, Dionisiy, Andrey Rublev and unknown Russian icon painters whose works served as a source for inspiration and spiritual worship for generations of Russian people.  You will also visit the core collection of Russian Art of the 18th - 20th centuries.

Varvarka Street

Varvarka Street is said to be the oldest in Moscow. This is the heart of the district known as Zaryade, which was once the dwelling place of the artisans who sold their wares in Red Square. It is also known as an open-air museum of Russian medieval architecture. Here you can find the Chambers of the Romanov Boyars, Old English Court and several beautiful churches. In 1380, it was the road down which Dmitry Donskoy paraded after defeating the Mongols at the Battle of Kulikovo Field.

Red Square

Red Square, closely associated with the Kremlin, lies beneath its east wall. At its south end is the famous Cathedral of St Basil the Blessed, one of the most beautiful monuments of Old Russian church architecture, erected in 1555–1560 to commemorate the victory of Ivan the Terrible over the Kazan Khanate. The construction of Red Square was finished by the late 19th century together with the erection of the State Historical Museum and the Upper Trading Rows (GUM). In 1931 Lenin’s Mausoleum, an outstanding example of the Soviet monumental architecture, designed by A.V. Shchusev completed the existing architectural ensemble.
Visits
Christ the Saviour Cathedral, New Maiden Convent, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk (depending on season), New Maiden Cemetery, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum Church of St Nicholas in Tolmachy, Red Square.
Photo Stops
Christ the Saviour Cathedral and the Patriarch Bridge, New Maiden Convent, Red Square.
FYI
The Tretyakov Gallery is closed for visitors on Mondays. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk in New Maiden Convent is closed for visitors from September to April.
Note
The programme ends up in Red Square in the close vicinity to several metro stations so that you could get back home easily by metro. If you prefer to have a car at your disposal at all times during the tour, please, inform us about it in advance.
Important
This programme includes visits to many religious sites. You are kindly asked to have appropriate clothes. Men in shorts and women in clothes that can be considered insulting for church-goers are not allowed.

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