Magnificent Moscow (4 days)
Moscow is a city with a rich culture and history, a place where great opportunities and bright contrasts interact. Old quiet courtyards and narrow Moscow streets are adjacent to huge modern business centres, such as Moscow city, and densely populated residential areas border with old extensive parks.
Departure from Minsk at 8 p.m.
Arrival in Moscow. Visiting the State Tretyakov Gallery (optionally) – viewing the unique collection of Russian art of the XI-XX centuries, consisting of 125,000 works of painting, graphics and sculpture.
Bus sightseeing tour of Moscow*: the Garden ring; Kremlin towers, Red Square, Alexander garden, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, shopping and entertainment complex "Okhotny Ryad", GUM, Ordynka –the oldest street of Zamoskvorechye, Leninsky Prospekt, monument to Yuri Gagarin, St. Basil's Cathedral, which was built in the XVI by order of Ivan the Terrible, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the observation platform "Sparrow hills" – natural preserve, located on the right bank of the Moscow River, Moscow State University building, two-level trade-pedestrian bridge "Bagration", which was built for the 850th anniversary of Moscow, the ultra-modern district "Moscow City", Embassy town, the White House, the State Duma building, central streets, Poklonnaya hill, which was first mentioned in the XIV century, New Arbat Street, modern buildings of which resemble Cuba skyscrapers, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where since June 2004 there are the relics of Metropolitan Philaret (Drozdov). Walking tour of Red Square: you will see the Kremlin towers, Red square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Okhotny Ryad shopping and entertainment complex, GUM.
* the sightseeing tour does not involve visiting sites. Free time in the city centre. Russian festivals in the centre of Moscow, fairs, cozy cafes, accordion…
For an additional fee, a unique excursion – a water trip through the centre of Moscow on a sightseeing boat on the Moscow river (during the tour, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Red Square and the panorama of the capital's embankments). An excursion "Evening Moscow" – a fabulous transformation of beauty and attractions in the lights of illumination...
Night stay at the hotel.
Optionally, a visit to the historical and cultural reserve "the Moscow Kremlin", which is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO, and in the most beautiful cathedrals are situated: The Cathedral of the Dormition, which has been the main Church of Moscow and the Government of the Russian Federation for many centuries, the Cathedral of the Annunciation, where since the XIV century the future heirs to the throne were baptized and where the wedding ceremonies of the highest persons were held. In the Cathedral of the Archangel not only the great dukes of Moscow, but also the Holy Martyrs are buried. The Patriarch's Palace with the Church of the Twelve Apostles, the Church of the Assumption, Ensemble of Ivan the Great Bell Tower. These unique cathedrals have not left anyone indifferent, moreover, you will have the opportunity to visit all these cathedrals, but we will focus on getting acquainted with the Church of Assumption, the most important and majestic Church in Russia. You will also see a famous Russian artillery monument – the Tsar Cannon and Russian foundry art monument of the XVIII century – Tsar Bell are also on display.
Excursion along Old Arbat Street (1-1.5 hours) – an old street in one of the historical districts of Moscow. There are a number of attractions on the Arbat, in particular, the Vakhtangov theater, houses associated with the lives of famous poets –
Alexander Pushkin, Andrey Bely and Bulat Okudzhava (there are monuments to Pushkin and Okudzhava on the Arbat) and the wall of memory of a rock musician Viktor Tsoi, located in Krivoarbatsky Lane. Free time. Optional visit to the shopping complex. Departure to Minsk at 8 p.m.
Arrival in Minsk at 7-9 a.m.
Regional tourism centre
Grodno, 22 Ozheshko str.
+ 375 (152) 77 37 85;
+ 375 (152) 77 37 86;
+ 375 (29) 869 06 02