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Off the beaten path

Fed up with the sites you see in every guidebook? Tired of well-worn paths? We’ve got a great solution for you! Moscow is not only the Kremlin or Red Square, but the location of plenty of marvelous museums that simply cannot be accommodated in standard programs. Drop into the backstage of Bolshoi theatre, walk on the creaky floor of Leo Tolstoy estate in Hamovniki, take a stroll around the largest exhibition area – VDNH! Every day of your trip will be dedicated to a certain theme: “Ancient Moscow”, “Literary Moscow”, “Musical Moscow”, “Soviet Moscow”. Book this program and go off the beaten path with us!

Day 1. Arrival

  • Arrival in Moscow
  • Meeting with your guide at the airport
  • Transfer to the city center
  • Sightseeing tour of the city
  • Arbat street walking tour
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Check-in at the hotelе

Day 2. RUSSIAN CULTURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide and departure for excursions
  • Tour to the Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
  • Free time for lunch
  • Tour to the Kolomenskoye Estate
  • Walking tour of the Estate, riding in a horse carriage

DAY 3. RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide and departure for excursions
  • Excursion to Khamovniki, Leo Tolstoy mansion-museum
  • Free time for lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion
  • OPTION: Boris Pasternak mansion-museum

DAY 4. RUSSIAN MUSIC AND THEATRE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide and departure for excursions
  • Excursion to the Bolshoi Theatre
  • Free time for lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure of optional excursion
  • OPTION: excursion to Feodor Chaliapin museum

DAY 5. BACK IN THE USSR

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide and departure for excursions
  • Moscow metro tour
  • VDNH walking tour
  • Free time for lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure of optional excursion
  • OPTION: tour to the Bunker-42

DAY 6. DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-out and meeting with your guide
  • Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Bolshoi theatre. Bunker-42 on Taganka. VDHKh. VDHKh. Shalyapin's house-museum. Pasternak's house-museum. Kolomenskoe. Moscow. Moscow metro. Arbatskaya. Moscow metro. Mayakovskaya. Moscow metro. Bunker-42. The Cold War museum. The Romanov Boyars Chambers. Leo Tolstoy's house in Khamovniky.
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DURING THE TOUR YOU WILL SEE:

  • Moscow is a modern metropolis and the capital of Russia. Its history starts in 1147 when the prince Yury Dolgorukiy founded a small outpost on the bank of the river Moscow. Your first day will be focused on the acquaintance with Moscow. During the tour you will admire the view from the University square of the Sparrow Hills and see all main landmarks of the city: Red Square, embankment of the river Moscow, monument of Peter the Great, Novodevchy convent and Christ the Savior Cathedral; you'll also take a stroll along Arbat street – one of the most beautiful streets known since 15th century. On the second day you’ll immerse into the Russian history. You’ll visit the chambers of the Romanov Boyars where you’ll get to know with life and culture of Moscow nobility of the 16th – 17th century. In the afternoon you’ll walk along the splendid parks of Kolomenskoye estate where you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride and admire the Church of the Ascension, the first tent-roof stone church in Russia, inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. Russian literature is a theme of the third day of your journey. Your visit to the Mansion-Museum of Leo Tolstoy in Khamovniki will be an unforgettable experience for you. The writer with his family lived there in winters and autumns for 19 years since 1882, so the house keeps plenty of personal belongings and furniture of Tolstoy and his family. It’s not only a chance to get acquainted with the way of life of the writer but also to see ideally preserved monument of the ancient Moscow. For those guests who are passionate about Russian literature we offer an additional excursion to Peredelkino, famed literature village, after lunch. You’ll have an opportunity to visit the House-Museum of the word famous Russian writer, Nobel laureate, Boris Pasternak. Home furnishings, where Pasternak spent more than 20 years from 1939 to 1960, stay the same as it was during the writer’s lifetime. The next day you’ll have a unique tour to the backstage of the Bolshoi Theatre where you’ll see the renovated historical scene, visit the Government and the Imperial Pews, Beethoven hall, Small and Grand Imperial Foyer, museum of the Bolshoi Theatre. In the afternoon you can continue immerging into the musical history of Moscow at the excursion to Feodor Chaliapin House-Museum, one of the most famous Russian opera singer. On the fifth day of your trip you’ll get acquainted with the soviet period in history of Moscow that enriched the capital with inimitable masterpieces. You’ll see splendid interiors of the Moscow metro, real underground museum where each of 222 stations has its own unique design; take a stroll at VDNH, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, which is the largest exposition, museum and recreational complex in the world. The bravest of you can descend to the depth of 65 meters to learn everything about Bunker-42, the Tangansky Protected Command Point, to connect with that far epoch when the world was at the edge of nuclear war.

The cost of such an event from 409 euro per pax (in groups from 10 pax)

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