Moscow city sightseeing tour — duration 8 hours.
During the tour you will see all major sights of the city — embankment of Moscva river, monument of Peter the Great, Novodevichy convent, cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, Bolshoi theatre, and you will enjoy the best view over Moscow with your feet on the ground from University square on the Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovie Gory), formerly the Lenin Hills. Most of the city spreads out before you. Immediately behind University square rises the 36-storey Stalinesque main spire of Moscow University, visible from most places in the city thanks to its elevated site.
You will see the Red Square lies just outside the Kremlin’s north-east wall. It used to be a market square and has always been a place the Kremlin’s occupants chose to make points to their people. The name Krasnaya ploshchad has nothing to do with either communism or the blood that’s flowed here. Krasnyy originally meant beautiful.
Lenin’s granite tomb stands at the foot of the Kremlin wall. From 1953 to 1961 Lenin shared the tomb with Stalin, who when alive initiated the tradition that Soviet leaders stand atop the tomb to inspect the annual May Day and & 7 November parades. From the tomb you emerge into a plot beneath the Kremlin wall where the remains of many more Soviet-era luminaries lie.
St. Basil’s Cathedral rises like at the south end of the Red Square. Despite its Oriental-looking turban domes, the cathedral is in fact the culmination in brick of a wholly Russian style that had been developed in building wooden churches.
Kremlin grounds — The Kremlin is the kernel of its city and country, the place to which all Russian roads lead and from which most Russian power emanates. Here Ivan the Terrible and Stalin orchestrated their terrors; Napoleon watched Moscow burn; Lenin fashioned the dictatorship of the proletariat; Khrushchev led communism in the Cold War; Gorbachev unleashed perestroika; and Yeltsin struggled to keep reform afloat. Today the white, blue and red Russian flag flies over the Kremlin.
Metro tour — After the tour of the Kremlin grounds you will see the Moscow Metro — the world’s largest and most efficient metro system with gleaming stations hidden deep underground and astonishingly decorated with elegant marble, glittering chandeliers, magnificent mosaics and gilded works of art. It is the soul of the new Russia and an intriguing mix of history and politics, business and culture.
Departure transfer to railway station/airport.
Hotel accommodation is not included into the package and available upon request. We are pleased to suggest you any hotel you like and depending on budget.
— Transportation and guide for all transfers and sightseeing as listed into the program;
— Entrance fee to the museums as per program.
|The cost of such an event||2 pax: from 9 700 Rub per pax
3-6 pax: from 6 800 Rub per pax
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