Moscow weekend

Price
from 240 USD
Duration
3 days / 2 nts
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Moscow weekend

See the best of Moscow in this perfectly planned out weekend exploration! Enjoy the highly popular Prime Tour, explore Kremlin and Red Square, and indulge in the world-famed Russian Tretyakov Art Gallery. Be sure to spend the most exciting 3 days!

Highlights
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  • Arrival Transfer
  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • Bolshoi Theater
  • Moscow State University Building
  • Sparrow Hills
  • Red Square
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Kremlin
  • Armory of Moscow Kremlin
  • Departure Transfer
When you are loaded full of valuables and cash, it's always best to have someone trusted to meet you and take you to your hotel safely and securely. Our drivers are experienced and courteous and will be happy to meet you at an airport or train station.
30-60 min

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a massive white chruch with the golden dome, built on the high hill by the Moscow river. The current church is the 1997 recionstruction of the old 1883 cathedral, turned down by the Bolsheviks after the revolution. The place was selected by Stalin as a location for the Congress palace, intended to be the tallest building in the world. The project wasn't completed, but the place was turned into the year round swimming pool with the special water heating. The contemporary church is large and impressive.

30 min

Bolshoi means Big. And it is really one of the biggest theaters of Russia. It appeared here after the war with Napoleon on the spot of the first Moscow Theater. The best ballet and opera performances are shown here. The theater is large, so the performances are shown on the historical stage, the new stage (located on the same square), and the Beethoven concert hall, located in the main building.

15 min

Moscow State University main building is an impressive edifice, located on the top of Sparrow hills - highest in Moscow. Moscow University is one of the oldest and most respected schools of the country, which currently ranks among 30 best schools of the world. It is one of Stalin's 7 sister buildings, constructed in early 1950th. The buiding houses the large lecture rooms, main meeting room, auditoriums, post office, dormitories, canteen and many more. The building of Moscow state university was the main symbol of 1980th Olympics.

15 min

Sparrow (Vorobyovy) Hills is the 80 meter high bank of the Moscow river, located at the spectacular river band. It is popular for the best panorama of the city of Moscow, seen from the observation point there. You can see the contemporary towers of the Moscow city business district, Stalin's 7 sister skyscrapers, Novodevichiy convent somplex, Luzhniki sport arens - the main stadium of Moscow 1980 Olympics, the red towers of Kremlin in the distance and many more. The hills are crowned by the impressive structure of Moscow University.

15 min

Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall

20 min

Beautiful and ornate St. Basils is what you think is Russia. Dating to the times of Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there. Unlike the similar church is St. Petersburg, St. Basil’s inside is a network of the small chapels, each dedicated to the different saint or holiday.

Please note the church has numerous stairs with high steps.

30 minutes

Kremlin began as an ancient fortress, which became the historical and cultural center of the country and the office of the president of Russia. A large part of the Kremlin grounds is open for the tourists. The main attractions are the old cathedrals, where Russian tsars from Ivan the Terrible to Nicholas 2nd were crowned (1 cathedral inside visit), as well as Russia’s largest bell and cannon.

1 hour

The Armory of Moscow Kremlin isn’t just the collection of weapons. It’s a large museum with such relics as the Golden Cap (Russian official crown before Peter the Great), wedding dress of Catherine the Great, unique double throne chair for Peter the Great and his brother, weddings gifts of Ivan the Terrible and many others.

1 hour
Our professional, experienced English-speaking driver will pick up at your hotel and will take you to the airport/train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
30-60 min

Detailed Program

Time Description    
FRIDAY:          Arrival in Moscow / PRIME TOUR  OF MOSCOW
 A.M. / noon Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in & short rest.  
14:00 - 18:00      
Start  Prime Tour of Moscow with photo stops by the most famous and spectacular sights of the city such as Boulevard RingNovodevichy Convent, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004; Poklonnaya Hill and Sparrow Hills, where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas from one of the city’s highest points; legendary Bolshoi Theatre; golden-domed Christ the Saviour Cathedral - the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world and many others!
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 18:00 Return to the hotel.
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SATURDAY:   RED SQUARE  AND  KREMLIN 
09:45 - 10:00 Meet your guide at your hotel lobby. moscow-2163009_1920m.jpg
10:30 - 12:30
Tour of Red Square with an inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square.
Beautiful and ornate St. Basil's, dating to Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at one of the local cafés/restaurants (not included).
13:30 - 17:30
Tour of immense Kremlin: Cathedrals, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, and Armoury Chamber
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The Armoury is so much more than a collection of fascinating weapons! It’s a large museum with such relics as the Golden Cap (Russian official crown before Peter the Great), wedding dress of Catherine the Great, unique double throne chair for Peter the Great and his brother, wedding gifts of Ivan the Terrible, and many others.
18:00 Return to the hotel by metro or stay in the city for further exploration.
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SUNDAY:       TRETYAKOV GALLERY / Departure home
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide at your hotel lobby.   
09:30 - 13:30
Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery.
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The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art, created by artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 150 000 works of painting, sculpture, and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive Russian artists' generations.
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch at a local café/restaurant (not included).
14:30 / P.M. Transfer to airport/departure home.

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  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Tourist-class vehicle according to program
  • Professional English-, Spanish-, Italian-German- or French-speaking guide
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Visa support letter (*if needed)
  • Accommodation (please Contact Us if accommodation needed)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for Portuguese-, Polish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide:
    1-3 pax – 50% of the total package cost
    4+ pax – 30% of the total package cost
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • The program schedule can be adjusted according to your arrival/departure timing.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability.




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