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1 of September 2013

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1 of September 2013

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31 of May 2014

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21 of February 2014

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Excursions

Dear Participants, to make your visit to Russia and Moscow more bright and interesting we are pleased to offer you variety of excursions and tours which you can book on our website.

Excursion service will be provided by our Official Partner – travel company “Mir”.

Please see the schedule, the list of excursions and booking instruction below.


Excursions


1. City tour


This is the best way to know the city and learn about the history of the Russian capital.
On our way we will visit many places of interest such as one of the largest squares in the world – the Red Square – situated next to the walls of the ancient Kremlin, the Mausoleum of Lenin and St. Basil Cathedral of the 16th century.
We will make several photo stops, one of them is the world-famous view of the Kremlin from the embankment of St. Sofia. Seven buildings – the towers that were constructed after the second World War are the symbols of modern Moscow.
One can enjoy the excellent panorama of the towers and the famous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the viewing point of Moscow University.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 600 RUR (about 13 EUR)


2. The Kremlin + cathedral


This stronghold is situated on a hill that is 40 meters high. Originally in the 12th century the Kremlin was made of wood and rebuilt in stone much later. It is surrounded with a 2 km wall with 20 beautiful towers.
The presidential residence is situated here. The oldest square in Moscow which is called the Cathedral Square is also situated in the Kremlin. The Cathedral of the Assumption, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the Cathedral of Archangel Michael, the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Church of Twelve Apostles surround this beautiful square.
We will visit one of these cathedrals to learn more about the history of the country and admire masterpieces of Russian icon painters.
Later on our walk along the Kremlin grounds we will see the famous Tsar Bell, a huge bell that weighs 200 tons and the largest cannon in the world – the Tsar Cannon that weighs 40 tons.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 1390 RUR (about 30 EUR)


3. Tsaritsyno


Tsaritsyno museum and reserve in Moscow was founded in 1984 in the park of the same name.
The estate is known from the late 16th century. In 1775, the estate was bought by Empress Catherine the Great, who fell in love with the picturesque beauty of the land. She gave the estate its present name, which means “Tsarina’s”.
In 1786 Catherine approved the construction plan of a palace. In 1796 the construction was interrupted by Catherine's death. Her successor, Emperor Paul I of Russia showed no interest in the palace and it remained unfinished.
The massive structure remained abandoned for more than 200 years, until it was completed and extensively reworked in 2005-07. Currently, in Tsaritsyno there are a history and architecture museum, a landscape park with an adjacent forest, an art museum, the Biryulyovo dendropark, and a cascade of the Tsaritsyno ponds.

We will visit the palace and get acquainted with the park.

Duration: 5 hours
Price: 1380 RUR (about 30 EUR)


4. The State Tretyakov Gallery


The history of this museum dates back to 1860 when an entrepreneur Pavel Tretiakov started to buy objects of art for the decoration of halls and rooms of his Moscow house.
Every year he bought dozens of new works of art at the exhibitions and in the studios of Russian artists. Very soon in 1872 he had to order to build a separate building next to his house to store the growing collection. The museum was transferred to Moscow in 1892.
Today the collection that numbers more than 100.000 pieces can illustrate the development of Russian art from its origins till the 20th century, i.e. from anonymous Russian icons to the paintings signed by Kandinsky and Malevich.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 1220 RUR (about 26 EUR)


5. Kolomenskoe (territory + house of Peter I)


Kolomenskoe is a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast Moscow.
The first mentioning of the village dates back to the 14th century. The oldest construction is the church of the Ascension that was built in 1532 to celebrate the birth of the heir to the throne and successor of Vasiliy III – the future tsar Ivan the Terrible.
The church of the Ascension is one of the first stone churches in Russia that had a pyramid roof. It is part of an ensemble that was built in the 17th century. It includes a standalone bell tower for the church of St. George (16th century), the church of Our Lady of Kazan, Vodovzvodnaya tower, two stone entrance gates - these are all constructions of the 17th century.
It was here in Kolomenskoe where Peter I was born and spent his childhood. Nowadays Kolomenskoe is a branch of the State Museum of History. A collection of Russian objects of applied art is exhibited here: colourful tiles, wood carvings, forged items, etc. It is an open air museum of Russian wooden architecture. Exhibits for this museum were brought from the most remote parts of Russia.

We will walk around the estate and visit the House of Peter I

Duration: 5 hours
Price: 1300 RUR (about 28 EUR)


6. Moscow at night


Join us for the magnificent and the most picturesque tour of Moscow.
This vibrant city never sleeps, but it changes completely when the night falls. Enjoy the beautiful illumination and see the city from a different perspective, not forgetting to learn about its history, past, and present.
We will visit the Red Square, see the Kremlin beautifully light, and GUM turning into the fairytale palace.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: 900 RUR (about 20 EUR)


7. Sergiev Posad


Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north from Moscow.
It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is situated here. It was founded in 1337 and is often referred to by the foreigners as “the Russian Vatican”.
The monastery is the centre of Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery there is a sacred spring that is visited by all the pilgrims who arrive here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery.
The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes cathedrals, churches, the residence of the patriarch, and other monuments of exceptional artistic value. The Trinity Cathedral is a true masterpiece and an excellent example of early Moscow architecture. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 7 hours
Price: 1230 RUR (about 26 EUR)


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The presale of excursions







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City tour City tour
Sergiev Posad
City tour City tour Kolomenskoe








































14:00


The Kremlin + cathedral
Tsaritsyno Tretiakov Galery The Kremlin + cathedral
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21:30


Moscow at night
Moscow at night Moscow at night


Instruction for booking and payment

1. See the schedule and the list of excursions and choose preferred tours and dates.
2. Press the button “Book now” – for foreign participants and “Забронировать” – for Russian speaking participants.
3. You will be redirected to our partner’s website (travel company “Mir”).
There you should find your tour and press the button “Book the excursion” or “Забронировать экскурсию”.
4. Fill in the form with your personal data and don’t forget to mention the preferred date.
After that press the button “Send” or “Отправить”.
5. After that the manager will contact you by e-mail and will send you the instruction on how to pay for booked excursions.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

julia@mirtc.ru – Advertising Support service for foreign participants

sofico@mirtc.ru – Advertising Support service for Russian speaking participants