Winter in Moscow



5 Days / 4 Nights

 Off season tour of the Russian capital that allows you to see the best of Moscow without having to spend much time queueing to the museums. It is also the way to see the other, different beautiful Moscow, covered with snow and have your experience of sub-zero temperatures which could be not unpleasant at all if you have the proper clothes on and a shot of vodka in.



Program of the tour:


Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.

Day 2

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Moscow: Tverskaya ulitsa, (the main thoroughfare of the city), Manege Square, Red Square, Sparrow Hills (known for a fabulous view of the city), Novodevichy Convent (New Maden convent, probably the best-known cloister of Moscow, remaining virtually intact from 17 century), Christ the Saviour Cathedral (the main cathedral of Russia and the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world) etc. Lunch in a city restaurant.  After lunch we visit the Cathedral of Tretyakov Gallery where one of the most worshiped Russian icons, the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, is housed.

Day 3

Breakfast. Trip to Zagorsk to see one of the most important monasteries of Russia: the Monastery of St.Sergius. The Trinity Monastery, founded by one of the most revered saints of Russia, St.Sergius, played an important role in the history of the country and in the development of Russian culture. In this monastery Ivan The Terrible was baptised. The siege of the monastery at the Time of Troubles in 17th century by the enemy brought the awakening of Russian patriotic consciousness and consequent liberation of Moscow from Polish invaders. The Trinity Monastery is included in the UNESCO List of the World Heritage Sites. Today the monastery remains as spiritual center of the Orthodox Russia and a major piligrimage site, a kind of Russian Vatican. Lunch at the canteen of the Orthodox Theological Academy (a typical lunch of the monks). Visit to Abramtsevo. Return to Moscow.

Day 4

Breakfast. Tour of the Moscow Kremlin, the historical citadel at the heart of Moscow and the seat of the Russian government, including one of the Cathedrals on its territory. Boat trip along the Moscow river with lunch, folklore show and welcome with bread and salt. Trip to Kolomenskoye, an ancient royal summer retreat, including a tea ceremony.

Day 5

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

The price of the tour is quoted by request.