Moscow: Get to know the city in Winter!

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Marriott Tverskaya Hotel (indicative rate)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: Traditional elegance, combined with intimate boutique-style ambiance, makes the Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel a wonderful choice while in Moscow. Centrally located in Tverskaya street (close to Belorusskaya train & metro station), near fabulous shopping, within short ride to Red Square and the Kremlin (25 minutes walking), the hotel features a beautiful glass-roof atrium and 24-hour fitness center. Spacious rooms boast luxurious bedding, mini-bar, in-room safe, and wireless Internet access. Enjoy a feast with friends and colleagues at Gratzi Restaurant and enjoy a snack and cocktail at the Lobby Bar. Friendly and attentive staff is focused on hospitality and takes care of every detail. Meeting space with 5 rooms, perfect for intimate gatherings or business conferences, accommodates up to 120 guests. Other amenities: business-center, sauna, exchange, retail shops etc. Non-smoking accommodations available upon request.
• ACCOMMODATION AND CATEGORIES: 8 floors , 119 rooms , 43 suites
• F&B OUTLETS: Restaurants & Lounges. Gratzi Mediterranean cuisine with a variety of International and Russian dishes, Moscow food. Best of Moscow.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Porterage (in/out) 30 0 30 4.30 129.00
Standard, single 30 4 0 0.00 0.00
Standard, double 30 4 15 200.00 12,000.00

Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel (indicative rate)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: Novotel Moscow Center is located in the northern central part of Moscow, in 15 minutes drive from Kremlin and in 30 kilometers from Sheremetievo-2 International Airport. This four star hotel offers a unique feeling of space and contemporary decor for business and leisure travel in combination with French charming ambiance. It is housed in the building with unique architecture and interior design. Novotel Moscow Center has one restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and two bars (the first one is located in the lobby and the second one - on the 18th floor). Modern fitness center, massage and free public outdoor parking - just a few of the amenities, which are available here.
• ACCOMMODATION AND CATEGORIES: All the 255 rooms of the hotel provide modern comfort and various amenities.Superior Room: A modern spacious room with modern decor, ergonomic comfort and high-end facilities: air conditioning, cable and pay TV, High Speed Internet, phone, safe, mini bar, coffee/tea, hair dryer, bathtub. Up to 2 adults and 2 children. Executive Room: All our Superior rooms feature added products and services: Free Mineral Water, upgraded amenities, welcome drink, High Speed Internet, Free local calls, iron & ironing board, Free ironing of 3 items per stay. Up to 2 adults and 2 children.
Suite: Large, well-designed, the suite includes two bedrooms and a bathroom. It offers unbeatable facilites: two TV's, bath robes and unlimited access to our fitness... Up to 2 adults and 2 children.
• F&B OUTLETS: Restaurant Cote Azur
Type of cuisine : Dietetic, diabetic, vegetarian, kacher on request (24 hours), French, gastronomical, brasserie type, barbecue, thematic cuisine, international et regional.
• CONFERENCE AND MEETING FACILITIES: Novotel Moscow Center offers 5 meeting rooms with maximum capacity of 320 persons. Metro station is on site.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Porterage (in/out) 30 0 30 4.30 129.00
Standard, single 30 4 0 0.00 0.00
Standard, double 30 4 15 180.00 10,800.00
DAY 1

Transfer by coach Airport-Hotel

• DESCRIPTION: Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation shall be ordered 1 hour prior to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior dispatching of the coaches. Transportation according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend having an assistant - because drivers in Russia generally do not speak English - and the guide/assistant will provide help during the journey and give explanations. Surcharge after midnight is per hour according to specification below. All extra hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journal. For assistance of guide / hostess during evening an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides might be charged.
• TYPE OF VEHICLE & CAPACITY: Mercedes Benz O-350, Mercedes Benz O-404, Neoplan Starliner, Neoplan citiliner. Max capacity 45 persons.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note that drinking and eating is not allowed in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things, advising correct buses and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles shown in the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily those provided during the actual tour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English-speaking guide 30 1 150.00 150.00
Transport - Coach 30 1 300.00 300.00

Check-In at the hotel

• DESCRIPTION: Regular Check-in: Please ensure that every passenger has the passport and Immigration card in their hand upon arrival as these will be handed in at the reception desk. Every room has to be assigned for a respective guest and usually a print of a Credit Card is taken for extra charges. Or the master bill is approved by the organizer or ground manager in advance. The immigration document must be officially registered and passport kept at the reception until the evening or the following morning which is more convenient. Please note that the Immigration card will be delivered upon departure and if there is no registration at the hotel or at Ovir, it will cause problems at the airport - at the Passport / Border Point and fine will usually apply and will need to be paid at the consular desk of the airport.
• Hospitality Check in (Preordered): Registered rooms and private check-in for Incentive groups at the separate hospitality desk if confirmed and requested in advance. Please ensure that every passenger has the passport and Immigration card in their hand upon arrival. Keys from the rooms will be sorted in alphabetical order of the clients and displayed on a dedicated desk/ area. Extras of the guests should be guaranteed either by Russkie Prostori or credit card of tour-leader prior to the group arrival in order not to ask credit cards from each guest. Full credit guests' list should be provided to Russkie Prostori 1 week prior to the group arrival. Every passenger needs to sign for the rooms; passports with visas will be taken by the hotel and should be recollected by Tour leader or by the client when available (usually in the evening / or the following morning).
• Special Welcoming reception can be organized upon guests’ arrival at the hotel with a short folkloric performance and Bread & Sault welcoming ceremony.
• According to Russian Immigration Policy, each person, entering Russian Federation should be registered at OVIR (Visa and Register Department) within 72 hours (3 days). After the check in, the hotel will make the registration. The registration stamp will be put on a paper attached to the visa, saying that you are registered for living at the hotel for the exact period of time.

Dinner at the hotel

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Marriott Hotel 30 30 38.72 1,161.60
Novotel Hotel 30 30 32.27 968.10
DAY 2

09:30 Departure from the Hotel

10:00 12:30 Kremlin Territory & Armory

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• DESCRIPTION: The Moscow Kremlin is the chief architectural ensemble of the city. Along the South wall of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moscow River, you will find the Grand Kremlin Palace. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called "City of God". The famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are there, too. Six buildings, including 3 three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them, the work of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century.The Armory building built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons nowadays houses a museum, in which an enormous collection of Russian national treasures, including the famous Fabergé eggs, carriages, cookware, jewelry, etc. is on display. The State Historical Museum is located outside the walls. Entry fee includes the visit to the Kremlin Territory and 3 cathedrals. Additional fee is for the Armory visit.
• COMMENTS: It is possible to have an exclusive entrance to Kremlin territory and The Armory Chamber with a concert of spiritual music (10-15 minutes) at the parade hall of the Armory. Please, note, that concert is subject to availability.
• CANCELLATION POLICY: 5 working days prior to the visit.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Kremlin Territory with visit of 1-2 Cathedrals 30 30 13.98 419.40
The Armory 30 30 21.51 645.30
Extra guide (one group is up to 25 pax) 30 1 86.05 86.05

13:00 14:30 Lunch at Russian restaurant "Godunov" with National performance

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• LOCATION: Godunov restaurant is located in the very heart of Moscow – in Teatralnaya Square, in front of the Bolshoi Theater, and just next to Red Square and Metropol Hotel. Such hotels as Ritz-Carlton, Le Meridien National, Ararat Park Hyatt, Savoy and Baltschug Kempinski are located in a short walking distance from here. The halls of the restaurant are the former refectory chambers of the XVII century. The building used to be a part of Zaikonospasskiy monastery that was constructed in the times of Boris Godunov (hence the name of the restaurant!). It is incredibly popular among the lovers of true Russian cuisine. Traditional Russian style here is reflected not only in the food, but also in the restaurant’s interior: oak tables and heavy chairs with high carved backs, walls with ornaments and frescoes with view to old Moscow, wall lamps in a shape of candlesticks with burning candles etc. The guests are welcomed by waiters dressed in traditional Russian clothes.
• TYPE OF CUISINE: Russian. The menu of the restaurant offers an extensive choice of dishes prepared according to old Russian recipes. It includes the famous Guriev porridge, various meat and fish delicacies, appetizers, vodka liqueurs, mushrooms, and so forth.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Daily in the evening (starting at 21:00), Godunov is offering complimentary Russian folkloric (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun) and Gypsy (Mon, Thu, Sat) entertainment programs. There are four halls available in the restaurant: Red Hall (60 seats), Yellow Hall (60 seats), Green Hall (24 seats) and a small VIP room (8 seats). Privacy of the room for a group can be guaranteed depending on the number of pax and menu budget (to be reconfirmed upon reservation). All the major credit cards accepted. Dress-code: smart casual. Russian folk group and Gypsy shows are provided.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch 30 30 21.51 645.30
Russian national performance (dancing or music) 30 1 430.23 430.23

13:00 14:30 Lunch at Russian restaurant "Old Tower"

• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The Old Tower is situated in the historical center of Moscow at the foot of the Kremlin in one of the ancient towers of the Kitay-Gorod Wall, representing a perfect sample of architecture of those ancient times. It is hard to believe now, that this building once served as a fortification-nowadays it is perceived as a purely tourist attraction. Yet, once you are in The Old Tower you may look at the history from another point and see the old Moscow, which was so unlike to nowadays mega city. The interior of The Old Tower combines features of ethnic Russian style and a fortress-castle, though unlike most of fortresses, it is bright and spacious. The finishing on the floor and the walls, solid furniture of black wood, windows with oak shutters and bolts, ornamental upholstery of chairs, linen serviettes, lanterns in the shape of torches, pictures depicting old Russian history-make the place really cozy. Corrections for modernity are in compliance with general coloration; for instance, the restroom with sinks of sheet copper and the elevator are decorated as aged metal-such gimmicks would have been nuts to any of Muscovia Knyaz, who used to be engaged all their life time in military campaigns and state activities.
•TYPE OF COUSINE & CAPACITY: This restaurant is a favorite dining place of foreign tourists, and offers authentic Russian cuisine and unparalleled dining experience. The Old Tower restaurant is a favorite destination for many of foreign tourists where we are glad to offer you a splendid variety of traditional Russian dishes. Every dish is served piping hot. Here you will find a great choice of handmade dumplings (pelmeni) of different kinds and stuffings, pancakes, homemade cutlets, a variety of borsch, dishes of game and much more.
• SPECIAL NOTES: The restaurant is open daily from 12:00 till 24:00. Payment can be done in cash or by plastic card (MasterCard/Visa).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch 30 30 59.16 1,774.80

* For the evening - Old Circus in Tsvetnoy Boulevard

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• DESCRIPTION: The Yuri Nikulin's Circus (also known as "Old Circus"), was named after the most famous Russian clown/actor and a former longtime director of the circus. Today the circus returns to its traditional roots and features more and more of the clown acts that became so popular during the 17th and 18th centuries in Russia. The circus also features an excellent range of breathtaking acrobatic and gymnastic acts, and performances with bears, lions, horses, monkeys and dogs. The program varies from season to season with new acts constantly appearing. Evening performances start at 18:00 during weekend and at 19:00 on weekdays. The ticket price depends on the performance and can be confirmed 2 months prior the performance day. For the groups, a backstage tour to the Circus can be organized upon request (subject to availability). Advanced booking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% PENALTY CHARGE - THE TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
• RP RECCOMMENDATIONS: Recommended for families, groups.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Usually it is closed since the middle of the January till the middle of February!
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Ticket price 30 30 64.53 1,935.90
Transport - Coach (4 hours) 30 1 300.00 300.00
English-speaking guide (4 hours) 30 1 150.00 150.00

15:00 Arrival Back to Hotel

Coach (6 hours)

• DESCRIPTION: Please note, due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation shall be ordered 1 hour prior to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior dispatching of the coaches. Transportation according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend having an assistant - because drivers in Russia generally do not speak English - and the guide/assistant will provide help during the journey and give explanations. Surcharge after midnight is per hour according to specification below. All extra hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journal. For assistance of guide / hostess during evening an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides might be charged.
• TYPE OF VEHICLE & CAPACITY: Mercedes Benz O-350, Mercedes Benz O-404, Neoplan Starliner, Neoplan citiliner. Max capacity 45 persons.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note that drinking and eating is not allowed in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things, advising correct buses and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles shown in the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily those provided during the actual tour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English-speaking guide 30 1 225.00 225.00
Transport - Coach 30 1 400.00 400.00
Guide additional hours 30 1 37.00 37.00
Coach addititonal hours 30 1 43.02 43.02
DAY 3

09:15 Departure from the Hotel

10:00 11:30 Tretyakov Gallery (historical)

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• DESCRIPTIONS: The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow – Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Closed Mon.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee per person 30 30 9.68 290.40
Extra guide (one group is up to 20 pax) 30 1 86.05 86.05
Photo permission 30 30 6.45 193.50

12:00 12:30 Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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• DESCRIPTION: The main Cathedral of Russia - Christ the Saviour Cathedral barbarously destroyed on December 5, 1931, has been rebuilt in 1994-2000 with joint work of architects, builders, as well as artists and sculptors, who reconstructed artistic beauty of the Cathedral. Construction was sponsored by Moscow Government and citizens. Located in very heart of Moscow the Cathedral is a perceptible memorial to the battle of the Russian people against the Napoleonic hordes. The names of the renowned heroes, whom God chose as instruments to save His people are engraved on marble boards in the main gallery of the Cathedral.
• SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS: The exhibitions available in the building of cathedral, like: "Sacred Etny Russia", the exhibition of icons,who was named "The color of eternal", "Orthodox in Poland", also exhibition with monuments from send.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: Strongly advised to visit this amazing place.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Opening hours 10.00 -18.00 Sunday 10.00 -17.00, Monday 13.00 - 18:00. The entrance is free of charge (not possible during the service). It is not allowed to have a guided tour inside of the Cathedral during a visit, therefore the guide will tell guests the history of the Cathedral from outside. It is strictly prohibited to enter the Cathedral in sport clothes, such as shorts , tank top etc; for women: shirts with uncovered shoulders, short trousers, skirts etc.

13:00 14:30 Lunch at "Glavpivtorg" (KGB Restaurant)

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• LOCATION: The GlavPivTorg Restaurant is housed in the building of the former Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the first floor where the historical pact of Molotov-Ribbentrop was signed. And just across the road there is the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Lubyanka (the former KGB building).
• DESCRIPTION & CUISINE: The restaurant reveals the atmosphere of 1960–1980s and boasts the interior where the ordinary Soviet superior worked. There are high “ministry” ceilings, red-and-green carpets, heavy vinous curtains decorating huge windows, desks under green abat-jours and diplomas hanging on the walls. Like a Soviet ministry, the restaurant consists of the “Secretariate”, the Conference hall, the Cabinet of GlavPivTorg superior, and the Library. Russian Cuisine with Soviet Epoch touch, Napoleon Cake is a must to try!
• CAPACITY: 230 seats in 4 halls. Live music. Music of Soviet time. Cuisine: Russian and European. The restaurant's specialty is “table” or “amber” beer produced in restaurant's own brewery.
• NOTES: 1) Lunch: In weekdays (Mon - Friday, from 12:00 to 16:00 only): max. group size 150 persons. In weekends (from 12:00 to 17:00 only): max. group size 180 pax. 2) Dinner (daily): max. 180 pax (minimum F&B check policy).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch 1 (more than 10 people) 30 30 21.51 645.30

13:00 14:30 Lunch at very famous "Cafe Pushkin" restaurant

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• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: A high-class restaurant in the city center, Café Pushkin is located in the center of Moscow, in Tverskoy boulevard. It is housed in a marvelous two-story mansion, which in the XVIII century belonged to one of the favorites of Catherine the Great, Ivan Rimskiy-Korsakov. The restaurant is famous for its aristocrat atmosphere and unique cuisine, including old Russian recipes and French culinary chef d’oeuvres.
• TYPE OF CUISINE & CAPACITY: The restaurant has totally 5 halls and rooms: • Apteka (Pharmacy) Hall is the biggest and the most popular hall of the restaurant. In the XIX century it used to be a pharmacy of one German aristocrat. The maximum group size accepted for lunch/dinner in this hall is 80 persons. • - Pogrebok (Wine Cellar) Hall on 1 floor and has a capacity of 40 pax. It is a banqueting room with a minimum F&B charge for a use, but can be provided if the group is too big to be accommodated in Apteka. • Behind the door in Apteka there is also Fireplace Hall with 30 persons capacity. • Biblioteka (Library) and Entresol halls are situated on the upper 1st floor and considered to be the most exclusive and valuable part of the mansion due to the restaurant’s library located here, which includes more than 7000 rare and essential books dated by XIII – XIX centuries, including Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin” published in the days of the legendary poet. Both rooms can be provided only for small groups (not private) with upgraded menu (upon request). The group will be spread out on the floor and not necessarily be together. The capacity is 60 pax. • The mezzanine that is situated above the library fits 60 pax.
• SPECIAL NOTES: The Apteka hall is open 24/7. Biblioteka hall - from 12:00 until 00:00. Dress-code: smart casual. No sport clothes & shoes. Please, note: the restaurant does not accept FIT a la carte reservations for more than 8 pax (considered as a group, prepayment required) and after 20:00.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch 1 30 30 70.00 2,100.00
Lunch 2 30 30 70.00 2,100.00

15:00 Arrival Back to Hotel

- Shopping in Moscow

• DESCRIPTION: Moscow today in known as one of the world fashion capitals, along with New York, Paris or London with a lot of events and presentations happening throughout the year. All the top world brands have been constantly opening their stores in Russian capital. Start a shopping day in Stoleshnikov Pereulok, in a very exclusive and deluxe area, and walk up to Petrovka street. Turn to the right to find TsUM - one of the oldest and most famous trade centres both in Russia and Europe. The alternative route would be to visit GUM or Underground Shopping Centre ("Okhotny Ryad") also located nearby (near Kremlin). For souvenirs shopping, visit famous Old Arbat street with many street vendors and souvenirs stores.
• SPECIAL NOTES: The majority of the shops accept credit cards (Visa & Mastercard), but it is recommended to carry cash as well. All the shops are open daily from Monday to Sunday. Due to language difficulties, it is recommended to do shopping in smaller groups and to have a guide/translator for assistance in order to search for various goods.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (4 hours) 30 1 300.00 300.00
English-speaking guide (4 hours) 30 1 150.00 150.00

Coach (6 hours)

• DESCRIPTION: Please note, due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation shall be ordered 1 hour prior to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior dispatching of the coaches. Transportation according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend having an assistant - because drivers in Russia generally do not speak English - and the guide/assistant will provide help during the journey and give explanations. Surcharge after midnight is per hour according to specification below. All extra hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journal. For assistance of guide / hostess during evening an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides might be charged.
• TYPE OF VEHICLE & CAPACITY: Mercedes Benz O-350, Mercedes Benz O-404, Neoplan Starliner, Neoplan citiliner. Max capacity 45 persons.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note that drinking and eating is not allowed in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things, advising correct buses and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles shown in the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily those provided during the actual tour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English-speaking guide 30 1 225.00 225.00
Transport - Coach 30 1 400.00 400.00
Guide additional hours 30 1 37.00 37.00
Coach addititonal hours 30 1 43.02 43.02
DAY 4

09:00 Departure from the Hotel

10:00 12:00 Novodevichy Convent

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• DESCRIPTIONS: It is probably the best-known cloister of Moscow. Its name, sometimes translated as the New Maidens' Monastery, was devised to differ from an ancient maidens' convent within the Moscow Kremlin. Unlike other Moscow cloisters, it has remained virtually intact since the 17th century. In 2004, it was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For 400 years the Novodevichy Convent was the witness and the participant of important historical events, connected with the names of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Sofia and Peter I. The architectural ensemble of the convent was formed by the end of 17th century and till now remains one of the best in Russia. In the main, Smolensk Cathedral, there is a valuable wall fresco of 16th century and a magnificent carved iconostasis with icons of famous imperial masters of that time. Representatives of noble families and tsar relatives, the hero of the Patriotic war of 1812 D.V.Davydov, the writer I.I.Lazhechnikov, the historian S.M. Solovyev and others are buried on the convent territory.
• SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS: Exhibits throughout the convent display such treasures as: rare and ancient Russian paintings, both ecclesiastical and secular; woodwork and ceramics; fabrics and embroidery; and a large collection of illuminated and illustrated books decorated with gold, silver, and jewels.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Hours: Museum: Thursday – Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00. Convent: daily from 10:00 to 18:00; closed last Monday of every month. Try to catch a Russian Orthodox service in the cathedral. Women should cover their heads before entering.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee per person 30 30 9.68 290.40
Photo permission 30 30 6.45 193.50

12:00 13:00 Novodevichy Cemetery

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• DESCRIPTIONS: Novodevichy Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in Moscow. It lies next to the southern wall of the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, which is the city's third most popular tourist site. The cemetery was designed by Ivan Mashkov and inaugurated in 1898. Its importance dates from the 1930s, when the necropoleis of the medieval Muscovite monasteries (Simonov, Danilov, Donskoy) were scheduled for demolition. Only the Donskoy survived the Joseph Stalin era relatively intact. The remains of many famous Russians buried in other abbeys, such as Nikolai Gogol and Sergey Aksakov, were disintered and reburied at the Novodevichy. A 19th-century necropolis within the walls of the Novodevichy convent, which contained the graves of about 2000 Russian noblemen and university professors, also underwent reconstruction. The vast majority of graves were destroyed. It was at that time that the remains of Anton Chekhov were moved outside the monastery walls. His grave served as the kernel of the so-called "cherry orchard" - a section of the cemetery which contains the graves of Constantin Stanislavski and the leading actors of his company. Under Soviet rule, burial in the Novodevichy Cemetery was second in prestige only to burial in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. Among the Soviet leaders, only Nikita Khrushchev was buried at the Novodevichy rather than at the Red Square. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin Wall is no longer used for burials and the Novodevichy Cemetery is used for only the most symbolically significant burials. For example, in April 2007, within one week both the first President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin and world renowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich were buried there. Today, the cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. More than 27,000 are buried at Novodevichy. There is scant space for more burials. A new national cemetery is under construction in Mytishchi north of Moscow.
• SPECIAL NOTES: It`s recommended to combain with Novodevichy Convent excursion. It works daily 09.00-17.00

Lunch at Ukraine restaurant "Shinok"

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• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: "Shinok" is legendary restaurant with 15 years of history and traditions. It`s the only premium Ukrainian restaurant in Moscow. In the old days small taverns in Ukraine were called "shinoks". The modern Shinok Restaurant is situated in the famous restaurants’ row in Presnya Street, close to the White House and International Trading Center. "Shinok" is harmony of modern interior and most delicious cuisine. The interior is full of wood, windows. It looks luxury. The cozy atmosphere of 18th century building is complemented with pleasant background music. There is a unique courtyard with pets made specially for restaurant «Shinok» that gives guests the opportunity to see evening glow and sunrises and animal life at natural environment .
•TYPE OF CUISINE & CAPACITY: "Shinok" offers classical Slavic cuisine in modern interpretation.
The menu features traditional Ukrainian and Russian dishes such as borsch, pirozhki and vareniki (big Ukrainian exquisite ravioli with different fillings - curds, cherries and raspberry sauce, etc), Beef - Stroganoff. The wine carte offers the wide range of wines. There are two halls in the restaurant: the main one (up to 170 pax) and VIP room (up to 30 pax).
• SPECIAL NOTES: Shinok was founded more than 15 years ago and it`s very famous either among popular Russian people or among foreigners.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch 1 (10-140 pax) 30 30 34.85 1,045.50

16:30 Arrival Back to Hotel

Coach (8 hours)

• DESCRIPTION: Please note, due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation shall be ordered 1 hour prior to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior dispatching of the coaches. Transportation according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend having an assistant - because drivers in Russia generally do not speak English - and the guide/assistant will provide help during the journey and give explanations. Surcharge after midnight is per hour according to specification below. All extra hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journal. For assistance of guide / hostess during evening an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides might be charged.
• TYPE OF VEHICLE & CAPACITY: Mercedes Benz O-350, Mercedes Benz O-404, Neoplan Starliner, Neoplan citiliner. Max capacity 45 persons.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note that drinking and eating is not allowed in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things, advising correct buses and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles shown in the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily those provided during the actual tour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English-speaking guide 30 1 300.00 300.00
Transport - Coach 30 1 500.00 500.00
Meals Guide & Driver 30 1 40.00 40.00
Guide additional hours 30 1 37.00 37.00
Coach addititonal hours 30 1 43.02 43.02
DAY 5

Check-out of the hotel

• Please remember to instruct the reception about wake-up calls. Make sure that you take your passports and immigration forms from the hotel reception. Ensure correct and coordinated breakfast, luggage pull and bell service. Also provide time for individual payment at the reception for extra room charge. A questionnaire will be given which we kindly ask you to fill in during transfer and hand over to our representative at the airport prior to departure.

Transfer by coach Hotel-Airport

• DESCRIPTION: Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation shall be ordered 1 hour prior to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior dispatching of the coaches. Transportation according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend having an assistant - because drivers in Russia generally do not speak English - and the guide/assistant will provide help during the journey and give explanations. Surcharge after midnight is per hour according to specification below. All extra hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journal. For assistance of guide / hostess during evening an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides might be charged.
• TYPE OF VEHICLE & CAPACITY: Mercedes Benz O-350, Mercedes Benz O-404, Neoplan Starliner, Neoplan citiliner. Max capacity 45 persons.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note that drinking and eating is not allowed in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things, advising correct buses and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles shown in the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily those provided during the actual tour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English-speaking guide 30 1 150.00 150.00
Transport - Coach 30 1 300.00 300.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 404.30 12,129.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 171.44 5,143.20
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 119.74 3,592.33
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 695.48 20,864.53
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