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Moscow itinerary for 3 full days private guided tour with the best guides

Sapsan – the fastest train in Russia
The journey from St. Petersburg
to Moscow takes about 4 hours

Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, is the great cultural center of Russia. The city was founded in the 12th century. Today Moscow is one of most beautiful capitals of the world and it is not surprising that many people want to visit it.

If you have three days we can offer three days tour of Moscow and its suburbs. The classical tour will include visits to the Kremlin grounds, the Diamond Fund, the Armoury, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Bolshoi Theater, the State University, the Arbat Street, the Moscow Metro, Kolomenskoye Estate, Novodevichiy Convent, etc. plus to that tours to Sergiev Posad (the Trinity Monastery), the Tretyakov Art Gallery, the Space Museum, etc. Please have a look at the options below.

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MOSCOW ITINERARY 3 full day trip



On the arrival day meet your guide at the airport or at the railway station.
Transfer to the hotel.

DAY 1

10.00 – 13.30Panoramic City Tour + Cathedral of Christ the Saviour + St Basil Cathedral
13.30 - 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30Tour to Kolomenskoye estate including the visit to the palace of Tsar Alexey Michailovich
18.00Back to the hotel

DAY 2

9.30Meet your guide at hotel reception
10.00 - 14.00Tour of the Kremlin grounds + cathedrals + the Armoury + the Diamond Fund
14.30 - 15.30Lunch break
15.30 – 17.30Moscow metro tour + Arbat Street
18.00Back to your hotel

DAY 3

8.30 – 17.30Full day trip to Sergiev Posad (70 kilometers from Moscow). Get acquainted with Russia’s religion and visit the Trinity monastery of St. Sergius
17.30Back to the hotel
Note! If you are not interested in the history of Russian Orthodox religion or wish to stay longer in the center of Moscow rather than leave it for a full day trip we can offer different activities for Day 3, such as the tour to the Space museum, the tour to the War museum on Poklonnay Hill, Novodevichy Convent, Tretyakov Art Gallery, the Tour of Soviet Moscow or the Tour of Jewish Moscow.
Note! It is possible to add a river cruise, a circus show or a ballet (the tickets for the ballet can be quite costly, though)

Departure day
Transfer to the airport or to the railway station.

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More information on Sightseeing

The sightseeing tour of Moscow acquaints you with the past and present of the Russia’s capital.

During the sightseeing tour of Moscow you will see the most famous and interesting places such as:

  • Red Square with the Cathedral of St. Basil, the Mausoleum of Lenin, the building of the Historical Museum, the Department Store GUM, etc.
  • The embankments of the Moscow River with the views of the Kremlin and the Russian White House (the House of the Government).
  • The Cathedral of Christ the Savior which was built in the 19th century, demolished by Stalin and rebuilt in the late 20th century.
  • New Maiden Monastery of the 16th century, built as a fortress, which also functioned as a convent for women of noble birth.
  • The Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) - Get a panoramic view of the city, of Moscow State University and the Red stars of the towers of Kremlin.
  • The Bolshoy Theatre.
  • The Triumphal Arch dedicated to Russia’s victory in the War against Napoleon.
  • Poklonnaya Hill Memorial dedicated to the Victory and the heroes of World War II.

Also during the tour you will see the historical parts of Moscow such as: 'Kitay – Gorod', 'Beliy gorod', and 'Lubyanka' with the building of the headquarters of the KGB;
You will drive along the wide avenues lined with majestic buildings of different architectural styles.

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More information on Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin is a fortification structure in the very center of the capital. It is the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation. The size of the Kremlin is 275,000 square meters. It is a complex of 5 palaces and 4 cathedrals.

Moscow Kremlin is in the heart of the capital and is of great historical and cultural value. It is the symbol of all Russia. One can find everything on the territory of Kremlin - ancient palaces of the Russian Tsars, museums with the treasures of the Russian monarchy, legendary churches, and the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

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More information on Kremlin State Armoury

The Kremlin State Armoury is one of the oldest museums and the first museum opened to the public. The museum has a collection of precious items which belonged to the Tsars. This treasure house presents ancient Russian regalia, ceremonial dresses of the Tsars, royal carriages and horse harnesses. The museum contains more than ten thousand exhibits dating from the 12th to the 20th century.

The collection of the Armoury is overwhelming. It contains such exhibits as the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy, the helm and armour of Boris Godunov, collection of over fifty Faberge eggs, golden and silver works of applied art by Russian, European and Oriental masters.

More information on the Diamond Fund of Kremlin

The Daimond Fund contains the most valuable gems of Russia - a collection of masterpieces of jewelry of the 18th-20th centuries, rare precious stones, gold and platinum nuggets of great artistic, historic and scientific importance. It is one of the few treasuries in the world that houses unique crown jewels. The exhibition features such treasures as diamond encrusted Coronation Crown of Catherine the Great; the world-famous 190-carat Orlov Diamond is among other stunning examples.

Going there is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you have to try - there aren't many other places on Earth, if any, where you can see things like this. It’s not just impressive, after going inside you will never see jewelry the same way, the museum is astonishing, the hundred kg of diamonds and gold all over crowns and thrones.

More information on the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.

The cathedral is dedicated to Russia's victory in the war against Napoleon. It was built between 1839-1883. It can accommodate up to 10,000 people, and it has a stunning interior with paintings and ornaments of semiprecious stones (Labrador, porphyry, and Italian marble).

More information on Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro (total length of the routes approx. 293 km) consists of 12 lines with 177 stations. It is second largest after the Tokyo Metro. Seven million passengers use it daily. The Moscow Metro is very famous for its unique decor similar to the real underground palaces with marble walls, granite and bronze sculpture, mosaics and crystal chandeliers.

More information on the St. Basil’s Cathedral

The Cathedral was ordered by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the capture of the city of Kazan from Mongol forces. It was completed in 1560. Nothing is known about the builders, Barma and Postnik Yakovlev, except their names and the dubious legend that Ivan had them blinded so that they could not create anything to compare. In the 17th century a bell tower was added, the gallery and staircases were covered with vaulted roofing, and the helmeted domes were replaced with decorated ones.

The Cathedral is a museum now.

More information on Kolomenskoye Estate

Kolomenskoye estate is one of the most picturesque and popular places in Moscow. It is located on the bank of the Moscow River, 10 km southeast of the Kremlin and surrounded by over 350 hectares of ancient woodland, which is now a preserve zone, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since the 14th century Kolomenskoye has been the summer residence of Great Moscow Princes, and then Russian tsars. Tsar Peter the Great spent his childhood in Kolomenskoye. There one can see the stunning Wooden Palace of his father - Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. You will have a unique chance to see the way of life of the Russian tsars.

More information on Arbat Street

The Arbat Street is located in the very center of Moscow and is one of the most famous streets of the capital. It is one of the symbols of Moscow as well as the Kremlin and Red Square. Paved, planted with trees, illuminated with old-style street-lamps, this pedestrian street lined with trendy cafés and souvenir shops is a delight for everybody.

Here one can see numerous artists, singers, street vendors, and folk dancers. There are also several historical sites along the street, the most popular of which is the statue in memory of Alexander Pushkin and his wife, Natalya.

More information on Space Museum

The Space Museum is unquestionably one of the most interesting museums in Moscow. It has opened its doors after a full reconstruction in 2009 and is now an interesting underground space with an exhibition dedicated to the launch of Sputnik and the flight of a man into space.

The exposition begins with a demonstration of the first artificial earth satellites and the story of how people have started to conquer the outer space. It reveals the story of aeronautics, aviation, and rocket and space technology.

You will be able to go to the layout of the base unit of orbital station "Mir" and other orbital stations and learn how life was organized for astronauts who lived and worked on the station for months.

The museum has models of satellites, original space suits (including Gagarin's), the interior of the Mir space station, the landing apparatus and much more.

More information on Novodevichy Convent

Explore the fairytale architecture of the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent which is one of the greatest Moscow attractions, second only to the Kremlin. Admire dazzling golden onion domes, spectacular bell towers, and more.

Situated on the banks of the Moscow River, the Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful buildings in Moscow and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Novodevichy, or New Maidens Convent in English, was founded by Tsar Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians in 1514.

Highlights include the main cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk with unique 16th century frescoes, splendid 72-meter bell-tower, and the Assumption church with refectory, the metropolitan's palace, chambers of princesses and the cemetry.

Novodevichy is also famous for the cemetery that lies beyond its south wall. Here lie many famous writers, artists, scientists, and politicians, including Gogol, Checkov, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Stanislavsky, Shostakovich, Eisenstein, and Nikita Khrushchev, the only Soviet leader not buried behind Lenin's Mausoleum.

More information on Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is a small provincial Russian town located in the suburbs of Moscow, just 70 kilometers away from the capital. The city of Sergiev Posad is one of the Golden Ring cities of Russia with a population of about 100 000 people. The town grew up in the 14th century around one of the greatest Russian monasteries - the Holy Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius.

For centuries, Russian tsars and commoners trekked here in pilgrimage, traveling in gilded carriages or on foot for days or weeks.

History

The Holy Trinity Monastery is a wonderful example of a working orthodox monastery, the home of Russia’s Patriarch. It also hosts Ecclesiastical Academy and Seminary. Sergius of Radonezh founded the monastery in 1345, and it gained a reputation as the source of Russian military and spiritual strength after his blessing was believed to have inspired victory in one of Russian's most crucial battles, against the Tatar Mongols at Kulikovo Pole in 1380. Sergius was canonized after his death, and his remains lie in the monastery's Cathedral of the Trinity. This cathedral boasts several works by Andrey Rublev, Russia's most famous icon painter. Many pilgrims come to Sergiev Posad just to see his iconostasis, Old Testament Trinity. The main church of the monastery is the Cathedral of the Assumption. Its four blue onion domes around a larger gold one may look familiar -- they were inspired by the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin.

On the way to Sergiev Posad you will enjoy the charming Russian countryside with birch forests, hills, and country houses.