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PDT has a number of unique tour offerings! Our guides could introduce to our visitors the Great Kremlin Palace, the Historic Museum of the FSB (KGB) Border Guards, Zvezdny Gorodok (Russia's centre for the space research and cosmonaut training), Stalin's bunker and many more!
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December 2017,    January 2018
Thursday, 14
MOSCOW SCHOOL
11:00 AM
A visit to a MOSCOW SCHOOL. You will be led by one of the teachers, meet some of the students, visit classes and have a chance to talk about education, and school problems with members of the staff.
Price $22
PASHKOV HOUSE
2:00 PM
The PASHKOV HOUSE is the famous Neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking MOSCOW KREMLIN. It was erected in 1784-1786 by a Muscovite nobleman, Pyotr Pashkov and became a landmark of Moscow, one of the most beautiful buildings of Moscow, now reopen for public visits as a part of Lenin’s library
Price $22+adm
Friday, 15
JEWISH MOSCOW
10:00 AM
JEWISH MOSCOW. Explore the life of the Moscow Jewish Community during Soviet times and the present. You will visit two synagogues and places associated with prominent Jewish intellectuals, such as the poet Mandelstam, the actor Michoels and the architect Joffan
Price $35
ARMORY MUSEUM
2:15 PM
The ARMORY MUSEUM. The Armory collection of gold, silver and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is reason enough in itself to visit Moscow. Please register for this tour at least two days in advance
Price $80
Saturday, 16
TSARITSYNO
10:45 AM
Walk in TSARITSYNO. Walk in the wonderful park at Tsaritsyno and see the never completed palace of Catherine the Great . Free coffee at Starlite Diner
Price $26+ adm
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM
11:00 AM
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM. This unique collection traces the rise of the Russian space program from 1957 to the present time, including manned and automatic spacecrafts, space suits and other related items.
Price $22+ adm
Sunday, 17
PEREDELKINO
11:00 AM
Trip to PEREDELKINO, the famous writers’ colony. Boris Pasternak lived and died here. He wrote “Dr. Zhivago” at a desk overlooking the garden, and is buried in the little graveyard nearby. Alexander Solzhenitsyn stayed in Peredelkino at the dacha of Kornei Tchukovsky. The Bulat Okudzhava Memorial Museum is open at his dacha near Peredelkino. The study is still mostly as Okudzhava left it.
Price $43+ adm
RUSSIAN-SOVIET ART OF THE XX CENTURY
11:00 AM
Visit the New Tretiakov Gallery, where the new exhibits of Russian and Soviet Art of the XXth century are displayed. See works by Avant Garde artists, and see the history of RussianAvant Garde starting from the beginning of the century. Follow the development of the Socialist Realism in Art and feel the development of different styles in Art from before the Revolution of 1917 through communist times.
Price $22+ adm
Monday, 18
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
10:00 AM
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY is a charming place, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. The sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history.
Price $22+adm
Tuesday, 19
BOLSHOI
11:00 AM
Visit the BOLSHOI theatre, the heart of Russian Arts of music and ballet, constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, and see the Lower and the Upper Foyer, Round and Beethoven’s Hall, and much more.
Price $22+adm
ICONS & ORTHODOX CHURCHES
3:00 PM
ICONS & ORTHODOX CHURCHES. The tour will demonstrate the principles of religious, artistic and political aspects of Russian iconography.
Price $22+adm
Wednesday, 20
KREMLIN CATHEDRALS
10:00 AM
KREMLIN CATHEDRALS. A further exploration deeper within the Kremlin, in which you will see records of the personal lives of the Czars, their marriages, homes, and funerals. The three cathedrals, the Assumption, the Annunciation and the church of the Archangel Michael demonstrate differing restoration techniques.
Price $35
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD
3:00 PM
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD walk. The very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia. The neighborhood was a fortress behind a fence (“kitai” meaning “fence”, not, as often misinterpreted, “China”). You will see churches dating back to the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries along the narrow streets.
Price $23+adm
Thursday, 21
MOSCOW METRO
9:45 AM
The MOSCOW METRO was begun in the thirties and its various stations show completely different styles and periods. Each station has its own character. Carrying in excess of eight million people every day, more than New York and London put together, this system is one of the marvels of inner city transport. Free coffee at StarliteDiner
Price $22
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
2:00 PM
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY. You will have a chance to see the facilities and the museum of this architectural masterpiece, Russia’s leading educational institution.
Price $23
Friday, 22
TRETIAKOV GALLERY
10:00 AM
The TRETIAKOV GALLERY contains Moscow’s largest collection of Russian art with representative pieces from ancient times through various historical schools up to and including turn-of-the-century Avante Garde works. The newly restored building is worth a visit in itself.
Price $23+adm
ARBAT STREET
2:00 PM
Walk in a neighborhood dating back to old Moscow, celebrated in song and poetry. You will walk along ARBAT STREET, the most typical area of the old city, with tiny streets among well preserved and newly renovated buildings. A favorite neighborhood for artists and writers. Visit Arbat NB GALLERY, established in 1992 and representing both known and forgotten Russian art schools and individual artists from the 1920’s through the 1980’s.
Price $23
Saturday, 23
SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM
Day trip to SERGIEV POSAD. Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the Patriarch. It holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $43+adm
STALIN’S MOSCOW
12:00 noon
A tour of the STALIN’S MOSCOW. You will see the evidence of his personality in cultural and architectural styles, and in the museum in The House on the Embankment, which was a residence of many former high officials under Stalin, most of whom were eventually arrested by him.
Price $26+adm
Sunday, 24
VLADIMIR and SUZDAL
8:00 AM
CHRISTMAS day trip to VLADIMIR and SUZDAL. Vladimir was the capital of Russia in the twelfth century before the Mongol invasion; Moscow is its successor. The Assumption Cathedral and Golden Gate are examples of white stone, pre-Mongolian architecture. Suzdal has kept its seventeenth century character, and has lovely churches, an old Kremlin and a museum of wooden architecture.
Price $85
SIMONOV MONASTERY
11:00 AM
Visit SIMONOV MONASTERY, a half-ruined gem of XVI-XVII century architecture. This former center of religion and the arts is in the process of renovation after decades of neglect. In the Church of the Nativity see graves of Russian heroes of the 1380 battle of Kulikovo field, the first time the Tartars were defeated.
Price $22+adm
YAROSLAVL AND KOSTROMA
8:00 AM
December 24-25. CHRISTMAS IN YAROSLAVL AND KOSTROMA. We will drive through Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky and Rostov Veliky and there will be wonderful photographic opportunities. Yaroslavl is an old city on the Volga and Kotorosl rivers which used to be a mercantile center. The successful merchants tried to out-do each other in their contributions to the city’s architecture, encouraged by the city’s architectural school. We will visit the Tolg convent, first established in the fourteenth century, with the distinction of being the first one re-opened under Perestroika. Kostroma is a charming city with exquisite examples of provincial architecture and the Ipaty Monastery, the cradle of the Romanov dynasty.
Price $
Monday, 25
SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM
CHRISTMAS day trip to SERGIEV POSAD. Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the PatriarchIt holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $43+adm
BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
9:45 AM
BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY. This is a great opportunity to taste these famous Russian chocolates! You will have an opportunity to visit this famous chocolate factory. On the tour you will see the production process for chocolate and caramel. You will also be able to trace the history of this company through the years with a visit to the factory museum. You will get a nice chocolate gift at the end of the tour!
Price $23+adm
Tuesday, 26
GREAT KREMLIN PALACE
10:00 AM
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Kremlin Palace and the five large halls used for state receptions. The Palace is not a public museum but is now the official residence of the President of Russia. It was also formerly the only residence of the Romanov family in Moscow. The interior has been preserved as it was in the times of the Czars.
Price $12+adm
OKHOTNY RYAD and KUZNETSKY MOST
3:00 PM
Walk along OKHOTNY RYAD and KUZNETSKY MOST. You will explore one of Moscow’s oldest neighborhoods, with architectural highlights, such as the Bolshoi Theater and the Metropol Hotel. Okhotny Ryad has been a mercantile center through the years, and is filled with interesting nineteenth century buildings.
Price $22
Wednesday, 27
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR
3:00 PM
Visit to the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. The magnificent five-golden-domed Cathedral is the largest church in Russia, the second of its kind. The first, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1812, was destroyed in 1931. It was officially reopened for the millennium and consecrated as a “glorious symbol” of Russia and Russian Orthodox Christianity.
Price $22+adm
Thursday, 28
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
10:00 AM
The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price $22+adm
Friday, 29
ARMORY MUSEUM.
9:45 AM
The ARMORY MUSEUM. The Armory collection of gold, silver and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is reason enough in itself to visit Moscow. Please register for this tour at least two days in advance
Price $80
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY
3:00 PM
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY . This old merchantile and artistic neighborhood has many examples of Classic and Art Nouveau architecture. Visit the “High Monastery” of St.Peter, with its many links with Peter the Great. We also enjoy the cosiness of the Hermitage Garden, which includes the site where Stanislavsky founded the MKhAT theater just one hundred years ago.
Price $23+adm
Saturday, 30
ABRAMTSEVO
10:00 AM
Day trip to ABRAMTSEVO. Abramtsevo with a lovely park and river was the country estate of the devout Slavophile writer Sergei Aksakov and later in the century was bought by art patron Savva Mamontov. Russian Art Nouveau originated here. There are a peaceful Church of Spas not Made by Human Hand with interior icons and other asymmetrical decorations and Teremok Baths with their traditional, but unorthodox white folk carvings.
Price $43+adm
PATRIARSHY POND NEIGHBORHOOD
3:00 PM
PATRIARSHY POND NEIGHBORHOOD. A walk in the neighborhood where many Russian artists, poets and musicians have lived. Feel its atmoshpere, and see its remarkable architecture. Free coffee at Starlite Diner.
Price $23
Sunday, 31
KOLOMENSKOYE
10:45 AM
Trip to KOLOMENSKOYE, a unique oasis in the center of Moscow, and the summer residence of the Czars since the time of Ivan the Terrible. Its church, built in 1530, was once called the Eighth Wonder of the World, and the oak trees are at least as old as everything else in the park. You will see the house of Peter the Great and will visit the folk art museum and the museum of wooden architecture with its samples of houses from northern Russia. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $26+adm
Monday, 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR IN MOSCOW
5:00 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR IN MOSCOW 2018! From a bus in night you will see more in three hours than you could ever cover on foot. You will drive through the downtown area, and along the main street, Tverskaya. You will get a panorama of the Kremlin and, from an observation platform, have a view over New Year Moscow!
Price $
Tuesday, 2
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD
1:00 PM
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD walk. The very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia. The neighborhood was a fortress behind a fence (“kitai” meaning “fence”, not, as often misinterpreted, “China”). You will see churches dating back to the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries along the narrow streets.
Price $
Wednesday, 3
ARKHANGELSKOYE
10:00 AM
Have a day trip to ARKHANGELSKOYE. Visit the XVII – XIX century estates, connected with the names of Russian famous poets and writers of the XIXth century. You will have a chance to visit Arkhangelskoye Estate (former Jusupov Estate), visited by Pushkin and Karamzin. You will have a chance to see the exhibit of china as well as a beautiful park.
Price $
Thursday, 4
TVER-TORZHOK
8:00 AM
Day trip to TVER-TORZHOK. You will visit Torzhok with its Boris and Gleb monastery, ruined Kremlin, and museum devoted to Aleksander Pushkin. And you will visit Tver on the Volga River, the true center of Russian classical architecture with its palace of Catherine the Great.
Price $
Friday, 5
BOROVSK
10:00 AM
Day trip to BOROVSK. This is a nice provincial town, which combines many architectural styles, modern, neo-classical and ancient. You will see the Old Believers’ Pafnuty Monastery and several wonderful churches.
Price $
Saturday, 6
SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM
Day trip to SERGIEV POSAD. Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the Patriarch. It holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $
Sunday, 7
DMITROV
10:00 AM
Day trip to the ancient town of DMITROV, founded by Yuri Dolgoruky, who also founded Moscow, holds a Kremlin and a fourteenth century monastery. On your way to it you will be able to see the Front Line Memorial, the point at which the Fascist army was stopped in its very close advance on Moscow in 1941. The Khimki channel nearby was built by Stalin in the thirties. You can meet a group of artists who carve religious figures and exceptional icons.
Price $
RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS IN DANILOV MONASTERY
11:00 AM
RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS IN DANILOV MONASTERY. A special Christmas program on Russia’s Christmas Day will be held at the Danilov Monastery, the main seat of the Russian Patriarch, where your guide will not only tell you about the monastery’s eventful history, but will use this opportunity to tell you all about the special traditions of the Russians’ Christmas.
Price $
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