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Saturday, 28
VLADIMIR and SUZDAL
8:00 AM
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 interesting wooden architecture.
Price $85
REVISITING “WAR AND PEACE”
11:00 AM
"REVISITING “WAR AND PEACE”. You will follow the footsteps of the novel’s characters, see the houses of Natasha Rostov, Pierre and Prince Andrei, and other places recalling the 1812 war with Napoleon and the Moscow of the1800’s.
Price $35
Sunday, 29
RYAZAN
8:00 AM
Day trip to RYAZAN, the first obstacle on Mongols’ way of conquering Russia, town first mentioned in the XIth century with great history and historical monuments including Ryazan Kremlin and to KONSTANTINOVO, Oka village, where famous Russian poet Serguei Essenin was born. You will have a chance to see the house (izba), where he spent his childhood and to enjoy the poetry of that wonderful poet and the beauty of Russian nature.
Price $85
IZMAILOVO ESTATE
12:00 noon
Walk in a wonderful park among the remains of the seventeenth century IZMAILOVO ESTATE. Its fortress is where Peter the Great trained his first regular troops.
Price $22
Monday, 30
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD
11:00 AM
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
Tuesday, 31
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM
10:45 AM
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM. This is a large collection of crafts from different areas. There are peasant and other costumes, toys, Zhostovo painted trays, Khokhloma and other wood articles, porcelain, including propaganda porcelain from the twenties and thirties
Price $23+adm
Wednesday, 1
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
11:00 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
BULVAR RING
3:00 PM
BULVAR RING. A walking tour of the “Green Necklace” of Moscow, site of the old city walls. Many artists, writers and politicians have lived along its park lined streets.
Price $23
Thursday, 2
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
Price $22
KREMLIN WALL WALK
3:00 PM
KREMLIN WALL WALK. These walls hold many secrets. The Kremlin was a fifteenth century fortress, has twenty towers and is a mile and a half around. You can see from the outside many things not visible from inside, including the Aleksandrov Garden and the Grotto.
Price $23
Friday, 3
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
VICTORY PARK
3:00 PM
VICTORY PARK contains memorials to two Patriotic Wars: in 1812 and 1941-5. The museum displays the Banner of Victory and dioramas showing the main battles in Moscow and Stalingrad, and the blockade of Leningrad. Exhibits show military techniques. A new chapel, Mosque and Synagogue have been built The trio expresses an ecumenical dedication to peace.
Price $23+adm
Saturday, 4
GORKY LENINSKY
11:00 AM
GORKY LENINSKY is the last place where Vladimir Lenin lived and died. The estate is very interesting as one of Shekhtel Art Nouveau designs, and now that most of the Lenin museums have been closed this remains the only one where you will meet this important man.
Price $43+adm
RED ARMY MUSEUM
11:00 AM
Visit to the RED ARMY MUSEUM. You will see exhibits showing the development of the Russian Army from the days of the Civil War through the years of the Great Patriotic War, and up to the present times. There are halls, illustrating the major battles in Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad, as well as many interesting examples of military equipment such as machine gunes and personnel carriers. You will also see the eagle from the Berlin Reichstag, the Victory Banner and other memorable items recalling those heroic times.
Price $23+adm
Sunday, 5
OLD BELIEVERS’ MOSCOW
9:00 AM
OLD BELIEVERS’ MOSCOW. We are the only guide company to whom the practicing believers give visiting permission. Observe the evidence of devout Russians since the twelfth century.
Price $35
KLIN
10:00 AM
Trip to KLIN, the country home of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky and the place where he composed his last works, including the Nutcracker Suite, and the sixth (Pathetique) Symphony.
Price $43+adm
Monday, 6
SPASO-ANDRONIKOV MONASTERY
11:00 AM
Visit the SPASO-ANDRONIKOV MONASTERY, and the oldest of Moscow’s surviving churches, Savior Cathedral. Its museum records it as one of the earliest centers of iconography, and it was the site of the icon school of Andrei Rublyov.
Price $22+adm
LEFORTOVO ESTATE
3:00 PM
Tour the eighteenth century LEFORTOVO ESTATE, a formerly German enclave. We will visit the church where the Romanovs liked to pray before they went hunting in Izmailovo, as well as Franz Lefort Palace and one of the Moscow palaces of Catherine the Great.
Price $22
Tuesday, 7
MOSCOW ANTIQUE SHOPS
10:45 AM
Tour of MOSCOW ANTIQUE SHOPS off Arbat. A stroll through small shops where you will have a great choice of antique bargains.
Price $35
Wednesday, 8
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 $22+adm
PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA
3:00 PM
Walk in the area of PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA streets around the KREMLIN MUSEUM. Walk these two famous streets of Moscow which were preserved even in communist times. The area is much like the St.Germain district in Paris. You will see several XIXth century churches, mansions and samples of Art Nouveau architecture.
Price $23
Thursday, 9
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
ZAMOSKVORECHYE AREA
2:00 PM
Walk in the ZAMOSKVORECHYE AREA around the Tretiakov Gallery. The Zamoskvorechye area, “behind the Moscow River”, contains some of the oldest churches, remarkable in part for their unique architecture, and in part because they survived Stalin’s efforts during the thirties to wipe out all religion.
Price $23+adm
Friday, 10
ICONS & ORTHODOX CHURCHES
10:00 AM
ICONS & ORTHODOX CHURCHES. The tour will demonstrate the principles of religious, artistic and political aspects of Russian iconography.
Price $22+adm
KOLOMENSKOYE
2:00 PM
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.
Price $26+adm
Saturday, 11
KOLOMNA
10:00 AM
Day trip to KOLOMNA, a provincial town not far from Moscow, containing architecture typical of the twelfth century, and an ancient Kremlin. There is an art gallery with works in semi-precious stones, and paintings on birch, as well as other crafts, which will be on sale.
Price $65
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR
1:00 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
Sunday, 12
ZVENIGOROD, ZAKHAROVO AND BOLSHYE VIAZYOMY
9:00 AM
An all-day trip to ZVENIGOROD, ZAKHAROVO AND BOLSHYE VIAZYOMY, provincial towns outside Moscow. Zvenigorod once competed with Moscow to be the Russian capital and contains fourteenth and fifteenth century masterpieces such as the Assumption Cathedral and Savva’s Monastery. Zakharovo was a childhood estate of Aleksander Pushkin, and Bolshye Viazyomy is now a museum dedicated to the Russian nobility.
Price $65
DONSKOI MONASTERY
1:00 PM
DONSKOI MONASTERY tour. The cathedral, with interesting frescoes, was built in honor of an icon of Our Lady of Don. See the grounds and cemetery, founded in 1591.
Price $22
Monday, 13
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 $23+adm
Tuesday, 14
MOSCOW METRO
9:45
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
Price $22
BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1:45 PM
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
Wednesday, 15
RUSSIAN-SOVIET ART OF THE XX CENTURY
11:00 AM
RUSSIAN-SOVIET ART OF THE XX CENTURY. 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
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, 16
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM
10:45 AM
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM. This is a large collection of crafts from different areas. There are peasant and other costumes, toys, Zhostovo painted trays, Khokhloma and other wood articles, porcelain, including propaganda porcelain from the twenties and thirties
Price $23+adm
TVERSKAYA
3:00 PM
A walk along Moscow’s main street, TVERSKAYA, will demonstrate how Moscow prepared for the city’s 850th anniversary. The long road from Moscow to St. Petersburg starts at the northern end of Tverskaya.
Price $23
Friday, 17
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
XIX th CENTURY RUSSIAN WRITERS
3:00 PM
XIX th CENTURY RUSSIAN WRITERS. Follow the history of the Russian literature of the middle of the XIX th century, and visit places associated with Gogol, Ostrovsky, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.
Price $23+adm
Saturday, 18
EASTER EVE IN BOROVSK
10:00
EASTER EVE IN 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 $65
POST-SOVIET RUSSIA
1:00 PM
POST-SOVIET RUSSIA. This tour leads you to the White House neighborhood, memorable for the fighting during the attempted coups of 1991 and 1993, when Russia underwent dramatic changes in its political system and saw the fall of he Soviet Regime. You will see places where former leaders, including Brezhnev, Andropov and Beria, lived.
Price $22
Sunday, 19
DMITROV
10:00 AM
EASTER 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 $65
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 Tatars were defeated.
Price $23+adm
Monday, 20
STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
11:00 AM
The STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM was first opened in 1883, and after extensive restoration was recently re-opened for the 850th Moscow anniversary. The interiors are done in a nineteenth century style, and of the 45 halls 13 are now re-opened to visitors. There are exhibits of archeology from prehistoric days up to the founding of the Russian State. The one called, “ Russia of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries” displays possessions of the Czars, and includes the death mask of Peter the Great.
Price $23+adm
Tuesday, 21
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
Wednesday, 22
ARMORY MUSEUM
10:00 AM
ARMORY MUSEUM. The small city in the center of Moscow, once the residence of Czars and Patriarchs, contains the Armory collection of gold, silver and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is reason enough in itself to visit Moscow.
Price $85
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 $23
Friday, 23
REVISITING “WAR AND PEACE”
10:00 AM
REVISITING “WAR AND PEACE”. You will follow the footsteps of the novel’s characters, see the houses of Natasha Rostov, Pierre and Prince Andrei, and other places recalling the 1812 war with Napoleon and the Moscow of the1800’s.
Price $35
GORKY HOUSE MUSEUM
3:00 PM
GORKY HOUSE MUSEUM. One of the best Art Nouveau houses in Moscow built at the turn of the century. Maxim Gorky lived there between 1931 and 1936 and it is now a literary museum dedicated to his work.
Price $22
Saturday, 24
CRAFT SHOPS
10:45 AM
A visit to CRAFT SHOPS off the busy city streets, where you will see crafts from all over Russia, including: porcelain, embroidery, wooden and straw items, toys and dolls; all of them created in traditional ways.
Price $35
RUSSIAN POETS
2:00 PM
RUSSIAN POETS of the twenties and thirties. Walk in the footsteps of Marina Tsvetaeyeva, Boris Pasternak and Osip Mandelshtam during their Moscow days, and learn more about the Soviet life of those decades.
Price $23+adm
Friday, 25
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
DONSKOI MONASTERY
2:00 PM
DONSKOI MONASTERY tour. The cathedral, with interesting frescoes, was built in honor of an icon of Our Lady of Don. See the grounds and cemetery, founded in 1591.
Price $22+adm
Sunday, 26
RYAZAN,
8:00 AM
Day trip to RYAZAN, the first obstacle on Mongols’ way of conquering Russia, town first mentioned in the XIth century with great history and historical monuments including Ryazan Kremlin and to KONSTANTINOVO, Oka village, where famous Russian poet Serguei Essenin was born. You will have a chance to see the house (izba), where he spent his childhood and to enjoy the poetry of that wonderful poet and the beauty of Russian nature.
Price $85
ARBAT STREET
10:00 AM
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
Monday, 27
BULGAKOV IN MOSCOW
11:00 AM
BULGAKOV IN MOSCOW. You will visit the places in the novel, “Master and Margarita”, and re-live the spirit of the twenties and thirties.
Price $23+adm
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
Tuesday, 28
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 (White) Foyer, Round and Beethoven’s Hall, and much more
Price $23+adm
LUBIANKA AND CHISTYE PRUDY
2:00 PM
Walk in the LUBIANKA AND CHISTYE PRUDY area around the KGB building, an old downtown section which provides many examples of nobles’ mansions dating back to Peter the Great. You will visit a splendid seventeenth century church, and Apraskin Palace, a fine example of Moscow baroque.
Price $23
Wednesday, 29
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
11:00 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
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
Thursday, 30
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 $23+adm
BOLSHAYA NIKITSKAYA NEIGHBORHOOD
3:00 PM
BOLSHAYA NIKITSKAYA NEIGHBORHOOD. Enjoy the beauty of this old central Moscow street. Since 1790s many local residents were benefactors to the arts, and there are Classic ensembles by the famous architect Kazakov and Art Nouveau mansions by Shehtel. There are also associations with Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, Vrubel, Stanislavsky and other artistic greats.
Price $23
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