Moscow, the epicentre of the 'new Russia', is where ancient monasteries and churches mix with Soviet-era architecture and skyscrapers. This 4-night break takes in the incredible cultural and artistic heritage of Russia's capital, from the reign of the tsars to the more recent Communist legacy. Visit fortress-like palaces, glittering cathedrals, informative museums and galleries packed with superb artworks.
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Morning flight from London to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Novotel Moscow Centre hotel (or similar) for 4 nights. (N)
This morning, visit the Tretyakov Gallery, the largest repository of Russian paintings and icons. Continue with a tour of the city's stunning metro system, whose 44 stations have been designated architectural landmarks. Finish with a walking tour of the Arbat, a downtown pedestrian street with a large number of souvenir shops, street performers, restaurants, cafes and bars. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
This morning, leave the centre of Moscow for an excursion to Gorki Leninskiye. This 18th-century estate is where the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin spent his last years before his death in 1924. Today it is a large museum complex displaying many of Lenin's possessions. This afternoon, take a Moscow sightseeing tour with photo opportunities including Red Square, the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Vorobyovy Gory (or Sparrow Hills) and other major landmarks. (B)
Join a walking tour of the Kremlin grounds and the Armoury. This architectural ensemble is included in the Unesco world heritage list: the stunning gold-domed cathedrals, the gigantic Tsar Cannon and the Tsar Bell are all excellent examples of Russian architecture and casting. See the Kremlin Palace, which was formerly the imperial residence, and the historical buildings of the Senate and Arsenal. Visit one of the cathedrals to admire its frescoes and icons before continuing to the Armoury Chamber where a rich collection of gold and silver articles, precious stones, crowns of the tsars and other regalia are housed. Return to Moscow city centre for an afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Moscow.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or more other parties who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients. The maximum number of passengers per departure is between 20 to 25. Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Intourist and its cancellation conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
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FHY2018: 4 Nights
Moscow is a city of contrasts where ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, epitomising the changes...