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Moscow-Highlights

5 Nights/ 6 Days

TOUR CODE - IHP0032

Day Itinerary Details

Day 01

Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel . Free time in the city.

Day 02

City tour. Drive by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the monument to Peter I, Moscow State University, the Hill of Respectful Salutation, the Sparrow Hills, along New Arbat and Tverskaja streets, to the Theatre and Pushkin squares and the Boulevard Ring. The view of Kremlin from the Sifiyskaya Embankment and the New Maiden Nunnery panorama. Numerous photo-stops. Free time at the Old Arbat Street where you can find sidewalk artists, cafes (including the rock-café) and shops. Free time in Red Square. The famous “GUM? department store is located here. St. Basil’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Virgin Mary on the Moat) – the Orthodox Church commissioned of Russian Tsar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) in the 16th century. The church is the symbol of Moscow. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tretyakov gallery – the art museum founded in the 19th century by Russian merchant Paul Tretyakov, housing one of the best collections of Russian art in the world. Return to the hotel.

Day 03

Moscow Kremlin. The Armory – the treasury museum, part of the Grand Kremlin Palace complex. Royal regalia, gowns and thrones, gold and silver items created by Russian and European jewelry masters including the renowned Faberge Easter eggs, court gala carriages, knightly armor.Moscow Kremlin. The Cathedral Square. Visit to the Assumption, Archangel’s and Holy Annunciation Cathedrals. The Tsar Cannon. The Tsar Bell. Alexander garden. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Moscow underground railway. Return to the hotel.

Day 04

Cathedral of Christ the Savior (a functioning church) – the church was rebuilt in the 1990s. The original cathedral on this site had been designed by the best Russian architects and artists of the late 19th century, but it was destroyed in 1931 and, for 35 years, a swimming pool had operated there.Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts – one of the largest Russian museums of foreign art items from ancient times to the modern era. There is a vast collection of full sized copies of famous antique, medieval and Renaissance masterpieces as well as a number of original works in the museum. Free time in the city.

Day 05

New Maiden Nunnery – this functioning convent was founded in the 16th century, it is famous for its sacred relics as well as for being the place of exile for girls of noble origin.New Maiden Cemetery – the burial place of many notable Russian and Soviet politicians, Second World War heroes, musicians, authors and actors. Free time in the city.

Day 06

Check-out of the hotel. Airport/railway station transfer.