A great opportunity for you to custom-design the exact trips to these cities you've always dreamed about - with Russian National Group
Founded more than 850 years ago the historical capital offers a wealth of cultural, musical and entertainment activities to its visitors. Today, this ancient heart of Russia is enjoying a renaissance of impressive proportions.
Visit this 300 years old exquisite city of palaces and canals, built by tzar Peter the Great as his "Window on the west", to rival other great cities of Europe; it is known to many as "Venice of the North". Choose a hotel below and add your own sightseeing and ground services: airport to hotel transfers are $60 per car for 1 to 3 people in either direction. All sightseeing is by private car with driver and an expert English-speaking guide fom our fully staffed offices. With Russian National Group there is never a booking fee to create your own package, it's one our many freebies we like to offer you. You'll get great service and a plethora of historical facts to interest even the most avid history buff.
City Tour Experience the grandeur of Red Square and the Russian White House. See Moscow University, the former KGB headquarters building and central Moscow.
Novodevichy Convent Add Novodevichy Convent to your city sightseeing tour. Originally built as a fortress, it also functioned as a convent for women of the royal family and a prison for Princess Sophia, sister of Peter the Great. It is a unique example of 16th and 17th century architecture.
The Kremlin This former Moscow citadel the name means Fortress houses exquisite palaces, presidential buildings, lovely churches and scores of major historical monuments. Kremlin tour with three cathedrals.
Armory Museum Add a visit to the Armory Museum to your Kremlin tour.The State Armory is the oldest museum in Russia. As its name implies, it contains many ancient weapons and armor, but you will also find a treasure trove of gorgeous crown jewels, golden crusted icons, bejeweled royal scepters and exquisitely carved thrones. Kremlin tour with the Armory Museum.
Royal Diamond Fund You may add this to the above tour of the Kremlin and Armory Museum. The Diamond Fund is a true treasure trove of thousands of loose diamonds, gold nuggets, and both ancient and modern jewelry of kinds.Rate for Kremlin Tour with Armory and Diamond Fund.
Tretyakov Gallery Founded in 1856by Pavel Tretyakov to show the work of Russian artists. Today, after much expansion, the gallery houses and celebrates over 57,000 pieces of the most important ancient and contemporary Russian art in the world.
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Here you will discover an important collection of French Impressionists as well as other major schools of Western Art, dating from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.
Excursion to Sergiev Posad Located 44 miles northeast of Moscow,you will visit the Trinity Monastery of St.Sergiy, Russia's foremost chief monastery.After a visit to Trinity Church, oldest building in the monastery (1422 - 1423),you will visit the museum of icons.
Excursion to KolomenskoeThis summer residence of the Tzars is located on the high bank of the Moskva River. The museum houses a collection of decorative and applied arts and crafts of the 17th century
Performances Any tickets to performances are available for the Bolshoi theatre, Stanislavsky Opera or Ballet, Tchaikovsky Hall, Puppet Show, and folklore shows.
City Tour Enjoy a tour of the central city including Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny convent.Combine a city sightseeing tour with one or more of the following in depth tours:Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, or the Alexander Nevsky Abbey.
Peter and Paul Fortress and St.Isaac's Cathedral At the fortress,visit the famous Peter and Paul Cathedral,which contains the tombs of Russian rulers from Peter the Great through Alexander III. After visiting the fortress,continue your tour with a visit to St.Isaac's Cathedral (under construction from 1818 to 1858), largest in the city.With its tall gilt dome, is one of the landmarks of the city
Alexander Nevsky Abbey Visit the monastery and the 19thcenturyNecropolis, which contains the graves of many famous Russian writers, composers and sculptors
Hermitage Museum Enjoy the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace,which now houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. This vast collection (about 65,000 items) includes some of history's most important art.
Peterhof and Parks Visit the summer palace complex of Peter the Great,the construction of which began in 1714 and included numerous fountains.
Catherine Palace in Pushkin Visit the city of Pushkin, formerly Tsarskoe Selo, Cz
Pavlovsk Palace One of Czar Pavel's summer palaces. Like many other royal residences, this palace sustained heavy damage during the war, but most of it has been restored to its former glory. Combine Pavlovsk with Catherine Palace.
Yusupov Palace Visit the palace where Rasputin was murdered. Enjoy a "Vodka Rasputin".
Performances Any tickets to performances are available for the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, Hermitage theatre, Alexandriysky Opera and Ballet,Stanislavsky Opera or Ballet, Tchaikovsky Hall, Puppet Show, and folklore shows.