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Excursions in Moscow

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Sightseeing tour of Moscow (3 or 4 hours)
Moscow is the Heart of Russia, a city where you can discover the history and magnitude of the largest state in the world, Russia

Moscow is one of the finest cities. It takes your fancy with its variety and harmony of different styles and epochs. Here you can find the most important pieces of antique architecture and monuments, museums and galleries are rich in original masterpices.
Moscow is one of the lawniest capitals in the world, the largest parks and forests are situated there, such as Izmailovsky park, Timiryazevskiy park, Botanicheskiy sad, Neskuchnyi sad, Bitsevskiy lesopark. A part of the State park Losinyi Ostrov.
Moscow is the city which never sleeps, it is always astir. Moscow is unlike any other city on the planet. Moscow will impress you for the rest of your life.
There are 11 millions citizens in Moscow, so by the number of its inhabitants Moscow is one of the 20 largest cities in the world.
Over 100 museums and 60 theatres are open for visitors nowadays. The most popular museums are Tretiakov State Gallery, The Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Pushkin, Armoury Chamber and Diamond Fund, Cremlin’s precious stones collection. The most famous theatre in Moscow is the Bolshoi Theatre.
collection of precious stones and regalia. The most popular and famous theatre in Moscow – the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre. The State Academic Bolshoi Theater is one of the oldest in the capital of Russia.


Evening excursion “Lights of Moscow” (3 hours)
Every evening Moscow goes into the blaze of lights. Shop windows shine and restaurants and night clubs open doors invite you to come in. The most usual and unremarkable in day light buildings magically change in the lights of street illumination. City life goes on. At night Moscow becomes glamorous and mysterious. During the excursion you will see St. Basils Cathedral, enjoy the Kremlin view from the Sofiiskaya embankment, taste Moscow city panorama from the view point at Vorobyevy Hills, visit the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Novodevitchiy monastery, Poklonnaya Hill, the New Arbat, the Tverskoy boulevard, the Square of the Bolshoi Theatre. The program may be amended at your request.

The Kremlin (1,5 hour)
Nearest metro station: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Biblioteka imeni Lenina (Lenin Library)
Hours of service: everyday (except Thursday), from 10 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.
Thursday closed for visitors.
Places and things to see in the Kremlin:
- Cathedral Square
- Uspensky Cathedral
- Annunciation Cathedral
- Archangel Cathedral
- Deposition of the Robe of Virgin Mary Cathedral
- Patriarch's Palace and 12 Apostles Cathedral
- Ivan the Great Bell Tower and Belfry
- Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
- The State Kremlin Palace
- Poteshny Palace and Teremny Palace
- Government Buiding (ex-Senate building)
- The Arsenal
- the Armoury
- Faceted Chamber
- The Big Kremlin Palace


Moscow Metro (1 hour)
The first metro line in Moscow was opened in 1935 and contained 13 stations. Currently there are over 150 stations in the Moscow underground system and is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful metro system in the world. Many stations are real palaces with marble columns, impressive girandoles, sculptures, mosaics, stained-glass windows and so on. However metro remains the citys major means of public transportation.
Moscow metro tour is one of the most unusual ones. During it we will show you the most well known stations. Some of them will look like castles and palaces. You will be impressed with the beauty and diversity of marble, bright mosaic panels and fanciful lamps.

State Tretyakov Gallery
Nearest metro station: Tretiyakovskaya;
Address: Lavrushinsky pereylok, 10
Hours of service: from 10:00 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Day off: Monday
The State Tretyakov Gallery is a collection of the world famous pieces of Russian fine art (paintings, graphic arts and sculptures). The museums exposition tracks the development of the Russian art during many centuries, starting from the XI century and till present day. The Gallery boasts over 125000 pieces in its collection.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Nearest metro station: Kropotkinskaya;
Address: Volhonka str. 12
Hours of service: from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Day off: Monday
The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum is one of the most well known Moscow museums. Excursion to it will become an unforgettable experience for the guests of the Russian capital. Fine arts lovers will highly appreciate the museums magnificent collection of great masters. The number and diversity of really interesting pieces put the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in one line with Prado and the Louvre. The collection boasts over 500000 pieces of sculpture, painting and archeology. A big part of exposition is given to world famous painters among which pieces of Rembrandt, colourful works of impressionists, unique works of modernists, well known Italian chef doeuvres by Gvardelli, Boticelli, Canaletto and so on. Excursion to the Pushkin museum will be of interest for the lovers of the unique works of Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Sesanne and Van Gogh.


State Historical Museum
Nearest metrostation: Teatralnaya
Hours of service: from 10 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.
Day off: Tuesday and the last Monday of every month. The State Historical Museum is the biggest national historical museum in Russia. Its huge collection is unique in size and diversity and represents the history and culture of our multinational country form the ancient times to the present day.

Art gallery of Zurab Tsereteli
Nearest metro station: Kropotkinskaya
Open hours: from 12 a.m. till 8.00 p.m. The day off: Monday.
In the Art gallery at Prechistenka, opened the exhibition of Zurab Tsereteli, famous Russian painter, sculptor, muralist, President of the Russian Academy of Arts. Paintings, monumental and easel sculpture, graphics, enameled panels and miniatures, works of applied art, design works are exhibited strikingly bright and impressive. Through ambitious endeavor, the artist turned to historical events, complex phenomena of modernity. In the portrait genre and monumental works Tsereteli embodies the images of the human spirit, moral and will. The exhibition presents model monuments, set in Russia and other countries around the world Peter the great, Christopher Columbus, Honor de Balzak, the model of monument of General de Gaulle. Among sculptural works monuments of mother Therese and Lady Diana, the Colossus of Rhodes and others.

Circus on Tsvetnoi bulvar.
Nearest metro station: Tsvetnoi Bulvar.
Address: 13 Tsvetnoi blvd.
Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoi bulvar is one of the oldest circuses in Russia. It was built more than a century ago (in 1880). It has been restored many times, additional buildings were put up, but since the very first day circus is open.


The Great Moscow State Circus
Nearest metro station: Prospekt Vernadskogo
Address: Vernadskogo Avenue
The Great Moscow Circus was open in 1971.
Now The Great Moscow State Circus is the largest circus in Russia. All the circus genres are displayed on its stage. More than 100 different shows were performed here, the Circus artists performed in more than 20 countries.

OPTIONAL VISITS AND EXCURSIONS
For members of Congress, as well as for accompanying persons we offer tours of cities in Russia:
- Golden Ring of Russia (Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Pereyaslavl Zalesskiy, Rostov Velikiy) tours from 1 to 3 days
- St. Petersburg - tours from 2 to 7 days
- Individual tours to Altai, Lake Baikal tours from 7 to 14 days
- Guided tours in Karelia tours from 2 to 7 days
- Individual tours to Kamchatka, Sakhalin tours from 7 to 14 days
To order, please contact the City Tourist Office:
Nataliya Shapovalenko
Tel.: +7 (495) 960-21-90 ext. 114
E-mail: nshapovalenko@ctogroup.ru


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