TWO DAYS IN MOSCOW – 16 hours
Daily: 10:00 – 18:00
- 1st Day: Kremlin Grounds (guided tour)+ Diamond Fund (visit) + Red Square + Radisson Cruise
- 2 Day: Subway Tour + Tretyakov Gallery (guided tour) + City Tour by Car
• Our guide picks you up at the hotel
• Brings to the tour starting point via Subway
• Subway tickets are included
KREMLIN GROUNDS TOUR – 1.5 hours
• Arsenal and Senate Palace (outside)
• Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell
• Assumption Cathedral (visit)
• Faceted Chamber and Ivan the Great Bell Tower
• Cathedral Square
• Archangel Michael Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral
• Grand Kremlin Palace (outside)
• Helicopter Platform of Putin
DIAMOND FUND – 45 min
One of the oldest Museums in Moscow – instituted by Peter the Great. Exhibits treasury of Russian Emperors as well as unique precious items found in Russia.
• Grand Imperial Crown of Catharina the Great
• Orders of Russian Empire: Andrew the First Called, Order of Alexander Nevsky, Order of St Catharina and other – all made out of precious materials
• Set of unique precious stones: diamond Orlov, diamond Shah, huge Ceylonese sapphire and others
• Map of Russia made out of diamonds
RADISSON ROYAL CRUISE – 2.5 hours
• Ice boats of a Premium class
• Floor-to-ceiling windows
• Restaurant on board: Russian & European cuisines
• Europe Square and Gorky Park
• Luzhniki and Vorobyovy Gory
• Peter the Great Monument
• Christ the Savior Cathedral
SUBWAY TOUR – 1.5 hours
• The most beautiful Subway in the world
• Gorgeous stations with unique interiors
• “Happy Station” – Revolutionary Square
• Kievskaya – Novoslobodskaya – Komsomolskaya
Kievskaya station is one of the most extravagant underground stations in the subway circle line. It was opened in 1954 and lies 53 meters under the ground. It is decorated with mosaic panels which describe the history of Russian-Ukrainian relationships during the times of the Soviet Union. Discover, what is the main purpose of its decorative grills?
The name of the station – Novoslobodskaya – can be translated into English as “New Settlement”. In the middle centuries there were city suburbs in this area. When a new settlement was founded here, people started to call it “New Settlement”. The pylons on the platform are decorated with stained glass panels, illuminated from within, and a large wall mosaic picture “Peace throughout the World”. Discover whose image is depicted in the middle of the mosaic?
Komsomolskaya station is perhaps the most beautiful among the others and is the apotheosis of Stalin’s Empire style. Its ceiling is decorated with 8 large mosaic panels that depict particular events from the history of Russia. Its columns and walls are all covered with marble. In 1958, the station was awarded with a Grand Price in the World Expo in Brussels as one of the most beautiful stations of the world. At one of the mosaic panels, there is an image of a Russian General in Chief who didn’t lose any battle. Discover what is his name?
TRETYAKOV GALLERY – 1.5 hours
• First Public Gallery in Moscow
• Unique collection of Russian art
• Bryullov – Serov – Ivanov – Shishkin
• Vasnetsov – Vereshchagin – Repin
• Andrey Rublyov and others
ICON OF THE HOLY TRINITY
The ancient period of Russian art is represented at the Gallery with works of Russian icon painters. The most celebrated icon in the collection is the Icon of the Holy Trinity – a work of genius Russian painter Andrey Rublyov of early 15th century. It depicts the Holy Trinity described in the Old Testament. Here the icon painter depicted God with the image of three Angels – representing three personalities of the Universe Creator. To emphasize unity, love and harmony that embody the Three Angels, Andrey Rublyov painted them in a way that their figures form a circle in the center of the composition. Circle is the symbol of the perfection and eternity. Discover, for which church this icon was created?
PORTRAY OF PUSHKIN
This Portray was painted in the 18th century by a Russian painter Kiprensky. The artist intended to create a pictorial monument glorifying the genius of Alexander Pushkin. “Like in the mirror I see but this mirror flatters me…” – wrote Pushkin to Kiprensky after he saw his painting. Discover blood of which nations ran in the veins of the world famous poet – Pushkin?
THE APOTHEOSIS OF WAR
The work of Vasily Vereshchagin – painter of battle fields, traveler and journalist – received worldwide recognition during his lifetime. In his paintings, Vereshchagin showed a “true” face of war devoid of any romantic frill, a terrible, cruel and mundane phenomenon. His works contain an active protest against violence. The painting “The Apotheosis of War” shows a pyramid of skulls perished in the battle. Discover what text did the author place on the frame of this painting?
This painting was created by Bryullov – one of the brightest and most talented Russian painters of the 19th century. His paintings show his fiery temperament and love to internal deepness. The natural beauty of the world and joy of life is glorified by Bryullov in this work. Discover by whose order this masterpiece was made and what role did this person play in the life of Bryullov?
After the Tour, our guide will bring you back to the Hotel or any other place you prefer to go in the central area of Moscow via Subway.