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2-Day Private Sightseeing City Tour of Moscow with Subway Excursion, Tsaritsyno and Novodevichy Monastery and 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch with Vodka Plus Russian Classic Ballet Evening

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    Day 1: City sightseeing tour. Walking excursion. 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch. Ballet evening.

    Pass By: Triumfalnaya Square, Moscow Russia
    09-00 - Meet your guide at the hotel lobby.
    09-00 -12-00 - City sightseeing tour. During this 3-hours private tour you will see Triumph Square.
    Theater Lane in Moscow - this is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. It was built in 1961-1990 years in the administrative district of the city. In 1961 the street "Ryad" and "Avenue Theatre" were combined into one, which was named a street "Karl Marx". However, in 1990 the local authorities returned the historical name of the street.
    On the street there is a large number of theaters, cafes, restaurants and shops, which can be usefully spend the money and have a great time. Since the street is quite lively in the evening it is illuminated by hundreds of lights. Especially popular street enjoys opera lovers, as the path to the beautiful theater lies precisely on it.

    Pass By: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia
    Tverskaya Street is Moscow’s main thoroughfare. Many historic buildings dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries are located along Tverskaya Street. Of special interest are the Stalinist neoclassical blocks. Museums, theatres, shops, restaurants and cozy parks are scattered along Tverskaya Street and in the neighbouring lanes.
    Every building on Tverskaya Street deserves special attention. Memorial plaques on these buildings communicate many interesting things about their history as well as those who lived there. There are buildings from different time periods and built in varying styles, providing an overall picture of 19th and 20th-century Moscow architecture and recreating the ancient, solemn atmosphere of the capital city.

    Pass By: Teatralnaya Square, Teatralnaya Sq., Moscow Russia
    Theater Lane in Moscow - this is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. It was built in 1961-1990 years in the administrative district of the city. In 1961 the street "Ryad" and "Avenue Theatre" were combined into one, which was named a street "Karl Marx". However, in 1990 the local authorities returned the historical name of the street.
    On the street there is a large number of theaters, cafes, restaurants and shops, which can be usefully spend the money and have a great time. Since the street is quite lively in the evening it is illuminated by hundreds of lights. Especially popular street enjoys opera lovers, as the path to the beautiful theater lies precisely on it.

    Pass By: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    History first records name of Lubyanskaya Square in 1480, when Grand Prince Ivan III of Moscow, who had conquered Novgorod in 1471, settled many Novgorodians in the area. They built the church of St Sophia, modelled after St Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, and called the area Lubyanka after the Lubyanitsy district of their native city.Lubyanka Square is best known for the monumental Lubyanka Building, designed by and constructed from 1897 to 1898. Originally built for the insurance company Rossiya, it later became better known for housing the headquarters of the KGB in its various incarnations. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) occupies the building. The square was renamed Dzerzhinsky Square for many years (1926–1990) in honor of the founder of the Soviet security service, Felix Dzerzhinsky. Monumental statue of Dzerzhinsky (nicknamed Iron Felix) was erected in the center of the square in 1958.Opposite the FSB building stands the massive Detsky Mir (Де́тский мир; Children World), Europe's largest children's store, built between 1953 and 1957 and fully restored in 2014. It hosts in its main atrium the world's largest mechanical clock movement: Raketa Monumental.

    Pass By: Monument to Cyril and Methodius, Lubyansky proezd 27 Metro Kitai-Gorod, Moscow 101000 Russia
    Ilyinsky Square is in the heart of Moscow, near the metro station "China Town", as a green oasis in the middle of the maze of tall buildings. This is one of the oldest parks, Moscow saved up to our days, its history dates back to 1887.
    The name of the park was named after the nearby, Ilinka street. At opposite ends of the park are monuments: Heroes of Plevna and asvetnіkam Cyril and Methodius. Also on the square is Pleven chapel - a monument to the grenadiers, died heroically in battle at Plevna, which was inaugurated on November 27, 1887.
    Monument to Cyril and Methodius in Moscow - is one of the most remarkable monuments of Moscow. The sculptor of this monument appeared Vyacheslav canines, and architect - Yuri Grigoriev Pantelemonovich. Opening of the monument took place on May 24, 1992. It was erected in honor of Cyril and Methodius, who is the founder of the Slavic alphabet.

    Pass By: Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka, Ulitsa Varvarka , Kitai-Gorod , east the kremlin, Moscow Russia
    Varvarka Street, which appeared on the map of Moscow in the XIV century, is considered one of the most ancient and famous streets of the capital. It was here that the road to the ancient city of Vladimir began and it was this street through which Prince Dmitry Donskoy returned to the city after the Battle of Kulikovo.
    Varvarka Street got its name in honor of the stone church of St. Barbara the Great Martyr, erected in 1514 and rebuilt in the style of Russian classicism in the XIX century. Throughout its history, Varvarka changed many names, from Znamenskaya and Bolshaya Pokrovka to Razin Street (in 1671 Stepan Razin was taken to execution to Vasilyevsky Spusk down this road). During the October Revolution, Varvarka became the site of bloody clashes, and some historical buildings still keep the traces of bullets.

    Pass By: Bolshoi Moskvoretskiy Bridge, Moscow Russia
    Vasilevsky descent - one of the most famous historical areas in the center of Moscow.
    Its name Vasilevsky descent was due to St. Basil's Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Virgin on the Moat), located in the southern part of the Red Square. By the beginning of the XIX century in this place were houses and yards. Vasilevsky descent, as we know it today, was formed as a result of the fire of 1812, to be exact - the reconstruction of Red Square, followed him. For a long time the status was uncertain Vasilevsky descent - before the revolution, he was considered part of the Red Square, then became Vasilievskaya area. This name finally stayed with him in 1995.

    Pass By: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Red Square, Moscow 103073 Russia
    Kremlin Embankment - one of the most famous promenade of Russia, located along the southern wall of the Moscow Kremlin. The long period of its existence, it has played a key role in the Moscow trade. It was used as a shopping street. Quay often suffered from floods.
    Currently, the promenade is one of the visited tourist destinations. Tourists are attracted by a beautiful view that opens from the quay of the river, and its proximity to her Moscow Kremlin.

    Stop At: Christ the Savior Cathedral, Raiymbeka Ave., 493, Almaty 50033 Kazakhstan
    Stop to make photos near the Christ the Savior Cathedral.
    Christ the Savior Cathedral is the largest in the Russian Church, it is designed for ten thousand people. The modern building was built in 1994-1997 on the site of a temple demolished in 1937. The former church was erected in honor of the victory over the Napoleonic army and was built for almost forty-four years.
    The decision to build the church “to commemorate our gratitude to the Providence of God who saved Russia from the death that threatened it” was taken by Emperor Alexander I in 1812. The temple was founded in 1839 on the site of the Alekseevskii nunnery. In 1883, it became the highest building in Moscow and the largest church in Russia. In 1931, the cathedral was blown up by order of Stalin. Rebuilt it only by the year 2000.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia
    Stop to make photos at Sparrow Hills.
    The park was named after the village of Vorobiyovo, which existed here in the Middle Ages. At the end of the 15th century, Princess Sophia Vitovtovna, daughter of Grand Duke of Lithuania Vitovt and wife of Grand Duke of Moscow Vasily I, bought the village of Vorobievo from an Orthodox priest, nicknamed Sparrow. According to one version, it is to him that Sparrow owes his name. After the sale, the village became first the grand-ducal, and then the royal summer residence. Since the end of the 19th century, Sparrow Hills is a popular summer residence. In the years 1924-1991, Sparrow Hills were called Lenin Hills in honor of Lenin. The name of the area "Lenin Hills" was unofficial, it was introduced into use by Lazar Kaganovich. It was common: officially the Sparrow Hills always remained the Sparrow Hills. Today, this park offers the most magnificent and beautiful view of Moscow - it’s not for nothing that the capital’s most famous observation deck is located here.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Pass By: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow 119234 Russia
    Moscow State University. Mv Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) is one of the oldest, largest and leading classical universities in Russia, the center of national science and culture. Named in honor of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov in 1940.
    For 37 years, the Main Building of Moscow State University has been the tallest building in all of Europe and is still one of the tallest buildings in Moscow. The Moscow State University is one of the best monuments of the epoch of the construction of public buildings and is one of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers.

    Stop At: Victory Park, Bratyev Fonchenko st., 7, Moscow 121170 Russia
    Stop to make photos at Poklonnaya Hill.
    Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill is a notable place, connected with the various historical events in Russia. Once, this gently sloping hill was located far outside Moscow, and from its summit the spectacular view of the city opened. Travelers stopped there to have look at Moscow and bow to her: hence the name of the hill. It was on Poklonnaya Hill that Napoleon vainly waited for the keys to Moscow; it was there that the soldiers went to the front to defend the Motherland during WWII.
    That is why Poklonnaya Hill became the symbol of Russia's victory over foreign aggressors. In connection with the past events the large memorial dedicated to the Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945 with a park, monuments, museums, and churches was created.
    Only on February 23, 1958 Poklonnaya Hill received the memorial sign saying “There will be erected the monument in the honor of the Soviet people's victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”; later the Victory Park was planted there.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Manezh Square, Near Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    12-00 - 13-30 - Walking excursion.
    Manezh Square is located near the Kremlin and the Alexander Garden. The name of the area comes from building an arena, built in 1817 in honor of the fifth anniversary of Russia's victory in the Patriotic War of 1812. It is worth saying that the name "Manezh" appeared only in 1937 after the demolition of standing in this place shopping areas of buildings, separated by a two-lane - patchwork and insatiable. Prior to that, the area was densely built up. In the nineties of the twentieth century under the Manege Square was built a large underground shopping complex "Ryad".
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Krasnaya Ploshchad, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Red Square - the most famous square in Moscow, architectural and historical monument, which, together with the Kremlin is a symbol of the Russian capital. In 1990, the complex of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square were included in the list of world cultural composition Heritage by UNESCO.
    Red Square originated in the late 15th century. In 1493, to stop the constant fires, Ivan III ordered to clean the walls of the Kremlin from the propped up their wooden buildings, and on the east side to arrange a big market.
    In Soviet times, the Red Square gained new, sacred to the state values. It began to carry out major country parades and demonstrations, including the Victory Parade June 24, 1945 Mr .. In 1930, the square was designed by architect Shchusev was built of granite Mausoleum of VI Lenin.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    The existing walls and towers of the Kremlin were erected during the reign of Grand Duke Ivan III, from 1485-1495, under the supervision of the Italian architects Antonio Gilardi, Marco Ruffo, Pietro Antonio Solari, and Aliosio de Carcano, who came to Moscow to work on the project by special invitation.
    The towering red-brick Kremlin walls, following the contours of the Kremlin hill as they have done for over 5 centuries, form an irregular triangle, with its southern flank against the Moskva River, its western wall rising high above the Alexandrovsky Gardens, and its north-eastern side following the edge of Red Square. The walls are a total of 2,205 metres long, between 3.5 and 6.5 metres thick, range from 5 to 19 metres in height, and are topped by swallow-tailed crenellations. Punctuating the walls are no less than 20 separate defensive towers of varying heights and shapes, topped with green tent roofs and gilt weathervanes or red stars. Each tower has its own name, distinctive features, and absorbing history. Running along the top of the walls is a walkway up to 4 meters in width.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Lenin's Mausoleum - one of the greatest symbols of Russia for many years.
    The idea of ​​creating the mausoleum was based on the ideology of socialism: the party leaders wanted to create a new religion for the Soviet people, which would be closely linked to the party, so the dead body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was decided embalmed and placed in a mausoleum.
    At first, the building was wooden and is a cube with a pyramid on top, then it was attached to the platform of the need speeches on Red Square. And in 1945 he acquired a modern look. Some time in the mausoleum was also the body of the great leader Stalin, but was later buried.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    GUM (Main Department Store) - the largest shopping mall in the center of Moscow. This is one of the most famous sights of the capital.
    Until 1921 GUM was called "Upper Trading Rows". GUM building is an architectural monument of pseudo-federal. Sheer building of the Upper Trading Rows were built parallel to the Kremlin wall in the 1890-1893 years. His built by architect AN Pomerantsev and engineers Shukhov and AF Loleyt. Grand opening of the Upper Trading Rows held in 1893.
    In this huge three-story building housed over a thousand stores. GUM building has been renovated several times.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia
    13-30 - 15-00 - 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch with one of the best Russian Vodkas. Centrally located just near the Bolshoi theatre perfect restaurant named to the honour of the Russian Tsar. Wide variety of best Russian dishes like Borsch (cabbage soup) with garlic pampushka and sour cream, "Kievskaya Catlet" (Chicken a-la Kiev with tomato sauce) served with rice and vegetables, Roast beef with mushrooms in a pot, Salad Olivier (cucumber, green apple and green pea with mayonnaise), Cutlet Pozharsky with cheese sauce, Siberian Pelmeni and one of the best Russian Vodkas (1 shot per person). 
    After the lunch you have a free time to walk around the city or go strictly to your hotel to be prepared for the Ballet performance.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Russian Ballet Theatre, Volgogradskiy Ave., 121, Moscow 109443 Russia
    18-00 - Meeting with the driver at the hotel lobby to go to the Ballet evening. The performance starts at 19-00 and lasts about 2,5 hours.
    Come back to your hotel (your own way by metro or taxi).
    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Moscow Subway excursion. Novodevichy Convent. 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch. Tretyakov Gallery. Night excursion

    Stop At: Moskovskiy Metropoliten, Moscow 119048 Russia
    9-30 Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start your Moscow Subway excursion.
    Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. By the number of passengers transported per day, which is about 7 million people per day, the Moscow metro surpasses all the subways of the world. Despite this, the stations are more akin to palaces or 5-star hotel lobbies rather than functional spaces. The depth of the elevators is also astounding.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Our Lady of Smolensk Novodevichy Convent, Novodevichya Emb 1 Metro Sportivnaya, Moscow 119435 Russia
    11-00-12-00 - Excursion around Novodevichy Convent.
    The Novodevichy Convent in Moscow (sometimes translated as the New Maidens’ Monastery) is one of the key Orthodox complexes that played a crucial role in the history of religion and public life of Russia. At the same time, this monastery is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the country, a true masterpiece of the 16th–17th centuries. The Novodevichy Convent and cemetery were proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site as they are an outstanding example of Moscow Baroque architecture. The ancient, though still-active Smolensky Cathedral of the convent contains important Orthodox relics.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinskiy ln 10, Moscow 119017 Russia
    12-30-14-00 - 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch with one of the best Russian Vodkas at the restaurant. Leaving restaurant for Tretyakov Gallery.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinskiy ln 10, Moscow 119017 Russia
    15-00 - 17-30 - Excursion with art-professional guide at Tretyakov Gallery.
    The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Russian artists from early religious paintings to modern art, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. It is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow – Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin. The Gallery was founded by a Russian merchant and patron of the arts Pavel Tretyakov. The date of its foundation is usually taken to be 1856 when the young Tretyakov first acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating а collection, which might later grow into а museum of national art. He donated his collection to the city of Moscow in 1892. The State Tretyakov Gallery has since become a world-famous museum.
    After the excursion our driver will bring you back to your hotel to let you have some rest.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow-City, Presnenskaya Embankment Presnensky District, Moscow Russia
    20-00 - Meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and start the last one, but very beautiful part of your 2-days trip with 3-hours of night excursion around Moscow "Night Lights of The Big City".
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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