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Private Tour to Russia's Largest Aviation Museum (by private car) provided by U Visit Russia

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Private Tour to Russia's Largest Aviation Museum (by private car)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Take a tour of one of the world’s largest open-air aviation museums – the Central Air Force Museum in Monino – on a full-day trip from Moscow! Situated on an air field, the vast site is home to more than 170 different types of aircraft, as well as Cold War-era artifacts like spy equipment, uniforms and weapons. See the best bits on a tour led by a former military pilot, pose for photos next to the most impressive planes, and then spend time at leisure in the museum before returning to Moscow. • Private day trip to the Central Air Force Museum in Monino • Tour one of the world’s largest open-air aviation museums with a former military pilot • See more than 170 different aircrafts, including helicopters and airplanes • Stop for photos in front of Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century • Hear about the aircrafts that were used in the Cold War and see spy equipment, too • Transport by a private a/c car • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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    The Central Air Force Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Leave your central Moscow hotel and take your journey to Monino by a private a/c car, a small town east of the capital. The Central Air Force Museum is one of the world’s largest aircraft museums, the building covers some 49 acres (20 hectares) – about the equivalent of 18 football pitches – meaning there’s a lot of aviation history to discover inside. On arrival, head straight in and start exploring with your guide – a former military pilot – and a translator. Many Russian museums don’t allow photos to be taken inside, but your entrance ticket has a special photo permission, meaning you can snap as many photos of vintage airplanes and helicopters as you like! The most interesting part of the museum is a section dedicated to aircraft from the time of the Cold War – planes that impressed and frightened most of the world at the time. See Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century, and Tupolev-144 – a Soviet-era SST (Supersonic Transport Aircraft). Hear tales from your pilot guide about the days when these planes were used and see Cold War-era spy equipment and artifacts, too. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time inside the Central Air Force Museum to explore at your own pace. Besides the aircraft and artifacts on show, the museum is also home to a large library, showing films about the planes. After exploring the Museum enjoy transfer back to Moscow, right to your central hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to Central Air Force Museum in Monino
  • Fully private skip-the-line tour
  • Photo permission at the museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Central Air Force Museum
  • Food / Drinks
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour is not available on Monday and Tuesday
  • Please mind the Museum territory is vast, so significant amount of walking involved
  • Due to the quick pace, this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted travelers including slow walkers, or guests who need to sit and rest periodically.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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