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"Moscow the heart of Russia"

1 Day    Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Supper at the hotel. Tour "Moscow by night" (2,5h.)

2 Day    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning - city sightseeing tour. Tourists will admire city's beautiful monuments of history and architecture, will see main streets, squares and places of interest: Tverskaya, Teatralnaya, New Arbat, Vorobyevi Hills, the Moscow University, Novodevichy Convent, the Kremlin with a pleasant walk about the Red Square, the 9-domed St. Basil Cathedral. Dinner at a city restaurant. A tour along the Stariy Arbat (ex St. Arbat) and a tour to Moscow Metro (subway) to enjoy its gorgeous stations decorated with sculptures, glass, colored marble and bronze chandeliers.

3 Day    Breakfast at the hotel. A tour to the Kremlin including Assumption Cathedral and Armory Chamber - the oldest Russian museum and treasury of Russian tsars. Lunch at a city restaurant. A visit to Tretyakov Art Gallery - a national museum of Russia founded in 1856 by Pyotr Tretyakov, one of the largest museums in the world with the most valuable collection of Russian art. Among its 100 thousand exhibits there are 5,000 works of ancient Russian art and world-famous paintings by Russian and Soviet artists. Leisure time. Shopping in the Center.

4 Day    Early breakfast at the hotel. A tour to the Trinity-Sergiev (Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (former Zagorsk) (70 km) - the residence of the Patriarch of All Russia, a working monastery, it is the religious center of Russian Orthodox Church with the Theological Academy and a rich collection of 15-17th century icons. Trinity Cathedral and Dukhovskaya Church, the 5-domed Assumption Cathedral, Chertogi tsar palace. Lunch at the restaurant in Zagorsk. In the evening (19:00) the guests can spend their time enjoying Russian ballet at the Bolshoy Theatre or a Russian Circus performance.

5 Day    After breakfast at the hotel - excursion to Kolomenskoye Museum Estate - the former summer residence of tsars. The architectural ensemble includes the famous Church of the Ascension, the residence of Tsars, Kazan Church. Dinner at a city restaurant. Transfer to the City Center. Old Moscow tour- a walk about the Center of Moscow along the old streets and buildings constructed in the beginning of the XIXth century.

6 Day    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning - shopping tour to Izmailovo City Market where the guests can buy traditional Russian souvenirs. Dinner at the hotel. Leisure time.

7 Day    Early breakfast. A tour to Kuskovo Museum Estate, the 18th century architectural ensemble, the former summer residence of P.Sheremetyev. The ensemble includes the Palace, church, Dutch and Italian houses, the exhibition of Ceramics Museum. Leisure time. Farewell dinner in the traditional Russian restaurant with a folklore performance.

8 Day    Departure from the country.

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