Inclusions:Actress in a national costume, musician in folk costume with balalaika, traditional bread, shot of vodka Duration:15-20 min
It is one of the oldest traditions in Russia. It is a sight of hospitality for a very important guest. In ancient Russia, bread and salt symbolized prosperity and health, so hosts should put on their best clothes, lay a feast on the table, and offer a loaf or two together with the condiment to their guests.
RADISSON FLOTILLA: MOSCOW RIVER CRUISE AND DINNER
Inclusions:Cruise along Moscow River and Lunch/Dinner (set menu) Exclusive rental:boats can be used exclusively upon request Duration:2 hours
Not a single city in Russia, except Moscow, may boast the passenger flotilla that wander along the main river of the city even in winter - under the snow. Radisson boats are river ships that may offer to see the city from the water all day long and to combine it with Lunch and Dinner. Radisson flotilla has 20 comfortable boats; ten of them run all year round/ Capacity of the ships is from 100 to 250 passangers.
IZMAILOVO KREMLIN AND FLEA MARKET
Inclusions:Kremlin territory and Flea market Duration:45 min
This flea market is a unique place in Moscow where ones can get acquainted with arts and crafts, old Russian traditions, epics and legends This market is for all testes and budgets.
You may find here small museums with local crafts and possibilities to participate in master classes, to visit Vodka museum with tastings.
TAGANKA 42 BUNKER
Inclusions:Panoramic tour of the Bunker, Cold War movie Duration:1 h 30 min
Is the world's only museum devoted to the Cold War during Soviet time, located in city center.
The Bunker is located 65 ground level. It was designed as a shelter for Stalin and other top Soviet officials in case of a nuclear attack.
Some models of first Soviet nuclear bombs and a reconstructed flight operations management room are on display there.
Inclusions:Panoramic tour of Star city, meeting with Cosmonaut Duration:2 hours
As the country, that launched the first Cosmonaut, Russia is paying a lot of attention to the conquest of the space programs. Star city is a small secret town 38 km away from Moscow, specially designed for Space Industry researches. Here one can see the unique cosmic facilities, meet a Cosmonaut and try special cosmonautic simulators - centrifuge, rotating chairs, hydro laboratory, "MIR" orbital station and "SOYUZ" spacecraft models.
MOSCOW BY NIGHT TOUR COMBINED WITH METRO TOUR
Inclusions:Orientation by night tour, photo stops+ 3-4 metro stations visit Duration:2,5 hours
If ones wants to feel the charm and solemn grandeur of this city, it is worth seeing Moscow by night This is one of the most beautiful tours for our guests. This wonderful excursion last about 2 hours and it is a combined of walking and by bus tour. The guests can enjoy a wonderful illumination and they learn more about the history and architecture, to admire legendary cathedrals, buildings and squares of Moscow and of course to make great pictures during the photo stops.
Moscow by night tour can be combined with metro tour. Moscow metro is truly considered «Museum" or "Palace" under the ground. Old stations are richly decorated in artificial stones, glass, mosaics and metals, that each station may be called the unique interior. Today Moscow metro is the quickest way of travelling along the city and it counts about 280 stations, several of them definitely should be seen, as the one that cannot be seen anywhere else.
RETREAT WITH WHALES IN TERIBERKA
A unique journey through the beauties of the Russian Arctic when you will be able to participate in an exciting trip in search of whales and Artic dolphins
BIKE TOUR IN MOSCOW
Inclusions:Bike rental for 2 hrs, photo stops Duration:1,5 hours
Over the last years, Moscow has become a very friendly destination for cycling. You can find numerous bike rentals across the city. There are several routes that are both safe and picturesque. The most popular route is the Classic Moscow River- a ride of central Moscow, covering many iconic sights. Among them are Christ the Savior Cathedral, Muzeon Hidden Sculptures, Gorky Park, Luzhniki Stadium and Novodevichy Convent.
Inclusions:Orientation tour of Bolshoi Theater Duration:1,5 hours
Bolshoi theatre, being one of the most famous Classical theaters in the World, has recently opened the doors after 6 years of a major renovation. During the tour our guests will see the fabulous halls with restored 19th-century interiors, learn about the most advanced technologies used in the theatre today, take a stroll through marvelous Imperial Foyers, learn the secrets of the incredible acoustics of the theatre and discover a fascinating collection of costumes and photos and hear intriguing stories of the Bolshoi. There might be a rare opportunity to watch the rehearsals; however, we can never guarantee it. If you are in love with classical ballet you will be seduced to stay for evening performance and tenjoy a perfect premier master piece in "Swan Lake", "Gisele", "Spartacus" or "Romeo and Juliette"
PETERHOFF VISIT BY HYDROFOIL: LOWER PARK AND GRAND PALACE
Inclusions:Admittance to Peterhoff Park and Palace, hydrofoil ride (Private or Public-one way) Duration:4 hours (incl in/out transfer)
The history of St. Petersburg and surroundings is closely connected to the Sea and Marine glory of the Russian fleet. Peterhoff was constructed during Northern war and became the first Imperial residence of the new capital, called Northern Versailles. The ensemble of beautiful parks and Palaces of Peterhoff create a huge complex on the bank of the Baltic Sea. To make your tour exclusive we offer to use the speed boat to reach Paterhoff and to avoid any delays – VIP entrance possibility in the Grand Palace.
Inclusions: Admittance to Peterhoff Park and Palace, hydrofoil ride (Private or Public-one way)
CATHERINE'S PALACE VISIT WITH AMBER ROOM AND AMBER WORKSHOPS
Inclusions:Visit to Catherine Palace and Amber Room, Park and amber Workshops Duration:4 hours (incl in/out transfer)
The summer residence in Pushkin (Tsar's Village) is one of the most beautiful ensembles in Russian baroque style that was constructed in the middle of the 18th century. Catherine Palace shows the staterooms, decorated in Classical and baroque styles by European and Russian architects and craftsmen. The pearl of the Palace is the famous Amber room – the interior, that is decorated with Amber and has been stolen by Nazis during World War II, nowadays the room is fully recreated by Russian masters according the old pictures and documents. The work of these craftsmen can be seen in the Amber Workshops, which are not opened to the wide public and this the great possibility to see the master in the process of working and to try the Amber carving yourself.
HERMITAGE: SPECIAL OPENING WITH PEACOCK CLOCK DEMONSTRATION
Inclusions:Early opening of the museum, tour of 5 museum buildings, Peacock Clock demonstration Duration:4 hours
The Hermitage is the World's famous museum of Fine Arts and ranks among such a venues, as Louvre, Prado, National Gallery and Metropolitan museum. The collection of the Hermitage is so big, that only 1% of all the items may be seen on display at once. The rooms of the museum represent the masterpieces of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Van Dyke, Rubens and many others, including the collection of Impressionists. The ensemble of the Hermitage counts 5 main buildings, that can be seen moving from one to another along the special galleries. To make the visit exclusive we offer the special opening in the morning before the working hours of the museum and combine it with the exclusive demonstration of Peacock clock ringing. It is a great possibility to see the empty Hermitage and to move around without other guests.
Inclusions:Common or private boat (capacity from 50 to 150) pax) Duration:1,5 hours
St. Petersburg is the most European-looking city in Russia with palaces, mansions and beautiful buildings at the embankments. The main sights are located along the Neva, which is navigable in the summer. The first permanent bridge across the Neva appeared only in the middle of the 19th century. Now the most famous bridge in the city center is the Dvortsovy or Palace Bridge, which was accomplished in 20th century and has a complicated opening mechanism, allowing two central parts to be raised simultaneously. It's the first bridge to be open at night (at 1.10 am), and in 10 minutes it is followed by the Trinity bridge, which was finished in 1903 and decorated with Art-Noveau style lanterns and railing. Every bridge across the Neva river (total number is13) has a unique history and design.
Cocktail and folk performance can be arranged on special request for private tour boat
BALLET SCHOOL VISIT AND MASTER CLASS
Inclusions:Tour of the School and ballet master class Duration:1,5 hours
Founded in 1738 the Imperial Ballet School (now Vaganova Ballet Academy) became Russia's first educational establishment to provide professional ballet training. Over the years, the Academy has graduated a galaxy of legendary dancers and choreographers: Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Matilda Kshesinska, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semenova, Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many other world known primas and premiers
After a big renovation Ballet Academy started to arrange special visit for those who are in love with Russian Ballet and ones can see rehearsals of the performances, to road over the school, to have a chat with pupils and to visit Vaganova Museum – a small but very interesting school museum.
Russians drink tea always and everywhere. In Russia, we don't (usually) drink vodka in the morning, despite the cliché! Our best and the most popular drink is tea.
In Russian culture, tea is more than just a drink, it is lifestyle. Tea drinking is usually a social event.
The Party usually takes place in a typical moscovite apartment. The hosts are English Speaking (or other languages as well) and during the Party ones can discuss some topics
VODKA AND CAVIAR WITH BLINIS TESTING A LA RUSSE
Inclusions:visit of the Vodka museum, Vodka tasting with snacks, caviar Duration:45 min
Russian Vodka is one of the best-known topics of the country. There are many myths about this "magic" drink Russians that are considered to use this drink everywhere and every day. Sure it is hard to avoid the topic while you are in Russia, and here is the opportunity to get to know the story of Vodka drinking ceremony and to try several kinds of the drink with traditional Russian snacks, blinis and caviar-the way how traditionally Russians do.