Sightseeing Tour Options From Moscow
Lenin's Country Estate Gorky
You are taken by car to this icon of communist history. Situated 32km from Moscow itself this also represents an interesting excursion outside large Moscow itself. Gorki estate.
Peredelkinno Literary Village
What was once a village is now an outer suburb. This is known as the Literature Village. Easy to reach by train, or private car.
Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk)
Fully escorted with private car. Today this town is the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. Its previous name of Zagorsk was applied by the communist regime. The town is 75km north of Moscow and the "Monastery Fortress" contains buildings dating from medieval times.
Departs: @ 09.30 hrs, returns 16.30 hrs. Full day excursion to Sergiev Posad, 75 kms north east of Moscow (centre of Russia Orthodoxy), formerly known as Zagorsk. There has been a monastery on this site since the 12th century. Sergiev Posad consists of eight churches and chapels, three of which are open for worship. We allow you sufficient time to explore the surrounding town and market places before returning to Moscow. If time permits a visit to Abramtsevo (once a thriving artists’ colony) has been scheduled. Now a museum, the estate was the creation of railway baron Savva Mamontov who purchased the property in 1870 and transformed it into the premier school of Russian Art. All buildings have been beautifully restored and overlook the Vora River. On the estate are churches, a chapel, banya and numerous artists’ studios, as well as Vasnestson’s playful “Hut on Chicken Legs”.
Departures: Daily to order. Private tour with driver and guide.
Inc private car with driver. Local
English speaking private tour guide for Sergiev Posad. Entrance fees.
Fully escorted with private car - NOTE this is a long day, including two great cities of the famous Golden Ring. This trip will allow you a quick overview, but the overnight option - see below - allows you that extra time to see Vladimir and really enjoy the charm of Suzdal. Suzdal has a visual appearance that many of us perceive we will see in all Russian towns or cities; scenes made real in our minds by books, television and the movies. Within the small precincts of the town, you can see some of the best examples of monastic and village architecture possible. There is a fine folk village museum where examples of old Russian architecture are on display in an open air museum. Time necessitates a farewell and you will be taken back to Vladimir, one of the early capitals of old Russia. Here you will see such famous sights as the Golden Gate. As the days sightseeing concludes you will begin the drive back to Moscow where you will be delivered back to your accommodation.
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Star City - Cosmonaut
Monino - Russian Airforce Aviation Museum
This is one of the worlds greatest collections of aviation history from before the Iron Curtain came down, during its 'drawn period' and after it was raised. For more details and costs take this link.
Kubinka Tank Museum
One of the worlds most famous collections. Aside from a history of Soviet and Russian tanks there are also examples captured, or gifted to the musuem.
Leo Tolstoy and Yasnaya Polyana
A day trip to a most significant cultural heritage site
Golden Ring Programmes