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Discover Moscow and experience unforgettable emotions!

Discover Moscow and experience unforgettable emotions!

We would like to invite you to visit the heart of Russia, Moscow! One of the world’s largest cities, a modern metropolis, the capital and ancient center of the Russian state with a history going back many centuries. The sprawling city of Moscow is a mixture of historical and contemporary sights. You will see temples and palaces, streets and avenues, medieval architecture and modern constructions and learn many interesting historical details of the outstanding monuments and the memorable places of the city.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: $10
Date: May 28, 2017
Time: 9 am at RANEPA
Type of excursion: bus and walking tour
English-speaking guide is provided

* For reservation please fill in the form (Moscow Excursion Form) and send to apqn.ncpa@gmail.com

Excursion Programme

        Red Square

Red Square is like the city of Moscow, ancient and vast, surrounded by architectural styles of different periods. The Kremlin is on its western side, the State History Museum on its north, the beautiful GUM department store along its whole eastern side and the world famous coloured domes of St. Basil's Cathedral on the south. These icons all represent Moscow as the political, historical, business and religious centre of Russia. Today it's hard to think of a place that is more admired by visitors to the city. The varied beauty of the architecture and the magical atmosphere make Red Square a truly fascinating place that you will want to come back to again and again.

St. Basil's Cathedral

 

 

The cathedral of St. Basil with its unusual combination of domes, artful forms and overall harmony is a superb, unmatched masterpiece of Russian architecture, and probably the most celebrated and mysterious temple in Russia. The central ribbed roof is surrounded by eight onions, none of them the same as the others, signifying eight Chapels, each dedicated to its own saint or event, connected by galleries.

 

 

The Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin offers you a real insight into the most astonishing world heritage sites, including Cathedral Square with its elaborately ornamented churches and gorgeous sprawling palaces. You are bound to experience unforgettable emotions from visiting the cathedrals and then strolling through Tainitsky Garden. You will be delighted to see President's Helipad as well as other attractions, such the Tsar Cannon and the Tsar Bell, the Residence of the President of Russia, the Arsenal, and the State Kremlin building.

Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)

 

Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), named after the village Vorobyovo, is a famous Moscow park, located on one of the so called "Seven hills of Moscow". It is a green hill on the bank of the Moskva River, huge beautiful park, pedestrian embankment, river station, and observation platform, which gives the best panorama of the city, the Moskva River, and a view of Moscow State University, it is close to. 
No words or even photos can describe just how gorgeous this picture of Moscow is, which takes your breath away.

Arbat Square

Arbatskaya Square is a historic city square situated in the very heart of the magnificent city of Moscow. The square is situated near the busy Arbatskaya Metro Station, and hence is one of the most frequented squares of the city. It is one of the oldest and most well-known squares of the Russian capital. Today the historical Arbat Square is still peculiarly attractive to the guests of the capital.


Manezh Square (Manezhnaya Square)

This place is Mecca for a tourist. It sits right next to 2 of Moscow's sacred tourist sights -The Kremlin and Red Square.
In addition, you can visit  "Okhotny Ryad" underground shopping mall, spend some nice time in cafes and restaurants, drop by "Manege" exhibition center, take pictures of beautiful flowers of Alexander garden, and walk through a couple of museums.
That is not to mention that "Manezhka" is a beauty by itself - with fountains, domes, and decorated shores of the Neglinka River.

Alexander Garden (Alexandrovsky Garden)

Alexander Garden is one of the most surprising spots in Moscow. Just imagine that right in the center of a huge city sits an oasis of beauty and calmness. Couples holding hands, parents walking around with their kids, and of course - lots and lots of tourists. The first public Park to be created in Moscow, Alexandrovsky Garden lies along the Kremlin's western wall. The Garden’s colourful flower beds, spectacular views of the Kremlin, quirky sculptures - and the general buzz of the place - have made this a favourite strolling spot and meeting place for Muscovites and tourists alike. In short, Alexandrovsky Garden is a perfect place for an afternoon of people watching.

Bersenevskaya Embankment (Bersenev Embakement)

Bersenevskaya Embankment starts from the Big Stone Bridge and ends in front of the monument to Peter the Great. There is also a tiny ancient house of unusual architecture flickering in the red color as a small palace from the wonderful fairy tale. Bersenevskaya Embankment is notable for the fact that it has perhaps the best views of the Moskva River.


Moscow City

The Moscow International Business Center “Moscow City”’ is one of the most popular places in the capital. The complex of buildings is located in Presnensky district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow, in an old urban area near the river embankment. Moscow City has become a place that brought together everything what a modern man needs: apartments, business, shopping and recreational areas.  
The observation desk is located on the 58th floor. From the height the city looks completely different. Ostankino and Luzhniki, the Moskva River and Zamoskvorechie district – a grand magnificent panorama is unfolding before your eyes.

Bagration Bridge

 

Bagration Bridge is a commerce and pedestrian bridge spanning the Moskva River. Bagration Bridge connects the modern architectural complex and the business center Moscow-City with the prestigious residential neighborhoods in Kutuzovsky Prospekt. The Bagration Bridge’s total length is about 214 meters.
The bridge is made of glass and concrete, and named after the Russian General Pyotr Bagration. By sight, it is a very unusual and futuristic construction. Perhaps this is the place where dreams come true!

Moscow River Cruise Tour 

 

Moscow River Cruise Tour is the most relaxing sightseeing tour that Moscow has to offer. Moscow river cruise is a great way to see the city center and its main landmarks including Novospassky Monastery, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Peter the Great monument, Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent.

Website: http://www.radisson-cruise.ru/index_en.php
Contact phone: +7 (495) 228-55-55
E-mail: info@radisson-cruise.ru
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Price: starts at $17
* For reservation please contact directly the travel agency

 

St. Petersburg Tour

St. Petersburg Tour route offers the most appealing and unusual sights of St. Petersburg, its main architectural and historical monuments.
You will fly past the mansions of Nevsky Prospekt and plunge into the history of numerous houses of the main street of the city. You will get to know the secrets and mysteries of the imperial court, penetrate into the backstage life of famous citizen and enjoy thrilling stories, connected with the city. The buses will take you on an interesting journey through the main sights of St. Petersburg and you will watch all the glitter and beauty of the Northern Venice.

Website: http://citytourspb.ru/en/about-excursion/about-us.html
Contact phone: +7 (812) 648-12-28
Duration: 2 hours
Price: starts at $12  
The audio guide is available in 12 languages
* For reservation please contact directly the travel agency

How to get to St. Petersburg

The best way to travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg is a modern high-speed Sapsan train which will take you to the destination point in about 4 hours.
Website: http://sapsan.su/
Price: starts at $30
Sapsan train timetable is attached (Sapsan train timetable)