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MOSCOW CONFERENCE SUMMER PROGRAM (5* FOR 250 PAX)

01 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Moscow
Season: Summer
Theme: Conference & Congresses

 

Morning Activities
08:00 — 13:00

Lunch
13:00 — 14:00

Afternoon Activities
14:00 — 19:00

Dinner Evening Activities
19:00 — 00:00

Day 1
4 Jun
2021
Fri

MUST KNOW: Moscow Description

MUST KNOW: Moscow weather forecast

Entartainment during the dinner: Russian Folkloric Instrumental Ensemble

Arrival to Moscow Airport

Bread & Salt Welcoming Ceremony

Welcome dinner at Yabloko (Apple) Hall at Zurab Tsereteli Artist's Gallery

Day 2
5 Jun
2021
Sat

10:00 — 18:00 Full day Conference at Radisson Royal Moscow Hotel

 

 

19:30 — 22:30 Dinner at Metropol Restaurant

Day 3
6 Jun
2021
Sun

9:00 — 13:30 Conference and Lunch at Radisson Royal Moscow Hotel

 

13:30 — 17:00 Moscow City Sightseeing Tour

Kremlin Territory & Cathedrals Visit

19:00 — 22:00 Gala Dinner at GUM (Demonstration Hall) on the Red Square

Entertainment for dinner: Russian Ballet — Private Ballet Performance

Entertainment for dinner: Opera singers

Day 4
7 Jun
2021
Mon

Airport Departure

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 Radisson Collection hotel «Ukraine»

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow is the premier accommodation choice in the city, with its home in the second tallest of the Seven Sisters buildings. A prime example of the Stalinist Gothic architectural style, the structure rests on the banks of the Moskva River, giving guests prime views and the exciting option for a river cruise. Choose from 497 rooms and suites with sumptuous amenities, including Free high-speed, wireless Internet. The hotel also provides serviced apartments, perfect for extended stays. On-site features are plenteous and include delicious dining options, a bar on the 31st floor and a wellness centre.

This hotel houses nine Moscow restaurants, including two bars on the upper floors. An array of dining and drink options including the 31st-floor bar, with stunning city views.

The conference facilities and meeting rooms at this Moscow lodging expertly balance opulence and technology, with the elegant décor and modern audiovisual tools. A total of 14 different rooms are available and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. On-site Congress Park offering 2,300 square metres of fully equipped meeting space. The ballroom spans 380 m² and can accommodate up to 350 guests. The conference hall can accommodate up to 430 guests.

 

DAY 1 — 4th June 2021, Friday

 Bread & Salt Welcoming Ceremony

Bread and Salt Ceremony is one of the oldest Russian traditions. When important, respected or admired guests arrive, they were greeted by young women in traditional costumes with a loaf of bread placed on a rushnik (embroidered towel). A salt holder or a salt cellar is placed on top of the bread loaf or secured in a hole on the top of the loaf.

The tradition originated as a folk custom in western Russia. As a sign of hospitality, when the emperor or empress visited their towns, merchants and gentry would present a loaf of bread placed on a round dish covered with an embroidered towel. The ceremony also was used prior to the marriage of a landowner when he traveled to each village on his estate, introducing his new bride to the peasants. The ceremony symbolized that the couple would never be without the necessities of life.

The tradition still is practiced, both in Russia (occasionally at weddings) and by descendants of Russians living in other countries (bread and salt is brought to a family member or friend when they move into a new home).

Man and woman, dressed in Russian national costumes serve Bread & Salt, while a folklore trio is playing and singing. The Ceremony is perfect in combination with the welcome reception during check – in (glass of champagne or a shot of Russian vodka). Ceremony duration is 20-30 min.

 Entartainment during the dinner: Russian Folkloric Instrumental Ensemble

Russian traditional instrumental ensemble would be a great entertainment option as a background performance during welcome cocktail or dinner. Ensemble consists of 3-4 persons. The instruments are subject to change but the most popular set is balalaika, accordion, domra and bass-balalaika. The band will perform some of famous national Russian songs. Recommended duration of performance is 1 hour (a minimum fee). Extra charge will be applied (per hour) if performance is delayed for more than 30 minutes from originally confirmed time due to program change (with artists being ready in time). For performances on a ship, an extra charge (per hour) will be applied if the trip takes more than confirmed duration of artists performance. Technical equipment (lighting & sound), as well as a stage construction (if required) is not included into the price and depends on venue size, number of guests and seating style.

Russian Folkloric Instrumental Ensemble is recommended for Russian style events in combination with Russian Circus, Cossack performance and other traditional Russian acts. Advance reservation is recommended. Price to be reconfirmed upon request.

 Welcome dinner at Yabloko (Apple) Hall at Zurab Tsereteli Artist's Gallery

Zurab Tsereteli is a famous Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect who holds the office of President of the Russian Academy of Arts. Yabloko (Apple) Hall is located at the famous Artist's Gallery of Zurab Tsereteli in the center of Moscow historical part. The entrance to the Hall leads through Tsereteli's Gallery — a permanent exhibition with paintings, sculptures and other art pieces. Most impressive and significant exhibit of the Gallery is a 15-meters in diameter sculpture «Apple of Love», placed in the middle of Apple Hall. Its surface total square is 1200 sq. meters with bronze reliefs on the walls. It is possible to sit inside the «Apple of Love» and use it as a chill-out of VIP room (non-smoking only). The Apple Hall is connected to Artist's Gallery restaurant and can be used not only as a separate venue for a banquet/gala-dinner but also for a welcome cocktail before dinner at Winter Garden. The Apple Hall can be also used for conferences and presentations. Apple Hall Capacity: 500 pax for a banquet and up to 1500 persons for cocktail reception.

 

DAY 2 — 5th June 2021, Saturday

 10:00 — 18:00 Full day Conference at Radisson Royal Moscow Hotel

The Radisson Royal, Moscow Conference Center is a perfect site for business events, private special occasions, evening balls and elegant receptions.The historical building has a soul and charisma –the original paintings by Russian artists of the mid XX century, vivid collection of sculptures of the Soviet period, award winning diorama of Moscow, famous picturesque plafond in the central hall –all these fine details create a wonderful framing for any event, bringing in a note of respectability and reminding of the best Russian art traditions. Precious finishing with rare sorts of wood and natural stone –Indian color granite, noble Italian and Spanish marble –any event held here is enveloped in a veil of well-being and prestige.Our Conference and Banqueting service staff passed international trainings and are experienced in catering for high profile events, which is a guarantee for success of any scale and type of event.

The Radisson Royal, Moscow Conference center is the heart and starting point of all events in the hotel. The location of the halls, meeting rooms and restaurant on one floor, prestigious and easy-to-remember address, convenient access roads, parking, abundant infrastructure of the hotel –these and other advantages of the hotel’s Conference center make it one of the best in Russia.

 19:30 — 22:30 Dinner at Metropol Restaurant

Metropol is the main restaurant of the hotel. It is a legendary place. The history of the whole century is bound up with it. Noisy banquets, high-life weddings, international conferences, political debates, all these were held in Metropol. Under the vault of the hall Fyodor I. Shalyapin sang, Vladimir I. Lenin made speeches, Bernard Shaw ordered vegetarian dishes, King of Spain Juan Carlos made receptions, Michael Jackson played softly the piano — it is impossible to enumerate all the guests of note who visited the restaurant. The monumental hall of the restaurant with a great glass dome, a marble fountain, splendid standard lights, wall painting in the manner of Rubens make a deep impression. At first the decoration was made in the moderne style by architect S. Galenzovsky. In 1910 A. Erixson decided to restructure the restaurant by adding the elements of neoclassicism. A stage is available at one end of the hall, just one more reason why the Metropol restaurant is in such a high demand for so many different events. Russian and European cuisine. Can be connected with 3 banqueting rooms and 4 Balcony rooms. The restaurant room «Metropol» plus adjacent banquetting «Mirror» room and «Red» room can accomodate up to 500 persons seating.

 

DAY 3 — 6th June 2021, Sunday

 9:00 — 13:30 Conference and Lunch at Radisson Royal Moscow Hotel

The Radisson Royal, Moscow Conference center is the heart and starting point of all events in the hotel. The location of the halls, meeting rooms and restaurant on one floor, prestigious and easy-to-remember address, convenient access roads, parking, abundant infrastructure of the hotel –these and other advantages of the hotel’s Conference center make it one of the best in Russia.

 13:30 — 17:00 Moscow City Sightseeing Tour

Moscow is the biggest city in Europe and the Capital of Russia founded in 1147. The city possesses the most valuable historical and architectural monuments of world importance: the Kremlin, Novo-Devichiy Convent, Church of Pokrov in Fili, Moscow State University, Triumphal Arch, Memorial complex of Victory on the Poklonnaya Gora etc. A great number of historic monuments are being reconstructed and restored. The population of 11,5 million people makes it the biggest city in Europe. Transport makes sometimes the traffic to be blocked but with the right logistic and use of alternative transport and walking the city offers unique impressions and possibilities. Moscow has one of the fastest growing economical centers in the world with an active business life with an enormous changing profile / skyline. During the orientation of Moscow we will acquaint ourselves with the main tourist attractions of the city. Passing the famous Tverskaya Boulevard, the Red and Manage Squares as well as Arbat (the capital's commercial center), we will stop at Vorobyovy Hills — the highest point of Moscow with a breathtaking view at the city and Moscow-river. The building of Lomonosov's Moscow State University (one of the seven famous Stalin's Age skyscrapers) is located just in a short walk from here. Luzhniki Stadium (honored the final UEFA Champions League match 2008), is situated right in front. Recommended duration of Moscow City Sightseeing Tour is 3 hours, but can be changes depending on logistic of the visited sights.

 Kremlin Territory & Cathedrals Visit

The Moscow Kremlin is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square and the Alexander Garden. It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called «City of God». Six buildings, including 3 three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them, the work of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century. The Armory building built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons nowadays houses a museum, in which an enormous collection of Russian national treasures, including the famous Faberge eggs, carriages, cookware, jewelry, etc. is on display. The State Historical Museum is located outside the walls. Entry fee includes the visit to the Kremlin Territory and 3 cathedrals.

In the course of its centuries-old history the name of the museum and its administration have changed lots of times. Nevertheless the Kremlin remains one of the most beautiful and famous architectural ensembles of the world, included into the World Heritage list of UNESCO; its collection have always been of high historical and cultural value, carefully preserved and studied by the museum’s team of researchers.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 5 working days prior the visit.

 19:00 — 22:00 Gala Dinner at GUM (Demonstration Hall) on the Red Square

GUM is the name of the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union, known as State Department Store during the Soviet times. With the façade extending for 242 m (794 ft) along

the eastern side of Red Square, GUM was built between 1890 and 1893. GUM is not just a simple store where it is possible to buy everything. It is an artistic gallery and a place to organize cultural, political events, exhibitions, etc.

Demonstration Hall is situated on the third floor and was renovated in 2007. It is the unique and the only venue in the world with fantastic panoramic view to Red Square. The Hall has a separate entrance via grand staircase from Red Square, made in red Karelian granite. The interior is decorated in a traditional emperor style, in light exquisite colors. Cocktail can be organized in front of Demonstration Hall or even inside of Hall, depending on number of people. The total area of the Hall is 386 sq. meters.

The stage is 10 x 10 meters. It is enough to accommodate a banquet with up to 250 guests or a cocktail reception with up to 350 guests. There is equipped with 10 acoustic systems, lighting equipment, video system and radio-guided projection screen. The rental fee includes 24 hours of renting, security staff (4-6 people), lighting and sound equipment, lighting engineer, parking.

 Entertainment for dinner: Russian Ballet — Private Ballet Performance

Russian Ballet is famous all over the world and considered to be one of the strongest ballet schools ever. Its history counts more than 235 years, when Bolshoi Ballet Academy was found. Today, Russia is not only one of the world ballet centers, but also a very prestigious place to get a ballet education. Many well-known dancers from many countries were educated here. A private ballet performance is a unique chance to see the pieces of some of the best Russian ballets, such as «Swan Lake», «The Nutcracker», «Sleeping Beauty», and others — at the same time and at the single place. It will truly glam up any event and bring its guests unforgettable memories. The ballerinas are prime dancers of Bolshoi’ and Kremlin ballets. Performance can be organized at any venue for any amount of guests, but planned depending on the venue parameters, such as size and shape of the room. Recommended for Classical style events.

Please, note: The program is subject to change. The price for balerinas is indicative and should be reconfirmed upon the booking. Extra charge will be applied if performance is delayed for more than 30 minutes from originally confirmed time due to program change (with artists being ready in time). For performances on a ship, an extra charge (per hour) will be applied if duration of the trip is longer than confirmed duration of artists performance. Technical equipment (lighting & sound), as well as a stage construction (if required) and flooring is not included into the price and depends on venue conditions, number of guests and seating style (to be reconfirmed upon request).

 Entertainment for dinner: Opera singers

To convey a special romantic and solemn atmosphere to the dinner, cocktail or a presentation, we suggest a performance of an opera singer. A male or female soloist will perform the most famous and beautiful classical opera pieces, Russian romances, and Russian traditional songs accompanied by the piano in between the courses (if it is a dinner). Each performance will last 10 — 15 minutes. There can be an interchange of male and female soloists. And a duet performance as a grand finale.

To be even more impressive the opera singers may be wearing the historical costumes of the epoch of Peter the Great or Catherine the Second.

 

DAY 4 — 7th June 2021, Monday

 Airport Departure

 

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