Russia For You: Sample Programs

Destination
Season
Theme

Moscow Incentive Tour for 30 pax, 4* Hotel

11 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Moscow
Season: Spring
Theme: Incentive

PROGRAM at a Glance

 

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
10 Mar
2021
Wed

MUST KNOW: Moscow Description

MUST KNOW: Moscow weather forecast

MUST KNOW: Visa Requirements For Russian Federation

Afternoon Arrival at Moscow International Airport

Ice Check-In (Room Key & Bottle of Vodka frozen in Ice cube)

19:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

20:00 Welcome Dinner at Ruski Restaurant on 85th Floor of Moscow city Oko Tower

Day 2
11 Mar
2021
Thu

09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

09:00-13:00 Treasure Hunt: Secret Mission. Activities included:

1/ Red Square & GUM Store

2/ Moscow Metro Tour

3/ Christ the Savior Cathedral

4/ St. Basil's Cathedral

13:00 Final Step of Treasure Hunt & Lunch at Bunker 'Taganski' — Cold War Museum — 65 m underground

Afternoon: Moscow Retro Cars Museum Visit

19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

19:30 Dinner at Bochka Restaurant

23:00 Party at Mendeleev Bar

Day 3
12 Mar
2021
Fri

09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

One day in Russian Army: Tank Riding & AK Shooting

 

 

19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

19:30 Dinner at River Palace on Moscow River

23:00 Party at Icon Night Club

Day 4
13 Mar
2021
Sat

09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Star City (Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center) visit

Lunch at Goodman Steakhouse Okhotniy Ryad

Free time in Moscow

18:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide (Hotel — Venue-Hotel)

Gala Dinner at Turandot Restaurant

23:00 Party at Gipsy Night Club

Day 5
14 Mar
2021
Sun

 

 

Moscow International Airport Departure

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Novotel Moscow Centre 4*

DAY 1 — 10th March 2021, Wednesday

 MUST KNOW: Moscow Description

One of the world's great cities, Moscow (Russian Moskva) is the capital of Russia. Since it was first mentioned in chronicles of 1147, Moscow has played a vital role in Russian history; indeed the history of the city and of the Russian nation are closely interlinked. Today Moscow is not only the political centre of Russia but also the country's leading city in population, in industrial output, and in cultural, scientific, and educational importance. For more than 600 years Moscow has been the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Moscow covers an area of about 386 square miles (878,7 square kilometres), its outer limit being roughly delineated by the Moscow Ring Road.

5 airports (Shermemetievo 1 & 2, Vnukovo and Domodedovo 1 & 2 handing more then 13 million passengers with direct flights connecting Moscow to 112 countries. There are 9 railroad stations handling 45 million passengers yearly.

The city is centered on the Kremlin, the Red square and the famous Cathedrals at the Moskva River connecting the city with the Baltic Sea with an actual sea or river port at the city boarder. There are 5 Ring roads around the Kremlin (The inner Ring -one way street -, the second ring, the garden ring and MKAD as well as the project with a outer ring road catering for the more then 3 million vehicles registered in Moscow. Crossing the city is the Leningradskoe Prospect arriving to the city centre under the name Tveskaya Ulitza leading the way to the Kremlin from the North East.

There are 159 bridges over 200 Theatres and more then 150 museums holding more then 13 million exhibits and visited by more then 14 million people yearly.

 MUST KNOW: Moscow weather forecast

The continental climate of Moscow can be quite clearly categorised as simply two seasons, summer and winter. Moscow's summer weather is surprisingly mild and appealing, while in the bitterly cold winter months, be prepared to bring plenty of warm clothes and fur-lined hats.

Maximum Minimum

Moscow weather in January -6°C / 21°F -12°C / 10°F

Moscow weather in February -4°C / 25°F -11°C / 12°F

Moscow weather in March 1°C / 34°F -6°C / 21°F

Moscow weather in April 9°C / 48°F 1°C / 34°F

Moscow weather in May 17°C / 63°F 7°C / 45°F

Moscow weather in June 21°C / 70°F 11°C / 52°F

Moscow weather in July 22°C / 72°F 13°C / 55°F

Moscow weather in August 20°C / 68°F 11°C / 52°F

Moscow weather in September 14°C / 57°F 6°C / 43°F

Moscow weather in October 7°C / 45°F 1°C / 34°F

Moscow weather in November 0°C / 32°F -4°C / 25°F

Moscow weather in December -4°C / 25°F -9°C / 16°F

 MUST KNOW: Visa Requirements For Russian Federation

You will need the following documents in order to enter the Russian Federation:

• Russian Visa is required to visit Russian Federation as well as for Russian travels to the same countries. Visa charge varies from country, practically is about EUR 35 — 50. You need to have the following documents to present to the Russian Embassy (Consulate): Visa Application form, Passport, Passport photos, Visa Support Letter, hotel voucher & copy of travel insurance. Tsar Events DMC & PCO is registered in Ministry of Foreign affairs and has a Visa Reference number which give a right to issue visa support documents. There is no charge form our side for a group visa support documents, but for individual visa support documents within the group, we will charge a handling fee — EUR 3 per visa. (excluding post-delivery- if original are needed

• NB: Visa Application should be submitted as TOURIST VISA (as even corporate travel group is considered as Business Tourism). Business visa approval for an individual business invitation will take no less than 4 weeks.

• CRUISE GROUPS: We can issue separate daily vouchers for traveling in a group in the city for pre-ordered scheduled program. If you need a complete independence during you stay you need apply to a Tourist Visa.

 Afternoon Arrival at Moscow International Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of the biggest Russian airports in terms of regular international traffic. Sheremetyevo serves as the headquarters for the Aeroflot Russian Airlines, the Russian biggest air carrier. Airport has 5 terminals. Terminal B & C located in the opposite side from terminals D, E and F.

Transfer time from Airport to city center is approximately from one up to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic situation and time of the day. Transportation via AeroExpress train is available from Airport to the city (to Belorusskaya and Savelovskaya metro stations).

• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms that should be duly filled in and delivered to the immigration officer that will stamp the form upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure to the Immigration Officer. Passport and Immigration Forms will be needed and collected upon check-in at the hotel and could be given back the same evening / following morning at the reception

• CUSTOMS: Customs Forms should be filled in for Arrival & Departure in case of carrying currency in cash over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to be given permission to bring cash back while departure from Russia. In case of carrying an access amount these forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line «Goods To Declare». All other passengers will go at the Green Lane «Nothing to Declare». In case of lost luggage the person must proceed to Lost & Found and declare luggage arrived and luggage except. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification

• ARRIVAL: Guide will be waiting for the group in the lobby area with the welcome sign.

• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE (preordered): Luggage can be delivered from the Lobby Area after customs according to below portage prices. Luggage can also be delivered from the luggage belt to the bus after identification by each passenger.

• VIP SERVICE: VIP service can be supplied upon for group arrivals and delivered according to prepaid / pre-arranged services.

 Ice Check-In (Room Key & Bottle of Vodka frozen in Ice cube)

Looking for ideas to impress your client from the beginning of the trip? Let’s do it during hotel check-in and make routine process into the interesting activities. When your guests arrive to hotel ICE CUBES (average size 20 x 20 sm) with guests’ names will be waiting for them at reception.

Each guests will get small hammer to break the ice and get ROOM KEY that was frozen in advance.

Nice surprise is waiting for guests Inside of cube – small BOTTLE OF VODKA  (or any other souvenirs, like Matryoshka).

Recommended size of the group – maximum 50 persons.

Can be combined with welcome reception, vodka tasting, Russian Folklore trio or Bread & Salt Welcome Ceremony.

19:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 20:00 Welcome Dinner at Ruski Restaurant on 85th Floor of Moscow city Oko Tower

This new restaurant has light and spacious hall, located on the 85 floor of the «OKO» tower, with 360 panoramic view of Moscow. Here you can see all Moscow at a glance.

The restaurant has an eight-meter furnace where hand made bread and pies are baked. The menu for was by several chefs, it offers unique Russian dishes: soup of beef tails, marinated smelts and Karelian trout, dumplings with potatoes and cottage cheese stuffed duck neck «Delicieux» and stuffed carp.

Ice Bar of the restaurant offers guests a caviar bar, homemade vodkas and liqueurs.

The design of restaurant tells about the Russian culture and history without cliches. Thus, teh interior is bright and avant-garde.

Restaurant has a total of four areas: kitchen area, Ice Bar, main hall, VIP room.

 

DAY 2 — 11th March 2021, Thursday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after midnight hours is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. In case of full day usage price for meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation. Min usage is 5+1.

 09:00-13:00 Treasure Hunt: Secret Mission. Activities included:

In order to combine city tour with some interactive touch we suggest you to have Treasure Hunt: Secret Mission. Due to high traffic situation, treasure hunt can be done only during weekends. Recommended group size: from 10 to 100 persons.

Depending on group size, group will be divided on smaller groups of 7 – 12 persons. Each group has its own guide escort on requested language. Transport to be used: Bus or minivan (depending on group size), metro (subway), public transport.

Places to visit depends on clients wishes and group size.

The following places can be visited during game: Kremlin Territory, Tagansky Bunker, Red Square, GUM, Pushkinskaya Metro Station, St. Basil Cathedral …etc..

In each palce, groups will be greeted by actor, specifically dressed. (he/she can be dressed as a Spy agent, man with baloons etc).

All groups follow the same positions but on the different order.

Duration: 4 hour

 1/ Red Square & GUM Store

GUM is well-known to every Russian as the main shopping mall in the country, GUM always was and remains the greatest country’s store. The 120-year history of this architectural monument made it popular also in other countries.

GUM is an architectural masterpiece and a harmonic part of the Red Square ensemble. Stretching on a quarter of a kilometer along the Kremlin’s wall, the GUM’s building encloses the Red Square from the East with its facades’ architecture (decorated with facet rustics), and calls up with Kremlin and the Historical museum.

Inside, it consists of many different galleries with various shops, boutiques, numerous dining places. In winter, an adjacent ice-rink is one of the most famous and exciting attractions of Moscow, which is extremely popular both for locals and tourists (recommended for an evening walk on Red Square tour).

Stores accept Russian Rubles,Visa & MasterCard.

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 2/ Moscow Metro Tour

Moscow Metro is well-known all over the world as the most beautiful underground transit system. The Moscow Metro is one of the most efficient and extensive metro systems in the world, but its real draw for travellers is the extravagant decoration of its soviet-era stations, each one of them a work of art in itself. Metro is one of the main and significant memorials of Soviet Union's era. The decision to build underground railway in Moscow was taken on the 15th of June in 1931 by Central Committee. The first trains, which contained only 4 carriages, departed on the 15th of May in 1935. Those days the amount of passengers using Metro was about 177,000 daily. The metro currently comprises 172 stations, and the system carries well over nine million passengers a day on average, more than the Paris and New York systems combined. The guided tour around Moscow Metro includes some of the most beautiful stations.

Duration: 45 minutes to 1,5 hour.

The metro tour can be also used as an in-between activity in daily program in order to get quickly from one place to another. In this case the route will be planned in the best way in terms of logistics. Tour is recommended for small groups of approx.

15 persons per each guide. Recommended timing for a tour: during weekend or in the afternoon on weekdays (from 12:00 until 16:00). All information is in Cyrillic.

Open every day from 5.30 a.m to 1 a.m.

 3/ Christ the Savior Cathedral

The main Cathedral of Russia — Christ the Saviour Cathedral barbarously destroyed on December 5, 1931, has been rebuilt in 1994-2000 with joint work of architects, builders, as well as artists and sculptors, who reconstructed artistic beauty of the Cathedral. Construction was sponsored by Moscow Government and citizens. Located in very heart of Moscow the Cathedral is a perceptible memorial to the battle of the Russian people against the Napoleonic hordes. The names of the renowned heroes, whom God chose as instruments to save His people are engraved on marble boards in the main gallery of the Cathedral. Opening hours 10.00 -18.00 Sunday 10.00 -17.00, Monday 13.00 — 18:00. The entrance is free of charge (not possible during the service). It is not allowed to have a guided tour inside of the Cathedral during a visit, therefore the guide will tell guests the history of the Cathedral from outside.

Please, note: it is strictly prohibited to enter the Cathedral in sportive clothes, such as shorts, tank top etc; for women: shirts with uncovered shoulders, short trousers, skirts etc.

 4/ St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil Cathedral is situated in the very heart of Moscow, on Red Square.

Although it's known to everyone as St. Basil's, this legendary building is officially called «The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat». The popular alternative refers to Basil the Blessed, a Muscovite 'holy fool' who was buried on the site (in the Trinity Cathedral that once stood here) a few years before the present building was erected.

Cathedral is one of the symbols of the city was built in the period of 1555-1561 by the order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible in commemoration of the capture of Kazan.

The Cathedral is now a museum. During restoration work in the seventies a wooden spiral staircase was discovered within one of the walls. Visitors now take this route into the central church, with its extraordinary, soaring tented roof and a fine 16th Century iconostasis. You can also walk along the narrow, winding gallery, covered in beautiful patterned paintwork.

Opening hours: Daily from 11.00 to 17.00, every Sunday from 12:00-17:00, opened daily, closed on first Wednesday of the month.

 13:00 Final Step of Treasure Hunt & Lunch at Bunker 'Taganski' — Cold War Museum — 65 m underground

Projecting of the object began in 40s of last century. In 1956 the bucker with the general square of more than 7000 m2 was taken over by the state commission and passed to the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.

Bunker-42 is the outpost in the capital center which used to be in charge about 30 years providing security in case of nuclear attack.

Every day from 100 to 600 people worked in the object for being in ready alert of providing with the telephone and telegraphy communications.

The museum complex of «Bunker-42» gives individual and group guided tours let you to dip interactively to atmosphere of the time.

Group can have as a usual tour arounfd the bunker but also take part in different interactive programs.

Program «Top Secret»

Tour through the secret tunnels and halls of SCP «Taganskiy» is waiting for you.

First you will listen to the history of SCP «Taganskiy» and it’s place in the Cold war and will receive the answers to all your questions. In addition to captivating tour you will watch a scintillating movie about the Cold war. You will also learn about the construction of the secured post, about its life and functioning during those tough days.

Duration — 1 hour 30 min

Maximum group size — 30 pax.

 Afternoon: Moscow Retro Cars Museum Visit

The history of world's best cars in the biggest auto museum in Moscow. The Automuseum presents a collection of retro cars that have left their mark on the human history, they illustrate the evolution of automotive development in different countries of the world. The collection of the Auto Museum is constantly growing. At the moment, there are 150 museum exhibits.

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 19:30 Dinner at Bochka Restaurant

Bochka Restaurant is Andrey Dellos’ pioneer project. The restaurant offers Russian and European cuisines and specializes in meat dishes prepared in diverse ways, including cooking on hot rocks and roasting in a josper. The restaurant is famous for its steak. A young bull spit-roasted on an open fire in the middle of the dining hall has been the restaurant’s absolute hit since its foundation. The French chalet-style interior of the meat restaurant is enhanced by antique mirrors on brick walls, wooden rafters and crystal chandeliers, stained-glass windows and a real fire place.

Two open floors. 1st floor — V.I.P. hall in the shape of barrel for 50 persons. Second floor can fit a group up to 60 people. Maximum group size 100 pax.

 23:00 Party at Mendeleev Bar

The bar is a cocktail bar, so a very first thing to do, after passing strict face control, is to try and assess the fascinating work of the local mixologists, who are most of the specialist in absinte and cocktails based on absinthe.

Excellent bar menu is accompanied by light, tasty and quick to prepare Pan-Asian cuisine from Mom — Chef next door restaurant «Roni».

Weekdays — live piano evenings and live jazz concerts.

Weekends — cool deep techno and deep house djs

Mendeleev Bar is speak easy type of bar with the author’s cocktail menu from the famous russian mixologist Roman Milosteviy. Secret entrance is located in a tiny noodle shop «Lucky Noodles».

 

DAY 3 — 12th March 2021, Friday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after midnight hours is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. In case of full day usage price for meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation. Min usage is 5+1.

 One day in Russian Army: Tank Riding & AK Shooting

Unique opportunity to ride the legendary Soviet tanks T-34, T-54, T-55, IS-2, PT-76 (swimming), copies of KV-2 and BT-5, as well as armoured transport vehicles BTR-152 and BTR-40, and others. The tank base is located in 80 km from Moscow.

The program includes an introduction to the history of chosen vehicle, inside visit, riding on a concrete site and opportunity to ride on the outside (traveling position).

Detailed schedule:

— Arrival to tank base and dressing into military uniform (if it was ordered);

— Safety rules instruction;

— Introduction to the vehicle which will be used for the riding;

— Time for self photo/video shooting (not provided);

— Riding;

— Optional (extra charge): a tour to other vehicles in a hangar (up to 15 units, possible to see the demostration of ride characteristics of the vehicles (extra charge)).

AK training and shooting is possible at extra charge.

Recommended group size: 60 pax. The minimum number of vehicles to be booked for a group is 1 vehicle per 9 pax. Guide/escort per each subgroup of 9 pax for translation is required.

Upon completion of the activities military kitchen can be arranged for lunch.

Duration of the program is 3 hours.

Confirmation for the complete program should be received not later than in 30 days prior the day of event.

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 19:30 Dinner at River Palace on Moscow River

See Moscow from a totally different perspective, from the most ancient transport route in the city — Moscow river. During a wonderful journey along the Moskva River you will be amazed by a view of ancient walls and Cathedrals of Moscow Kremlin, Kremlin embarkment, Church of the Christ The Savoir and modern Peter the Great monument, parks, new and old bridges.

This boat trip can be combined with lunch or dinner on board — from a glass of Champaign or traditional shot of vodka to a real fine dinner or cocktail. Life music and life performances can also be added. Get a chance to create a unique atmosphere on board — from an ethnic Russian program to a fine classical performance.

On board of the event-liner «River Palace», unique VIP-class vessel for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, corporate events, conferences, banquets and festive cocktails at the highest level.

Design of a double deck hydrofoil is executed in modern style. Large panoramic windows of the Italian curved glass along the perimeter of the main deck of the ship provide an opportunity to enjoy magnificent views of Moscow. Interior design of ship is dominated by neutral beige tones. Floor of the main hall is trimmed with beige marble. In good weather, guests can seat on the open deck of the ship, where cocktail tables and sofas are put.

Capacity: 250pax — banquet style (round tables); 200pax – open upper deck.

Boat tours are available from end of April till end of September.

Private use of the boat to be discussed upon request.

The price includes: river tour, Jazz music accompaniment, porcelain at your choice, all necessary furniture and equipment.

 23:00 Party at Icon Night Club

ICON Moscow is one of the most ambitious and successful club projects, opened in autumn 2012. The club is focused on the premium audience and pays attention especially to the events, show programs and the newest musical trends. The first and only club in the «luxury» segment with a capacity of more than 2.000 people on the dancefloor and over 500 guests in VIP lounge. Each week there are parties with famous DJs, Russian and foreign stars and as well as creative thematic events.

 

DAY 4 — 13th March 2021, Saturday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after midnight hours is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. In case of full day usage price for meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation. Min usage is 5+1.

 Star City (Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center) visit

Star City is one of the most significant space facilities in Russia. It is located in the picturesque suburbs of Moscow in a distance of 30 km. There are located The Cosmonauts' Training Center named by legendary Yuri Gagarin and the same-named museum in the territory of Star City. Both objects are unique and of a great interest with the visitors from various countries. It is the only location in the world, where the one can try Zero Gravity Flight and many other activities, which are available only for cosmonauts!

Recommended Schedule:

— 09.00 Departure from Moscow.

— 10.30-12.00 Big groups will be divided into smaller groups of up to 40 pax each.

Each group will visit:

1) The biggest Centrifuge in the world (its weight is 300 tonn and the shoulder radius is 18m) — it is used for cosmonaut selection and training by simulating negative factors of space flight.

2) The Hydro lab is designed to test space objects models, perform cosmonaut training and experiment research in the condition of simulated micro gravity.

3) MIR Station (watching from outside)

Other activities are available at extra cost:

Sokol Suite dressing (3 persons per group sat the same time)

Rotating Chair (5 persons per group)

Meeting with Cosmonaut at MIR Station (with each group)

— 12.00 Departure to Moscow.

— 13.00 Arrival to Moscow.

Star City is open for the visits from 10:00 until 15:00 (last entrance).

IMPORTANT: Confirmation for Star City visit shall be received not later than 2 months prior the visit with the following information to be provided on each of the guests: 1) Full name (as in passport); 2) Date of birth; 3) Place (city) of birth; 4) Passport no.; 5) Citizenship; 6) Place of work (company’s name); 7) Position in the company.

 Lunch at Goodman Steakhouse Okhotniy Ryad

The GOODMAN Steak House is a chain of classical Steak Houses in Moscow. Located throughout the Russian capital сentre, the GOODMAN Steak House is all about offering the most succulent and tender meats anywhere — be it a rib-eye, filet mignon or some other delicious variety.

At GOODMAN's they know all about their steaks, where and how to breed cows, where and how to store meat, and of course, how to cook it to perfection. Their specially imported Australian meat is up to the standards of a twenty-four stage quality control. And to make sure you get the best flavour from your dishes, the GOODMAN chefs check the temperature of the cooked meat individually to make sure that the steak is cooked exactly the way you ordered it.

 Free time in Moscow

During your free time in Moscow, we recommend you:

1/Do some shopping. Pay your attention to Russian scarves, fabrics, fur hats, souvenirs, crystal, Russian porcelain, paintings, caviar, lacquer boxes, amber, Matreshka (Russian Doll).

Shops are also opened dayly from 10- 21:00, some malls are opened even longer. Main department stores located on Red Square. Main Department stores are «GUM», «TSUM», «Okhotny Ryad».

2/ Relax and enjoy coffee/tea in numerous coffee-houses. Explore the city and its people.

 18:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide (Hotel — Venue-Hotel)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:30 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 Gala Dinner at Turandot Restaurant

Restaurant «Turandot» is one of the most magnificent restaurants of Moscow. It is the present palace in which interiors styles of the European baroque are skilfully bound, classicism and the Renaissance. The refined painting, masterly skill of a carving, precious porcelain vases, original gobelins, an old watch create bewitching atmosphere of refinement and luxury. Here is mosaic gold and antiques, majestic chandelier of Malaysian crystal with unique lightning and acting fireplaces, Gobelin tapestries and Venetian mirrors – and everything is genuine!

The porcelain hall is executed in style of neoclassics of XVIII century. Such decision is dictated by the original columns kept in an interior of a hall. The cosy crash of logs in fireplaces will fill atmosphere of your celebration with heat and will make it unforgettable. The hall also ideally will approach and for small conferences, various trainings, seminars and round tables.

Celebratory hall is decorated by original oak carved panels of an epoch of Louis XIV. The laconic severity of a hall gives it similarity to a spacious ancient office. Here you can hold press conference, a seminar or training, a business dinner.

The restaurant has got 14 halls of totally 20 thousand sq. m. and amazing summer terrace, which copies Versailles grounds! The tables boast china-ware — the XVIII century original copies.

The local menu was elaborated by Alan Yau, the only chef, who was awarded with two Michelin stars for Asian cuisine.But restaurant's menu is not limited only by Asian cuisine (which is, by the way, adopted to European traditions) — a wide choice of European dishes is available.

Live music (harp, violin, cello, piano) — a spectacular peformance, consisting of classic and modern songs — can be watched and listened on the turning round podium every evening (two casts of quartet are changing during the week). Charming ladies start to play at 19.30. Open from 12:00 until 00:00.

The total capacity of the restaurant is around 500 pax depending on the set up.

The first floor fits up to 150 pax; second floor — 120 pax; the Japanese hall — 75-80 pax; the Grand room — 40-50 pax.

 23:00 Party at Gipsy Night Club

Gipsy is especially popular among Moscow’s younger crowd, meaning average age there will be no more than 23. Expect lots of young students and groups. Since it has a strong brand, it is the place to go for tourists (and also very welcoming of them).

Good mainstream music and a solid mixture between more stylish and more casual people. They do the occasional night with performances. Most of the time that’s gonna be someone from the Blackstar label but sometimes international stars like Robin Schulz perform there as well. You’ll have to buy a ticket to those, but it’s worth it because you experience the best of Gipsy on these nights.

Last but not least, Gipsy has one of the best vibes and energy of all Moscow clubs when it gets packed. It has one of the biggest dance floors and the retractable roof makes for amazing energy when you party open air in summer. Plenty of tables as well, so in summer I would definitely recommend getting one, especially with a group.

 

DAY 5 — 14th March 2021, Sunday

 Moscow International Airport Departure

Moscow is serviced by over ten airports, three of which are international: Sheremetyevo airport (terminals D, E, F), Vnukovo airport (terminal B) and Domodedovo airport. All these terminals have up-to-date infrastructure.

• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms that should be duly filled in and delivered to the immigration officer that will stamp the form upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure to the Immigration Officer. Passport and Immigration Forms will be needed and collected upon check-in at the hotel and could be given back the same evening / following morning at the reception

• CUSTOMS: Customs Forms should be filled in for Arrival & Departure in case of carrying currency in cash over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to be given permission to bring cash back while departure from Russia. In case of carrying an access amount these forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line «Goods To Declare». All other passengers will go at the Green Lane «Nothing to Declare». In case of lost luggage the person must proceed to Lost & Found and declare luggage arrived and luggage except. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification

• ARRIVAL: Guide will be waiting for the group in the lobby area with the welcome sign.

• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE (preordered): Luggage can be delivered from the Lobby Area after customs according to below portage prices. Luggage can also be delivered from the luggage belt to the bus after identification by each passenger.

• VIP SERVICE: VIP service can be supplied upon for group arrivals and delivered according to prepaid / pre-arranged services.