Russia For You: Sample Programs

Destination
Season
Theme

Moscow Summer Incentive Tour for 40 pax, 5* Hotel

08 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Moscow
Season: Summer
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
15 Jul
2021
Thu

MUST KNOW: Visa Requirements For Russian Federation

Recommended entertainment during the dinner: Cossack Folkloric Performance

MUST KNOW: Moscow Description

MUST KNOW: Moscow weather forecast

Moscow International Airport Arrival

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

19:30 Welcome Dinner at Artist Gallery

OPTIONAL: 19:00 Welcome Dinner & Cruise at River Palace (not privatized)

Day 2
16 Jul
2021
Fri

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

09:30 — 17:30 Full Day Moscow City Sightseeing Tour (with different stops)

10:00 Christ the Saviour Cathedral Visit During City tour

11:00 Morning in Kremlin Territory & Cathedrals Visit

13:00 Lunch at Goodman Steakhouse Okhotniy Ryad

Red Square Walk

St. Basil's Cathedral

Shopping at GUM Store (Red Square)

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

19:30 Dinner at Bochka restaurant

OPTIONAL: 19:30 Dinner at Ruski Restaurant on 85th Floor of Moscow city Oko Tower

Day 3
17 Jul
2021
Sat

09:30 — 14:30 Transport & Guide Half Day

09:30 — 15:30 Spy Hunting in Moscow

1/ Moscow Metro Tour

2/ Ice Cave of Park Zaryadye

3/ Bunker 'Taganski' — Cold War Museum

4/ Panoramic view of Moscow from Federation tower  (54th Floor)

5/ Lunch at DEPO Moscow – Biggest in Russia Gastonomic Hall (with cash allowance)

 

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

19:30 Farewell Dinner at Yar Legendary Restaurant & Russian Cabaret Show

Day 4
18 Jul
2021
Sun

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

Star City (Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center)

OPTIONAL: Star City — Meeting with Cosmonaut

Lunch at Medvezh'i ozera (Bear Lakes) — restaurant on the water

Moscow International Airport Departure

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Marriott Royal Aurora 5*

It`s the only hotel in Russia provides a butler service to all guests. This luxury Moscow hotel in city center is the perfect base to explore everything this metropolis has to offer. With 232 guest rooms and suites, all day dining Aurora restaurant, famous for Sunday brunches, Polo Club restaurant, the original steak house in Moscow, you will have precious memories of your visit. The lobby bar is an ideal place both for an internal drink or a meeting with business partner. The event management team in Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora hotel has a high level of expertise in ensuring the smooth running of any event. There are 6 meeting rooms, 580sqm of total meeting space in the hotel.

Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora hotel offers popular service — outside catering. The hotel is few minutes away from historical places of interest such as Red Square, Arbat street and most popular shopping centers: TSUM and GUM. Warm and welcoming service coupled with fantastic amenities make us a unique Royal hotel in Moscow city center.

 

DAY 1 — 15th July 2021, Thursday

 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.

 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

 Moscow International Airport Arrival

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.

 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 Welcome Dinner at Artist Gallery

The Artist Gallery Restaurant is situated in the building of the Tsereteli Art Gallery, a beautiful mansion of late 18 century close to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The Artist Gallery is a marvelous place decorated with frescos, bronze bas-reliefs and mosaics of the famous Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.

Restaurant consists of 5 halls, each of which boasts its unique interior, general is 350 seats.

The «Flower» Hall — there are colorful posters of Z. Tsereteli’s works on the walls and the ceiling. (30 seats)

The «Bronze» Hall of the famous sculptor is done in the moderate colours of the oriental engraving. (20 seats)

The «Russian» and «Italian» Halls are decorated with the paintings of the famous Moscow artists, created under with direction of the monumentalist E.N. Maksimov and V.P. Psarev. (20 seats and 30 seats)

The «Winter Garden» Hall is a magnificent hall with the high transparent ceiling and picturesque trees. (capacity of 140 pax without balcony and 100 extra seats capacity with balcony, total capacity of the hall is 240 seats)

All the halls boast the «castle» furniture with high backs and carved fly glassed tables made in France on the author’s project.

The fascinating dishes of Italian and French cuisine are emphasized due to creative shaping. The fish dish called «Bouillabaisse», for example, is served in a ladia boat under a sail, and the ladia is made of pastry.

Depending on the menu budget and number of pax, a rental fee for Winter Garden is applied (to be reconfirmed upon request).

 Recommended entertainment during the dinner: Cossack Folkloric Performance

Cossacks history counts many centuries. Originally, they were a part of national self-defense force and protected civilians from the Tatar armed gangs. During XVI century, the Cossacks were formed into regiments and were standing guards at Russian border and used as auxiliary forces in a war with Turkey. Later, Cossacks always participated in national wars. But in all the times, they were independent formation. Often they were opposed the central power, due to the constant impairment of their right and freedom, as well as traditions. For example, Cossacks participated in various revolts, including famous Razin' and Pugachev's revolts. Though since XIX century until October Revolution in 1917, Cossacks were mainly supporting the Tsar and protected Russian statehood. During Soviet times, the Cossacks were subject to mass repression, but since the 90s of the last century, they started to recover their traditions and history.

Cossack performance is a very spectacular singing and dancing entertainment program, as well as a demonstration of their sabre possession skills! Duration: 30 minutes. Can be organized at any venue. 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 (to be reconfirmed) 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) is not included into the price and depends on venue conditions, number of guests and seating style (to be reconfirmed upon request). For very small venues, acoustic performance is possible. Price to be reconfirmed upon the booking.

 OPTIONAL: 19:00 Welcome Dinner & Cruise at River Palace (not privatized)

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.

 

DAY 2 — 16th July 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.

 09:30 — 17:30 Full Day Moscow City Sightseeing Tour (with different stops)

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.

 10:00 Christ the Saviour Cathedral Visit During City tour

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.

 11:00 Morning in 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.

 13:00 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.

 Red Square Walk

The national heritage and a UNESCO Listed site — Red Square — is very well known far beyond Russian borders. The country’s main square, it is one of the most recognized Russian symbols, along with the Kremlin (which eastern wall boarders it) and St. Basil Cathedral (which actually stands at it). It is also one of Moscow’s most vibrant open spaces whatever the weather or time of day – Muscovites and visitors enjoy it long after dark alike (in fact, it becomes even more popular at nightfall). During Red Square walking tour you will see St. Basil Cathedral, The GUM (main Russian department store), The Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb and the Kremlin graveyard, The State History Museum. Please, note that entrances to museums are not included to this tour.

 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.

 Shopping at GUM Store (Red Square)

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.

 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.

 OPTIONAL: 19:30 Dinner at Ruski Restaurant on 85th Floor of Moscow city Oko Tower

The highest restaurant in Europe with russian cuisine and breathtaking views is situated in Moscow City. The restaurant with a panoramic view occupies the 85th floor of the «OKO» skyscraper in Moscow City and it seems to be floating in the air — the space is bright and breathing. The elegant and modern atmosphere of Ruski perfectly corresponds to the spirit of the restaurant, offering its guests traditional russian cuisine from chef Alexander Volkov-Medvedev.

In the heart of the restaurant is a completely open russian cuisine with no analogues. Guests can watch the work of cooks, in whose arsenal, in addition to traditional restaurant equipment, there is a real functioning eight-meter russian oven, created by all the canons of stove art. In this oven cooks are bake bread, ripen soup and porridge, make melted milk.

Ruski boasts the highest Ice bar in the world: here, guests dressed in fur coats, and can drink vodka, biting beluga caviar, behind a bar of ice blocks. For a reminder of the famous russian winter, the ice-bar maintains a constant temperature of -15 ° C, and a cold bluish backlight intensifies the frosty effect.

 

DAY 3 — 17th July 2021, Saturday

 09:30 — 14:30 Transport & Guide Half Day

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.

 09:30 — 15:30 Spy Hunting in Moscow

You have a unique opportunity to explore the city and to have fun in one time! We suggest you to have a Spy Hunting. The group will be divided into a several groups (depending on group size and vehicles to be used – Sedan Volga cars, minivan (5 seats capacity), minibus (15 seats capacity).

Each group will pass different tasks on the route using special passwords, messages and tasks in order to complete a secret mission. The results of each team will be checked in the end by KGB agent (in the restaurant).

Each team will receive the map and envelope with their minivan number, task and a secret password.

During the hunting they will visit several places and meet the agents. (including Red Square, Vorobivi Hills, Gum). The rout is always tailor-made and exclusive for each group.

The final point in the restaurant. The winner can be given a prize.

 1/ 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.

 2/ Ice Cave of Park Zaryadye

Around the corner from the Kremlin the authors have created a piece that takes the viewers on a journey through ice and snow, invites them to enjoy the beauty of the shimmering crystals covering the columns and walls of the Ice Cave. Feel the depth and greatness of the nature of the North.

Almost 70 tons of water were frozen to achieve a beautiful 750m² ice mantle on 14 kilometers of curved tubes.

You enter the Cave through a sluice which at once makes you feel like you’re on a polar station. The Cave covered with ice and snow is dimly lit by white LEDs. The temperature here remains between -4 and -9°C all year round.

The authors were inspired by the complicated process of cave formation and its rich history – ancient people started using caves as shelter thousands of years ago. Many have left footprints and cave paintings there defining many caves as art memorials. The creators of the installation have been fascinated by the power and mystique associated with caves. When inside you’ll feel logic giving way to hearing, tactile perception, instincts, intuition. There are thousands of caves on the territory of Russia but not many are open to the public, some are not fully investigated, many aren’t even accessible.

Grab a sweater if you are planning a visit to the Ice Cave so the cold doesn’t distract you from the surrounding beauty. If you forget to bring one, there will be 200₽ blankets available for purchase at the box office.

Hours:

Monday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sessions run every 20 minutes with a maximum of 15 visitors per session.

 3/ Bunker 'Taganski' — Cold War Museum

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.

 4/ Panoramic view of Moscow from Federation tower  (54th Floor)

The Federation Tower is the first project in Russia to utilize super high-strength concrete technology. Three levels of steel outrigger truss systems, placed at the bridge levels, distribute gravity and wind loads between the core and perimeter framing. The project is designed and constructed considering modern requirements for occupant safety in super high-rise structures.

Rising 365 meters, this 93-story skyscraper provides accommodation for Class-A offices, a five-star Hyatt hotel and luxury apartments. It will become the centerpiece of the new Moscow International Business Center.

Adjacent to the 93-story East Tower is its 66-story twin, the West Tower. A 448-meter stiletto-like, glass dressed elevator mast and spire visually unites these two sail-shaped buildings. Connecting the two towers and the mast are pedestrian bridges at 32nd and 64th floors and the observation platform at the 87th floor.

15 pax per group per 1 guide

 5/ Lunch at DEPO Moscow – Biggest in Russia Gastonomic Hall (with cash allowance)

At the new Depo food mall on Belorusskaya train station, it’s all about independent restaurants, plenty of choice, high quality, worldly influences and street food-style eating.

All of this is injecting new life into our capital in the form of Europe's largest food hall.

But not as you might know them: it's a grownup space, a literally built up entire city in the city, with hand-picked vendors serving up a variety of different foods and cuisines that are the best in their game.

On 11 thousand square meters of space there are 140 corners with fresh products and 75 original gastronomic solutions.

Depo is a vibrant hub of ethnic cuisine, fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet sweets, and an impressive array of meats, poultry and seafood. It is especially worth a visit during the weekends.

Here, only the very best vendors are able to secure a place there.

On the weekends live bands and dj's heat up the food court with their music!

Also, photographers will love the picturesque location, so don’t forget your camera!

 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 Farewell Dinner at Yar Legendary Restaurant & Russian Cabaret Show

Restourante «Yar» in the hotel «Sovetsky» is considered one of the best in Moscow, located about 20 minutes drive from the city center. Founded in 1826 and rebuilt in 1910, it maintains the atmosphere of the early twentieth century and delicious Russian-European cuisine. Guests can book any of the three rooms in «Yar» for presentatiojn, banquet or fourchette.

The YAR Wines list has more than 150 selections, specializing in wines from around the world.

The legendary Yar Restaurant is a special pride of the hotel. Known from the works of the great Russian classics, since 1826 «Yar» survived its fourth birth. This bohemian restaurant was visited by Pushkin, Chaliapin, Gilyarovsky, Rasputin, Savva Morozov, Chekhov, Kuprin, Gorky. Today, the Yar restaurant is one of the best national restaurants in Russia, where you can taste delicious dishes that perfectly combine culinary traditions

 

DAY 4 — 18th July 2021, Sunday

 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)

Star City is a common name of an area in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which has since the 1960s been home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC). Cosmonauts of the Russian Federal Space Agency, and the Soviet space program before it, have lived and trained in Star City since the 1960s.

Now Star City is one of the most significant space facilities in Russia. City is located in the beatiful suburbs of Moscow, about 30 km from Moscow. 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 used in real cosmonaut' training.

Star City is open for the visits daily from 10:00 until 15:00 (last entrance). The duration of a standard program is 1, 5 -2 hours, depending on group size (big groups are divided into subgroups). Timing can be extended to 3-4 hours with extra activities.

Standard program & timing:

09:00 — Departure from the hotel to Star City.

10:00 — Arrival to Star City. In case of a big group, visitors will be divided into subgroups with max. 40 persons in each group.

10:00 – 11:30 – Touring:

1) Training complex of the Center with full-sized simulators of MIR Station (no entrance to the station).

2) Hydro Lab. Here, the cosmonauts are getting trained of the skills necessary for work in open space in simulated condition of zero gravity.

3) The biggest Centrifuge in the world (its weight is 300 tons and the shoulder radius is 18 meters!), which is used for training of the skills for manually controlled descent of spacecrafts in condition of real G force. Outside view.

11:30 Departure to Moscow

12:30 Arrival to Moscow (estimated).

Other activities available at the extra supplement (please, note, that not all the activities can be combined with standard program).

1) Zero Gravity Flight;

2) Centrifuge CF-18 training — obligatory medical testing is extra supplement;

3) Visit to Astro-navigational complex based on space planetarium;

4) Hydro Lab ( «Orlan» suited operation) — obligatory medical testing is extra supplement;

5) Visit to Full-scale Mission Trainers (all the international crew teams of MIR station were trained here) with the following activities available:

— Soyuz TM spacecraft with possibility for inside entrance (optional);

— Dressing and photo-shooting opportunity in «Sokol» suit (photo-shooting is not included into the cost), max. 3 persons from each subgroup;

— MIR station inside visit;

— Meeting with a cosmonaut;

— International Space Station (ISS) visit;

— Biomedical division visit;

— Vestibular system training: rotating chair and stimulation drum.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Confirmation for Star City visit shall be received not later than 3 months prior the visit with the following information to be provided on each guest: 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 name); 7) Position in the company 8) Scan of the first page of passport

 OPTIONAL: Star City — Meeting with Cosmonaut

The Star City, located in approximately an hour drive from Moscow center (a tranfer with a police escort can be organized upon request and recommended when the timing is important), is a unique and world-famous center for cosmonaut's training as well as their living and working residence location. Do not miss an opportunity to meet and have an exciting conversation with a real cosmonaut either during a visit to Star City (on-site, normally organized at MIR station) or afterwards, at any off-site venue: during breakfast at the hotel, lunch/dinner at the restaurant etc. During this informal meeting, the guests can ask cosmonaut anything they would like to know about Space. After the meeting, it is possible to have cosmonaut's autographs. In this case, a special gift — a cosmonaut's photo with background picture of Star City — is recommended. Guide assistance for translation is required. For off-site meeting at the hotel/restaurant, the recommended group size is 10-15 pax so all the guests can be accomodated at one table, otherwise a use of mic/sound equipment might be required (to be reconfirmed with the restaurant).

 Lunch at Medvezh'i ozera (Bear Lakes) — restaurant on the water

«Restaurant on the water»

The flagship of the Bear Lakes Country Club is the largest and newest hall built in 2016. The restaurant is distinguished by its well-thought-out layout, which allows you to arrange various areas for large-scale events from 40 to 150 guests. The room is decorated in clean, bright colors and has an open veranda overlooking the lakes.

 Moscow International Airport Departure

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.