Mon 25 Sep
Afternoon arrival in Moscow and transfer to the 5-star Metropol Hotel, centrally located in the city and 15 minutes’ walk to the Kremlin. A welcome dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Tue 26 Sep
Join your guide for a city tour of Moscow, including a visit to the magnificent Christ the Saviour Cathedral topped by copper domes. The Cathedral was designed by St Petersburg architect Konstantin Ton, who was also responsible for the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Kremlin Armoury. We walk across Red Square and visit the famous GUM department store with time for an independent lunch. Afternoon at leisure before the first early evening performance at the State Kremlin Palace Theatre.
Wed 27 Sep
Today we visit the Kremlin, the walled fortress dating back to the city’s founding in the 12th century. After touring the grounds we enter one of the cathedrals within the grounds and visit the Armoury which houses many of the imperial treasures, including several priceless Fabergè eggs. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Thu 28 Sep
Full day excursion from the city centre to Kolomenskoe, a former summer residence for the Grand Dukes of Moscow and the Russian Tsars. We tour the estate, which is located in the southern part of Moscow, and visit the reconstructed wooden palace of Tsar Alexei, a beautiful example of Russian architecture of the XVII century. We return to the city for an independent lunch in the pedestrianised Arbat Street, followed by a tour of the richly decorated Metro stations on the way back to the hotel. Evening performance.
Fri 29 Sep
This morning we visit the Tretyakov Gallery to see its comprehensive collection of masterpieces of Russian art spanning the 11th to 20th centuries. From sacred icons to Russian realism, symbolism, impressionism and art nouveau are all richly represented. Afternoon at leisure. An early farewell dinner will be served in a local restaurant before the final evening performance.
Sat 30 Sep
Morning at leisure before the transfer to Moscow airport for your homeward flight.
Programme at the State Kremlin Palace Theatre
26 Sep 19.00
LA BAYADÈRE (ballet)Inc
Choreography: Andris Liepa, with fragments by Ponomarev, Chabukiani and Zubkovsky
28 Sep 19.00
DON QUIXOTE (ballet)Inc
29 Sep 19.00
SWAN LAKE (ballet)Inc
25 Sep London Heathrow – Moscow dep: 10.55 arr: 16.50
30 Sep Moscow – London Heathrow dep: 16.05 arr: 18.00
Flight schedules are subject to alteration.
Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Single room supplement||£360|
|Club Europe flight upgrade from||£400|
|Land-only tour price||£1595|
Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.
Please note: Visas for Russia are not included. Travel for the Arts can advise on visa applications which need to be applied for in person. We recommend that you discuss this with us upon booking.