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September 2018

September, 12


The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
10:00 AM

It contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price $32 + adm


RUSSIAN POETS of the twenties and thirties
02:00 PM

Walk in the footsteps of Marina Tsvetaeyeva, Boris Pasternak and Osip Mandelshtam during their Moscow days, and learn more about the Soviet life of those decades.
Price $33 + adm

September, 13


Day trip to SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM

Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the Patriarch. It holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $214 + adm


BOLSHAYA NIKITSKAYA NEIGHBORHOOD
03:00 PM

Enjoy the beauty of this old central Moscow street. Since 1790s many local residents were benefactors to the arts, and there are Classic ensembles by the famous architect Kazakov and Art Nouveau mansions by Shehtel. There are also associations with Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, Vrubel, Stanislavsky and other artistic greats.
Price $33

September, 14


Day trip to BORODINO BATTLEFIELD
10:00 AM

Tour of the battlefield and museums, commemorating the decisive battle in 1812, when Napoleon's army was stopped and turned back by the Russian army within sight of the burning city. An historic event which Hitler later ignored, to his cost.
Price $75


A tour of the STALIN'S MOSCOW
12:00 noon

You will see the evidence of his personality in cultural and architectural styles, and in the museum in The House on the Embankment, which was a residence of many former high officials under Stalin, most of whom were eventually arrested by him.
Price $36 + adm

September, 15


Day trip to SERPUKHOV and MELIKHOVO
08:00 AM

Serpukhov is one of the best preserved provincial Russian towns with a lovely art gallery, beautiful churches, distinguished monasteries and a ruined fourteenth century Kremlin. Melikhovo is Anton Chekhov's home where he wrote "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya".
Price $86


OLD BELIEVERS' MOSCOW
09:00 AM

We are the only guide company to whom the believers give visiting permission. Observe the evidence of devout Russians since the twelfth century.
Price $45

September, 16


NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
10:00 AM

It is a charming place, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. The sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country's history.
Price $33 + adm


BULGAKOV IN MOSCOW
02:00 PM

You will visit the places in the novel, "Master and Margarita", and re-live the spirit of the twenties and thirties. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $33 + adm.

September, 17


Visit the BOLSHOI theatre
11:00 AM

Visit the heart of Russian Arts of music and ballet, constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, and see the Lower and the Upper (White) Foyer, Round and Beethoven's Hall, and much more
Price $32 + adm.


LEFORTOVO ESTATE
03:00 PM

Tour the eighteenth century estate , a formerly German enclave. We will visit the church where the Romanovs liked to pray before they went hunting in Izmailovo, as well as Franz Lefort Palace and one of the Moscow palaces of Catherine the Great.
Price $32

September, 18


The TRETIAKOV GALLERY
10:00 AM

It contains Moscow's largest collection of Russian art with representative pieces from ancient times through various historical schools up to and including turn-of-the-century Avante Garde works. The newly restored building is worth a visit in itself.
Price $33 + adm.


Walk in the ZAMOSKVORECHYE AREA
02:00 PM

Around the Tretiakov Gallery. The Zamoskvorechye area, "behind the Moscow River", contains some of the oldest churches, remarkable in part for their unique architecture, and in part because they survived Stalin's efforts during the thirties to wipe out all religion.
Price $33 + adm.

September, 19


The Museum of ORIENTAL ART
11:00 AM

It has a fascinating collection of Far Eastern, Indian and Russian works, including rugs from the Caucasus, shadow puppets from Indonesia and Chinese screens. Works of the Rerichs, father and son, show Russia's influence on Indian art.
Price $32 + adm


KREMLIN WALL WALK
03:00 PM

These walls hold many secrets. The Kremlin was a fifteenth century fortress, has twenty towers and is a mile and a half around. You can see from the outside many things not visible from inside, including the Aleksandrov Garden and the Grotto.
Price $33

September, 20


JEWISH MOSCOW
10:00 AM

Explore the life of the Moscow Jewish Community during Soviet times and the present. You will visit two synagogues and places associated with prominent Jewish intellectuals, such as the poet Mandelstam, the actor Michoels and the architect Joffan.
Price $45


CRAFT SHOPS
10:45 AM

A visit to craft shops off the busy city streets, where you will see crafts from all over Russia, including: porcelain, embroidery, wooden and straw items, toys and dolls; all of them created in traditional ways. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $45

September, 21


KLIN
10:00 AM

Trip to Klin, the country home of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky and the place where he composed his last works, including the Nutcracker Suite, and the sixth (Pathetique) Symphony.
Price $53 + adm.


Tour based on RUSSIAN SAMOVARS
11:00 AM

We will see the samovar collection of Sergei Klinchev and talk about the history of the samovar, how it is built and functions, and Russian traditions of tea drinking. Perhaps have a cup of tea yourself. Samovars are for sale.
Price $32

September, 22


ZVENIGOROD, ZAKHAROVO AND BOLSHYE VIAZYOMY
09:00 AM

An all-day trip to Zvenigorod, Zakharovo and Bolshye Viazyomy, provincial towns outside Moscow. Zvenigorod once competed with Moscow to be the Russian capital and contains fourteenth and fifteenth century masterpieces such as the Assumption Cathedral and Savva's Monastery. Zakharovo was a childhood estate of Aleksander Pushkin, and Bolshye Viazyomy is now a museum dedicated to the Russian nobility.
Price $75


XIX th CENTURY RUSSIAN WRITERS
12:00 noon

Follow the history of the Russian literature of the middle of the XIX th century, and visit places associated with Gogol, Ostrovsky, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.
Price $45 + adm

September, 23


Visit the STAR CITY (ZVYOZDNY GORODOK)
09:00 AM

You will visit the formerly secret Space Center, where the cosmonauts live and are trained. You will see examples of Russian space technology, prototypes of spacecraft, the space-simulators, centrifuges, and space suites, as well as the altitude chamber.
Price $57 + adm


GREAT KREMLIN PALACE
10:00 AM

Don't miss an opportunity to visit the Great Kremlin Palace and the five large halls used for state receptions. The Palace is not a public museum but is now the official residence of the President of Russia. It was also formerly the only residence of the Romanov family in Moscow. The interior has been preserved as it was in the times of the Czars.
Price $22 + adm.

September, 24


BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY
09:45 AM

This is a great opportunity to taste these famous Russian chocolates! You will have an opportunity to visit this famous chocolate factory. On the tour you will see the production process for chocolate and caramel. You will also be able to trace the history of this company through the years with a visit to the factory museum. You will get a nice chocolate gift at the end of the tour!
Price $33 + adm


The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
02:00 PM

It contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price$32 + adm

September, 25


KOLOMENSKOYE
11:00 AM

Trip to Kolomenskoye, a unique oasis in the center of Moscow, and the summer residence of the Czars since the time of Ivan the Terrible. Its church, built in 1530, was once called the Eighth Wonder of the World, and the oak trees are at least as old as everything else in the park. You will see the house of Peter the Great and will visit the folk art museum and the museum of wooden architecture with its samples of houses from northern Russia. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $36 + adm.


REVISITING "WAR AND PEACE"
03:00 PM

You will follow the footsteps of the novel's characters, see the houses of Natasha Rostov, Pierre and Prince Andrei, and other places recalling the 1812 war with Napoleon and the Moscow of the1800's.
Price $45

September, 26


MOSFILM
10:00 AM

Visit Mostfilm, the oldest and the most famous Soviet movie studio. You will have a chance to see the atmosphere where the most famous Soviet movies were made. Soviet cinema became one of the most influential in the world and its famous directors including Sergei Eisenshrein, Grigory Alexandrov, later Andrei Tarkovsky are in the pantheon of famed filmmakers.
Price $45 + adm.

SPASO-ANDRONIKOV MONASTERY and SAVIOR CATHEDRAL
03:00 PM

Visit the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery, and the oldest of Moscow's surviving churches, Savior Cathedral. Its museum records it as one of the earliest centers of iconography, and it was the site of the icon school of Andrei Rublyov.
Price $32 + adm.

September, 27


The ARMORY MUSEUM
09:45 AM

The Armory collection of gold, silver and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is reason enough in itself to visit Moscow. Please register for this tour at least two days in advance.
Price $90


LUBIANKA AND CHISTYE PRUDY
02:00 PM

Walk in the area around the KGB building, an old downtown section which provides many examples of nobles' mansions dating back to Peter the Great. You will visit a splendid seventeenth century church, and Apraskin Palace, a fine example of Moscow baroque.
Price $32