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Moscow, is a capital and, even more important, a familial heart of Russia. More than anywhere else in the country, it is in Moscow where the Soviet past collides with the capitalist future. Being scientific, business, cultural and historical center of the country, Moscow provides excellent opportunities for both scientific meetings and sightseeings.
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MOSCOW CITY TOUR*, 19th August, 19:00 - 23:00 (*980 Roubles)
Time of excursion: 3 hours
During the tour, you visit Red Square, Zamoskvorechye, St. Sofya Embankment, Christ the Savior Cathedral, The Moskva River Embankment, The monument dedicated to the 300 anniversary of Russian Navy, St. Nikolas Church, Leo Tolstoy Street, Pirogovskaya street, New Maiden Convent, The observation platfom of Sparrow Hills, The Moscow State University, Mosfilm street, Ambassadorial Campus, Minskaya street, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Bagration Bridge, The White House, New Arbat street, Arbat Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street, Manezh Square.
Time of excursion: 3 hours
From the ancient times the word “Kremlin” was used to indicate big fortress, the central part of an ancient Russian city. Kremlin was the kernel of the whole settlement. Its walls were the last barrier for enemies. During the siege all people came to Kremlin. First Kremlins were wooden but already in XIII-XIV to increase their defensive capacity architects began to build stone fortresses, fire-proof, surrounded by fortresses and water ditches. In Russia there are more than 20 historical-cultural complexes which are called “Kremlin”. They are not only fortresses with stone walls and towers, but also remarkable architectural complexes with churches and palaces. Russian Kremlins are our pride. The Kremlin in Izmailovo combines different traits of ancient Russian Kremlins.
THE STATE TRETYAKOV GALLERY*, 21st August, 10:00 - 13:00 (*1 780 Roubles)
Time of excursion: 3 hours
*Excursion is held from Monday till Wednesday.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is a museum of world significance, with collections running into many thousands of works of art, from Old Russia icons to contemporary paintings. The collection of the Tretyakov brothers was opened to the public as a private museum in 1874 and it immediately became widely popular. It includes such great masterpieces as the famous Old Testament, Trinity, the only original icon by Andrei Rublev, a number of other icons attributed to Andrei Rublev and Theophanes the Greek, and a collection of outstanding works of 16th century Russian icon painting. Another section of the gallery is devoted to the second half of the 19th century, paintings of Russian realistic art (produced by famous artists` community Peredvizhniki).
THE MOSCOW KREMMLIN**, 22nd August, 11:30 - 15:00 (**1 980 Roubles)
Time of excursion: 3 hours
**Excursion is held from Monday till Wednesday.
The Moscow Kremlin is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world. It is home to the Moscow Kremlin State Museum of History and Culture. The first Kremlin walls were built in the mid-12th century. Today, part of the Kremlin is occupied by presidential offices; this area is closed to visitors. But during our tour, you will visit the majestic whitestone cathedrals of Blagoveshchensky (the Annunciation); Arkhangelsky (built in the name of Archangel Michael); and Uspensky (the Assumption), where every tsar and emperor of Russia was crowned, the Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe, the Patriarch`s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower Ensemble.
KOLOMENSKOE ESTATE WITH RUSSIAN TEA PARTY*, 23rd August, 10:00 - 15:00 (*1 780 Roubles)
Time of excursion: 3 hours
Kolomenskoe, a former estate of the Moscow grand dukes and the Russian tsars, is located on the high right-hand bank of the Moskva river. Today, it is a museum-reserve, a monument of 16th and 17th century Russian architecture, and is a favourite venue of popular festivities and theatrical shows featuring episodes from Russian history. gallery is devoted to the second half of the 19th century, paintings of Russian realistic art (produced by famous artists` community Peredvizhniki).

* The price for each person in the group of 10 persons

** The price for each person in the group of 20 persons
Meeting guests with guides will take place on the reception desk of the "Salute" hotel.


For those, who wish to discover Russia in August 2012, post-congress tours will be organized. For detailed information, please, read  Post-Congress Tours

Attention! Please choose your Post-Congress Tour before specifying cities of visit in your Visa Application Documents.

All rates are quoted in rubles per person, inclusive of VAT, entrance tickets and guide service. All rates are subject to changes. All prices are subject to change. The exact amount is given upon request.

The rates for excursions with transport service are calculated and provide the following service: 1-2 pax – economy class car, 3-15 pax – minibus, 30 pax - bus . Other services can be provided upon request.

Please keep in mind! that if the Client doesn't use the excursion by the time confirmed to him we have to consider the order to be carried out.

Cancellation of excursion services must be advised not less than 72 hours prior to the due date, exclude weekends and official holidays.

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