Our programme for our visit to Russia
Wednesday 19th August
Meet at Heathrow for the direct flight to MOSCOW
Transfer to Budapest Hotel (4 *) in central Moscow. (see details and photos at Google) Supper at the hotel.
Thursday 20th August
City mini bus tour and then to Railway Station
Depart 1400 from Kursk Railway station to IVANOVO ( arrive about 1800) Light lunch on the train. Transfer by mini-bus to PLES (approx 1 hour) to Grand Sova hotel 5* (see Google) . Supper.
Friday 21st August
Visit to local Eco Village in nearby area (includes tea) Walking tour of PLES and 1 hour boat trip on River Volga.Short walk to "Private Visit Hotel" for supper.
Saturday 22nd August
Mini bus visit to ancient town of KOSTROMA . City Tour & Lunch. Visit to Ipatyev (active) Monastery and then toTretyakov Linen Fabric Museum and factory.
PM Master class at local cheese production site. Transfer back to PLES. Supper at hotel.
Sunday 23rd August
Minibus to PALEKH for masterclass in traditional paper mache lacquer box decoration.(Icon painting technique). PM return to hotel …. It’s your chance to explore in town tonight - and buy your own supper !
Monday 24th August
Mini bus to ancient city of IVANOVO for city tour. Train back to Moscow (Light Lunch on the train) Arrive Moscow at 1730 Transfer back to Budapest hotel. Supper at the hotel
Tuesday 25th August
Minibus to Kremlin grounds & guided tour of the Armoury, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and an Underground (Metro) station tour. Lunch (BYO - at GUM department store)
PM Visit former Top Secret underground Soviet Command Centre bunker. Supper at the hotel
Wednesday 26th August
Minibus to PADIKOVO to visit a new large private military history museum ( the site also includes an internationally famous horse riding school) situated where the Nazi army was stopped when approaching Moscow in November 1941. Includes lunch on site. You are free tonight to explore from the hotel and buy your supper somewhere appropriate!
Thursday 27th August
Visit to Museum of Cosmonauts and the Soviet/Russian space programme. Lunch
PM Visit to Kolomenskoye estate (UNESCO heritage site and former Tsar’s residence. (Guided tour) Dinner at hotel.
Friday 28th August
Visit to Central Museum of the Airforces at Monino . Return to city centre for your last shopping opportunity. Late lunch or Early supper at the hotel. Minibus from hotel to Red Square to attend the International Military Tattoo .
Saturday 29th August
We depart for the airport and our flight back to UK today.Arriving Heathrow at 1600.
You will need a Russian Visa to go on this holiday. Details to follow but will involve a short visit to London, Manchester or Edinburgh for your finger prints!
Direct flights to and from Moscow from London. ( 20 kg baggage allowance)
Hotel accommodation, All transfers,Excursions and visits as advertised above.
Catering - Hotel Breakfast daily + 7 Dinners and 5 lunches.
Fully escorted from London by Russian speaking guide.
Whats NOT included
Essential Holiday Insurance (including cancellation cover)
Drinks and Tips
The cost of this holiday is £2245 per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room (Only one single room is available on this holiday please ask for a price)
How to book
Phone to check availability Tel 07977 534949.
Send a deposit of £200 per person to confirm your place with us. Please make your bank transfer to our Santander Bank account as below.
Sort Code 09 01 28 A/c 96780823
Please identify your payment “Russia / your surname” We will then invoice you for the balance.
We will confirm that this holiday will take place when just six people have signed up.
Please e mail or phone us on 07977 534949 with any queries.
PS. We have already had an expression of interest from one client for a few days in St Petersburg before this main holiday. This is perfectly possible and we are very happy to quote for your flight to St Petersburg ( then back from Moscow) on 14th August for 4 busy days in fabulous St Petersburg, A 4 star hotel (Half Board) various guided tours and then the fast train to Moscow to meet the main group on 19 August. Please let us know if you could be interested.