Russia

Our programme for our visit to Russia

 

Day One

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.

 

Day Two

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. 

 

Day Three

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.

 

Day Four

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.

 

Day Five

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 !

 

Day Six

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

 

Day Seven

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

 

Day Eight

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! 

 

Day Nine

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.

 

Day Ten

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 .

 

Day Eleven

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! 

 

Whats included

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.

Postponed to August 2022

Price: £2245 per person

(based on two people sharing double/twin)