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RussiaWinter wonderland and Christmas markets

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Experience the winter wonderland magic by visiting the beautifully decorated snow-covered city of Moscow and take your time to enjoy special winter activities. Discover the Christmas fairs, magnificent lighting of the cities, ice skate on the Red Square and take part in the experience of a life time – Russian barbecue (shashlik) in the forest accompanied by a folklore show and a visit to a hu...

Experience the winter wonderland magic by visiting the beautifully decorated snow-covered city of Moscow and take your time to enjoy special winter activities. Discover the Christmas fairs, magnificent lighting of the cities, ice skate on the Red Square and take part in the experience of a life time – Russian barbecue (shashlik) in the forest accompanied by a folklore show and a visit to a husky farm on these special dates. Explore the Russian winter from a unique angle!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Dog sledding
    Dog sledding
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Moscow!

After the arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by our driver. Then you’ll have some free time to relax and have dinner (we can provide recommendation and even book a table).

In the afternoon or evening (depending on the time of your arrival) you will go on a city cruise on boat the Radisson Royal, a luxurious yacht, to get acquainted with the main sites of Moscow accompanied by an English-speaking guide and a delicious dinner.

Dinner included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 2: In the heart of Moscow

After breakfast and meeting with the guide in the hotel, you will take a walk through the most emblematic sites of the capital such as Red Square, St. Basil’s cathedral, GUM shopping center, Park Zaryadye with its recently opened Ice Cave. After the excursion you will have a chance to visit the biggest Christmas market situated on Red Square on your own. There you can try some local food and hot mulled wine. There is also a big, beautiful ice-skating rink in front of the Kremlin!

Christmas all around: A walking city tour through the center of Moscow. Free time to explore the most famous Christmas market, try some local gastronomy and visit the Red Square ice-skating rink.

Breakfast included

Visited:
MoscowMoscow Kremlin
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 3: One-day escape from Moscow

Today you will join a group of tourists and take a trip to a small town in the suburbs of Moscow, Sergiev Posad, famous for its nature and beautiful churches. The most interesting part of the day is true Russian barbecue in the forest with a folklore show. You will have a unique chance to combine food and drink tasting, cultural experience, nature contemplation and winter-specific activities such as horse sledding. Both children and adults will find this experience really exciting!

Russian barbecue “shashliks” in the forest (a day trip): A unique chance to taste Russian shashliks and liquors, watch a folklore show and try winter-specific activities in the snow-covered forest.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 4: Keep exploring Russian winter

After breakfast and meeting with the guide you’ll go to the VDNKh by metro. You will take an excursion to the Museum of Cosmonautics, then walk through the VDNKh territory where you can find a Christmas market with typical Russian food, drink and some unusual souvenirs. There is also a big ice-skating rink where you can spend your time. In the evening you will have a unique experience of traditional Russian dinner in the monastery with a spectacular view of night Moscow.

Explore the famous VDNKh and the Museum of Cosmonautics: A guided tour to the Museum of Cosmonautics where you will find out more about Space Race and a walk through a beautifully decorated VDNKh and its fairy with the opportunity of ice-skating.

Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 5: Moscow’s Disneyland

Today you are going to visit the Izmailovo Kremlin aka “Moscow’s Disneyland” with your guide. You’ll get there by metro, have an excursion around the Kremlin, Flea market and Vodka museum. You’ll also get another chance to eat shashlik. The evening will be left free for you to explore the city in our own pace.

Excursion to the Izmailovo Kremlin, souvenir market and Vodka museum (2-2,5 h): Find out more about the “Moscow’s Disneyland” history and architecture, come round to the market and Vodka museum.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 6: The Husky Village

Experience of a life time that you’ll remember forever – a trip to a husky farm. Meet the dogs, try dog sledding with all the equipment and instructions provided. You’ll also have a chance to have a traditional Russian lunch with herbal tea and sweets.

Husky dog sledding in the countryside: Another great and sporty activity to do in winter is to enjoy a day outside of Moscow, doing dog sledding, meeting beautiful huskies and drinking hot tea with sweets.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 7: Culture day

A day to have a rest from sporty activities and devote it to the cultural heritage of Russia. Visit the Tretyakov Gallery with your English-speaking guide and get to know the Russian history from another angle. The evening will be left free for you to have a rest or visit some places of your own interest (recommendations will be always provided if you ask for!)

Excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery: For an afternoon you’ll cross the centuries of Russian and European arts, looking at masterpieces, from iconas to sculptures and paintings. It’s definitely a must do that doesn’t require further explanations.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Moscow
Accommodation
Akvarel (Moscow)

Day 8: увидимся позже

See you later in Russian! Safe journey home...

Transfer to the airport. According to your departure time, our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Moscow

Moscow Moscow Kremlin

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to January 2020 $1,720

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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