Moscow offers a lot of things to see. We have selected the following tours for participants and accompanying persons to enjoy the city attractions. All tours are guided by the English-speaking professional tour guides.
All tours will take place only in case of not less than 15 persons will attend.The deadline date for the tours booking and payment is September 30, 2010! All tours start from the Korston Hotel Moscow (reception area).
The city tour
The bus city tour gives a wonderful opportunity to receive the general impression of the capital of Russia, to see the most interesting architectural and historical Moscow monuments and sights, to take pictures during the photo stops. You’ll be able to see the following places of interest: Red Square and Kremlin, St.Basil's Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Novodevichiy Monastery, New Arbat, Lenin's Hills, which are considered to be the highest point of Moscow where you will enjoy a great panorama of the city.
For the whole world the Moscow Kremlin is not only the symbol of Moscow but of all Russia. Its monumental walls and towers, golden-domed cathedrals and palaces stand high on the Borovitsky Hill above the Moskva River forming a magnificent architectural ensemble. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and mighty of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. Each era in the history of Russia left its significant architectural trace in the Kremlin which is the oldest Moscow building. During the excursion you will visit the famous treasure-house - the Armoury Chamber with its unique exposition of gold and silverware, thrones, carriages and Faberge eggs.
You can see the majestic ensemble of Cathedral Square and its well-known cathedrals (the Assumption Cathedral, Archangel's and Annunciation Cathedrals).
On Ivanovskaya Square you can admire the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon, famous masterpieces of the Russian casting.
On Senatskaya Square you can see the building of the Arsenal, the eminent architectural monument of Moscow of Peter the Great epoch, and the Senate-one of the best creations of the famous Russian architect Matvey Kazakov.
And, finally, you cannot miss the ensemble of the Grand Kremlin Palace, the residence of Russian emperors of the 19th century on Palace Square.
State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery is a national art museum with the best collection of Russian fine arts in the world, from the ancient time to the contemporaries. It was founded in 1856 by merchant and textile manufacturer Pavel Tretyakov and has his name.
Today the museum house collection consists of more than 130,000 items, including Old Russian art (icons, sculpture, applied art) from 11th to 17th centuries, paintings and graphic art from 18th century to the beginning of 20th century, as well as a vast collection of Soviet and post-Soviet art at Gallery branch on Krymsky Val.
State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno
Tsaritsyno is the largest historical museum-reserve in Moscow, occupying over 700 hectares. It stands on a rough terrain steeply descending to ponds, thus causing free planning of the palace garden and picturesque character of the palace ensemble itself. The construction of the museum-reserve in the romantic "gothic taste" began in 1775 by Russian architect Vasiliy Bazhenov. However Russian Empress Catherine the Great disliked the unfinished work and the buildings were partially dismantled in 1786. Later, the construction had continued under the direction of Matvey Kazakov (in particular, he built the Great Palace), but after the death of Catherine the Great the construction of the palace ensemble was stopped. For two hundred years the palace ensemble had turned into majestic ruins. Today, the majority of the architectural monuments have already undergone restoration which started in 2005. The restoration of the Grand Palace, formerly ruined, completed in 2007. Large- scale restoration and landscaping of the park is currently carried out. Exhibitions of a local museum demonstrate various pages of Tsaritsyno history and rich collections of arts and crafts.