Trip Tour of Moscow (1 day): Cathedral of Christ the Saviour + Guided Tour of Varvarka Street + Dinner + Evening Sightseeing Tour (Option 6)

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  • From: Moscow
  • Group: from 1 person
  • Season: All Year Round
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • 1 day
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The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. A symbol of Russia’s victory over Napoleon, it took over 40 years to build, but was demolished by the Bolsheviks in 1931. You will learn the amazing story of the Cathedral’s rebirth, and admire the spectacular interiors, carefully and painstakingly recreated from the original plans. You will also enjoy one of the greatest panoramas of central Moscow, from the balcony around the cathedral’s dome.  Then we will take you to discover one of the city’s oldest streets, Varvarka Street, with its colorful parade of historic mansions, churches and monasteries the old covered market place, Gostiny Dvor, and, at the end of the street, the incomparable Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin wall. You will learn the stories of tsars, holy fools and revolutionaries, the first English merchants in Moscow and their relationship with tsar Ivan the Terrible, and how the street was almost destroyed to make way for a giant Soviet skyscraper that in the end, was never built. After supper in a traditional Russian restaurant, the show will continue into the evening with an after-dark coach tour of the city. As the sun goes down and the streetlights and illuminations come on, Moscow is transformed into a magical and mysterious place. We will take you round the city’s most spectacular sights, from the Kremlin and the Bolshoi theater to the iconic ‘Gothic’ tower blocks and the futuristic skyscrapers of the Moscow City development, and much more! Discover the beauties of Moscow, ancient and modern, day and night, on this unique excursion!

Itinerary

15:00
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour: Destroyed and Revived
16:30
Walking tour: Varvarka - A Journey Into The Past Centuries
18:00
Dinner in a restaurant
19:00
Evening sightseeing tour: Lights of Moscow (transportation included)
23:00
End of tour

Details

Meeting point
We'll pick you up at your hotel (please let us know if you prefer a different meeting point)
How to get there?
Please make sure you are in your hotel's lobby for the tour at the agreed time, we'll take care of the rest!
Important information
You can adjust the time of the tours in the program as needed. Please let us know in comments to the booking.

Included

  • Transportation (4 hours for the sightseeing tour)
  • English-speaking guide for the entire programme
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Dinner
  • Guided tours as per the programme
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Russia, being of at least the same importance to Moscow as the Kremlin and Red Square. The history of Russia of the 19th and 20th centuries is mirrored in the history of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This majestic memorial cathedral erected on the bank of the Moskva River opposite the Kremlin was built to gratify God for saving Russia from Napoleon’s invasion.
Zaryadye Park
The Zaryadye Park, located on the bank of the Moskva River in the historical Kitai-gorod district, was opened in 2017. This 10-hectare recreational area features all kinds of landscapes, an Ice Cave, an educational centre and cinemas. The park’s jewel is the so-called Soaring Bridge with breathtaking views of the Kremlin.
Church of St. Barbara
The Church of the Great Martyr Barbara, which lent its name to one of Moscow's oldest streets, was built on this site in 1514 by the Italian architect Aloisio the New to a commission from the rich "surozhane" (people who came from the merchant town of Surozh, now Sudak) Vasily Bobr, Fyodor Vepr and Yushka Urvikhvostov (it is thought that Yushka was a nickname of Ivan Bobrishchev).
Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
The Chambers of the Romanov Boyars museum is situated in an historic building comprising of 15-17th century chambers near the Kremlin. It is part of a unique medieval architectural ensemble in Varvarka street. The chambers are thought to be the birthplace of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty Mikhail Fyodorovich.
Old English Court
The Chambers of the Old English Court are a unique architectural landmark of Moscow. This is one of the oldest examples of civic architecture dating back to the 15–early 16th centuries. That was a time of active stone construction work in the Kremlin and the redevelopment of the adjacent Veliky Posad, now renamed Kitay-Gorod, where two sets of stone chambers were built– the Chambers of the Romanov Boyars and the Chambers of the Bobrishchev Boyars, the latter now called the Old English Court.
Old Merchant Court
The Old Merchant Court in Moscow occupies a substantial portion of Kitai-gorod, as the old merchant district is known. It located near the famous Red Square about few hundred metres. Formerly accommodating both shops and warehouses, it was constructed of brick in the 1590s and underwent significant modifications from 1638–41. As the Russian capital expanded and the old structure became overcrowded, a new indoor market was completed nearby in 1665.
St. Basil's Cathedral
It is one of the most significant monuments of Old Russian architecture of the 16th century. The Intercession Cathedral has unique wall paintings, an impressive collection of Old Russian icon painting and masterpieces of church art. The interiors of the ensemble of ten churches reflect the four-century history of the church.
House on the Embankment
The House on the Embankment is a block-wide apartment house in downtown Moscow, Russia. It faces Bersenevskaya Embankment on one side and Serafimovicha Street on the other side. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence for the Soviet elite. It was designed by Boris Iofan.
Vorobyovy Hills
Vorobyovy Hills named after the village Vorobyovo, is a famous Moscow park, located on one of the so called "Seven hills of Moscow". It`s a green hill on the bank of the Moskva river, huge beautiful park, pedestrian embankment, river station, and observation platform, which gives the best panorama of the city, Moskva River, and a view of Moscow State University, it`s close to. No words or even photos can describe just how gorgeous picture of Moscow is, which takes your breath away. You`ll see it`s really rich for the sights.
Poklonnaya Hill
The Victory Park on the Poklonnaya Hill is one of the largest memorial complexes in Russia and abroad. The memorial dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was opened on May 9, 1995 between Kutuzovsky Prospekt Avenue and Minskaya Street, but the Victory Park was made here much earlier – in 1961. The Poklonnaya Hill was mentioned for the first time in written sources of the 14th century. It was here where Napoleon unsuccessfully waited for keys to the city to be brought to him in 1812.
Alexander Garden
A park, located at the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin. It stretches from the Revolyutsii Square to the Kremlin Embankment. The park was founded in 1812. The park consists of three parts: the Upper, Middle and Lower Gardens. It features such historical objects as the Kremlin's Kutafya Tower, the Italian Grotto, the obelisk in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the House of Romanov and more. The Post #1 of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been located here since 1997.
Bolshoi Theatre
One of the largest theatres in Russia and one of the most significant in the world of opera and ballet. In action since 1825, the Bolshoi firmly holds its position as the leading cultural establishment in Russia. Mos-Tour offers both walking tours (that include views of the Bolshoi) and guided excursions behind the scene!
Russian State Library
The Russian State Library (RSL) is the largest library in Russia, the second largest library in the world. It was founded in 1862 and was a part of the Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museums. From the moment of foundation the Library has been receiving the legal deposit copies of all publications released in Russia.
State Duma of the Russian Federation
The building of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Hunter's Row was built in 1935 to form a new image of the capital. Here at different times housed the Council of Labor and Defense, the State Planning Commission and the Council of Ministers. The building became a true symbol of Moscow.

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