An exciting tour program that captures Moscow’s top sights and museums, such as the Kremlin, Tretyakov Art Gallery, and the Space Museum, best restaurants including the one with breathtaking views, and even a boat ride along the Moscow River – complete with black caviar tasting to wrap up your stay.
Includes centrally located 5* hotel, private car and guide, museums fees and four exquisite meals.
Not included: direct flight Zurich-Moscow-Zurich (or Germany-Moscow-Germany), visa fee.
Available for Swiss and German nationals (and guests with Swiss and German permanent residence) only.
Day 1, Friday
Departure 7.00 from Zurich
Arrival 12.30 Moscow at Domodedovo airport
Out guide and driver will meet you at the airport in the international arrival hall, and you will be transferred by a comfortable Mercedes minivan to your hotel.
After check-in and some time to relax in your room, you guide will take you on a walking tour of central Moscow. You will see Red Square, Zaryadie Park, the Kremlin (outside), the Bolshoy Theater (outside) and much more.
Dinner: on your own. Your guide will advise the best restaurants within walking distance from your hotel and make a reservation for you.
Included: guide and driver full day (8 hours)
Not included: lunch, dinner
Day 2, Saturday
10.00 Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you on the sightseeing tour of Moscow including the most scenic photo stops:
14.00 Enjoy lunch (included) at the restaurant located on the 85th floor in one of the Moscow City skyscrapers famous for its bird’s eye views over the whole city.
After lunch, your guide will take you on the Moscow metro tour that showcases the most beautiful, opulent and even extravagant Moscow metro stations.
Ca. 17.30 – back to the hotel
Evening on your own. We would suggest you book a Bolshoi Theater performance, or visit the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, or the Moscow Historical Circus. We will be happy to search options and book tickets for you.
Included: guide and driver full day (8 hours), admission fees to museums, metro ride fare, lunch
Not included: dinner, tickets to performances
Day 3, Sunday
10.00 Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel and will take you to the State Tretyakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian art. Ancient icons, portraits of royals, cityscapes showing Moscow centuries ago, amusing genre scenes, and simply stunningly beautiful works of art – all this makes a tour of this museum a truly exciting experience.
13.00 Enjoy lunch at Café Pushkin, the most nationally famous and internationally acclaimed Moscow restaurant. This place recreates fine dining environment and cuisine of the 19th century Moscow, and is definitely a must.
In the afternoon, enjoy a private tour of the Space Exploration Museum showcasing the achievements of Russia in technology and space. The USSR pioneered the space age, and the first sputnik, the first astronaut dogs, and the first capsule that took man to space can be seen there, alongside with many more equally fascinating exhibits.
Ca. 17.00 Back to the hotel, time to change and relax.
At 18.00 your guide will pick you up and take you to the Radisson Boat quay.
19.00 – 21.30 Enjoy a scenic Moscow-by-night boat ride and onboard dinner as you go by with all the lights and illumination highlighting the historical sights. After the dinner, you will be privately transferred back to the hotel.
Included: guide and driver full day (12 hours), admission fees to museums, boat ride fare, lunch, dinner
Day 4, Monday
9.00 This is the Kremlin and Armoury tour day. Your guide will meet you in the lobby and your luggage will be loaded into the car, and then your will proceed to the Kremlin gate.
The Kremlin is the office of the President today and an outdoor museum that features ancient cathedrals, attractions such as Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, palaces and gardens. Your tour will include a visit into one of the cathedrals, the coronation church of the Russian Tsars, and formerly the main cathedral of Russia.
After the tour of the Kremlin grounds your guide will take you to the Armoury. This name is somewhat misleading, indeed, it’s the treasury of the Russian Tsars that still possesses artifacts of great value, such as crowns and other regalia, coronation dresses, carriages, diamond-studded bibles and, of course, the royal Faberge Eggs.
14.00 Lunch with black caviar tasting in a restaurant overlooking the Kremlin and Red Square.
16.00 Depart Moscow for the airport.
Included: guide and driver full day (8 hours), admission fees to museums, lunch
Not included: dinner
Depart Moscow (Domodedovo) at 19.10.
Arrive Zurich 20.50
If you wish to discuss other options and/or modify the itinerary, we will be happy to discuss it. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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