Moscow 5 days - day by day itinerary

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5 Days - At a glance!  
Day 1
Arrive, check in,
dinner, Red Square
Day 2
Moscow city tour, Lenin's Mausoleum, school visit
Day 3
Kremlin & Armoury, Museum of Contemporary History
Day 4
Tretyakov Art Gallery, Izmailovsky Market
Day 5
Check out, flight home
* The above is just a general outline - schedule will depend on dates of visit and opening/closing times of above attractions  

Day 1 Departure Day

Leave England on your flight to Russia! Arrive in Moscow where you will be met by your Russian City Breaks expert local guide and transfer to your hotel by coach. Following dinner at the hotel, enjoy an introduction to the heart and soul of Moscow as you take a walking tour of breathtaking Red Square at night! Feel the unique atmosphere whilst surrounded by the walls of the Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the famous department store GUM!*

Day 2 Full day Moscow

Start today off with a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Moscow by coach. Pass the world famous Bolshoi Theatre and the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, recently reconstructed after being converted into a swimming pool for 40 years! Enjoy the fabulous views of Moscow from the University up on Sparrow Hills and stop to admire the shining domes of New Maiden’s Convent. See the White House and drive past the sombre building which housed the headquarters of the former KGB. After lunch, enjoy a cultural visit to a local Russian school and meet your fellow students!*

Day 3 Full day Moscow

Today visit the awe-inspiring Kremlin and its cathedrals for a guided tour. Admire the sparkling golden domes, the mighty walls and the towers of this powerful fortress, the nucleus of Moscow. Then tour the staggering array of treasures on display in the oldest museum in Moscow - the Armoury. Head to Old Arbat Street for lunch and some free time. This is one of Moscow’s most popular meeting and shopping spots. Here you’ll find cafés, art galleries, antique stores, souvenir stalls and portrait painters. In the afternoon tour the Museum of Contemporary History, located on Tverskaya street in the centre of Moscow. Learn about the transition from Tsarist Russia to communism from the excellent displays and exhibits on the revolution and Russian society and culture in the 20th century.*

Day 4 Full day Moscow

This morning visit  the Tretyakov Art Gallery, housing perhaps the greatest collection of Russian & Soviet fine art in the world. The museum is named after its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, who, in the 19th century, donated his private collection of around 2000 pieces to the City of Moscow. On display, amongst many others, are fine examples of 18th century portraits, 19th century Realist paintings and an impressive collection of ancient Russian icons. In the afternoon visit Izmailovsky souvenir market, located in the north-east of Moscow. This huge outdoor bazaar has hundreds of stalls selling just the sort of Russian and Soviet souvenirs you are looking for, including hats, lacquer boxes, wooden handicraft and military paraphernalia.*

Day 5 Return home

Today check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. There may be some free time this morning, depending on your flight time.

* Evening Activities

We suggest an evening at the Russian Circus, a night of bowling, a visit to the ballet and/or a sporting event (if you are lucky enough to be in Moscow during an ice hockey, basketball or football game). We will contact you nearer your departure date with the schedule for any such performances. These can be booked and paid for in advance, but are not included in our initial tour quote. Your local guide can help you make a bowling reservation in Moscow and you should pay for this on the evening, to the bowling alley.

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