Study Tour
A chance to learn more about Moscow and its surroundings. For anyone (English-speakers)
20 / 21 of April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOUNT 10% with promocode for alumni «AAA2019»

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

DAY 1 SATURDAY

TOTAL MOSCOW TOUR

Your tour starts at Pushkinskaya Square, the main spot for locals to gather and meet. This is the epicentre of many of Moscow’s historical layers: here you can find a monument to Pushkin, the main figure of Russian literature; the avant-garde building of the former main Soviet newspaper; and even the first McDonald’s in Russia. After our short snack stop, your Moscow tour continues with a visit to the most unlikely of beautiful sites: a grocery store! Not just any grocery store, though — Eliseevsky is famous for its luxurious, neo-baroque interiors. Moscow can be a tricky city to navigate by yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone if you join us for this all-encompassing tour and see the city the right way! We tick off all of Moscow’s must-visit cultural gems, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral and Tverskaya Street, before descending beneath the city to admire Moscow’s world-famous underground.

We end with a delicious taste of Moscow as we visit the locals’ favourite market and sample some of the many delights of Russian cuisine. We’re talking caviar! Pickles! Jams! Uzbekistani pilaf! And lots more. This tour is your ticket to discover the delights of Moscow in one day, without the stress and hassle of doing it by yourself.

Before you go back to the city centre/ hotel, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do and where to eat during your stay in magnificent Moscow.

DETAILS

Price: €143 ( full price without a promocode)

Both outdoor and indoor activity

Duration - 7,5 hours

Starting point - Pushkinskaya Square

Inclusions - food and drinks in the morning and at the market, English-speaking guide

DAY 2, SUNDAY

MADE IN MOSCOW TOUR AND NOT ONLY VODKA TOUR

MADE IN MOSCOW TOUR

Take a trip through Moscow’s bohemian district, filled with modern art and hipster culture. This tour takes you straight to the heart of the city’s edgy and authentic arts scene.

ArtPlay is home to Moscow’s trendiest studios, shops, and cafés. We visit a shop where local artisans sell handmade earrings, bracelets, and clothing, as well as old postcards, pins, and other finds. We also browse through a shop where they sell cups and t-shirts with prints made by autistic artists.

We also stop at an unusual souvenir shop, where a variety of notebooks, pencils, and jewellery by local craftsmen are sold. In addition to cool items for sale, they also offer very cool packaging — put your souvenir inside an iron can, as though it were canned beans or Coca Cola!

After that, we take a snack break at the best vegan place in the city; it has a great atmosphere and super delicious food. Along the way, you also learn a bit about recycling in Russia, as this is one of few places where they accept rubbish to recycle.

We move on to a few art houses, including the British Higher School of Design and Winzavod, the centre of modern arts, and a former wine factory. We visit several galleries situated within the property, where they regularly change exhibits and always surprise guests with something really original.

NOT ONLY VODKA TOUR

In the evening, your local guide will teach you how to do shots the Russian way (by saying a special toast!) and how we pair our vodka with tasty local snacks. Discover hidden gems and pass by some of the city’s most famous icons, including the legendary KGB building. As the Russians hardly ever say… “Na zdorovie!”We start by visiting a bar that’s well known for its extensive selection of quality craft beers, many of which were brewed locally by the owner.On the way to the next spot, we pass by a beautiful old building in the chinoiserie style that sits behind the old Central Post Office.Our next stop is a charming and friendly restaurant named after a city by the Black Sea, Odessa. While you snack away, your guide cover vodka etiquette with you before pairing a few shots with the food.

We then take a stroll down the ‘crooked-knee’ street, passing by a spectacular mansion, the first privately owned public library in Moscow. Our tour ends in the mysterious setting of a secret service themed bar. Here, we have another traditional Russian drink, nastoika, which is a berry-infused (or sometimes veggie-infused) alcoholic beverage.By the end of the tour, you are well prepared to party like a Russian!

DETAILS

Price for Made In Moscow tour : €56 ( without a promocode)

Price for "Not only vodka" tour : € 80 ( without a promocode)

Both outdoor and indoor activities

Duration - 3 hours and 3 hours

Starting point for Made In tour- Atrium center, metro station "Kurskaya"

Starting point for Not only vodka tour- metro station "Chistye Prudy", Griboedov monument

Inclusions - food and drinks during "Not only vodka" tour and a snack during "Made In" tour, English-speaking guide

 

Travel assistant:

Natalia Motorina, natalia@explorussia.com

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www.explorussia.com

+7 495 720 83 98

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