On a hill above the Moscow river just as hundreds of years ago there overlooks a fortress – the Moscow Kremlin. It’s Russia’s soul and heart. Within the walls of the Kremlin the Great History of the Great Country was being written. The Kremlin is mighty, dreadful, full of legends and tales. Here, under the golden domes of churches tsars were crowned and married, in state rooms significant ceremonies were held and foreign ambassadors received.
In front of the Kremlin walls Red Square is spread out. Ancient and grand, it keeps impressing millions of visitors from all over the world. Having been a shopping street, now it’s a place to hold great parades and public festivals. The stoneblock pavement of Red Square is in memory of the heroes of Russia who won in wars, the world’s first cosmonaut and festive fireworks are held here in celebration of the country’s great progress.
“Moscow… How much this sound is for the Russian heart!” Reflecting upon grand buildings and events connected with them on the Kremlin hill, people made up the following aphorism: “He who’s never been to Moscow, has never seen beauty”. Tourists long to see the world-famous architectural complex of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square and see how blood-red and shining are the colours which cover the residences of great dukes and Moscow tsars, metropolitans and patriarchs, and the incumbent president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. There are many places of interest here. One can see:
- widely known from photos and videos is St. Basil’s Cathedral built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible after the assault of Kazan.
- The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky – those who got people`s volunteer army together to batter Polish army in 1612.
- The Place of Execution (Lobnoye mesto) – the main tribune for the most important announcements and tsars’ addresses to the nation.
- Lenin’s Mausoleum which has occasionally been a matter of dispute about the revolutionary leader’s burial.
- Kremlin Wall Necropolis – a memorial cemetery for prominent party officials, statesmen, military commanders, pilots and cosmonauts of the Soviet Union.
- Eternal Light and The Unknown Soldier’s Grave - the main War Memorial of the country situated in Aleksandrovsky Garden.
- GUM (State Department Store) – one of the world famous sights which has kept its original style.
- The State Historical Museum – housing over 5 million exhibits that represents Russian culture and history from ancient times up to the present.
- The Kremlin Clock repeating outgoing centuries and 20 Kremlin Towers: Saviour (The Spasskaya) and The St. Nicholas (the Nikolskaya) Towers, The Kutafya and Tsar’s (The Tsarskaya) Towers – each one with its bell and star, history and legend.
- The Iberian Chapel on Manege Square – a sightseeing attraction for tourists looking forward to visiting Moscow again. It’s believed that they just need to make a wish on “Kilometre Zero” of the Russian highways.
- A professional guide is at your service;
- Guide’s advice and recommendations concerning food, restaurants, bars and the like. The guide is to answer additional questions and fulfill requests you may have during a sightseeing tour;
- Outdoor sightseeing tour: Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Resurrection Gate of the Kitai-gorod, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the Place of Execution (Lobnoye mesto), Lenin’s Mausoleum,Aleksandrovsky Garden (Memorial Wall, Eternal Light, the Unknown Soldier’s Grave, GUM (State Department Store), The State Historical Museum, The Kremlin Clock, Saviour (The Spasskaya) and The St. Nicholas (the Nikolskaya) Towers, Manege Square (the Monument to Marshal Zhukov, “Kilometre Zero”).
Documents to take along: passport (ID) or copy. Other recommended items: a camera. Put on comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
For armed, drunk visitors, visitors disturbing public order, visitors with animals, sharp-edged articles, flammable, explosive, toxic or malodorous substances entrance to the territory of Red Square is prohibited.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 506449)
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No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
PAYMENT FOR A CHILD UNDER 18 IS EQUAL TO THAT OF AN ADULT.