Moscow – Sochi
Duration: 7 days/6nights.
We will visit the famous sights of Moscow and the capital of the winter Olympic games 2014, the city of Sochi.

Program of the tour
Day 1
Moscow. Arrival day
A tour to Russia is not complete without a tour to Moscow, the heart of Russia and one of the oldest cities in the country. It was founded in 1147. Moscow is a city of bright contrasts where quiet patriarchal courts and small streets adjoin to futuristic business centers, and old neighborhoods are interspersed with modern high-rises. World-famous sightseeing spots such as St Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin & Red Square, the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, hundreds of amazing sights will keep you busy any time of a year. We have carefully selected the most exciting places to visit in Moscow.

At the first day you will meet with a guide after your arriving to the airport and will go to the hotel to have the rest after a flight.

Overnight:
Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city)

DAY 2
Moscow. City tour + Kremlin
Russia is home for some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. Pokrovsky Cathedral, or St. Basil's Cathedral, is not just a church. It is a memorial temple constructed on Red Square in honor of the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. The main fight in which the Russian troops won a victory happened in the day of the Intercession of the Theotokos. So the temple was consecrated in honor of this Christian holiday. The cathedral consists of separate churches. Each of them is also consecrated in honor of holidays in which there were decisive fights for Kazan: Trinities, the Palm Sunday and others.

The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city", this construction had to protect the city from enemies. The Moscow Kremlin acquired the status of a sacral symbol representing the power of the great country. A holiday to Moscow is not complete without a visit to the Kremlin. Modern walls and towers of the Kremlin were constructed of red brick at the end of the 15th century. Now behind its walls, there are government buildings and a huge museum complex where thousands of artefacts telling about the history and the culture of Russia are stored. In 1990 both Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Red Square is a historical symbol of Moscow. The name of the square originated from the Russian word "Krasnaya" meaning "red" because it is related to the word "krasivaya" meaning "beautiful". The red square separates the Kremlin from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Thousands of tourists come here not only from all corners of Russia but also from around the world.

All these places you will see during the second visit day. City tour and visit Kremlin will wait you at this day.

Overnight: Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city)
DAY 3
Tretyakov Gallery, River cruise, Metro tour
The third day will start with visiting Tretyakov gallery. The gallery's history starts in 1856 when the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art. In 1892, Tretyakov presented his already famous collection of approximately 2,000 works (1,362 paintings, 526 drawings, and 9 sculptures) to the Russian nation. The collection contains more than 130,000 exhibits, ranging from Theotokos of Vladimir and Andrei Rublev's Trinity to the monumental Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky and the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.

After we will have the rest during Moscow River cruise on the comfortable boat during 2 hours. The Moskva River is one of the most beautiful things in Moscow. Very wide, mighty with stone made banks, pedestrian and transport bridges it attracts a lot of attention of tourists and residents. We are happy to offer you a two-hour boat-trip along the most unusual route in the center of Moscow around the Golden Island, along a unique section of the Vodootvodny Canal, which is inaccessible to other ships. Along with the iconic Moscow's attractions – the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Monument to Peter the Great, you will see the bridges and floating fountains of the Vodootvodny Canal.

And of course Moscow meto tour. Metro is the fastest ways to get anywhere in this city and to avoid traffic jams.

The Moscow Metro was opened in 1935 As of 2018, the Moscow Metro excluding the Moscow Central Circle and Moscow Monorail has 224 stations (255 with Moscow Central Circle) and its route length is 381 km (237 mi), making it the fifth-longest in the world. It's the busiest metro system in Europe, and a tourist attraction in itself.

Overnight:
Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city).


DAY 4
Moscow – Sochi. Rest and Evening show
After comfortable flight from Moscow to Sochi the guide will meet you at the airport and our trip will continue in another city in Russia. Sochi can boast to have a unique combination of climate and natural riches of flora and fauna. This tour gives you a true image of Russian northernmost subtropics in the world.

After some rest you will have evening trip
During this trip you visit a village Bolshoy Kitchmay. There you'll see a performance of authentic Adyghe singing and dancing ensemble, which will show you many customs and traditions of Shapsougs, even dances with sabers and tradition of theft of a bride. You will be a part of a great feast and finish the day in a vivid group dance.

Overnight:
Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city)

DAY 5
Sochi. Stalin's Summer Residence or Dacha, Wooden chalet
This day you will see the monument to the Canon and the Ancor. Then through ancient soviet alley accompanied by Soviet Hotel of 30's Primorskaya hotel and a typical spa-hotel Chernomorye you will get to the Theatre square. The Theatre building is a typical Stalin's Ampire architecture style. After a start drive you will get to Stalin's Summer Residence or Dacha. The guide will reveal the private life of the father of nation.

Your last stop will be a tasting ceremony in tea chalet. Here you will be welcomed by an authentic Russian folklore ensemble to enjoy traditional singing and dancing meanwhile you will be served Russian black tea, brewed in a Russian coal samovar. You will be served several cakes, feyjoa and fig jam and honey.

The ceremony itself takes place in a wooden challet, where you can admire authentic Russian handicrafts: Zhestovskaya trays, hohloma, gzhel, palekh and others.

Overnight: Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city)

DAY 6
Sochi. The Vorontsovskaya Cava, Sochi Olympic Park
The Vorontsovskaya Cave (or a system of caves) is the largest karst cave in the Krasnodar Region. This cave has over 10 entrances on different levels: the lowest is 419 meters and the highest is 720 meters above sea level. Trails of the prehistoric men, remains of the cave bear and archeological finds of different periods of time were found inside of the Vorontsovskaya cave.

Sochi Olympic Park Is visited touristic destination in summer 2014. You'll visit Sochi Olympic Park, Coastal cluster, the place where the ceremonies of Opening and Closing of the 22nd Olympic games took place. All of Ice Palaces and Formula 1 track are located in Sochi Olympic Park Coastal cluster. This tour is operated in the evening because you can admire beautiful singing fountain by that time.

Overnight:
Hotel according to the program
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel (Lunch and dinner can be added optionally at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the city)
DAY 7
Sochi – Moscow. Departure day
On the final day of the trip before going to the airport, you will have some free time to buy souvenirs and gifts to all your relatives and friends. After that, a comfortable bus will take you to Sochi airport where you can begin your journey home.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
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