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Art, Music & Literature in Moscow

Moscow 5 nights Price from £2,498 per person
Departs: 08 Oct 2020, 22 Apr 2021, 07 Oct 2021
Departs: 08 Oct 2020

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Moscow is the spiritual and political heart of Russia, and for those who wish to understand the country, a visit to the city of Tolstoy, Chekhov and Dostoevsky is an essential experience. Our tour will encompass dazzling Orthodox cathedrals, imposing Soviet era monuments, and the spectacular treasures at the Kremlin – accumulated by generations of powerful Tsars, from 1380 when Prince Ivan I moved his capital to Moscow until the last of the Romanovs were deposed almost a century ago.This great wealth also fostered and inspired the huge achievements of Russia’s greatest writers and artists during the 19th century, and we shall explore their legacy during visits to writers’ houses and important art galleries.

Our April & October tours to Moscow runs directly after our Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg tour, so why not book both for a comprehensive insight into Russian culture. Price from £4,924 for 11 nights (single supplement £796).

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners and two lunches
  • Russian visa (supplements may apply for fast track or non-UK passport holders)
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Moscow

    We fly to Moscow and transfer to the 4 star Hotel National, located a short walk from Red Square.
  • Day 2 - Red Square

    We begin with a panoramic tour of the huge metropolis that is Moscow and end at Red Square. We visit the Armoury Museum at the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, and end at the Cathedral of Archangel Michael where we see the tomb of Moscow’s founder, Prince Ivan I.
  • Day 3 - Tretyakov Gallery

    Our day starts at the Tretyakov Gallery where we see the collection of Pavel Tretyakov. Open to the public since 1870, it is the world’s most important collection of works by Russian artists. Later we go to the Novodevichy Convent, one of the most peaceful and spiritual places in Moscow. The day ends at the house where Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) lived for many years with his large family, and where he entertained the elite of Russian society.
  • Day 4 - Klin

    We leave Moscow for the day to visit Klin. This is the estate on which Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) lived for the last years of his life and which saw his creativity blossom to the full. It was during his time here that he composed The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, his one-act opera Iolanta, and orchestrated The Queen of Spades. We will see correspondence, documents and many of his personal items on display.
  • Day 5 - Museums

    This morning will be spent at the Pushkin State Museum, one of the world’s most important museums. Later as a sharp contrast, we will visit the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, a superb collection of works by Russian artists, many of whom were opposed to the socialist ideology of the state and whose works were banned from being publicly displayed. The day ends with a tour of the Bolshoi Theatre.
  • Day 6 - Melikhovo

    Our time in Russia ends with a drive to Melikhovo where we see the picturesque rural wooden house where Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904) lived and worked for seven years from 1892. Afterwards we drive to the airport and the flight home.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 08.45 arrive Moscow 14.35
Depart Moscow 16.05 arrive London Heathrow 18.00
NB: Regional departures available on request

Departure Dates and Prices

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2020

08 Oct 2020

Status Limited

Price from£2546

Single Supp.£398

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2021

22 Apr 2021

Status Available

Price from£2498

Single Supp.£398

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07 Oct 2021

Status Available

Price from£2498

Single Supp.£398

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Music Programme

We will write to you in a few months before the tour departs with details of the optional performances available at the Bolshoi and other venues in the city.

To make an enquiry please speak to one of our experts on 020 7593 1899, or enquire online

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