School Russian Trip to Moscow
The beautiful city of Moscow makes for an exciting alternative to the usual school or group visit offering strong contrasts of ancient history and modern influences and very visually illustrates the changes throughout Russia’s history. Language students will have the opportunity to practise their skills as they travel around the city and shop for some bargains in the famous GUM department store. On a school Russian trip to Moscow, students will also have plenty of opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and culture of this exciting destination.
|Day 1||Flight to Moscow||Transfer to accommodation||Evening at leisure|
|Day 2||Full-day guided tour of the main sights with a local guide||Evening at leisure|
Take a tour of Red Square and the Kremlin
Visit St Basil's Cathedral
|Free time for shopping in the GUM department store||Evening at leisure|
|Day 4||Morning free for local sightseeing and chance to practise langauge skills||Transfer to the airport and board flight home|
This price includes:
- Return flights including tax
- Destination airport transfers
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Russian/English-speaking guide
- Entrance to the Kremlin and St Basil's
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
The Russian capital, Moscow, holds within it a smaller, fortified city. The Kremlin is a fortress at the centre of the city and is the official residence of the Russian presidency. It has long been associated with the ruling classes; many princes, Tsars and heads of the Russian Orthodox Church have been inaugurated here. The Kremlin holds some astonishingly beautiful architectural treasures. Sitt...
Lenin's Mausoleum has to be one of Moscow's most curious tourist attractions. Locals tend to regard it either as an unwelcome reminder of the country's communist past or a cherished relic of the good old days. For visitors it is not only one of Moscow's finest examples of Soviet architecture, but it holds an endless fascination. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin has been described as not...
The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate his successful miliary campaign against the Tartar Mongols in 1552, and built between 1555 and 1561. Legend has it that on completion of the church the Tsar ordered the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, to be blinded to prevent him from ever creating anything to rival its beauty again. St. Basil's ...
The ornate Neo-Russian facade of GUM, Moscow's "State Department Store", takes up almost the entire eastern side of Red Square. Built between 1890 and 1893 by Alexander Pomerantsev the building features an interesting combination of Russian medieval ecclesiastical architecture, an elegant steel framework and glass roof, reminiscent of the great turn of the century train stations in P...
One of the oldest roads in Moscow, Old Arbat Street has seen many incarnations. Once an important trade route into the city, the road dates back to at least the 15th century, when it was famous for the numerous merchants that plied their wares there. By the 18th century, the road had become one of the most desirable addresses in the city and was a central area known for its elegant boule...
Gorky Park has children's play areas, fun fairs, various rides and an enormous Ferris Wheel which provides spectacular views of the city. There is also the original Buran spacecraft for the kids to take part in the "Cosmic Experience". During the winter the footpaths flood over and freeze, which allow ice-stating around the park, and also an annual ice sculpture competition!
The imposing home of the internationally-famed Bolshoi ballet was constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, though the company itself began in 1773 as a dancing school for the Moscow Orphanage. For much of its history the Bolshoi was overshadowed by the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, but with Moscow's restoration as the capital in 1918 it gained pre-eminence. For most of the last thr...
Moscow Metro is one of the world's most heavily used metro systems. It was constructed in the early 1930's and is famous for its palatial marble stations with mosaics, chandeliers, precious materials and beautiful examples of socialist realist art. Particularly notable stations are: Komsomolskaya (1952), Kievskaya (1954), Novoslobodskaya (1950) and Ploshchad Revolutsii (1939). Mayak...
Red Square separates the Kremlin from the merchant quarter of Kitay-Gorod. It is the most famous square in the country, and arguably the world, and all the major streets in the city gravitate towards it. Established in 1493 after the wooden buildings on the territory were cleared by Ivan III, the name itself bears no relation to communism nor to the prevalence of red in the square, ...
This hotel features 1,777 guest rooms of various standards and sizes. Each room has an en-suite and comes with air conditioning, a TV, direct-dial telephone, internet access and a fridge.
The hotel offers a great selection of restaurants as well as a small selection of shops including; a pharmacy, newsagents and gift shop.
This hotel also has the added benefit of a swimming pool - considered the biggest indoor hotel swimming-pool in Moscow with water slides and a Jacuzzi.
The Hotel Maxima Irbis offers 96 rooms furnished in a European style. All rooms come equipped with an en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, mini bar and air-conditioning.
The Venice Restaurant at the hotel offers a continental buffet breakfast with an extensive menu, available for the hotel guests from 7am to 10 am.
ibis Moscow Paveletskaya
The ibis Moscow Paveletskaya is fantastically located for school groups visiting the Russian capital, as it is just a short metro ride from Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre.
The hotel offers 147 comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, sound-proofing, blackout blinds and a safe. All rooms have an en-suite and free WiFi throughout.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Excellent email communication - always received quick and helpful responses. Excellent details - very comprehensive. Coach was very modern, clean, well-appointed, spacious and well driven. Great effort to provide such a good trip at short notice. Thank you.