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, our students will also have plenty of opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and culture of this exciting destination.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Board your flight from the UK to Moscow Transfer to your accommodation Evening at leisure
Day 2 Full-day guided tour of the main sights with a local guide who will provide most of the commentary in Russian, to help your students perfect their language skills (stops can be arranged and entrance fees pre-paid) Evening at leisure
Day 3

Take a tour of Red Square and the Kremlin

Visit St Basil's Cathedral

Free time for some shopping in the GUM department store and further visits if required 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 & 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 & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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The Kremlin

The Kremlin

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. Sitti...

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum has to be one of Moscow's most curious tourist attractions. Locals tend to regard it either as an awkward reminder of the country's communist past or a cherished relic of the good old days but 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 only the greatest revo...

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral

The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible 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. The cathedral was built to commemorate Ivan the Terrible's successful military campaign against the Tartar Mongols ...

GUM

GUM

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 Paris and Londo...

Old Arbat Street

Old Arbat Street

The most famous street in Moscow lies to the west of the Kremlin where it runs from ploshchad Arbatskaya to ploshchad Smolenskaya. One of the oldest roads in the city it was first mentioned as early as 1493 in connection with a fire that started in the Church of St. Nicholas. In the 18th Century the Arbat became popular with both Moscow’s intellectual elite and artistic community who enjoyed frequ...

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

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!

Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre

The imposing home of the internationally-famed Bolshoi ballet was constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, though the company itself was begun 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 three decades ...

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

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). Mayakovskaya Metro st...

Red Square

Red Square

Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) 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 squ...

Cosmos Hotel

The hotel features 1,777 guest rooms of various standards and sizes. Each room has a bathroom (bathtub and shower) and comes with a central air conditioning system, TV (international and Russian satellite channels), direct-dial telephone, Internet access and a fridge.

The hotel offers a great selection of restaurants within the hotel. It also offers a small selection of shops such as a pharmacy, news agents and gift shop.

This hotel aslo has the added benefit of a swimming pool, (240 sq.m.) is considered the biggest indoor hotel swimming-pool in Moscow with water slides and Jacuzzi.

Maxima Irbis

The Hotel Maxima Irbis offers 96 rooms furnished in a European style. In each room you will find all you need for a comfortable stay. All rooms come equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, mini bar and air-conditioning.

The Venice Restaurant at the Hotel offers Buffet breakfast with an extensive menu of English and French breakfast dishes 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 (3 of which are wheelchair accessible), with air-conditioning, sound-proofing, blackout blinds and safe. All rooms have an en-suite with shower room and there is WiFi throughout. View on map

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