Cold War History School Trip to Moscow

The beautiful city of Moscow dates back over 800 years and has seen destruction and re-construction many times over this period. For students of history, the Napoleonic invasion in 1812 and the siege of WW2 are the most notable in Moscow's recent past. Museums celebrate the achievements of the population during these times, and the city itself remains testament to the determination of the people to carry on as normal - even construction of the metro system continued throughout the Second World War.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Board your flight from the UK to Moscow Transfer to your accommodation Evening meal
Day 2 Board your coach for a tour of the main sites Visit to the Museum of Political History Evening meal
Day 3 Spend some time exploring the Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum, before taking a tour of the Kremlin Free time for some shopping in the GUM department store and a visit to St. Basil's Cathedral Evening meal
Day 4 Visit the Red Army Museum Visit the Museum of Contemporary History (self-guided, additional fees for a museum guide) Evening meal
Day 5 Visit Poklonnaya Hill and the museum, before transferring to the airport Return flight home

This price includes:

  • Return flights including tax
  • Destination airport transfers
  • 4 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Coach and guide for 3 days (8 hrs/day)
  • Visits and entrances as per the sample itinerary
  • 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.
Cold War History School Trip to Moscow

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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. Sitt...

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 ...

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...

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

Located on the Moscow River the site includes a 17th-century convent that is once again in use and a cemetery where many of Russia's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.The Novodevichy Convent was founded in 1524 by Tsar Vasily III to commemorate the capture of Smolensk. It was designed as not only a religious institution but also a fortress, as is evident from it...

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum

The museum was opened in 1894 to mark the coronation of Aleksander III, and was the end result of a project to consolidate various archaeological and anthropological collections into a single museum that told the history of Russia according to scientific methodology. The building is really impressive, a mass of towers and cornices it is a typical example of Russian Revivalism built by architect Vl...

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (the former Museum of the Revolution, renamed in September 1998) is a national museum of real importance. Ironically housed in the former building of the English Club, a notorious pre-Revolutionary haunt of Moscow's wealthy and privileged elite and practically the only place where political discussions were tolerated before 1917, the museu...

House on the Embankment Museum

House on the Embankment Museum

House on the Embankment (Dom na Naberezhnoi) is a massive apartment building built in the early 1930s as a residence for the Soviet elite: high-ranking party leaders, government ministers and officials, military leaders, actors, writers, artists and heroes of the Soviet regime. It was practically a city within a city containing a post office; telegraph office; bank; laundry; a supermarket; beauty ...

Central Museum of the Armed Forces

Central Museum of the Armed Forces

The Central museum of Armed Forces is a fascinating place to see military history. It was founded in 1919 and every year about a million visitors come to see the Museum’s regular display and exhibitions. There are 24 rooms showing the history of the Russian Army and Navy from the beginning of the 18th century until today. The collection includes over 800.000 military and historical objects. Among ...

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Poklonnaya Hill (Hill of Glory) is a memorial complex dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Second World War. It is a flat hill in the western part of Moscow. “Poklonnaya” derives from “poklon” or “bow”, a Russian gesture to pay respect to a person or object of high reverence. It was on Poklonnaya Mountain that Napoleon vainly waited for the keys to Moscow. During World War II solder...

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 Slavia

100 absolutely new rooms decorated in a modern style with warm colors. Comfortable furniture, soft carpets, double glazing and state of the art technical equipment will create a unique atmosphere of comfort and coziness. Every room is provided with flat screen TV and telephone.

Compact tastefully decorated bathrooms are designed to suit your needs and include toiletries and hairdryer.

There is also a nearby Aquapark with entry available from 420 Rbls.

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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