DAY 01 - DEPART HOUSTON/MOSCOW
Board your flight to Moscow - a vivacious city in the heart of Russia - steeped against a backdrop of high culture, conspiracy, diverse architecture and pulsating new world power.
DAY 02 - ARRIVE IN MOSCOW
Arrive in Moscow, “the Heart of Russia”. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure for rest and relaxation.
DAY 03 - MOSCOW (B)
Your morning city tour features a visit to the magnificent Red Square, refined New Maiden (Novodevichy) Convent (from outside), variety of art galleries and medieval churches, festive St. Basils Cathedral (from outside), commissioned in 1552 by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his conquering of Kazan; legend has it that the architect was later blinded so that he could never repeat such a building that is so traditionally Russian.
DAY 04 - MOSCOW (B)
You might be surprised how many ancient and magnificent structures one can see within Kremlin walls: 15th century cathedrals (the coronation, wedding and bury place of Russian rulers), bell-tower, Patriach’s Palace, Grand Kremlin Palace and of course the richest museum - Armoury. The Armoury has a fantastic collection of insignia of Imperial power, precious clothes, ceremonial harness and unique collection of imperial carriages. The 17th century throne of Alexey Romanov covered with a mosaic of turquoises and 900 diamonds, a pheloneon of Metropolitan Platon decorated with 150,000 pearls (it took the embroiderer 2 years to work on the pattern!), the famous Faberge eggs – one help admiring the priceless and luxurious items.. Visit the 15th century cathedrals with fantastic interiors afterwards.
DAY 05 - MOSCOW (B)
Today is yours free to plan your own itinerary.
DAY 06 - MOSCOW/HOUSTON (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.