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24 December Reindeer and Husky Farm visit

In the traditional Christmas festive legend, Father Christmas or Santa Claus’s eight reindeer pulled his sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver presents to children everywhere on Christmas Eve. The commonly cited names of the eight reindeer … read more →

17 December Snowbikes rides

ENTER THE RUSSIAN WILD ON A SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiling is almost like riding a motorcycle but on snow, and many would argue it is a lot more fun. Driving through one of Russias silver birch forests on a beast of a … read more →

16 December GZEL factory visit and master-class

Visit to the Gzhel production factory Many people see the Matreshka, or «Russian doll» as a symbol of traditional Russian art and bring them back home as souvenirs. Only a few people know that there are many other traditional crafts … read more →

23 December Bell-ringing master-class

Following the conversion of Kievan Rus to Christianity in the year 988AD, bells came gradually into use everywhere. Originally, a flat piece of wood or metal called a semantron would be beaten rhythmically with a mallot calling the faithful to … read more →

10 December Russian Traditional Felt Shoes Museum visit

« Valenki» or the felt shoe is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford them. Thus Valenki were passed from … read more →

9 / 16 December Bolshoi Theare Tour

9 December, the tour starts at 11 h 16 December, the tour starts at 11h Cost: 3000 rub adults , 2000 rub children 5-14 y o. Children are allowed on the tour under strict parental supervision as we can not … read more →

3rd December Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSRs most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and … read more →

26 November Butovo Red Terror

During the Red Terror in the late 1930’s the Soviet secret police destroyed entire sections of Russian society, including generations of clergymen, members of the military, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants and farmers. In Moscow the death count was so high … read more →

25th November Bisons reserve visit

This nature reserve was founded in 1945 and the IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature ) classifies it as a Strict nature reserve. The reserve has been a part of the UNESCO international network of biosphere reserves since 1978. … read more →

18th November Star City Tour

  The tour of the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center gives as near as perfect feel of space-life as can be recreated on Earth. You will see a full size replica of the Mir orbital space station , all its … read more →

5/ 11/ 25 November Bolshoi Theatre Tour

5 November, the tour starts at 11h 11 November, the tour starts at 14 h 25 November, the tour starts at 11h Cost: 3000 rub adults , 2000 rub children 5-14 y o. Children are allowed on the tour under … read more →

5th November Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSRs most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and … read more →

4 November Taganka Secret Bunker

War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top Secret until … read more →

12 November Ballerina Apartment visit

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanovas apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

11 November Clandestine Bolshevik Publishing House

This is one of the most unusual museums of Moscow. During the First Russian revolution they produced illegal handouts and a social-democratic newspaper. The museum opened in 1924 and was created by people who used to work there. The museum … read more →

12 October Russian Survival Course

Not speaking or reading the Russian language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. To truly master the Russian language is a difficult and lengthy process and few people are afforded the luxury. However, help is at … read more →

29 October House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered … read more →

29 Oct/ 18 November Star City Tour

  The tour of the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center gives as near as perfect feel of space-life as can be recreated on Earth. You will see a full size replica of the Mir orbital space station , all its … read more →

22nd October Stalins Bunker visit

Stalins Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

21 October Bisons reserve visit

This nature reserve was founded in 1945 and the IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature ) classifies it as a Strict nature reserve. The reserve has been a part of the UNESCO international network of biosphere reserves since 1978. … read more →

15 October GULAG Museum tour

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

7 October/ 14 October Secret Bunker Tour

War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top Secret until … read more →

8 / 29 October Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSRs most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and … read more →

14 /21st October Bolshoi Theatre tour

14 October, the tour starts at 11h 21st October, the tour starts at 13h Cost: 3500 rub adults , 2500 rub children 5-14 y o. Children are allowed on the tour under strict parental supervision as we can not distract … read more →

23 September Vladimir-Suzdal trip

The first stop on our tour  is the Assumption Cathedral, a unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir town. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of … read more →

22 and 30 Sept/ 14 and 28 Oct Bolshoi Tour

22nd September, the tour starts at 15.30h 30th September, the tour starts at 11h 14 October, the tour starts at 11h 28th October,  the tour starts at 11h Cost: 3500 rub adults , 2500 rub children 5-14 y o. Children … read more →

30 September MosFilm Studio visit

Moscow Hollywood! One of the biggest film-making studios in Russia and in the world!  Studio tour. Tour the first and largest movie studio in Russia and Europe. On the tour you will see film sets, a collection of unique carriages … read more →

24 September Ballerina Apartment visit

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanovas apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

23 September Bison reserve visit

This nature reserve was founded in 1945 and the IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature ) classifies it as a Strict nature reserve. The reserve has been a part of the UNESCO international network of biosphere reserves since 1978. … read more →

17 September Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSRs most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and … read more →

17 September Bell-ringing master-class

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured J ?  Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. … read more →

19 September Russian Survival Course at Rosinka

Not speaking or reading the Russian language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. To truly master the Russian language is a difficult and lengthy process and few people are afforded the luxury.  However, help is at … read more →

10 September Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

9 September Taganka Secret Bunker

War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top Secret until … read more →

3rd September History comes to life at Borodino

In September, thousands of military history fans flock to Borodino, to watch a re-enactment of one of the greatest battles ever fought by the Imperial Russian army. In September 1812, French and Russian forces clashed there in what became the … read more →

26 August Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR»s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and … read more →

19 August Stalin’s Bunker visit

Stalins Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

9 July Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

5 Aug/ 24 Sept/ 29 Oct Star City Tour

    The tour of the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center gives as near as perfect feel of space-life as can be recreated on Earth. You will see a full size replica of the Mir orbital space station , all … read more →

30 July River Trip

What is better than spending a beautiful summer day outside of Moscow, on a raft, floating down a picturesque river? We have the opportunity of taking a 12 kilometre journey along the river Sherna (2-2 ½ hours) on the rafts. … read more →

27 July Chocolate Factory Visit

This is a great opportunity to try famous Russian chocolates and to visit the renowned chocolate factory. The museum opened in 1994 and attracts more and more visitors every year, which is not surprising. So many people love chocolate! Krasny … read more →

23 July Bison Reservation visit

This nature reserve was founded in 1945 and the IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature ) classifies it as a Strict nature reserve. The reserve has been a part of the UNESCO international network of biosphere reserves since 1978. … read more →

22 July The International Aviation Space Salon Maks

The International Aviation and Space salon «MAKS» is a rightful occupant of a leading position in the ratings of major world aviation forums. The very idea of the MAKS lies in demonstrating Russian high technologies and domestic market openness to … read more →

25th June Bell-ringing master-class

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured J ?  Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. … read more →

24th June, Leo Tolstoy estate visit

Leo Tolstoy came from an old, famous, aristocratic family. Born on the 28th of August 1828 in the estate of Yasnaya Polyana, he was the 4th child in the family.  His mother died when he was 2 years old. At … read more →

24th June/ 1 , 8, 15 and 29th July Horse trekking

We will escape the noisy city and visit the Russian countryside to enjoy this beautiful late spring day. The horse stud is 1 hour’s drive from Moscow. We will travel as a group in a comfortable mini van. Program: 15 … read more →

16th June, Moscow Lights walking tour (evening)

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

25th June / 1, 6 ,8 ,13, 20, 28 July Bolshoi Theatre tours

25th June, the tour stars at 11h 1 July, the tour starts at 13h 8th July, the tour starts at 10.30h 6th July, the tour starts at 14h 13th July, the tour starts at 15.30h 20th July, the tour starts … read more →

3rd and 10th June Taganka Secret Bunker

Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top Secret … read more →

17th June Lenins Dacha Visit

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

11th June Ballerina’s Apartment visit

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanova’s apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

4th June Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

25th May Russian Survival Course in Rosinka

Not speaking or reading the Russian language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. To truly master the Russian language is a difficult and lengthy process and few people are afforded the luxury.  However, help is at … read more →

27th May Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

27 May Horse trek

We will escape the noisy city and visit the Russian countryside to enjoy this beautiful late spring day. The horse stud is 1 hour’s drive from Moscow. We will travel as a group in a comfortable mini van. Program: 15 … read more →

26th May Light of Moscow Walk

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

21st May Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

21 May Armoured Vehicles rides

Armoured car rides Impressions of the tour: For sheer fun and exhilaration, driving in an ex Red Army Soviet-era amphibious armoured reconnaissance vehicle takes some beating. Driving the 18’ long, 7-tonne, all-wheel drive armoured car is one of best ways … read more →

20 May Lenins Dacha Visit

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

20 June Russian Survival Course

Not speaking or reading the Russian language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. To truly master the Russian language is a difficult and lengthy process and few people are afforded the luxury.  However, help is at … read more →

13 May Sergiev Posad Trip

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh … read more →

7th May Padare Dress Rehearsal

The May 9th Victory Day Celebrations have rolled around again and I have booked the John Bull Pub on the 7th May from 10 am to watch the military equipment participating in this year’s Dress rehearsal. Food and drinks will … read more →

23rd April Taganka Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

28th May Christ the Saviuor Cathedral and Observation Point

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

22nd Mosfilm Studio Visit

Moscow Hollywood! One of the biggest film-making studios in Russia and in the world!  Studio tour. Tour the first and largest movie studio in Russia and Europe. On the tour you will see film sets, a collection of unique carriages … read more →

15th April Stanislavsky Theatre Back Stage Tour

Moscow Musical Theatre named after Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko) is truly a hidden treasure…and yet performs some of the worlds most renowned ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Nutcracker and so on. Russian ballet aficionados rate the … read more →

9th April Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

15th April Preparing to Easter — Master class in «Kulich»

Kulich is traditional Russain food for Easter. Traditionally people bake either on e big Kulich (and slice it) or a number of small kulich to give them to their friends at Easter day.  So, that is what we are going … read more →

19th March Armoured Vehicles rides

Armoured car rides Impressions of the tour: For sheer fun and exhilaration, driving in an ex Red Army Soviet-era amphibious armoured reconnaissance vehicle takes some beating. Driving the 18’ long, 7-tonne, all-wheel drive armoured car is one of best ways … read more →

18th March Tretiakov Gallery

Tour starts at 11h Cost: 2500 rub per person

19th and 26th February Nutcracker Sweet Quest

The Nutcracker Sweet Quest was created by a ballerina from the Bolshoi Theatre after she had a child. Ballet dancers live this magical story every time they perform the ballet on stage. Our ballerina decided that all the children should … read more →

5th and 19th March Husky and Reindeer Farm visit

Husky and reindeer farm visit We will visit a husky and reindeer farm situated close to Moscow. Friendly, fluffy Huskies will transport you on a magical dog sled ride. The dog sledge seats only 2 people and you feel like … read more →

5th and 12th March Russian Skidoos ( snow bikes rides) 

Cost : 12 000 rub per bike   2 h rides  2 people to share ( 6000 rub per person) The activity will take place if there is a minimum of 8 people interested. Transfer to the place and rental of … read more →

11th March Troika rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is … read more →

22nd Jan Christ the Saviours Cathedral

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

21st Jan GULAG Museum

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

8th and 29th April Bolshoi Theatre Tour

8th April , the tour starts at 15.30h 29th April, the tour starts at 11.00h Cost: 3500 rub Bolshoi Theatre Tour Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? … read more →

12th March Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

18th December Stanislavsky Backstage Theatre Tour

This is a rare opportunity to see what happens behind the stage of one of the major Russian theatres We would see the following areas in the theatre: Set design workshop Sewing workshop Scenery storage Actor’s dressing room Scene (prop) … read more →

17th December Tank Rides

There is something quite exhilarating about strapping oneself into 50 tonnes of lethal armour, driven by a noisy high horsepower V12 diesel powering the clanking caterpillar tracks. Subtle? No. One would never say a Soviet-era MBT (Main Battle Tank) was … read more →

29th January Troika Rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is … read more →

12th November Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts/ Piranesi exposition

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian born artist (1720-1778) who qualified as an architect. He apprenticed with the Italian state organisation specializing in the restoration of ancient buildings. However, his reputation was built mainly as an artist and designer. He … read more →

4th March Park «Patriot» visit

9.00h Leaving Moscow in a comfortable minivan 11:00h Tour of the Tank Museum The Museum boasts an extensive collection of 350 pieces of equipment originating  from14 countries.  60 pieces are unique, which means that in terms of singularity, this is … read more →

10th December Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

19th November The Art of Wine Tasting

The Art of Wine Tasting Wine is one of the oldest beverages of the world. This unique product was born by chance: thanks to a forgotten tank with grape juice and has evolved into a complex and more interesting, even noble, drink. The ability to understand the noble beverages has always been considered a sign of … read more →

27th December Bolshoi Theatre Tour

The tour starts at 11.00h Cost: 3500 rub Bolshoi Theatre Tour Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear … read more →

13th November Clandestine Bolshevik Publishing House

This is one of the most unusual museums of Moscow. During the First Russian revolution they produced illegal handouts and a social-democratic newspaper. The museum opened in 1924 and was created by people who used to work there. The museum … read more →

30th September History of Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

27th December Stalin’s bunker visit

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

29th October Butovo the Red Terror

During the Red Terror in the late 1930’s the Soviet secret police destroyed entire sections of Russian society, including generations of clergymen, members of the military, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants and farmers. In Moscow the death count was so high … read more →

28th December Taganka Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

23rd Oct House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered … read more →

23rd Christ the Saviour Cathedral &Observation point

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

22nd Oct Valenki (Felt shoes) museum

One can touch everything in the museum! « Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford … read more →

22nd Oct Bolshoi Theatre Tour

The tour starts at 11h Cost: 3500 rub Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the … read more →

End of October Stanislavsky Back Stage visit
18 Oct L’excursion du Bolchoi en français

A 15h heures Prix : 3500 rub    

16th Oct Jewelry box production

Russia is world famous for its unique handicraft. The inhabitants of Fedoskino village, located in the Moscow area, preserve the ancient traditions. Fedoskino jewelry boxes, along with Matreshkas, are amongst the most popular Russian souvenirs. The Fedoskino artisan shop was … read more →

15th October Wine Etiquette

It has been said that wine is alive and should be treated as such. It is true that wine requires special treatment. Consider the grape harvest, the extraction process, the ageing and the etiquette and all the other expert processes … read more →

15th October Clandestine Bolshevik Publishing House

This is one of the most unusual museums of Moscow. During the First Russian revolution they produced illegal handouts and a social-democratic newspaper. The museum opened in 1924 and was created by people who used to work there. The museum … read more →

9th October Re-enactment Battle for Moscow

Program for the day We will leave Moscow at 9 am in a comfortable mini van. We have a tour of the area, including 2 Museums located here as Borodino was a major battle field in 2 wars, in 1812 … read more →

8th October Moscow State University Geological Museum on top of the building

Only once a year it is possible to visit Moscow State University on a week end. We will visit Geological Museum that is located on the top floors, which also gives us an opportunity to see this wonderful building from … read more →

2nd October Museum of Valenki (Felt shoes)

One can touch everything in the museum! « Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford … read more →

2nd October Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

1st October Bell-ringing master-class

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured J ?  Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. … read more →

24th September Vladimir and Suzdal visit

The first stop is the Assumption Cathedral, a unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir town. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality. World-famous frescoes by … read more →

29nd September Romeo and Juliet ballet with Fire

The staging of the ˈRomeo and Julietteˈ fire ballet takes the genre to a completely new level. This is a theatre scaleperformance with stunningly beautiful costumes, carefully selected musical accompaniment, faery fire and a stunning signature pyro technical show. The Fire Ballet is a sophisticated mix of ballet, circus and … read more →

18th September Gorky House

The Moscow Museum dedicated to Maxim Gorky is an incredible building. It was gifted by Stalin to Gorky in 1932 upon his return to the Soviet Union from his self- imposed exile in Italy. The Tour is really two tours … read more →

17th September Lenin’s dacha visit

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

Bolshoi Theatre tours in September

16th September at 15.30h 21st September at 15.30h 30th September at 10 a m Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the … read more →

11th September Metro tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

11th September Novodevichy Convent visit

Novodevichy Convent The majority of old Russian churches were built to commemorate military victories. Novodevichy Convent was no exception. Founded in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of the ancient city of Smolensk from Lithuania, it is one of the top … read more →

11th and 25th September Taganka Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

10th September Lights of Moscow walk

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

10th September Sergiev Posad visit

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh … read more →

4th September History comes to life at Borodino

In September, thousands of military history fans flock to Borodino, to watch a re-enactment of one of the greatest battles ever fought by the Imperial Russian army. In September 1812, French and Russian forces clashed there in what became the … read more →

3rd September Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

3rd September Stalin’s Bunker visit

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

25th August Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent The majority of old Russian churches were built to commemorate military victories. Novodevichy Convent was no exception. Founded in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of the ancient city of Smolensk from Lithuania, it is one of the top … read more →

13th August Gorky House

The Moscow Museum dedicated to Maxim Gorky is an incredible building. It was gifted by Stalin to Gorky in 1932 upon his return to the Soviet Union from his self- imposed exile in Italy. The Tour is really two tours … read more →

10th, 13th and 26th August Moscow Metro tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

13th September An evening with Alexander Aizenshtat

Just once in a while, things go really, really well. The moon and stars align and all is well in the world! Something similar is happening on the 13th September as I have been able to bring a remarkable group of individuals … read more →

7th August Christ the Saviour Cathedral

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

30th July Butovo Tour

During the Red Terror in the late 1930’s the Soviet secret police destroyed entire sections of Russian society, including generations of clergymen, members of the military, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants and farmers. In Moscow the death count was so high … read more →

24th July Yasnaya Polyana (Leo Tolstoy estate visit)

This is a full day trip, as the estate is located in Tula area It takes about 3,5 h to get there , so it is a long day. We will have a tour of the estate, visit Leo Tolstoy’s … read more →

23rd July Sergiev Posad Visit

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh … read more →

27th November GULAG Museum

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

26th August Taganka Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

10th July House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered … read more →

9th July Vladimir-Suzdal tour

The first stop is the Assumption Cathedral, a unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir town. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality. World-famous frescoes by … read more →

7th August Master-class in bell-ringing

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured ? Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. You … read more →

3rd July Jewish Museum

This is a very modern and interactive museum that tells the story of Russian Jews. You will learn of the restrictions applied to them in the Russian Empire and the areas they were allowed to live, the professions they were … read more →

15th July Lights of Moscow walking tour

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

2nd July Lenin’s Dacha visit

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

24th July Taganka 42 Tour

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

26th June Tanks, Planes and Cars, Motorbikes and more

An ultimate museum for all men, boys and others interested in technical stuff…. This is a private collection belonging to a Russian oligarch. The museum has over 500 exhibits. Tanks, aircrafts, cars, rockets and guns are on display. This is … read more →

25th Christ the Saviour Cathedral and observation point on the roof

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

19th June Taganka Secret Bunker

Taganka 42 Bunker A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation … read more →

18th June Sergiev Posad Tour

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh … read more →

15th June Stalin’s Bunker

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

5, 16, 22 July Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Tour schedule for June 2016: 5th July at 16h 16th July at 10.30h 22th July at 16h Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited … read more →

Tutu Factory visit ( end of May) Date to be confirmed
19th, 21st May ; 4th and 25th June; 16th July Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Schedule of the Bolshoi Tours  19th May at 11h 21st May at 11h 4th June at 11h 25th June at 11h 16th July at 10.30h Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore … read more →

28th May Tank rides

There is something quite exhilarating about strapping oneself into 50 tonnes of lethal armour, driven by a noisy high horsepower V12 diesel powering the clanking caterpillar tracks. Subtle? No. One would never say a Soviet-era MBT (Main Battle Tank) was … read more →

24th May Stanislavsky Back Stage and Workshops Tour (date to be confirmed)
24th May Stalin’s Bunker visit

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

22nd Ballerina’s flat

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanova’s apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

21st Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh … read more →

15th May Visit to jewelry box production

Russia is world famous for its unique handicraft. The inhabitants of Fedoskino village, located in the Moscow area, preserve the ancient traditions. Fedoskino jewelry boxes, along with Matreshkas, are amongst the most popular Russian souvenirs. The Fedoskino artisan shop was … read more →

14 May Lenin’s Dacha

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

7th May Tanks in town

7th May   10 a m  Tanks in Town The May Day parade is fast approaching and on the 7th of May there is the final dress rehearsal. Normally only a few people receive an invitation to watch the Red Square event on the day.  An … read more →

23rd April Tank rides

There is something quite exhilarating about strapping oneself into 50 tonnes of lethal armour, driven by a noisy high horsepower V12 diesel powering the clanking caterpillar tracks. Subtle? No. One would never say a Soviet-era MBT (Main Battle Tank) was … read more →

19th April Stanislavski Theatre and workshops tour

This is a rare opportunity to see what happens behind teh stage of one of the major Russian opera and ballet theatres… We would see the following areas in the theatre: set design workshop sewing workshop scenery storage actor’s dressing … read more →

19th April Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, … read more →

18th April Star City visit

The tour of the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center gives as near as perfect feel of space-life as can be recreated on Earth. A full size replica of the Mir orbital space station «Mir», all its modules and a Soyuz … read more →

16th April Butovo the Red Terror

During the Red Terror in the late 1930’s the Soviet secret police destroyed entire sections of Russian society, including generations of clergymen, members of the military, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants and farmers. In Moscow the death count was so high … read more →

9th April Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater   Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box … read more →

5th April Grishko ballet shoes factory visit

Visit the Grishko pointed shoes factory to discover the secret that enables a ballerina to create her magical dance )) We have a very rare opportunity to visit the Company who provide so many Prima Donna’s with the finest ballet … read more →

28 February Moscow Circus Tour

Moscow Circus Tour Have you ever been to a circus? We want to introduce you to magic and wonderful circus world. We will be able to visit the circus arena and might see the performers preparing to the show. The … read more →

28 February Russian Survival Course New group

Language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. Whist mastering Russian proves difficult and timely, the Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life. Being able to read the names of the … read more →

27 February Russian Theatre Club
27 February Troika Rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is … read more →

21 February Troika Rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is … read more →

18 February Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, … read more →

20th and 27th February Tank rides

There is something quite exhilarating about strapping oneself into 50 tonnes of lethal armour, driven by a noisy high horsepower V12 diesel powering the clanking caterpillar tracks. Subtle? No. One would never say a Soviet-era MBT (Main Battle Tank) was … read more →

13 February Troika Rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is … read more →

6th February Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

6th February Stalin’s Bunker

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the RedArmy Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of great … read more →

6th February Russian Theatre Club

The Theatre Club is designed for people who speak some Russian and want to watch plays and performances in Russian here in Moscow, but are not confident enough that they will understand everything correctly. So, each time we are going … read more →

30 th January Christ the Saviour Cathedral & observation point

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

23 rd January Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

23 January Sakharov Centre Tour

The Sakharov Centre tour The Museum tour focus is on the political repression faced by dissidents in the Soviet Union.  Most recently the Museum has been subject to inspection and investigation by the Russian Ministry of Justice and General Prosecutor’s … read more →

29 November Clandestine Bolshevik Publishing House 1905-1906

This is one of the most unusual museums of Moscow. During the First Russian revolution they produced illegal handouts and a social-democratic newspaper. The museum opened in 1924 and was created by people who used to work there. The museum … read more →

28 November Tank rides

There is something quite exhilarating about strapping oneself into 50 tonnes of lethal armour, driven by a noisy high horsepower V12 diesel powering the clanking caterpillar tracks. Subtle? No. One would never say a Soviet-era MBT (Main Battle Tank) was … read more →

22 November Jewelry Box Factory

Russiais world famous for its unique handicraft. The inhabitants of Fedoskino village, located in theMoscowarea, preserve the ancient traditions. Fedoskino jewelry boxes, along with Matreshkas, are amongst the most popular Russian souvenirs. The Fedoskino artisan shop was founded in 1795, … read more →

21 November New Gulag Museum opens doors

The GULAG Museum was moved to a new location, it now has a much larger exposition This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under … read more →

15 November Russian Survival Course

Language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. Whist mastering Russian proves difficult and timely, the Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life. Being able to read the names of the … read more →

15 November Ballet Dancer’s Flat

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanova’s apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

14 November Theatre Club

The Theatre Club is designed for people who speak some Russian and want to watch plays and performances in Russian here in Moscow, but are not confident enough that they will understand everything correctly. So, each time we are going … read more →

14 November Lenin’s Dacha

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

12 November Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

8 November Russian Survival Course New Group

Language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. Whist mastering Russian proves difficult and timely, the Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life. Being able to read the names of the … read more →

7 November Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

7 November Sakharov Centre

The Museum tour focus is on the political repression faced by dissidents in the Soviet Union.  Most recently the Museum has been subject to inspection and investigation by the Russian Ministry of Justice and General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian … read more →

1 November Leo Tolstoy Museum

Leo Tolstoy came from an old, famous, aristocratic family. Born on the 28th of August 1828 in the estate of Yasnaya Polyana, he was the 4th child in the family.  His mother died when he was 2 years old. At … read more →

24th July Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

31 October Stalin’s Bunker Visit

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

29 October Master Class in Bell ringing

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured ? Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. You … read more →

27 October Mosfilm Studio Visit

MoscowHollywood! One of the biggest film-making studios inRussiaand in the world! Studio tour. Tour the first and largest movie studio inRussiaandEurope. On the tour you will see film sets, a collection of unique carriages and automobiles, scenery and a collection … read more →

26 October Russian Survival Class

Language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. Whist mastering Russian proves difficult and timely, the Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life. Being able to read the names of the … read more →

25 October Jewellery Box Factory

Russiais world famous for its unique handicraft. The inhabitants of Fedoskino village, located in theMoscowarea, preserve the ancient traditions. Fedoskino jewelry boxes, along with Matreshkas, are amongst the most popular Russian souvenirs. The Fedoskino artisan shop was founded in 1795, … read more →

24 October Astranaut Museum

TheUnited Stateshad believed itself to be the world leader in space  technology and thus the leader in missile development. The surprise of the Sputnik launch and the failure of the first twoU.S.launch attempts proved otherwise. The shock of the Sputnik … read more →

24 October Chocolate Museum Visit

This is an off the beaten path museum in the heart of Moscow, and though its exhibits have been gathered all over the world and some of them are dated as far as the pre-Columbian times, when only the Aztec … read more →

20 October Master class in soap making
20 October Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Observation Point

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

19 October Russian Survival Course Class

Russian Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life by learning key pointers in a relaxed and entertaining environment and enabling you to get out, and about and enjoy your time here with more confidence. … read more →

18 October Russian Conversation Club

The Russian Conversation Club is the ideal friendly venue for those individuals who have a good command of Russian but lack conversation practice. Each week choose a topic of general interest and discuss it in Russian with a native speaker and we give some new interesting vocabulary and nuances relevant to the chosen topic. … read more →

17 October Perm 36 Gulag Tour

The Russian city of Perm, with its population of one million, is 1400 km by road from Moscow. Loosely translated, the name means ‘far away land’. During the Cold War it was a ‘closed city’ named after the war time … read more →

13 October Master-class in soap making
13 October Valenki Felt Shoes Museum Tour

« Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford them. Thus Valenki were passed from generation … read more →

12 October Russian Survival Course

Language is one of the greatest challenges of living in Russia. Whist mastering Russian proves difficult and timely, the Survival Course will help you to avoid numerous difficulties in routine daily life. Being able to read the names of the … read more →

11 October Moscow State University Visit

The central building of Moscow State University (MGU) is one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters, the supersized buildings erected on the instructions of the dictator and built between 1947 and 1953. Muscovites refer to the buildings as “Stalinist Skyscrapers” or vysotki. … read more →

10 October Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and … read more →

10 October Gorky House Visit

The Moscow Museum dedicated to Maxim Gorky is an incredible building. It was gifted by Stalin to Gorky in 1932 upon his return to the Soviet Union from his self- imposed exile in Italy. The Tour is really two tours … read more →

6 October Bolshoi Theatre Visit

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

3 October Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

3 October Bolshoi Theatre Tour in English/French

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

27th September The Lights of Moscow walking tour

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

26th September House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered … read more →

22nd Septehmber Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

21st September Bolshoi Backk Stage Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

20th September Astranaut Museum

The United States had believed itself to be the world leader in space technology and thus the leader in missile development. The surprise of the Sputnik launch and the failure of the first two U.S. launch attempts proved otherwise. The … read more →

24 January Sakarov Centre Tour

The Museum tour focus is on the political repression faced by dissidents in the Soviet Union.  Most recently the Museum has been subject to inspection and investigation by the Russian Ministry of Justice and General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian … read more →

13 December FSB Border Guard Museum

The museum was founded in 1914 in St Petersburg and was transferred to Moscow in 1932. The museum aims to explain people about the border guard service. You will learn how the territory of the Russian Federation changed in time … read more →

8 December Chance to meet the Russian Top Gun

Valerii Mozorov is a keen motorcyclist, skydiver and a fast jet pilot in the Russian Air Force. He is also Squadron Leader of the Russian aerobatic display team, the Swifts, with many thousands of hours on both Sukhoi and MiG … read more →

7 December Ballerina’s apartment visit

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanova’s apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

6 December Museum of Chocolate

This is an off the beaten path museum in the heart of Moscow, and though its exhibits have been gathered all over the world and some of them are dated as far as the pre-Columbian times, when only the Aztec … read more →

29 November 16h WINE TASTING of Russian produced wines

You are invited to a wine tasting session with the co-founder of Russia’s largest wine tasting club. Ten of Russia’s most significant wines will be sampled and each characteristic enjoyed. Your host will share the background of each; he will … read more →

29 November 13h Bolshoi Theater Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, … read more →

29 November 11h Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, … read more →

22 November Russian Conversation Club

The Russian Conversation Club is the ideal friendly venue for those individuals who have a good command of Russian but lack conversation practice. Each week choose a topic of general interest and discuss it in Russian with a native speaker (me) and I give … read more →

9 November Christmas ornaments factory and master-class

A Visit to Christmas ornaments factory, Christmas ornaments Museum and master-class The town of Klin in Moscow area is famous for of its’ unique Museum. The Christmas Ornaments Museum tells the story of fir tree decorations from the XIX century … read more →

8 November Beer Plant and Museum

Have you ever been to a beer and “kvas” production plant?  For those who do not know,  “kvas” is a traditional Russian drink sold at every corner during the summer J You probably wondered what the big yellow barrels were, … read more →

2 November Bell ringing Tour and Master class

Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured J ?  Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. … read more →

1 November Museum of Unique Dolls

A long time ago a talented theater artist, Julia Vishnevskaya,  came across an antique doll. Collecting dolls made from the beginning of the XXth century became her life’s work. This is one of the biggest collections in the world, let … read more →

11, 18, 25 November Bolshoi Theatre Tours

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

26 October House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered … read more →

26 October Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

25 October Stalin’s Bunker

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

25 October Museum of Russian Icon

Moscow is home to an art museum and public repository of monuments of ancient art. The repository is the world’s largest collection of Orthodox Christian Art spanning the last two millennia. Not only is this the largest private collection but … read more →

19 October Museum of Heroes of the Soviet Union

This is one of Moscow’s newest museums, created in 2006 to commemorate the heroes of all the Soviet Republics and Russia (after the collapse of the Soviet Union). This is a place where visitors can learn about numerous acts of … read more →

19 October GULAG Museum Visit

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

18 October Observation Point on top of Christ the Saviour Cathedral

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

12 October Moscow State University

  This is the only time a year one can visit Moscow State University on a week end. central building of Moscow State University (MGU) is one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters, the supersized buildings erected on the instructions of the … read more →

11 October Metro Museum

Why did they decide to build an underground mass transit system (METRO) in Moscow? How did they build it? How did the ‘METRO’ work during the war? How do modern trains differ from the old ones? Why don’t the trains … read more →

5 October Vodka Museum

It is impossible to ignore Vodka when one is in Russia. The drink has been intrinsically linked with Russian life and lore for centuries. Vodka is as Russian as the brown bear or babushka, caviar and Kalashnikov, or the Matrushka … read more →

5 October Harmonica Museum Visit

Museum of Russian Harmonica History tells us about the most popular Russian musical instrument. There are 4 Harmonica museums in the world, and one of them is in Moscow, Russia. In the museum one can see a recreation of a … read more →

4 October Valenki Felt Shoes Museum Visit

One can touch everything in the museum! «Valenki» or the «Felt Shoes» is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC.  As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford them. … read more →

4 October Moscow City -Panoramic View of Moscow

We will visit the observation points and enjoy beautiful views of Moscow from high up in the «Moscow City» complex. From the 31st floor of the «Federation-East» tower we will see the Kremlin, the Moskva river, the Ostankino TV Tower, … read more →

3 October Bolshoi Theatre Tour

Backstage at the Bolshoi Theater Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, … read more →

27 September Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh in … read more →

24 September Bolshoi Back Stage Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

21 September Stalin’s Bunker in Izmailovo

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

21 September Ballerina’s apartment visit

Galina Ulanova was a Russian ballet dancer who lived in the Soviet Union. Many people consider her to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the20th Century. Ulanova’s apartment is preserved as it was during her life. Galina Ulanova lived … read more →

20 September Lenin’s Dacha (Gorky Leninskie visit)

Gorky Leninskye or Lenin’s Dacha as many people know it is one of the very few country estates that has managed to preserve its’ original interiors. Together with its unique architecture and exciting history this place has always generated great … read more →

14 September An evening walk with candle lamps

The Museum known as «The Lights of Moscow» is devoted to the history of illumination of the capital. It is organizing an invitation only evening walk, around the Kitai-Gorod neighbourhood. We will spend a short time in the Museum, and … read more →

13 September State Central Theater Museum named after Bakhrushin

The State Central Theater Museum,  named after Bakhrushin, is unique. The museum was founded in the end of the XIX century by private collector and art patron Alexey Bakhrushin, who was truly passionate about the theater. He was collecting pictures, … read more →

13 September Taganka 42 Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

30 August Taganka 42 Bunker

The construction of the Bunker started in 1951 in response to the threat of nuclear war from the Soviet Union’s principal adversary, the United States of America. Built using the same equipment used for the Moscow Metro construction, the Bunker … read more →

10 August Novodevichy Convent

The marority of old Russian churches were built to commemorate military victories. Novodevichy Convent was no exception. Founded in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of the ancient city of Smolensk from Lithuania, it is one of the top tourist attractions … read more →

9 August Taganka 42 Bunker

The construction of the Bunker started in 1951 in response to the threat of nuclear war from the Soviet Union’s principal adversary, the United States of America. Built using the same equipment used for the Moscow Metro construction, the Bunker … read more →

27 July Taganka 42 Bunker

The construction of the Bunker started in 1951 in response to the threat of nuclear war from the Soviet Union’s principal adversary, the United States of America. Built using the same equipment used for the Moscow Metro construction, the Bunker … read more →

27 July The re-opened Stalin’s Bunker in Izmailovo

Stalin’s Bunker located in Izmailovo, Moscow was a backup Command Post for the Red Army Supreme Commander, Joseph Stalin, during the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of the Second World War 1941-1945) Built in the 1930s under a shroud of … read more →

26 July KGB-FSB Border Guard Museum

The museum was founded in 1914 inSt Petersburg and was transferred to Moscow in 1932. The museum aims to explain people about the border guard service. You will learn how the territory of the Russian Federation changed in time and … read more →

20 July Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

Taganka 42 Bunker A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation … read more →

20 July Museum of Russian Icon

Moscow is home to an art museum and public repository of monuments of ancient art. The repository is the world’s largest collection of Orthodox Christian Art spanning the last two millennia. Not only is this the largest private collection but … read more →

19 July Observation point on the roof Christ the Savior Cathedral

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral … read more →

17 July Bolshoi Back Stage Tour

The Bolshoi Theatre is a world renowned historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by the architect Joseph Bove which holds performances of ballet and opera.  The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and greatest ballet and opera … read more →

6 July Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh in … read more →

5 July Taganka 42 Bunker

The construction of the Bunker started in 1951 in response to the threat of nuclear war from the Soviet Union’s principal adversary, the United States of America. Built using the same equipment used for the Moscow Metro construction, the Bunker … read more →

5 July Old Moscow Tour

We will start with the visit to the Cathedral Square in the Kremlin to watch the Change of the Guard on backhorse ceremony. We will proceed to the Red Square to have a brief overview of its history followed by … read more →

3 July Bolshoi Back Stage Tour

  Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the … read more →

29 June Taganka 42 Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

29 June GULAG Museum

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

28 June Russian Felt Shoes Museum

Russian Folk Song Valenki One can touch everything in the museum! Valenki of the Felt Shoes is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traces to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only … read more →

28 June II World War Museum

  This Museum is devoted to the Second World War, or to be precise to the Great Patriotic War. This terminology is used in the Russian Federation and some other former Soviet republics to refer to the period from 22 … read more →

27 June Stalin’s Bunker

Stalin’s Bunker in Izmailovo has re-opened. This is a different Bunker from Taganka 42 Secret Facility. We will meet at 17.15 h by the exit from Cherkizovskaya metro station. *The excursion will take place if there is a minimum of 5 people … read more →

22 June Clandestine Bolshevik Publishing House

This is one of the most unusual museums of Moscow. During the First Russian revolution they produced illegal handouts and a social-democratic newspaper. The museum opened in 1924 and was created by people who used to work there. The museum … read more →

21 June House at the Embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment» is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered by the … read more →

20 June Bolshoi Theatre Back Stage Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

19 June II World War Museum, Military Machinery Exhibition

Have you ever been to Victory Park? If yes, are you sure you have seen everything that is worth seeing? An open-air exhibition of military machinery, open in the beautiful park just behind The Second World War Museum. Russian, British, … read more →

15 June Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh in … read more →

14 June Soviet Communal Apartment and Vodka History Museum

The tzar’s residence on SilverIsland” is a beautiful place, rich in history. It became popular with the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich as the tsar enjoyed country life including hunting and horticulture. He experimented with agriculture; he was not very successful … read more →

10 June Mosfilm — Russian Hollywood

MoscowHollywood! One of the biggest film-making studios in Russia and in the world! Studio tour. Tour the first and largest movie studio in Russia and Europe. On the tour you will see film sets, a collection of unique carriages and … read more →

8 June Kolomenskoe Tour

You can date the Kolomenskoe palace back as far as the Stone Age, but it became really popular under the Russian Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. The Tsar commissioned his Palace which was finished in autumn of 1640. The Romanov dynasty had … read more →

7 June KGB-FSB Border Guard Museum

The museum was founded in 1914 inSt Petersburg and was transferred to Moscow in 1932. The museum aims to explain people about the border guard service. You will learn how the territory of the Russian Federation changed in time and … read more →

5 June Taganka 42 Bunker Tour

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

3 June Bolshoi Back Stage Theatre Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

1 June Russian Icon Museum

Moscow is home to an art museum and public repository of monuments of ancient art. The repository is the world’s largest collection of Orthodox Christian Art spanning the last two millennia. Not only is this the largest private collection but … read more →

31 May Ostankino TV Tower

Ostankino TV tower was completed in 1967, marking the 50th anniversary of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The project was developed by an outstanding Soviet architect and engineer N.V. Nikitin. The legend is that Nikitin came up with his design overnight, taking … read more →

29 May Chocolate Factory Tour

This is a great opportunity to try famous Russian chocolates and visit the renowned chocolate factory. The museum opened in 1994 and attracts more and more visitors avery year, not surprising. So many people love chocolate! We will be able … read more →

25 May Christ the Saviour Cathedral,Observation Point on top

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva. At 103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is … read more →

1 May Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

27 April Bell ringing Master Class

   Living in Moscow you probably have heard church bells many times. Do you know when they are rung, is it a random process or is the cacophony structured ? Bell ringing plays an important role in Russian church traditions. … read more →

26 April Tanks, Planes and Cars, Motorbikes and more…

An ultimate museum for all men, boys and others interested in technical stuff…  This is a private collection belonging to a Russian oligarch.     The museum has  over 500 exhibits. Tanks, aircrafts, cars, rockets and guns are on display.  This is … read more →

19th April Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is an ideal destination. The town has provided 7 centuries of intense life to its citizens. The town grew around one of the largest and most famous Russian monasteries. Troitse-Sergiyeva (Trinity) Lavra was established by St.Sergius of Radonezh in … read more →

12 th April House at the embankment

The Museum «House at the embankment»is notorious in Russian history. When we hear this name the time of the Great Terror and repression comes immediately to mind. The story of this house clearly demonstrates the scale of oppressions suffered by the … read more →

12 April Secret Bunker Taganka 42

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

11 April Felt Shoes Museum

One can touch everything in the museum!  « Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford … read more →

10th April Bolshoi Back Stage Tour

 Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocal, the premieres and the history. … read more →

5th April Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva.At103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline. The Cathedral is the … read more →

29 March GULAG Museum

This museum tells us about the darkest times in Soviet history. Work (or Labour) Camps were created to break the will and keep under control those whose thoughts differed from the state ideology. However, the fight with free-thinkers was not … read more →

22 March KGB/FSB Border Guard Museum

The museum was founded in 1914 in St Petersburg and was transferred to Moscow in 1932. The museum aims to explain people about the border guard service. You will learn how the territory of the Russian Federation changed in time … read more →

17 March Bolshoi Back Stage Tour

Why just see a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theatre, when you can explore backstage with a theatre historian? As private, invited guests of the theatre, you will hear about the Tsar’s Box protocol, the premieres and the history. … read more →

16 March Russian Air Force Sukhoi SU-27 flight simulator

It is not often that truly unique opportunity comes along but in this instance, we have one for you. The Aviators Restaurant, in the middle of Moscow city, offers much more than just excellent food, drink and a great venue … read more →

15 March Museum of Felt shoes

One can touch everything in the museum « Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford … read more →

27th December Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top … read more →

21st of December Christmas ornaments factory

A Visit to Christmas ornaments factory, Christmas ornaments Museum and master-class The town of Klin in Moscow area is famous for of its’ unique Museum. The Christmas Ornaments Museum tells the story of fir tree decorations from the XIX century … read more →

9 th of November Moscow Metro Museum

Why did they decide to build an underground mass transit system (METRO) in Moscow? How did they build it? How did the ‘METRO’ work during the war? How do modern trains differ from the old ones? Why don’t the trains … read more →

Cosmonaut Museum

The Cosmonaut Museum and VDNK area The United States had believed itself to be the world leader in space technology and thus the leader in missile development. The surprise of the Sputnik launch and the failure of the first two … read more →

Felt shoe Museum

Museum of Felt shoes  One can touch everything in the museum! « Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC. As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only … read more →

Kremlin

What is the Moscow Kremlin? For the majority « Kremlin» means the seat of political power in Russia, the place where the country is run from. In international political talk the Kremlin became synonimous with the Soviet regime and its … read more →

Varvarka Street

Have you ever walked down Varvaka street ? Situated very close to the Kremlin, it is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. It is remarkable as practically every other building is a church. For example, the one pictured on … read more →

Communal Apartment and Vodka Museum

Tsar’s residence on Silver island , The Soviet “communal” apartments and the Vodka Museum Visit The tsar’s residence on “Silver Island” is a beautiful place, rich in history. It became popular with the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich as the tsar … read more →