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Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Break

Break Available: Year round (July & August RAMT not Bolshoi performing)
3 Night Break

Price per person: From £1,715

Who can resist a trip to Moscow to attend an evening at the Bolshoi Ballet, arguably the best Ballet company in the world, in the very best seats?

Combine this with private tours around the city with your own guide sharing Moscow’s highlights and you have a fascinating cultural city break lined up for you.

Do not underestimate how hard it is to travel around Moscow and the benefit of a private guide for easing your visit, as well as of course sharing all their knowledge on Moscow and its history.

Highlights

  • Best Seats at the Bolshoi Ballet
  • Kremlin private tour including the Diamond fund
  • Visit the amazing Moscow Metro with private guide
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Private City Tour including The Red Square
  • River Tour seeing Kremlin Skyline, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Convent Novodevichy
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 

Day 1
Fly to Moscow and start your Moscow City Break with a river tour seeing Saint Basils Cathedral, Kremlin and the Convent Novodevichy

Day 1
Fly to Moscow and start your Moscow City Break with a river tour seeing Saint Basils Cathedral, Kremlin and the Convent Novodevichy

On arrival for your Moscow city break a private driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

During a late afternoon river tour you will pass the major sites of St. Sophia Cathedral, St Basils, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls.

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Day 2
Private Moscow Metro and Private City Tour including Red Square, Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre

Day 2
Private Moscow Metro and Private City Tour including Red Square, Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre

It may seem a strange recommendation but the Moscow Metro is a must see on your holiday and we will organise a tour with your private guide. Its oldest stations date back to 1937–1941 and are decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures that resemble and capture the cultural history of the time. Quite extraordinary.

Your private tour will also include the Red Square, the building of the St Sophia Cathedral and the panorama of the Kremlin Walls and the Poklonnaya Hill where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War 2, and a great view back across the city and the Olympic Village of 1980.

Tonight you will attend the Ballet in the best seats at the Bolshoi. For more than two centuries the Bolshoi Theatre has been attracting ballet lovers and is the pride of Russian Culture and Art.

In August the RAMT (Russian Academic Youth Theatre) perform as the Bolshoi are touring.

March

Swan Lake (Historic stage) – 1, 2, 3
La Fille du Pharaon (Historic stage) – 7, 8, 9, 10
Lady of the Camellias (Historic stage) – 13, 14, 15
Giselle (Historic stage) – 16, 17
A Hero of Our Time (New stage) – 22, 23

April

The Winter’s Tale (historic stage) – 4, 5, 6, 7
Swan Lake (historic stage) – 10
Anna Karenina (historic stage) – 12, 13, 14
Romeo and Juliet (new stage) – 16, 17, 18
The Flames of Paris (new stage) – 20, 21
La Sylphide (historic stage) – 23, 24, 25
The Cage, Etudes, Carmen Suite (one act ballets) (new stage) – 27

May

The Sleeping Beauty (historic stage) – 2, 3, 4
Onegin (new stage) – 8, 9, 10
Forgotten Land. The Cage. Etudes (new stage) – 11, 12
The Bright Stream (new stage) – 14, 15
Carmen Suite. Petrushka (new stage) – 17, 18, 19
A Legend of Love (historic stage) – 24, 25, 26
Don Quixote (historic stage) – 28, 29, 30
Giselle (historic stage) – 31

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Day 3
Private tour Kremlin and its Treasures including the Diamond Fund

Day 3
Private tour Kremlin and its Treasures including the Diamond Fund

Continue your unusual short break with a private guided visit around the Kremlin complex including the armoury, 1 of the 5 cathedrals and the diamond fund. The Armoury Chamber houses the treasures of the Moscow Tsars including the famous Faberge Easter eggs.

The Diamond Fund houses the diamonds, jewellery and precious stones, including Catherine the Greats throne and the huge Orlov and Shah diamonds, the world’s largest cut sapphire (258.8 carats), and the largest gold nugget ever found (36 kg).

Afternoon at leisure with the possibility to add some optional extras in.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Gulag Museum Private Tour
  • Visit Moscow Distillery
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Gulag Museum Private Tour

A private guide will take you on a tour of Gulag museum. The Museum’s extensive “Totalitarian Past” exhibit includes a graphic account of life in a Gulag portrayed through photos, maps, Stalin decrees, propaganda literature and short biographies of some of the people who were arrested, imprisoned and killed for their convictions. This is about a 3 hour tour

Price Per Person: From £110

Gulag, Russia

Visit Moscow Distillery

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the distillery where you will get acquainted with the history, visit workshops and learn all the particularities about the production process of the oldest Russian alcoholic beverage.

Price Per Person: From £155

Moscow distillery

Day 4
Breakfast and Private Transfer to fly home

Day 4
Breakfast and Private Transfer to fly home

Morning at leisure prior to private transfer to the airport for your flight home

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • St Petersburg Extension
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St Petersburg Extension

Extend your Russia trip with a visit to St Petersburg. This elegant sophisticated city has a very different feel to Moscow and would certainly give you a more rounded view of Russia with its many faces.

Take a 1st class day time train to St Petersburg to spend 4 days looking around this beautiful city filled with Palaces and History.

Start with a peaceful floodlight river and canal tour so you can see some of the many palaces and cathedrals on the river banks. With your private guide you will visit Peterhof with its famous fountains returning by hydrofoil. Your private tour of the Hermitage will start an hour early in order to give you exclusive access before the crowds arrive so you can enjoy its treasures in peace. Take a visit to Peter Paul Fortress where the Romanovs are buried , and don’t foget Catherine and Paul Palaces including visiting the outstanding amber room. On your last day visit the Siege of Leningrad museum and stop at the monument to the heroic defenders to understand a bit more of the recent turbulent history of this great city.

If that wasn’t enough then there are some wonderful further optional extras such as a visit to the Faberge Museum, the Ballet at the Mariinsky, a private tour of the palace where Rasputin was murdered and an evening concert in a historical palace.

You will fly back to Heathrow from St Petersburg.

Price per person: From £1,895 (Assuming no difference in Flight Costs)

Peter Paul Fortress, St Petersburg
Church of the Saviour on Spilt Blood
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Hermitage Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Peterhof Palace in St, Petersburg, Russia
Stunning decoration inside St. Catherine's Palace, Russia
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Marriott Royal Aurora

Marriott Hotel, Moscow
Marriott Hotel, Moscow
Mariott Hotel, Moscow
Marriott Hotel, Moscow

Marriott Royal Aurora

This 5-star hotel offers top class, beautifully furnished accommodation and unbeatable service right in the very heart of the city. The hotel boasts 230 elegant and spacious deluxe rooms.

It combines elegant interiors, first class service and traditional Marriott hospitality.

Situated just a few minutes walk from Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre, the hotel is ideally situated.

Relax in the Royal's excellent leisure centre, featuring a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. There are 2 separate restaurants offering European and Russian specialties.

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Optional Extras
Gulag Museum Private Tour
Gulag, Russia

A private guide will take you on a tour of Gulag museum. The Museum’s extensive “Totalitarian Past” exhibit includes a graphic account of life in a Gulag portrayed through photos, maps, Stalin decrees, propaganda literature and short biographies of some of the people who were arrested, imprisoned and killed for their convictions. This is about a 3 hour tour

Price Per Person: From £110

Visit Moscow Distillery
Moscow distillery

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the distillery where you will get acquainted with the history, visit workshops and learn all the particularities about the production process of the oldest Russian alcoholic beverage.

Price Per Person: From £155

St Petersburg Extension
Peter Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

Extend your Russia trip with a visit to St Petersburg. This elegant sophisticated city has a very different feel to Moscow and would certainly give you a more rounded view of Russia with its many faces.

Take a 1st class day time train to St Petersburg to spend 4 days looking around this beautiful city filled with Palaces and History.

Start with a peaceful floodlight river and canal tour so you can see some of the many palaces and cathedrals on the river banks. With your private guide you will visit Peterhof with its famous fountains returning by hydrofoil. Your private tour of the Hermitage will start an hour early in order to give you exclusive access before the crowds arrive so you can enjoy its treasures in peace. Take a visit to Peter Paul Fortress where the Romanovs are buried , and don’t foget Catherine and Paul Palaces including visiting the outstanding amber room. On your last day visit the Siege of Leningrad museum and stop at the monument to the heroic defenders to understand a bit more of the recent turbulent history of this great city.

If that wasn’t enough then there are some wonderful further optional extras such as a visit to the Faberge Museum, the Ballet at the Mariinsky, a private tour of the palace where Rasputin was murdered and an evening concert in a historical palace.

You will fly back to Heathrow from St Petersburg.

Price per person: From £1,895 (Assuming no difference in Flight Costs)

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

"We had an absolutely splendid time in Moscow. Everything went so smoothly and the Russian staff were excellent... Julia, the guide was absolutely excellent at telling us what we were seeing and about life in Moscow... The Ballet was amazing, the best we have ever seen. I would definitely rate the whole trip as 10 out of 10 and we will certainly recommend your company to others."

"We had an amazing weekend in Moscow, everything was just right, all timings were spot on, Guides and drivers were all excellent, good knowledge, good English and looked after us very very well. We enjoyed the booked excursions we did, learnt a great deal in a short time, considering the Bolshoi ballet was an afterthought it was a splendid evening, most enjoyable, loved it! "

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Price per person: From £1,715
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag per person from the UK
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Marriott Royal Aurora
  • Bolshoi Ballet Tickets
  • Private Tour Moscow
  • Private Tour Kremlin and Diamond Fund
  • Private Tour of Red Square and the city
  • River Evening Tour
  • Private Airport Transfers

Departure Airport

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Dublin (Overnight flight out to Moscow)

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights

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