Day of Russia and Folk Festival

Description of the tour

Welcome to celebration on Day of Russia and to Moscow Folk Festival of reconstruction life in Old Russia!

You will have very original experience in two of the most popular and colorful summer holidays!!!

The plot of festival shows the events of IX–XI ages: The barbarian ships land to Moscow river hithe. Old Russian warriors contest with the Khazars. Old agricultural people celebrate the marriage and perform fertility cult and other quiet and peaceful rituals. The guests can try vernal bread and Old Russian Dishes. Everyone can see and try how Ancient craftsmen work, participate in market trade - fun-fair. And see the saltimbancos dancing, joking and play funny sketches. You will really full in those Old live and forget about the real time!!!
There will also different activates for children there. Children will play traditional Russian games and enjoy traditional Russian amusements, will listen the stories and take part in master-classes and many other!

Down to the history:
The Day of Russia is one of the "youngest" holidays in the country. It founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 year. Every year is a great number of different activities, performances, processions and parades in 21 parks and other main public places of Moscow! The fairs and free concerts featuring popular artists are held on this day in other big cities of Russia. The thunderous volleys of celebratory fireworks can be heard after the sunset on all country!
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Dates of the group trip: 10 June 2017
Tour cost per person for connect to our group:
HOTELS Izmailovo Alpha/ Delta 4* Izmailovo Gamma 3*
TOTAL ADULTS in our group near metro near metro
2  $564  $535
4-5  $434  $400
6-10  $379  $344
11-15  $329  $294
Sup of Single  $129  $106
Supl of child 0-6 without extrabed $113 $113
Supl of child 6-12 with extrabed $183 $145
Tour cost per person (if your group of tourists want travel separately):
HOTELS Golden Ring 5* Azimut 4* Old Moscow 3* hostel Landmark or Artist Petroff Palace 4* Heritage
TOTAL ADULTS in your group city center city center city center city center near metro
2  $683  $575  $560  $495  $605
4-5  $567  $472  $433  $372  $489
6-10  $517  $403  $361  $300  $422
11-15  $467  $372  $333  $261  $367
Supl of Single  $117  $172  $161 N/A  $144
Supl of child 0-6 without extrabed $89 $114 $110 N/A $89
Supl of child 6-12 with extrabed $210 $202 $142 N/A $124
One standard room in these hotels is possible for 2 adults + 2 children maximum (1 child with extra bed and 1 child without extra bed).
Total adults in the group - it is quantity of adults only, these tourists can travel with children, but if one family will stay in one room, please ignore children for choice of cost for adult.
Cost of trip for child 6-12 without extra bed will be same cost of child 0-6 without extrabed, except hotels Azimut 4 Star and Petroff Palace 4* Heritage (not available stay of child 6-12 without extra bed in these hotels).
The cost include:
The cost not include:
  • Accommodation on basis 1/2 DBLDBL in Moscow hotels mentioned above or similar
  • 4 Breakfasts in hotels
  • Group transfers as per the program
  • English-speaking representative on airport-transfer
  • 02 sightseeing tours with English-speaking guide (during excursions time) as per the program
  • 5 entrance tickets on Moscow Metro as per the program
  • Invitation in RF for visas
  • Registration of foreign citizens
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Option tours
  • Additional tickets for Moscow Metro
  • Any Insurance
  • All services and fees not included in the cost
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airfare, airport departure tax etc.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly
Option tours:
OCEANARIUM DISCO AFLOT ZOO
DETSKI MIR PLANETARIUM RED BUS 

Days of the tour

1 Day, 10 June
Arrival to Moscow - the capital of Russia!

WELCOME TO MOSCOW!!!
Arrival in Moscow, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight stay in hostel or hotel.
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2 Day, 11 June
Moscow Metro and Russia Folk Festival at Kolomenskoe park.

Breakfast in the hotel (08 - 09hrs),
After walking excursion to the Moscow Metro with visit to 3 ~ 4 most beautiful and interesting metro stations with Art interiors. Total in Moscow metro are 196 stations on 12 colored lines, total length of 327.5 km. Opened in 1935, now Moscow Metro has consistently ranked 1st in the world in timing of schedule, clean, reliability and volume of traffic.
After we move by metro to the park “Kolomenskoe”. Walking tour to the Museum-reserve Kolomenskoe (14-16 century) - the oldest Summer Monarchic Residence! Sightseeing tour: Church of the Ascension (1535 year); Museum of old Russian Wooden Architecture; Big Gardens of Kolomenskoye, nice view to Moscow river.

On these days You can see (all is free) the Folk Festival program "Times and Epochs. Battle thousands of swords". Participate in different activites IX-XI centuries and folk master-classes. Old Russia IX-XI centuries and events thousands of years ago (the princely strife and struggle with the steppe) will be the main theme of the reconstruction of the festival. During two days will be recreated grand military program by old style: hundreds of fighters will come together in search of fame and tournaments for rich rewards in the largest battle in the history of historical reconstructions in Russia.
On this year the market place "Torzhishche" will become a center of theatrical and musical program, which will immerse visitors into the atmosphere of ancient Russian fairs. Guests can stroll among the long rows of authentic goods and souvenirs.
At the site "Slavs", guests will see the features of agriculture in the early Middle Ages Slavs. There will be located at home, and the villagers hold a traditional wedding and agricultural rites.
At the site "Posad" viewers will learn about the life of citizens on these times, will unfold in front of them early medieval scenes (eg court, meeting of the prince).
The stylized boats will berths to river marina. The sailors will offer guests the master-classes in seamanship, weaving ropes and nets, fishing, processing of ship parts.
The site "Bylinafest" will organized for children from one year to fourteen years the first time in the framework of this festival. Children will take part in traditional games and amusements, master classes, practice under the guidance of an experienced warrior and listen to tales.
Directly lunch in Russian restaurant in Kolomenskoe.
Free time.
Hotel-coming directly by metro (by foot).
Overnight stay at hostel or hotel.
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3 Day, 12 June
Russia Day celebration!!!

Breakfast in the hotel (08 - 09hrs)/ Welcome on celebration Day of Russia! You will have free time on this day for your own activates. We would recommend You to spend it as under:

IDEA 1
If You want to continue the experience of festival Russian Folk and historical reconstruction, please visit the Kolomenskoye Park again (free entrance). Today You will see some new shows of this Folk Festival. Participate in different activities and folk master-classes. Also possibility to local sightseeing tour in copy of wood palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich or directly sightseeing tour by horse cart or by electric car to the entire territory of this park - museum, also available cruise by boat on Moscow river (~40 min)!

IDEA 2
Visit the Park Pobedy (Victory Park) on Poklonnaya Gora (free entrance) –the big beautiful park dedicated to War 1941-1945 years. Now this Memorial Park is nice place for rest - many fountains (on summer), tanks, sculpture, steles. Most of memorials devoted Patriotic wars. Many concerts and events are usually take place there during holidays and important days and today also! At 10 pm You will see the greatest firework devoted 12 June as final celebration.

IDEA 3
Visit to the Park VDNH (free entrance to all outside places including holidays shows), a permanent general purpose trade show and amusement park territory, which occupies 2,375,000 square meters and adjoins another very big Ostankino park (also free). You can do endless strolls (walk or rent bicyckles) in this green eco zone island in the middle of the city with garden and the nice great fontains! The copy of the Russian rocket delivered the first cosmonaut to the Spice and other modern flights and other military models are situated on VDNH. Everyone can see it in this park free.
Optional (for additional payment) use many atractions for all family or visit MOSCOW OCEANARIUM situated on VDNH too.

IDEA 4
Visit Park Gorkogo (free entrance) - the main Moscow park for rest with Art Park Museon and Garden Nescushny Sad - walking place and many attractions for bicycles and all types of roller skates. Also for free yoga, photo sessions and many other same sessions on open areas. On evening time light-music shows of big fountain near main entrance will started 3 times. The holiday concert of Russian Day will be free available to all visitors on this day. Art Park Museum is opposite the Park Gorkogo and it is very popular place for choice and purchase of modern Russian paintings and for nice walking near many modern sculptures and fountains.
Optional (for additional payment) in this day we recommend You to have River Cruise «RUSSIAN DISCO AFLOT» with Dinner, Disco where You will enjoy your meal and pictures views and celebration firework just from the river!!!

Overnight stay at hostel or hotel.
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4 Day, 13 June
Moscow city tour and Red Square.

Breakfast in the hotel (08 - 09hrs).
Moscow city tour by bus.
Visit to Vorobyovy Gory near the Moscow Univercity (MSU) – nice scenic view to Old and New Moscow (photo-stop ~15 min).
Later moving to city center. By the way see from the bus window: Kutuzovsky Prospekt and Triumph Gate of War 1812 year; New Arbat and White House (House of Government).
By the way from the bus window: Sadovoe Koltso (Second Moscow Ring); New Arbat; Boulevard Koltso (Central Moscow Ring); Cathedral of Christ the Savior - main church of Russian Ortodoxy Church; central embankment of Moscow River. A route without stop around the Kremlin: Bolshoi Theatre, Maly Theatre; Lubyanka Squere; Polytechnic Museum; Pokrovsky Cathedral; Kremlevskaya embankment; Pashkov House (Lenin library).
Walking sightseeing trip to Red Square Red Square, see outside Kazansky Cathedral, Saint Basil's Cathedral. Kilometer Zero is the starting point of distances of all roads in Russia. Outside view of the 19th century shopping arcade "GUM" (inside are many expensive shops, boutiques, restaurants, sometimes exhibitions). Walk to Alexander Sad (Garden); Eternal Flame; Manezhnaya Square with nice fountains and shops; the building of the State Duma (Russian Parlament).
End of this sightseeing will be the walking to very beautiful and famous Nikolskaya street with many beautiful historical building and different restaurants.
Free time. GUM and DETSKI MIR (free, location on begin and end of Nikolskaya street).
Hotel-coming directly by metro (by foot).
Optional tours (with additional payment):
RED BUS or
PLANETARY or
MOSCOW ZOO.
Overnight stay at hostel or hotel.
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5 Day, 14 June
Departure from Moscow.

Group transfer to airport for flying back home.
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