Russian MASLENITSA

Description of the tour

Welcome on one of the favorite Russian folk holiday MASLENITSA!

This holiday goes back to the time of paganism period. Maslenitsa is a sun-festival.

The sun is shining longer and warmer each day! It's a time of welcome spring, enjoy the whether and nature!

On this trip You will have a chance to see how Russian people celebrate this national folk holiday, participate in all activates, share the joy and have fun! You are wellcome!!!


Down to the history:

Cheerful and colorful holiday "Maslenitsa" is considered to come 11 centuries ago from pre-Christian times, when the Slavs were still pagans. And then it became a fun important tradition to see off winter and welcome spring, enjoy the awakening of nature and beginning of new annual cycle of life! Please click here for more photos and information >>

Dates of the group trip: 10 February 2017
Tour cost per person for connect to our group:
HOTELS Izmailovo Delta 4* Izmailovo Gamma 3* hostel
Total adults in our group near metro near metro near metro
4 - 10 $360 $340 $300
Supl of Single $145 $120 $85
Total adults in the group - it is quantity of adults only, these tourists can travel with children, but in hotels only (N/A for hostel). If one family will stay in one room of hotel, please ask us about supplement of children.
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).
The cost include:
The cost not include:
  • Accommodation 04 nights on basis 1/2 DBL in Moscow hostel  / hotels mentioned above or similar
  • 4 Breakfasts (buffet breakfast in hotels and menu in hostel)
  • Group transfers as per the program
  • English-speaking representative on airport -transfer
  • 02 sightseeing tours with english-speaking guide on excursions as per the program
  • 2 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:
MOSCOW OCEANARIUM MOSCOW ZOO
DETSKI MIR PLANETARIUM RED BUS 

Days of the tour

1 Day, 11 March
Arrival in Moscow.

Arrival in Moscow. WELCOME TO MOSCOW!!!
Arrival in Moscow, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at hotel.
Overnight stay in hostel or hotel 3*/4*
2 Day, 12 March
Red Squire.

Breakfast in the hotel (08 - 09hrs),
After sightseeing trip to Red Squire with visit 02 Cathedrals. Visit 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; the building of the State Duma (Parlament).
Time for lunch (13-14 hrs) in Indian/Russian restaurant. Mooving to the the main festive playground of Moscow – Kuznetskii Most street!
Free time.
Optional (for additional payment) Moscow Circus
Overnight stay at hostel or hotel 3*/4*
3 Day, 13 March
Moscow metro and Maslenitsa 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.
Time for lunch (13-14 hrs) in Russian restaurant.
Since long ago there is a tradition in Russia to say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to spring. The holiday of seeing off of the winter is called Maslenitsa. The concert is held throughout the country on this matter, the artists sing age-old songs, chastushkas and organize practical jokes. People take part in different competitions, ride horses and drink hot tea with pancakes not to be frozen. The pancakes are the main attribute of this festival because a pancake is a symbol of the sun. The festival always ends in burning of a big man of straw. We offer our guests to celebrate this holiday with us! Hotel-coming by metro (by foot).
Overnight stay at hostel or hotel 3*/4*
4 Day, 14 March
Leisure.

Day for leisure.
We advise to spend this day as follows:
1) Shopping + Children's World (mall) in the centre of Moscow «Detski Mir» - it is modern children’s clothier, toys, goods shop. All is made for little children. There is fairy tells illustrations on the walls and ceiling. The most huge clock mechanism was situated in central atrium . The Large first Flore Hall is made as the Castle hall . Mosaic picture instead of roof are there. The design of each shop-window reminds the magic story. You will really impressed and feel yourself in the World of Your Childhood!
2) To visit the Park Pobedy (Victory Park) on Poklonnaya Gora –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. The biggest chute in three lines is situated in The Park Pobedy The fabulous castle 10 miters hire graces on the top. You can use the elevator to reach the top. Ice sculpture art exhibition is near by. You can rent tubing as well there.
3) Visiting of Art Park «Museon», then walk Moskva River front to Christ Saver Cathidral via famous chocolate factory "Red October".
Overnight stay at hostel or hotel 3*/4*
5 Day, 15 March
Departl from Moscow.

Group transfer to airport for flying back home

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