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Russian Literature trip to Moscow

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Russian Literature trip to Moscow

$2545 per person

Step into the past in Moscow’s House Museums made out of artists and celebrities personages.

Get up-close and personal and visit the homes of Dostoievsky, Tchekov, Tolstoy and Pushkin where they lived most of their lives.

Enjoy the literary tour; visit their houses and their dedicated museums.

Don’t miss Novodevichy Convent, best known cloister of Moscow, housing an impressive icon collection featuring Russian art, culture and history also known as Russian “Père Lachaise”

7 days/ 6 nights
  • Destination
  • Included
    Russian Literature trip to Moscow
  • Not Included
    Nuits en hôtel 4*
    Le billet d’avion
    Departure Taxes
    Les taxes d’aéroport
    Personal Guide
Day 1: Moscow
Arrival to Moscow airport, guide meet & greet, hotel transfer and check in Discover the historical down town and its main touristic landmarks on foot, accompanied by the guide. Visit the Red Square, Saint Basil’s cathedral, GUM, Lenin mausoleum, Bolshoi theatre, Duma, Moscow Unknown Soldier Memorial and the eternal flame in the Alexander garden. Dinner and night stay at the hotel  
Day 2: Moscow
After breakfast, take the guided Moscow literary tour and discover the cultural history of Russia, naming Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Lermontov and Turgenev which are just a few of the names of Russia's major writers. These writers are considered some of the most important in modern and classic literary history, contributing unique perspectives and innovations to the art of world literature. After lunch, you will take the Moscow Kremlin tour, the sacred place of grand princes of Moscow, princes and first Russian tsar’s place of living, marriage and burial. Visit the cathedrals, wall towers and the Grand Kremlin Palace, open to the public. Dinner and night stay at the hotel
Day 3: Moscow
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by the guide to visit Leo Tolstoy house museum located in the street that bears his name. Stroll along Plutschikha Street and 15th century old settlement where Tolstoy spent his young age. The wooden house, with some land and outbuildings, tells us a story about the life of Tolstoy's family. In 1882, Leo Tolstoy yielded to his wife's repeated requests to move from his ancestral estate at Yasnaya Polyana into a Moscow house. It is a small corner of rural charm in the center of Moscow. Tolstoy’s House Museum feels as if it still contains his spirit and remains to be on eof the rare Datcha’s in Moscow. His welcoming Moscow house received no less distinguished friends, Repine, Korolenko, Chaliapine, Serov....
  • Lunch in one of Arbat Street restaurants
Visit Moscow legendary railway station ornamented with mosaics tiles, crystal candelabras and glass & bronze statues. Stroll in Arbat and take the Arbat literary tour, a pedestrian street in the historical center where Russian nobility, academics & artists lived. This is where Alexander Pushkin & Nathalie Gontcharova spent their honeymoon prior to moving to St- Petersburg. Gogol, Okoudjava, Brussov, Bély, Tsvetaieva & Tolstoy also used to live in the district. Visit The Pushkin state museum of fine arts and get acquainted to Pushkin’s life in Moscow, the timely literary gatherings and 19th century nobility life. Dinner and night stay at the hotel
Day 4: Moscow
After lunch, take the guided visit of the house-museum of Anton Chekhov, recognized as a master of the modern short story telling and a leading Russian playwright and medical Doctor practicing from 1860 till 1890. Chekhov is known for The Seagull and Uncle Vanya. The overall impression of Chekhov's home is one of a peaceful and cultured family life. The walls are decorated with paintings that were given to Chekhov by painter Isaac Levitan and art nouveau architect Fyodor Shekhtel, who often visited him here. Photographs depict the playwright with literary greats Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. One room is dedicated to Chekhov’s time in Melikhovo, showing photographs and manuscripts from his country estate.  
  • Lunch at the Ukranian restaurant
Visit Gorky Park, Moscow's main city escape, an expanse of nature preserved deep inside an urban jungle. Maxim Gorky's Central Park of Culture and Leisure provides culture and leisure in all shapes and forms. Luscious green trails, fish ponds, fountains and sculptures, music halls and study rooms… It includes activities like cycling, rollerblading, beach volleyball, urban and extreme sports and table tennis. There are several bicycle- and skate-rental places around the park. In winter, the ponds are flooded, turning the park into the city’s biggest ice skating rink. It surely reminds of London’s Hyde Park. Art objects pop up throughout the park as part of various exhibitions and festivals, a platform for free expression. Take the Moskova boat tour Dinner and night stay at the hotel
Day 5: Moscow – Suzdal “Golden Ring”
At 9pm, take the transfer to the railway station and take the train to Suzdal (1:30h) An amiable little town that preserved its provincial charm and a great deal of architectural monuments At 10:30, visit Suzdal landmarks: Saviour Monastery of St Euthymius, The Suzdal Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Nativity and Museum of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life.   Suzdal is one of the most popular destinations on the Golden Ring and the whole city is often described as an open-air museum. It houses more than 200 monuments including a Kremlin and several cathedrals located around its historical center, adjoining its green areas and surrounding woods.
Day 6 :Vladimir – Moscow
In the morning, you will head towards Vladimir and you will enjoy the guided visit of the city: Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and The Cathedral of the Assumption. In the afternoon, departure towards Moscow
Day 7: Moscow
Spend time at your leisure before departure to Beirut
  • In 4* hotel - Golden Apple Moscou or similar: basic 10 persons
  • Single : 3215 USD + taxes (+- 145 $)
  • Double : 2545 USD + taxes (+-145 $)
Our price includes:
  • Ticket BEY / MOW / BEY with Aeroflot.
  • 4 nights in a 4*hotel with breakfast
  • All transfers and train ticket
  • All visits with a lecturer guide

       Our price does not include:

  • Airport taxes
The Best time to visit Moscow is from June until August.