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Picturesque 18th- and 19th-century townhouses and churches still line the main streets and riverbank, but the Soviet period was unkind to Tver. Not only was the town renamed Kalinin (after local Mikhail Kalinin, Stalin’s puppet president during WWII), the authorities tore down the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of our Saviour in 1935 (one had stood on the same spot since the late 13th century) and converted the mosque into a cafe. The latter has since been returned to the Muslim community.

Tver is a good access point for historic Torzhok and Lake Seliger.


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(private) Budget sightseeing tour of Moscow by foot

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The Red Square [the entrance is free] is the main and most famous square of Moscow and Russia, the arena of many important events of Russian history from ancient times, the Soviet state to our time. This place also served as a trade area, an area for festivities, mass demonstrations of workers during the USSR, as well as parades of the Armed Forces of Russia.Numerous monuments of history, architecture and landmark buildings are located on Red Square. On the one hand, in the Old Russian style the Historical Museum of Russia, the Resurrection Gate (triumphal), Kazan Cathedral and GUM (Main Universal Store) and on the other hand the St. Basil’s Cathedral, a monument to Minin and Pozharsky (militia of 1612), frontal place, northeast Kremlin wall with the Spasskaya Tower, on which the main clock of the country is located. Also, this wall is the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin (“father” of the October Revolution of 1917).Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia[inside] ★ The extraordinarily beautiful temple [tickets included] painted on Red Square is one of the most famous architectural monuments of Moscow. Erected in 1561 by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible in honor of the capture of the Kazan Khanate. We will visit this amazingly beautiful temple and enjoy the architecture, decorative furniture, monumental paintings, frescoes and rare monuments of Russian icon painting.Duration: 1 hourStop At: GUM Department Store, Moscow, Central Russia[inside] ★ GUM is one of the most famous department stores not only in Russia, but also in the entire post-Soviet space. This is not only a fashionable shopping and entertainment complex, it is a real art object, moreover it is about both the internal content of GUM and its external appearance. The pseudo-Russian-style building became the same symbol of Russia as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral or the Kremlin. Until 1920, it was called the Upper Trading Rows and was rebuilt after 1812, occupying a whole block in the historic center of the city. The department store is anxious about its history, so there is a lot of attention paid to the Soviet style, and the pre-revolutionary interior in some rooms has been recreated.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Nikolskaya Street, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ Nikolskaya Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow, one of the most colorful and distinctive streets in the historical center of the city, which still saw Moscow before the formation of Red Square. Now this street is pedestrian, we walk along it to the Nikolsky Gate.Pass By: Manezh Square, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ After visiting the Red Square, we head to one of the most visited places in Moscow, Manezhnaya Square. On the one hand, it overlooks the Alexander Garden, which is adjacent to the Kremlin wall and is divided into a moat with beautiful fountains, and in the center of the square is a glass dome topped with a monument to St. George. A notable place on the square is the zero kilometer of Russia.Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The next remarkable place in our tour is the Bolshoi Theater (grand opening on December 30, 1780). He is a model of theatrical art, on which all other theaters are equal. This is the pride of Moscow and the rest of Russia, as well as one of the most significant opera and ballet theaters in the world. The best Russian artists and stars of the global scale regularly come to this stage. The building of the historical scene is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ One of the most important roads in Moscow, the first mention in the 12th century. The value of this street is difficult to underestimate, initially this road led to the city of Tver, and later the houses of the boyars and local nobility, temples, tenement houses and shopping malls and hotels began to be built here. Among the masterpieces of architectural creativity, you can call the English Club and the Eliseevsky store, which we will definitely visit. We will also get acquainted with iconic buildings, such as: Hotel National, Main Telegraph, Postnikovsky Passage (now the Drama Theater), the building of the Moscow City Hall, etc.Stop At: Park Zaryadye, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ Thanks to the public initiative and support of the city authorities in the territory of 13 hectares, in 2017, the Zaryadye landscape park was opened on the site of the Russia Hotel. In addition to the four climatic zones characteristic of the nature of Russia, the park contains objects: an amphitheater, a concert hall, a media center, an ice cave, but the main attraction of the park is the soaring bridge, which offers a magnificent view of the Kremlin, river, Christ the Savior Cathedral, etc. . We will walk around the park for a bit, learn about the rich history of this old district and enjoy panoramic views of the city.Duration: 1 hour

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(private) Full sightseeing tour of Moscow by car

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The Red Square is the main and most famous square of Moscow and Russia, the arena of many important events of Russian history from ancient times, the Soviet state to our time. This place also served as a trade area, an area for festivities, mass demonstrations of workers during the USSR, as well as parades of the Armed Forces of Russia.Numerous monuments of history, architecture and landmark buildings are located on Red Square. On the one hand, in the Old Russian style the Historical Museum of Russia, the Resurrection Gate (triumphal), Kazan Cathedral and GUM (Main Universal Store) and on the other hand the St. Basil’s Cathedral, a monument to Minin and Pozharsky (militia of 1612), frontal place, northeast Kremlin wall with the Spasskaya Tower, on which the main clock of the country is located. Also, this wall is the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin (“father” of the October Revolution of 1917).Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia[inside] ★ The extraordinarily beautiful temple [tickets included] painted on Red Square is one of the most famous architectural monuments of Moscow. Erected in 1561 by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible in honor of the capture of the Kazan Khanate. We will visit this amazingly beautiful temple and enjoy the architecture, decorative furniture, monumental paintings, frescoes and rare monuments of Russian icon painting.Duration: 1 hourStop At: GUM Department Store, Moscow, Central Russia[inside] ★ GUM is one of the most famous department stores not only in Russia, but also in the entire post-Soviet space. This is not only a fashionable shopping and entertainment complex, it is a real art object, moreover it is about both the internal content of GUM and its external appearance. The pseudo-Russian-style building became the same symbol of Russia as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral or the Kremlin. Until 1920, it was called the Upper Trading Rows and was rebuilt after 1812, occupying a whole block in the historic center of the city. The department store is anxious about its history, so there is a lot of attention paid to the Soviet style, and the pre-revolutionary interior in some rooms has been recreated.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Nikolskaya Street, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ Nikolskaya Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow, one of the most colorful and distinctive streets in the historical center of the city, which still saw Moscow before the formation of Red Square. Now this street is pedestrian, we walk along it to the Nikolsky Gate.Stop At: Manezh Square, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ After visiting the Red Square, we head to one of the most visited places in Moscow, Manezhnaya Square. On the one hand, it overlooks the Alexander Garden, which is adjacent to the Kremlin wall and is divided into a moat with beautiful fountains, and in the center of the square is a glass dome topped with a monument to St. George. A notable place on the square is the zero kilometer of Russia.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The next remarkable place in our tour is the Bolshoi Theater (grand opening on December 30, 1780). He is a model of theatrical art, on which all other theaters are equal. This is the pride of Moscow and the rest of Russia, as well as one of the most significant opera and ballet theaters in the world. The best Russian artists and stars of the global scale regularly come to this stage. The building of the historical scene is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ One of the most important roads in Moscow, the first mention in the 12th century. The value of this street is difficult to underestimate, initially this road led to the city of Tver, and later the houses of the boyars and local nobility, temples, tenement houses and shopping malls and hotels began to be built here. Among the masterpieces of architectural creativity, you can call the English Club and the Eliseevsky store, which we will definitely visit. We will also get acquainted with iconic buildings, such as: Hotel National, Main Telegraph, Postnikovsky Passage (now the Drama Theater), the building of the Moscow City Hall, etc.Stop At: Cafe Pushkin[not included] ★ TIME FOR REST AND LUNCH In our tour, we have appropriately foreseen the time for a hearty lunch with national cuisine, so you can relax a little and share your impressions with your friends. Any restaurant and cafe at your discretion.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Park Zaryadye, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ Thanks to the public initiative and support of the city authorities in the territory of 13 hectares, in 2017, the Zaryadye landscape park was opened on the site of the Russia Hotel. In addition to the four climatic zones characteristic of the nature of Russia, the park contains objects: an amphitheater, a concert hall, a media center, an ice cave, but the main attraction of the park is the soaring bridge, which offers a magnificent view of the Kremlin, river, Christ the Savior Cathedral, etc. . We will walk around the park for a bit, learn about the rich history of this old district and enjoy panoramic views of the city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The Cathedral of Christ the Savior [visiting outside] is the main Cathedral in Russia, built in gratitude to God for helping to win the war with the Napoleonic army (Patriotic War of 1812). We will walk along the Patriarchal Bridge (from which a beautiful view of the river and the city opens) to the temple. The temple impresses any person who managed to see it with his own eyes. We will walk outside the temple grounds and learn its history, including the sad facts that overtook the temple in the 20th century.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow, Central Russia[outside] ★ The observation deck on the Sparrow Hills, perhaps the most famous observation deck, where you can see the panorama of the capital. Views from here are really worthy of attention. Especially when you know where and what to look at, all the most significant points of Moscow emerge into a whole exciting story. The observation platform itself is located in a picturesque area on one of the seven hills, washed out by the river and surrounded by forest, and on the other hand, in one of the Stalinist skyscraper, the main university of the country – Lomonosov Moscow State University.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Yeliseev's Food Hall (Yeliseevskiy Gastronom), Moscow, Central Russia[inside] ★ The large-scale opening took place in 1901 and belonged to the store of Petersburg merchants Yeliseyev. At that time, visitors were struck by the variety of imported products and wines and were targeted at wealthy customers. Even more than the assortment, visitors are amazed at the interior of the store, comparable to architectural masterpieces. The interiors of the trading halls are made in the spirit of “neo-baroque”: massive figured columns with gilding on the capitals, arches, ceiling solutions for vaults with pads and large crystal chandeliers were used.Duration: 30 minutes