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Day trips include the old fortress and beautiful countryside at Stary Izborsk, the Technicolor church and spooky cave necropolis at Pechory, and Mikhailovskoe, the family estate and last resting place of Alexander Pushkin in Pushkinskie Gory.

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Kremlin Skip-the-line Small Group Moscow Tour

Kremlin is the heart of Moscow, it has always been associated with the Russian government. The Kremlin towers witnessed a lot of dramatic events which took place within its walls. There were assassinations, sieges, murders, insurrections along with religious rituals and victory parades. The word Kreml means a fortress, and the very first fortress was wooden. The first foundation dates back to 1156. Its importance increased when Moscow princes acquired it. Besides, the Russian Church received the residence there in 1320s. In the XV century Italian engineers started their work on a small town in Moscow and the Kremlin gradually got its view the way we know it now. Though Peter I preferred Saint Petersburg and made it the capital city in 1712, many events of state importance such as coronations still took place in Moscow. The Kremlin also became the government seat of the Bolsheviks in 1918.During the Kremlin tour, you will get a deeper insight into the history of the place.The Kremlin tour includes a tour of 3 cathedrals+history of its grounds. First, the Cathedral of Archangel Michael (Arkhangelsky). The Italian architect, Alevisio Novi, built it in the XVI century. The works began in 1505 and continued till 1508. He managed to unite the traditional architecture of Russia with the elements characteristic of the Italian Renaissance. The Kremlin also has the burial places of tsars and princes of Muscovy (except Godunov) beginning from the XIV to the XVIII century. They are located in the Archangel Michael Cathedral.The Cathedral of Annunciation (Blagoveshchensky) was a place of worship for tsars and the royal family. The wedding ceremonies and christenings took place there too. The team of Pskov masters constructed it at the end of the XV century. There are many works of art in the Cathedral of the Annunciation in the Kremlin including old frescoes that date back to 1508, made by Theodosius. The iconostasis has works created by Theophanes the Greek, Master Andrey Rublev, Prokhor of Gorodets.The next Cathedral to visit during the Kremlin tour is the Uspensky Cathedral or the Assumption Cathedral. It is a masterpiece of the Italian architect Aristotel Fioravanti. The construction continued for 4 years. The Uspensky Cathedral is known as the coronation cathedral since 1551, when the Throne of Monomakh was brought in here. Patriarchs and metropolitan bishops of the Orthodox Church were buried there too.Kremlin tour is available any day except Thursday in five languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian. The groups are maximum 8PAX, departures are guaranteed. The tour starts at 13:30 near the Kutafia Tower (the guide will hold a company logo or your name) and lasts for 2 hours

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Veliky Novgorod: Tour to Yuriev Monastery and ''Vitoslavlitsi'' Museum

During this amazing tour you will be taken to the suburbs of Veliky Novgorod - to the Yuriev Monastery and an open-air museum "Vitoslavlitsi".The St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery was the main monastery of medieval Novgorod the Great. It stands south of the city on the left bank of the Volkhov River near where it flows out of Lake Ilmen. According to legend, the monastery was founded in the eleventh century by Yaroslav the Wise, but the first historicall-reliable reference to it is from the early twelfth century when the main church the Church of St. George (Georgieveskii Church) was founded (in 1119) by Prince Vsevolod Mstislavich of Novgorod and Pskov and Hegumen (roughly equivalent to a western prior) Kyuriak (Kirik) and built by the master Peter.Then you will visit "Vitoslavlitsi" museum. Vitoslavitsy is a unique place where you will learn how Russian people lived centuries ago. Houses, barns, wooden churches and chapels were brought here from all over the North-Western region of Russia and beautifully restored, so that the museum recreates the atmosphere of an ancient Russian village street. You can go inside a couple of such village houses and see how everything was arranged in the homes of ordinary Russian people and well-off merchants back in the 19th century.