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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Deadline for applications, payment and cancellation of the tour to the Moscow Kremlin, Cathedrals & Armory Museum is October 10, 2016. Cancellation before October 10, 2016 – no penalty, after October 10, 2016 – 100% penalty.

Deadline for applications, payment and cancellation of Moscow City Tour, City Tour at Night, Tour to Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve, Tour to Moscow Metro and Arbat Street and Tour to the State Tretyakov Gallery is October 25, 2016. Cancellation before October 25, 2016 – no penalty, after October 25, 2016 – 100% penalty. 

All the refunds are processed after the Conference with a minus 10% of bank charges and overheads.

Prices for the tours stated below are valid for the groups of 15 and more participants. All prices are subject to change due to reduction in the number of participants.

City Tour at Night

Date and time: November 6, 2016
Start: at 19:00
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 2000 RUR
Includes: a local guide and transfers.

City Tour at Night

See the bright lights of Moscow at night with this guided evening tour. You will be taken along the vibrant lit streets with several photo opportunities along the way. Experience the night-time atmosphere in the historic city centre and see the beautiful architecture from the famous Sparrow Hills, offering astonishing panoramic views.
You’ll be able to see Moscow’s night life with bars, clubs and restaurants. You won’t miss out on the famous sites either with haunting views of Red Square as well as the architecture of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Peter the Great Monument.
Finally, experience the gorgeous moonlit view of the Sophia embankment on this exciting night-time tour of the city. See more of what Moscow has to offer by seeing its buildings come to life at night.

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Ballet “Carmen Suite”, the Bolshoi Theatre (New Stage)

Date and time: November 8, 2016
Start: at 19:00
Duration: 50 mins
Price of the ticket: 7 000 RUR

Ballet “Carmen Suite”, the Bolshoi Theatre (New Stage)

Carmen Suite is a ballet in one act to music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin.
Libretto Alberto Alonso based on the story Carmen by Prospero Merime.
Choreographer: Alberto Alonso;
Designer: Boris Messerer;
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin;
Assistant to Choreographer: Sonia Calero Alonso;
Lighting designer: Alexander Rubtsov.

In the 60s Alberto Alonso was asked by Bolshoi star Maya Plisetskaya to create a ballet based on Carmen for her. He started to experiment with members of his own Ballet Nacional de Cuba before he could travel to Moscow and rehearse Plisetskaya, so for his Carmen he introduced some steps from Cuban dances. Rodion Shchedrin had already composed many works for his wife Maya Plisetskaya, including The Humpbacked Horse (1960) and Anna Karenina (1972) and, having seen her initial rehearsals with Alonso, he agreed to arrange music for the ballet. He reorchestrated the opera using new instruments and themes from another of Bizet’s works L’Arlesienne as well as Massenet’s Le Cid, thus creating the Carmen Suite.

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Gala-Dinner

Gala-Dinner

Date and time: November 9, 2016
Restaurant: TBA
Start: at 19:00
Duration: 3 hours
Price of the ticket: 5 000 RUR

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Tretyakov Gallery

Date and time: November 10, 2016
Start: at 15:00
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 2500 RUR
Includes: a local guide, transfers and tickets

Tretyakov Gallery

Founded by the Russian merchant and patron Pavel Tretyakov in 1856, this State Gallery has a unique collection of Russian Art spanning over a thousand years.
The Gallery, donated to the state in 1892, now contains over 170,000 works of art from early religious paintings to even the most modern.
Full of Russian masterpieces, you will get a huge range of culture, history and beauty in these amazing paintings in one of the largest museums in Russia.

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Moscow Metro and Arbat Street (no transport)

Date and time: November 12, 2016
Start: at 15:00
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 1200 RUR
Includes: a local guide, transfers and tickets.

Moscow Metro and Arbat Street (no transport)

The Moscow Metro is one of the largest in the world, spanning over 185 miles in length. It is also one of the most historic and artistic opening in 1935 and covered with socialist realist art.
Not only ride this fantastic underground experience but stroll along the Arbat, Moscow’s most charming and lively street. As the old bohemian quarter, it is crammed full with cafes and vibrant artistic stalls and independent shops selling traditional gifts, canvases and trinkets with street performers dotted along the busy street.
There are all sorts of foods and snacks to try along the way in the many different restaurants, including French and Lebanese food and a genuine 1950s American Diner. Documented as far back a 1493 in the city’s chronicles, it is a prominent part of Russian history. It was this year that the Arbat held the start of the horrendous fire that ruined the city, said to have been sparked by a candle in the Church of St. Nicholas in Peski. Don’t miss out on the authentic culture and history of such a vibrant, exciting street at the heart of Russian life.

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Moscow City Tour

Date and time: November 12, 2016
Start: at 10:00
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 1800 RUR
Includes: a local guide and transfers.

Moscow City Tour

Visit the beautiful sites of Moscow with this fully guided tour of the city. You will see the most famous sites as well as the most historic foundations.
Make your way around Red Square with scenes of glorious architecture with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and State Historical Museum.
Then continue along the peaceful Moskva River embankment as you take in the breath-taking views of the Kremlin before you reach the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden’s Convent and Moscow State University.
The tour doesn’t stop there as you get taken to Sparrow Hills’ observation spot to see Moscow at its finest with a spectacular panoramic view. Travel on through the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Kutuzov Avenue, New Arbat, Boulevard Ring, Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street before finishing this grand tour at Manezhnaya Square.
Full of sights and culture, this tour is the perfect way to see all the wonders of the city of Moscow.

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Tsaritsyno

Date and time: November 12, 2016
Start: at 10:00
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 3500 RUR
Includes: a local guide, transfers and tickets.

Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno is a beautiful park and estate from the late 16th Century when it belonged to Tsarino Irina and used to be called Bogorodskoye before becoming Tsaritsyno in 1775 when Catherine the Great bought the estate. In 1984, they built the history and architecture museum and now there is also a gorgeous park and an enchanting forest as well as an art museum, the Biryulyovo Dendropark and a cascade of Tsaritsino ponds. The estate also holds the incredible Opera House of Bazhenov, built in the 18th Century in pseudo-gothic style and is the only architectural ensemble of its kind in the whole country. The palace is also surrounded by pavilions, pergolas, harbours, grottos and decorative bridges as well as a temple and a modern recreation centre with its own delicious restaurant. The buildings are full of culture, used for folk art and even musical concerts. The grounds even hold the burial mounds of the early Slavs tribe Vyatichs, which date back to the 11th Century.
This estate is full of deep Russian culture and history and is a perfect place to immerse yourself to get the bursting experience of Russian heritage.

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Kremlin, the Cathedrals & the Armory Museum

Date and time: November 12, 2016
Start: at 14:00
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 4700 RUR
Includes: a local guide and transfers, entrance tickets to the Kremlin, the Armory, the Cathedral

Kremlin, the Cathedrals & the Armory Museum

Stroll around the territory of the Kremlin and appreciate its fantastic sights such as the Assumption Cathedral which held the ceremonies of Tsars and Emperors as well as the symbolic Ivan the Great Bell Tower. You’ll walk past the famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon before visiting the world famous museum treasury which holds a collection of ancient state insignia, gold and silver utensils, religious robes, weapons, luxury carriages as well as all the attire of famous Tsars from over the years. Occupying a beautifully old building from the middle of the 19th Century, this treasury offers you a glimpse of the glories and heroism of Russia’s past, whilst you can leisurely appreciate the sights on foot.

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