Cultural activities & excursions
A member of our staff will take you for a tour in Moscow or its surroundings in order to show you the city, its secret places, and famous monuments. Tours are in Russian – an excellent way to practice what you learnt during the week! You can also book other excursions right at the student travel office of the MGU, ask our manager. With your Russian student card, you will benefit from substantial reductions on air and train fares, museums in Moscow, and tickets for theater, ballet, circus, and The Bolshoi Theatre – you will actually pay the Russian student price. Don’t miss this opportunity! We also have further travel info on our tips and tricks page.
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Some other examples of excursions around Moscow:
Legends and Secrets of Moscow
The Jasnaja Poljana – one of the dearest places in Russian and birthplace to L.N.Tolstoy, the great Russian writer. The excursion includes a visit to Tula, the Kremlin, and a guided tour of the house-museum of L.N.Tolstoy.
The Novodevichy Field
Visit the Novodevichy Monastery founded in 1524 by Grand duke Vasily III. On the grounds of this monastery are buried a number of known Russian scientists, writers, public figures, and military leaders. Many rich people of that time paid huge sums of money to be buried there. In due course, the number of tombs increased and it became necessary to open additional territory. Novodeviche Cemetery became a final resting place of many outstanding figures of Russian history and culture.
Excursions Including Art and Literary Museums of Moscow
- State historical cultural museum “ the Moscow Kremlin “
- State Tretyakov Gallery
- State Pushkin museum of Fine Art
- Moscow History Museum
- State Museum of A.S.Pushkin – the oldest keeper of a literary heritage of Russia
- Memorial estate “Kolomenskoe” – a country estate of the Moscow tsars
- Jasnaya Polyana. L.N. Tolstoy State Museum
- Kuskovo – a country residence of the Moscow princes, remarkable monument of Russian art culture of XVIII century
Monasteries of Moscow
- Svjato-Danilovskij the monastery built by Daniel Moskovskim in 1282
- Don monastery built in 1591
- Pokrovsky monastery built in 1635
Imperial palaces of Moscow
- Peter’s I Palace
- Paul I
- Ekaterinas II in Lefortovo
- Alexander I in the Neskuchnyj Sad Park
- the Big Kremlin palace
The Golden Ring cities
The Golden Ring is one of the most popular tourist route who unites ancient cities of the Central Russia: Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Great, Pereslavl-Zalesskij, and Sergiev Posad. All of them build a symbolical circle in which each city shines with the rich history and sights, and together make a treasury of Russian culture.
Excursions to the nearest cities:
The regional center is industrial potential and the richest cultural heritage. The huge quantity of sights promoted development of tourism and Vladimir’s transformation into a international tourist center. You visit “Golden Gate”, Uspenskij and Dmitrovskij cathedrals; a museum “ Old Vladimir “.
Charming small town 60 km from Moscow with an abundance of woods, hills, sources with crystal spring water, picturesque vicinities. You visit of a monastery of XIV century, strengthening of prince Jury Zvenigorodskogo where the oldest was kept in Moscow suburbs church Uspenija of the Virgin constructed in 1390.
The younger brother of Moscow
The house of well-known Russian painter Polenov V.D.
Melikhovo is a place where Russian writer Chekhov A.P. worked. There is a Chekhov’s museum here.
One of the oldest cities of Volga, picturesquely stretched on the right coast of the river. This city was built in in 937.
In Suzdal’s kremlin it is possible to feel an atmosphere of a medieval princely residence, the unique church building – a monumental cathedral of Christmas of the Virgin, constructed in 1220th years here is kept. Suzdal – a symbol of Russian antiquity. The first mention of Suzdal concerns to 1024. Visiting of the Museum of wooden architecture: temples, houses, windmills, wooden sidewalks…
Visiting of the Rostov Kremlin – residences of the Rostov bishops and metropolitans in which numerous expositions of the Rostov Memorial estate today are placed. Rostov – one of the most well-known centers of a peal. During stay at excursion tourists, as a rule, not time is heard with the Rostov bells. Alongside with museum pieces which subjects is connected, mainly, with church art, temples of the Rostov Kremlin are well-known for the frescos.
It is one of the most famous cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. For the first time it is mentioned in annals in 1071 and carries a name of prince Jaroslav Mudryj
The Troice-Sergieva Lavra – a pearl of the Gold Ring. Its icons, temples, and ancient monuments reflect the cultural and religious importance of this place: Still today, you can observe the services of the Moscow patriarchy, spiritual events and seminars, and visit the largest library of religious literature.
Nikolo – Ugreshsky Monastery
The monastery has been built by the prince Dmitry Donskoy in 1380.