Military Heritage Tour
When you arrive in Moscow, our English-speaking representative will meet you in the airport. We`ll provide you with a car, which will take you to the hotel.
After having a rest you`ll have sightseeing tour of Moscow to get acquainted to the capital. You will see the most interesting and picturesque places like famous Red Square and close to it beautiful Alexander Gardens. Our professional guide will tell you about the history, culture and sights of the capital of Russia. You will see all valuable spots such as GUM, St. Basil cathedral, the State Historical Museum, New Maiden Convent with its cemetery where most celebrated and noted people is buried. You will be shown the view of all Moscow at Sparrow hills, Poklonnaya Hill, Kutuzosky Avenue and New Arbat Street.
After the tour you`ll be taken to hotel. In the evening you`ll have time to have dinner in any russian restoraunt and taste tradition russian food.
After breakfast at hotel our representative will pick you up and take by a comfortable car to one of the world biggest Tank Museum in Kubinka. Now the Museum of Armored Vehicles and Equipment has one of the largest collections of armored vehicles in the world. Vehicles from 11 foreign countries are represented. The 290 items range from 3-5 ton light tanks and armored cars to a super-heavy, 180 ton monster. There are 40 self-propelled guns from 57 to 600 caliber, 30 armored cars, 10 reconnaissance and command vehicles, and a variety of technical and engineer support vehicles.
In 2000 year the old vehicles were re-painted in original manner by the Russian specialists of the historical society. Now tanks look like in their historical period.
After breakfast at hotel you`ll have the tour to Air Force Museum in Monino. The Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino is located approximately 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Moscow and it is the largest and best aviation museum in Russia. Many of the Russian aviation Design Bureaus (Tupolev, Ilyushin, Antonov, Mikoyan, etc.) have contributed exhibits and resources to the museum and its maintenance.The aircraft are in surprisingly good shape and most are sitting on the original tires they landed at the Monino airfield with. This is a testament to the museum employees who have a great historical legacy to preserve.
After breakfast we will go to the Museum of Great Patriotic War, which was opened on May 9 1995, and is located in the base of the Memorial Victory Complex on Poklonnaya Hill and covers more than 48.000 square meters. The Museum consists of the Entry Hall, the Halls of Glory and Memory, the Picture Gallery and six dioramas devoted to the most dramatic battles of the Great Patriotic War, two movie theatres, a hall for veterans' meetings and an exhibition hall. The military display acts as a chronicle of the war through official documents, letters (official and personal), newspaper articles, photographs and paintings. In the Hall of Memory there are show-cases containing books with the names of those who died. An automated search system is being installed to help visitors find information on these soldiers more easily.
Then we`ll go to Museum-panorama “Battle Borodino”. You will get to know about very important battle of Russian history that lasted one day. It was the battle between Napoleon's troops and the Russians under Field Marshall Kutuzov in August 1812. At the present moment you can see his bronze statue in front of the museum sitting on the horse.
After breakfast our representative will pick you up and by a comfortable car take you to Air Defence History Museum, which is situated 25 km outside of Moscow. It is the only museum of Air Defense armies in Europe. The collection of a museum of Air Defense History Museum is more than 16 thousand exhibits, 400 of them are real samples of combat vehicles and arms which were used in real war battles. During the tour in the museum you will know a lot of unknown facts about Russian Air defense History. The exhibition will tell you not only about contribution of Air Defense armies in USSR's victory in World War II but in role of it in various local conflicts in different parts of the world.
The next day of your trip you`ll spend in a unique place – the Museum of Cold War. It`s a unique museum dedicated to important period in human history named Cold War. Museum transfers you to 50th when relationship between USA and Soviet Union became critical and world lived in expectation of atomic war. Museum represents a nuclear bunker which was built in 1951 by the order of Stalin. Bunker was built with the same techniques like a metro and actually bunker has a common tunnels with Moscow subway. Amazing fact that this really huge atomic bunker lays under center of Moscow city under Taganskaya square. In 60th bunker was ready to use. The bunker had been equipped by system of clearing of air, and also there were fuel, water and food. But when in 70th world pressure became less, the bunker had lost the urgency and in 90th was absolutely abandoned. Object revival had begun in 2006 with idea of creation a unique museum.
After breakfast at hotel, you`ll check-out from it.
On your last day you`ll visit Armed Forces Central Museum, which walks you through military history from the beginning of the first regular army to the present time. The exhibition consists of over 800,000 military items, such as flags and standards, military medals and awards, weapons and military vehicles, uniforms and outfits. In the main area of the museum, you will see armed vehicles and equipment from cannons which were used during the 1918-22 Civil War right up to today’s modern ballistic missiles.
You will see and learn many new facts about arms and weapons from the World War II period, including modern artillery, rockets and aviation equipment (tank T-80, surface-to-air missile system С-300, a supersonic bomber with variable wing positions (changeable geometry of a wing) of the Su-24, MiG-29 and Su-27 jet fighters, a Soviet rocket СС-20 and an American rocket "Pershing-2").
After the tour at this museum you`ll be taken to the airport. You will be leaving for home fascinated with Russia and her beautiful capital. And we hope you will want to come back to this very special country again some day.
- Accommodation*: Dbl or Twin; you may choose any category of hotel you wish
3* Maxima Panorama hotel
4* Geliopark Empire Hotel
5* Golden Ring
- Meals: breakfasts in the hotels.
- Transport: we provide you with chauffer driven vehicle for transport on arrival and departure, for sightseeing tour, tours to Tank Museum in Kubinka, Air Force Museum in Monino, Air Defence Museum
- Excursions: sightseeing tour of Moscow, tours to Tank Museum in Kubinka, Air Force Museum in Monino, Air Defence Museum, Museum of Great Patriotic War, Museum-panorama “Battle Borodino”, Museum of Cold War, Armed Forces Central Museum. Tickets are included to all the places!
- Services of professional English-speaking guide (we also have staff available to speak other languages)
- Assistance of interpreter for all days according to the tour program (representative of our company)
- Transport driver.
- Visa support (invitation letter to Russia)
- Provision of mobile phone to the group leader for contact with our travel agency.
* If you prefer any other hotel for accomodation, just inform us, and we`ll do our best to provide you with it.
You may see impressions of our customer from Australia about his Military Heritage Tour in Moscow!