We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).
Arrive in Moscow on 22-May. 5 of us arrive at hotel Marriott Moscow Grand at around 4 pm, the rest will arrive around 9 pm.
We are there for the next 2 days, 23 and 24 May.
What should we do? How do we hire a minibus / van with ENGLISH speaking guide or driver? Where all must one visit to get an essence of the city, its culture and history?
We would like to visit the AK-47 shooting range. Are the children allowed?
Can we combine Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's on 23rd may? What else? Arbat?
The circus can be kept for the 24th evening. What else can we do on that day?
What can the 5 of us do near our hotel on 22nd evening, after checking in? (Marriott Moscow Grand, on Tverskaya Street)
How do all of us go to Vnukovo Airport on 25th morning 9.30 flight to St. Petersburg? Will the metro be a better option or a van?
I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.
Thanks in advance.
I will be taking the Aero express to the train station and on the map the hotel appears to be over a mile from the station.
Normally a taxi would be the way to go but there are many warnings about taking a taxi from outside the station.
Will this work ok: We are staying at the Marriott Moscow Grand hotel on Tverskaya Street.
23 May Sat Day 01 : Moscow – Kremlin Grounds Tour (1½ Hrs.), Armoury Museum Tour (1 Hr.), Metro Tour (1 Hrs.)
Visit Kremlin fortress, which includes Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar. Experience a small journey by metro train to see three marvelous railway stations of Moscow (including Revolution Square Metro). Christ the Savior Cathedral - One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia.
Visit Bunker-42. (or some other place for actual gun shooting AK-47 etc)
Arbat Street & the Izmailovo flea market for shopping.
Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus (2 hrs).
Can most of this be done by foot from hotel? Or do we need a minibus/maxivan (sprinter etc.)? Or we take separate (local) taxis -- language issues? If needed, where do we hire?
24 May Sun Day 02 : Moscow –
City orientation tour consists of Red Square, photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb from outside and Kremlin wall, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Department Store, Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House.
City Tour by private minibus with photo stops (3 Hrs.) (need to hire with English speaking driver/guide. Please advise)
· Red Square
- famous St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, G.U.M. store, Tickets to St Basil Cathedral, tickets to Diamond Fund,
· Kremlin walls, towers, panorama (no entrance)
· Bolshoi Theatre – world famous theatre for ballet and opera
· Alexander Garden
- memorial to soldiers of WWII and Change of guards
· Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
- largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Sparrow Hills – panoramic view of the city
· Arch of Triumph
- built to welcome back Russian soldiers from France
Evening at leisure.
Hi...i want to know that given the current currency crisis in Russia, how has it effected the day to day prices in Moscow.
I am planning to travel with my wife and 12 year old son in June and would like to stay in a decent 3 star property and do the normal touristy things, have an un-rushed feel of the city, sit out cafe type lunch and some walk around sight seeing in the late afternoon / evening.
Then we plan to go to St. Petersburg by high speed train
How much should be budget per day in dollars per head? We so not plan to eat at fancy places or stay at fancy places but would like to visit the touristy cathedrals/spots, etc. So not a budget travel but not too expensive too
What kind of costs for such a normal holiday? Any insights will be appreciated.
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