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Christoph Lingg

2011-10-24

I booked my stay at hotel Gallery in Perm through Ost-West and can only recommend Ost-West as well as the hotel, which is clean, nice and charming!

Jussi Itkonen

2011-10-08

We booked excursion to Tsarskoje Selo for 6 people via Ostwest's website. Confirmation came the next day and guide Svetlana met us in hour hotel. She knew everything and we spent information packed 5 hours learning so much about past and also present in St. Petersburg.

Max Ockum

2011-09-30

Ich habe meine Transfers vom Flughafen zum Hafen in St.Petersburg und vom Hafen zum Airport in Moskau über Natalia Zolotareva gebucht. Der Kontakt war hervorragend. Die Transfers wurden pünktlich und zu voller Zufriedenheit durchgeführt. Vielen Dank an Natalia und Ihre Fahrer.

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CITY WALKING TOUR 2

CITY WALKING TOUR Moscow

This walking guided city tour shows you around the city center of Moscow. During this excursion you’ll get a good account of the history, architecture and main landmarks of the city. There will be some stops for photographing.

The tour starts at Tverskaya Street—one of the main and the most exciting of all streets in Moscow. It leads to the heart of the city—the Kremlin and Red Square.

You will see the Red Square with the History Museum, the Trading Arcades of GUM (one of the biggest shopping malls in Russia), Lenin’s Mausoleum and, of course, the symbol of Moscow—St. Basil’s cathedral.

Then you will walk along the Kremlin’s Embankments up to the Temple of the Christ the Saviour that is a symbol of Russia’s spiritual revival.

Then you will take a stroll to The Old Arbat Street—a picturesque pedestrian street where you can stop to watch one of the many street entertainers and buy souvenirs.

And after that you will walk towards the Alexander Garden where you will have the opportunity to relax and watch the change of guards at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
3 hour NO YES 2880 1440 960 720 576 480
4 hour NO YES 3600 1800 1200 900 720 600

additional excursion to ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL

St. Basil’s Cathedral

In addition to a standard guided city tour of Moscow you will visit the St. Basil’s Cathedral located on the Red Square. The cathedral was named after Holy Fool Basil the Blessed who was canonised after his death.

This cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his capture of the Tatar stronghold of Kazan in 1552. Despite its apparent disorder, there is an underlying symmetry to the cathedral, which has eight domed chapels symbolizing the eight assaults on Kazan, clustered around a central, lofty tent-roofed spire. The ninth chapel (that is on the northeastern side) was added by the Tsar Fyodor in 1588 to house the remains of St. Basil.

In this wonderful cathedral you can see 9 icon-stands containing about 400 icons of the 16th—19th centuries and its remarkable walls decorated with oil paintings and frescoes.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+1 hours NO YES 1130 770 650 590 554 530

additional excursion to the NEW MAIDENS CONVENT

NEW MAIDENS CONVENT

In addition to a standard guided city tour of Moscow you will visit the New Maidens Convent, which is located in the south-west of Moscow, at the bend of the River Moscow. The New Maidens Convent ensemble is an outstanding monument of architecture of the 16th—17th centuries. The most attractive construction of this ensemble is the Smolensky Cathedral. It ranks amongst the oldest and the most beautiful convents of Russia.

The Convent was founded by the Tsar Vasiliy III in 1524 in honor of return of the lands of Smolensk to Russia. Strategic location to the southeast of Moscow also defines the Convent as an important fortress. The museum of the Convent has a big collection of Russian icons, jewelry, embroidery and books. Many Russian celebrities were buried in the necropolis of the Convent.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+1 hours NO YES 1083 723 603 543 672 648

additional excursion to the KREMLIN WITH VISIT TO THE ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL

KREMLIN WITH VISIT TO THE ASSUMPTIONCATHEDRAL

In addition to a standard guided city tour you will visit the Kremlin and the Assumption Cathedral, where amongst of many objects d'art you will see one of the largest Russian collections of icons.

During the tour you will visit the Cathedral Square - a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries. You will walk along the Kremlin walls and towers and also see the Tsar’s bell and cannon, stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries. And, of course, you will admire the building of The Grand Kremlin Palace that was the Tsars’ Palace in the past and is Russian Government residence at the present.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+2 hours NO YES 2021 1301 1061 941 869 821

additional excursion to the KREMLIN WITH VISITING THREE CATHEDRALS

KREMLIN WITH VISITING THREECATHEDRALS

In addition to a standard guided city tour you will visit the Kremlin with Assumption, Archangel’s and Annunciation Cathedrals where you will see magnificent icon stands, the ensemble of monumental paintings and one of the largest Russian collections of icons which were painted by famous icon-painters Theofan the Greek and Andrey Rublev.

During the tour you will also visit the Cathedral Square - a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries. You will walk along the Kremlin walls and towers and also see the Tsar’s bell and cannon, the stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries. And, of course, you will admire the building of The Grand Kremlin Palace that was the Tsars’ Palace in the past and is the government residence in the present.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+2 hours NO YES 2747 2027 1787 1667 1595 1547

additional excursion to the TRETYAKOV GALLERY

Tretyakov Gallery

In addition to a standard guided city tour you will visit the State Tretyakov Gallery. This is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. The Gallery’s collection consists entirely of Russian art and contains more than 130 000 examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by various generations of Russian artists.

During the tour you will have a wonderful opportunity to admire a wide variety of Russian fine art, from the 12th century icons to avant-guard creations of the beginning of the 20th century. You will see the Baroque portraits, classical canvases, the first Russian townscape, historical paintings and romantic landscapes and much much more!

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+2 hours NO YES 1915 1195 955 835 763 715

additional excursion to the GULAG MUSEUM

THE GULAG MUSEUM

Located just off the Red Square and within a triangle of ex-KGB headquarters and infamous Moscow’s offices of Criminal Investigations the museum of GULAG offers a fascinating insight into the grim years of Stalin’s reign so brilliantly reflected in the works of Solzhenitsyn. 600 sq. meters of this substantial building and its adjoined court-yard boast an extensive exposition of paintings sculptures wax-works and videos as well as many original items all related to the repressions of Soviet and East European progressive intelligentsia in the 1930s and 1940s. A one hour guided tour is guaranteed to bring you a rather vivid experience of what it was like to be denoted and exiled to GULAG leaving behind families and loved ones. Please note that guided tours need to be pre-booked either in person or through your tour operator.

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Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
+1 hours YES YES 1803 1083 863 738 663 613