21st World Petroleum Congress

15 - 19 June, 2014, Moscow, Russia

Dear Participants of the 21st WPC!

The Organizing Committee of the 21st World Petroleum Congress is excited to offer you a unique chance to explore Moscow in a wide selection of fascinating tours. We have combined the most demanded and popular excursions which are must to be visited by international attendees of the Russian capital. Please find below the itinerary of the tours. We encourage you to come to Moscow and bring back home the memories of your life!

 

Moscow famous cathedrals and monasteries: St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Convent followed by souvenir shopping

Date: 14 June, Saturday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 70 EUR per pax

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You will have a unique chance to start discovering Russia with an exciting tour of its most ancient and remarkable cathedrals and monasteries. St. Basil’s Cathedrals’ montage of domes, cupolas, arches, towers, and spires, each bearing a distinctive pattern and hue, have fascinated visitors since its construction in the 1550s. Walk in the Novodevichy convent's gardens, get to know its history and visit well known grave sites in its cemetery. You will see the main religious attraction of Moscow - Cathedral of Christ the Savior which is the largest cathedral in Russia built under the rule of Alexander III in 1883, destroyed in 1931 by the personal order of Stalin and rebuilt in 1997.

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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Date: 14 June, Saturday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 55 EUR per pax

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It is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It has been created as an educational and public institution where the most important periods of art history from the ancient times to the New Age are represented.

 

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Moscow Kremlin grounds, cathedrals and Armoury Chamber

Date: 15 June, Sunday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 85 EUR per pax

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Begin your tour with exploring the history and all the treasures of one the most prominent landmarks of Russia - Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. The Armoury Chamber, a treasure-house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. It is situated in the building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton. The Armoury has a fascinating collection of Imperial insignia including precious clothes.

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Red Square, Manezh Square followed by GUM and Manezh souvenir shopping

Date: 15 June, Sunday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 25 EUR per pax

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You will be excited by a unique beauty of the main square of the Russian capital - the Red Square which is one of the most famous squares in the world. Its name originated from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". You can browse the main shopping center of Moscow with a long history - GUM situated directly at the Red Square. The Manezh square - a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow which is also the site of an underground shopping mall that opened in 1997.

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Moscow Kremlin grounds, cathedrals, Red Square, visit to St. Basil’s Cathedral, Manezh Square

Date: 16 June, Monday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 55 EUR per pax

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This morning you will start discovering Moscow with the tour of its symbol – the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals which still retain the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. You will see a prominent Red Square situated near the Kremlin grounds and cathedrals - the heart not only of Moscow, but of the whole Russia. The tour also combines visiting St. Basil’s Cathedral – a montage of domes, cupolas, arches, towers, and spires, each bearing a distinctive pattern and hue, have fascinated visitors since its construction in the 1550s and Manezh Square - a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow which is also the site of an underground shopping mall that opened in 1997.

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Moscow river cruise

Date: 16 June, Monday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 70 EUR per pax

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Don’t miss the chance to experience the most exciting Moscow river tour that will allow you to see the city embankments and beauties. Enjoy the stunning view on Moscow State University, parks, hotels, Kremlin, industrial constructions and many other interesting features of the city so different at every turn of the river. 

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The State Tretyakov Gallery

Date: 17 June, Tuesday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 50 EUR per pax

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This morning experience a guided tour to the world’s biggest museum of Russian fine arts - the State Tretyakov Gallery. It was founded in 1856 when a young Moscow merchant Pyort Tretyakov bought the first paintings for his collection. The State Tretyakov Gallery possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years.

 

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Russian Handicraft Center Izmailovo and the Museum of Russian Vodka with vodka tasting

Date: 17 June, Tuesday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 75 EUR per pax

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You will experience the most fascinating tours of Moscow by visiting the Kremlin in Izmailovo which is a cultural and entertainment complex located in the Eastern Administrative District of Moscow next to the Serebryano-Vinogradny pond. Built between 1998—2007 with an imitation of Russian architecture of the early XVII century.

The museum of Russian vodka features over 600 exhibits: various brands of vodka, 18th century vodka recipes, vodka posters, vodka labels and vodka bottles of different sizes, from shkalik (or kosushka) to shtof and quarter.

 

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Kolomenskoye Estate: art, history, architecture and natural park with folk show

Date: 18 June, Wednesday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 100 EUR per pax

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If you want to spend a morning in the great Russian outdoors without actually leaving the city, Kolomenskoye, on a high bluff overlooking the Moskow river, is just the right destination. You will be admired by century-old oak-trees grove, interesting museums containing Russian wood-carving and tiles, the beautiful Kazan Church (1649), the stunning Church of Ascention and many more. The most exciting feature of the tour is a special Russian performance – folk show which brings you to a rich past of Russia with its beautiful ancient melodies and dances.

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Moscow Kremlin grounds, cathedrals and Diamond Fund

Date: 18 June, Wednesday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 110 EUR per pax

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This afternoon you will start discovering Moscow with a guided tour of one of its remarkable symbols – the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. You will visit the 15th century Kremlin cathedrals which still retain the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. The Diamond Fund possesses unique collection of diamonds, among them – “Orlov Diamond” (186.62 carats), found in the 17th century in India, bought then by Count Orlov and presented to Catherine the Great.

 

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Red Square, Manezh Square followed by GUM and Manezh souvenir shopping

Date: 19 June, Thursday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 25 EUR per pax

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You will be excited by a unique beauty of the main square of the Russian capital - the Red Square which is one of the most famous squares in the world. Its name originated from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". You can browse the main shopping center of Moscow with a long history - GUM situated directly at the Red Square. The Manezh square - a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow which is also the site of an underground shopping mall that opened in 1997.

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The State Tretyakov Gallery

Date: 19 June, Thursday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 50 EUR per pax

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Experience a guided tour to the world’s biggest museum of Russian fine arts - the State Tretyakov Gallery. It was founded in 1856 when a young Moscow merchant Pyort Tretyakov bought the first paintings for his collection. The State Tretyakov Gallery possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years.

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Moscow river cruise

Date: 20 June, Friday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 70 EUR per pax

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Don’t miss the chance to experience the most exciting Moscow river tour that will allow you to see the city embankments and beauties. Enjoy the stunning view on Moscow State University, parks, hotels, Kremlin, industrial constructions and many other interesting features of the city so different at every turn of the river.

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