Exploring Russia and its history, culture and traditions is a fascinating family adventure. Discovering the world-class masterpieces of art, music and
architecture in Moscow and St. Petersburg is brought to life with hands-on activities
curated to make sure your memories are as rich as this remarkable country.
Mother Russia will dazzle you.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Russia special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
PARTICIPATE IN AN
EXTREME QUEST GAME IN A
COLD WAR BUNKER
Families with young teenagers (up to 14) will participate in an extreme quest game in the cold war bunkers. The participants will be explained the “goal” of the game which they will need to achieve by figuring out various problem solving tasks. The quest is accompanied by various visual and sound special effects and will culminate in a game of laser tag.
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
BACK STAGE TOUR OF THE
This morning enjoy an exclusive access of the backstage that takes you literally behind-the-scenes of the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre. The magnificent theatre, with its eight-columned portico surmounted by a statue of Apollo, was built in the mid-18th-century to replace the original Bolshoi Theatre, which burnt down in 1853. The interior is simply stunning, with a six-tiered auditorium decorated in red and gold. A theatre guide recounts the history of the theatre, stories about premières and their stars and explains the Tsar’s Box protocol.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
LEARN THE ART OF
& MATRESHKA DOLL PAINTING
This afternoon join Faberge Egg painting Master class. You will be given a brief introduction on the history of the eggs and try yourself in a role of Faberge workshop craftsman.
The traditional symbol of russian culture is Matreshka (also spelled Matryoshka), which is a set of nesting dolls. Most of them are exclusive author's works made by famous russian artists.
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
This morning ride the MCC – 34 mile long urban-metro railway orbital line that encircles historical Moscow. Opened to passengers on 10 September 2016, the line officially follows the Little Ring of the Moscow Railway built in late 19th century. In 3 years the old railroad was fully reconstructed to meet the needs of the modern city and to unload the metro system. Being a shortcut between the radial metro lines, MCC made the everyday trip to work much shorter for thousands of Moscovites. And encouraged people to use public transport instead of private car.
Time of Year to Travel
The best time to visit Moscow is April and May, when the temperature is in the 50s and 60s. The golden period is summer, when the city is warm and bustling. The shoulder seasons in the spring and early fall are good times to avoid the crowds. Fall experiences more rainfall and less sunlight. Winters are brutally cold, but this is when you'll get a true glimpse into the Moscow experience. Russian winters are not for the faint-hearted. "Long" is the best adjective for them. Some days the sun will be out for less than an hour. Also, snow will continue to fall well into March. Few people, aside from the residents, are able to cope with the freezing conditions.
Travel Documents Required
A visa and a valid passport and visa are required for entry into Russia. To apply for a visa or passport click this link.
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.
Ages to Travel
Russia is suitable for travelers of all ages.