RUSSIA EXPERIENCE PROGRAM 2017
3 – 10 DECEMBER 2017
We would like to invite you to join a trip to one of the most unique cities in the
world –Moscow! During the one-week you will visit all the famous tourist
sightseeings. You will be infenitely impressed by diversity of architecture styles
in Moscow. Red Square and Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum of
Fine Arts, huge parks and many other discoveries are waiting for you! Also there
are will be participants all over the world, who will share this unfogettable
experience with you! Moscow is one of the biggest cities which has 15 million
inhabitants! Moscow is a city of diversities and contrasts: architectural heritage
vs. breathtaking skyscrapers, elite neighborhoods vs. housing estates. You have
heard a lot about Russia and Moscow from news and books – time to visit it
yourself and make own conclusions!
The participants will be offered accommodation in the unique venue – a Russian
house in Moscow with fire place, gym and other facilities! Great time is
guaranteed! Join us for the trip to Moscow! Gain amazing experience, meet great
people in one of the most famous and at the same time – the most unknown city
in the world – Moscow!
The program for each day will be the following:
|City Tour&Gorkiy park
City-Tour covers: Moscow Kremlin (including cathedrals), the Red Square, Tverskaya Street, the St Basil’s Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum, Gum, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Arbat street (the old artistic street). Afterwards, the group will be taken to Gorkiy park where participants will meet a great diversity of various activities.
|TUESDAY||the Cathedral of Christ the Savior& the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts&Gorky Park Excursion to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, excursion to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Afterwards, the group will have a walk to the Gorky park where participants will have a great diversity of activities.|
|WEDNESDAY||Tretyakov Gallery&VDNKH park Excursion to Tretyakov Gallery – treasury of Russian fine arts. Then, the group will visit VDNKH – one of the most important places for the economy during the Soviet Union which used to be the exhibition of all the achievements of the Soviet economy. Today it still keeps the spirit of Soviet Times.|
|THURSDAY||Victory Park&Moscow City
Victory park (Poklonnaya Hill) is a memorial complex dedicated to Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany. Victory Park features are an open-air Weaponry and Fortification Exposition. The Park boasts a complete collection of armored vehicles, from the light tanks of the early war years to later, heavy models, which fought in Berlin in 1945. Then the group will walk to Moscow City is the new business area with the largest skyscrapers of Moscow.
Kolomenskoe is a museum-reserve where you can plunge into Ancient Russian atmosphere, see old churchies and old Russian churches and Wooden Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich
After we will drive to MEGA – a shopping center outside of the city center. One of the largest shopping centers in Europe – the size is about 157 000 sq.km.
|SATURDAY||The group will be taken to the city center and left there for the whole day. So we do not plan any additional activities for this day – each participant can decide what she/he wants to do. In the evening minibus will pick up the group in the agreed place and drive them to the house.|
The price for the trip to Moscow is 550 euro. The fee includes:
Visa invitation – we will provide you a visa invitation and you will need to go to
the closest Russian Consulate to apply for a visa
Accommodation – accommodation in a modern guest house
Transfer to and from the airport – we will pick you up upon arrival and drive you
to the airport at the day of departure
Services of the guide – the guide will be with you during the excursions and visits
to museums and other places
Meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cultural program – excursions and visits to cultural places (some of the entry
tickets also will be included)
Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.
If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.
Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.
Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.
We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible.
In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – firstname.lastname@example.org
- All nationalities
- Must be between 15 – 30 years old
- Able to travel to Moscow during the course
- Able to afford the program fee and others expenses
- Physical healthy
Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:
- Curriculum vittae
- Copy of passport
- Essay on “The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course”
Please send a copy of the email to – email@example.com
Deadline of registration is 31 October 2017