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From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

1. From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

Discover the beauty of the Russian winter as you head to one of the largest husky farms in the country, situated in a beautiful area on the bank of the Moskova River. Upon arrival at the farm, meet Natalia, the owner, who will help you to discover the history of the huskies and their adventures. Listen to Natalia's stories and enjoy a cup of hot tea before heading out to meet the huskies who have been rescued from abandonment. After a cuddle with the dogs, learn how to make your own sled from a “kayur”, a professional dog-sled instructor. Afterwards, enjoy either a short 4-kilometer ride, or a longer 17-kilometer ride on a hand-made husky sled through a snow-covered forest. If you select the shorter ride, you'll spend some time tubing on the hill, enjoy a stroll around the premises to meet the resident hens, geese, goats, and pigs, or sip on a cup of tea by a cozy fireplace in the glamping area. During your activity, enjoy a traditional Russian afternoon tea which includes delicious Russian pancakes and herbal tea.

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Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

2. Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

Take advantage of one of the unique winter activities in Moscow and enjoy the thrill of a snowmobile ride through a picturesque snowy forest.  Your day will begin with a pick up from your hotel or apartment in Moscow and a 40-minute drive to the place where your adventure will start. Cut loose on the brand new machines and explore wide-open areas you could only imagine with an hour free-riding. You will first be introduced to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe, exciting and informative environment. Depending on your level and desired experience, training and a basic obstacle course will prepare you for the snowmobile ride. Once you have completed your orientation, your guide will lead you on a journey through magnificent terrain, including old growth forests.

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Moscow: 3-Hour Skiing Experience with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

3. Moscow: 3-Hour Skiing Experience with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

Escape the city and hit the slopes with this skiing or snowboarding experience. Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel and relax during the 20-kilometer drive from Moscow to a picturesque nature reserve near the Moscow River. Once you arrive at the resort, the expert staff will help you get kitted out. All equipment is included, so you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy gear. If you’re new to this activity, select the instructor add-on when booking and enjoy a 2-hour lesson with an experienced instructor.  Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of pine forest, as you glide down slopes covered with soft snow. When you get tired, warm up inside a beautiful wooden chalet. Enjoy a 3-course meal of soup, a main dish, and a salad with one non-alcoholic drink of your choice. At the end of your 3-hour experience, the driver and guide will deliver you back to your hotel in Moscow.

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From Moscow: Private Fighter Jet Flight Experience

4. From Moscow: Private Fighter Jet Flight Experience

Become a co-pilot for a day on this fighter jet flight experience, with your own english-speaking pilot in the cockpit.  Start with a private pickup from your accommodation in Moscow. Travel in comfort for a couple of hours before starting your adventure at Orlovka Air Base.  Get the debrief with a close inspection of your fighter jet, followed by a full flight mission and safety briefing. Put on your helmet and headset, then you’re ready for take-off with your pilot.  Whizz through the sky on a short but thrilling flight, hitting speeds of up to 700 kilometers per hour and at a height of 4000 meters up. Communicate interactively with your pilot throughout the mission, and relax knowing your pilot can adjust the flight according to your wishes.  Try out steep turns to get you used to the g-force, then move onto smooth tactical aerobatics completing maneuvers and even low passes above the airfield.  After a thrilling experience, relax in your private transfer back to Moscow.

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Day Escape from Moscow: Golden Ring Tour by Car

5. Day Escape from Moscow: Golden Ring Tour by Car

Meet your guide in front of Belorusskaya Metro at 8 AM and set off for a full day countryside trip. Ride a business class car around 80 km towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns. First, visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple Chernigov Skete for early morning church service. After the service, continue to the Folk Private museum and before finally reaching St Sergius Monastery. Enjoy a walking tour, visiting 15th,16th and 17th century temples and taking a look at famous icons of Andrey Rublyov. Learn about Russian history and about Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius's importance in the spiritual and also political life of Russia. Along the way, you will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink, called kvas (if your trip is during the summertime) with famous Russian pastries called pirozhki. Take a break for lunch in a nice cafe where you will have a chance to try dishes from Russian or soviet cuisine. After lunch, there will be an option to do something creative. If you like, you can take a masterclass of matryoshka painting or church candles making from real wax. After your class, take a nice walk around Lavra and visit the fresh water spring. If there is still time, you will have the chance to stop at a Abramtsevo estate, a 19th century retreat for Russian writers and painters, a gorgeous place to learn about the russophile movement and relax before transferring back to Moscow. You will be dropped off at the city center in front of Belorusskaya metro station (circle/brown line and green line) around 5:00 PM at the conclusion of your tour. Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.

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Moscow: Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride

6. Moscow: Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride

Your day will start early, with a departure planned for 4 AM. Your personal driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. You will drive 45 minutes outside of the city to the balloon launch site. Once you are there, you will receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure.  You'll get to enjoy a 1-hour flight at dawn. See the sun rising over pine forest and touch the tops of gigantic trees with your hands. Once in the air, you will climb to heights of 1.5km, with the journey covering a distance between 15-25 km depending on the wind speed. You will travel over a local village and it's picturesque surroundings.  After you land, the pilot will initiate you as a balloonist! Following the ceremony and champagne drinking, you will be taken back to Moscow and dropped off at your hotel.

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Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

7. Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

Combine sightseeing and partying in this unique tour through the city of Moscow in a classic Soviet-era van. Start your adventure from in front of St Basil's Cathedral where your tour guide will pick you up. With a beverage in hand, begin your 3 hour tour to the city's most impressive landmarks and nightlife spots. Get to know the city of Moscow with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit twelve of Moscow's most important historical and cultural sites like St Basil's Cathedral, the Academy of Science, Moscow Central Business District and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral amongst many others.  During your tour through the city your guide will make five stops at the city's biggest main attractions. Take the opportunity to top up your drink, sample some local caviar delicacies (on request) or simply just stretch your legs before hopping back on the van for the next part of your adventure. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel or a nearby nightlife spot where you can continue the party.

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Russian Bath Experience in Sanduny Baths with Pickup Service

8. Russian Bath Experience in Sanduny Baths with Pickup Service

As you enter the building you will be astounded by the mosaics and the frescos in the hallway leading to the changing rooms. As you go up the intricate staircase, you will enter the changing rooms. Besides being subdivided by gender between women and men, they are also subdivided into three classes for men and two for women.  Once you get yourself situated, change into the appropriate clothing and enjoy the experience in going into a hot steam room, heated by wood just as hundreds years ago. Dip in to the waters of a cold pool surrounded with frescos. Use a fragrant bundle of twigs called a besom (or venik) briskly all over your body – this way epitomizing your Russian Experience. A Russian proverb perfectly summarizes the health benefits of the banya, literally translating to mean "the day you spend in the banya is the day you do not age."

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From Moscow: Day Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal

9. From Moscow: Day Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal

Suzdal and Vladimir are the main towns of the famous Golden Ring of Russia - the name for several cities and smaller towns north-east of Moscow. This is a great route to travel if you want to enjoy the quiet and peaceful life in the Russian province, view the beautiful countryside, and discover ancient architecture. This 1-day trip allows you to experience the flavor of old Russian towns, religions and culture. On the tour, take in the beautiful sights of the Russian countryside, see Russian architecture such as old churches made of white stone, and visit old fortifications, fortresses and beautiful monasteries. The first town in the Golden Ring, 179 kilometers to the east of Moscow, is Vladimir, an ancient capital of all Russian principalities. It is also the first stop along the Trans-Siberian route. The city dates back to the 11th century and is one of the oldest and the most important towns along the Ring. Next visit Suzdal, a calm ancient Russian town 38 kilometers north of Vladimir with around 13,000 inhabitants. Suzdal is officially protected from industries and the old-style architecture and buildings are kept intact. The hilly green town is very serene and walking around it is a pleasure. It’s a region known for its mindblowing number of churches, convents and monasteries. Judging by the spires and cupolas, Suzdal may have as many churches as people. If you are looking to discover old Russia with its picturesque landscapes and white-stoned beautiful churches, then this trip is for you. 

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From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

10. From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

You will start the morning with your journey to Sergiev Posad, located approximately 40 miles (70 kilometers) from Moscow. You will enjoy the beauty of the Russian countryside on the way there and stop to visit the Russian village, Rudonezh, a quiet and peaceful place, where Saint Sergius was born. You will see the beautiful Saint Spring and the Church of Sergey Radonezh. After, you will continue your tour to Sergiev Posad and spend some time in Trinity Lavra, visiting some of Russia’s most beautiful cathedrals, the Assumption Cathedral and the Trinity Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the fascinating monastery inside and marvel at the shining golden domes.  Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the local Matreshka market and have a break in a nice Russian restaurant before returning to Moscow.  

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What people are saying about Moscow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 96 reviews

During the time of our travel, there wasn't any snow in Moscow. However, our tour guides, Sergio & Ksenia, adjusted the activity to be a forest ATV Safari! It ended up being such a blast as we powered through rough forest terrain, mud, and ditches with some very large ATVs! It was some serious fun and we all enjoyed every bit of it.

It was a wonderful experience, we really enjoy it and hope to try different activities with them. Ksenia and her partner they was very helpful on translating and so friendly. Thanks you guys because you made our day amazing.

This was a fantastic experience. Of you go on this trip please carry swimwear so you can get wet in the pond of fresh water. The tour guide Vladmir if I spelt his name correctly was amazing and very helpful.

Very good experience. It snowed that day, but it was not cold in the forest. We played in the snow for an hour. Very enjoyable!

This is a boy's dream come true. Nice folks; great experience. A reason by itself for travelling to Russia!