Explore Moscow through the story of the Romanovs in the 400th anniversary year of the start of their long dynasty. See the Chambers near Red Square, visit the unique museum of Kolomenskoe to discover the original throne room, and more.
What to Expect
Learn about the House of the Romanovs on this 4-hour sightseeing tour, and discover the story of the Russian tsars who ruled from 1613 to 1917. As 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the start of the dynasty, now is the perfect time to look back at their lives.
Go to the Chambers of the Romanovs near Red Square. Also known as the Palace of the Romanov Boyars, the palace was a indication of the family's status during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. Now a branch of the State Historical Museum, the interiors of the 17th century have been masterfully recreated.
Continue to Kolomenskoe, a former royal estate several kilometers to the southeast of the city center. It was a favorite summer residence of tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, the second of the Romanovs. Inside a unique 2-story wooden edifice you will find a recreation of the original throne room, as well as living rooms, historic furniture, and stained glass windows.
End at the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent (Convent of Martha and Mary), founded in 1908 by the last empress of Russia. In the grounds, you will see some photos of the last Romanovs, the well-preserved church of the Saviour, with a new icon of the Royal Martyrs, and a monument to St. Elizabeth, including the dedicatory inscription, “To the Grand Duchess with Penance.”
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Metro tickets
- Entrance fees