The Izmailovo tour is a great combination of Russian history, architecture, cuisine and crafts. Along with your guide take a journey through time – start from the ruins of the medieval royal court then cross the bridge to the colorful walls of the citadel and see the craftsmen refining their art at a vast market place. At the end of your tour let your guide help you bargain for a unique souvenir at one of the biggest Moscow flea markets.
Arrive to an island on Silver-Grape pond to discover the remnants of the old royal court of Izmailovo.
Find out how Peter the Great, born in a landlocked country, discovered a life-long passion for ship making.
Travel back in time and find out what the tsar’s court might have looked like before it was touched by oblivion and decay. See the highest wooden church in Russia and learn how it was built.
Get a taste of the Russian sense of humor: see seven kilos ‘drinking medal’ introduced by Peter the Great as a ‘reward’ to drunkards and find out what a ‘penalty shot’ means.
Choose between woolen shawls, hand-made matryoshkas, paintings, original soviet posters, vintage clothes, antiques and much more.
Try the beet soup (aka borsch), crepes with red caviar, Russian salads, various pies, tea from samovar and other typical delicacies.
There is a minimum of two per booking on this tour.
Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:
Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:
In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.
We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.
Generally, hotel pick-up is possible. Contact us beforehand to make an appointment.
Otherwise, we will pick you up at 10:00 in front of St Basil’s Cathedral, on the red square.