Winter is a special time of the year in Russia, and if you bundle up, you can go on an unforgettable trip over snow-covered Moscow. Imagine one of the most beautiful cities in the world shining with millions of New Year’s lights, historical buildings shrouded in snow, the windows glitter with frostwork of surpassing beauty, hot appetizers and original souvenirs are offered at numerous fairs in cozy chalets, the warming aroma of mulled wine and herbal tea is in the air. Isn’t it tempting? Every year we choose the best places and activities of the Journey to Christmas festival and make up “travel” routes specially for you. We also remember about your little travelers - we have prepared something special for them! And our attentive and caring nannies will share child care, so that you can fully relax and enjoy the trip. Be sure, we will provide you with an exciting, comfortable and safe trip. Happy journey to Christmas! Oh yes, do you remember that Christmas is on January 7 in Russia? Yes? See you soon then!
Our managers will meet you at the airport and will accompany you to the hotel room. Your child will be able to get a children’s doctor advice* at the hotel. The doctor will get acquainted with the child, learn his or her features and give nutritional advice. If you need a pediatrician advice during the trip, it will be easier for him to consult if he is already familiar with your child.
You will have a lot of free time in the first day to adapt in the new city. Our highly professional nannies will work during the whole day, and they will be able to take care of your children at any time.
Today you will start your journey in a Christmas tale! Dressy Christmas trees, objets d’art, impressing with their size and design, light installations and tunnels, flickering fountains, will create a magical holiday atmosphere. A walk will end in Zaryadye gastronomic center
Here we suggest that you go to the gastronomic center where 8 restaurants cook traditional dishes following the recipes of Russian regions. There will be bakery food from southern regions, porridge in clay pots from the restaurant stove, all the variety of pastry dishes: pelmyashi, vareniki (dumplings), pancakes, pelmeni (meat dumplings), chebureki (meat pastry); icy show-window with seafood and fish of all the seas and oceans surrounding Russia: Caspian flounder, Far Eastern crab, smelt from the Barents Sea, Murmansk salmon - steamed, grilled and iced, and we left something for last.
Visit the park of the real future, Zaryadye, where a spatial art installation, the Ice Cave, is located. Here you can walk among snow and ice and enjoy the beauty of the smallest crystals which cover columns and walls.
Media complex Polet (The flight) is also part of the park. Here you can take a Flight above Moscow which is a virtual tour about capital’s most powerful places. Fasten your seat belts properly, because the platform under you moves and rises as you rush past Moscow’s famous skyscrapers, monasteries and temples, stadiums, highways, parks, central streets and public gardens.
As an alternative pastime, we advise you to peek into the oldest Russian circus. Nikulin’s Circus is literally the dearest wish of every single child! Together with the fairy tale heroes, your little ones will become participants of incredible adventures in the Far Far Away Kingdom, where they will meet the Russian Zmey Gorynych, Emelya on the stove, the Firebird and the Swan Princess. Aerialist, tight-rope walker, trained bears on buffalo, chimpanzee, exotic birds - we promise you will see a truly unforgettable performance!
We will visit Europe's largest aquarium where you will enjoy a delightful water show and the largest exhibition. You will be surprised by contact zones where one can touch various amazing creatures of the sea world and and charmed by swimming with the friendliest animals, dolphins, in 7 newest pools.
The entertainment at VDNH welcomes you! It means it’s time for incendiary music, popular films, extreme skating and festive animation. All of these awaits you at the main rink of VDNH along with a tubing slide and tracks for children's snowmobiles.
We’ll set off to the famous Kolomenskoye estate. Its heart is given to Ivan the Terrible. You will enjoy scenes based on Christmas night, traditional Russian costumes, sled-riding at the royal court, folk performances while drinking hot tea with Russian pancakes. And your little travelers will enjoy a bells and plates painting workshop, as well as sledging!
Sandunovsky baths are a real traditional Russian baths since the 19th century! For the most sophisticated connoisseur of the bath today, the Sanduns have three male and two female departments with huge recreation rooms, swimming pools and Russian steam rooms.
Modern Sanduns is a place where traditions and Russian scope are carefully preserved. It’s the high level service and current innovations that make a bath session a real rest for both body and soul.
As an alternative pastime, we recommend that you to go to the In The Dark concert which is an unusual innovative project that breaks stereotypes. In the pitch darkness, the one that you haven’t ever seen, you begin not only to hear, but to see music.
And while you’re having your time, our attentive nannies will take care of your little ones!
You will have an exciting historical journey, where you will learn about the Orthodox traditions and Christmas distinctness in Russia. You will hear about the decree of Peter I “On the Decoration of Pine and Spruce Trees and Branches”, how the spruce became a Christmas symbol, where the tradition to decorate Christmas tree comes from, when the Christmas tree transformed into the New Year tree in Russia, why the Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, and the Catholic Christmas on December 25 and much more!
And after that you and your children will go into the world of traditional Russian cuisine, taste the most delicious national cuisine dishes, learn how to cook Borshch, make pelmeni (meat dumplings) and not just that.
At the end of the program, you will visit the Journey to Christmas festival, after which you will have free time to walk along the streets you already know, enjoy their Christmas beauty and buy souvenirs to remind you of an amazing trip to Moscow at Christmas time. We developed a gift-guide especially for you, so the question of what to bring from Russia will not cause you any trouble.
We take care of our customers and want their stay in Moscow to be as comfortable, useful and interesting as maximally possible. As is well known, comfort rests on little things, which is why we have carefully prepared the basic “little things” that will make your family tour a pleasant and memorable event.
The top priority in travel with children is safety. We have taken care of this. The child car seats, comfortable perambulators, journeys in small groups of 3 to 5 families accompanied by tutors and entertainers guarantee that your children will at all times remain in care while you will be enjoying our program in Moscow.
The second in importance item during travels with children is always food. For children it must be not only tasty but also nutritious and made from natural products. All the restaurants and cafes included in our program are prepared to service little customers and offer them a child’s menu adapted for the most demanding child.
The child’s healthy condition is a pledge of an enjoyable travel. Therefore, on the first and last days of your stay in the city a qualified pediatrician will examine your child. We’ve seen to it that at any time you’d be able to turn to a pediatrician for help or advice. He will promptly help you settle all the arising problems.
Feel sure that during the tour your children will find friends for themselves since we form the groups so that there would be in them more young travelers of similar age.
Our program includes free time for parents. We know that traveling with children is not always a rest, which is why we offer you to spend several evenings without children, a husband and wife let alone and willing to devote themselves to each other. In the meantime their children will be looked after by our attentive tutors offering a great time to the kids.
To assure your peace of mind during the family tour, we employ professional tutors who will play interesting games with your children. Nearly all the elements of the program include parallel children’s entertainments or a use of a children’s room. Our staff know how to speak your child’s language.
You won’t have to take along with you the prams, toys and other accessories that take up the precious space in your suitcase. During your stay in Moscow we shall make available to you everything you need for travelling with children, be it anti-bacterial napkins or lunchboxes.
Travel with us, forgetting everything! Leave an application for a family tour right now, e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on +7 (499) 450-50-05.