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Discover Russia – a trip to Moscow!

We would like to invite you to join our trip to one of the most unique cities in the world –Moscow! During the one-week you will visit all the famous tourist sights. You will be infinitely impressed by the 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 unforgettable experience with you!

Moscow is one of the biggest cities in the world with more than 15 million inhabitants! Moscow is a city of diversities and contrasts: architectural heritage vs. breathtaking skyscrapers, elite neighbourhoods vs. housing estates. You have heard a lot about Russia and Moscow from the news and books – time to visit it yourself and make own conclusions!

The participants will be offered accommodation in a unique venue – a Russian house in Moscow with fire place, gym and other facilities! A great time is guaranteed! Join us for this trip to Moscow! Gain an unforgettable experience, meet great people and do so in one of the most famous and at the same time – the most unknown city in the world – Moscow!

The dates are 18 February – 25 February, 2018.

Program

What do we offer?

Transfer (each participant will be accompanied his personal English-speaking guide)

Accommodation (double rooms)

Breakfast

Transport

The program for each day will be the following:

MONDAY 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.
FRIDAY Kolomenskoe &Shopping
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.

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Accommodation

The accommodation will be provided in a comfortable house in Moscow – in the area of so-called New Moscow! Participants of the trip will stay together in the same house. The house has 3 floors, 8 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, a huge living room with an open kitchen, gym and fireplace where people can get together in the evenings.
Two people will stay per room.
Upon arrival to the airport participants will be picked up at the airport and driven to the house. On the departure day the transportation to the airport also will be provided.
The beautiful house in addition to standard facilities has a barbeque place, which can be used by participants, outside area and roof terrace. Smoking is allowed only outdoors.
Breakfast will be provided in the mornings in the house – before the group leaves for the program for the day.
The house used to be a family house. How it is turned into modern training center with all the necessary facilities and used for various organized trips.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the cours

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

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. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an e-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55