Science and Space in Moscow

from £1250pp

Based on 6 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

Russia was and still is a leader in space travel and exploring the cosmos.  The successful test of the world’s first ballistic missile, the first two cosmonaut dogs and the first artificial Earth satellite Sputnik-1: with a collection of firsts, Russia is proud of its achievements in Space.

A visit to Moscow, home to the headquarters of Roscosmos, will give your students an insight into Soviet space history.  And a day trip to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your students to train like real astronauts and cosmonauts!

Your group will have the support of a local, Russian-speaking guide throughout their stay. 

Our Suggested Itinerary

Visas are not included but we can provide information and assistance if required.

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Moscow.

    Transfer to your accommodation by coach.  You will be met by an English and Russian speaking guide who will accompany you throughout your trip.

    Arrive and settle into your accommodation.

  2. Day 2

    Begin your trip with a guided tour of Moscow!

    Visit the Fallen Monument Park.  The vibrant Muzeon area leads into this park full of tossed-aside Soviet relics.  It has Stalins and a large Lenin collection alongside a moving monument to victims of totalitarian regimes.

    Spend some leisure time on Arbat Street, Moscow's most famous street.  It was once the most bohemian place in Moscow, attracting poets, writers and artists. Today Arbat is a promenade full of cafes, street artists and souvenirs.

    Then move over to Red Square.  Its beautiful architecture and vast size are a draw for tourists and locals alike and it is a vivid symbol of Russia's power throughout history.  Stop off at the Yuri Gagarin memorial plaque too!

    Afterwards, visit the amazingly opulent and impressively grandiose Cathedral of Christ the Saviour!

    In the evening, enjoy a guided tour of the Moscow Metro.  In the city full of magnificent sites, some of the most impressive ones are actually found below the streets, in the underground system used by millions of residents each day.

  3. Day 3

    In the morning, visit the Cosmos Pavilion Museum at VDNKh Park.  It features a full-size interactive model of the future Mars-Tefo space station.  It is part educational project and part interactive museum!

    Then visit the Museum of Cosmonautics, it has a rich collection including the first satellite, a space WC, the capsule where space dogs Kozyavka and Otvazhnaya lived, and the personal belongings of the first astronaut.

    In the afternoon, a private coach will transfer you to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for an overnight stay.

  4. Day 4

    Spend a full day at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

    Enjoy a full day space program at the training center, with lunch included.  With the help of your guide, you will learn about crew training and the history of the Space Center.  You will also take part in the Soyuz Vehicle training facility simulator.  After learning about crew training and taking part in a lecture, you will be able to try out the simulation for yourselves!

    Evening coach transfer back to Moscow.

  5. Day 5

    Begin your day with a visit to the State Darwin Museum.  A unique feature of the Darwin Museum is that all of the exhibits are united in one purpose - presenting a complete scientific picture of the evolution of the living world.

    Later, visit the Kremlin: Home of Tsars and Commissars alike and the official residence of Russia's President, it has been at the centre of Russian history since the 15th century.

    Afterwards, head over to Stalin's Bunker at Izmailovo.  Built under a sports stadium in the late 1930s in anticipation of the conflict with Germany, it then became ‘Command Centre of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Red Army'.

    In the evening, enjoy a trip to the Moscow Planetarium!  The planetarium has become one of the biggest and brightest stars on the Moscow museum circuit, now incorporating all kinds of high-tech gadgetry, interactive exhibits and educational programs!

  6. Day 6

    Return flight home.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

There is a surprisingly good choice of accommodation in Russia suitable for school groups. We will recommend the best option for your group size and age, and of course your budget. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Science and Space in Moscow

from £1250pp

Based on 6 days

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