Tchaikovsky's Moscow with John Suchet in Partnership with Classic FM

Bolshoi Opera House
Bolshoi Opera House
Bolshoi Opera House
Bolshoi Opera House
St. Basil Cathedral
St. Basil Cathedral
Statue of Pushkin
Statue of Pushkin
 Cafe Puskin
Cafe Puskin
Moscow
Moscow
 Tchaikovsky Museum
Tchaikovsky Museum

Join Classic FM’s beloved presenter John Suchet on this Russian adventure that invites us to discover the man behind the music.

Born in Russia in 1840, Tchaikovsky revolutionised and reshaped the world of classical music with ballets that include The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, with operas such as Eugene Onegin and, of course, his monumental symphonies. Behind the glorious stories of his ballets and the soaring melodies he created, was a man who was deeply troubled. What’s more, there are still questions surrounding Tchaikovsky’s death – he died when he was just 53-years-old – and some experts even believe that he left a message for us in his final symphony.

From the renowned Bolshoi Theatre, where we have secured private access to the backstage areas, to the very location where the composer wrote The Nutcracker – go in search of the real Tchaikovsky alongside award-winning presenter, reporter and author John Suchet.

  • A visit to the Tchaikovsky Museum, where we will enjoy a private piano recital
  • Special backstage access at the historic Bolshoi Theatre
  • Two live evening performances
  • A guided tour of Moscow’s most iconic sights

 

Please note: dependant on departure date the day-to-day order of this itinerary may vary, however, all departures will cover the complete itinerary detailed below.

 

Themes

  • Great Cities
  • Cultural Excursion

Practicalities

  • Special Access

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

We arrive into Moscow’s Domodedovo airport in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel, taking a guided tour as we drive through the city. In the evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Overnight in Moscow
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

A city tour awaits this morning and we visit the Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the New Maiden Convent. We also admire the view from one of the highest points in Moscow, Sparrow Hills, before lunch. Our afternoon is a special one as we are invited backstage at the historic Bolshoi Theatre for a tour. After dinner, we attend a concert at the very same venue.
Hotel: Overnight in Moscow
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

Today we discover the Greater Church of Ascension in downtown Moscow before lunch at a local eatery. Leisure time awaits this afternoon and then we reconvene for dinner and a performance.
Hotel: Overnight in Moscow
Meals: All meals included

Day 4

We drive out to the Tchaikovsky House Museum this morning and we are treated to a private piano recital here. After lunch at a local restaurant, we return to Moscow and meet up later on for dinner.
Hotel: Overnight in Moscow
Meals: All meals included

Day 5

We begin our day with a visit to the Alexander Pushkin Museum and Apartment in Moscow, which was originally opened in 1986 and occupies two floors within this building. Pushkin himself once rented a flat here, so it’s a site filled with history and personality. Next, we have lunch and visit the Russian Folk Art Museum. In the evening, we sit down to dinner at Café Pushkin and afterwards we can return to our hotel for the rest of the night.
Hotel: Overnight in Moscow
Meals: All meals included

Day 6

Our day begins with some free time and after an independent lunch, we return to the airport for onward connections.
Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Tour Manager
  2. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  3. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  4. Hotels
  5. Meals - Most meals included with wine at dinner

Travel Information

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2019 Tour Details

Thu 16th May - Tue 21st May

Available

$5,545

without flights

sgl supp: $895

CFM19A

Led By: John Suchet

Fri 17th May - Wed 22nd May

Available

$5,545

without flights

sgl supp: $895

CFM19B

Led By: John Suchet

Sat 18th May - Thu 23rd May

Available

$5,545

without flights

sgl supp: $895

CFM19C

Led By: John Suchet

Sun 19th May - Fri 24th May

Available

$5,545

without flights

sgl supp: $895

CFM19D

Led By: John Suchet

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