21st World Petroleum Congress

15 - 19 June, 2014, Moscow, Russia

Date: 14 June, Saturday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 70 EUR per pax

St. Basil’s Cathedral or the Cathedral of the Intercession, as it is called officially, was constructed in 1560 by the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the liberation from the Tatar-Mongol domination. Its original design belongs to the two architects from Pskov – Barma and Postnik. The composition of the cathedral – 9 chapels placed on a single foundation – symbolizes Russia’s victory in the struggle against Tatar-Mongols. Today cathedral is a museum containing an exhibition dedicated to the history of its construction. It contains the icon stand of the Trinity Church and the famous icon “Entry into Jerusalem”.

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The main religious attraction of Moscow is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The history of the Cathedral begins on December 25, 1812. This was the day that the last soldiers of Napoleons' 600,000 man army were driven out of Russia. Emperor Alexander I signed a Manifesto ordering the construction of a magnificent Cathedral in honor of Christ the Savior in Moscow as a thanksgiving to God and to honor the victorious Russian army.

After the Revolution, the prominent site of the cathedral called out for redevelopment by the Soviets, who planned to replace the church with a monument to socialism, known as the Palace of Soviets. It would rise in modernistic buttressed tiers to support a gigantic sculpture of Lenin, arm raised in blessing, perched atop a dome. On December 5, 1931, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior was dynamited and reduced to rubble.

With the end of the Soviet rule, the Russian Orthodox Church received permission to rebuild the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (February 1990). In1996 the completed Cathedral of Christ the Savior was consecrated in August 19, 2000.

The ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent is situated in the most picturesque place in the southwest of Moscow, in a bend of the Moskva River. Founded in 1524 to mark the reunion of Smolensk and Moscow, the Novodevichy Convent is one of the finest examples of the 16th-17th century architecture. Expressive complex of convent structures built in 12 turrets, Gate Transfiguration and Intercession Churches with adjacent Lopukhin’s and Maria’s Chambers, the bell tower, and the refectory with the Church of Assumption, and other structures built at the time. The convent is connected with the Church major events in the Russian history, such as the coronation of Boris Godunov, the fight over the Russian throne between Peter the Great and his troublesome sister Princess Sophia, and the events of the war of 1812.

By 1926 the Convent had been transformed into a historic and art museum. Its collection includes old Russian paintings, works of decorative and applied art. The old cemetery within the convent walls is a burial place of eminent Russian artists, actors, scientists and politicians. Today the convent is the residence of Moscow Metropolit.

Novodevichy cemetery, adjacent to the convent, is awash with the graves of many famous people such as Chekhov, Gogol, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Eisenstein, Shostakovich, Scriabin, Khrushchev, Stalin's wife, Russian president B. Eltsin, well-known Russian clown Y. Nikulin and many others.

At the end of the tour a shopping for souvenirs can be arranged in one of the shops near the Novodevichy convent or the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes coach, English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 27 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 27 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

 

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 27 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 27 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

 

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Date: 13:15-17:00

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 55 EUR per pax

The Pushkin State Museum of fine Arts has been created as an educational and public institution where the most important periods of art history from the ancient times to the New Age are represented. The Museum became the first institution of this type in Russia. Opened on May 31, 1912, it was named The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in 1937, in honor of Alexander Pushkin, one of the greatest Russian poets. Presently the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts contains over 560 thousand pieces of paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied art works, archeological and numismatics items.

In the museum you can find one of the best world collection of French impressionists: (Monee, Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Gogen); Ancient Egyptian works of art, antique pieces, European paintings of the 8th-18th centuries, Ancient Greece, Rome, Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes coach, English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 27 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 27 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

 

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 27 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 27 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

 

HOW TO BOOK

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Date: 15 June, Sunday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 85 EUR per pax

 

The Moscow Kremlin is worldwide known as the main sightseeing of Moscow, a foundation of Russia’s political power with a great historical importance. The Kremlin is a heart of a huge country, a place of residence of numerous kings, patriarchs and communists. It is the chief architectural ensemble of the city. From the 13th century to the founding of St Petersburg, the Moscow Kremlin was directly and tangibly associated with every major event in Russian history. Along the South wall of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moscow River, you will find the Grand Kremlin Palace. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called "City of God". The famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are there, too. Six buildings, including three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them are the works of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century.

Today, the Kremlin is not only one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, but also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, the Kremlin is the perfect place to begin your tour of Moscow.

Kremlin cathedrals

If the heart of Russia is Kremlin, then its soul is Cathedral Square (also called as "The City of God"), the oldest area within the Kremlin territory. Its six buildings, including three enormous cathedrals (the Assumption's, Annunciation's and Archangel's Cathedral), edge the square. Most of them belong to the work of Italian architects of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.

For six centuries the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin remained the main church of Russia, where heirs of the throne were crowned, state acts were disclosed, metropolitans and patriarchs were elected. The cathedral was the burial place of the Moscow patriarchs and metropolitans.

In the southwestern part of the cathedral square rise the nine-golden domes of the elegant Cathedral of the Annunciation. The cathedral was built in 1484-1489 by Pskov craftsmen as the house-fortress of the great prince of Moscow, where wedding ceremonies and christening of children took place. The Cathedral was built in the tradition of Moscow old style architecture.

The Archangel's Cathedral was built in the XVI century. It was the burial place of the Moscow Princes and Tsars. This tradition continued until the end of XVII century. In the old days there was a custom before the campaigns and after successful battles: Muscovite princes came to the cemetery, and worshiped the ashes of their ancestors. The cathedral's pillars and walls are covered with portraits of Moscow leaders and their glorious ancestors.

The Armoury Chamber, a treasure-house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. It is situated in the building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton. The Armoury has a fascinating collection of Imperial insignia including precious clothes, ceremonial harness and a unique collection of carriages. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin’s treasury stores.

The Armoury Chamber preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial Tsar’s vestments and coronation dress, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church hierarchy, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness, and of course the famous Faberge eggs.

 

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 7 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 7 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 7 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 7 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

 

HOW TO BOOK

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Date: 15 June, Sunday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 25 EUR per pax

At the tour you will visit a prominent Red Square - the heart not only of Moscow, but of the whole Russia. Originally a commercial centre, Red Square has been at the very centre of Russian history since the 15th century, from Ivan the Terrible’s confession of his misdeeds to the people in 1550, to great demonstrations, executions and the great parades of the Soviet Union’s military might. Ironically, “krasny” originally meant beautiful and only came to mean red in the last century. From the time of Ivan the Great the square was used as a huge gathering place for public events, markets, fairs and festivals. Encompassing an area of over 70,000 sq metres it is bounded by the Kremlin, the Historical museum and GUM department store, the shopping arcade that was completed in 1893.

An ideal place for shopping is GUM State Department Store which has a long history and is now a gallery of luxury goods shops.

Manezh Square is a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the State Historical Museum and the Alexander Garden to the south, the Moscow Manege to the west, and the 18th century headquarters of the Moscow State University to the north. The square forms a vital part of downtown Moscow, connecting Red Square (which sprawls behind the Iberian Gate immediately to the south) with a major traffic artery, Tverskaya Street, which starts here and runs northward in the direction of Saint Petersburg. It is served by three metro stations: Okhotny Ryad, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, and Teatralnaya. The Manezh square is the site of an underground shopping mall that opened in 1997 and contains four levels of stores carrying furs, jewelry, cigars, clothes and other consumer goods.

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 27 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 27 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

 

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 27 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 27 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

HOW TO BOOK

Please select the relevant options below:

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Date: 16 June, Monday

Time: 09:00-12:45

Price: 55 EUR per pax

The Moscow Kremlin is worldwide known as the main sightseeing of Moscow, a foundation of Russia’s political power with a great historical importance. The Kremlin is a heart of a huge country, a place of residence of numerous kings, patriarchs and communists. It is the chief architectural ensemble of the city. From the 13th century to the founding of St Petersburg, the Moscow Kremlin was directly and tangibly associated with every major event in Russian history. Along the South wall of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moscow River, you will find the Grand Kremlin Palace. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called "City of God". The famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are there, too. Six buildings, including three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them are the works of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century.

Today, the Kremlin is not only one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, but also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, the Kremlin is the perfect place to begin your tour of Moscow.

Kremlin cathedrals

If the heart of Russia is Kremlin, then its soul is Cathedral Square (also called as "The City of God"), the oldest area within the Kremlin territory. Its six buildings, including three enormous cathedrals (the Assumption's, Annunciation's and Archangel's Cathedral), edge the square. Most of them belong to the work of Italian architects of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.

For six centuries the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin remained the main church of Russia, where heirs of the throne were crowned, state acts were disclosed, metropolitans and patriarchs were elected. The cathedral was the burial place of the Moscow patriarchs and metropolitans.

In the southwestern part of the cathedral square rise the nine-golden domes of the elegant Cathedral of the Annunciation. The cathedral was built in 1484-1489 by Pskov craftsmen as the house-fortress of the great prince of Moscow, where wedding ceremonies and christening of children took place. The Cathedral was built in the tradition of Moscow old style architecture.

The Archangel's Cathedral was built in the XVI century. It was the burial place of the Moscow Princes and Tsars. This tradition continued until the end of XVII century. In the old days there was a custom before the campaigns and after successful battles: Muscovite princes came to the cemetery, and worshiped the ashes of their ancestors. The cathedral's pillars and walls are covered with portraits of Moscow leaders and their glorious ancestors.

Red Square is the heart not only of Moscow, but of the whole Russia. Originally a commercial centre, Red Square has been at the very centre of Russian history since the 15th century, from Ivan the Terrible’s confession of his misdeeds to the people in 1550, to great demonstrations, executions and the great parades of the Soviet Union’s military might. Ironically, “krasny” originally meant beautiful and only came to mean red in the last century. From the time of Ivan the Great the square was used as a huge gathering place for public events, markets, fairs and festivals. Encompassing an area of over 70,000 sq metres it is bounded by the Kremlin, the Historical museum and GUM department store, the shopping arcade that was completed in 1893.

Manezh Square is a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the State Historical Museum and the Alexander Garden to the south, the Moscow Manege to the west, and the 18th century headquarters of the Moscow State University to the north. The square forms a vital part of downtown Moscow, connecting Red Square (which sprawls behind the Iberian Gate immediately to the south) with a major traffic artery, Tverskaya Street, which starts here and runs northward in the direction of Saint Petersburg. It is served by three metro stations: Okhotny Ryad, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, and Teatralnaya. The Manezh square is the site of an underground shopping mall that opened in 1997 and contains four levels of stores carrying furs, jewelry, cigars, clothes and other consumer goods.

St.Basil’s Cathedral or the Cathedral of the Intercession, as it is called officially, was constructed in 1560 by the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the liberation from the Tatar-Mongol domination. Its original design belongs to the two architects from Pskov – Barma and Postnik. The composition of the cathedral- 9 chapels placed on a single foundation – symbolizes Russia’s victory in the struggle against Tatar-Mongols. Today cathedral is a museum containing an exhibition dedicated to the history of its construction. It contains the icon stand of the Trinity Church and the famous icon “Entry into Jerusalem”.

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 7 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 7 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

 

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 7 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 7 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

 

HOW TO BOOK

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Not yet registered? Please book your tour when registering as a delegate:

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Date: 16 June, Monday

Time: 13:15-17:00

Price: 70 EUR per pax

Moscow river boat tour is one of the most exciting tours on the Moscow River to see the city embankments and beauties. Enjoy the stunning view on Moscow State University, parks, hotels, Kremlin, industrial constructions and many other interesting features of the city so different at every turn of the river. Boats make stops at different sightseeing points along the way including Moscow University/Sparrow Hills, the Neskuchny Gardens, Gorky Park and the Kremlin.

 

TERMS OF BOOKING

  • All tours start and finish at the Metropol Hotel (address: Teatralny Proezd 2).
  • The tour is non-private. The rate includes coach, English speaking guide, entrance fees and VAT 18%.
  • Delegates are to assemble at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • The deadline for online booking and payment is 27 May 2014. The tour booking will not be confirmed until 100% prepayment is received.
  • Once the tour has been paid in full, it may be replaced by another tour of an equivalent cost or higher no later than 27 May 2014. For any replacements please contact us in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The difference in cost of the earlier booked tour will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

 

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

  • Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than 27 May 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • After 27 May 2014 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.
  • Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.
  • No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

 

HOW TO BOOK

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