Destinations
Private and group tours:
Private tours:
Moscow
St. Petersburg
Golden ring
Karelia
Vologda
Uzbekistan
Ukraine
and more...
PDT has a number of unique tour offerings! Our guides could introduce to our visitors the Great Kremlin Palace, the Historic Museum of the FSB (KGB) Border Guards, Zvezdny Gorodok (Russia's centre for the space research and cosmonaut training), Stalin's bunker and many more!
SPECIAL TOUR TO THE GREAT KREMLIN PALACE! Please, enjoy the unique chance to go to the Great Kremlin Palace without a long-term pre-booking! Special rates for the groups of up to 5 people! Please, join!
Even if you have seen a lot in Moscow, we can guarantee you new experiences!
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Moscow
The capital of medieval Russia from the twelfth century, the Communist symbol of the Soviet state, the centre of the New Russia, Moscow is the very essence of its country.
Things to do
Every day
from 6 pm till 8 pm
Moscow in the night
IMoscow is definitely a sight in the evening, when everything is lit up by the lights from Moskva River, the main Tverskaya avenue, as well as the city’s buildings and monuments. Red Square and GUM department store is the very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia. Please book at manager@capitaltours.ru
Every day except Saturdays
from 11 am till 3 pm
Jewish Moscow by car/minivan
Explore the life of the Moscow Jewish Community during Soviet times and the present. You will visit two synagogues and places associated with prominent Jewish intellectuals, such as the poet Mandelstam, the actor Michoels and the architect Joffan. Please book at manager@capitaltours.ru
Every day except Mondays from 9 am till 4 pm
Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk)
Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Every day at 9:00 am(except Monday). Please book at manager@capitaltours.ru
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About
Patriarshy Dom Tours, a Russian - American Cultural Center in Moscow, is operating as a full service travel agency, consistently enlarging the number of services offered, as well as developing Russian / English language tutoring school.
"It is often difficult to organize things in Moscow, especially at such short notice. You made it seem effortless. It was a real pleasure dealing with you. Everything was superbly organized and all efforts were obviously made to increase our enjoyment. You have never disappointed us and we all appreciate your work... we look forward to dealing with you again... and again... and again!"
International Women's Club, Moscow
Patriarshy Dom Tours provides services such as:
Special private tours tailored to individual interestsmore
Unique group tours, led in each case by an expert in the field.more
Booking of airline, hotel and car reservations in Russia.more
Group or private Russian /English language classes at all levels.more
Interpreting and organizational support for business negotiations.more
Visa support.more
Relocation - orientation programs.more
Help kids
We would like to invite all our clients to support our action and Help kids!
If you are able to donate some small items such as a toy, clothing, shoes or kitchen utensils? If you leave it at our office, we will send it to an orphanage, soup kitchen, school or hospital.
We appreciate the assistance of the International Women's Club: the charity committee of IWC kindly agreed to assist us in this effort.
Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Moscow
Red Square
Moscow       Highlights
As the capital of medieval Russia, the Communist symbol of the Soviet state, the centre of the New Russia, Moscow is the very essence of its country.
Moscow is a huge city in every sense – as a soviet architectural utopia turned into reality and as one of the biggest cities in the world. Its size raises just one question - how elastic is the material Moscow is made of, i.e. how much bigger can it grow? The city was designed in concentric circles around the ancient Kremlin, with streets and boulevards stretching from the center. As in a labyrinth, no matter where you choose to go you will finally find yourself in the Red Square at the Kremlin wall. Once there you will end up having the chance to see the most amazing museums of the Kremlin. Once you successfully fight the gravitational force of the Kremlin, you might find yourself wandering through the streets defined by Stalinist skyscrapers. Admiring the scale of avenues as you venture through the city, as well as the quiet small streets and lanes, you might enjoy the peculiar mix of medieval monasteries and churches, classicist buildings, art nouveau residences, soviet houses and modern constructions. Descending into the Moscow Metro, you will be attracted to the luxurious and eclectic Stalinist decor and sculptures from the 1930-1950s. The Metro is the greatest pride of Moscow and the most striking monuments of the Soviet epoch. It is also the best way to travel around the city. Above ground, Moscow compels its visitors the opportunity to experience the centuries-old parks, vast and picturesque green areas inside the city, such as; Tsaritsyno, Kolomenskoye, Izmailovo, once the residences of Tsars and nobles. While enjoying the historical sites, do not forget the modern life. The burst of energy and growth is evident in all aspects of arts and culture here. Former factories have been converted into first-class art galleries and restaurants; former estates become the grounds for musical and performing arts.


Join a group tour or Book a private tour
Private tours are there to let you see everything you want any time you need. Whatever and whenever you would like to explore, our knowledgeable guides will be happy to assist you. Let us know what you would like to see by calling or writing to us.
Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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St. Petersburg
Palace Square
St. Petersburg       Highlights
As the capital of the Russian Empire, St. Petersburg was built according to ingenious town planning design by a team of Western architects. Its unsurpassed perfection rivals Venice and Paris, and validates the existence of Russia.
Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. The need to turn an old-fashioned country on the periphery of Europe into the center of European politics resulted in a sensational new capital built on the swamps. St. Petersburg later became the home of great writers like Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoevsky, and the embodiment of the Golden Age of Russian art. The combination of baroque and neoclassical architecture, the unspoiled buildings standing along the banks of innumerable canals; the canals, the bridges, the Neva River, the Needle of the Admiralty, the Winter Palace and many other landmarks strike its visitors. St. Petersburg has a proper look for a perfect capital. Stroll along the Nevsky prospect and small back streets, and visit the fortress of Peter and Paul, the St.Isaac cathedral, the Church on Spilt Blood - the trademarks of St.Petersburg. Take a boat ride and experience the city views from the water. Spend the whole day at the Hermitage, once the residence of the Russian emperors, and now the main museum of Russia that contains an art collection of incredible size. While in St. Petersburg, do not miss the charming surroundings of the city. Choose between shiny Peterhof, the ceremonial Palace of Catherine the Great in Tsarskoe Selo and cozy Pavlovsk, take a stroll down the alleys of Gatchina or Oranienbaum parks. St.Petersburg is considered by many to be the cultural center of Russia - various theaters and concert halls are at your disposal. Mariinsky theatre may be the first on your list – one of the best theaters in Russia.


Join a group tour or Book a private tour
Private tours are there to let you see everything you want any time you need. Whatever and whenever you would like to explore, our knowledgeable guides will be happy to assist you. Let us know what you would like to see by calling or writing to us.
Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Golden ring
Suzdal
Golden ring       Highlights
The group of ancient Russian towns around Moscow scattered amidst plains, lakes, rivers and forests known as the Golden Ring, played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian state.
The Golden Ring includes a number of ancient towns, monuments and famous sites in Russia, located north-east of Moscow. These cities give one an idea of the medieval times in Russia. Having once played an important role in the course of the Russian history, the Golden Ring towns are now referred to as “open air museums”. They feature unique monuments of the twelve-eighteenth century Russian art and architecture: various monasteries, kremlins (fortresses), cathedrals, and churches with classical icons. Some of them such as the St. Sergius Lavra, and white stone architectural masterpieces in Vladimir and Suzdal are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The landscape of the Golden Ring is specific to Russia: the picturesque banks of Volga River with splashes of ancient architecture, fields, and small provincial towns where the pace of life is much slower than in the capital. A trip around the Golden Ring is a fascinating journey into the Russian history, culture and spiritual traditions.


Join a group tour or Book a private tour
Private tours are there to let you see everything you want any time you need. Whatever and whenever you would like to explore, our knowledgeable guides will be happy to assist you. Let us know what you would like to see by calling or writing to us.
Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Karelia
Karelia       Highlights
Karelia is the land of breathtaking natural beauty, vast forests, infinite lakes, and cliffs; as well as of wooden churches, horses, and monks. In addition Karelia contains the legendary Valaam monastery.
Karelia is situated to the north of St.Petersburg: it stretches along the border with Finland up to the Arctic Circle and abandons with forests, lakes and rivers, including the Ladoga and the Onega - the two largest lakes in Europe. This singular place in the Russian North is truly the land of primordial nature. Take a boat ride in one of the many lakes or rivers, go fishing, rafting, pick berries in the woods or just wander around and enjoy the scenery. Visit Kizhi, the marvel of Karelia, a splendid open air museum of wooden architecture. Take a look at the glorious Valaam monastery situated on an island on the Ladoga Lake. See prehistoric petroglyphs, stone drawings, and seidas, the propped up idols made of stones and boulders, near Kem city.


Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Kiev (Ukraine)
St.Sophia Cathedral
Kiev (Ukraine)       Highlights
The Mother of all Russian towns, the center of Orthodoxy, home of the Orange Revolution and the capital of Ukraine, Kiev is a surprising bourgeois town, quiet and festive at the same time with a great number of iconic buildings.
Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Europe, yet it is the capital of one of the youngest European countries. By a twist of fate, it has been the capital of two different states: first of Kievan Rus, the predecessor of modern Russia, and now, a millennium later, of Ukraine. Kiev is an extraordinary beautiful European city suffused in green. Its parks and gardens along the Dnepr River, its quiet streets and well-preserved modernist buildings, ornate eclecticism, its gingerbread baroque as well as glorious architecture from the time of Yaroslav the Wise make Kiev a perfect place for strolls of any duration. A cradle of Orthodox Christianity, Kiev blends together many significant religious monuments: the XI century boisterous Saint Sophia Cathedral served as the main cathedral of Kievan Rus and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (the Monastery on Caves) is the oldest monastery and significant religious site that offers the best view from its bell tower. Kiev is much further South than Moscow and spring arrives earlier there, while the first snow occurs much later. One night train ride from Moscow or one and a half hours by air transports a visitor to the a different country which was once the origin of all Russian. Kiev is especially worth visiting in May when the scent of blooming chestnut trees fills the air


Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Trans Siberian Railway
Baikal
Trans Siberian Railway       Highlights
The Trans-Siberian Railway that links Moscow and Vladivostok is the longest rail line on Earth and the straightest way to explore the incomprehensibly huge Russia. It is worth riding 10,000 km with no apparent purpose but just to experience and enjoy the journey itself.
The railroad runs clear across the two continents connecting the European Russia with Siberia and the Far East. A trip on the Trans-Siberian Express offers a wide range of pleasures including the view from a car window providing insights to the vastness of Russia’s open space. One can choose various itineraries: Yekaterinburg, the border town of Europe and Asia and the final abode of the Russian royal dynasty; Novosibirsk, the city of science; Irkutsk, the exile city built by the Decembrists, with the stunning Baikal Lake nearby; or Ulan Ude, the center of Buddhism in Russia; or Vladivostok, the very edge of Russia and of the entire continent. The journey across this half of the world takes almost a week and is memorable in every detail.


Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Uzbekistan       Highlights
The glorified Middle Asia of the Soviet States, genuine East, a fascinating land of the oldest cities in the world, Usbekistan will take you to a real fairy-tale of the Arabian Nights
In Uzbekistan one can find all types of landscapes known to humanity: glaciers, alpine meadows, deserts and steppes. The Golodnaya Steppe contrasts drastically with the Fergana valley filled with blooming flowers. Its delicious food, splendid ancient towns of the Silk Road, famous ceramic and carpentry products makes Uzbekistan is a truly fascinating country. Explore mosques, madrassas and minarets, bargain on local markets, have a taste of the famous Uzbek pilaf. Visit old earthenware city of Khiva, preserved unchanged for two thousand years, and Samarkand, the capital of Tamerlane’s empire with its major historic sights. And last, but not the least, visit an astonishing city of Bukhara that never expanded beyond its original city limits until the beginning of the twentieth century. Uzbek cities are truly historical open air museums filled with human presence and the energy of a real Eastern bazaar.


Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.
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Vologda
Kremlin Square
Vologda       Highlights
This charming rural town is known for its laces, wooden crafts and, alas, butter but the real gem is its ancient monasteries located nearby.
Vologda was founded the same year Moscow was, and was much favored by Russian rulers. With its high concentration of architectural monuments, churches, monasteries, and wooden houses, all perfectly preserved, Vologda is the embodiment of harmony. There are numerous things to see, not to mention the bustling monks. The fifteenth century Assumption Cathedral is a museum that exhibits ancient icons and folk crafts along with wooden architecture from the neighboring villages. The immensely impressive and colorful Kirillov monastery is a true marvel of the city. While in Vologda do not forget about the Ferapontov monastery that hosts the entirely amazing fifteenth century Dionisius icons. Furthermore, the quiet and stately nature of the Russian North fills the hearts of its guests with piece and calmness.


Moscow, Russia, Vspolny per., 6. In Russia — tel / fax +7 (495) 795-09-27, e-mail pdtours@co.ru. In the United States — tel / fax 1-650-678-7076, e-mail pdtours@yahoo.com.