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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Ballet First brought to Russia under Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich in the 17th century, ballet in Russia evolved as an offshoot of French dance combined with Russian folk and peasant dance techniques. Enjoy a magnificent performance at a theater in the city considered to be the birthplace of Russian ballet. Note:This excursion is priced from 89.00 Euro. Subject to change depending on ticket availability. Please check with your Tour Director.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person


Russian Dinner Your Tour Director will accompany you to a typical Russian restaurant to savor some of the most famous specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person


Russian Folklore Show Do not miss this outstanding show of Russian culture at one of St. Petersburg's grand palaces. Cossack dancers, colorful local costumes from different regions, and beautiful song and music together with great acrobats will be some of the highlights of this unforgettable evening.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person


St. Petersburg Romantic Canals A cruise of breathtaking beauty with local entertainment, champagne, vodka and Russian light snacks.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person


Enemies at the Gates At the 360-degree pavilion of the Panorama Museum, imagine yourself standing on the rooftop of a house in the village of Semyonnovskaya at the height of the Battle of Borodino, when General Kutuzov faced Napoleon's Grand Army in the War of 1812. Later, drive to Poklonnaya Hill to the impressive Victory Park, where the WWII Museum features dramatic dioramas depicting the moment when Nazi troops were poised to strike at Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad. Moving Memorial Hall invites contemplation for the country's estimated 27 million who died during the war.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person


Orthodox Moscow The Novodevichy Convent, founded by Vasily III in 1524 and recently proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an outstanding example of Moscow baroque architecture of the 17th century and the most important historical center of Orthodoxy. Its adjacent cemetery contains the graves of distinguished Russians, including Nikita Krushchev, Boris Yeltsin, and Raisa Gorbachev. Later, visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person


Subway Ride and Red Square No visit to Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant graffiti-free subway stations! Marvel at ceiling mosaics, brightly colored stained glass, life-size bronze statues, and giant chandeliers. Later, stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and breathtaking St. Basil's Cathedral.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person


The Famous Circus of Moscow Founded in 1880, the Nikulin Moscow Circus, with its tradition and reputation, continues to be the standard by which all other circuses are judged. The current show combines drama, history, folklore, and, most of all, excitement and entertainment. Laugh with the clowns and hold your breath with the aerial performers!

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person