Moscow & St Petersburg Including the MAKS Airshow!!!

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Moscow (Airshow) St Petersburg Itinerary

The following programme is designed to allow you to visit the prime points of historical aviation interest around Moscow and attend the MAKS airshow at the Zhukovsky airfield - why not consider a MIG flight whilst you are in Russia - go on take a loan! In addition to aviation points of interest we have included the 'must see' items in both Moscow and St Petersburg. Naturally, there are other museums dedicated to various aspects of Russian aviation, space and military history. We can vary the programme to suit individual requirements.

MAKS 2017
The next International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS  will be held at Zhukovsky airfield in July 2017 - it has changed from its traditional August dates. During previous shows up to 50 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft performed demonstration flights on the daily basis. Featured were the famous Russian aerobatic teams - Russian Knights and the Swifts from the Russian Air Force. Our programme is designed to visit the main public air show days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If desired we can arrange for you to visit on the trade days starting earlier. We can also adjust so that you just visit the Saturday and Sunday public days.

Day 1: 20 July 2017
Arrive Moscow. Met and transferred to your accommodation. Balance of day free.

Day 2: 21 July 2015
MAKS 2015 Airshow Moscow Public Day
. 08:00am: Transfer to the airshow by private car and driver. The guide will process you through the entry procedures. NOTE: for the MAKS airshow days the transfer is only 'to' the event. The guide will show you how the public transport works for the return journey. Visitors have differing lengths of time they want to spend at such an event and can leave when they wish rather than waiting for others. This also helps keep the programme costs down.

Day 3: 22 July 2017
MAKS Airshow Moscow. Arrangements as per previous day, except no need for guide assistance.

Day 4: 23 July 2017
Sightseeing tour of Moscow with guide 0900hrs to 1300hrs. To include the Red Square region of central Moscow. This is with our 'Walking Guide'. Walking is a more efficient way to see the central sights and to experience the Moscow Metro system. Road traffic is a problem in Moscow and time can be wasted in jams!
14:00 - 17:00 Visit to the Kremlin with tickets included to the general territory, two cathedrals and the Armoury.

Day 5: 24 July 2017
08:00 - Visit to the Russian Airforce museum at Monino. This trip is by car with your guide. This has got to be THE aircraft museum in Russia. For more detail you might like to read my story about my first visit back in the early 90's when foreigners were still a suspect visitor.

Day 6: 25 July 2017
10:00 - 13:00. Today your walking guide will include Novo-Devichy Cemetery, where you can see the memorials to famous people and disasters of early Russian aviation. There are the graves of Sergey V. Ilyushin's, Andrei Tupolev's, various cosmonauts, and the grave for the crew of Airship CCCP-86 (which also has information relating to some Soviet airship history). Memorials include the ANT-20 "Maxim Gorky" Victims. In true 'Soviet Style' the memorials to all are quite dramatic. Balance of day free.

Day 7: 26 July 2017
Morning Free. 1540pm transfer to railway station for 16:30 fast train to St Petersburg. Met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation.

Day 8: 27 July 2017
10:00 - 16:00 - City overview sightseeing tour with walking guide. Time will made for stops at points of interest, St Issacs Cathedral, the Fortress of St Peter and St Paul, and the stunning Naval Museum - which actually has a Polikarpov I16 exhibited!

Day 9: 28 July 2017
Free day for sightseeing  Optional sightseeing.
Good time for the Hermitage which can be done solo.

Day 10: 29 July 2017
Free day for sightseeing  Optional sightseeing.
Good day for either Catherine or Peterhof Palace - best done with guide and pre-booked due to high season and so many tour groups visiting these palaces!!

Day 11: 30 July 2017
Transfer to airport for outbound flight.

Notes: We can add, or subtract days. All packages are customisable.

COSTS. 2017.
All are Per Person, based on single and twin share. Prices are stated in EURO.


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Price Includes:

  • Arrival transfer Moscow.
  • Accommodation - Moscow and St Petersburg at level selected.
  • Afternoon fast train Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Transfer to and from railway station. Not included for backpacker version.
  • Meals - Homestay and hotels includes breakfast.
  • Private car transfer from accommodation to the airshow. Guide for 1st day only
  • Entrance ticket to airshow for each day of attendance
  • Private car with English speaking guide for the visit to MONINO and the Russian Airforce Museum.
  • Sightseeing of central Moscow and the Kremlin region. Using our walking guide - eliminates major traffic problems. A car is not really required for this centralised sightseeing, but can be arranged for a surcharge.
  • Sightseeing with guide for trip to Novodevichy Cemetery.
  • Sightseeing of St Petersburg.
  • Departure transfer to St Petersburg airport. Not included for backpacker version.
  • Permissions for entry to the Monino museum (military base).
  • Invitation and paperwork for the Russian visa application.
  • Local taxes as applicable to the services provided.
  • Visa registration upon arrival

    Entrance Fees included:
  • Kremlin area + 2 cathedrals. Novodevichy. Monino musuem.
  • St Petersburg Naval Museum. St.Isaacs Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress are included.
  • Other entrance fees are paid as required. Not all people go into every site viewed on the sightseeing tours.

Accommodation Notes:

  • Backpacker accommodation is based on dorm (multi share with shared bathroom) room accommodation at a central city backpackers.
  • Our 3, 4and 5 star hotels are based on particular hotels being available when you book. Should they prove to be full we have access to other hotels, but the price may vary.

Additional Sightseeing and Activities
Star City - Russian Space training facility outside Moscow.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Technology Museum
Moscow Russia: this is the newest museum in Moscow and one of world standing.

Fly a MIG or Sukhoi

Alaska Siberian air bridge route commemorated at MAKS 2015 with arrival of vintage US warbirds re-flying the route.


Moscow and airshow only package.
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Prices were correct at time of publication, but can be subject to change.
Please also read our standard booking conditions Pdf file

Copy of the MAKS airshow brochure - designed for industry people.

For customised costings please contact........Russian Airshow

We can tailor a private programme to suit your requirements. Add days, subtract days. we can also cater for disabled visitors to the airshow providing appropriate transport, extra guide support, mobility friendly hotel rooms and folding show seats for a carer!!