Reed Travel Features
LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Intourist-Rahim Tours was appointed the
general sales agent for Moscow's 850th jubilee this year.
The appointment was made by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who has
given the tour firm's parent company, Moscow-based VAO Intourist,
special access to jubilee activities and events.
Intourist-Rahim created several three- and four-night jubilee
land packages for independent travelers.
Each plan includes airport transfers, daily breakfasts, a
champagne and caviar dinner, a city tour and a visit to the Kremlin
and Armoury Museum.
The following is a sampling of four-night programs:
* The 850th Jubilee Tour features tickets to the
soon-to-be-reopened Museum of History of the City of Moscow;
Victory Park; Tretyakov art gallery, and a performance at the
Bolshoi Theater and Moscow Circus.
Prices start at $672, double, with accommodations at the Hotel
Intourist or Danilovsky.
* The Tchaikovsky and More Cultural Tour takes clients to the
Tchaikovsky House Museum in Klin; the Kuskovo Estate; the Shalapin
Museum, and performances at the Bolshoi and the Tchaikovsky Concert
Prices start at $1,423, double, with accommodations at the Hotel
* Visitors with an interest in traditional Russian culture might
opt for the Kalinka Folkloric Tour, which visits the Kolomenskoe
Estate, the lacquer box Art Studio in Fedoskino, the Moscow Circus
and a folkloric show.
Prices start at $1,022, double, with accommodations at the Hotel
Highlights of the three-night programs include a stop at the Red
October Chocolate and Candy Factory, admission to the Kremlin's
Diamond Fund and a night out at a typical Russian dinner theater
and floor show.
To book, call (800) 556-5305 or (561) 585-5305; fax (561)