From the fairytale-worthy St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow to the fortresses in St. Petersburg, Russia has much to see and explore. Travelers of all ages will be enchanted by the history and culture of this vast country. Step back in time and discover the opulence of the tsars and the remnants of the Cold War-era.
Ritz Carlton, Moscow: Located just off the Red Square, next to the Kremlin, the hotel lies in the heart of the cultural and business centre of Russia’s capital. The Ritz-Carlton features the largest guest rooms and suites in Moscow, providing cutting edge technological amenities and legendary personalized service.
The hotel welcomes families and invites children to join in with Ritz Kids, an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel. Ritz Kids was created for children between the ages of 4 and 12*. The hotel has secured an exclusive partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. Jean-Michel has spent his life exploring the natural wonders of the world, seeking to understand how our planet works and how we can better protect it. Ritz Carlton share that vision and bring it to you through fun and activities that appeal to a child’s innate love of discovery and sense of curiosity.
Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria: Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria originally opened in 1912, ideally located in the heart of St Petersburg – on St Isaac’s Square. Contemporary design, original antiques and personalized service give the Astoria a charming and welcoming feel and create an intimate atmosphere.
At Rocco Forte there are packages to ensure younger
guests will be just as pampered as the grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcomed – and the programmes are tailored for babies, kids and teenagers. Within the hotel there are details that children will love, from personalised check-in cards and welcome treats, to pint-sized bathrobes and cuddly toys. Older guests can enjoy bespoke itineraries created by our Concierge team, special spa treatments or interactive entertainment in their rooms.
Star City Tour: Star City rose to fame during the Space Race as the high-security, self-contained town just outside Moscow where cosmonauts trained and lived. Now space exploration has become an international collaboration, cosmonauts from around the world come here to train for manned space flights. Your special tour gives you access inside the centre where you can view the unique simulation equipment, including the famous MIR station and the centrifuge. Meet a cosmonaut and enjoy a short lecture to gain first-hand insight into their training and lifestyle. Take lunch at the café in Space City before returning to Moscow with a supply of space food to sample! (8 hours, driver and guide)
Matryoshka Doll Painting: Under the guidance of professional craftspeople discover one of Russia’s traditional arts – Matryoshka doll painting. These colourful dolls have become a symbol of the country and today you have the chance to create one yourself.
For more information about family travel to Russia with A&K, contact your Brownell Travel Advisor.