7 day Astronaut Training itinerary
Star City is not a theme park. It is real-life training station for astronauts readying to embark on their space voyage. You will be joined throughout your training by a former Commander of the ISS.
This is an opportunity for a travel experience like no other: the frontier before the final frontier
Motorcade to Star City, Moscow
You’ll be met by a General who will join your motorcade for the transfer to the iconic Star City. Once you’ve cleared security you’ll settle into your training quarters before meeting the astronaut who will walk you through your training over the coming days. We’re pretty sure he’ll also have a cool space story or two to share with you.
Yuri Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Facility
Your personal training will be delivered by some of Russia’s most renowned astronaut trainers. The programme includes training on the Soyuz simulator, Mission Control centre & space-suit training. You’ll also spend time learning forest survival skills in case of the spacecraft landing in a wilderness environment. The centrifuge can be organised if not in use for officials.
Moscow – Terem Palace, artist hangouts & Backstage at the Bolshoi
Once you’ve left the secure compound you’re Moscow bound. Moscow is as eclectic and as thrilling as one would imagine. There is so much for the whole family to see here, your options are limitless.
For the few days you have in Moscow we can arrange a private appointment at Terem Palace, home of the Russian President. This magnificent palace built in the 16th Century is deep within the heart of the Kremlin. A lunch in Stalin’s secret bunker is definitely an experience or spending time with a local artist as they take you to some of the unfailingly impressive metro stations. An afternoon taking a backstage tour of the Bolshoi theatre where we have arranged a private lesson for any budding opera singers is also possible.
St Petersburg – The Amber Room & Ballet
Your overnight train to St Petersburg arrives early morning and we have some great ideas on how to spend your full day in St Petersburg. Often referred to as ‘The Venice of the North, St Petersburg is an amazing, mysterious city.
Today you’ll enjoy a private tour of the Catherine Palace. You will be joined by one of the artisan restorers of the magnificent ‘8th Wonder’ Amber Room. The teens meanwhile will have an awesome day as they spend time with one of our most engaging local guides who will take them on a tour of the city not found in any guide book….
Your final evening will be spent at the ballet – A Zsar’s box at one of the cities finest theatres has been secured for your family, a perfect conclusion to your Russian adventure.
Make this adventure yours
We build each and every big wide world adventure and budget from the ground up. Once we understand your family’s dynamics, interests and the journey you want to make we will create a hand-crafted trip just for you.
Make this Adventure yours
We build each and every adventure and budget from the ground up. Once we understand your family dynamics, interests and the journey you want to make, we’ll create your personal hand-crafted trip.