9th World Congress of the International
Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation

Social Program

For ordering the Social Program, please register in the online payment system

Cancellation and refund policy:

  1. The deadline for applications, payments and cancellation of the social program:
    August 5, 2015
    • Moscow Kremlin
    August 20, 2015
    • Moscow City Tour
    • City Tour at Night
    • Tsaritsino Museum and Reserve
    • Tour of the historic center on the ship
    • The Moscow Metro
    • Tretyakov Gallery
  2. Cancellation before 20.08.2015 – no penalty, after 20.08.2015 – 100% penalty.
  3. The stated prices for the excursions are valid for the groups of 15 and more participants. The cost of the excursions can be changed in case the group will be less than 15 participants.

All the refunds are processed after the Congress with a minus 10% of bank charges and overheads.


«Russian towns of the Golden Ring» (2 days/1 night): Moscow-Vladimir-Suzdal-Moscow

Date and time: 05-06 September 2015

Vladimir
Vladimir
Suzdal
Suzdal
Vladimir
Suzdal

Price - 12 800 rub.

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“The Small Golden Ring of Russia” (4 days/3 nights): Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal – Ivanovo - Yaroslavl - Kostroma- Rostov the Great - Pereslavl-Zalessky - Sergiyev Posad – Moscow.

Date and time: 05-08 September 2015

Vladimir
Suzdal
Ivanovo
Yaroslavl
Vladimir
Suzdal
Ivanovo
Yaroslavl
Kostroma
Rostov the Great
Pereslavl-Zalessky
Sergiyev Posad
Kostroma
Rostov the Great
Pereslavl-Zalessky
Sergiyev Posad

Price - 28 000 rub.

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City Tour at Night

Date and time: September’ 2

Start: at 19:00

Duration: 4 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 2000 rub.
Includes a local guide and transfers.

City Tour at Night

See the bright lights of Moscow at night with this guided evening tour. You will be taken along the vibrant lit streets with several photo opportunities along the way. Experience the night-time atmosphere in the historic city centre and see the beautiful architecture from the famous Sparrow Hills, offering astonishing panoramic views.
You’ll be able to see Moscow’s night life with bars, clubs and restaurants. You won’t miss out on the famous sites either with haunting views of Red Square as well as the architecture of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Peter the Great Monument.
Finally, experience the gorgeous moonlit view of the Sophia embankment on this exciting night-time tour of the city. See more of what Moscow has to offer by seeing its buildings come to life at night.


Moscow City Tour

Date and time: August’ 31, September’ 1

Start: at 10:00

Duration: 4 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 1800 rub.
Includes a local guide and transfers.

Moscow City Tour

Visit the beautiful sites of Moscow with this fully guided tour of the city. You’ll see the most famous sites as well as the most historic foundations.
Make your way around Red Square with scenes of glorious architecture with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and State Historical Museum.
Then continue along the peaceful Moska River embankment as you take in the breath-taking views of the Kremlin before you reach the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden’s Convent and Moscow State University.
The tour doesn’t stop there as you get taken to Sparrow Hills’ observation spot to see Moscow at its finest with a spectacular panoramic view. Travel on through the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Kutuzov Avenue, New Arbat, Boulevard Ring, Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street before finishing this grand tour at Manezhnaya Square.
Full of sights and culture, this tour is the perfect way to see all the wonders of the city of Moscow.


Kremlin, the Cathedrals & the Armory Museum

Date and time: August’ 31, September’ 1

Start: at 14:00

Duration: 4 hours max (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 4700 rub.
Includes a local guide and transfers, entrance tickets to the Kremlin, the Armory, the Cathedral

Kremlin, the Cathedrals & the Armory Museum

Stroll around the territory of the Kremlin and appreciate its fantastic sights such as the Assumption Cathedral which held the ceremonies of Tsars and Emperors as well as the symbolic Ivan the Great Bell Tower. You’ll walk past the famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon before visiting the world famous museum treasury which holds a collection of ancient state insignia, gold and silver utensils, religious robes, weapons, luxury carriages as well as all the attire of famous Tsars from over the years.
Occupying a beautifully old building from the middle of the 19th Century, this treasury offers you a glimpse of the glories and heroism of Russia’s past, whilst you can leisurely appreciate the sights on foot.


Boat Trip on Moscow River by historical center

Date and time: September’ 2

Start: at 11:00

Duration: 3 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 2700 rub.
Includes a local guide, transfers and tickets.

Boat Trip on Moscow River by historical center

This excursion is perfect to see the incredible sights of Moscow.
Sail down the ancient transport route of the Moskva River and get away from the streets of the city. You’ll see all of the sights, whilst experiencing the beautiful currents of the river beneath you. From the ship’s deck you’ll be able to spot the Kremlin, The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Monument to Peter the Great, House of Artist, Moscow State University and the New Maiden Convent. You won’t miss anything on this fantastic river cruise in the sparkling Russian sunshine.


Moscow Metro and Arbat Street (no transport)

Date and time: September’ 1, September’ 3

Start: at 15:00

Duration: 4 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 1200 rub.
Includes a local guide, transfers and tickets.

Moscow Metro and Arbat Street (no transport)

The Moscow Metro is one of the largest in the world, spanning over 185 miles in length. It is also one of the most historic and artistic opening in 1935 and covered with socialist realist art.
Not only ride this fantastic underground experience but stroll along the Arbat, Moscow’s most charming and lively street. As the old bohemian quarter, it is crammed full with cafes and vibrant artistic stalls and independent shops selling traditional gifts, canvases and trinkets with street performers dotted along the busy street.
There are all sorts of foods and snacks to try along the way in the many different restaurants, including French and Lebanese food and a genuine 1950s American Diner. Documented as far back a 1493 in the city’s chronicles, it is a prominent part of Russian history. It was this year that the Arbat held the start of the horrendous fire that ruined the city, said to have been sparked by a candle in the Church of St. Nicholas in Peski. Don’t miss out on the authentic culture and history of such a vibrant, exciting street at the heart of Russian life.


Tretyakov Gallery

Date and time: September’ 2

Start: at 15:00

Duration: 3 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 2500 rub.
Includes a local guide, transfers and tickets

Tretyakov Gallery

Founded by the Russian merchant and patron Pavel Tretyakov in 1856, this State Gallery has a unique collection of Russian Art spanning over a thousand years.
The Gallery, donated to the state in 1892, now contains over 170,000 works of art from early religious paintings to even the most modern.
Full of Russian masterpieces, you’ll get a huge range of culture, history and beauty in these amazing paintings in one of the largest museums in Russia.


Tsaritsyno

Date and time: September’ 3

Start: at 10:00

Duration: 3 hours (including the time of departure from the venue of the Congress and before the end of the tour)

Price: 3500 rub.
Includes a local guide, transfers and tickets

Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno is a beautiful park and estate from the late 16th Century when it belonged to Tsarino Irina and used to be called Bogorodskoye before becoming Tsaritsyno in 1775 when Catherine the Great bought the estate. In 1984, they built the history and architecture museum and now there is also a gorgeous park and an enchanting forest as well as an art museum, the Biryulyovo Dendropark and a cascade of Tsaritsino ponds. The estate also holds the incredible Opera House of Bazhenov, built in the 18th Century in pseudo-gothic style and is the only architectural ensemble of its kind in the whole country. The palace is also surrounded by pavilions, pergolas, harbours, grottos and decorative bridges as well as a temple and a modern recreation centre with its own delicious restaurant. The buildings are full of culture, used for folk art and even musical concerts. The grounds even hold the burial mounds of the early Slavs tribe Vyatichs, which date back to the 11th Century.
This estate is full of deep Russian culture and history and is a perfect place to immerse yourself to get the bursting experience of Russian heritage.


Post-Congress tour at Saint-Petersburg, 4-8 September

04-08 September 2015

42 000 rub.

The price includes:
- English-speaking guide;
- lunches;
- transport (bus);
- tickets for a excursion;
- railway tickets to Saint-Petersburg and back to Moscow
- hotel accommodation 3 nights with breakfast (Hotel 3-4*).

Post-Congress tour at Saint-Petersburg

Moscow- Saint-Petersburg- Moscow

During the tour you will see the highlights of the city, beautiful wide river Neva with its granite embankments, large and small bridges, the unique architectonic ensembles such as: the Spit of Vasilievsky Island and Peter & Paul Fortress, the Decembrists’ Square with the monument of Peter the Great, St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Isaakievskaya Square, the spacious and majestic Palace Square with the best baroque style building Winter Palace and famous Alexander Column, the Summer Garden with its marble Italian statues and Summer palace of Peter the Great, the Field of Mars and harmonic Arts Square with Russian museum, Our Saviour’s Church in Russian style, Smolny monastery and Institute and, of course, Nevsky Avenue (Nevsky prospekt) - the main street of the city.

During the second day you will visit the Peterhof, which is located about 20 km west and 6 km south of St. Petersburg, overlooking the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Peterhof is perhaps St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate.
Peter the Great first mentions the Peterhof site in his journal in 1705 as a good place to construct a landing for use in traveling to and from the island fortress of Kronstadt. And in 1714, Peter began construction of the Monplaisir ("my pleasure") Palace is based on his own sketches of the palace that he wanted to be close to the shoreline. This was Peter's Summer Palace that he would use on his way coming and going from Europe through the harbor at Kronstadt. The major contributions by Peter the Great were completed by 1725.
Nowdays, the most impressive place in Peterhof is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features, as well as several joke fountains which are guaranteed to delight your children!

Program:
04.09.2015 – departure from Moscow to St. Petersburg by night comfortable train in sleeping carriage.
05.09.2015 – arrival to St. Petersburg, breakfast, accommodation in hotel, city tour, lunch, excursion to Hermitage, free time.
06.09.2015 – tour to Peterhof, the Russian capital of fountains (including lunch)
07.09.2015 – Full day tour to Pushkin, including visit to the Amber Room (including lunch)
08.09.2015 – Excursion to Yusupovskiy Palace, 16.30 departure by train from St. Petersburg, arrival to Moscow 21.30.


If you have questions please contact
the Technical Secretariat of the Congress