We will admire the most striking houses of the Arbat, take a look at its alleys and backyards, squares and neighboring squares. You will understand how the holiday traditions changed - from the Peter the Great era to the Soviet times, you will learn where and how the New Year was celebrated in the capital. Plots from the life of the New Year's Arbat will be complemented by poems by Pushkin, Yesenin, Mayakovsky, Okudzhava and Davydov. Individual excursion for 1-6 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot 3800 rubles per excursion Price for 1-6 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
New year illumination We will walk along the painted Arbat and see its most iconic houses: the Melnikov House and the Rybakov House, the Lopyrevsky House, the House with Knights and others. We will explore the neighboring lanes - and we will definitely visit Pushkin Square, and next we will see the Spaso House: one of the local ambassadorial receptions, it is believed, became the prototype of Bulgakov's Ball of Satan
Holiday Chronicles I will tell you where the New Year holiday came from: who and when first decorated the Christmas tree, who are Santa Claus and Snegurochka, how they made greeting cards, how they celebrated the holiday in the capital before the revolution - Christmas dinner, costume balls … Let's touch on the Soviet era and discuss why the celebration was forbidden until 35 years old, remember the famous Christmas tree decorations. And you will also reveal where and how you celebrated the New Year on the Arbat, and hear about its inhabitants - from the first celebration in Pushkin's house to Yesenin's fun.
- The tour runs from December 10, 2019 to January 30, 2020
- The best time for an excursion is after 4 pm on weekdays
- Dress warmly as it is very windy on the Arbat
The excursion starts at the Arbatskaya metro station. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.