Historic Explorations

Historic Explorations

Creating memories and crafting our trademark extraordinary journeys to Central Europe, Russia and Central Asia for 23 years. Our specialty is to distill the best of the best in iconic places that are on so many people’s bucket list.

Our Extraordinary Experiences are different, unusual and often closed to the general public. We offer special insider access that gives your vacation an added wow factor.

PRIVATE SWAROVSKY EXPERIENCE

Tonight take a short walk from your hotel to the Swarovski flagship store (at Kärtner Strasse 24). Tonight you have a chance to discover your own artistic talent with a private workshop.

Under the guidance of Swarovski crystal experts you will learn all about the trends and design of their pieces. You will then have the opportunity to create your own Swarovski charm necklace from Swarovski elements.

PRIVATE GRAND KREMLIN PALACE VISIT

Today you will be among the few ever allowed into the Grand Kremlin Palace to see the Grand Kremlin Palace proper, the Faceted Chamber, and the Terem. The ancient Terem was home to the very earliest tsars, and was the official residence of the Romanovs. The Faceted Chamber, the oldest building in the complex, was constructed in the fifteenth century by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Today, these palaces have been completely renovated at the cost of over $300 million dollars in the 1990’s and are now used by the Russian President for entertaining and hosting State visits and meetings. Some of the rooms, including the Romanov’s Throne Hall and St. Alexander’s Room are unique in the world.