New guided tour season kicks off at VDNH on 15 May. According to Deputy Mayor of Moscow Natalya Sergunina, VDNH has prepared a new walking tour around picturesque flower gardens, a journey quest and traditional themed guided tours for its visitors.
'VDNH's guided tour programmes are very popular, especially during warm weather. VDNH grounds form a unique architectural and park ensemble. It unites historical pavilions, fountains, sculptural compositions, flower beds, gardens, modern museum and educational spaces', says Natalia Sergunina. She is cited by the mos.ru portal.
The new guided tour The Blossoming VDNH is dedicated to the exhibition's landscape design. Visitors will walk along the Central Alley, where floral compositions from the 1950s have been recreated. The tour guides will show them where lavender, roses, mallow, verbena, tulips and peonies grow and advise on when to admire the flowering of each of these plants. Visitors will be able to see how specialists take care of fruit trees in the Michurin Garden, while in the Floriculture pavilion, they will be introduced to rare plants that can be found in different regions of Russia.
During the quest Riddle Me VDNH, tour groups will have to identify legendary pavilions, fountains and sculptures from pictures of their fragments and decorative elements. Each group will be divided into two teams and given task sheets and pictures. They will have to walk around the territory and look for the objects themselves. After the participants have found the answers, they will need to return to Pavilion No. 1 Central and meet up with the game host. Those who guess all the pavilions and monuments correctly will receive tickets to VDNH museums.
The guided tour The Blossoming VDNH and the quest Riddle Me VDNH will be held from 15 May at a flexible schedule, depending on the number of applications. Please note that you need to register in advance and pay an admission fee. You can sign up for the next walk by calling the sightseeing tour agency at +7 (495) 544-34-96 and +7 (495) 544-34-73 or by writing them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each tour group and team of players may consist of four to 35 people.
Electric car tours will also be resumed. The meeting point is located near the main entrance. The tour will tell about the creation of the agricultural exhibition and its grand opening in 1939. The participants will learn what the arch of VDNH's main entrance and the Central Pavilion symbolise. They will visit the picturesque Landscape Park, the Golden Spike fountain and the cascade of the Kamensky ponds and drive through the Park of Crafts and the Technograd educational complex.
You can ride around VDNH in electric cars at 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and at 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekends. Each car has six seats for excursionists.
In addition, VDNH also offers all-season guided tours. For example, you can join a sightseeing tour around the historical part of VDNH: the Central Alley and the Stone Flower and Friendship of the Peoples fountains. The walk Time Travel. VDNH. Through Years and Epochs tells about the creation of Russia's main exhibition venue. Join it to learn about what the exhibition looked like in the 1950s and 1960s, why the pavilions were influenced by scientific and technological progress and how VDNH is developing today. And if you want to learn about the construction and expositions of the pavilions of the former soviet socialist republics, join the tour National Flavours at VDNH.
You can find the schedule, ticket prices and availability on the VDNH website in the section Guided Tours. Alternatively, you can call the sightseeing tour agency or contact them by e-mail.
All VDNH events comply with the anti-coronavirus regulations for the time being in force. Visitors at VDNH museums and exhibition spaces are asked to wear face masks and gloves and observe social distancing. You can find more information on the anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH here.