All Itineraries are customized.
This is a sample.
|DAY 1 - Saturday
| Arrive in Moscow. You'll be met at the airport
by one of our wonderful Moscow team members and escorted to the
Metropol, a classic hotel chosen for its excellent location next
to Red Square and the Kremlin. (The movie Dr Zhivago was filmed
at the hotel.) You’ll have time to rest in your room and then, if
you aren’t too tired, you’ll be invited to join our Moscow General
Manager and her husband for an early dinner at a local pub. Over
a casual meal, Lena will brief you on the days ahead and answer
any questions you may have. Before you leave to return to your hotel,
you’ll receive a Moscow cell phone programmed with the numbers of
our Russian staff that you can use to reach them during your stay.
|DAY 2- Sunday
After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll be met in the lobby by our
guide. Together, you’ll spend several hours touring Moscow. You’ll
have time to visit Old Arbat for a little souvenir shopping or
tour the Kremlin and Red Square. Our guide will make sure you
have lunch and get you back in your room in time to pack a small
bag for the trip to Nizhny Novgorod.
The trip to Nizhny is made by train. (Getting you there in time
for your jet flight is very important and the train is the most
reliable option.) Unless you’re traveling with a guest or other
IA customer, you’ll have a first class compartment all to yourself.
Don’t worry. The 4 1/2 hours will pass quickly. You can read,
watch Russian TV, listen to music or sleep.
Waiting for you at the train station in Nizhny will be our airbase
guide and driver. They’ll take you to the Alexandrovsky
Garden Hotel for the night. The hotel was recently named the
best four-star hotel in the city. There’s a restaurant in the
hotel if you want to grab a late dinner, as well as a bowling
alley and casino.
|DAY 3 - The Big
After breakfast in the hotel, it’s time to fly! You’ll be transported
to the Sokol Airbase for a day you’ll never forget. You’ll start
by meeting your pilot and going over your flight plan. With the
help of maps and jet models, he’ll demonstrate what you’ll experience
and where you’ll fly. You’ll meet the base doctor and have your
blood pressure checked. Once you’re cleared to fly, you’ll head
for the locker room and suit up. You’ll be carefully briefed in
how everything works, from the helmet visor to the oxygen mask.
Soon, you’ll be in the cockpit and headed down the runway.
After your flight, you’ll tour the Sokol Air Museum and learn
more about the factory’s 76 year history. Then you’ll head out
to explore the city with our guide and driver. Nizhny (formerly
known as Gorky) is located at the intersection of the Volga and
Oka rivers and offers some unique scenery. Our guide will take
you to lunch and won’t leave your side until you’re ready to board
your commercial airline flight back to Moscow.
|DAY 4 - Tuesday
This is a “just in case” day. If for any reason you can’t fly
on Monday, this gives you another day to complete your flight.
If it’s not needed for flying, you can add on an extra tour or
spend the day sightseeing on your own.
|DAY 5 - Wednesday
|After breakfast in the hotel, we'll get you back to the airport
in time for departure flight.
• Tour days and free time are included
in the standard itinerary for a reason. You need extra time at
the start of your trip in case your flight from the US or Europe
is delayed or you suffer greatly from jet lag. And, you need a
back-up day that can be used for your fighter jet flight in case
weather, etc keeps you from flying as planned. Plus, it’s good
for you to see a little of the amazing country where our flights
• Five days in Russia really aren’t
enough. If you’d like to extend your trip so you can visit Star
City, fly an L-39, etc., let
• If you will already be in Russia
and don't need a hotel, etc., call us to discuss a custom program.
|Fine Print: Most flying adventures include
a complimentary video and a souvenir flight suit. Pricing depends
on the time of year (hotel and exchange rates vary) and the jet
or jets you choose to fly. Call us for a custom price quote.
E-mail or call Incredible Adventures today: 800 644-7382