The next edition of the large exhibition, MAKS, at Zhukovsky, is scheduled for 18 to 23 July 2017.
This International Aviation and Space Salon offers the opportunity to admire, amongst others, the newest Russian aircraft types, both on the ground and in the air. Apart from that, Moscow contains a number of interesting museums. 4Aviation will organise another tour in 2017 that includes both the show as well as the museums. Check here for reports of the tours in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
The itinerary that follows is to be considered as preliminary.
On Wednesday 19 July we will fly to Moscow (probably making one stop on our way there) and return to the Netherlands on Sunday 23 July 2017.
We have scheduled at least two days for the MAKS show at Zhukovsky. The idea is to actually visit the MAKS show on one day (during a trade-show day). The other time we will visit MAKS from the outside and position ourselves South of the air base. The major advantage of this is that the sun is behind you for photography. We have done this in 2012 as well, during the celebrations for 100 years of Russian military aviation, and during the 2013 and 2015 MAKS tours and were very happy with the result.
On the third day (Friday) we want to make a visit to the museum in Monino. Contrary to earlier reports the museum is still open and they say they should be open by the time of our tour as well. Furthermore we will try to organise a visit to the Moscow Aviation-Repair Plant ROSTO at Chernoye on this day. We cannot give a confirmation of that at this moment though.
We are pretty flexible anyway with regard to whether or not you want to go on base (Zhukovsky/MAKS). If you rather stay outside we can accommodate this and if you want to visit the event itself more than once or want to make use of the photo platform that is possible as well. If you want to go to MAKS on the third day as well (instead of the museum and possibly Chernoye) we can help with that this as well.
During the previous MAKS tour we have deliberately not included a public day (because of the masses), but we will include that this year. We will go to Zhukovsky on Saturday this year because we expect a better result with regard to the flying display contents.
If you want to go to Moscow longer or shorter that is possible too. We can offer a longer tour for € 60,- per person/per day. The flights are included in this option, but you have to arrange your own itinerary, transport etc. for the extra days. A shorter tour is possible from € 60,- per person/per day less.
Price for this tour is € 724,- per person. This price includes:
- Flight from The Netherlands to Russia
- Flight from Russia to The Netherlands
- Hotel accommodation (middle class hotels, twin share room basis, two beds and ensuite bathroom)
- All transportation in Russia
You can also book this tour without the airline tickets. In that case you will have to take care of the transportation to and from Russia. The price for the tour without airline tickets is € 464,- per person. The single-room supplement for this tour is € 150,-.
individual travel insurance
- visa charges (4Aviation will provide the Visa Support Letter)
entrance fees for museums or airshows
all personal expenditures