Tour – Russia/Zhukovsky – MAKS 2019 – August/September 2019 – 4Aviation

Tour - Russia/Zhukovsky

MAKS 2019 – August/September 2019


The next edition of the large exhibition, MAKS, at Zhukovsky, is scheduled for 27 August to 1 September 2019.

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 2019 that includes both the show as well as the museums. Check here for reports of the tours in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Tour status

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The itinerary that follows is to be considered as preliminary.

On Wednesday 28 August we will fly to Moscow (possibly making one stop on our way there) and return to the Netherlands on Monday 2 September 2019.

We have scheduled at least three 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 two times 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, 2015 and 2017 MAKS tours and were very happy with the result.

On the fourth day (Friday) we want to visit the museum in Monino. The museum in Monino is still open and certainly worth a visit. In addition we can visit a couple of other locations in Moscow where aircraft are preserved as well on this day.

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 fourth day as well (instead of the museum) we can help with that this as well.

During the previous MAKS tours we deliberately not included public days (Saturday and Sunday, because of the masses). In 2017 we went to Zhukovsky on Saturday though because of the number of aircraft that would fly. This year the tour lasts an extra day and we will visit Zhukovsky on Sunday as well.

For a visit to Russia visa is required. You have to apply for this visa yourself, 4Aviation will however provide the visa support letter. Please refer to the information the Russian Embassy provides in your own country.

Tour cost

Price for this tour is € 795,- 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
  • € 15,- contribution to GGTO

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 € 580,- per person. The single-room supplement for this tour is € 250,-.

Not included:

  • individual travel insurance
  • visa charges (4Aviation will provide the Visa Support Letter)
  • entrance fees for museums or airshows
  • all meals
  • all personal expenditures

Insurances (Dutch conditions apply)

It is possible to arrange a travel and/or cancellation insurance via 4Aviation. The travel insurance is only available to citizens of The Netherlands. We can offer cancellation insurance to all.

Insurance is provided by Europeesche Verzekeringen. We mediate in insurance policies and receive commission from Europeesche Verzekeringen. Their complaints handling can be found here:

Note: prices and insurance tax are subject to (governmental) changes

Travel insurance

Dutch only; personenhulp + bagage + geneeskundige kosten + ongevallen + reisrechtsbijstand

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(€ 2,10 per person per day in Europe, € 3,25 per person per day World coverage + € 3,50 costs)

Cancellation insurance

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(5,5% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

All-risk cancellation insurance

Covers 75% of the tour cost, also when an event is cancelled for instance

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(7,0% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

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