Private Tour to Russia's Largest Aviation Museum: Monino Central Air Force Museum (by private car) (7 hours) - uVisitRussia
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Private Tour to Russia's Largest Aviation Museum: Monino Central Air Force Museum (by private car) (7 hours)

Take a tour of one of the world’s largest open-air aviation museums – the Central Air Force Museum in Monino – on a full-day trip from Moscow! Situated on an air field, the vast site is home to more than 170 different types of aircraft, as well as Cold War-era artifacts like spy equipment, uniforms and weapons. See the best bits on a tour led by a former military pilot, pose for photos next to the most impressive planes, and then spend time at leisure in the museum before returning to Moscow.
  • Private day trip to the Central Air Force Museum in Monino
  • Tour one of the world’s largest open-air aviation museums with a former military pilot
  • See more than 170 different aircrafts, including helicopters and airplanes
  • Stop for photos in front of Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century
  • Hear about the aircrafts that were used in the Cold War and see spy equipment, too
  • Transport by a private a/c car

Leave your central Moscow hotel and take your journey to Monino by a private a/c car, a small town east of the capital. The Central Air Force Museum is one of the world’s largest aircraft museums, the building covers some 49 acres (20 hectares) – about the equivalent of 18 football pitches – meaning there’s a lot of aviation history to discover inside. 

On arrival, head straight in and start exploring with your guide – a former military pilot – and a translator. Many Russian museums don’t allow photos to be taken inside, but your entrance ticket has a special photo permission, meaning you can snap as many photos of vintage airplanes and helicopters as you like!

The most interesting part of the museum is a section dedicated to aircraft from the time of the Cold War – planes that impressed and frightened most of the world at the time. See Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century, and Tupolev-144 – a Soviet-era SST (Supersonic Transport Aircraft). Hear tales from your pilot guide about the days when these planes were used and see Cold War-era spy equipment and artifacts, too. 

After your walking tour, enjoy some free time inside the Central Air Force Museum to explore at your own pace. Besides the aircraft and artifacts on show, the museum is also home to a large library, showing films about the planes. 

After exploring the Museum enjoy transfer back to Moscow, right to your central hotel.


09:00 - Hotel pick up by the guide and driver
09:00-11:00 - Transfer to Monino
11:30 - 13:45 - Private tour of Central Air Force Museum in Monino
14:00 - 16:00 - Transfer back to Moscow. Drop-off to hotel

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 7 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to Central Air Force Museum in Monino
  • Fully private skip-the-line tour
  • Photo permission at the museum
Not included
  • Food / Drinks
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Additional info

Tour is not available on Monday and Tuesday

Please mind the Museum territory is vast, so significant amount of walking involved


Due to the quick pace, this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted travelers including slow walkers, or guests who need to sit and rest periodically.


Departure and Return
Departure and return point: Your centrally located Moscow hotel

Sights included in program

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The Central Air Force Museum is a museum of the history of aviation technology located in the village of Monino in Shchyolkovsky district of the Moscow region, 23 km east of Moscow. The museum, opened to visitors in 1960, has a rich exposition of helicopters and aircraft of civil and military purposes, as well as weapons, tools, uniforms, artwork. The exhibits are located in the open air, in two hangars and six exhibition halls.  Read more

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