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Highlights of Russia's capital - Moscow (hotel not included)

Welcome to Moscow, the legendary capital of Russia and its largest and most vibrant city! Marvel at the grandeur of the Kremlin walls and the beauty of Red Square, visit the Tretyakov Gallery and the capital's highlights.

During your first day visit the mighty Moscow Kremlin, a true political landmark. Included is a visit to the Armoury where you can find the largest collection of Fabergé eggs in the world and 9 halls of unique treasures and thousands of exhibits. Explore Russia’s most recognizable landmark - the Red Square which is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It evokes an incredible sense of import to stroll across a place where so much of Russian history unfolded. The Red Square has always been used for various public ceremonies and proclamations, and occasionally as the site of coronation for Russia's czars. The square has been gradually built up since that point and has been used for official ceremonies by all Russian governments since it was established. Today it's hard to think of a place that is more beloved of Muscovites and visitors to the city. The combination makes Red Square a truly fascinating place that you'll want to come back to again and again. See the Lenin Mausoleum, and stroll along the world-known Department Store “GUM”, enjoy the beauty of the St. Basil Cathedral - fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia. Then proceed to explore Moscow’s famous Metro System, which the most beautiful and second most efficient subway system in the world, where stations were built to display the beauty of Russia and to evoke pride in native Muscovites. In the evening, after the tour day is over you can either go back to your hotel or visit the colourful Arbat district where you can enjoy performers, market stalls and various eateries.

Start your second day in Moscow with having a comprehensive city sightseeing tour with photo stops, viewing the famous landmarks and places to which you may return at your leisure. You’ll see the Moscow highlights - Cathedral of Christ the Savior – Russia’s main Orthodox church, New Maiden’s Convent (exterior), Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, New Arbat Street, Stalin’s Sky Scrapers, White House, Moscow Film Studio, the Ministry of Defense, the State Library, and Manezh Square, Bolshoi Theatre - the world-famous theatre for ballet and opera, the former KGB headquarters etc. In the afternoon be ready to see the magnificent collection of paintings of Russian and foreign artists at the world-famous Tretyakov Art Gallery.

Duration: 2 days

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Day 1:

10:00 Meet your guide in the hotel lobby

10:30-14:00 Kremlin Grounds and Armoury Museum (you will walk there or get there by taxi, depending on how far your hotel is)

14:00-15:00 Lunch break (optional)

15:00-16:00 Red Square exploration tour (St. Basil Cathedral (exterior), Lenin Mausoleum, "GUM" department store, etc.)

16:00-18:00 Metro Tour  

18:00 Return to your hotel or other location in the city by metro

Day 2:

10:00 Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and proceed to city tour by car

10:30-13:00 City sightseeing tour

13:00-14:00 Lunch break (optional)

14:30-16:30 Tretyakov Art Gallery

17:00 Return to your hotel or other location in the city by car

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance on both days. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program on Day 2 (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Inside visit of Kremlin 
  • Inside visit of Armoury Museum
  • Inside visit of Tretyakov Art Gallery
  • Inside visit of Cathedral of Christ the Savior 
  • Metro tickets
Not included in the price
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The timings in each itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Order of days may be changed due to days-off on particular sights

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Moscow : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... Read more
Moscow : Red Square
The famous Red Square is located in the heart of Moscow. Of course, no trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to Red Square, perhaps Russia's most well known place, and possibly the most famous city square in the world. It is Russia’s most recognizable landmark and is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It is surrounded by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Visitors... Read more
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. The cathedral's sheer size and splendour guarantee its role as a lovely landmark. This gargantuan cathedral was completed in 1997 – just in time to celebrate Moscow's 850th birthday. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour sits on the site of an earlier and similar church of the same name, built in the 19th century to commemorate Russia's victory ov... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... Read more
The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow's main sights, was opened on... Read more
The Armoury Chamber - a treasure-house, it is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex, and is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The Armoury Cha... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Ru... Read more
Manezhnaya is a large pedestrian open space in the Tverskoy District, at the heart of Moscow. It is bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the State Historical Museum and the Alexander Garden to the south, the Moscow Manege to the west, and the 18th-century headquarters of the Moscow State University to the north.The square forms a vital part of downtown Moscow, connecting Red Square (which sprawls behind the Iberian Gate immediately to the south... Read more
Moscow : Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills, formerly known as Lenin Hills between 1935 and 1999, is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the river level. Read more
Victory Park is on the Poklonnaya Gora (hill) in Moscow. The park is the main memorial complex in Russia devoted to the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II. The remem-brance of the Victory is very important for Russia, as the Russian (and other nations of the former USSR) suffered much more from the World War II than all other nations taken one with another. That’s why the Victory Parade in Russia is always conducted on such a large... Read more
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2 person - US$ 1040 (US$ 520 per person)
3 person - US$ 1125 (US$ 375 per person)
4 person - US$ 1220 (US$ 305 per person)
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Price for persons: 1 - 6

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