Capital of Russia, home of the mighty Kremlin and the legendary Red Square and the city that inspired dozens of spy novels. This amazing city began as a small provincial outpost but has become the cutting edge epicentre of Russia, with a hedonistic night scene and jam packed full of Russian history.
In Red Square, feast your eyes upon the intensely coloured onion domed St Basils Cathedral – the subject of countless postcards and an enduring symbol of Russia. You can also pay your respects to the father of Communism, Lenin, whose sallow embalmed body has laid in the Square's eerie mausoleum since his death in 1924.
Not to be missed, and opposite the mighty square is the golden domed Kremlin, Russia’s political powerhouse, where many infamous tyrants and dictators have conducted their business including Ivan the Terrible and Stalin
There is so much on offer in this exciting Capital, including internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, markets and boutique shopping, countless restaurants, and nightlife to rival any major city, it’s hard to know where to start!
Getting around Moscow is easy using the metro system which was a gift to the Soviet people from Joseph Stalin and a tourist attraction in itself, take time to appreciate the elaborately decorated central stations.
Here are some popular itineraries for a trip to Moscow
If you are planning a Moscow holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
The Baltschug Kempinksi is a luxurious, modern hotel with a classic facade and elegant and spacious rooms.
Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya Hotel Moscow
Newly built, the Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya is a modern and spacious hotel. Rooms are bright with a contemporary design and stylish wooden flooring. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and the hotel offers good culinary options. The restaurant La Table serves full buffet breakfast and delicious dinners. The Bar Rendez-vous is open 24 hours - so when ever a slight tipple is required you can pop in here. This hotel is in a great central location, only 5 minutes by metro to the historic city centre.
Park Inn SADU Moscow
Located in the historic heart of Moscow, this hotel is the perfect base to explore the vibrant capital of Russia and famous attractions in Moscow.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Moscow Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Moscow.