Explore Russia's capital city with all the remnants of Communism; check out the art at the Tretyakov Gallery, gasp in awe at St Basil's Cathedral and get your taste buds flowing with the sublime blinis and borsch.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Red Square and the mighty Kremlin today. Red Square is dominated by the spectacular and iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, perhaps one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Russia with its brightly coloured turban shaped domes. Head inside the cathedral and wander through the maze like corridors, to see the beautiful floral decorated walls of the nine interior chapels and the Chapel of Intercession’s priceless iconostasis. Red Square is also home to the historic and ritzy GUM department store and Lenin’s Mausoleum, where if open, you can pay your respects to the grandfather of Communism. Lenin’s eerie embalmed body lays in a glass case and has been on display since the year he died in 1924. Behind the Mausoleum is the Kremlin Wall Necropolis where many prominent Russian communist leaders are buried, including Stalin.
Next stop is Russia’s political power house - the Kremlin. Our walking tour takes in the treasures of the golden domed Kremlin, its cathedrals, Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower and the Tsar Bell - the largest bell in the world, which weighs in at over 200 tonnes! This evening why not try some delicious Russian borsch for dinner - it’s beetroot soup that tastes divine!
Overnight: Moscow | Breakfast
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Moscow independently. The vibrant city of Moscow has plenty of galleries, museums, shops and monuments to keep you entertained. Perhaps visit the Armoury at the Kremlin, which houses an incredible collection of treasures and historic artefacts or jump on the metro to view the ornate Moscow Metro stations, built during Stalin’s rule as “palaces for the people”.
Alternatively, you can choose from one of two exciting optional excursions today (available at an additional cost), please contact us for further details.
Option 1: Take a guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery, one of the largest art museums in Russia, housing some of the best examples of Russian fine art in the world, from icons to modern art, including Soviet propaganda paintings.
Option 2: Head 65 meters underground in the heart of Moscow, to visit an incredible Soviet Bunker. The bunker was top secret for many years, used by only a select few during the Cold War. Now there is the unique opportunity to take a guided tour of the facilities and learn more about its history and nuclear weapons which fortunately were never used!
Overnight: Moscow | Breakfast
Our city stay comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out at 12 noon. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward travel.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More