Short city break – why not Moscow? Moscow has so much to offer tourists that one could spend months here and still be continually discovering something new. Should you just have a couple of days available, our weekend proposal is exactly what you are looking for!
We meet you at the airport when you arrive – say on the Friday evening - and take you straight to your hotel.
Next morning after breakfast we take you on a guided tour of the city’s highlights with frequent stops to enjoy the sights and take photos.
Moscow’s most historic site - the Kremlin, an ancient fortress and royal palace complex, comes next.
This will be followed by a walking tour around Moscow’s historic center, packed with monuments and buildings from every era in the city’s history - from Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral to Lyubanka Square and the famous Children’s World department store, with its panoramic views over the city center.
No visit to Moscow is complete without a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, where you can discover the history of Russian painting.
One of the city’s greatest Soviet sites: VDNKh, a kind of theme park built from the 1930s to the 1960s to display the achievements of the USSR to the world. Heroic gold statues and fountains, triumphal arches and national pavilions - each unique style - this eclectic park is both awe-inspiring and charming. You will visit Moscow’s Cosmonautics Museum: the story of the Soviet Space Program through a wealth of fascinating exhibits.
Under the city: explore some of the city center’s most beautiful metro stations with our guide. Both beautiful and functional, these palaces of the people are lavishly decorated with bronze statues, mosaics, marble and stained glass.
To finish off your time in Moscow, you will have a chance to do some souvenir shopping, enjoy one of the many small museums or just relax in a cafe and watch the world go by in Arbat – a very popular pedestrian area. And then – on to the airport for your flight.
OPTIONALLY, you can spend an extra night and leave in the morning.