A City Break to Moscow

Itinerary Highlights

  • After arriving into Moscow in the evening, your English speaking driver will whisk you away to your hotel for the next four nights, Baltshug Kempinski. Located just across the river from the Red Square, on trendy Bolotny Island, you will be perfectly placed for exploring the city.
  • After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by your English speaking guide for a panoramic walking tour of the city. You will be taken to see the view from Sparrow Hills, pass by Moscow State University, stand and gawp in the middle of Red Square and visit Lenin's Mausoleum. Spend the afternoon in the Tretyakov Gallery, the foremost depository of Russian art in the world. The evening is reserved for experiencing Moscow's epic nightlife where the vodka will flow and the cash will be splashed by the locals - we can advise you on the best restaurants, bars and clubs.
  • Day two is all about the Kremlin where you'll find 15th century cathedrals, the Grand Kremlin Palace and, of course, the Armoury. We will organise a guide for you, which is essential to making sure you get an understanding of things in a way the average tourist never would. Your tour will also take you into the Metro, which may seem strange, but it is actually one of the most fascinating parts of the city. Constructed as one of Stalin's brutal 'show projects', many of the stations are ostentatious marvels whose walls are adorned with everything from art deco columns to bronze statues.
  • For day three of your Moscow city break head to Izmaylovo, an area famed for its open air market, trade town and traditional craft workshops, where you can do some serious souvenir shopping along the way. This is one of the oldest parts of the city and is steeped in history - the second Romanov Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich had his summer residence here where his son, Peter the Great was brought up.
  • Spend the final day of your city break in Moscow revisiting places you'd like to see more of or visiting another of the many galleries and famous centres. Once such centre is Arbat, the most famous (and one of the oldest) streets in Moscow; its bohemian atmosphere harks back to when it was populated by the intelligentsia and artistic community who frequented the many cafes and strolled along the mansion-lined boulevards. Take an evening flight back to the UK to maximise your city break.

A rough idea of price

A similar Moscow city break itinerary will cost in the region of £1,300 per person, including flights, transfers, hotel and private guiding.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

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