Moscow: Russia’s Cosmopolitan Capital

Highlights of Moscow
Who: Couples and Solo Travellers

4 Days

From £1,720pp

Harriet is here to help give you the inside track.

Cosmopolitan, lively Moscow has been Russia's capital for a century. Iconic St Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin face off on opposite sides of Red Square, but to truly get the measure of this captivating city, spread your wings and gaze down from the Sparrow Hills viewpoint.

Itinerary at a Glance:
  • Check off Red Square's iconic sights: St Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum and GUM department store
  • Ride the splendid Moscow metro and appreciate its grandeur
  • Visit the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow's finest collection of works of art
  • Pick up a souvenir Russian doll along vibrant Arbat Street

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: Fly to Moscow

This morning, depart from London on a direct flight Moscow, which takes just under four hours. On landing at Domodedovo Airport this afternoon, a driver will be waiting for your private transfer to a centrally located hotel. Check in, unpack and head out for dinner in one of Moscow's best restaurants, recommended in our detailed destination Dossier. We can pre-book a table.

Day 2: Explore Russia's Capital

Moscow's been the capital of Russia for a century. It's a buzzing, forward-thinking city with attitude in spades. With your English-speaking guide, visit St Basil's Cathedral, with its distinctive coloured domes, which has occupied a corner of Red Square since its construction in the 16th century. It's Moscow's most recognisable landmark and thus the perfect place to begin your tour.

Nearby, you'll find two other quintessentially Muscovite sights: the famous GUM department store and Lenin's mausoleum, where the Bolshevik leader's body lies embalmed. Then head inside the Kremlin, home to Putin's presidential quarters. Admire its striking courtyard cathedrals and pay a visit to the Armoury Museum, crammed full of Tsarist treasures. From there, your guide will take you to New Maiden Convent. Round off the day with a ride up to the lookout at Sparrow Hills, one of the best vantage points to view the Moscow skyline.

Additional Activities

  • We can book tickets for a ballet or opera performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theatre
Day 3: City Sightseeing in Moscow

Today, your English-speaking guide has more treats in store, starting with the Tretyakov Gallery.

Founded by Pavel Tretyakov, a wealthy merchant and enthusiastic art aficionado, it's now Moscow's premier fine art collection. Art takes a different form as you descend into the halls of Moscow's famous metro underground system. While transit systems in some cities are stark and functional, the Moscow metro wows visitors with its stations' sparkling chandeliers, intricate mosaics, pretty stained-glass panels and bronze sculptures. Finish up with a stroll along the oldest street in the city, Arbat Street, where you'll find a plethora of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.

Day 4: Home Time

This afternoon, you'll be heading home, but there's just enough time to squeeze in some last-minute shopping in this energetic city. Can you resist bringing back a souvenir Russian doll? Enjoy a last long lunch before your transfer back to the airport for your late afternoon four-hour flight back to London, landing in the evening.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£1,810pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£1,720pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

From

£2,265pp

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. 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.

Harriet is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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