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Moscow, Russia
A city with palaces alongside business towers, royal gardens in view of shopping districts, and historical landmarks as public transportation hubs, Moscow is truly a city unlike any other.

More than eight centuries of history have shaped this metropolis into the bustling, populous, vibrant destination it is today. The prominent combination of the past and the future make Moscow one of the greatest cities on Earth.

The first reference to Moscow was made by Yuri Dolgorukiy in 1147, nine years before the first wall of the city was erected. Moscow grew and developed over the next few centuries and in 1327 took on the title of a capital city for the first time.

The principality of Vladimir-Suzdal elected Moscow as its capital due to its advantageous location on the Volga River. It was because of this location that Moscow became known as the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Since the collapse of the Soviet regime, Moscow has experienced a rebirth of creativity and life. The oppressive rulers and strict censorship of Russia’s past were replaced by the open and welcoming arms of tourism and the exciting possibility of a fresh start. Where once there were empty warehouses and imposing, dreary buildings are now eclectic art displays and hip young clubs.

Museums are expanding, historic sites are renovating, and the entire city is a flurry of rejuvenation and hope. Tourism to Moscow grows by the year.

With architecture known worldwide for its stunning combination of modern and historic trends, this city is a treasure trove of eye candy and intellectual stimulation.

See sites such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, a gorgeous onion-domed wonder of worship, and the Kremlin, Moscow’s mighty red-brick fortress, explore the Botanical gardens that sweep against the base of skyscrapers, creating an atmosphere of adventure that begs to be explored!

A city that combines elegance and practicality, politics and ideology, cultural appreciation and modern conveniences, Moscow is a city one falls in love with at first sight!

See it on following tours

Private tour | Top Picks, Classic

Treasures of Two Capitals
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9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Going to Russia is always an unforgettable experience to remember for years and years! Enjoy top sights of Moscow & St. Petersburg: from the beauty of the Red Square and the Kremlin to Peterhof Parks and Catherine's Palace, with our tailor-made private tour.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 08, 2019

11 days

3 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an unforgettable small group tour and see the best of extraordinary Russia. Stay in the centrally located hotels, enjoy guided sightseeing tours, see the highlights of Moscow, St Petersburg, the Golden Ring, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Private tour | Gold, Top Picks

Private Tour of Moscow & St. Petersburg (5-star)
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9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Our private tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg is a dream come true: accommodation in select 5-star properties, sightseeing tours with professional local guides, private drivers, included visa processing, and all the must-sees in one trip.

Private tour | Gold, Easy Pace

Luxury Moscow City Break
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4 days

1 city

1 country

Moscow

Experience the best of Russia’s bustling metropolitan capital, glorious Moscow, and see its main highlights during an exclusive 4-day private tour. Explore the iconic Red Square, go inside the Kremlin walls to its famous Armoury Chamber, and see the best of Russian art in Tretyakov Gallery.

Private tour | Classic, Top Picks

Discover Scandinavia and Russian Capitals with this small group tour
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16 days

8 cities

5 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Saint Petersburg | Moscow

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions! Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia and finish your journey in the heart of Russia.
E.g., Dec 9 2018