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Red Square, Moscow, Russia
The Red Square is the main central square in Moscow and the capital's most visited sight. Its name "red" - "krasnaya" originates from a different meaning of this Russian word meaning beautiful.

Situated in the very heart of town between the historic quarter of merchants called “Kitai-gorod” and Kremlin's citadel, the Red Square is the zero meridian of Moscow's main streets. It is also made up by a number of outstanding landmarks.

The square has a profound history and was the stage for political, social and historical changes and development of Russia for the past 500 years. It was a site where Ivan the Terrible executed prisoners in the 16th century. The cruel Tsar later began the construction of St. Basil's Cathedral in 1552 as a repent of his bad deeds. Today it is the most emblematic architectural masterpiece symbolizing Russia. The colorful red-bricked beauty of St. Basil's Cathedral is the Red Square's main decoration.

Apart from the cathedral in honor of Saint Vasily the Blessed, the Red Square Moscow houses Lenin's Mausoleum, which has been constructed in 1924 as a monument to the era of Communism. The famous department store GUM and the old mint are also located on the square.

The Red Square is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place where national celebrations and parades are held and is the #1 must visit in Moscow.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

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.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

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.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Sep 28, 2018

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Embark on a journey-of-a-lifetime with our very popular small group tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Prepare to witness and fall in love with the great culture, art and history of the country, visible on every corner of the magnificent cities.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Sep 26, 2018

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | 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  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Prepare to savor your time during 5-star stays next to Kremlin and Nevsky. We have planned a perfect combination of expert touring and activities, so you can experience the best of Russia with local pro guides.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

3 cities

1 country

Moscow | Irkutsk | Saint Petersburg

Discover the most sought-after gems of Russia and enjoy the best of Moscow, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg and the outstanding Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

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  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Yaroslavl | Kazan | Saint Petersburg

Catch authentic Russian spirit, setting off on a UNESCO tour and enjoying extensive sightseeing around the two gorgeous Russian capitals as well as exploring some hidden gems of such historic locations as Kazan, Veliky Novgorod and Vladimir.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg | Petrozavodsk | Kizhi Island | Murmansk

Discover the majestic Russian winter as you explore the brilliant Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the inspiring Karelia region and make your way up north to witness the dazzling Northern Lights. Experience a cooking class, vodka tasting, snowmobile riding, husky dog sledding, and meet the Saami people.
4+ star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 09, 2019

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Goritsy | Kizhi Island | Mandrogi | Saint Petersburg

FREE FLIGHTS: Take advantage of our exclusive Suites offer on board the 4+ star MS Rostropovich with free flights and suites. From stunning palaces and monasteries to wooden architecture miracle of Kizhi Island, the Kremlin and the Hermitage Museum, you will see it all!

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Sep 27, 2018

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Saint Petersburg | Svirstroy | Kizhi Island | Goritsy | Yaroslavl | Uglich | Moscow

FREE FLIGHTS: Enjoy included free airfares for 2018 cruise departures! Go on the most popular Russian river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow onboard the luxurious ship MS Volga Dream. The river cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation and exciting sightseeing of the famous Russian landmarks.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Sep 26, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium river cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, uniques experiences, impeccable service.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Sep 26, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Discover the authentic Russian culture by visiting quaint villages while traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and enjoying the impeccable service.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

17 days

5 cities

2 countries

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Irkutsk | Ulan Bator

Set off on an unforgettable journey in comfort of a private train car along Trans-Mongolian railway line. Cross 1/3 of the world on the legendary Trans-Mongolian railway in just 17 days: from mighty Moscow to glorious Kazan and Ekaterinburg. Absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal and explore the Buddhist and nomadic traditions of Mongolia.

Group Rail Tour  |  Nearest Date:
Apr 16, 2019

21 days

4 cities

3 countries

Moscow | Samarkand | Tashkent | Beijing

Unique Silk Road adventure from Moscow to Beijing through the exotic Central Asian countries on board two luxurious trains. Begin your Trans-Siberian adventure with a guided city tour of Moscow, then board a top-quality train and discover a new city gem of Eurasia at every stop you make, end your trip with visiting the Great Wall of China. 

Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

23 days

7 cities

3 countries

Saint Petersburg | Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Irkutsk | Ulan Bator | Beijing

Start your exploration from royal St. Petersburg, continue to mighty Moscow, cross over Ural Mountains, visit Irkutsk, absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Next - Mongolia's Ulan Bator before crossing the Gobi Desert and arriving in the capital of oriental magic, Beijing.

Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

15 days

4 cities

3 countries

Moscow | Irkutsk | Ulan Bator | Beijing

A classic three-country Trans-Siberian with the combination of trains and downtown hotels, carefully planned sightseeing, and flexible program.
Small group rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

19 days

7 cities

1 country

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Irkutsk | Ulan-Ude | Khabarovsk | Vladivostok

Have an adventure of a lifetime on a tailor-made Trans-Siberian journey. Explore the top sights of Russia from one end to the other in a small group of 8 to 18 travelers. 1st-class accommodation on a private train car and at top-notch hotels, Russian visa-processing, tour leader services, as well as all the must-sees included.

Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

17 days

5 cities

2 countries

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Irkutsk | Ulan Bator

Start your journey along the Trans-Mongolian railway in stunning Moscow, then visit glorious Kazan to see the cradle of Tatar culture. Continue to Ekaterinburg, set right on the border of Europe and Asia. Absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal and vast wilderness of the Great Steppe, before you finally reach Ulan Bator.

Small group rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 04, 2019

16 days

8 cities

3 countries

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Novosibirsk | Irkutsk | Ulan-Ude | Ulan Bator | Beijing

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian rail-tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Explore Russian towns to get an insight of real Russia, experience genuine Mongolia and finally discover the best of Chinese heritage in and around Beijing.

E.g., Sep 24 2018