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Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Top Moscow Site: Red Square, 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, you can even see the "Lobnoye Mesto" right on the Red Square today, this historic platform was the place where the executions were held and where numerous declarations were made.

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 and stands right by the walls of the Kremlin and its renown tower with the clock.

What is more, the famous department store GUM and the old mint are also located on the square. You can visit both of them to complement your Red Square itinerary.

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 during a Moscow tour.

See it on following tours

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 10, 2019

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Enjoy the classic 4+ star program, seeing the major highlights of two gorgeous Russian capitals and taking advantage of the best guides, downtown hotels and good value for money.

Private tour | Classic, Soul

Definitive Treasures of Two Capitals
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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own.

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.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 10, 2019

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Find your inspiration and fall in love with genuine Russia, exploring the must-sees of Moscow and St. Petersburg with the professional local guides, our signature service, and the best value for money.

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  |  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.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Immerse yourself in the highlights of Russia's two most popular destinations. See the top attractions of Moscow and St. Petersburg in as little as 1 week. Guided sightseeing tours, stays at outstanding hotels, as well as Russian visas included.

Private tour | Classic, Heritage, Soul

Premium tour to Russia
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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

16 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Saint Petersburg | Petrozavodsk | Kizhi Island

Get an in-depth exploration of Russia during the fully-customizable private tour with included Russian visas and best hotels that covers it all: ancient towns called "Russian Vatican", the gorgeous region of Karelia, Kizhi Island and traditional villages, as well as the unmissable sights of both capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 10, 2019

7 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.

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.

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

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 | Gold, Easy Pace, Heart

Luxury Moscow City Break
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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.
Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 10, 2019

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

See the glorious Russian capitals at their best with the Premium tour package. Central 5-star hotels, top local guides, and all the highlights in one nine-day trip.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 08, 2019

11 days

3 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Saint Petersburg

Treat yourself to an impeccable Russia experience and tour the two capitals and the historical Golden Ring towns with our Premium package. Best 5-star hotels, Russian visas, top sights, and all the must-sees included.

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.

5-star cruise | Gold

Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg
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5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 31, 2019

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 | Platinum

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg
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5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 31, 2019

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

Ulan Bator | Irkutsk | Ekaterinburg | Kazan | Moscow

SALE: 30% OFF! Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime on the legendary Trans-Siberian railway and enjoy the comfort of 1st class on a private train car, the country's top guides and best expert service.

Small group rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

19 days

7 cities

1 country

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

SALE: 30% OFF! Cross Russia from east to west along the iconic Trans-Siberian railroad. This program includes travel in a private detachable train car, stays at best hotels, guided sightseeing tours, fun activities, as well as Russian visas.

E.g., Apr 22 2019