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Moscow's Magic

The political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre of Russia, Moscow displays the country's contrasts at their most extreme. The ancient and modern exist side by side in this vast city. You will be surprised to know, Moscow has lots of public parks and suburban estates and to experience the best of Moscow outdoors, combine an exploration of old Russian mansions with modern public parks.The reflection of the city's aspirations can be seen in the beautiful architecture created over several centuries, particularly in Moscow's symbols — the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. Head on over to this unique and acclaimed city and be sure to be enthralled by it.

Moscow's Magnificence

The Moscow Kremlin

Begin your journey in a city of wide avenues and massive Soviet buildings, at the Red Square, the heart and soul of Russia. Few places in the world bear the weight of history to the extent that Moscow's central square does.The varied beauty of the architecture and the magical atmosphere belie the square's often brutal and bloody history, but the combination makes Red Square a truly fascinating place and one you will want to keep coming back to. Not only one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, but also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, the Kremlin is the perfect place to begin your tour of Moscow. It's an intriguing ensemble of buildings with an architectural variety that reveals a long and fascinating history.Every building is symbolic here and is bound to leave you in awe. As the sun sets enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and pubs around the area and be amazed at the beauty of the city at night.

Metro Tour and Old Arbat

Old Arbat Panorama

Discover why the Moscow subway is known as the most beautiful in the world. Take the Metro tour and get stunned by some recognised stations all around the world and get stunned by them. Take the unique opportunity to see the most inspiring metro stations , where each one is more spectacular than the other and look deeper inside the metro legends and their history. Once you've had your fill of riding the metro, for that special souvenir to take back home why not visit the Izmailovo Market.Original, peculiar, old fashioned articles have had a long story at Izmailovo market which is now located not far from Partizanskaya metro station.The flea market works from Friday to Sunday, the main bargain day is Saturday because there come traders from different Russian regions. For an fun evening, head to Old Arbat street, Moscow’s most famous street, the Arbat, is bustling art market filled with portrait painters, soapbox poets, and street musicians, with more than a few sidewalk cafés and souvenir stands. A pedestrian only street, its a good way to stand around or sit at one of the outdoor cafes during summer and take in the atmosphere and watch the world go by.

Golden Ring - Vladimir and Suzdal

Vladimir Oblast

The 'Golden Ring' route is known for the famous old cities and towns along the way, so one of the reasons to go there is to see Russian architecture, old churches made of white stone, hear the church bell rings, see old fortifications, fortresses, beautiful monasteries, and learn more about history of Russia. Vladimir and Suzdal are two such cities on the Golden Ring. Vladimir is a typical starting point of the Golden Ring route.There are many interesting sights, like old churches, monasteries and museums, but the interest in the city is in its provincial atmosphere and its contrast with the big cities.After spending a few hours in Vladimir, go further to Suzdal, a Fairytale city. Suzdal is an open air museum, an ancient Russian town that has about two hundred ancient monuments of secular and religious architecture clustered in the area.The hilly green town is very serene, walking around is a pleasure, the monasteries and old beautiful churches offer beautiful views.If time persists, stay over a night and camp freely along the small river 'Kamenka' that goes through the town, or next to the Kremlin or next to a monastery.

Russian Circus and Moscow River Dinner Cruise

Prospekt Vernadskogo

Moscow is often described as the world's circus capital, and the Moscow State Circus is internationally renowned for the skill and inventiveness of its acrobats and clowns.The Moscow State Circus is two separate circuses, the Big State Circus on Prospekt Vernadskogo, and the Old Circus or Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoi Bulvar. The inventiveness and professionalism of the performers is astounding, and children and adults alike are bound to be delighted by the dazzling variety of acts. For an evening of Romance or simply to enjoy the city brilliantly lit up at night, cruise along the river Moscow. Enjoy the stunning views and the historic land marks of the city. Indulge in a luxury version of the river cruise,The Raddison Royal cruise is a very easy way to see the best of Moscow by sitting at a restaurant table with good food and wine. The navigation is all year around so even in winter you can enjoy the beauty of Moscow as you cruise along the shimmering waters. 

Moscow Outdoors, Picnics and Fun

Gorky Park , Moscow

Moscow is famous as one of the greenest capitals in the world, with plenty of parks within the city limits, not to mention countless gardens, boulevards and squares.Because of their incredible variety,Moscow's parks have something for everyone, and if you're planning to spend more than a few days in the city you'll almost certainly welcome the chance to get some fresh air and exercise in one or more of them or even enjoy a picnic and take in the beauty and splendour of the beautiful gardens in leisure. From the historic parks of Kolomenskoe to Kuzminsky to leisure parks like Gorky , Sokolniki and the Victory park, you will be spoilt for choice. Lastly, Moscow is as much a shopping haven and should a little bit of retail therapy be on your agenda, there are more than enough options to choose from. From luxury to budget, you're every need will be met.

More of Moscow and The Bolshoi Theatre

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Continue your tour of the city of Moscow exploring the city on a Hop On Hop Off bus or stroll through all the majestic architecture and enjoy the buzz of the city. Begin with the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, one of the most imposing structures in Moscow, the resurrected Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which has had a short but turbulent history.Visitors can only see the cathedral as part of an organized tour, one of the highlights of which is the panoramic view from the 40-meter-high observation platform. From there, walk through the many streets each with their own special surroundings. Ploshchad Revolutsii , Tverskaya Street, Pushkinskaia Ploshchad. Visit the Bolshoi Theatre,one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. An evening at the Bolshoi really is an essential part of a visit to Moscow. For a night out , visit Kuznetsky Most, this hilly street, which runs from behind the Bolshoi Theater along to the headquarters of the former KGB at Lubyanka, has for much of its history been the site of Moscow's most fashionable shop.