➤ Moscow metro tour
➤ Moscow Kremlin tour
➤ Walking city tour
➤ Free evening on the Arbat
The Kremlin’s original purpose was to protect Moscow’s citizens - the very word ‘Kremlin’ translates to ‘fortress inside a city’. As Russia gained power, the Moscow Kremlin gained status as a symbol of power. Today, the Kremlin is a must-see attraction and holds a coveted place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Representing the pinnacle of Russian power and prowess, the structure’s rich history and physical enormity will amaze you. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin, including the Cathedrals and the Amory, at no additional cost.
Also known as Pokrovsky Cathedral, this monument is so much more than a church. It was constructed in Red Square to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, a victory that occurred on the Intercession of the Theotokos - a feast day for Russian Orthodox churches. The abundance of feasting is evident in the cathedral’s integral Russian architecture; towering spires, vibrant colours and a mismatch of patterns.
With a name originating from ‘Krasnaya’, or ‘red’ in modern Russian, and closely related to the Old Russian word for ‘beautiful’, it’s no secret how the Red Square got its name. It’s very red and very beautiful - many of our guests say it’s one of the highlights of their time in Russia.
The best way to get to know the city of Moscow is by immersing yourself in it - on the train. As the first underground railway system within the Soviet Union, Moscow’s railway system has cultural significance while offering a surefire way to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Opening with 13 stations, the Moscow Metro System now boasts 255 stations, with the majority of the stations and railway lying under Moscow’s streetscape. It's the busiest metro system in Europe, and a tourist attraction in itself as central stations represent wonderful samples of Soviet architecture and decorative art.
Old Arbat Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow, and a walk along its old sidewalks is a significant expedition into the past. For centuries, it has attracted artists and creatives who have been inspired by its beatnik attitude. Enjoy an evening of leisure strolling along this famous street, enjoying the gorgeous architecture and artists at work.