➤ Moscow metro tour
➤ Moscow Kremlin tour visiting main Cathedrals & the Armory Chamber (Treasury)
➤ Walking city tour
➤ Old Arbat at leisure
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 colors and a mismatch of patterns.
The Kremlin is the largest active fortress in Europe. Its 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.
Kremlin chimes are the oldest watches in Russia, they are about 5 centuries old. The weight reaches 25 tons. The diameter of the chime dial is 9 meters, the length of the minute arrow is more than 4 meters, and the weight is about 50 kilograms. Our tour to Kremlin includes visit to the main Cathedrals and the Armory
The armory - the treasury museum - is part of the complex of the Grand Kremlin Palace. The basis of the museum collection was for centuries precious objects stored in the Royal Treasury and the patriarchal sacristy, made in Kremlin workshops, as well as donated from Embassies of foreign states. The museum owes its name to one of the oldest Kremlin treasury stores.
The armory stores ancient state regalia, ceremonial royal clothing and coronation dress, vestments of hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, the largest collection of gold and silver masterpieces of Russian masters, Western European art silver, monuments of armory, a collection of crews, items of ceremonial horse decoration.
The museum presents about four thousand monuments of decorative and applied art of Russia, countries of Europe and the East of the IV - early XX centuries. Their highest artistic level and special historical and cultural value brought world fame to the Armory of the Moscow Kremlin.
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.
Stary (Old) Arbat Street is, as you may guess, one of the oldest in Moscow, and a walk along its ancient 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.