➤ Moscow Kremlin tour
➤ Moscow metro tour
➤ Walking city tour
➤ Time for shopping / at leisure
➤ Free evening on the Arbat
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.
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.
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 shopping opportunities in Moscow are endless. One of the must see places is, undoubtedly, TSUM, the largest department store in Europe. On five floors, professional biers collect unique assortment of models presented exclusively at TSUM, collections of luxury and premium brands, new European brands and exclusive collections by Russian designers, as well as cosmetics, selective flavors and jewelry. Fantastic shopping in the heart of the city!
Arbat Street is one of the oldest streets 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.
Moscow underground palaces - metro stations built in 30-50th of XX century, never fail to amaze international travelers. Moscow metro is not just a fastest and most convenient public transport, it is a sample of classic Soviet art art, culture and architecture.
On December 10, 1931, seven workers came to the courtyard of house 13 on Rusakovskaya Street (on the site of the future Sokolniki-Krasnoselskaya stretch) and shoveled into frozen land. A month later, work was already boiling in all sections of the first line from Sokolniki to the Palace of Soviets (today - Kropotkinskaya metro where Christ the Savior is located). At first, the subway was not supposed to hide deep underground, but it became clear the whole city would have had to dig up. The young engineer Veniamin Makovsky proposed a very progressive solution: to build at a depth. An unexpected idea caused a sea of protests, but it was to the liking of the mayor Lazar Kaganovich (the only Stalin's confident survived till as late as 1991! ) Long story short...the point in the dispute was brought up to Joseph Stalin's attention who eventually approved the draft deep foundation.
Today, Moscow metro is the only means of transport which really guarantees you exact time of travel to any place in the city, it works like a Swiss watch carrying 2.5 billion (!) of passengers per year. it operates till 1.oo am.
If you'd like to explore more of this fascinating and stunning city, we may offer various extra tours: Kolomenskoe Estate, the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Izmaylovo Kremlin, Novodevichiy Convent, the VDNH, multiple museums and activities.
We even can take for a real tank ride!