Welcome to Russia! Discovery Russia's Rep will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the downtown. Afternoon free at leisure and to have a first look around. Do you know that “Kremlin” is not actually a specific place name, but means “fortress”. The most well-known kremlin is of course the one in Moscow, at Red Square. And Red Square is not actually Red because of the red bricks, but because "red" in the old Russian language meant "beautiful". And "Kremlin" meant a castle.
Get to know the city by taking a metro ride to the place of your first visit. Metro is a fastest way to get to any place in this city and avoid traffic jams.
A remarkable feature of Stalin's era are the so-called "Stalin's skyscrapers", each built in different areas of the city, following common principles of design, but all very different from each other. One of them is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, another is a hotel, a third the Moscow State University, etc! Every building has its own story—and its own famous residents.