GATEWAY TO LAKE BAIKAL
EXPLORE THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL
CITY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
WHERE WEST MEETS EAST
END OF EUROPE, WHERE SIBERIA STARTS
Enjoy a guided visit to the Moscow Kremlin, and see all the treasures of the famous museums and Armory. “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. So…there are many kremlins in Russia and in Moscow alone we will show you a few. But first, we will show you St. Basil's cathedral, of course.
Take a ride by a famous Moscow metro – and arrive to the Novodevichy Convent. It was founded in 1524 to celebrate the victory over Lithuania. The oldest building is the white Cathedral, with 16th-century frescoes.
From there, we are that close to Lenin Hills (Sparrow Hills) with the observation platform, which gives a good panoramic view of the city. We are on a steep bank 85 m above the river, or 200 m (660 ft) above the sea level. Moscow State University, one of 5 Josef Stalin’s famous skyscrapers, is right behind you.
End the day on the famous Arbat street mainly referred to as the Arbat, pedestrian street one kilometer long in the historical centre of Moscow. The Arbat has existed since at least the 15th century, which makes it one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital. During Perestroika, the street was a gathering place for informal youth movements as well as street musicians and artists. Till now, it is one of most popular places in the city. If you want to see the Bolshoi Theatre, it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance!