The historic capital of Russia and Europe’s largest city, Moscow is one of the world's great cities. The city is full of tourist attractions, as well as historical places, which add a unique aura to the city. The best way to explore Moscow city is on foot, but as it is a large city with great distances, it is more convenient to use a private car with a professional guide. This tour will take you to the Red Square, Vorob'evy Hills Park’s World War II Memorial, and the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
The Kremlin is one of the most recognizable symbols of Russia. It was constructed in 1147 to defend Moscow from invaders, such as the Mongols. With time, Moscow outgrew the Kremlin’s defensive walls, but the fortress has nonetheless remained a symbol of power. Today, the Kremlin is home to some of the most impressive museums of Russian history, and it remains a place where the country’s most important government ceremonies, including inauguration of Russian presidents and summits with foreign leaders, usually take place.
No other site in Moscow defines it quite as thoroughly as Red Square. Depicted in movies and television shows worldwide, it is the epicenter of Moscow’s most famous sites. As you tour Red Square you will see the Kremlin, a mighty fortress of power that holds enough wonders in its walls to occupy curious travelers for days. Also see St. Basil’s Cathedral, the onion-domed symbol of Russia that has captured the hearts of Muscovites for centuries.
The historic capital of Russia and the largest metropolis that is wholly within Europe, Moscow is one of the world's great cities. More than a quarter larger than London, this seat of global power holds some of the most impressive tourist attractions in the world, as well as many important historical places, all of which add a unique aura to the city. This tour shows you the revered Poklonnaya Hill, the celebrated Arbat Street, and two of the city’s most beautiful churches - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and St. Basil's Cathedral (exterior only). Naturally, you’ll also see Red Square, which, unbeknownst to most Western visitors, is one of the most beautiful places in the world (it isn’t coincidence that the Russian name for Red Square - Krasnaya Ploshad - also means Beautiful Square).
The beautiful Novodevichy Convent was founded in 1524 by Tsar Vasily III to commemorate the capture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians. It was intended to serve not only as a religious institution but also as a fortress of defense due to its strategic location. Since the convent was founded by a monarch, it became a convent for ladies of noble birth.