That this city is the most important economic center of a territory covering one sixth of the world’s landmass is impressive. Travel to Moscow is like a journey to a whole other world, the planet’s fifth largest city, housing over 120 ethnicities and nationalities. With a unique blend of old and new styles of architecture, our tours in Moscow provide a beautiful backdrop for any adventure or escape.
Although the total land area rivals that of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, many of the main Moscow tour destinations cluster at the city center. The ancient Kremlin citadel stands at the hub of a world-class concentration of attractions, a collection that extends into the realm of fantasy. Our tours in Moscow's center take you from the colorful onion domes of the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed (better known as St. Basil's), to the neo-gothic consumer wonderland of the GUM, or State Department Store. When you tour Moscow, you'll find that even the timepiece of Russia's New Year's celebrations, the Kremlin's Spassky clock tower, presides over the beautiful Red Square, beyond which is the traditional structures of Kitay-Gorod.
A little longer Moscow tour will take you toward the Boulevard Ring will bring you to such sights as the beautifully restored Bolshoy Theater, the infamous Lubyanka, the renowned Tretyakov Art Gallery, the shops of the Arbat, and the new hotels that tower above the Manege Square. The ring road itself is the innermost of several that measure distance to the center, an urban open-space upon which many commuters in Moscow travel. Tsar Alexander I created it after the Great Fire of 1812, the one that left Napoleon's Army starving deep within wintry Russia.
Other clusters of sights to see when visiting Moscow are centered on the Luzhniki Olympic Cluster (including the renowned Novodevichy Convent and the chic Gorky Park) and the All-Russia Exhibition Center (frequently referred to by its Soviet name of VNDKh, or Exhibit of the People's Economic Achievements). Each of these are accessible by Metro, or subway travel. Moscow boasts what can only be described as a superb subway system. It carries up to 3 million passengers a day, more than a quarter of the entire city’s population, and its trains run every few minutes. With stations that could rival art museums, the Metro is included in the sights you must see when you travel to Moscow. There is nothing like it in the world.
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