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Moscow, Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth. It is the wealthy economic center for one sixth of the world's land mass and has over 120 ethnic groups and nationalities. A diverse and vibrant city with a strange combination of traditional Russian architecture and newer Soviet tastelessness, Moscow is an adventure waiting to happen!

But what makes it so popular among tourists is the concentration of Moscow attractions. When you travel to Moscow you definitely want to see the red-bricked walls of the Kremlin, to take a picture in front of St. Basil's Cathedral, and probably visit the world-famous Bolshoi Theater. All of these places are located within a very small area around Red Square, so seeing them on a walking sightseeing tour of Moscow is convenient and allows you to avoid the infamous Moscow traffic jams.

The peak of Moscow travel season is May through September. However, you may prefer to savor Moscow tourism delicacies during the low travel season. The snowy winter months offer just as many entertainment options as one can find during summer. You can celebrate New Year's Eve or see Russia's biggest ice rink on Red Square, taste blinis or visit one of the numerous winter markets. Any popular St. Petersburg - Moscow tour hides a handful of memorable experiences the whole year round!

The concentration of Moscow's main sights is one of the facts that make this city a world class tourist destination. The majority of its attractions is centered in one small area, and the Kremlin is the hub of this concentration. These sights extend into the realm of fantasy. The colorful domes of the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed, the neo-gothic consumer wonderland that is the GUM, or state department store, and the timepiece of Russia’s New Year’s celebrations, the Spassky clock tower, all tower over the beautiful Red Square.

The neighboring Kitay-Gorod, or “Basket-Town” (likely a reference to the construction method of the city walls surround it), remains a significant concentration of traditional Russian structures serving as a commercial center. The Bolshoi Theater, the Lubyanka, and the hotels that tower above the Manege Square all are situated within the Boulevard Ring, an urban open-space doubling as a heavily-trafficked roadway created after the Great Fire of 1812, the one that left Napoleon’s Army starving deep within wintry Russia. The proximity of these sites to each other makes it easy to visit many of the must-see places in only a few days.

As Europe’s largest metropolis, and the 5th largest city in the world, Moscow comes with its share of traffic blunders. It seems that all of the world's most expensive black cars are here, and that most of the city’s car owners do not understand the difference between sidewalks and parking lots. Sometimes, traffic jams make the streets themselves seem rather like parking lots as well. Still, while the traffic situation leaves much to be desired, the Moscow subway is superb. The advanced Metro system carries up to 3 million passengers a day and its trains run every few minutes. With stations that could rival art museums, the Metro is one of Moscow’s great must-see sights. Travel in Moscow Metro at least once to see that there is nothing like it in the world.

Although the best time to visit Moscow is from May to September, the city in winter still enchants with its towers and lights. Its great celebrations on the day of the October Revolution (held on November 7, a discrepancy resulting from the difference between the traditional Russian Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar in use around the world today), and New Years Day make it the place to be. Of course, the best way to plan your trip is through one of our package tours to Moscow.Although the best time to visit Moscow is from May to September, the city in winter still enchants with its towers and lights. Its great celebrations on the day of the October Revolution (held on November 7, a discrepancy resulting from the difference between the traditional Russian Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar in use around the world today), and New Years Day make it the place to be.

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Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg

Classic Treasures of Two Capitals

Moscow Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Unmatched in convenience and price, this 4+ star program takes you through main highlights of Russian capitals in our signature style: best guides, downtown hotels & seamless logistics

Rating: 4.95
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$2,848
Classic Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Classic Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Moscow Sergiev Posad Suzdal Saint Petersburg
INCLUDED VISAS Treat yourself to an all-embracing experience of Russia's two capitals and the ancient Golden Ring treasures. Guided tours with local pros, airport transfers, and central hotels are part of the package.
Rating: 4.89
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$3,468
Small Group Trans-Siberian

Trans-Siberian Golden Program

Moscow Kazan Ekaterinburg Irkutsk Ulan Bator
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Ideal program for travelers who want to explore authentic Trans-Siberian. Travel in comfort on board your private train car, with professional dedicated tour director and expert service.
Rating: 4.95
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$7,698
Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg

Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg

13 days / 5-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg

Set sail on the Volga Dream Gold cruise and see the best of genuine Russia.

Rating: 4.99
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$4,495
Moscow Classic

Moscow Classic

6 days / Private tour
Moscow

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS A fully-fledged 6-day private vacation with a maximum zoom on Moscow. Travel and explore the heritage of Moscow with our custom tour package

Rating: 4.84
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$1,997
Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

13 days / 5-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg

Get inspired by the beauty of authentic Russian Volga River towns with the Platinum Volga Dream program.

Rating: 4.99
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$5,595
Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

Moscow Kazan Ekaterinburg Irkutsk Ulan-Ude Khabarovsk Vladivostok

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Set off on a 19-day journey to remember on a private train car and cross the vast expanses of Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. Explore Trans-Siberian gems and take in the beauty of authentic Russia.

Rating: 4.97
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$8,670
Volga Dream Grand Volga

Volga Dream Grand Volga

11 days / 5-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Nizhny Novgorod Kazan Samara Volgograd
Set sail on Lower Volga on board the Volga Dream cruise ship. In 11 days make your way from the capital Moscow to Volgograd.
Rating: 4.81
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$3,745
Essential Russia Small Group Tour

Essential Moscow & Saint Petersburg

Moscow Saint Petersburg

BEST VALUE: Explore the main highlights of Moscow and St. Petersburg in 8 day. Your itinerary includes: 4* hotels, comfortable transfers and guided tours.

Rating: 4.92
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$2,200
3-Day Golden Ring

3-Day Golden Ring

3 days / Extension
Sergiev Posad Suzdal Yaroslavl Rostov the Great
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Travel 700 years back to the ancient towns of the Golden Ring surrounding Moscow. This is the best place to enjoy old Russian architecture and tradition
Rating: 4.89
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$1,021
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

Moscow Kazan Irkutsk Ulan Bator Beijing
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS First private train to operate on Trans-Siberian route. Tsar's Gold provides all inclusive itinerary and top-notch quality.
Rating: 4.90
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$9,330
Premium Treasures of Two Capitals

Premium Treasures of Two Capitals

Moscow Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Treat yourself to an outstanding experience of Moscow & St. Petersburg with our 5-star small group tour in Russia. An enhanced itinerary of our signature tour with luxury central hotels & extra tours

Rating: 5.00
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$3,950
Essential Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Russian Ancient Kingdoms Essential

Moscow Sergiev Posad Suzdal Saint Petersburg
BEST VALUE: Get ahold of the best price-per-value Russia package of the Golden Ring towns & capitals. This special program is for 14 people max., covers all major sights, includes transfers & 4-star central hotels.
Rating: 4.92
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$2,820
Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal

Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal

Moscow Irkutsk

Dream of going on a private Trans-Siberian adventure but are short on time? Enjoy the highlights of the famous railway on authentic Russian trains, see top sights of Moscow and Siberia with best guides. Russian visas and central hotels included.

Rating: 4.83
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$2,661
Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Premium Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Moscow Sergiev Posad Suzdal Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Combine your premium experience of Moscow & St. Petersburg with a visit to the heart of ancient Russia, the Golden Ring. Guaranteed departures and groups of 10 max.

Rating: 4.93
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$4,650
Epic Trans-Siberian

Epic Trans-Siberian

Moscow Ekaterinburg Novosibirsk Irkutsk Vladivostok

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Explore Russia's vastness with the Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition - if you want to see all of Russia this program is built for you.

Rating: 4.82
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$5,898
Treasures of Two Russian Capitals (4-star)

Classic Treasures of Two Capitals

9 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg

Travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with our hallmark private tour to Russia, stay at best hand-picked 4 and 5 star hotels and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary with tours with local guides, included Russian visas, and airport transfers.

Rating: 5.00
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$3,150
Classic Trans-Siberian

Classic Trans-Siberian

Moscow Irkutsk Ulan Bator Beijing
A classic three-country Trans-Siberian with combination of trains and downtown hotels, carefully planned sightseeing and flexible program.
Rating: 4.85
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$4,620
Best of Russia

Best of Russia | Classic Package

11 days / Private tour
Moscow Sergiev Posad Suzdal Saint Petersburg

Get a touch of multisided Russia from its ancient Golden Ring towns to the Imperial wonders of St. Petersburg, and, of course, the bustling capital, Moscow. This 4+ star itinerary offers Russian visas, central hotels, and impeccable sightseeing tours.

Rating: 4.89
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$3,900
Golden Eagle Journey

Golden Eagle Journey

Moscow Kazan Irkutsk Ulan Bator Vladivostok
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Embark on the ultimate Trans-Siberian journey surrounded by 5-star luxury and quality of the premium train, the Golden Eagle.
Rating: 5.00
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$16,695