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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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Treasures of Two Capitals

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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$3,298
Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg

Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg

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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$2,698
Treasures of Two Russian Capitals

Treasures of Two Russian Capitals

9 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Our private tour of Russia's Moscow & St. Petersburg covers all major highlights in a completely carefree fashion. As always offering top-notch quality and service throughout
Rating: 4.98
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$4,288
Treasures of Two Capitals + Golden Ring

Treasures of Two Capitals + Golden Ring

11 days / Private tour
Moscow Suzdal Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS See Russia at its best with the customizable private tour program of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the historic Golden Ring towns.

Rating: 4.98
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$4,196
Small Group Trans-Siberian

Small Group Trans-Siberian

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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$6,498
Platinum Russia

Platinum Russia

Moscow Saint Petersburg
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Be treated like royalty discovering Moscow and St. Petersburg with the best 5-star hotels, thoroughly designed tours, Russian visas, 1st class train tickets and transfers included in our 5+ star luxury tour
Rating: 5.00
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$6,994
Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition

Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition

Moscow Ekaterinburg Novosibirsk Irkutsk Vladivostok
COMPLIMENTARY VISAS All aboard! Explore Russia far and wide in 20 days with our new small group Trans-Siberian rail adventure from Moscow to Lake Baikal to Vladivostok. Get some extra comfort while traveling by a private car through the whole journey.
Rating: 4.94
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$8,398
Treasures of Three Capitals

Treasures of Three Capitals

13 days / Private tour
Moscow Kazan Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Experience the best of Russia's three capitals: the gorgeous Kremlins of Moscow and Kazan and exquisite palaces of St. Petersburg during the 13-day private tour.

Rating: 4.82
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$4,198
Volga Dream St. Petersburg - Moscow

Volga Dream St. Petersburg - Moscow

11 days / 5-star cruise
Saint Petersburg Kizhi Island Yaroslavl Uglich Moscow
FREE FLIGHTS: Reverse sailing of the Volga Dream from St. Petersburg. Free limited-time flight credit for airfares to Russia included.
Rating: 5.00
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$4,396
Russia Northern Lights

Russia Northern Lights

12 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg Murmansk

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Discover the majestic Russian winter as you explore its two brilliant capitals, the inspiring Karelia region and make your way north to witness the dazzling Northern Lights.

Rating: 4.87
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$4,478
Volga Dream Moscow - St. Petersburg

Volga Dream Moscow - St. Petersburg

11 days / 5-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg
FREE FLIGHTS: Don't miss out on our exclusive limited offer: flight credit for airfares to Russia included for the famous Volga Dream cruise.
Rating: 5.00
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$4,396
Private Tour Special: Treasures of Two Capitals 5*

Private Tour Special: Treasures of Two Capitals 5*

9 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg

Our 5-star private tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg is a dream come true. Choose one of our fixed dates to benefit from the exclusive hotel rates and have it all with our SPECIAL OFFER.

Rating: 5.00
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$3,688
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. SPECIAL OFFER: pick one of 2019 departure dates and get 5% off.

Rating: 4.99
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$4,495
Russian Ancient Kingdoms

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. Bimonthly guaranteed departures.
Rating: 4.93
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$3,298
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
Private Tour SPECIAL: Treasures of Two Capitals 4*

Private Tour SPECIAL: Treasures of Two Capitals 4*

9 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg

Travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with our hallmark private tour to Russia and take advantage of the SPECIAL OFFER: pick one of our fixed dates and benefit from the exclusive hotel rates. 

Rating: 5.00
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$3,296
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 and cross the vast expanses of Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. Explore Trans-Siberian gems and take in the beauty of authentic Russia during guided city tours and included activities.

Rating: 4.97
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$7,290
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
Wonders of Russia

Wonders of Russia

13 days / Private tour
Moscow Irkutsk Saint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Explore the most incredible places in Russia and discover the best of Moscow, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg and the gorgeous Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal.

Rating: 4.88
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$4,998