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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

Moscow Saint Petersburg
Treat yourself to 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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$2,798

Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg

Moscow Saint Petersburg
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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$2,099

Treasures of Two Capitals

7 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg
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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$2,436

Small Group Trans-Siberian

17 days / Group rail tour
Moscow Kazan Yekaterinburg Irkutsk Ulan Bator
Ideal program for travelers who want to explore authentic Trans-Siberian. Program enhance lifetime adventure with comfort and expert service.
Rating: 4.95
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$4,861

Volga Dream St. Petersburg - Moscow

11 days / 5-star cruise
Saint Petersburg Kizhi Island Yaroslavl Uglich Moscow
Reverse sailing of the Volga Dream starting from St. Petersburg. Free limited-time round trip economy class airfares to Russia are included.
Rating: 5.00
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$3,648

Volga Dream Moscow - St. Petersburg

11 days / 5-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg
Don't miss out on our exclusive limited offer: free round trip economy class airfares to Russia with Russia's best cruise, the famous Volga Dream.
Rating: 5.00
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$3,398

Russian Ancient Kingdoms

Moscow Sergiev Posad Suzdal Saint Petersburg
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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$2,657

Black Caviar

9 days / Private tour
Moscow Saint Petersburg
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 small group tour
Rating: 5.00
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$6,298

Moscow Classic

6 days / Private tour
Moscow

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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$2,399

3-Day Golden Ring

3 days / Extension
Sergiev Posad Suzdal Yaroslavl Rostov the Great
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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$1,057

Treasures of Three Capitals

10 days / Private tour
Moscow Kazan Saint Petersburg

Experience the best of Russia's three capitals: the gorgeous Kremlins of Moscow and Kazan and exquisite palaces of St. Petersburg during the 10-day private tour.

Rating: 4.82
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$3,152

Classic Trans-Siberian

Moscow Irkutsk Ulan Bator
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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$4,277

MS Rostropovich Moscow - St. Petersburg

12 days / 4-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg
Enhanced cruise program with land tours in small groups, hotels, top guides, visas and even transfers.
Rating: 4.88
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Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian

Saint Petersburg Moscow Irkutsk Ulan Bator
An extended journey from Russia to China starting in one of the most beautiful places on Earth - the Venice of the North, St. Petersburg.
Rating: 4.89
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$4,991

MS Rostropovich St. Petersburg - Moscow

12 days / 4-star cruise
Saint Petersburg Kizhi Island Uglich Moscow
Reverse cruise sailings with land tours in small groups, hotels, top guides, visas and even transfers.
Rating: 4.88
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$3,248

Epic Trans-Siberian

Moscow Yekaterinburg Novosibirsk Irkutsk Vladivostok
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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$5,347

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

16 days / Group rail tour
Moscow Kazan Irkutsk Ulan Bator Beijing
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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$8,640

MS Tolstoy Moscow - St. Petersburg

12 days / 3-star cruise
Moscow Uglich Yaroslavl Kizhi Island Saint Petersburg
Cruise Russia on our most popular 3-star ship and enjoy impeccable service, exquisite accommodation and a warm friendly atmosphere.
Rating: 4.59
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$2,572

Russia + Scandinavian Capitals

Copenhagen Oslo Flam Bergen Stockholm Helsinki Saint Petersburg Moscow

Treat yourself to the award-winning program that includes the highlights of Scandinavian cities and fjords combined with Russia's two stunning capitals.

Rating: 4.96
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$5,498

MS Tolstoy St. Petersburg - Moscow

11 days / 3-star cruise
Saint Petersburg Kizhi Island Yaroslavl Uglich Moscow
Sail from St. Pete to Moscow on board the great value Tolstoy that will give you a deep insight into the unique Russian nature, culture and history.
Rating: 4.59
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$2,396