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Classic Moscow Tour
This 5-day Moscow discovery tour includes visits to the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Kremlin and magical St Basil’s Cathedral. Before embarking on a spectacular guided tour of the St.Sergius Lavra and the Moscow metro system.
Learn more about Russia’s capital, Moscow, first-hand with this 5-day Moscow discovery tour. Experience the city’s unique charm through its quaint streets, awe-inspiring architecture and world-class attractions. This tour moves beyond the standard city break and highlight hunting to include a glimpse of the city’s lesser-known attractions. As part of this 5-day discovery tour, you will get to see the highlights of Moscow including the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Kremlin and magical St Basil’s Cathedral. Before embarking on a spectacular guided tour of the St.Sergius Lavra and delving into the hidden gems of the Moscow metro system.
Escorted tour of the city including the Boulevard Ring, Novodevichy Convent, Poklonnaya and Sparrow Hills, Bolshoi Theatre and Christ the Saviour Cathedral
Exclusive guided tour of the Moscow Metro
Guided tour of the Kremlin with Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber
Tour of the St.Sergius Lavra
Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.
Sergiyev Posad is a historic town situated in Central Russia and is often included in Russia’s popular tourist route, the Golden Ring. The town has grown around its main tourist attraction and one of the largest monasteries in Russia, the Trinity Lavra, established by St Sergius of Radonezh in the 15th century. The town is immersed in culture and is home to various museums including the Gagarin Palace of Culture and the Museum of Toys.
Where you can stay
A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.
Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.
Maxima Panorama Hotel
Maxima Panorama Hotel
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Dates & Rates
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- All tours are COVID-19 secure and offer flexible booking options. Visit our Covid-19 information page to find out more
- Arrival & departure transfers
- English speaking guide (other options available)
- Entrance fees to museums (as part of the tour)
- Meals (as specified in the itinerary)
- Russian Tourist Visa Invitation
- Tourist-class vehicle for sightseeing (as part of the tour)
What’s not included
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
- International flights / transport
- Professional photo & video shooting in museums
- Visa processing
- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
Tour available in following languages: English-, Spanish-, Italian-, German- , French-, Japanese-, Chinese-, Polish-, Bulgarian-, Portuguese- or Romanian (please note that only an English-speaking guide is included, there’s a surcharge for guides with other languages)
Enrich your travel experience with our list of top recommended books from specialist travel guides to compelling novels. Whether you are looking for something to pass the time on the train, or want to get to grips with the local history, reading is essential to turning your trip into a fully-fledged experience.
A best-selling novel with over 1.5 million readers worldwide, A gentlemen in Moscow is a fascinating novel that observes the life of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat sentenced to life-long house arrest in a luxury hotel for his Bolshevik connections. As Rostov’s life gets smaller and smaller a much larger world of emotional discovery begins to unravel.
The ultimate guidebook to the Golden Ring that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Moscow, St Petersburg and the Golden Ring is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to these three spectacular regions including the best places to eat, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Moscow Kremlin, the Peterhof and the many monasteries and cathedrals of the Golden Ring cities, this guide includes regional maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
A masterful anthology documenting Moscow’s turbulent growth through the lives of its people from the bloody reprisals of Peter the Great to the literary greats of the 19th century. The city spent much of its early life in turmoil from being the subject to much greater empires including the Tatars, to being burnt down numerous times, yet rising from the ashes twice as magnificent each time. Kelly’s compelling narrative covers all of Moscow’s major milestones over 700 years in engaging detail. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of Russia.
The ultimate guidebook to Russia that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Russia is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to this vast country from how to get around, the best places to eat in its most popular cities, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights, currency and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Moscow Kremlin, Lake Baikal and the Romanov sites, this guide includes detailed maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
Extras & Upgrades
Customise your experience with our spectacular range of tailor-made tour extras. If you have some free time during your tour and are unsure how to spend it, then our extras may be just what you are looking for, with various activities ranging from an hour long to a full day. Simply, let us know when booking your tour and we can arrange this for you.
Boat trip on the Moskva river
Moscow City Tour at Night
Moscow City Tour by car
Russian Family Dinner
Tretyakov Gallery Guided tour
Enhance your travel experience with one of our available tour upgrades. Whether you are looking to go first class on the train or swap your standard hotel for a luxury 5-star option, our Sales team are on-hand to help. Simply, let us know when booking your tour and we can arrange this for you.