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Essential Moscow Tour

Overview

Discover the renowned capital of Russia for yourself with this magnificent 4-day Moscow city break. Experience the city’s unique charm through its quaint streets, awe-inspiring architecture and world-class attractions. This city break offers an ideal introduction to Russia through the highlights of its principal city, Moscow. As part of this 4-day city break, you will get to see the highlights of Moscow including the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Kremlin and magical St Basil’s Cathedral as well as embark on a spectacular guided tour of the St.Sergius Lavra, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • Escorted tour of the city including the Boulevard Ring, Novodevichy Convent, Poklonnaya and Sparrow Hills, Bolshoi Theatre and Christ the Saviour Cathedral

  • Guided tour of the Kremlin with Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber

  • Tour of the St.Sergius Lavra

Itinerary

Moscow

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.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

On arrival in Moscow, you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel ready for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Guided tour of the city and the Moscow Kremlin

After breakfast, your guide will meet you and begin the tour of the city. Starting with the Boulevard Ring and the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Novodevichy Convent. Before stopping at the Poklonnaya and Sparrow Hills, where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas from one of the city’s highest points.

  • Breakfast

  • Boulevard Ring

  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral

  • Kremlin with Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber

  • Red Square

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Free Time

Travel to

Sergiyev Posad

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.

Day 3

Tour of the St.Sergius Lavra

Today, you will meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby, before enjoying a tour of the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • St. Sergius Lavra monastery

Day 4

Departure from Moscow

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport / railway station for the journey home.

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

  • Free Time

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.

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