Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, Sergiev Posad, Moscow


The capital and a must-visit. Moscow is the central focal point of New Russia and everything that it represents.

Moscow is a city where history unfolds around every corner – whether in the magnificent golden-domed cathedrals, the grand political building of the Kremlin and the building surrounding Red Square and the infamous domes of St Basil’s Cathedral.

Annunciation Cathedral, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia
St Basils Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Christ the Savior Church, Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, Sergiev Posad, Moscow
Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, Sergiev Posad, Moscow

Moscow magic

It is not until the last few years that Moscow has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant, dynamic and exciting cities in the world. Its restaurants are chic and serve some of the best food in Europe, there is a huge range of luxury hotels and it remains the perfect starting point for many trips within Russia.

Furthermore, unlike St Petersburg, which concentrates on foreign art, Moscow is the centre for Russian art and artefacts and has a correspondingly greater variety of museums and galleries. Moscow is still developing its modernity but embracing every minute of it; the majority of Muscovites are keen to welcome the new global culture.

Moscow, Russia
Train Exterior, The Golden Eagle Train, Moscow, Russia
Golden Eagle Train, Lake Baikal
River with Boats, Saint Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Kremlin, Moscow

See and do more

A visit to Moscow works perfectly in combination with Russia’s other infamous but slightly less harsh city, St Petersburg – see our journey idea for further details. Trains between these two main Russian cities are readily available along with river cruises following the Volga River between Moscow to St Petersburg taking in a wealth of Russian historic scenery along the way.


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Russian Dolls, Russia

Izmaylovo Market

Shop for local arts and crafts at the Izmaylovo market.

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Tretyakov Galleries

Understand Russian art with a visit to the Tretyakov galleries in Moscow.

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Bolshoi Theatre

Attend a ballet performance at this world-famous theatre in Moscow.

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Marvel at the icons which adorn the walls and ceilings of Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The Kremlin

Explore the iconic grounds of the Kremlin and Red Square.

Golden Eagle Railway, Lake Baikal, Russia

The Golden Eagle train

Travel across Russia’s wonderfully unexplored interior on the Golden Eagle train.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

The Ritz Carlton, Moscow £££££

  • Russia
  • City

The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow sits on Tverskaya Street, a stone’s throw from Red Square. The rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable with all modern conveniences. This five-star hotel offers a rooftop terrace, spa facilities with a pool and 24-hour fitness studio. Within easy walking distance of all the main sites and offering super family facilities, this is an excellent choice for a Moscow city hotel.

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Hotel Savoy, Moscow £££££

  • Russia
  • City

The Savoy is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Moscow. This Victorian-style hotel was built in 1913 and restored to its original appearance in 1989. Today, it blends the grandeur and elegance of the past with all the modern amenities of this vibrant capital. The hotel is in the city centre just a few minutes from Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Four Seasons Moscow £££££

  • Russia
  • City

The Four Seasons Hotel Moscow was newly built in the place of the legendary Hotel Moskva, which originally opened its doors in 1935. The front has retained its historic façade but the interior ticks all the boxes one would expect from the celebrated Four Season brand.

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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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