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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.


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

The Golden Ring

Explore ancient Russian towns, where time stands still.

Izmaylovo Market

Shop for local arts and crafts at the Izmaylovo market.

Tretyakov Galleries

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

Bolshoi Theatre

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

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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

The Kremlin

Explore the iconic grounds of the Kremlin and Red Square.

The Golden Eagle train

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

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

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.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.

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Really helpful over the visa hurdles. Couldn't have negotiated the Russian questions without the excellent guide sheet.


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