Top attractions in Moscow
Top Tours & Activities in Moscow
This majestic city is steeped in history and beauty. A trip here combines the old and the new - learn the story of communism while enjoying the cosmopolitan life of modern-day Russia. If you're planning a visit, read our list of the top things to do.
Drawing on 235 years of history, this is the place to see world-class performance. The ballet and opera companies perform both classic and modern work. A romantic night out.
This attraction offers a few great hours of entertainment, thanks in particular to the arctic animals, such as the polar bears and arctic foxes. Cheap, and kids even go free.
This museum of fine arts is the largest of its kind in Russia and offers a particularly impressive collection of Renaissance works, including masterpieces from Botticelli.
This grand turreted complex, with gold domes punching the skyline, is quintessential Moscow. Walk through the numerous palaces and cathedrals, taking in the spectacle and history.
To learn about Russian art, a tour of this gallery is a must. With more than 17,000 pieces, the collection spans early religious paintings, all the way up to the modern day.
Situated in the Red Square is the final resting place of Vladimir Lenin. To see his body, visit between 10:00AM and 1:00PM and expect to leave bags and cameras behind.
Sightseeing in Moscow isn't complete without a visit to this amazing architectural gem. Its colorful, patterned spires and fairytale feel decorate the corner of the Red Square.
Three days is enough time to take in all the sights, but you can certainly add an extra day to enjoy a little more leisure time.
Domodedovo Airport is the main gateway to and from the city. Most visitors to Russia will need a tourist visa, so check well before you travel.
This classic cocktail, containing vodka and ginger beer, was actually invented in California, not Moscow, so tourists looking for an authentic version will be searching for some time. But in Russia, drinking vodka is somewhat of a national pastime, so the city offers plenty of chi chi cocktail bars and nightclubs where you can get a true local's experience: great vodka, over ice.
- CurrencyRUB (руб)
- Time ZoneUTC (+03:00)
- Country Code+7
- Best time to visitVisit the city in April or May, when the temperate is getting warmer, the days longer, and prices haven't skyrocketed for the summer tourists. Spring also offers less rain than autumn.
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What people are saying about Moscow
The tour was great and our guide was incredibly patient with all our questions! She was fantastically knowledgeable and took an extra 40 mins on top of the tour time to show us extra things and teach us more about Russian history and especially Russian iconography! She was a real expert! Fascinating tour of the Kremlin!
Sergey arrived early, and was pleasant, well-versed in English. He navigated us around Moscow tube system (he does a tour on the subways!). His access into the Kremlin was fast and avoided the crowds. This was a godsend. His knowledge of the Kremlin was superb. He customized the tour to our needs. I would highly recommend Sergey and the Kremlin tour.
I really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. The only part I did not like was that the guide did not go inside the Cathedral with us. Everything was done outside.
Rodolfo is one of those tour gides that is passionate about history and enjoy sharing his knowledge! He is not the typical guide that just wants the tips! That being said, he showed us amazing points in the city, he made it fun and entertaining! He is from Venezuela so his Spanish is clear and perfect! He showed us the best point to take pics, give local recommendations and even thaught us some russian! The tour was over and he even walked us a little bit more to a beautiful view! He even waited until everyone got a taxi. What an amazing guy! As I mentioned in another review, company oberbooked tickets and started tours almost an hour late. It was the world cup and we were al tired and moody, but Rodolfo’s energy is contagious! During the tour we bumped into people who took the that mornig and they keep cheering Rodolfo and saying he was the best! Over 12 hrs later from his firs tour and this guy was still giving us the best tour we took in Moscow! We learned a lot and took nice pics!
She was very nice...she speaks fluent spanish...and leaning to help me in any doubt. definetly she's got vocation for that...and patient listening my doubts and requests...beyond the expectation that i had...even helped to change money at bank and translating from russian to me at metro station...thanks a lot Elena.. she is a friend now... Mi guia fue muy buena...habla fluido español y esta siempre tratando de ayudarte con cualquier duda...definitivamente tiene vocacion de guiarte...paciencia de escuchar tus dudas y pedidos...fue mas allade lo q esperaba hasta me ayudo a ir al banco y cambiar moneda y hablar en ruso para saber como conseguir ticket en el metro...muchas gracias Elena...ahora somos amigos!