Moscow is often treated as St. Petersburg’s underrated sister, but the city has much to offer, starting with the Diamond Vaults of the Kremlin (which display jewels the likes of which are only surpassed by the British Crown Jewels) and ending with the Bolshoi Theater—a cultural mecca.
Note: Indagare does not recommend travel to Russia at this time, and the U.S. State Department has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel warning for Americans considering a trip there.
Perfect forAdventurers | Art Lovers | Intellectuals
When to goJune-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
A trip to Russia’s fascinating capital should balance visits to historical sites like the Kremlin with special experiences, such as a tour of the weekend bazaar. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day 1: Kremlin
Enjoy early, behind-the-scenes access to the Kremlin before the tourist crowds arrive and explore the treasures of this sprawling walled city with an expert guide, including the incredible Diamond Vaults and the Armory Museum.
Day 2: Red Square
Tour the iconic heart of the city, which houses Lenin’s Tomb and the colorful, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. For a shopping break, visit the famous G.U.M. department store near the Square before enjoying a private cruise along the Moscow River or a performance at the exquisite Bolshoi Theatre.
Day 3: Art Museums
Tour the Pushkin State Museum, housing the best collection of foreign art in Moscow, and the Tretyakov State Galleries, covering four centuries of Russian art history. Your expert guide can also show you the most beautiful examples of Moscow’s palatial metro stations, boasting stained glass, mosaics and Baroque statues.
Where To Stay
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Four Seasons Moscow
With an ideal location in the heart of Moscow’s historic center, the Four Seasons is a contemporary revival of the legendary Hotel Moskva, the glamorous 1930’s grand-dame property.
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Ritz Carlton Moscow
Steps from Red Square, this extravagant five-star property lays everything on thick.