Moscow City Breaks in 2016

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Short breaks to Moscow

Being capital of a big country as Russia with many historic sights versus the new creative architecture makes the city known as the city of superlatives. Moscow has a fascinating history which is well reflected in the city.

Please note: City taxes payable locally.

One of Moscow’s most famous attractions is the Red Square. Red Square is at the heart of Moscow and is a stone's throw from the Kremlin. It was once the site of public executions and military parades, however it has a much more glamorous role today. On one side of the Red Square is GUM, Russia’s biggest department store. Housing many top-end fashion outlets, GUM is perfect for some retail therapy during your city break in Moscow.

The Kremlin, with its ornate towers and pinkish façade, is the centre of the government in Russia. The Kremlin was originally built as a fortress to protect the city and has a massive brick wall surrounding it. Within the grounds of The Kremlin there are palaces, armouries and numerous cathedrals and it is highly advised that you take a guided tour to see everything that this world famous landmark has to offer. It is a must see attraction during your Moscow city break, however take a comfortable pair of shoes as you will be captivated by its beauty and will want to explore.

The Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro should not only be used to facilitate easy passage through Moscow during your trip, but should be admired for its splendour. Stalin believed that instead of building homes for the poor he should create ‘palaces for the people’ and as such he adorned the Moscow Metro with lavish artworks, murals, mosaics and statues. These functional palaces offer a real insight into Moscow’s past and will enhance your break in Moscow.

Combining a holiday in Moscow with a stay in St. Petersburg

Another famous city in Russia is St. Petersburg. With its fabulous architecture and an array of mouth-watering restaurants a day trip to St. Petersburg is a must during a city break to Moscow. A sleeper train travels daily between Moscow and St. Petersburg and will allow you to arrive refreshed and ready for a captivating visit to this majestic city. The public transport network across this vast country is really quite impressive and will allow you to explore the country during your visit to Russia.

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Other recommended destinations

As well as combining a stay in Moscow with a break in St. Petersburg, other alternatives to Moscow include a break in Eastern Europe such as Bucharest in Romania or Budapest, Hungary.

Please note: Individual entry visa requirements may change and therefore, all passengers are responsible for checking their own requirements with the Russian Embassy. We cannot be held responsible for any part of these arrangements.

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Attractions

The culture and well-kept lusciousness of Moscow’s centre makes it a relaxing destination for a romantic city break, with plenty of attractions. The grand parks, galleries and museums make it ideal for any time of year, with collections such as that of the Tretyakov Gallery providing delightful exhibitions for visitors.

Activities

Moscow’s hold on its past despite its blossoming present gives it an air of sentimentality that makes a stroll through the streets of the city very romantic - take in the café couture and street art that fills Old Arbat in the historic quarter, or peruse the market stalls and gardens of Izmailovo Park and Royal Estate.

Nightlife

From quiet evenings spent in intimate bars and restaurants to lively nightclubs where you can let your hair down and dance the night away together, Moscow has a rich and diverse nightlife. For a real spectacle, book tickets to one of the many circus, ballet or opera performances running throughout the year.

Hotels

Treat your loved one like royalty on a holiday to Moscow, by indulging in a luxury hotel right in the city centre that will leave you feeling pampered. The National is a grand building boasting a number of luxurious features.

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Places to visit

Red Square is an obvious starting point for any visitor to Moscow, the bustling centre around which this vibrant capital of culture sprawls. From here you can see museums, cathedrals, shops and restaurants, and can easily find your way to other attractions such as the Kremlin and the historic quarter.

Attractions

Moscow is very picturesque and many of its attractions are the statues, mosaics, murals and artworks which permeate the city centre. The Kremlin is the most lavish and colourful of Moscow’s attractions - looming on the landscape in a regal fashion, it refuses to be overlooked by any visitor to the city.

Activities

With so much to see and do in this overwhelming city, a sightseeing tour is the best way to soak up all that Moscow has to offer and also get a chance to learn a little more about the city. Join onto a daily free tour or save your energy with a hopper tour bus.

Architecture

Moscow comprises an eclectic mix of architectural styles ranging from hundreds of years old to more recent expressions of its culture. Meandering through the streets and squares will offer views of palaces, armouries, cathedrals and perhaps most impressively, the beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site of the Moscow Kremlin.

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Attractions

Moscow has an enchanting buzz with lots of attractions, which are easy to get around thanks to its Metro system. Begin by taking in the impressive vastness of Red Square and the massive department store, GUM, which overlooks it, before snaking out through the city through the museums, shops and restaurants.

Activities

Whilst Moscow is a modern hub for retail therapy, it also offers lots of activities for families throughout the year. The puppet theatre, zoo and Dolphinarium are popular city attractions, as are the parks during the summer. Meanwhile in the winter, Moscow also enjoys sports such as skiing, skating and sledging.

Nightlife

Moscow can be magical on an evening, especially if you take a trip to the world renowned Moscow State Circus which delights visitors every evening. The restaurants in the city have a varied cuisine and are also very child friendly, with many offering entertainment through the night for families.

Hotels

A holiday to this grand and impressive city needn’t require an equally enormous budget. The Golden Apple Hotel is a contemporary building with many nearby attractions.

Useful information

Language
Russian
Currency
Russian Ruble
Local time
GMT + 3 hours (Moscow)
Airport
Moscow Domodedovo International
Flight time
3 hours 45 minutes