Things to do in

Moscow

From Soviet landmarks to forward-thinking feats of architecture, you name it, the Russian capital’s got it.

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Our most recommended things to do in Moscow

  • Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

    1. Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

    Take a journey along the Moscow river, beginning either at the lively Gorky Park or the Ukraine Hotel, which is one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin. See all of the most iconic attractions in Moscow from a slightly different angle. The boat has two decks and you can choose whether to be on the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the views through the panoramic windows. At the lower deck, there is a bar and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi access. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, you can ask for an audioguide in your language on board for a small price. Upgrade your river cruise by choosing the fine dining option and enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner on your trip. A standard menu includes one salad, one main course, one soft drink, and bread. You will see the Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow City, Gorky Park, Mini...

    AC was out of service.. the ship was so so hot .. food was good and service is okay.

  • Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

    2. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

    Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, ...

    Alexander was the best tour guide around Moscow! We really enjoyed the Metro tour!

  • Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    3. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

  • Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

    4. Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

    Enter the Kremlin through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. Enjoy commentary from your knowledgeable local guide. See the collection of Napoleon’s cannons by the Arsenal building. Stop to take a photo of the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Continue to the Grand Tsar Bell and Cannon, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art and see the burial place of Russian tsars and princes. Learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Learn the incredible story about the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. Hear about the 2 secret lines a...

    تجربة جميلة جدا وانصح الجميع ياخذونها، اول مره ازور موسكو و معلوماتي بسيطه، ڤلاديمير كان انسان جدا رائع لطيف جدا ومتعاون و معلوماته جدا رائعه.. كان على الموعد وانطلقنا من حائط تشاينا الى red square الى الكرملين و كان لطيف جدا معي دخلني اشوف جسد لينين و مرينا اماكن كثيره على طلبي، اما المترو فكان عبارة عن متاحف مصغرة.. فلاديمير كان لطيف لدرجة كان ياخذ لي صور لما اطلب منه لأني كنت لوحدي.. جدا ممتنه و شكرا جزيلا

  • Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

    5. Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

    After a short introduction tour at the entrance to the Kremlin Museum your guide will give you a ticket to the Kremlin, Armoury museum and an information booklet in English. You will receive all the necessary explanations about what is included in your ticket, where to go, and what to see in the Kremlin and Armoury.  Your guide will also share some secrets about the main attractions of Moscow. Take your time and explore the museums at your own pace. Gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and take the opportunity to get some great photos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Wonderful exposure to the history of Moscow and Russia, Xena guidance was splendid, couldn’t be the same without her knowledge delivery and entertaining our questions!

  • Moscow: Tank Riding and Bazooka Military Experience

    6. Moscow: Tank Riding and Bazooka Military Experience

    Your tour will begin in a Soviet army van, accompanied by the sound of Russian army choirs. You will be provided with some Russian snacks and tea for a tasty start to the day.  Upon arriving at your destination, you will be required to put on army-style clothing and jump into one of the Russian armoured vehicles still in use - a BMP-1 or a BTR-80. This tour will take you on a noisy, smoky tank, driving through mud and off-road paths. You will climb, run, avoid obstacles, throw grenades and much more during this intense training program. See if you have what it takes to make it in the Russian military!  You will be offered a weapon of your choice from a multitude of iconic Russian guns, including a Makarov PM, PPSH-41, Kalashnikov AK-47, RPK, DP28 machine gun, several semi-automatic or auto carbines, and much more. You will load, aim and fire your gun at a predetermined target. Then the...

  • Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

    7. Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

    Visit the highest observation deck in Europe and enjoy breathtaking views of the Kremlin, Moscow State University and Poklonnaya Hill, as well as 8 different entertainment areas. Start your visit with a ride in a high-speed elevator to reach the top floor of the building. Download the free app and turn your phone into a tour guide as you listen to tales of the sights you see. Afterwards, visit the highest factory in the world where you can enjoy unlimited ice cream samples and savour freshly-made chocolates. Later, discover the history of Moscow with an immersive movie at the mini-cinema before stopping at the restaurant for a bite to eat. There is also a gift shop where you can pick up some souvenirs before heading back down to earth.

  • Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    8. Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Learn the incredible story about the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery! Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit 10 of the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

    Engaging, informative and surreal! Possibly the easiest way to see the most beautiful stations in Moscow. There was no language barrier at all and communication was precise. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Highly recommend!

  • Moscow: Private Tour of Kremlin & Armory Chamber

    9. Moscow: Private Tour of Kremlin & Armory Chamber

    See the rarest treasures of the Russian emperors on this 3-hour guided tour of the Kremlin and the Kremlin’s Armory Chamber. The Armory Chamber is an unparalleled treasure chest and is considered one of the 5 top museums of its kind in the world. Marvel at the museum's 10 Fabergé eggs, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, the coronation robes of the Russian czars and the world's largest collection of jeweled royal carriages. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll also explore the Kremlin grounds and learn about the fascinating events of Russian history that unfolded within the walls of this medieval fortress.

    The tour and also the wealth of information presented could be structured better to make it more engaging and to allow information to be absorbed better. Long monologues that pack in too much information ended up being a bit tiring as this involved a lot of standing around. Great that tickets had been purchased in advance by tour guide and that aspect of the tour certainly was good.

  • Moscow: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

    10. Moscow: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

    Learn to master iconic Soviet weapons under supervision of a professional trainer. Discover the thrill of shooting military grade weapons loaded with live bullets on a shooting tour from Moscow. Jump aboard a classic military Soviet van at your hotel doorstep, and drive to the shooting range. A professional trainer will join your guide to teach you the ins and outs of becoming a Soviet sharpshooter. Choose your preferred option with different numbers of rounds and weapons included. Try the legendary Kalashnikov AK-47, fire the iconic semi-automatic Dragunov sniper rifle, and test out the Yarygin Pistol, the standard Russian military sidearm. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will have the opportunity to take Moscow's subway together with them to reach the shooting range. An option to travel by Soviet military van is also available.

    تجربة جميلة جدا حجزت بخنكا (الڤان السوفييتي) و اندرو كان ينتظر عند مدخل الفندق في الوقت المقرر،، أندرو شخصيه رائعه مثقفه يتحدث الانجليزية بطلاقة وقليل من اللغة العربية الفصحى،، اما تجربة الرماية فكانت جديده ومثيره دربنا متخصص على السلاح وبعد كذا بدأنا بالتطبيق.. كل الفريق كان رائعين .. لا تفوتون هالتجربه

Frequently asked questions about Moscow

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days do I need in Moscow?

    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.

  • How to get to Moscow

    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.

  • What's in a Moscow Mule?

    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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Russian
  • Currency
    RUB (руб)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +7
  • Best time to visit
    Visit 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,929 reviews

تجربة جميلة جدا وانصح الجميع ياخذونها، اول مره ازور موسكو و معلوماتي بسيطه، ڤلاديمير كان انسان جدا رائع لطيف جدا ومتعاون و معلوماته جدا رائعه.. كان على الموعد وانطلقنا من حائط تشاينا الى red square الى الكرملين و كان لطيف جدا معي دخلني اشوف جسد لينين و مرينا اماكن كثيره على طلبي، اما المترو فكان عبارة عن متاحف مصغرة.. فلاديمير كان لطيف لدرجة كان ياخذ لي صور لما اطلب منه لأني كنت لوحدي.. جدا ممتنه و شكرا جزيلا

تجربة جميلة جدا حجزت بخنكا (الڤان السوفييتي) و اندرو كان ينتظر عند مدخل الفندق في الوقت المقرر،، أندرو شخصيه رائعه مثقفه يتحدث الانجليزية بطلاقة وقليل من اللغة العربية الفصحى،، اما تجربة الرماية فكانت جديده ومثيره دربنا متخصص على السلاح وبعد كذا بدأنا بالتطبيق.. كل الفريق كان رائعين .. لا تفوتون هالتجربه

Владимир was friendly and gave us details and explained the history of each station.

Alexander was the best tour guide around Moscow! We really enjoyed the Metro tour!

Very good tour , with an excellent staff to explain all the informations needed