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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: City Highlights Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Moscow: City Highlights Self-Guided Walking Tour

This riveting audio tour of the spellbinding city of Moscow is packed with world famous sights to savour. On this tour you will see the breathtaking and monumental collections of the State Historical Museum, the stunning architectural ensemble that is the Moscow Kremlin, and the spectacular and beautiful St Basil's Cathedral. You will also see Manege Square, the Moscow Manege, the Hotel Moskva, instantly recognisable to drinkers of Stolichnaya vodka, the Resurrection Gate and the Iverian Chapel, The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan, GUM, the Spasskaya Tower with its distinctive clock, Lenin's Mausoleum at Red Square, the Nikolskaya Tower and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. With so many amazing things to see, Moscow is a tourist's paradise. Your tour. Your way.

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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
  • Currency
    RUB (руб)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
  • 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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