Fancy yourself a high-roller? You’ll feel right at home in Moscow, home to the most billionaires in the world, and probably the world’s most expensive coffee – but it doesn’t cost a dime to wander streets and take in the elaborate architecture and cosmopolitan vibe. That doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a tour to suit all budgets. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, history buff or foodie, a tour will open up your eyes (and tastebuds) to the wonders of this incredibly vibrant city.
Don’t miss these Moscow attractions
- Moscow Kremlin
- St Basil’s Cathedral
- Red Square
- Bolshoi Ballet
- Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Larger than life
Moscow’s most noted attractions are hard to miss. Take a tour of Moscow and you’ll step inside the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation at the Kremlin and stare for hours at the colourful twisted domes of St Basil’s Cathedral as you wander through the Red Square, which is most impressive when it’s lit up at night.
Lovers of dance would be wise to include an evening at the Bolshoi Theatre into their itinerary. Bolshoi means ‘big’ and this internationally renowned classical ballet company is among the oldest and is home of many of the world’s most esteemed ballet dancers. The Bolshoi style of ballet is known for being dramatic, colourful and bold.
Get swept up in Moscow’s dining revolution and put your tastebuds to the test with beetroot ice-cream, caramel oxtail pudding or pan-fried calves’ brains? Less adventurous eaters can find plenty of tamer classic Russian and even French influenced items on the menu too.
No matter what you get up to in Moscow, travelling with a tour will ensure you have the best experience possible, as you’re let in on the rich history and culture of this imperial city.