Great deals on weekends to Moscow - Russia’s vibrant capital city
Exotic and dynamic, Moscow has a lot to offer to the weekend traveller. A mere four-hour flight away, this bustling capital city will satisfy even the most demanding traveller.
Moscow is Russia’s largest city, famous for The Red Square and The Kremlin. Yet a visit to The Kremlin is only a small part of enjoying this fast-paced and ever-changing place. Whether it’s ballet or painting, designer clothing or fine food, it is sure to have something to offer to even the pickiest traveller. Easy to navigate via the underground, known as The Metro, with all major attractions conveniently clustered in the city centre, Moscow caters particularly well when you want a quick getaway.
No visit to Moscow is complete without at least a quick stroll around the Red Square, with its impressive architectural ensemble including The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral. Whether you only spend 10 minutes here or stay a bit longer, you may well want to visit the nearby GUM, a luxurious department store housed in a spectacular nineteenth-century building. With its extensive range of designer shops, souvenir boutiques and cafes, it offers a welcome break from all the sightseeing. The world-famous Bolshoi Theatre is just around the corner, but, if you fancy a night out enjoying a classic such as Swan Lake, be aware that tickets sell out well in advance. This is also true of the popular Bolshoi house tours, and we advise all theatre lovers to book in advance. If you love art, then we are certain you will love Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery, which houses a rich collection – nearly 2000 pieces - of Russian art, from Medieval icons to the avant-garde masterpieces of Kandinsky and Malevich. Tickets are available either from the ticket office on the day, or online.
Move out of your comfort zone and take in the sights of Bunker-42
There are plenty of alternatives to the traditional gallery-Red Square itinerary. IF you are up for an adventure, head to the deliciously creepy Bunker-42, a tour of an underground bunker below Moscow streets. Or head to the Museum of Cosmonautics, which contains around 85,000 items related to space travel and astronomy. And when you are done exploring for the day, why not sample Russian cuisine? With a myriad of restaurants, cafes, and bars, ranging from cosy to opulent, there are tons of choices. Whatever your budget and preferences, we recommend trying local delicacies, such as savoury pancakes, hot meat-filled dumplings, and the staple festive salad known as ‘The Olivier’.
Accommodation in Moscow can be tricky to get right, with such a dizzying range of choices. We have carefully handpicked offers at exclusive prices and exceptional discounts, and in perfect locations for exploring central Moscow. Have a browse at all of our great offers to build your perfect Moscow weekend!