Today after breakfast, begin exploring this history, culture and colour-rich town with a guided city tour wandering past iconic landmarks including the Bolshoi Theatre, the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, the Cathedral of Archangel, the Novospassky Monastery and of course, the iconic public square, The Red Square with the colourful St. Basil's Cathedral known for its onion-shaped domes on one hand and the red wall of Kremlin on the other.
Our guided city tour also takes us on a time travel journey of Russian art as we visit the Tretyakov State Gallery that houses more than 1, 80, 000 works of Russian art in the form of paintings, sculptures, graphics and other illustrations. While exemplary masterpieces from the 11th century to the early 20th century can be witnessed in the historic building of the gallery, the new building holds works of the 20th-century artists.
After this artistic adventure, take a short break from sightseeing to feast on a yummy lunch at an Indian restaurant.
Then, move from art history to mysterious stories as we head to the Stalin's Bunker, an underground world of its own that's just as enigmatic as the person who commissioned it? Commander-in-chief of the Red Army, Joseph Stalin. Masked by the gigantic 1, 20, 000-seater stadium above it, this military object is a massive space divided into lavish rooms. There's Stalin's office, there is a dining room and there's even a grand meeting hall crafted with rich marble.
Continuing our journey to the mystic underground realms of Russia, we take the Metro tour up to three stations. Known as the "people's palaces" the majestic Soviet-era stations with all their palace-like opulence, extravagant decor and sculptures and lavish use of marble, are a definite must-visit of Moscow. And because no trip seems complete without bagging a few souvenirs, we take some leisure time at the Arbat Street to shop for a few collectables.
No, the day's not over yet! We still have to catch the famous Russian Circus. Great Moscow State Circus known for its nerve-racking stunts, hilarious clown stints, inventive acrobat performances and a lot more.
After this long, long day, we have nothing else but a delicious dinner to grab before we head back to our hotel an lay in the comfort of our beds.
Overnight in Moscow.
Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant
Hotel : Hotel Azimut Olympic Or Similar, Moscow