Set out on a fascinating half-day tour of Moscow’s major attractions accompanied by a local guide. Begin at Red Square, the legendary Soviet-built forum set before the awe-inspiring Kremlin. This is also where you will find many of the city’s other essential sights. Admire the colourful spires of St Basil’s Cathedral and the famous mausoleum of Lenin. The next part of your introduction to Moscow takes place behind the scenes at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre where you have exclusive access. You will be joined by a theatre guide who will recount the venue’s history and share some stories about the stars and premieres.
Red Square is certainly the place to learn about Moscow’s most eccentric characters. Find out why Lenin’s Mausoleum is visited by so many Russians on each birthday of the late revolutionary leader. Discover the unfortunate story of the architects of St Basil's Cathedral who were blinded by Ivan the Terrible so that they could never recreate the building’s beauty. The magnificent Bolshoi Theatre is sure to make an impression with its eight-columned portico upon which an imposing statue of Apollo rests, and the grandeur only continues into the interior.