Is it Open on Sundays?
I am a little confused as to how to best utilize my time in the Red Square Kremlin area. I gather the must see places there are
1. St. Basil Church
2. Lenin mausoleum
3. Kremlin Armoury
4. Diamond Fund
5. Bell Tower
6. Alexandria Garden
7. State Historical Museum
Can all be covered in one day?. Any suggestions since it appears to be a pretty large area. Also tips on purchase of entry tickets.It shall be a weekend.
Which currency is best to carry in Russia?
Please mention areas where credit or debit cards may not be accepted. Also which is best place to exchange money?
I understand that most of the signs on Moscow Metro are in Russian. What is the best way to go around for a person who speaks and understand only English?
Hi everybody! I and my sister are going to Moscow next month. Please, advise where to go and what to do in Moscow in September?
Thanks in advance.
I will be taking a river cruise in September 2015 and I would like to buy a fur coat. I am interested in a full or 3/4 length karakul or Persian lamb. Tailoring is important to me as well as quality fur. Do you recommend a reliable merchant and what should I be willing to pay?
I'm going to Moscow for the first time next year in February and need some cold weather, walking on icy streets, snow boots. I'm unsure whether I should buy boots there or try and get something here at home. I live in Australia and there isn't much need for these type of boots, so the selection isn't great. Does anyone have any suggestions where would be the best place to buy them. This is the first leg of my trip so don't want to blow the budget at the start.
I am visiting Moscow at the end of August, and am interested in attending a football match while there. CSKA are at home to Anzhi on the Saturday night I am there; and Lokomotiv are at home to Krasnodar on the Sunday lunchtime. Russian football gets a lot of negative publicity here in the UK due to crowd trouble and racism - is it safe for foreign tourists to visit these matches? Which would be better? And which section of the stadium would be best/safest?
i want to know how difficult would it be to travel round moscow & st petersburg in december & january. my (loose) plan is to stay a week at each place just to look around and soak up the culture and feeling of the cities and surrounding areas. Are there many festive things happening around this time ie like the europe xmas markets.
Are there flights from Moscow to Alabuga? Do the airlines conform to European standards? Is there a train I could take? Any help with this travel will be gratefully received!
Srilankan Airlines used to fly between these two cities non-stop.
I don't find these flights any more. At least in my favorite search websites.
Are there still direct flights?
If yes, which airlines offer them?
We have just travelled from Lithuania to Moscow via Minsk.
We had an early morning train to Minsk, spent all day there (great place) then caught a late overnight train to Moscow.
On the train to Minsk we went through passport control at Vilnius station then had passports checked and stamped on train at Belarus border, along with immigration card.
Went to sleep on night train (Minsk to Moscow) and woke up in Moscow. So no passport control from Belarus to Russia. Is this correct? We have no stamp on the visa/passport saying we entered Russia.
I will be flying from HCMC Vietnam to London Heathrow this month. Does anyone have info or opinions about Aeroflot business class please?
I have read that if a foreigner wants to go swimming in public baths they will need russian doctors certificate...
is this still the case in 2015?, also if i wanted to use pool in hotel or visit russian banya would they also want a certificate of health?
thanks for any help in this matter.
I will be traveling to Moscow July 10. Are there any clubs that play US rock n roll from the 50s and 60s?
I have found these places in Riga and Helsinki and they are very entertaining.
how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.
how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.
I would like to ask those who have been to Moscow or those who have lived or who are currently living in Moscow (I am emphasizing these so I do not get a copy and paste answer from those who have not been to Moscow at all): Could you give me some hints where I could take great photos of Moscow´s landmarks? I will be there for only 3 nights and that is why I could really use some tips. Please do not give me tips like hire a professional photographer or some other tips that I could come up myself (sorry if I am being straightforward but I am really discouraging tips that will turn me off because I seldom ask for tips. thank you).
Will this work ok: We are staying at the Marriott Moscow Grand hotel on Tverskaya Street.
23 May Sat Day 01 : Moscow – Kremlin Grounds Tour (1½ Hrs.), Armoury Museum Tour (1 Hr.), Metro Tour (1 Hrs.)
Visit Kremlin fortress, which includes Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar. Experience a small journey by metro train to see three marvelous railway stations of Moscow (including Revolution Square Metro). Christ the Savior Cathedral - One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia.
Visit Bunker-42. (or some other place for actual gun shooting AK-47 etc)
Arbat Street & the Izmailovo flea market for shopping.
Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus (2 hrs).
Can most of this be done by foot from hotel? Or do we need a minibus/maxivan (sprinter etc.)? Or we take separate (local) taxis -- language issues? If needed, where do we hire?
24 May Sun Day 02 : Moscow –
City orientation tour consists of Red Square, photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb from outside and Kremlin wall, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Department Store, Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House.
City Tour by private minibus with photo stops (3 Hrs.) (need to hire with English speaking driver/guide. Please advise)
· Red Square
- famous St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, G.U.M. store, Tickets to St Basil Cathedral, tickets to Diamond Fund,
· Kremlin walls, towers, panorama (no entrance)
· Bolshoi Theatre – world famous theatre for ballet and opera
· Alexander Garden
- memorial to soldiers of WWII and Change of guards
· Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
- largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Sparrow Hills – panoramic view of the city
· Arch of Triumph
- built to welcome back Russian soldiers from France
Evening at leisure.
We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).
Arrive in Moscow on 22-May. 5 of us arrive at hotel Marriott Moscow Grand at around 4 pm, the rest will arrive around 9 pm.
We are there for the next 2 days, 23 and 24 May.
What should we do? How do we hire a minibus / van with ENGLISH speaking guide or driver? Where all must one visit to get an essence of the city, its culture and history?
We would like to visit the AK-47 shooting range. Are the children allowed?
Can we combine Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's on 23rd may? What else? Arbat?
The circus can be kept for the 24th evening. What else can we do on that day?
What can the 5 of us do near our hotel on 22nd evening, after checking in? (Marriott Moscow Grand, on Tverskaya Street)
How do all of us go to Vnukovo Airport on 25th morning 9.30 flight to St. Petersburg? Will the metro be a better option or a van?
I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.
Thanks in advance.
Hi...i want to know that given the current currency crisis in Russia, how has it effected the day to day prices in Moscow.
I am planning to travel with my wife and 12 year old son in June and would like to stay in a decent 3 star property and do the normal touristy things, have an un-rushed feel of the city, sit out cafe type lunch and some walk around sight seeing in the late afternoon / evening.
Then we plan to go to St. Petersburg by high speed train
How much should be budget per day in dollars per head? We so not plan to eat at fancy places or stay at fancy places but would like to visit the touristy cathedrals/spots, etc. So not a budget travel but not too expensive too
What kind of costs for such a normal holiday? Any insights will be appreciated.
long overnight stay on way to Croatia - sleeping lounge/rooms in the airport have very mixed reviews and no prices that I can find. There is a hotel right outside the terminal - no visa necessary - anyone have any suggestions or comments on safety?
I will be taking the Aero express to the train station and on the map the hotel appears to be over a mile from the station.
Normally a taxi would be the way to go but there are many warnings about taking a taxi from outside the station.
Hello friends ,
I'd appreciate your kind help.
I'll be travelling with a company of 20 family members and friends from Moscow To St Petersburg on August 05 . Most of my group are senior couples above 60 years of age . We're travelling on a strict budget , that's why we thought the overnight trains might be the cheapest option . However, we have real concerns that the night train ride might turn out too wearisome and exhausting for our old age to sustain , especially that our lively tourist program would start right after we arrive in St.Petersburg . We want to make sure that the train would allow us a good night's sleep and , no less important , keep our privacy ( i.e. a closed compartment with comfortable 2 bed for each couple ).
I'd appreciate your recommendation for a cheap , comfortable and privacy- guaranteed overnight train ride between the two capitals .
Thank you very much
hello. i would lie to find a friendly latino dance cafe with a friendly atmosphere and during a metro hours. :)
We're headed to Moscow at the end of April beginning of May. What are the places that are a MUST? First time going. We're so excited! Thanks!
After a long flight from California I could either have a car waiting for me or take Aeroexpress. Considering the amount of traffic in Moscow it would appear to be quicker to take the express then a taxi from Belorussky Rail station.
Hi all, possible using selfie stick in public area in Russia? Thanks.
I'll visit Moscow in a few days, I want to know where is Russia's Space Shuttle Buran is shown in Moscow now?
Located in VDNKh? Gorky Park? dismantling and destroyed?
Thank you so much for your help.
I would like to fly to Moscow to see the Victory day parade 2015 and want to know as followings:
1. I would like to sure it take place on 9 may in Moscow/not in St Petersburg?
2. Possbile stand at Tverskaya street sidewalks; to see/photo shooting is allowed? I knew we are not VIP to entry the red sq.
3. To get a room overlooking Tverskaya at Ritz or National is a good ideas? (It May be closed off to pedestrians and empty the buildings and Hotel room for safety!)
4. Any online offical informations about this Parade route for public?
What is the best way to do this? Please advice me(by your experience of seeing the prev. Moscow Parade) Great Thanks!