Brim with contrasts, Moscow is one of Eastern Europe’s most intriguing capitals. With more billionaires per capita than any other city, Russia’s capital is host to everything from ostentatious palaces and onion-domed churches to austere reminders of its Soviet-run history, all wrapped in multiple layers of rich imperial and political history. Add world-class museums, edgy contemporary arts, lush green parks and a wealth of other attractions, and Moscow is made for discovering on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Simply hop on your comfortable, open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus and soak up the sights, from the cobbled space of Red Square – the stage of massive military parades in Soviet times and home to the colorful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral — to the Big Stone Bridge, overlooked by the monumental Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Have your camera ready as you pass other stellar attractions, or hop off to stroll around Alexander Garden or visit the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, home to stunning collections of European art, including masterpieces by Botticelli and Rembrandt.
Armed with your 2-day ticket, feel free to stay on the bus for the full loop (60 minutes) and listen to the entertaining audio commentary, or hop on and off at any of the nine stops around the city as you please. The choice is yours!