Meet a personal guide at your Moscow hotel, then make your way to the Izmailovo Palace on foot or using public transport (own expense). As you walk, listen to stories from Moscow history—this is the perfect time to talk over any questions you have about Russian culture, or about your time in the city.
Follow a route through historic streets and squares, and find buildings clad in stone and traditional timber work. Pause to visit pretty shops along the way, then enter the 17th-century Izmailovo Palace. Explore the brightly painted complex, where colorful towers look out across the red and white cobblestone bridge.
Continue to the Vodka Museum, where exhibits bring the history and production of Russian vodka to life. Try medovukha, a honey drink that’s beloved throughout Russia, then spend the rest of your time as desired: visit a few more shops or the nearby market, or make the return trip to your hotel with your guide.