GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

Close
Moscow
Enter your dates to find available activities

Top attractions in Moscow

See all tours & things to do in Moscow

The 7 must-see sights of Moscow

This majestic city is steeped in history and beauty. A trip here combines the old and the new - learn the story of communism while enjoying the cosmopolitan life of modern-day Russia. If you're planning a visit, read our list of the top things to do.

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Drawing on 235 years of history, this is the place to see world-class performance. The ballet and opera companies perform both classic and modern work. A romantic night out.

Moscow Zoo

Moscow Zoo

This attraction offers a few great hours of entertainment, thanks in particular to the arctic animals, such as the polar bears and arctic foxes. Cheap, and kids even go free.

Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum

This museum of fine arts is the largest of its kind in Russia and offers a particularly impressive collection of Renaissance works, including masterpieces from Botticelli.

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

This grand turreted complex, with gold domes punching the skyline, is quintessential Moscow. Walk through the numerous palaces and cathedrals, taking in the spectacle and history.

Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery

To learn about Russian art, a tour of this gallery is a must. With more than 17,000 pieces, the collection spans early religious paintings, all the way up to the modern day.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum

Situated in the Red Square is the final resting place of Vladimir Lenin. To see his body, visit between 10:00AM and 1:00PM and expect to leave bags and cameras behind.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Sightseeing in Moscow isn't complete without a visit to this amazing architectural gem. Its colorful, patterned spires and fairytale feel decorate the corner of the Red Square.

Planning Your Moscow Visit

How many days do I need in Moscow?

Three days is enough time to take in all the sights, but you can certainly add an extra day to enjoy a little more leisure time.

How to get to Moscow

Domodedovo Airport is the main gateway to and from the city. Most visitors to Russia will need a tourist visa, so check well before you travel.

What's in a Moscow Mule?

This classic cocktail, containing vodka and ginger beer, was actually invented in California, not Moscow, so tourists looking for an authentic version will be searching for some time. But in Russia, drinking vodka is somewhat of a national pastime, so the city offers plenty of chi chi cocktail bars and nightclubs where you can get a true local's experience: great vodka, over ice.

Good to know

  • Language
    Russian
  • Currency
    RUB (руб)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +7
  • Best time to visit
    Visit the city in April or May, when the temperate is getting warmer, the days longer, and prices haven't skyrocketed for the summer tourists. Spring also offers less rain than autumn.

Things to Do in Moscow

Top Attractions in Moscow

Cities in Russia

Other Sightseeing Options in Moscow

Want to discover all there is to do in Moscow? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Moscow

Great tour with very knowledgeable guide

The tour took us to important sites that marked turning points of Soviet Russian history. The guide was very knowledgeable and took time to answer all our questions. Would recommend this tour to anybody interested in Soviet Russia. The tour was not as crowded as the general sightseeing tours and included visits to similar spots (Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Tverskaya Blvd. etc.).

Moscow Essentials: The Soviet Tour Reviewed by Hanno, 07/31/2019

Very informative, it’s great having a good guide

Beautiful places and it’s rich in history The guide (Raimund) provided a clear explanation of the place and gave us sufficient time to take in the sight and have photo opportunities He was also patient and took time to explain Did not rush through

Sergiev Posad from Moscow Reviewed by Cynthia, 07/24/2019

Excellent tour with a lot of information

Very beautiful stations,the girl guide is excellent in explaining everything you need to know about the Moscow metro. It will be very good if you can shorten the time, really the tour is taking too much time. Thank you so much.

Moscow Metro Tour Reviewed by Ziad, 08/05/2019

Oleg was the perfect guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible

Oleg arrived to pick us up spot on time. We had a very engaging visit to Kolomenskoye seeing everything we wanted and hearing a wealth of information about the site and its history as well as lif in Russia and Moscow generally

Natasha shared her knowledge and passion for a great experience

Natasha met us on time and was friendly from the start She has a wide range of knowledge of the Kremlin and was able to share it with passion and interest