1. Moscow: Private Metro and Izmailovo Market Tour
Get picked up from the lobby of your hotel by your friendly, English-speaking guide and walk to the Moscow Metro for a tour of the city's famous underground. Known for its ornate, palatial stations, the metro incorporates different aspects of Russian architecture through the decades as well as those of the former republics of the USSR. Learn about the stories and secrets behind some of the most beautiful stations before getting off at Izmailovo. Immerse yourself in the history of this vibrant district in the northeastern part of the city on a walking tour that takes you past the Kremlin. Learn about the function and role of this famous fortress and part it has played in Russian history. Snap some photos of its iconic, whimsical facade before continuing on to the Izmailovo flea market. Make your way through the maze of vendor stalls that comprise the biggest craft market in Moscow. Let your guide point you to the best cafes for shashliks, sample authentic Russian jams and herbal teas, pick up a set of matryoshka dolls, or purchase a typical Russian hat to bring home as a souvenir.