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Our most recommended Moscow Day Trips

  • Moscow: Tank Riding and Bazooka Military Experience

    1. Moscow: Tank Riding and Bazooka Military Experience

    Your tour will begin in a Soviet army van, accompanied by the sound of Russian army choirs. You will be provided with some Russian snacks and tea for a tasty start to the day.  Upon arriving at your destination, you will be required to put on army-style clothing and jump into one of the Russian armoured vehicles still in use - a BMP-1 or a BTR-80. This tour will take you on a noisy, smoky tank, driving through mud and off-road paths. You will climb, run, avoid obstacles, throw grenades and much more during this intense training program. See if you have what it takes to make it in the Russian military!  You will be offered a weapon of your choice from a multitude of iconic Russian guns, including a Makarov PM, PPSH-41, Kalashnikov AK-47, RPK, DP28 machine gun, several semi-automatic or auto carbines, and much more. You will load, aim and fire your gun at a predetermined target. Then the...

  • Moscow: Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride

    2. Moscow: Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Your day will start early, with a departure planned for 4 AM. Your personal driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. You will drive 45 minutes outside of the city to the balloon launch site. Once you are there, you will receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure.  You'll get to enjoy a 1-hour flight at dawn. See the sun rising over pine forest and touch the tops of gigantic trees with your hands. Once in the air, you will climb to heights of 1.5km, with the journey covering a distance between 15-25 km depending on the wind speed. You will travel over a local village and it's picturesque surroundings.  After you land, the pilot will initiate you as a balloonist! Following the ceremony and champagne drinking, you will be taken back to Moscow and dropped off at your hotel.

  • From Moscow: Private Fighter Jet Flight Experience

    3. From Moscow: Private Fighter Jet Flight Experience

    Become a co-pilot for a day on this fighter jet flight experience, with your own english-speaking pilot in the cockpit.  Start with a private pickup from your accommodation in Moscow. Travel in comfort for a couple of hours before starting your adventure at Orlovka Air Base.  Get the debrief with a close inspection of your fighter jet, followed by a full flight mission and safety briefing. Put on your helmet and headset, then you’re ready for take-off with your pilot.  Whizz through the sky on a short but thrilling flight, hitting speeds of up to 700 kilometers per hour and at a height of 4000 meters up. Communicate interactively with your pilot throughout the mission, and relax knowing your pilot can adjust the flight according to your wishes.  Try out steep turns to get you used to the g-force, then move onto smooth tactical aerobatics completing maneuvers and even low passes above...

  • Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

    4. Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

    Take advantage of one of the unique winter activities in Moscow and enjoy the thrill of a snowmobile ride through a picturesque snowy forest.  Your day will begin with a pick up from your hotel or apartment in Moscow and a 40-minute drive to the place where your adventure will start. Cut loose on the brand new machines and explore wide-open areas you could only imagine with an hour free-riding. You will first be introduced to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe, exciting and informative environment. Depending on your level and desired experience, training and a basic obstacle course will prepare you for the snowmobile ride. Once you have completed your orientation, your guide will lead you on a journey through magnificent terrain, including old growth forests.

    Great host and good safety introductions. It was a pity that there wasn’t more snow and colder.

  • Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

    5. Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

    Visiting a banya is an integral part of Russian culture. Russians have come to these saunas to relax and unwind for more than 1,000 years. On this tour, you can discover a banya for yourself.  The tour begins with a pick-up from VDNKh metro station in a classic Soviet van. Travel with your group members to Sergiyev Posad, where you will be taken to visit the famous Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius monastery - known as the greatest and largest in Russia. Be in awe of its blue cupolas decorated with golden stars.  Finally, stop at a traditional wooden banya by a beautiful lake and be guided through a 3-hour banya session and learn about this important part of Russian culture. Be treated to a Russian skin scrub treatment with a veniki - a kind of broom used in therapeutic practices. You have the option to dive into the lake after your treatment, then dry off before enjoying a wonderful 3-co...

    The monastery and banya trip were both excellent. The activities itself felt very interesting and made Russian culture a bit closer to us. It was a pleasure to be guided by Timur and Anton - excellent guides and lovely, warm and friendly people. Well recommended!

  • Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

    6. Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

    Combine sightseeing and partying in this unique tour through the city of Moscow in a classic Soviet-era van. Start your adventure from in front of St Basil's Cathedral where your tour guide will pick you up. With a beverage in hand, begin your 3 hour tour to the city's most impressive landmarks and nightlife spots. Get to know the city of Moscow with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit twelve of Moscow's most important historical and cultural sites like St Basil's Cathedral, the Academy of Science, Moscow Central Business District and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral amongst many others.  During your tour through the city your guide will make five stops at the city's biggest main attractions. Take the opportunity to top up your drink, sample some local caviar delicacies (on request) or simply just stretch your legs before hopping back on the van for the next part of your advent...

    Very nice experience with good atmosphere and a lot of amazing spots we can’t imagine . A fantastic guide Timur so kind brilliant and expert in explanations

  • From Moscow: Day Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal

    7. From Moscow: Day Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal

    Suzdal and Vladimir are the main towns of the famous Golden Ring of Russia - the name for several cities and smaller towns north-east of Moscow. This is a great route to travel if you want to enjoy the quiet and peaceful life in the Russian province, view the beautiful countryside, and discover ancient architecture. This 1-day trip allows you to experience the flavor of old Russian towns, religions and culture. On the tour, take in the beautiful sights of the Russian countryside, see Russian architecture such as old churches made of white stone, and visit old fortifications, fortresses and beautiful monasteries. The first town in the Golden Ring, 179 kilometers to the east of Moscow, is Vladimir, an ancient capital of all Russian principalities. It is also the first stop along the Trans-Siberian route. The city dates back to the 11th century and is one of the oldest and the most importa...

  • From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

    8. From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

    You will start the morning with your journey to Sergiev Posad, located approximately 40 miles (70 kilometers) from Moscow. You will enjoy the beauty of the Russian countryside on the way there and stop to visit the Russian village, Rudonezh, a quiet and peaceful place, where Saint Sergius was born. You will see the beautiful Saint Spring and the Church of Sergey Radonezh. After, you will continue your tour to Sergiev Posad and spend some time in Trinity Lavra, visiting some of Russia’s most beautiful cathedrals, the Assumption Cathedral and the Trinity Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the fascinating monastery inside and marvel at the shining golden domes.  Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the local Matreshka market and have a break in a nice Russian restaurant before returning to Moscow.  

    This was a fantastic experience. Of you go on this trip please carry swimwear so you can get wet in the pond of fresh water. The tour guide Vladmir if I spelt his name correctly was amazing and very helpful.

  • Moscow: Full-Day Excursion to Sergiev Posad Tour

    9. Moscow: Full-Day Excursion to Sergiev Posad Tour

    Meet with your guide and private driver at your hotel at 07:00 and enjoy a full-day excursion to Sergiev Posad from Moscow. See the Monastery of the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius from the 14th century with an expert guide along with the palace.  Visit Trinity Cathedral, Chapel at the Well or Well Chapel, sometimes also known as the Well of St. Mary Church of St. Sergius Refectory. Admire the architecture of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Assumption. Learn about the spiritual and historical significance of Sergiev Posad. Enjoy round trip transportation in comfortable minivan car and return back to your hotel at 14:00.

  • Sergiev Posad Tour from Moscow with Private Guide

    10. Sergiev Posad Tour from Moscow with Private Guide

    Meet your expert guide in your hotel lobby, hop on the train or bus and head out to Sergiev Posad, one of the ‘Golden Ring’ towns which was founded in 1340 by the Russia’s most revered saint, St Sergius of Radonezh. Be impressed by Sergiev Posad’s top attractions, including its churches with blue-and-gold cupolas offset by snow-white walls, wooden buildings made in old-school Russian style, and elegant squares. Make a pilgrimage to the Trinity Lavra, the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy. Take in the peaceful cloister, watch the monks at work and admire their squat, gold-domed Trinity Cathedral. Feast your eyes on icon-festooned interiors, mostly the magnificent work of prominent medieval painter Andrei Rublev and his gild and pay homage to St Sergius near his silver tomb. You will marvel at onion-domed 16th-century Assumption Cathedral, and 288-foot (88 meter) baroque bell tower a...

    Our guide Katya is amazing !!! She made every single part of this trip interesting She was very knowledgeable on all aspects related to culture, history and art. On top of that she has been very nice, organized and patient She also made great recommandation for food Thank you so much !!!

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What people are saying about Moscow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 96 reviews

The monastery is one of the things that you cannot miss during a holiday in Moscow. In the same way, a sauna made as Russian tradition cannot leave out. In a very characteristic environment you can take part in this fantastic ritual led by an exceptional trained staff who have traditions at heart. Highly recommended dinner also characteristic.

The trip was an absolute hit on our trip to Moscow! Sergei brought us very close to Russia and its traditions and was always very helpful. His English was perfect (which was very rare in Russia) and small requests were no problem at all. Too bad we only booked an excursion with him!

The monastery and banya trip were both excellent. The activities itself felt very interesting and made Russian culture a bit closer to us. It was a pleasure to be guided by Timur and Anton - excellent guides and lovely, warm and friendly people. Well recommended!

This was a fantastic experience. Of you go on this trip please carry swimwear so you can get wet in the pond of fresh water. The tour guide Vladmir if I spelt his name correctly was amazing and very helpful.

Great host and good safety introductions. It was a pity that there wasn’t more snow and colder.