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Travel Guide to Megacity Moscow

The Kremlin and Red Square are famous worldwide and are a must-see when you visit Russia's capital, Moscow. Walk on their streets, and feel the rich history they have accumulated.

Around the Kremlin alone lie four grand cathedrals, four royal palaces, the fortified Kremlin Wall and the numerous Kremlin Towers. Right beside the Kremlin is Red Square. You can also learn about Russia's space program at the Memorial Museum of Astronautics. Just book your flight in Orbitz.com to experience the great tours Moscow has to offer.

Best time to take a vacation to Moscow

  • During the summer, June to August, the temperature rises to more than 70°F. This is the time when the city is at its full bloom and when hotel rates are at their peaks as well. The best time to go to Moscow, tourist and money-wise, is from April to May. Hotel rates are less expensive, and temperatures are still comfortable, ranging from 50 to 70°F. You may need to wear your thick coat during the night, however, as the temperature can drop below 10°F.

Insider tips for Moscow travel

  • Gorky Park

    Situated just across the Moskva River, this park is an eco-friendly recreational zone. Don't miss the Ferris wheel in the summer and the annual ice sculpture competition in the winter.

    Izmailovo Flea Market

    A very comfortable place for shopping, this market offers cheaper souvenirs compared to those at the center of the city.

    Obraztsov Puppet Theater

    This theater offers wonderful puppet shows that both adults and kids will find amusing.

    Chocolate Restaurant Shokoladnica

    Considered a queen of chocolates, this is a must-visit for people with a sweet tooth. Make sure you order the chocolate pancake.

    Russian Cuisine Restaurant, Moo-Moo

    With unbeatable rates and fast service, you can quickly sample several delicious Russian delicacies such as borsch and shishlik.

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Moscow Vacation Packages

Hotel only $167

1 Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

5 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

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Winter Breaks Stay 2 Save 5%

You could hardly enjoy a more central location in Moscow ... on the Moskva River, just across from the St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin. Long a byword for style, comfort and service, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow provides business and leisure guests... More

Hotel only $51

2 Novotel Moscow Centre

4 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

Novoslobodskaya str 23 Map

Rate includes breakfast

Novotel Moscow Centre combines convenience and comfort in the centre of town. This 4-star central hotel is the perfect choice for your business or leisure trip. Just 15 min from the Kremlin and easy access to Moscow's major International airports. Two metro stations are... More

Hotel only $69

3 Mercure Arbat Moscow

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

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Rate includes up to 40% off, Breakfast

Brand new boutique style 109-room hotel ideally located in the historical center of Moscow at the most beautiful pedestrian street of Arbat, famous by its artists, souvenir shops, numerous restaurants, cafés and bars. With 2 metro stations at its doorsteps the hotel is... More

Hotel only $120

4 Savoy Hotel Moscow

5 stars
4.8 / 5 14 reviews

3/6, bld. 1, Rozhdestvenka Map

Stay longer pay less

The historical five star Savoy is located in the very heart of the Russian Capital. Just steps away are the Bolshoy and Maly theatres, Red Square, the Kremlin museums, fashionable boutiques and cafes. All the 67 guest rooms and suites convey the sense of peaceful... More

5 Metropol Hotel Moscow

5 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

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Stay 3 nights pay for 2

The 5-star Metropol Hotel, a legendary gem of Moscow, in one of the best and most central locations in the city, was built at the turn of the century. The hotel is rich in art, as well as historical importance. Recently restored, the Metropol Hotel's celebrated atmosphere... More

Hotel only $65

6 LikeHome Apartments Tverskaya Moscow

4 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

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These are 1, 2 or 3 room serviced apartments located in the historic centre of Moscow, 15 minutes walk from the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Chaikovsky Concert Hall. Merto stations Tverskaya, Mayakovskaya, Belorusskay are 5-7 minutes... More

Hotel only $84

7 Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

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Rate includes breakfast

Among the central Moscow hotels, Courtyard Moscow City Center hotel rises above. With a blend of charm, modern elegance and a historic landmark setting, this Moscow hotel's spacious accommodations, event space and impeccable service make it the perfect choice for business... More

Hotel only $122

8 Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow

5 stars
4.0 / 5 12 reviews

15/1 Mokhovaya str. bld. 1 Map

Save 25% on your stay

Built in 1903 by famed Russian architect Alexander Ivanov, Hotel National is a historical landmark in the heart of Moscow, just steps from sights—including Red Square, the Kremlin, and St. Basil's Cathedral—and shopping, such as TSUM and GUM. Along with uncompromising... More

Hotel only $131

9 Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel

5 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

Petrovka St-Bld 11 Map

Rate includes breakfast

Our Moscow luxury hotel pampers the most discerning travelers. Located in Moscow city centre, within walking distance from Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre, Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora offers spacious accommodations with Butler service for each room - the only Moscow hotel... More

Hotel only $86

10 Golden Ring Hotel Moscow

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

5 Smolenskaya street Map

This 5-star hotel is located within the historical town of Moscow, opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and just a short distance from Red Square and museums of Kremlin. The Golden Ring Hotel has a grand interior design with spacious living areas and extensive... More

Moscow highlights

  • The Moscow Kremlin

    Feel the rich history in this place, from the days of the Tsars to the formation of the Soviet Union.

    Red Square

    Also considered as the central square of Moscow and all of Russia, from here you can visit Kitay-gorod, a historic business district.

    Saint Basil's Cathedral

    Located in Red Square, this cathedral commemorates the final battle of the Russo-Kazan Wars, the Siege of Kazan.

    Tretyakov Gallery

    With its humble beginnings dating back from 1865, this art gallery is the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world.

    Losiny Ostrov National Park

    Believed to be the largest forest in a city, elks roam freely around this immense park.

    Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences

    Founded in 1945 and the largest in Europe, this botanical garden features more than 20,000 species of plants from all over the world.

    All-Russian Exhibition Center

    One of the most prominent examples of Stalinist-era monumental architecture, this center includes large spans of recreational parks and elaborate pavilions.

    Square of Europe

    A wonderful sight to behold at night, this square features an animated fountain named the Abduction of Europa.

    Cosmonauts Alley

    Several monuments of important people from the Soviet Union's space program stand on this wide avenue.

    Memorial Museum of Astronautics

    With about 85,000 different items and artifacts, this museum is a great place to learn more about space exploration and astronomy.