Moscow, Volga

Top Moscow cruise deals

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is a city that thrills its visitors, at every minute of the day. Brimming with brilliant sights, incredible atmosphere and a cultural and historical scene that is well worth shouting about, the city can't help but to impress. As a river cruise destination, it has everything - unforgettable buildings, extensive pockets of green, and of course a thriving nightlife.

Commence your journey on Old Arbat Street, which has a kitschy feel about it and offers an insight into what the locals describe as the "old Moscow spirit". Then take a stroll along to Red Square, the beating heart of Moscow and a favourite destination for many visitors to the city. Here, the skyline is dominated by the imposing shapes of St. Basil's Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin's Mausoleum and one of the Kremlin's long brick walls. It's worth visiting all of these attractions - their proximity to the centre of town makes it very easy to do so, and they have seen more history and culture between them than it is possible to imagine.

Where the Kremlin is concerned, this dynamic site is sprawling, enormous and very exciting to explore. While the vast majority is naturally off limits, the diamond collection housed in the armoury is worth the price of admission alone. There are also several extraordinary churches in the grounds that can be explored, and the ballet in the Conference Centre has some very cheap matinee performances.

Speaking of ballet, if you are a balletomane, then you will not want to miss out on a performance at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre. Tickets for the performances start at just 1,000 rubles (£15) although you can expect long winding queues of tourists for these cheaper seats if you try to get them on the day.

Culture. Architecture. Sheer beauty and a sense of bolshiness and defiance. Moscow is well worth a visit.
Moscow, Russia

Cruise guides & features