Few cities look as stunning as Moscow in the wintertime. Our Classical City Bus Tour will show you the most popular sites in a comfortable and informative excursion. Imagine the home of one of the most famous opera houses, The Bolshoi Theatre, dusted in snow, its famous sculpture of a four-horse chariot standing proud above the entry. From here we will see the extravagant shopping street Tverskaya and the more historic pedestrian-walkway, Nikolskaya. After that, Kutuzovsky Avenue will offer views of the Hotel Ukraina, one of the 7 famous skyscrapers commissioned by Stalin, standing alongside the Moscow River. Nearby and also on the river’s banks, we will see the statue of Peter the Great, Gorky Park, and The White House.
During the winter, the magical feeling of entering the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is even greater than usual. The warm light of the prayer candles inside contrasts the winter light outside. It’s a special place in a special location, situated immediately after a bridge over the Moscow River, making for amazing photographs. Also on our list of sights for the day is Novodevichy Convent, Moscow State University (which until 1990 was the tallest building in Europe), and an amazing lookout point at Sparrow Hills.
For a taste of local life and for what may be a huge surprise in the realm of arts and culture, we head to the Moscow Underground Metro. Our tour guides will explain the significance of each stop and point out the artistic and architectural highlights within a public transportation system that looks more like a museum! For example, one station has 32 stained-glass panels with gorgeous designs and another has 76 socialist-realist statues of characters from the Soviet Union.
As for the late afternoon and evening, you will have some free time to explore at your leisure or simply rest up for the next day.