day 1 Arrival in Moscow. City tour
You have only two nights and three days at your disposal, so you can’t waste your time! As soon as you arrive at the Moscow airport, search for the guide with the sign with your name on it. You will get acquainted with the guide and the driver, and will immediately take you to the city center for the panoramic city tour. You will see the famous Red Square, magnificent MSU’s building, beautiful pedestrian Moscow streets, VDNKh Exhibition center, Sparrow Hills with the great view and many other sites.
After the tour is over, you are taken to the hotel and check-in. Till the afternoon, you have spare time on hand, so you can either book extra tours or have a rest after the flight.
day 2 Kremlin, Cathedrals and the Armory
The Kremlin and its cathedrals are the inherent parts of Moscow's image and its main sight. You will meet the guide at the hotel lobby and they will take you to the Red Square and the territory of the Kremlin with the skip-the-line tickets. Inside you will see the unusual monuments of Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell; the Mausoleum (if time allows, you will enter inside the Mausoleum, too) and two of the three beautiful traditional Cathedrals of the Kremlin.
As a cherry on the pie, this excursion includes a visit to the Armory. Besides the genuine ancient armor collection, the Armory remains a range of Faberge eggs and Russian art pieces. Make sure you have a reservation in the Armory in advance, as it is quite hard to get there on the spot without a booking.
If you want to book an optional tour of Moscow Metro and Old Arbat, the Kremlin part will be rescheduled for the afternoon, as you can participate in metro guided tours only till 1 p.m. Here you will enjoy the most beautiful metro stations, looking like tsar palaces or exquisite theatre halls; when you leave the last underground station, you will be taken to a relaxing walk along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street, with cozy buildings, unusual shops, and restaurants. You may be lucky to see street performances while you are walking and fall into the stream of Moscow youth vibes.
day 3 Tretyakov Gallery. Departure transfer
If your return flight is scheduled for the morning, your driver will take you directly to the airport, but if there is some extra time, you can meet the guide for the last time, and, having packed your clothes in the car and checked out, you are welcome to visit the Tretyakov Gallery — the best place to get acquainted with Russian classical pictural art. This is one of the most visited museums in Moscow and it is highly recommended not to miss it.
After the museum, you say goodbye to your guide and head to the airport with the driver. See you next time!