The history of Moscow is intimately linked with that of Russia itself. Throughout Russia’s history, the repercussions of many events that have taken place in Russia’s ancient capital have been felt in distant corners of this vast land. Moscow has long been the cultural, economic and religious capital of the country, and this status is very evident in the way the city has developed over the centuries. The capital has always sought to be first: it was here that the first Russian printed books were published, and the first Russian University was founded. The city has an immense number of historic sites, museums and monuments representing every stage of the nation’s development: a single lifetime would not be enough to fully explore all that Moscow has to offer. Many of these sites are internationally recognized as symbols of Russia: the Moscow Kremlin with its Armory and Diamond Fund, Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Novodevichy Convent. All of these majestic sites offer profound insights into Russia’s history, and unique glimpses into its elusive soul.CATALOG OF EXCURSIONS IN MOSCOW
Moscow is one of the greenest of the world’s megacities, with a huge number of beautiful parks, ranging from vast expanses of forest to beautifully-tended formal gardens. These islands of nature are much loved by Muscovites and provide residents and visitors alike with a welcome respite from the city’s crowded roads and shopping streets. Perhaps the most famous of Moscow’s green spaces is Gorky Park: created at the beginning of the Soviet period by combining a group of gardens along the Moskva River, it has recently been renovated and is now celebrated as one of Europe’s best and most exiting urban parks. Izmailovo Park, in the north east of Moscow, is the largest urban park in Europe, and one of the numerous places in Moscow where one can experience the unique atmosphere of Russia’s vast forests. Moscow also has a number of elegant historical landscaped parks, with grand palaces and elegant pavilions and churches, avenues of clipped trees and baroque statues. These include the great Tsaritsyno estate, designed for the Empress Catherine the Great, the formal royal residence of Kolomenskoye, and the rose-coloured Kuskovo estate, with its beautiful lake, formal garden and orangery.EXCURSIONS TO MOSCOW PARKS AND MANORS
For many people, sport is an essential part of their lives, whether it is football, jogging or going to the gym. But those who are looking for new levels of excitement and exhilaration may wish to try something a little more ambitious, and explore the world of adventure sports. In fact, they can do this without leaving the city: in addition to all its museums, theaters, galleries and restaurants, the city has facilities for all kinds of athletic activities: one can do military-style assault courses, test one's wits and endurance on a forest survival course or travel across rough terrain by jeep or tank, or fly a helicopter or a fighter jet. One can even see Star City, where Russian and foreign astronauts are trained before they start their missions. During the Soviet period, this top-secret facility was closed to the public and many people were unaware of its existence, but it can now be visited by tourists.
Millions of guests and tourists come to Moscow every year, seeking to see everything at once by all means. Their desire is understandable, just how to implement it in practice? There is no end to the historical, cultural and architectural diversity of the capital’s sights. But there is a way out - these are river walks and excursions along the Moscow River. It offers a huge fleet of comfortable yachts of the Radisson Royal flotilla. The river excursion will save you from car noise, standing in traffic jams and other "joys" of the modern metropolis. But this is not important. While traveling along the river, you will see all the main sights of Moscow and also from an unusual angle. You will see the ancient Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the famous Stalinist high-rise on the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, Sparrow Hills, Gorky Park and much more. A river walk can be perfectly combined with a business meeting or a family vacation, as well as a romantic dinner on board a snow-white yacht.MOSCOW CRUISES