This morning we arrive at Moscow station. Included in our time
spent in Moscow is one night at the five-star Ritz-Carlton.
Superbly located in Moscow city centre, and within easy walking
distance of Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre, this
historic hotel offers spacious and luxurious accommodation. The O2
Lounge, a stylish rooftop terrace, features panoramic views over
the Red Square and the Kremlin.
The spacious ESPA spa centre includes a hot tub, indoor pool,
and 14 treatment rooms. Crystal lighting, candles and beautiful
facilities create the perfect atmosphere, and a wide variety of spa
treatments, as well as the sauna, are available. There is also a
fitness centre, and a beauty salon. We visit the Red Square, an
iconic symbol of Russia's former military and political might with
its eclectic mix of fascinating architecture, such as the ornate St
Basil's Cathedral's magnificent onion-domed spires, the beautiful
façade of the world famous GUM Department store constructed in
Tsarist times, and the sombre and evocative site of Lenin's tomb.
We'll also take a tour of the opulent and unique stations of the
Moscow metro - showpieces of Socialist art furnished with statues,
frescoes and mosaics, unsurpassed anywhere in the world.
On the morning of day 12, our touring programme takes us to the
grandeur of the Kremlin - the spiritual, historical and political
heart of Moscow. We will enjoy an exclusive private viewing before
it opens to the public. We'll also see the treasures of the Tsars
in the Armoury Chamber. A return to the Ritz-Carlton late morning
brings the tour to a close and airport transfers are provided for
your scheduled flight back to London. Lunch, if required would be
by your own arrangement.