Moscow is the place where traditions, culture and modern Russia come together in an overwhelming metropolis. With a wide range of cultural highlights, beautiful architecture and good restaurants, it is a surprisingly nice destination for an exciting city trip.
Airport Sheremetyovo is the most used airport in Moscow. With 32 million passengers a year. Sheremetyevo is located in Khimki (Chimki) Moscow is located at a distance of 25km. Airport Domodedovo is in 2nd place as the largest airport in Moscow followed by Airport Vnukovo.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines is the country's largest airline that brings people to and from over 130 destinations in 50 countries with its young fleet
It is the national and also largest airline of the country, and is home to Riga International Airport. In addition, airBaltic has important hubs at Tallinn Airport and Vilnius Airport. It now flies to more than 68 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
From New York, Moscow can be reached in 9 hours and 10 minutes. London has a flight time of 3 hours and 45 minutes. There are several airlines offering direct flights from London and New York.
During your visit to the Russian capital, there is one place that you simply cannot skip: the Red Square. The central square of Moscow measures 330 by 75 meters and is the perfect base to visit many sights. The square is flanked by the beautiful Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, the National Historical Museum and the GUM department store.
The Kremlin is the administrative center of Russia, the place where the government sits, but where you can also admire beautiful cathedrals, churches and palaces. The eye-catcher is the beautiful complex of cathedrals with the golden domes where tsars were crowned, married and buried. Inside, the churches may be even more beautiful than outside, because you can see special icons and frescoes there.
On a cold day you can visit a museum, dive into a cafe or go cheap: see the special metro stations. The metro stations in Moscow can be counted among the most beautiful in the world and, in terms of design, are not inferior to many a city palace. The stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s and are decorated with splendor.
You can travel sustainable by choosing small, local accommodation options over big chain hotels. Opt for local restaurants and if you are joining a tour, go for local services instead of international tours.