Moscow
Russian Federation
By D. Gregory Perrin

The Russian Federation is an extremely large country with an assortment of excellent cities to travel to, but Moscow definitely tops the list. Moscow was named after the Moskva River, and has been in existence for hundreds of years. Over the course of that time, the city has become filled with grand fortresses, enormous Orthodox churches, an extensive Metro system, and a variety of other points of interest.
 
WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your next vacation to Moscow, Russia. The city has several international airports to fly into such as Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and the Domodedovo Moscow Airport (DME). You can start your search for great airfare with WhatsCheaper.com by clicking on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Moscow has several high quality hotel accommodations for you to stay during your time in the city. We have provided you out top recommendations below, and you can find those hotels and others on the hotel portion of WhatsCheaper.com, which can by found by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).
 
The best place to start your sightseeing tour in Moscow would Red Square. This square is the center point in the city and some would even say the exact center point of the Russian Federation. There are several must see attractions located here. The Kremlin is a historic fortress that was built hundreds of years ago and is now used as the home of the Russian President. There are churches, palaces, and other government buildings inside of this walled complex. Then on the other side of Red Square is the Kitai-gorod, which is the merchant quarter of the city. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, which was built in the 1500s under the rule of Ivan the Terrible, is also on the Red Square. It is known around the world because of its popular domes that are memorialized in photographs by millions of visitors each year.
 
Moscow has a wide variety of museums to tour through as well. Throughout the height of the Cold War, the U.S.S.R. and the United States were not only locked in a Cold War but in a race into space. The U.S.S.R. was credited with the first man in space. Vacationers can learn about this expedition and others at the Space Monument and Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Also, WhatsCheaper.com recommends learning about the Cold War itself at the Bunker-42 on Taganka, which is the Cold War Museum. Here, you can learn all about the Cold War that was between the two great superpowers, the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
 
The city is also an excellent place to view extensive art collections and culture. WhatsCheaper.com recommends the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Here, the museum has an extensive collection of Impressionist pieces that is truly breathtaking. Another must see recommendation from WhatsCheaper.com is the Bolshoi Theatre, which is located just north of Red Square. Here, travelers can see ballets, operas and other theatrical performances. The experience is one of the best in all of Moscow. The theatre is old and on occasion is under renovation, so please make sure to search if it is open during the time you will be in Moscow.
 
To get around the city, Moscow has one of the most extensive Metro systems in the entire world. There are 182 stations in all, and the experience is very similar to the subways of New York City.
 
WhatsCheaper.com knows that a vacation to Moscow, Russia is just the right idea to change up the usual for some fun, adventure, and a chance to learn the long history of the Russian Federation. Just click the above links to start the process of booking your flights and hotel accommodations today.

MUST SEE IN Moscow LIST:

  • 1. Red Square
  • 2. Kremlin
  • 3. Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • 4. Bolshoi Theatre
  • 5. Bunker-42 on Taganka (Cold War Museum)
  • 6. Ostankino TV Tower
  • 7. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
  • 8. The Armoury
  • 9. Winzavod-Contemporary Art Center
  • 10. Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Moscow EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Russian Orthodox Christmas - January
  • 2. Maslenitsa Festival - February
  • 3. St. Patrick's Parade - March
  • 4. Golden Mask Theatre Festival - March
  • 5. Victory Day
  • 6. May Day - May
  • 7. Independence Day - June
  • 8. St. John the Baptist's Day - July
  • 9. Farewell to the Summer - August
  • 10. Christmas at the Kremlin - December

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Hotel National, Moscow
1 Tverskaya Street,15 Mokhovaya Street Moscow, Russia
By Gayle M. Cottrill

Hotel National in Moscow was built in 1903 and is just one historical landmark among others in the area like Red Square, the Kremlin, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Check in is at 2 p.m., and if you arrive early enough, you might still have time to explore the nearby sites. Travel with the Moscow Metro or the “Underground Palace,” Russian’s architecturally beautiful subway. After settling in to your room, enjoy a gourmet meal at Moskovsky Restaurant that boasts a blend of classic Russian, Italian, and French cuisine.
    
The Hotel National houses 202 guest rooms, including luxurious historical suites with antique Russian furnishings. All rooms come with complimentary Internet access and at least one LCD flatscreen TV with satellite channels. Classic rooms are perfect for the lone traveler while the studio rooms offer more space with separate sleeping and living areas. There are three different suites: the Junior Suites, Kremlin Suites, and the Presidential Suites. They come with ample desk space, complimentary DVD player and rental, multiple bed options, and separate living and sleeping areas. The Kremlin suites boast views of the Kremlin, original artwork, and fine-tuned pianos. The Presidential Suites are the grandest of them all with more luxurious space, amenities, and antique Russian furnishings and décor. The hotel also has 14 meeting rooms that offer space for a small meeting or a wedding. An event servicing staff is available to help with all event-planning needs.
    
Moscow’s Hotel National’s Business Center includes several workstations to help with all of your business needs including copying, faxing, translation and more. For relaxation, guests have access to a fitness center, indoor pool, and professional massage and spa beauty studio. If you’re looking to get away from the hotel and explore Moscow, you can use the multi-lingual concierge team to set up a private city tour or have them help with dinner reservations and transportation.
    
There are plenty of breakfast options to choose from before checking out at 12 p.m. If you’re in a hurry, grab a “breakfast box” or something light from the continental breakfast bar. If you have time, sit down and enjoy one last Moscow meal. Let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your stay today! Just click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Palace Hotel
1st Tverskaya Yamskaya Street, Moscow, Russia
By D. Gregory Perrin

During your next adventure to Moscow, Russia, there are few better establishments available then the Sheraton Palace Hotel. Most of the airports are located outside of Moscow proper so travel arrangements to the city need to be made prior to arriving. This hotel is located right downtown at a convenient location that allows guests to walk to all the attractions like Kremlin, Red Square and others. WhatsCheaper.com reminds all guests to make sure to sign up for Starpoints, so you can accrue points for free stays at the hotel. Check-in at the hotel is at 2 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Moscow. Guests traveling with valuables can store them in the safety deposit box at the front desk. The friendly staff will make sure your experience will be top notch.

The hotel has an assortment of different bedding options from Classic Guestrooms to luxury suites. There are also accessible rooms available for guests that need extra care during their stay. Each room has a color television with satellite channels and pay per view movies. Sheraton knows how important internet is and that is why this hotel offers complimentary internet service to all guests.

Sheraton Palace Hotel has a large array of amenities for guests to take advantage of while in Moscow. The Sheraton knows that fitness is very important to many travelers. The hotel offers a fitness center so that guests can keep up with their normal workout routine while traveling. There is a business center in the hotel that offers internet service and all the services needed by a businessman or woman that is on the go.

WhatsCheaper.com knows you will not be disappointed with the Sheraton Palace Hotel in Moscow, Russia. We encourage you to book your hotel experience by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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