Side Trips from Moscow Travel Guide

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Plan Your Side Trips from Moscow Vacation

Easy day trips into the Moscow environs bring you to some fascinating monasteries, including Russia's most popular place of pilgrimage, Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, and several important cultural sights, among them novelist Leo Tolstoy's estate in Yasnaya Polyana. Trips a bit farther afield into river valleys north and east of Moscow bring you to ancient Russian towns that make up what is commonly called the "Golden Ring."

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Side Trips from Moscow Restaurants

You'll find relatively few restaurants in many of these towns, largely because Russians don't dine out that frequently. The most reliable restaurants are...read more

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Things To Do in Side Trips from Moscow

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Side Trips from Moscow Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Appreciate architecture: These towns are home to some of the finest examples of Russian architecture; the oldest, most beautiful kremlins; and... Read more

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