The Kremlin

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Description

We’ll set out on a tour of the Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square is the Russian equivalent of Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House and the Washington Mall. It was within the world-famous red walls of this self-contained city that Ivan the Terrible became the first Tsar, Napoleon watched Moscow burn, Lenin strengthened his dictatorship of the proletariat, Stalin organized purges, Khrushchev navigated The Cold War, Gorbachev launched perestroika, and Yeltsin reigned as the first president of Russia. It is still the center of Russian power. We’ll visit one of the three main cathedrals in the Kremlin—often the sumptuous Cathedral of the Assumption regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia. After our tour, we’ll return on board.


• The order of the visits can change.
• Times are approximate.
• Some churches, cathedrals and sacred sites have required dress codes: long pants for men, and a skirt and a head scarf for women. Shorts, t-shirts and hats are prohibited.
• Most cathedrals and churches have regular worship services, and we cannot guarantee tours or visits during these services or during religious holidays.