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Moscow is the ancient capital of Russia. From the modern to the antediluvian, this city of over eleven million people offers a glimpse of all that is old, new, rich and poor in Russia. Car hire is a great way to see all that Moscow has to offer as well as it's beautiful surroundings.
The Kremlin (pictured) is located in the center of Moscow, and in many ways is the center of the entire country, politically, economically, and socially. This unique walled compound is filled with both Russia’s executive offices and a variety of cathedrals and towers, some dating back almost a thousand years.
Immediately in front of the Kremlin is the famous Red Square. It has witnessed parades of many of Europe’s biggest tyrants, from Ivan the Terrible to Napoleon and Stalin, and is as much at the heart of Russia as the Kremlin itself. You can’t miss the exquisite and imposing Onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, the epitome of Russian Cathedral design. Across the way is the tomb of the father of Russian Communism, Vladimir Lenin, where his preserved body can still be viewed.
Around Red Square are a range of restaurants from the famous McDonald’s Red Square to those offering traditional Russian food and varieties from around the world. Also in this area are some of Moscow’s finest hotels. Just a short hop through the beautiful marble ensconced Moscow Metro will take you to Gorky Park. The Park is a 3km entertainment center, with lectures, rock concerts, and river cruises during the summer and ice skating during the winter.
With the rich and poor contrasting so obviously, a walk among the back streets and away from the tourist areas offers a fascinating glimpse into the grim everyday lives of a nation coming to terms with post-communist Russia.
On the outskirts of Moscow, and easily accessible by car, are the Sandunozskiye Baths, a place to go for a real taste of Russian Sauna culture, complete with birch twig whipping and beer.
Sheremetevo-2 Airport, located 30kms northwest of the city center, has flights available to and from most major European cities and others around the world. It also handles flights to other parts of the former Soviet Union.
Prebook car hire in Moscow online before travelling to secure the best deals from a greater selection of cars. Be prepared for your holiday and avoid long queues at the airports car hire desks on your arrival to Moscow.
Car rental depots are located throughout the streets of Moscow, although finding them isn't always easy so if you are flying into one of Moscow's airports then we highly advise you arrange to collect your hire car from there and save on airport transfers.