Moscow is the most populous city in Europe, and not only is it one of the busiest cities on the planet, it is also one of the most fascinating. Around Red Square you cannot miss the Kremlin, historical, political and religious center of Czarist and Communist Russia. Marvel at the Fabergé Eggs, Carriage collection, and crown jewels in the Armoury museum, before visiting the Kremlin's spectacular cathedrals. Visit the grandiose GUM shopping arcade or the sombre mausoleum of mummified Lenin, before spending an evening at the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet. If you have longer to spend why not take a guided walk through the fascinating Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, or tour the Tretyakov Gallery to learn about the history of Russian Art? Moscow is a lively and vibrant place to spend a few days, with lovely hotels, fabulous restaurants, and great shopping.