Your personal guide will pick you up at your place of stay and provide a brief history of Russia as you enter the Kremlin and go by the Soviet-era State Kremlin Palace. Continue to Cathedral square passing marvels of truly Russian magnitude – Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell.
The Cathedral Square is considered by many to be the cradle of the Russian empire. Visit the Assumption Cathedral where czars coronations took place and see the ancient frescoes in Annunciation Cathedral.
Head to the Armory Chamber - one of Moscow’s oldest museums. Admire the exquisite carriages of Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great, the swords of the liberators of Moscow - Minin and Pozharsky and the legendary Monomakh Cap (hat). Marvel at artifacts of royal regalia including the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible and renowned Faberge Eggs.
Proceed to the Diamond Fund* - a unique collection of jewelry and natural gems of the Russian Imperial Treasury. See the most notable parts of the collection including the Imperial Crown of Russia used in the coronation of Russian Czars, Orlov and Shah diamonds and other royal insignia.
Tatyana was entertaining on the tour and handled a difficult situation well to ensure we were not disadvantaged. Was good to have her guide us.