The removal of the last covid restrictions, the closure of most of the outbound routes, as well as the large number of tours to Turkey with transfers, have significantly increased the demand for tours to Moscow in the summer season. Such statistics were announced by tour operators. Moreover, if some people are interested in the Moscow program as a short “stopover” when flying on vacation to Turkey, then for others, tours to Moscow turn out to be an alternative to city tours to Europe.
As experts from the tour operator Intourist told ATOR, as a result, the organized demand for tours to Moscow increased several times compared to the same period last year. “In the capital, all covid restrictions that were last year have been lifted, and thanks to the cashback promotion, Moscow has finally entered the TOP-10 regions of Russia in terms of domestic sales. Has Moscow replaced trips to Europe for some tourists? Definitely, yes,” said Intourist experts.
At the same time, the three-day program “Walk in Moscow Light” with a walking sightseeing tour in the very center of the capital was named a bestseller. You can also add additional excursions from the range – there are more than 25 of them, including the Old Arbat, the Kremlin, Zamoskvorechye, boat trips, etc. Excursions to estates are also in demand, for example, to Kolomenskoye or Tsaritsyno, as well as to Arkhangelskoye – Muscovites themselves often close them.
Among the new tourist products, there is a demand for such excursion programs as “Extreme Moscow” and “Museum of Emotions + Dinner”. Now the tour operator is also working on launching a quest program in Moscow for tourists.
Tours to Moscow are most in demand among Intourist tourists from million-plus cities: Kazan, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk. Moreover, some tourists book tours to Moscow in addition to trips abroad. “For example, tourists from the regions of the Far East and Siberia, flying to Turkey from Moscow on vacation, specially plan another 2-3 days in their trip to walk around Moscow and request additional excursions and accommodation in the capital,” Intourist noted. . In such tours, they generally prefer the classic excursion program – such as the Moscow Kremlin Museums.
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