If you have always wanted to go to Moscow, prices are competitive in the Russian capital at the moment. I really like this review of the Kremlin Cathedrals from our Moscow writer. They are one of the top five sights in our Autumn 2014 guide.

Kremlin Cathedrals

The gold-domed cathedrals are breathtaking year-round, but come autumn their icon-clad, incense-scented interiors embrace you like a warm blanket after the cold stone of Cathedral Square. Electronic ticketing has done much to reduce the wait for the spectacular Armoury Diamond Fund, but you’ll still need to queue for Lenin’s Mausoleum so be prepared. Deposit bags at the left luggage office in the Kutafiya Tower.