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Check off the Major Moscow Sights Private Tour (3,5 hours)

Experience Moscow through the eyes of a local on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Get an insider’s perspective on the Russian capital’s rich history, political past and awe-inspiring architecture as you explore with a local guide. See famous sights, including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, as you stroll along the city’s main avenues and the centuries-old lanes that are often missed by visitors. Soak up the city’s remarkable skyline from across Moskva River before savoring traditional snacks at a local cafe. Numbers limited to 12, ensuring a small-group experience.
  • 3.5-hour walking tour of Moscow’s must-see attractions and landmarks with a local guide
  • Learn about the Russian capital’s history, architecture, culture and politics from a local’s perspective
  • Marvel at Moscow’s most famous landmarks including St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin
  • Experience the contrasts of old and new Moscow, passing ancient orthodox churches and Stalin’s towering skyscrapers
  • Savor a warming cup of tea and coffee, teamed with a delicious, homemade snack, at a local Russian cafe
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience

Make your own way to Bolshoi Theatre — a theatre as famous for scandal as it is ballet and opera — in central Moscow to meet your guide, and then set off on your 3.5-hour walking tour. As you walk, listen to your guide share stories of Moscow’s history, architecture, culture and politics.

Stop by a grand monument that is dedicated to Yuri Dolgoruky, the founder of Moscow, and then stroll through the capital’s streets and winding, centuries-old lanes. Pause outside State Duma and hear how it was erected in the 1930s for Gosplan (Soviet State Planning Committee), but it is now the seat of the Russian parliament.

Wander through Red Square and hear of the protests that have taken place there. Pose for photos by the famous candy-coloured domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, and then marvel at the brilliant red State Historical Museum, where Stone Age-era artefacts are housed.

As you meander through the streets, keep on the lookout for the spires and golden domes of orthodox churches and the towering skyscrapers that are known as Stalin’s Seven Sisters. Then, be amazed as you approach the statuesque Kremlin. Nowadays, it is the residence of the Russian president, but it dates back to the 15th century when it was constructed as a castle for the Russian Tsars. Learn of the centuries of bloodshed and corruption before heading over the Moskva River.

On the other side of the river, take a moment to marvel at the Kremlin from afar and then follow your guide to Christ the Savior Cathedral, Russia’s largest church, to learn about its fascinating legends and political protests.

Next, take a well-earned rest in a local Russian cafe (own expense). As you sip on a steaming cup of tea or coffee and nibble on a traditional handmade snack, talk with your guide about the landmarks you have just seen, or ask for some local, insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Moscow.

After 3.5 hours, your tour concludes in the city centre, just a stone’s throw from the original start point.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3,5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
Not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return
Departure point: Bolshoi Theatre, central Moscow
Departure time: flexible (to be specified when booking)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return details: tour concludes at Kitay-Gorod metro station

Sights included in program

Moscow : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... Read more
Moscow : Red Square
The famous Red Square is located in the heart of Moscow. Of course, no trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to Red Square, perhaps Russia's most well known place, and possibly the most famous city square in the world. It is Russia’s most recognizable landmark and is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It is surrounded by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Visitors... Read more
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. The cathedral's sheer size and splendour guarantee its role as a lovely landmark. This gargantuan cathedral was completed in 1997 – just in time to celebrate Moscow's 850th birthday. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour sits on the site of an earlier and similar church of the same name, built in the 19th century to commemorate Russia's victory ov... Read more
The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow's main sights, was opened on... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
Moscow is considered to have been founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147. Dolgoruky was born around the turn of the 12th century and became the Prince of Rostov-Suzdal and then the Grand Prince of Kiev. This equestrian statue of him was unveiled in 1954. Like most statues of Yuri Dolgoruky, prominence is given to his arm as Dolgoruky means the Long-Armed, a name gained due to his policy of ruling Kiev from afar. The statue faces the Moscow Gove... Read more

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Also you get 5% discount and get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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