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Private tour: Highlights of Central Moscow with Kremlin, Metro Tour and Scenic River Cruise (9 hours)

Combine an exciting city overview tour in the heart of Moscow, having a chance to see its famous attractions like St. Basil's Cathedral, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, Christ The Savior Cathedral, Red Square and Kremlin walls and towers and other sightseeing - with visit to Kremlin grounds as well as with Moscow River Scenic cruise

The tour is a perfect introduction for first-time visitors, giving a unique chance to enjoy the rich city sightseeing with a tour of Moscow Kremlin to admire its monumental cathedrals, numerous palaces, the largest cannon and bell in the world and of course centuries of Russian history. Your one day Moscow tour will not be complete without the short tour of famous Moscow Metro, as well as the magnificent river cruise on the Moskva River  - the best way to enjoy Moscow's beautiful views from the water and witness the beauty of Moscow’s highlights at dusk on the cruise.

Meet your guide and start your day with visiting Kremlin. Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow‟s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city‟s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. 

Then proceed for a sightseeing tour around central Moscow -  one of the most magnificent Russian cities. Admire the Manezhnaya square, Alexander Garden, Red Square. Then use Vasilievsky Descent to be close to St. Basil's Cathedral and many more.

After lunch (optional), descend underground to see Moscow's elaborately designed metro system. Carrying 7 million passengers a day, the Moscow Metro is one of the most extensive in the world; it is famous for the social-realist art that decorates many of its stations.

After the metro tour is finished, the guide will bring you to the ship pier. Here you say goodbye to your guide. Take a seat on the open-air upper deck, or settle into one of the window-side seats in the fully-heated lower saloon area and enjoy a Scenic River Cruise. Starting at the Ukraina Hotel Pier, this incredible cruise will allow you to take in many of Moscow’s best riverside sights in comfort while learning all about them with the onboard audio guide (own expense). The boat will take you past more than one of the famous Seven Sisters, famous government buildings such as the Moscow Mayors Office and the Kremlin, and some of Moscow’s most important religious buildings, such as Cathedral of Christ the Savior, etc.  Why tire yourself out, when you can sit back, relax, and enjoy Moscow from the back of the nicest cruise the Moskva River has to offer! (*Due to constructional features, speed performance and equipment the boats designed to easily pass through the ice and provide comfort for passengers even in the harshest of Russian winters:  complete with all-weather panoramic windows, climate control and strengthened boat's hull). Take photos of such incomparable views of the embankment as your cruise boat slips away from the pier and out onto the calm waters of the Moskva river. *On board, you can enjoy the ship's restaurant (own expense). You'll have a wide choice of food, soft and strong drinks. A kids menu is also available.

You tour finishes at the pier of the river cruise ship. Make your own way to your hotel. To take a taxi (own expense), you can use the pier reception or use international companies like Uber or Gett.

Finally, you can have a rest at your hotel, dreaming about visiting beautiful Moscow again.

 

ITINERARY:

09:00 – meeting your guide

09:00 – 13:30 – guided walking tour of central Moscow (Central Moscow, Red Square, Manezhnaya square, Alexander Garden, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Kremlin grounds and Cathedrals (inside visit), Lunch (optional)

13:30 – 14:30 – Metro tour (the guide will accompany you right to the river cruise pier and then leave)

15:00 – 17:30 – Moscow river scenic cruise starting from Ukraine hotel Pier

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 9 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to Kremlin Grounds
  • Skip-the-Line admission to Kremlin Grounds
  • Guided Metro Tour
  • Metro fare
  • Tickets to the Sightseeing River Cruise
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (the tour concludes at the pier)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional expenses

Sightseeing river cruise is not guided, audio guide is available on board for extra 5$

Additional info
  • The timings in each itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Departure and Return

Departure point: The Meeting Point for Kremlin Tours is in the Alexander Garden, at the Tour & Ticket office, by the Ticket Window #13.

Return Details: tour concludes at the pier of the river cruise ship

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 Novodevichy Convent, one of Moscow's most beautiful cloisters, is nestled in the southwest of Moscow where the Moskva River bends to form what looks like a peninsula. It is an amazing architectural monument, and also the greatest of city's attractions, second only to the Kremlin. It is a peaceful retreat from the bustling Moscow. The Novodevichy Convent, built in the 16th and 17th centuries in the so-called Moscow Baroque style, was part of a... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... 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
The first public park in Moscow, Alexander Garden sits along the Kremlin’s western wall. Colourful flower beds and impressive Kremlin views make it a favourite strolling spot for Muscovites and tourists alike. Back in the 17th century, the Neglinnaya River ran through the present gardens, with dams and mills along its banks. When the river was diverted underground, the garden was founded by architect Osip Bove, in 1821. Read more
Manezhnaya is a large pedestrian open space in the Tverskoy District, at the heart of Moscow. It is bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the State Historical Museum and the Alexander Garden to the south, the Moscow Manege to the west, and the 18th-century headquarters of the Moscow State University to the north.The square forms a vital part of downtown Moscow, connecting Red Square (which sprawls behind the Iberian Gate immediately to the south... Read more
Lomonosov Moscow State University is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. It also houses the tallest educational building in the world. According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, it is the highest-ranking Russian educational institution and is widely considered t... Read more
The largest bell in the world lies on a pedestal located on the grounds of Moscow’s Kremlin. Cast in 1735 at the request of Empress Anna Ioanovna, a niece of Peter the Great, the great bell has suffered a long series of misfortunes. Read more
The Tsar Cannon actually deserves its pompous name—it is the biggest cannon in the world. This piece of royal artillery was built to defend the Kremlin, and it has been located there for more than four hundred years. There are rumors that the cannon has never been fired, but this is not true. Read more

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