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Moscow behind the Scenes with Incredible St.Basil’s Cathedral (4 hours)

See Moscow through local eyes on this intriguing 4-hour city walking tour. Check out iconic must-sees such as Pushkinskaya Square, Red Square and the colorfully domed St Basil’s Cathedral; and pair them with revealing detours into places only Muscovites know. With your knowledgeable guide, leave the beaten track to sample the city’s favorite fast food, visit an atmospheric Russian Orthodox church, and discover tucked-away haunts often missed by visitors. Along the way, hear about Moscow’s imperial and Soviet days, and learn fascinating facts about everyday life in today’s city.


  • 4-hour Moscow through the eyes of a local walking tour
  • See iconic Moscow landmarks such as St Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and Pushkinskaya Square
  • Hear tales of Moscow’s imperial and Soviet eras, and learn about modern-day city life from a local guide
  • Sample a ‘cherubek’ deep-fried pastry, a favourite snack of today’s Muscovites (own expense)
  • Visit a grand, early 20th-century grocery store and light a candle in a traditional Russian Orthodox church
  • Check out the former main Soviet department store
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

Your Moscow tour will start at Pushkinskaya Square, the main spot for locals to gather and meet. It is the epicentre of many of Moscow’s historical layers: here you’ll find a monument to Pushkin; the avant-garde building of the former main Soviet newspaper; and even the first McDonald’s in Russia. From there, we’re going 100% authentic with a taste of local Russian fast food. We’ll visit a spot that’s popular for selling chebureks, deep-fried pastries filled with minced meat. (Don’t worry if you’re meat-averse — for vegetarians, there are chebureks with potatoes and cheese.) Wash it down with a traditional Russian soft drink or tea, and find out why the locals love this place. This snack spot is rarely visited by tourists, so you’re getting the true taste of local life!

After our short snack stop, your Moscow tour will continue with a visit to the most unlikely of beautiful sites: a grocery store! Not just any grocery store, though — Eliseevsky store is famous for luxurious, neo-baroque interiors.

From there, we’ll continue walking along Tverskaya Street, passing by some of Moscow’s main landmarks: the monument to the founder of the city and the governor’s house, and along the way, you’ll learn a bit about Russian theatre, like how it reflects the mysterious Russian soul. Along the way, we’ll visit a Russian Orthodox Church, where we can light a candle and, if we’re lucky, listen to some beautiful choir songs while your guide shares a few personal stories. (Please note that if you wish to go inside the church, you must be wearing clothing that goes below your knees, and women must have a scarf to cover their head.)

We will finish our Moscow city tour at the Red Square, the famous heart of Moscow, where you can spot all the legendary landmarks found in guidebooks. Here is Lenin’s Tomb, housing the body of the Russian revolutionary. You’ll also find the GUM department store, with its outstanding interiors and many Soviet attributes — such as kiosks serving the famous Soviet ice cream, which for sure should be on your must-try list!

And finally, the main highlight of Red Square is, of course, the 16th-century St. Basil’s Cathedral, with its bright and colourful domes — the classic Red Square scene! Get your cameras ready. Throughout it all, your local guide will share stories from local life and history, and point out sites you may want to see during the rest of your time in Moscow. Get some insider tips on what to do next, where to eat, where to go, and how to get there, before bidding farewell to your new friends in Moscow!

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to St.Basil's Cathedral
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional expenses


Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress standard: If you’d like to go inside the Russian Orthodox Church, please be sure to wear clothing that covers your legs to below the knees. Women must also have a scarf to cover their head.
Departure and Return

Departure point: near Pushkin Monument on Pushkinskaya Square (metro station: Tverskaya)

Return details: tour concludes on the Red Square

Sights included in program

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Tverskaya Street is a central Moscow street as well as one of the oldest ones. According to certain historical data, Tverskaya Street already existed in the 12th century. Russian Monarchs entered Moscow through this street. It is hard to believe today but Moscow started where Tverskaya Street did. Moscow’s best buildings, hotels, and shops were built here. Tverskaya Street is one of Moscow’s most expensive trade streets. It is also a ... Read more
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Eliseevsky is a supermarket with the Russian grandeur. Located in the very center of the city in a former merchant palace, it has the most beautiful interior you’ve ever seen in a grocery store. Hand-painted ceilings, beautiful arcs, tiled floors – and in the midst of all that you’ll find the finest Russian produce at supermarket prices. They also have a good alcohol section, so Eliseevsky can be a good place to stock up on gift... Read more
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