Home Day tours Moscow Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour with the Highlights of Central Moscow and Traditional Russian Lunch with Vodka (4,5 hours)

Scene of the Bolshoi Theater

Bolshoi Theater

Scene of the Bolshoi Theater

State Historical Museum on Red Square

Traditional Russian lunch

Moscow Kremlin

Red Square

Halls of the Bolshoi Theater

St. Basil's Cathedral

Square near the Bolshoi Theater

Bolshoi Theater of Moscow

Alexander Garden

Lenin's Mausoleum

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden

Domes of St. Basil's Cathedral

Main Department Store (GUM)

Main Department Store (GUM)

Walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin

The territory of the Moscow Kremlin

Scene of the Bolshoi Theater
Bolshoi Theater
Scene of the Bolshoi Theater
State Historical Museum on Red Square
Traditional Russian lunch
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square
Halls of the Bolshoi Theater
St. Basil's Cathedral
Square near the Bolshoi Theater
Bolshoi Theater of Moscow
Alexander Garden
Lenin's Mausoleum
Alexander Garden
Alexander Garden
Domes of St. Basil's Cathedral
Main Department Store (GUM)
Main Department Store (GUM)
Walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin
The territory of the Moscow Kremlin

Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour with the Highlights of Central Moscow and Traditional Russian Lunch with Vodka (4,5 hours)

This exclusive walking tour combines admiring the best sights of central Moscow with the legendary Bolshoi Theatre historical tour. Visit the main Square of Russia - Red Square - the most majestic and beautiful must-see place of Moscow and enjoy the unique chance to tour the historic building of the oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

Meet your guide at the Theatre Square in Moscow - right in front of the Bolshoi Theatre. 

It's time to start the tour with a highlight - visiting the Oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre. Marvel at the magnificent facade of the grand Bolshoi Theatre. Enter the main hall and admire a 6–tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever. The tour will be led by a professional guide who will give you a detailed overview of the theatre history and traditions as well as its everyday life. Gold and crystal, velvet and skilled imagery, wealth and luxury - now you can admire all this brilliance yourself. Imagine the Royal Family sitting in the Royal Box, listening best arias of Shalyapin and delighting the glorious production of Marius Petipa ballet performances. You will see the orchestra pit with conductor's stand and scene mechanisms, which are very necessary to lift up curtain and change decorations. Probably you will have a unique chance to visit make-up workshops and rehearsal room, if it suits to the theatre plans because of preparation for the evening performance. Beethoven Hall, Government, Royal and Guests Boxes, Small and Grand Imperial Foie, White Hall - everything is now to your attention for this 1 hour. Feel the atmosphere of the real theatre daily life - life full of rises and falls, harassing work and appreciative applause! Feel the soul of this place - listen to the theatre's heart beating in the creative impulse and you will not want to leave this incredible place!

Now move to the centre of Moscow - Red Square - main plaza of Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia. Red Square is often considered to be the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square. Admire the Manezhnaya square, Alexander Garden, Lenin Mausoleum, visit GUM (time permitting), then use Vasilievsky Descent to be close to St. Basil's Cathedral and many more.

The sightseeing tour finishes in the city centre. It's time to get something to eat. The guide will accompany you to the restaurant, it is time to say goodbye to your guide. Centrally located just near the Bolshoi theatre perfect restaurant is waiting for you to offer the Real Traditional Russian 3-course Lunch with Vodka. Full of emotions, looking at your exclusive photos, sitting in the halls made as the Royal Palace, richly decorated with ornate tracery - take a delight in the Real Russian Cuisine - feel yourself Real Russian!

When the lunch ends you can get a taxi to come back to your hotel (own expense) or go for walk around the city centre, admiring one of the Anсient and Beautiful Russian cities! 

ITINERARY:

11:15 - meet your guide at the Theatre Square (next to Bolshoi Theatre)
11:30 - 12:30 - Bolshoi Theatre Historic Buildings tour (small group in English) (available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) 
12:30 - 14:30 - An overview tour of the city centre (Red Square, St.Basil's (outside), GUM, Mausoleum, Alexander garden, Kremlin (outside), Theatre Square (next to Bolshoi Theatre) with a private guide
14:30 - 15:30 - Lunch at the restaurant Golden Age near Bolshoi Theatre
Tour ends at the city centre.

Please let us know if you wish to visit Bolshoi Theatre same day or another day, we will advise you on the schedule and cost.
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4,5 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Bolshoi Theatre Historic Buildings tour tickets (small group in English)
  • Central Moscow private overview tour
  • 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch with a Vodka shot
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Transport services
  • Theatre tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • A dress code is required to enter places of ballet theatres- no shorts or t-shorts
  • Seeing the rehearsals is not guaranteed, as the theatre reserves the right to change the schedule without notifications
  • Vegetarian lunch option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Tickets for the evening performance are not included, but can be requested
Departure and Return
Departure point: Theatre Square, 1 (at the big fountain in front of the Bolshoi Theatre’s main entrance) 
Departure time: 11:15
Return details: tour concluded at the city centre

Sights included in program

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Moscow : Red Square
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This elegant square is named Theater Square because three of the surrounding buildings are theaters and several others are located nearby. Until the 19th century this was Petrovskaya Square, since Petrovka Street traversed it and the Royal Peter Theater sat on the site of the Bolshoi Theater. Briefly, it was known as Tsvetochnaya (Florist) Square, because the flower sellers did a roaring trade here. Read more
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3 person - US$ 384 (US$ 128 per person)
4 person - US$ 468 (US$ 117 per person)
5 person - US$ 550 (US$ 110 per person)
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Price for persons: 1 - 10

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