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Private tour: Kremlin, Armoury: the World of Amazing Faberge, and Diamond Fund (5 hours)

Visit three opulent highlights of Moscow’s Kremlin — Assumption Cathedral, Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund Exhibition - on a 5-hour morning walking tour! After entering at the earliest admission time to avoid the lines that appear later in the day, immerse yourself in a world of diamonds, gilded décor and intrigue while learning all about the Russian tsars, empresses and presidents who have resided at the iconic Moscow monument.
  • 5-hour Kremlin tour including the Assumption Cathedral of Kremlin Grounds, Armory Chamber, Diamond Fund Exhibition
  • Enter Moscow’s Kremlin at the earliest admission time to avoid long entrance lines that appear later in the day
  • Learn about the Kremlin’s history and hear tales of the Russian tsars from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Gaze in awe at the opulence of the Armory with its collection of impressive Imperial weapons
  • Visit the Diamond Fund Exhibition to see the Crown of the Russian Empire alongside other dazzling jewels
  • Walk around the colorful Assumption Cathedral and hear of the countless coronations that once took place inside

Meet your guide near Kremlin and then head inside at one of the earliest admission times to avoid the long entrance lines that appear later in the day. Stroll through the grounds and learn all about Moscow’s Kremlin and its history from your guide. Translating as ‘fortified stronghold,’ the Kremlin dates back to the 15th century when it started life as an imposing castle for the Russian Tsars. Centuries of battles, bloodshed, corruption and intrigue followed, and nowadays the site leads a somewhat tamer existence as the residence of the Russian president.  Today Kremlin is the residence of Russian President and the main symbol of the country,  revered by all of its citizens. The centre of the Moscow Kremlin is occupied by the main and most ancient square of the city - Cathedral Square, which still retains its original form - a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. Having been founded in the early XIVth century Cathedral Square saw the construction, destruction and rebuilding of churches and chambers, witnessed all the perturbations within the history of the Russian State. Visit the Assumption Cathedral -  the oldest church in the Kremlin and also the most important: the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church was transferred here from Vladimir in 1326. The building is simple and austere - a vaulted limestone block topped by five golden cupolas. The gabled frescoes on the east and west faces were added in the 1660s, and otherwise, the exterior has remained almost unchanged to this day.

Then explore the world-famous site - Armory Chamber, a chamber that boasts enough bling to rival the entire Palace of Versailles. Known to many as the ‘treasure trove of Russia,’ the chamber comprises nine rooms all lavishly embellished with ornamentation, jewellery and Imperial weapons — the spoils of the Russian Tsars. Walk around with your guide and discover highlights such as the vast collection of Faberge Eggs that were once given as extravagant Easter gifts, as well as the crowns and thrones of Russian tsars, precious armoury and the world’s largest collection of royal carriages.

Admire the Tsar Cannon, the colossal firearm that seems never to have been fired, and stop for photos in front of the bell tower that encases one of the world’s largest bells, see the Tzar Bell - the largest bell in the world, weighing almost 202 tons and standing more than 6 metres high and 6.6 metres across, and then start to make your way towards the Diamond Fund -  an impressive collection of precious stones and jewelry amassed over centuries by the Russian tsars and empresses. See the Crown of the Russian Empire — the richest crown in the Russian Empire — and hear of Empress Elizabeth, the grandchild of Tsar Peter the Great, who contributed a large amount of jewellery to the collection. Having reached the Diamond Fund, say your goodbyes to your guide, and continue exploring The Diamond Fund Exhibition with an audio guide.

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

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to Kremlin Grounds (guided visit)
  • Entrance fee to Armoury Chamber (guided visit)
  • Entrance fee to Diamond Fund (with audio guide)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info

Moderate amount of walking 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 Diamond Fund

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
The Armoury Chamber - a treasure-house, it is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex, and is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The Armoury Cha... Read more
The Cathedral square came into being as early as the C14th, when the first stone churches were built here. At its northern end the square is framed by the massive golden dome of Assumption Cathedral, almost filling one end of the square. The space under its huge portal is filled by the image of the Holy Virgin surround by Archangels. Adjacent to Assumption Cathedral are the Patriarch's Chambers, with their pedestrian arches and Church of The... Read more
Diamond fund is the unique collection of the best jewelers’ works of Russia and the world. At the heart of the Diamond Fund display are historical ceremonial jewels and the Regalia of the Romanovs’ tsar family, crowns, tiaras, a scepter and an orb, jewel sets, orders created by the most eminent jewellers of the 17-19th centuries. The museum also keeps some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world, unique nuggets of gold and pla... 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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