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Private: One-Day Moscow Tour - the best of Russia's capital

Explore Russian capital's main attractions in one day - take a full and comprehensive trip of Moscow with a knowledgeable guide, make memorable photos at the world-famous sites and try Russian cuisine at a local restaurant!

Begin your Moscow one day tour with a rich city sightseeing - meet the world-famous Red Square, find out why it’s called so and walk down the same cobble stone which is used for annual military parades. Capture the beauty of Saint Basil Cathedral with its colorful domes, hear fascinating facts about Lenin and the Mausoleum, stroll through the famous GUM department store and make a wish at the beginning of all Russian roads at Kilometer Zero. See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the place where Russians come to remember their family, friends and companion-soldiers who lost their lives in the most brutal war of the 20th century. Continue your journey in a car ride around the central part of the city to see Russian parliament, magnificent Bolshoi Theatre – world famous for its ballet and opera, notorious building of the former KGB headquarters, ancient trading district “Kitai-Gorod”, Presidential Administration offices, birthplace of Michael Romanov – the first Czar from long-ruling Romanov dynasty and enjoy the panoramic view of the Kremlin from the river embankment. One of the tour stops will be made at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Cathedral was originally built to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon, then tragic events of soviet period and today it’s a statement of re-established power and prestige of the religion in the country.  From this spot, you can see many other famous landmarks such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, monument to the founder of St Petersburg - Peter the Great, former chocolate factory “Red October” and the spooky "House on the Embankment". Continue your journey by car to one of the loveliest monasteries of Moscow – the New Maiden’s Convent. Built almost 500 years ago to protect one of the roads leading to Kremlin, it witnessed many tragic and heroic events of our history. This picturesque ancient fortress in the middle of a busy, modern city keeps its charm and religious purpose. It's one of moscovite's favorite places to come to jog, fish, draw or read. Drive to the highest point of the city, to Sparrow Hills - a nice spot to see the skyline of Moscow and popular area for locals to celebrate weddings, in the evenings - it becomes the flashy spot for bikers and souped up cars. From the observation platform, you will see the legendary football stadium of Summer Olympics 1980, all seven Stalin’s sky scrapers, gold domes of the Kremlin churches, TV tower Ostankino and many other famous landmarks. Despite Moscow being a very modern city, the area of Sparrow Hills still has a Soviet feel to it, mostly due to the monumental sky scraper of Moscow State University. It was built in 1950s by thousands of free and prisoner workers within just four years. Standing 240m high with about 33km of corridors, numerous sculptures and a soviet coat of arms, it’s very impressive! Great pictures here may only be ruined by fog as it stands at the highest point of the city, 80m above water level. The tour of Moscow in one day gives us enough time to see other landmarks that are located some distance away from the center, such as Moscow Film Studio, ambassadorial town, residential quarters of “oligarchs” and the Victory Park, the Triumph Arch, statue of one of the best Russian Field Marshals – Kutuzov, the White House, New Arbat Street, the Ministry of Defense, the State Library, and Manezh Square etc.

After the sightseeing tour, sit down for a short lunch break (expenses are not included, guide can suggest a place based on your preferences and budget).

After lunch continue your day with a tour of Moscow Kremlin, which begins outside the fortification wall. Inside you find monumental cathedrals, numerous palaces, the largest cannon and bell in the world and of course centuries of Russian history. Due to security reasons, tourists are only allowed to see roughly one-third of the grounds. On the tour you will have a chance to visit inside Assumption Cathedral where all Russian royalties were crowned and Archangel Cathedral – necropolis of 54 tombs of Russian Czars. Included is a visit to the Armoury where you can find the largest collection of Fabergé eggs in the world and 9 halls of unique treasures and thousands of exhibits.

Take a short trip back to your hotel using Moscow Metro which the most beautiful and second most efficient subway system in the world!

You can either finish your Moscow in day tour back to your hotel, be dropped off at Old Arbat street for dinner or any other preferred location in the city. You can discuss this with your guide before starting the tour, so the guide can plan the tour route accordingly.


9:00 – meeting the guide in the lobby of your hotel

9:00-13:00 – City sightseeing tour by car with several photo stops: Red Square, St Basil Cathedral (exterior), GUM – historic department store, Lenin Mausoleum, Sofia Embankment – Kremlin panorama Cathedral of Christ the Savior, New Maiden’s Convent (exterior), Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, New Arbat Street, Bolshoi Theatre, Stalin’s Sky Scrapers, White House etc.

13:00-14:00 – Lunch (optional)

14:30-17:30 – Kremlin Grounds and Armoury Museum 

17:30 – Metro tour

19:00 – Return to your hotel by metro

Type: Private Tour
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Inside visit of Kremlin 
  • Inside visit of Armoury Museum
  • Metro tickets
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info

The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight

Departure and Return

Departure and return point: your centrally located Moscow hotel

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 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 : Arbat Street
In every city steeped in history there is always a street which attracts tourists like a magnet. This is a place filled with spirit of its own, while buildings bordering it and side-streets stemming from it each have a story to tell. In Moscow it is Old Arbat or simply Arbat – one of oldest and most popular walking streets. Today Arbat is as important landmark as Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil Cathedral. Read more
Moscow : GUM
The GUM shopping mall is a landmark in Moscow's Red Square. It occupies the majority of the historic square's east side with a facade stretching the length of two and a half football fields. The Gum (pronounced as 'goom') department store was built over a hundred years ago and is a testament to the expertise of late nineteenth century Russian architecture. With the looks of a royal palace this mall is a fitting addition to the numerous gems surro... Read more
Sophia Embankment (in 1964-1994 - Embankment of Maurice Thorez) - embankment of the Moscow River in the Yakimanka district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It passes from Serafimovich Street to the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, the numbering of houses is conducted from Serafimovich Street. To the embankment adjoins Faleevsky lane. Read more
Moscow : Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills, formerly known as Lenin Hills between 1935 and 1999, is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the river level. Read more
Victory Park is on the Poklonnaya Gora (hill) in Moscow. The park is the main memorial complex in Russia devoted to the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II. The remem-brance of the Victory is very important for Russia, as the Russian (and other nations of the former USSR) suffered much more from the World War II than all other nations taken one with another. That’s why the Victory Parade in Russia is always conducted on such a large... Read more
Moscow : White House
The White House, also known as the Russian White House, is a government building in Moscow. Itwas designed by the architects Dmitry Chechulin and P. Shteller. Construction started in 1965 and ended in 1981. Overall design follows of the Aeroflot building.The building housed the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic's Congress of People's Deputies and SupremeSoviet until the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, when an uprising led to a s... Read more
Explore : Moscow
Moscow can be an overwhelming experience for visitors - there's just so much to see in this vast and vibrant city, from the truly sublime to the ever-so-slightly ridiculous. Moscow has been one of the world's ballet capitals for almost two centuries. It is home to the Bolshoi Ballet, founded in the late 18th century and based at the Bolshoi Theatre. It is called the "world capital of museums". It's no surprise, considering that there are over a ... Read more
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5 person - US$ 925 (US$ 185 per person)
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Price for persons: 1 - 6

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