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RED SQUARE +

SAINT BASIL CATHEDRAL

See all of Moscow's main sights in one tour. Admire the beauty of the city. Get an insider's view of Moscow life - have lunch at one of the most popular city's restaurants or just have free time for lunch at a place of your choice, ride the Moscow subway and see a few of its most beautiful stations, go shopping for famous Moscow chocolate and vodka at the most elegant grocery store in the country, walk down some of the oldest Moscow's streets and pedestrian alleys where every step is filled with history and art. 

TOUR NOTES

 

  • Duration of tour is 2,5-3 hours. 

  • This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes. 

  • Group tour is run in English

  • A tour moves at a rapid pace. If you have any mobility issues that prevent you from walking long distances at a quick pace we suggest you book a private tour which allows you to walk at your leisure.

  • The Kremlin will be observed from outside. Visit to the Kremlin museums is not included. Tours to Kremlin must be booked separately.

  • Please note that food and beverage are not included to the price of tour. 

  • There are no credit card details or prepayments needed.

  • Payment is given directly to your guide before a start of your tour.

  • Saint Basil Cathedral will be visited, ticket is included. Museum is closed on first Wednesday of the month.

  • Entry to cathedrals requires women to cover their shoulders and knees (no short skirts) and men with long trousers (no shorts), also covered shoulders and no sandals!

  • Lenin's mausoleum will be visited. Tomb is open from 10:00 to 13:00 daily, except Monday and Friday.

INFORMATION

 

Red Square+Saint Basil tour runs every day. 

 

Tour price is 4500 Rubles per person. (guided visit to Saint Basil Cathedral is included)

Students/children: 3900 Rubles per person.

Visit to Saint Basil cathedral is included, except on first Wednesdays of the month, National holidays and when the weather is below -15 C.

Language: English. Tours in Spanish are ONLY by request!

 

Starting time (daily) at 10:00 am (other time from 11:00 to 19:00 upon request)

Duration: 3 hours 

Meeting place: in front of Bolshoi theater by fountain

See the place on the map and directions.

 

Your guide will return you to the same place where you started this tour or will help you with directions to other places you like.

 

IMPORTANT: booking in advance is REQUIRED

In case of no bookings on some days, a tour guide will not come to the meeting place.

Tours are run even for 1 person, if booked in advance.

 

Our manager will contact you to confirm your final booking. If you never heard back from us, it means - we didn't receive your inquiry.  

Please send us an inquiry to our email  HappyMoscowTours@gmail.com

with following information:

 

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NAME OF TOUR: Red Square+Saint Basil

If you booked a tour and your plans were changed, please, inform us about cancellation in advance. Thank you.

ITINERARY:

Red Square

remains, as it has been for centuries, the heart and soul of Russia. Few places in the world bear the weight of history to the extent that Moscow's central square does. From the 16th Century St. Basil's Cathedral - one of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world - to the constructivist pyramid of Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square is rich in symbols of Russia's turbulent and intriguing past.

Saint Basil Cathedral

Every capital has a well-known landmark making it easily recognizable. Moscow's most famous building still has the power to awe and delight visitors.   

КопияSaint Basil Cathedral

Every capital has a well-known landmark making it easily recognizable. Moscow's most famous building still has the power to awe and delight visitors.   

Lenin’s Mausoleum

Morbid as it may be, the elegant building that houses Lenin's embalmed body should not be missed.

 

Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 13.00, closed on Mondays and Fridays. Visit to Tomb is included.

GUM department store

One of the world's greatest shops has regained its prestige.

Although there are GUM shopping malls throughout Russia, GUM's Red Square location is a work of art itself. It is situated at the east side of Red Square across from the Kremlin. 

Gastronome № 1

Soviet Grocery store № 1 working on the third line, ground floor can be considered reflection of one of the GUM’s life periods or a style guide of the Soviet glamour. The Gastronome № 1 takes us back to the fifties or sixties and in the meanwhile it meets gastronomic caprices of the most exigent consumer with its appointments, personnel clothing, and with the availability in assortment of some classic goods of the Soviet epoch (for example “Three elephants” tea).

Kazan Cathedral

located on Red Square, was originally built in 1636 in honor of the Icon of the Our Lady of Kazan and to commemorate Tsar Michael’s victory, in 1612, over the Poles at the end of the Time of Troubles. The current building is a reconstruction of the original cathedral that was destroyed in 1936 by the Bolshevik government.

The Resurrection Gates

Resurrection Gates are the monument of Moscow medieval architecture. Being built in 1534-1538 together with Kitaygorodskaya Wall, they are the part of it (The Wall was built for the protection of Kitay Gorod where mostly traders lived). 7 Gates were punctured at the Kitay Gorod Wall. The most important and beautiful of them were Resurrection Gates.

Zero kilometer

is a bronze plaque marking kilometer zero of the Russian highway system, where people throw the coins to make wishes.

Monument of Marshal Zhukov

The monument to an outstanding commander, the first Marshall of the Soviet Union — “The Marshall of Victory” Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (1896—1974) was erected in front of the Historical Museum at the Red Square in 1995 to commemorate the 50th Victory anniversary 

in the Great Patriotic War of 1941—1945.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

is a war memorial, dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II. It is located at the Kremlin Wall in the Alexander garden. In front of the monument, there is a five-pointed star in a square field of labradorite, 

which emanates the Eternal Flame from its center.

Changing of the Guards

In 1997, a Guard of Honor of the Kremlin Regiment (which had guarded the Lenin Mausoleum) was restored at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the federal law of December 8, 1997, "On Immortalizing the Soviet People’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945". A Changing of the Guard Ceremony takes place every hour.

Bolshoi Theater

The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, which holds ballet and opera performances.
The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet theaters, and one of Moscow's top visitor attractions. 

KGB building

Lubyanka is the popular name for the headquarters of the KGB and affiliated prison on Lubyanka Square and once probably the most feared building anywhere. It used to be the HQ for the infamous KGB, and included a prison. In Soviet days ordinary people didn't even dare look at the building, such a dark aura was emanating from it.  

Detskiy Mir - Russia's largest children's store

A legendary store where children once flocked to snap up the latest toys has reopened in Moscow after massive, if controversial, renovations as a glitzy mall boasting "the biggest of everything".

Visit the observation deck on top floor of the Central Toy Store "Detskiy Mir"
Observation deck is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00, it is closed during bad weather (rain or storm)

Nikolskaya Street

Nikolskaya Street is one of the oldest, historical pedestrian streets in the Kitay-Gorod of Moscow. We will walk along this nice and beautiful street to the Red Square.

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