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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 is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes. In case of physical or other limitations please ask your guide during the tour to modify the route.
  • You can book a full-day tour (6 hours) or a half-day tour (3 hours).
  • Guide will meet you at your hotel at the start of your tour. 
  • We ride the metro to get from your hotel to the city center. We do not use cars/vans in the center as some areas are closed for driving.
  • The Kremlin will be observed from outside. Visit to the Kremlin museums is not included by default. Tours to Kremlin must be booked separately. See details of Kremlin tour >>>
  • We are flexible. Let your guide know if you want to replace some parts of the tour or modify the itinerary at the beginning of the tour.
  • Please note that lunch is not included to price of this tour. 
  • There are no credit card details or prepayments needed.
  • Museums admission fees are not included to price of tour. You buy the entrance tickets on spot for you and for your tour guide. Visit to Saint Basil cathedral is optional, entrance fee is 1000 Rubles, photo admission is included.
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Tour's 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.    
 
Museum's fee is 1000 RUB (a visit to museum is optional)
If you want a guided visit during your tour, you will buy tickets for you and your guide on the spot.

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 optional and free of charge.

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).

State Historical Museum

This unmistakable Russian Revival building on Red Square is one of Moscow's most prestigious museums, tracing the history of the Russian lands back to the Paleolithic period.

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.

Iberian chapel

one of the smallest chapels in Moscow, is an active church. There are daily services, there is one of the most important icons of Virgin Mary of Orthodox religion in this chapel.

Zero kilometer

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

Moskva hotel

The first Hotel Moskva was originally constructed from 1932 until 1938, it opened as a hotel in December 1935. Designed by Alexey Shchusev, it was built to be one of Moscow's finest hotels and was lavishly detailed with works of art and mosaics by some of the finest artists of the Soviet Union. The old hotel was demolished in 2004 for a modern reproduction with underground parking and other features which were not available in the 1930s. It was completed in 2012

Manege Square

is a large pedestrian open space at the heart of Moscow bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the State Historical Museum and the Alexander Garden to the south, the Moscow Manege to the west, and the 18th-century headquarters of the Moscow State University to the north

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.

Alexander Garden

has always been a favorite haunt of both Muscovite's and Moscow's guests. 
Apart from that, it is a reminder of many important historical events.

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.

Ruin Grotto

Grotto "ruins" in Aleksander Garden designed by Osip Bove as part of the after the 1812 fire renovations of the city and built on a slight mound near the Middle Arsenal Tower.

Obelisk of Romanov

The obelisk was erected in 1914 to mark the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty’s rule. During the Soviet period it was changed into a monument to outstanding thinkers and activists in the fight for workers’ rights. In 2013, it was restored to its original appearance.

Monument of Patriarch Germogen

Germogen (Hermogenes) was the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia from 1606. It was he who inspired the popular uprising that put an end to the Time of Troubles. Hermogenes was glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1913. Installed and opened May 25, 2013 in the Alexander Garden in front of the wall of the Moscow Kremlin, by the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Patriarch of All Russia, Kirill.

Okhotny Ryad underground mall

The Shopping Center “Okhotny Ryad” is situated in the very heart of Moscow in immediate proximity to Red Square, Alexandrovsky Sad, Teatralnaya Square and Tverskaya Street. Three underground levels of the Center contain more than 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, fast food restaurants, bank branches and exchange offices, travel agencies, cash dispensers and pay phones. Unique interiors of the Shopping Center as well as its closeness to Red Square and Alexandrovsky Sad attract huge crowds of tourists and Muscovites. 

Manege building

Moscow Manege is a large oblong building which gives its name to the vast Manege Square, 
which was cleared in the 1930s, adjacent to the more famous Red Square. A manège is an indoor riding academy. Designed by Spanish engineer Agustín de Betancourt with a unique roof without internal support for 45 m (the building's width), it was erected from 1817 to 1825 by the Russian architect Joseph Bové, who clothed it in its Neoclassical exterior. Manege resumed its operation as an exhibition hall.

Fountain "Four Seasons"

made by the most "favorite" sculptor of Moscow.
Fountain, in different sources has different names: Fountain "Geyser", fountain "Four Seasons" and "Fountain with four horses," in the Alexander garden.It represents the four horses, standing on their hind legs and symbolize 4 seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter.The streams of the fountain are not static but, like geysers, hit up up, then fall down and again suddenly shoot.

Kremlin

Russia's historical and political center combines sumptuous architecture with a fascinating history that spans nearly nine centuries of religious and secular power. The Moscow Kremlin is the most ancient city center. For the whole world it’s not only the symbol of Moscow but of all Russia. The history of the Kremlin is inseparably connected with the history of capital and formation of Moscow as a center of Russian State system. The Kremlin — is the great Russian cultural monument. Its territory concentrates ancient samples of Russian architecture, unique museum collections beginning from XV century.
Visit to Kremlin is not included to this tour, it will be observed from outside.  Tours to Kremlin must be booked separately in advance.
Kremlin is closed on Thursday. Opening hours daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Lunch in traditional Russian restaurant

You’ve may have heard something about Russian traditional foods but have had little opportunity to try them. Visitors to Russia are often surprised at the variety and flavors of Russian traditional foods. A great many can be described as “divine,” and they will have you searching for the recipes when you return home!

The Russian State Library and Dostoevsky monument

It is the largest in the country and the second largest library in the world for its collection of books.
 
The monument to the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky was erected in front of the building of the Russian state library in 1997.

Pashkov House

is the famous Neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin, near the crossing of the Mokhovaya and Vozdvizhenka streets. Its design has been attributed to Vasily Bazhenov. It used to be home to the Rumyantsev Museum (Moscow's first public museum) in the 19th century.

The Pushkin State museum of Fine Arts

This is Moscow’s premier foreign-art museum, split over three branches and showing off a broad selection of European works, including masterpieces from ancient civilisations, Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age. To see the incredible collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, visit the Gallery of European & American Art.
Visit to museum is NOT included to the tour by default. 
The museum is open every day except Monday, 10am - 7pm

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow is the tallest Orthodox church in the world. But that's not the only reason it's significant.
The Cathedral may be the largest Orthodox church in the world. 
It is the main Cathedral of Russia!
During the religious holidays Cathedral of Christ the Saviour can be closed for visitor.  In this case this site will be replaced with others on sightseeing tours. 

Patriarch bridge

Patriarchal Bridge - a pedestrian bridge in Moscow. It was opened in 2004. Located opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, crossing the river and connecting Prechistenskaya Bersenevskaya and embankments, etc. stylobate part goes through a marsh island, and crosses a drainage channel, resulting in Yakimanskaya waterfront.

View of Kremlin

One of the most beautiful panoramic views of Kremlin from Patriarch's bridge. The most favorite place of tourists, newlyweds and photographers to come here and take pictures.

Monument of Peter the Great

The “Moscow Monster”, a 98-meter statue of Peter the Great in central Moscow that is passionately hated by most Muscovites, considered to be the tallest monument in Russia.

Red October chocolate factory

One of Moscow’s most beloved manufacturers - the Red October Chocolate Factory, moved to a site further out of the city center a few years ago and as the old building’s conversion into a luxury residential complex slowed down, the artists moved in. On the food/drink side, this place is very happening and at the weekend the area really fills up with party lovers heading to one of the factory's many clubs.

The Gogolevsky Boulevard

was built in 1812 along the steep banks of Chertoriy Stream. The direction of the stream was however changed in 1870. The stream leads from the Prechistenskaya Gate Square from where it also derived it name. However, it was only in 1924 that it was again renamed to Gogol, after the famous Writer Nikolai Gogol. The Gogol Boulevard is one of the most historically important and beautiful sites of the capital city. Gogol Boulevard is part of the famed Moscow Boulevard Ring and one among the 10 boulevards.

Arbat street

The Old Arbat is a sanctuary of the Old Moscow, a picturesque network of lanes and yards with its own history, traditions and architecture. In the 18th-19th centuries it used to be a traditional place of residence of gentry and the intelligentsia. The Arbat is associated with a lot of men of literature and art. It is now a busy pedestrian area full of store, souvenirs shops, cafes and restaurants, a venue for bards and artists.

Stalin's skyscraper

Stalin's skyscrapers is one of our top 25 reasons to visit the Russian capital. Seven skyscrapers built in Moscow during Stalin’s times are the iconic part of the city’s skyline. Moscow historians believe that there was a reason why they were built. The project designers led by Stalin had intentions to demonstrate the entire world how strong and powerful the Soviet state was. 
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PRICE OF TOUR

Price is per tour, not per person

Ticketing is not included

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