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SOVIET MOSCOW

The days of Soviet Communism are long gone but reminders of the era are all around Moscow, ensuring it will never be forgotten. Moscow was the heart and soul of the Soviet Union, where Lenin, Stalin and many other important political figures made decisions that changed the world, keeping the country under Communist rule for more than 70 years. If you’re a history buff – or just curious about the Moscow sights & attractions that are relics of the Soviet Union – here is a USSR tour of Moscow for you.
​NOTE:
  • Tour is available in English
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
  • 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 Soviet park. We do not use cars/vans in the park as some areas are closed for driving.
  • Entries to Pavilions are included, only those which are open for public. 
  • 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.
  • Children up to 14 years old go free of charge on our tours
  • The tour price includes: private guide, pick-up and drop-off in your hotel, metro tickets.
  • If you have more questions, please, visit our FAQ page >>>

PRICE OF TOUR

Price is per tour, not per person

HALF DAY TOUR - 3 HOURS

Number of people          Total price in Rubles

 

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..............10....................................10500

FULL DAY TOUR - 6 HOURS

Number of people          Total price in Rubles

 

...............1........................................8000 

...............2......................................10000

...............3......................................11500

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..............10.....................................15000

The excursion can be prolonged up to 6 hours with:
 
Moscow Metro tour (duration - 1,5 hour)  
Metro tickets are inlcuded.
 
Visit to TV tower (duration - 1 hour)
Ticket is 1000 Rubles per adult, 500 Rubles per child (7-18 years old), passport is required.
Children under 7 years old are not allowed to TV tower.
Amateur photo and video is free.
The observation deck is open for visitors DAILY from 10:00 till 21:00.
 
Visit to the Space Museum is optional (duration - 1 hour)
Ticket is 250 Rubles per person, photo fee is 230 Rubles
Museum is open: 
Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 10 AM — 7 PM.
Thu: 10 AM — 9 PM.
Museum is closed on Mondays.

Metro station VDNKH

opened on 1 May 1958. It is named after the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. The station features pylons faced with white marble and decorated with circular ventilation grilles. VDNKh it is one of the deepest Metro stations being situated 53.5 metres (176 ft) below ground. It is also one of the busiest stations, serving 107,500 passengers a day

The Soviet Park (VDNKh)

No other place sums up the rise and fall of the great Soviet dream quite as well as the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. This remarkably diverse park /market /exhibition centre has to be seen to be believed. The VVTs is still much better known by its Soviet-era name, VDNKh - the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements - and it remains a fascinating monument to Russia's transitional period, a mixture of faded Soviet pomp a

The Soviet Park (VDNKh)

VDNKh park is the most beloved one by locals, who spent their childhood time here. It is full of wonderful memories of their youth age.

Locals like to come here with their families, babies. Young people like to gather here with their friends. 

The Soviet Park (VDNKh)

VDNKh is a unique historical and architectural complex located in the capital of Russia - Moscow. It has no analogues in the world. The complex includes more than 500 permanent structures. 49 of them are the objects of cultural heritage. 

Fountains of VDNKh are in the list of 100 the most beautiful in the world.

The People’s Friendship Fountain
(also known as Friendship of Nations) on Moscow features 16 gilded statues of maidens in their national costumes, representing all the Soviet Union Republics. The fountain is framed by an octahedral bowl of red granite with a surface area of 4,000 square meters. The fountain is serviced by a complex system of eight powerful pumps that can shoot 1,200 liters of water from 800 jets to the height of 24 meters per second. 

Fountains of VDNKh are in the list of 100 the most beautiful in the world

Moscow's most mind-blowing fountains would have to be at VDNKh. At this vast Soviet-era park and Stalinist pavilion complex, you can see a truly amazing gilded extravaganza featuring a central column of wheat, sunflowers and hemp surrounded by 16 golden girls representing the Soviet republics (even the short-lived Karelo-Finnish SSR)

Fountains of VDNKh are in the list of 100 the most beautiful in the world

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Behind it, the no-less spectacular Stone Flower fountain, inspired by Ural Mountains fairytales, shimmers with glittery mosaics and stones from the Urals, while sculptures of fruit and jugs represent plenitude.

USSR Pavilions

grandiose pavilions, glorifying every aspect of socialist construction from education and health to agriculture, technology and science. The pavilions represent a huge variety of architectural styles, symbolic of the contributions from diverse ethnic and artistic movements to the common goal. 

USSR Pavilions

Each pavilion was built to represent the culture, character, style of one of the Soviet Republics, built by best architects and designed by the most famous artists from each country. 

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

was erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its contrail. The monument is 110 m tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium.The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.

Cosmonauts Alley

Stretching out from the Conquerors of Space obelisk, Cosmonauts Alley is a narrow park with a central pathway decorated with memorials to the history of space exploration.

Cosmos hotel

One of Moscow's largest hotels, the 25-storey Cosmos Hotel was built in 1980 for the Moscow Olympics.
In total the Cosmos Hotel has 1 777 guest rooms.
Although not centrally located and quite a distance from the capital's major tourist attractions, the Cosmos stands just across from the All-Russian Exhibiton Centre, an impressive complex originally designed and built to demonstrate the great economic achievements of the Soviet regime.

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman monument

is a famous landmark of monumental art, "the ideal and symbol of the Soviet epoch", that represents a dynamic sculpture group of two figures with a sickle and a hammer raised over their heads. It is 24.5 meters (78 feet) high, made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, and subsequently moved to Moscow. The sculpture is an example of the socialist realistic style, as well as Art Deco style. 

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (Space museum)

(Entry to museum is optional)

a high-concept series of displays from the glory days of the Soviet space program. Exhibits rely heavily on cool space paraphernalia – Yury Gagarin’s space suit, the first Soviet rocket engine and lots of charts and diagrams of various expeditions. The highlight is the awe-inspiring video footage from various orbit missions.

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (Space museum)

(Entry to museum is optional)

Visit to the Space Museum is optional (duration - 1-1,5 hour)
Ticket is 250 Rubles per person, photo fee is 230 Rubles
 
You buy the tickets for you and your guide, if you would like to visit musuem

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (Space museum)

(Entry to museum is optional)

Museum is open: 
Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 10 AM — 7 PM.
Thu: 10 AM — 9 PM.
Museum is closed on Mondays.

The excursion can be prolonged up to 6 hours with:

Optional

Moscow Metro tour   
Metro tickets are inlcuded.
 
Vist the most beautiful Metro in the world, so called "Underground Palaces"
 

The excursion can be prolonged up to 6 hours with:

Optional

Visit to TV tower (duration - 1 hour)
Ticket is 980 Rubles per adult, 490 Rubles per child (7-18 years old), passport is required.
Children under 7 years old are not allowed to TV tower.
Amateur photo and video is free.
The observation deck is open for visitors DAILY from 10:00 till 21:00.

Ostankino TV Tower

Optional

 
Amazing panorama of Moscow and nearest is openned from the observation deck, which is locates on height 337 meters.
 
For more than 30 years the TV Tower has hosted over 10 millions visitors on the observation deck, including tourists from more than 100 countries. 

TV Tower Ostankino

Optional

Visit program (1 hour) includes as follows:
  • Story about the history of creation, architectural features and technical capability of the Ostankino TV Tower.
  • Lifting on express elevators to the closed observation deck and seeing of the Moscow panorama.
  • Access to the open observation deck subject to favourable weather conditions (since May till October).
 
The observation deck is open for visitors DAILY from 10:00 till 21:00.
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