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Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

1. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues and stained glass.  Hear about the metro during the years of the Second World War, when it was used as a bomb shelter by thousands of Muscovites. The tour will finish at Ploschad Revolutsii Station, just across the street from where the tour started.

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Moscow: Full-Day Winter Fairy-Tale Tour

2. Moscow: Full-Day Winter Fairy-Tale Tour

After meeting your private guide in the lobby of your hotel, it will be time to begin a marvelous journey around one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You can begin by indulging yourself in the magical atmosphere of sparkling lights, Christmas carols and tempting aromas of hot chocolate and mulled wine on Red Square. Your charming guide will reveal to you all of the secrets of the iconic St. Basil's cathedral, full of symbolic meanings and mysteries. You can then rush into the GUM shopping center to get warm and amble along its fancy stores while drinking hot mulled wine and admiring its astonishingly ornate interior. After this, head to the ancient residences of the Russian Tsars and the Kremlin, including its palaces and cathedrals. The Kremlin has both mystique and a vibrant energy, after having stood witness to over 900 years of glorious Russian history. This is your opportunity to enjoy a 2-hour visit to this epic medieval fortress, where you can gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and grab picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage site. After having lunch in a traditional Russian bistro, you can dive into the most beautiful and extravagant underground in the world, decorated with hundreds of frescoes, sculptures, chandeliers, stained glass and jaw-dropping mosaics. You will travel to the most beautiful stations on the metro map, and as you arrive at each destination, your guide will give you details about the provenance of the artworks and architecture on display. You will learn about the most significant events in Soviet history, while mingling with Muscovites and getting a feel for the city whilst learning how to move around it with ease. After warming yourself in Moscow's subway, you will return to the sunlight where you will become struck by the beauty of the Izmailovo Market. Your local guide will help you to make the best deals, buying "matreshkas", fur hats, amber jewellery and other Russian souvenirs for your friends and family. Don’t miss an opportunity to try a traditional hot winter drink called "Sbiten", as well as some traditional meat or salmon BBQ. Once you are done with the Christmas shopping, your lovely guide will bring you back to your hotel.

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Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

3. Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Moscow, and then travel to the pier by comfortable car. Climb aboard a luxury river boat to see the main attractions of Moscow from a different perspective on a 3-hour cruise along the Moskva River. Get unobstructed views of the city's most beautiful sights from your private table, located near the window. Wait staff will attend to all your needs and serve a delicious 3 course dinner and glass of wine. Take advantage of the on-board bar to order more drinks at your leisure. Journey through the heart of the city away from the crowds and admire monuments such as the Kremlin walls and golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Go for a stroll on deck to catch the magnificent views from every angle. Return you to the starting point at Kievskaya Metro Station, ideally located to continue to explore Moscow independently. 

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Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

4. Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the Kremlin and Red Square in just 2 hours. Get an overview of Russian history from your guide, from ancient times to the Soviet era. Marvel at the beauty of the Kremlin cathedrals and see their priceless collections of Orthodox icons and other art. See the location of the Russian president's office and pass by the Kremlin Palace, built during Nikita Khrushchev's time. Hear the story about the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, and see the Ivan the Great Tower. Explore Red Square, and admire the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral from the outside. See the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Bolshoi Theater and more.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

5. Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

Meet your private guide and step into the Kremlin. Enjoy a visit to this epic medieval fortress, gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and grab picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip-the-line and start your adventure in the most iconic and famous venue of Moscow, the symbol of the Russian statehood. Travel back to the 12th century when Moscow was three times smaller than the present territory of the Kremlin. Visit the most ancient building in Moscow, the Assumption Cathedral, where the last Emperor of the Russian Empire was crowned. Listen to the numerous stories about the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, boyards and patriarchs, the last Emperor, and the communist government. After visiting the Kremlin, proceed to the Diamond Fund, one of the few treasures in the world, which keeps the crown jewels. Its collection is closely associated with the history of the Russian state. It includes masterpieces of jewelry art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Your guide will leave you in the Diamond Fund, from where you will continue your tour with an audioguide.

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Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

6. Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

For more than 70 years Moscow was the capital of the vast Soviet empire, and reminders of that time can still be seen throughout the city. The first stop of the tour is Lenin’s Mausoleum, the burial place of one of the most influential communist leaders in the world. Learn about the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin and Stalin to Gorbachev. Continue to the Lubyanka to see the notorious headquarters of the former KGB. See the Solovetsky Stone, the monument to victims of Soviet repression. Finally, explore the beauty of Ploshad Revotsii metro station and learn about its rich-history.

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Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

7. Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

Explore Moscow’s famous underground stations and the Bunker-42 Cold War Museum. Start with the best Moscow metro stations of the Soviet period, designed and built between 1934 and 1960. Compare different architectural styles and the beauty of the underground on this 30 to 50-minute tour. Next, visit Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex, bunker, and communication center with an area of 7,000 square meters at a depth of 65 meters.  During the Cold War, approximately 600 people could live and work in the complex for 30 days without assistance from the outside world, thanks to stores of food and medicine, an air recycling system, and diesel generators. Workers would commute to the facility by way of the Taganskaya metro station, on special trains that ran at night. Even the entrance is hidden, disguised as an old building.

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Moscow: 2-Hour Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

8. Moscow: 2-Hour Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

Start with a tour of the rooms of the Tretyakov Gallery in chronological order with your guide. Discover one of the richest collections of Russian icons, especially those of the master icon painter, Andrey Rublev. Founded in 1854 by Pavel Tretyakov who wanted to make his collection of Russian paintings available to the greatest number of viewers, the Tretyakov Gallery has the richest collection of Russian pictorial art from the 12th to the 20th centuries. As you walk through the rooms of the gallery, find out why it is known as one of the foremost repositories of Russian fine art in the world. Explore a unique collection of Russian paintings, dating back to the 19th century, including the great works of Ivan Aivazovsky, Ivan Shishkin, Alexander Ivanov, Konstantin Korovin, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Surikov and many others. Finally, discover the room devoted to the works of Mikhail Vrubel, with his impressive works of art filled with mysterious beauty.

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Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

9. Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

Stroll around the monuments of Red Square and take breathtaking pictures of the Kremlin wall on a private tour of Moscow city center with a guide who makes history fun! Learn more about iconic buildings such as Spasskaya Tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin. Look at Lenin's Mausoleum in the center of Red Square and admire the decorative façade of Kazan Cathedral. Venture beyond the famous onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral and explore the complex of churches from the inside. Listen to the fascinating history of the church complex, including the role of the infamous tsar Ivan the Terrible. Proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Moscow on a private sightseeing tour, ideal for your first day in the city. Marvel at the landmark monuments of Red Square, such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxury GUM shopping complex. Break for coffee overlooking the Senate Palace, seat of the president of Russia, and then stroll down Nikolskaya Street to Revolution Square to look at the Art Nouveau masterpiece of the Metropol Hotel. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden.  Enter the Kremlin, the ancient fortress that was the center of political life in Russia for 9 centuries. Hear stories about the tsars of the imperial age before discovering the treasures of the Armoury. Marvel at exquisite Fabergé eggs before going to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the banks of the Moscow River. Get a panoramic view of the Red October Chocolate Factory, now the center of modern art in the city.

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What people are saying about Moscow

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Great private tour with Natalia. She's so knowledgeable, friendly and likeable - I can't recommend her enough. I loved my time in Moscow with her. Will definitely book her again when I'm visiting again. Thanks Natalia - you made my day very special.

Alexander did an amazing job in this busy and loud environment. The Views and stories are stunning! Thank you so much!

Alexander was the best tour guide around Moscow! We really enjoyed the Metro tour!

Very good tour , with an excellent staff to explain all the informations needed

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful