Red Square and State Historical Museum Tour in Moscow

Product ID: 154911
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Dive into Moscow’s history on a tour to the State Historical Museum and Red Square, see treasures of the Russian empire and learn about the city’s archaeology, development, important events, and culture.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Your centrally located hotel in Moscow
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most beautiful squares in the world
  • Check out Russia’s biggest history museum established in 1872
  • Gain insight into the city’s culture and treasures
  • Marvel at elegantly embellished interiors
  • See detailed handmade maps and learn about ancient ways of the trade industry
Full description
Greet your knowledgeable private guide in your hotel lobby and get prepared to take a historic adventure. Kick things off with a visit to the stately Red Square, the heart and the soul of Moscow and the entire Russian people, history steeped spot that will impress you with its dazzling architecture. Wind your way past Bolshoi Theater, Kitay Gorod the ancient wall, Hotel National and Alexander Garden, while learning fun facts about them. Pass by the Iberian Gate and Chapel, snap a photo of the plaque at “point zero” and feast your eyes on quirky vibrant domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. See the small and charming Kazan Cathedral and large cream colored GUM department store and hear about prominent Soviet leader when you’ll take a short stop in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum.

Check out the State Historical Museum which exhibits collections of Russian artifacts from relics of prehistoric tribes that lived on the territory of present-day Russia to priceless artworks acquired by members of the Royal family. Be wowed by outstanding decoration of its halls each made in its own style according to the time period. Admire gilded, vaulted ceilings, glittering chandeliers, gorgeous frescos and intriguing mosaic floors, listen to a lot of amazing tales about the Russian history and find out what Russian local life looked like in the past.

Among the highlights of Museum is the most ancient Russian book of 1073, the unique globe "Blau" dating back to the end of the 17th century and the copy of the famous Monomakh’s Cap. You will delve into beautiful époque of Catherine the Great and Alexander I and learn about radical changes that happened to the museum after the Great October Revolution in 1917. End your cultural exploration sipping a cup of coffee at one of the adjacent coziest cafes overlooking the magnificent Red Square and striking Kremlin walls.

Includes
  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Entrance to State Historical Museum
  • Private walking tour
  • A personalized experience
  • Perfect overview for first-time visitors
  • Iconic photo ops
  • Multiple start times available
  • Customized itinerary to meet your preferences
What’s Not Included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes and clothes