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Take an incredible journey back to the 1930s in the Soviet era during this tour of VDNKh with a professional guide. You will get acquainted with the most outstanding achievements of Soviet architecture.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pickup possible from your central hotel or any other indicated address. If you are staying outside the city, an alternative meeting point can be arranged.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the history of the majestic 'Soviet Versailles'
  • Learn the secrets of numerous pavilions in one of the largest open-air exhibitions
  • Enjoy the architectural diversity of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements - from the monumental Soviet Empire to modernism
Full description
The guide will meet you at the hotel, from where, depending on the location of the hotel, you will go by foot, by public transport, or by taxi to the main entrance of VDNKh. From here, your fascinating journey through the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy will begin.

Along the picturesque Central Avenue, you will go towards the Central Pavilion No. 1, which greets guests every day with its snow-white colonnade. The guide will tell you about the architecture of this building, and what difficulties Soviet architects faced during its construction. To the right side of the pavilion, you will get acquainted with one of the main attractions of the exhibition complex - the magnificent Friendship of the Peoples Fountain. Further, you will proceed to the pavilions 'Armenia', 'Karelia', and 'Culture', each of which has its own unique architectural features.

The next stop on your itinerary will be the monumental fountain 'The Stone Flower', the work of the eminent architect Konstantin Topuridze. The tour will end at the Industry Square, where you will admire the achievements of Soviet cosmonautics, in particular, the Vostok spacecraft - a copy of the spacecraft on which Yuri Gagarin circled the Earth in 108 minutes. At the end of the tour, the guide will accompany you to the VDNKh metro station.
Includes
  • Pickup in centrally located hotel or another central point of Moscow
  • Tour with a private, professional guide (please select your preferred language)
  • 2-hour sightseeing tour of VDNKh
  • Public transport ticket (if needed)
What’s Not Included
  • Visit to paid expositions in the pavilions of VDNKh (optional)
  • Hotel pickup by car (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off by metro (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off by car (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Children have to be accompanied by adults.
The supplier will contact you to confirm the booking and to provide additional details prior to your private tour.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.