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  1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

Product ID: 117762
Learn about the history and hardships of the Soviet Union on a guided tour. Visit the main sites of communist Moscow and stop for photo sessions.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stop for photo sessions in Red Square and at the former KGB Headquarers
  • Visit the marvellous Ploshad Revolutsyi metro station
  • See Lenin's Mausoleum, the burial place of the important communist leader
Full description
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.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Photo sessions near KGB HQ and in Red Square
What’s Not Included
  • Metro tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Marshal Zhukov monument in Manege Square (between Four Seasons Hotel and Historical Museum). Your guide will be holding a "Russia with Love" sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• As the Lenin Mausoleum is not a museum but a government institution, entrance may be closed during official events or for other foreseen circumstances
• In case of closure, the tour will take place outside the building and more time will be added to other parts of the tour
• In such cases, at the beginning of the tour or day before when possible, you will be offered the opportunity to cancel the tour for a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

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March 12, 2020

Ms. Newman was impressive, knowledgeable, and caring, Excellent A+!

To whom it may concern: For the Communist Tour on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00, I encountered Ms. Tanya Newman at the St. Regis Hotel. In her initial explanation, Ms. Newman went to explain Moscow, Russian history including the monarchy, the late 19th, early 20th century, Russian revolution, Lenin, Stalin, the Soviet Union era, and the post Communist era. It was an impressive number of facts that still have an impact in Russia and around the world today. After my history lesson, Ms. Newman went to describe Lubyanskaya building and square with photographs and details. She described the history of the KGB, the statues honoring its prominent figures, the KGB's modus operandi, the number of victims, the old secrets and the lack of transparency until this day. Ms. Newman indicated that the Solovetsky Stone was one of the few monuments dedicated to the victims. After Lubyanskaya building and square, we proceeded to Red Square and entered the Lenin Mausoleum before it closed.

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July 29, 2018

amazing

The tour was exactly what I expected. Vlad was super, he has an amazing knowledge about history and politics. Spending this 2h5 with him was more than worth the price. He is clearly an intellectual passionate about the subject and the best guide I had in my whole Russian trip.

June 4, 2019

Organized by

"RVL Tours" LLC

Product ID: 117762