1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Red Square

Moscow: Soviet History Tour

Product ID: 165065
Learn the history of Moscow during the days of the Soviet Union on a guided tour. Learn more about the heritage of the Communist era and some of the greatest political figures who changed the world in the 20th century.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Starting time 11:30 AM
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
  • See the site of the former KGB headquarters
  • Go to Red Square to look at Lenin's Mausoleum and Stalin's Tomb
  • Pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Learn about Stalin's project for the huge buildings on Tverskaya Street
  • Hear about how Soviet people shopped at the GUM department store
Full description
Travel back in time to the days of the Soviet Union and learn about life in Moscow under Communism. Look at the headquarters of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and see the former KGB building.

Learn who was the founder of the secret service during Soviet times, and which state was placed in the center of Lubyanka Square. Continue to Red Square to see Lenin’s Mausoleum and hear about the most important political project of the Soviet government since 1924.

Get the chance to see Stalin’s Tomb – relocated to the Kremlin Wall – from Red Square, along with other tombs of his supporters. Enter Alexander Garden to look at the magnificent Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame. End on Tverskaya Street and learn about Stalin’s master plan to change the look of Moscow forever.

 
Includes
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to the St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Malyy Cherkasskiy Pereulok, 2, Moskva, Russia, 109012. The guide will be waiting for you close to the entrance of with a GetYourGuide/Russia with Love sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour does not include visits inside the buildings and museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great tour

Tanya was an excellent guide and provided us with a lot of amazing information. The bittersweet journey was appreciated by both adults and our children. Unfortunately due to heavy rain we were forced to abandon the planned excursion, but Tanya was so flexible that we continued with a riveting tour in the metro, all with a Soviet history theme. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Moscow for the first time.

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June 28, 2019

Great tour

Tanya was an excellent guide and provided us with a lot of amazing information. The bittersweet journey was appreciated by both adults and our children. Unfortunately due to heavy rain we were forced to abandon the planned excursion, but Tanya was so flexible that we continued with a riveting tour in the metro, all with a Soviet history theme. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Moscow for the first time.

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June 28, 2019

Fantastic day!

I am really interested in Soviet history, so the tour was just what I needed. Vladimir told me a lot of interesting stories and facts!

June 13, 2019

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"RVL Tours" LLC

Product ID: 165065