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Moscow: Full-Day Winter Fairy-Tale Tour

1. 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: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

2. Moscow: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

You’ll start your 4-hour tour of Moscow by meeting your expert guide in front of the Kremlin and enjoy fast-track entrance to this epic medieval fortress. Your adventure begins here, inside Moscow’s most iconic venue and the symbol of the Russian statehood, where you’ll be transported back in time to the 12th century. You’ll gain insight into Russian heritage and culture and have picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you’ll exit the Kremlin and continue on to the Red Square, one of the biggest attractions in the centre of Russia’s capital. Here, you’ll marvel at the fabulous St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxurious GUM. In the third part of the tour, you’ll delve into the Moscow underground and learn all about the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design, and its modern redevelopment. The underground’s beautiful architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch between the lines. You’ll also pass by one of the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues, and stained glass. After the tour, your guide will help direct you to anywhere you please.

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True Russian Matryoshka Workshop

3. True Russian Matryoshka Workshop

A professional guide will meet you in your hotel and you will go to the start of the excursion by subway. On your way, the guide will tell you a brief history of the Moscow subway. Your private tour will start at the world-famous Kremlin in Izmailovo, based at the famous Vernissage in Izmailovo. You will visit the Museum of Folk Arts. The museum presents different types of folk art and heritage. It combines the original objects and creations of folk craftsmen - ancient folk musical instruments, household items, and utensils, folk clothes, a collection of games and toys, and the folk theater. Next, you will proceed to the most exciting part of the tour - self-painting of Matryoshka. A professional guide will tell you about the history of the dolls, the types of painting, the difference between the dolls from different regions, and the method and material for the manufacture of the Russian souvenir. Then you will attend a special workshop where you can make your own doll, which you will take with you as a real Russian souvenir. At the end of the tour, the guide will accompany you to the nearest metro station.

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Private Izmalovo Tour with Flea Market and Kremlin

4. Private Izmalovo Tour with Flea Market and Kremlin

Greet your expert local guide in your hotel lobby and wend your way by foot to the Izmailovo area, located in the northeast part of the city. Step back in time strolling through the vibrant and bustling cultural complex, feast your eyes at the disneyfied breezeblock-and-plasterboard Izmailovo Kremlin and check out its six single-subject museums, dedicated to Russian folk and culture, like Museum of Vodka and more. Afterwards, indulge in Russian traditional meals in a wooden replica of summer residence of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (own expense) while your guide will point out some interesting benchmarks of rich Russian history. You’ll get a chance to rub shoulders with local arty types at the daily Izmailovo Flea Market, home to a vibrant confection of stalls selling everything from books, baskets, retro toys and furniture to Soviet memorabilia, fur hats, nesting dolls and traditional artwork. Here’s where you can find unique Russian souvenirs and gifts, sample national delicacies and see the local life in action. After two hours of exploration, your tour concludes at the Flea Market where you can take your time and have more fun shopping at your own comfortable pace.

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Moscow: Night Tour with Private Guide

5. Moscow: Night Tour with Private Guide

Meet your savvy local guide in your hotel lobby, strap on your sneakers and get prepared for a fascinating evening journey. Recall medieval Russia at Red Square. Discover the striking Kremlin walls and towers, quirky St. Basil’s Cathedral and other main draws like Kazan Cathedral, Alexander Garden and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’ll take in the sweeping views of the Kremlin from Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge and experience true luxury at the famous GUM department store which has reinvented itself as a purveyor of upscale shopping and retro-Soviet chic. Stroll along the neon-drenched Tverskaya Street and enjoy people-watching down Kamergersky Lane and Petrovka Street. Here, more than 800 years of history breathe softly from every corner, where bustling cafes and trendy boutiques meet impressive and expansive architecture. Take a moment to marvel at the Christ the Savior Cathedral made even more beautiful as it lights up after dark. You’ll get incredible views of the Moscow skyline from Patriarch Bridge and feast your eyes on the prominent skyscrapers from Sparrow Hills. Meander down Arbat, a hub of arty galleries and bohemian cafes, while your knowledgeable guide entertains you with amazing tales about local life.

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What people are saying about Moscow Kremlin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 36 reviews

We had a Spanish guide named Johana. She was amazing! She was well informed, knowledgeable, kind, and very patient for our large group of 9, including children. I highly recommend this tour. We got to see a lot of the Kremlin and we got to explore the main attractions of Moscow. We at first weren’t sure if we should have contracted a separate guide to tour the Moscow metro but with this tour is was enough! Everyone had earphones and she talked to us through that which was key! This way we could all hear her and she didn’t have to scream through the crowds of people. The only thing I would suggest is for the company to find another meeting point because it was hard for us to find it and we had to call the company and figure out somewhere else to meet. Besides that everything else was great!

Really interesting tours where you can see old items and also traditional souvenirs to buy at a real good price much better than Moscow central also the painting of your own doll was amazing. My tour Dalia was a ket factor in making this a real nice tour as she is well informed, has humor, humble and self aware

I enjoyed it!

Diana is a very knowledgeable, she explained the history of the places we passed. I didn’t buy much bcoz I’ve done my shopping already but the experience and metro ride are enjoyable. She even took me back to Red Square. What an experience I’ll definitely use Go Get Guide in the near future.

Excellent tour

The guide was so knowledgeable. The tour was excellent. It covered the most important attractions in few hours and gave a great insight of Moscow and Russia’s history.

Anna was very knowledgable and helpfull with the 2 hour visit. Enjoyable