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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 Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Moscow on a private sightseeing tour, ideal for your first day in the city. Marvel at the landmark monuments of Red Square, such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxury GUM shopping complex. Break for coffee overlooking the Senate Palace, seat of the president of Russia, and then stroll down Nikolskaya Street to Revolution Square to look at the Art Nouveau masterpiece of the Metropol Hotel. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden.  Enter the Kremlin, the ancient fortress that was the center of political life in Russia for 9 centuries. Hear stories about the tsars of the imperial age before discovering the treasures of the Armoury. Marvel at exquisite Fabergé eggs before going to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the banks of the Moscow River. Get a panoramic view of the Red October Chocolate Factory, now the center of modern art in the city.

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Moscow City and Metro Tour

3. Moscow City and Metro Tour

Climb aboard a classic soviet van for a 3 hour guided excursion through Moscow. From Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to Moscow State University, discover the best spots of Russia's capital. Your tour will make 7 stops totalling no less than 12 major city sights. Explore Moscow comfortably in a cozy van with snacks and drinks served along the way. The last stop of this portion of the tour is Red Square from where you'll be taken to a typical Russian restaurant in case you're feeling hungry. Take the opportunity to taste a specialty of the region.  After your quick bite, dive into an impressive underground network more than 33 meters below ground. See an underground museum decorated by great Soviet artists and experience the Muscovites’ favorite form of transport, by metro. Visit 6 different metro stations with a local guide and rediscover Russian history from a new perspective. Head back above ground to complete your tour with a visit to 3 of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers. 

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Moscow: Guided City Tour by Soviet Van

4. Moscow: Guided City Tour by Soviet Van

Discover the highlights of Moscow from a different perspective on a fun 3-hour tour by Soviet-era van. Get driven to 12 of the city's must-see sites, departing from the amazing onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square. Journey through the history of the city and stop at 7 different sites. Indulge in traditional Russian snacks and drinks as you make your way to iconic monuments such as Academy of Science and the Moscow State University. Admire the towers of the Kremlin Embankment, and discover the site of the impressive GUM department store. Pass the new urban space of Zaryadye Park next to Red Square, see the faculty building of the Russian Academy of Sciences, pass the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, and discover one of the world's oldest surviving thoroughfares on Arbat Street. End at the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the north bank of the Moskva River after getting panoramic views from Sparrow Hills.

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Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

5. Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

Combine sightseeing and partying in this unique tour through the city of Moscow in a classic Soviet-era van. Start your adventure from in front of St Basil's Cathedral where your tour guide will pick you up. With a beverage in hand, begin your 3 hour tour to the city's most impressive landmarks and nightlife spots. Get to know the city of Moscow with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit twelve of Moscow's most important historical and cultural sites like St Basil's Cathedral, the Academy of Science, Moscow Central Business District and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral amongst many others.  During your tour through the city your guide will make five stops at the city's biggest main attractions. Take the opportunity to top up your drink, sample some local caviar delicacies (on request) or simply just stretch your legs before hopping back on the van for the next part of your adventure. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel or a nearby nightlife spot where you can continue the party.

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Moscow: 4-Hour Panoramic Private Tour by Vehicle

6. Moscow: 4-Hour Panoramic Private Tour by Vehicle

Discover the best of Moscow from the comfort of a private vehicle. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then journey to Red Square to marvel at the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin towers.  Stroll around the iconic square and look at Lenin's Tomb. Move on through Manezhnaya Square and Tverskaya Street as you make your way towards Zaryadye Park. Get a panoramic view across the city and make the most of some fantastic photo opportunities. Admire the magnificent Bolshoi Theater before going to Sparrow Hills for more panoramic views. Learn about the different architectural styles of the city as you travel through the modern business center.

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Private Izmalovo Tour with Flea Market and Kremlin

7. 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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Red Square and Saint-Basil's Cathedral Private Tour

8. Red Square and Saint-Basil's Cathedral Private Tour

The Red Square is surrounded from one side by the red-brick wall of the Kremlin and on the other by the spectacular GUM building. GUM is a very particular place, a department store with all of the most famous luxury brands in it. it is classified as a national heritage site of Russia. Enjoy the Neo-Russian style interior and find out more about the history of the building. Hear how it hosted big communal apartments during the Soviet times.  Take a walk along the walls of Kremlin from the State Historical Museum to the famous mausoleum of Lenin, where your guide will tell you about the structure and the story of the Soviet necropolis. Located south of Red Square, next to the Moskova river embankment, is the Cathedral of Basil the Blessed. This is one of the most famous symbols in the Russian capital. An extraordinary building with 10 autonomous chapels, it was constructed in the middle of the 16th century after the great military victory of the army of Ivan the Terrible. Going from one chapel to another you will discover the real name of this religious monument as well as the history of Basil, under whose name the cathedral is known to the whole world.

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Moscow: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

9. Moscow: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

Indulge yourself on a private cruise along the Moscow River in a modern luxurious yacht. Explore Moscow's most emblematic sights at your own pace and customize the route to your interests. This experience is perfect for parties and special events. After getting picked up from your hotel by your guide, prepare for a relaxing journey along the Moscow River. Bring your own drinks and snacks or order them in advance and play your own music via Bluetooth. Visit all the spots you’re interested in with the security and privacy offered by a luxury yacht and a professional skipper. Sightsee the most famous and iconic sights of Moscow from a unique perspective and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. Make your way past attractions such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Kremlin palaces and cathedrals, Moscow Music Hall, Gorky Park, and the Seven Sisters. Pass the 98-meter-high monument Peter the Great, which sits on an artificial island and can only be seen close-up from the river. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of all the historic monuments and buildings you will see on the way, making your journey not only relaxing but also informative and entertaining.

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Moscow: Guided Evening Walking Tour with Soviet Metro Ride

10. Moscow: Guided Evening Walking Tour with Soviet Metro Ride

Discover Moscow under moonlight on this guided evening walking tour with a local guide. Spot the Kremlin and its tower clock at Red Square then take a ride on the metro, stopping at some of the stations that were important to Soviet Russia. Meet your guide at Manege Square and visit some late-night shops, then stop to listen to the chimes of the Kremlin tower clock at Red Square. Visit Moscow's metro stations such as Ploshad Revolutsii (Revolution Square), Arbatskaya, Kievskaya, Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, and Kurskaya.   The metro stations were designed and built between 1934 and 1960 by Soviet architects and engineers to honour Stalin. Now, 44 of 200 of them are cultural heritage sites.

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What people are saying about Moscow Kremlin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

The tour was very informative and you get a good overview of the city. What I found curious was that it was carried out even though I was the only participant. Kudos to both of my guides and thank you very much!

Excellent ride, the Soviet truck is too much fun. Excellent guide, Tim is very nice as well as super friendly and has a very good story. Highly recommended.

Very nice experience with good atmosphere and a lot of amazing spots we can’t imagine . A fantastic guide Timur so kind brilliant and expert in explanations

We are happy and contented with our russian girl guide named anna - she explains well in english and is very kind and helpful to our needs

Tour very well programmed, with the excellent participation of the guide Mariya Kulaeva.