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Moscow city tour

Moscow city tourDuration: 2-10 hours
Group: 1-20
Season: All year round
Language: English
Tour type: City tour, Sightseeing, Museum tour
Tour price: from 7000 rub per group

 

 

 

We offer the lowest price in Moscow for the Moscow city tour!

Moscow is the capital of Russia and its major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center. It has everything one might expect from an ancient city whose history richened over the centuries. The city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil’s Cathedral with its brightly colored domes. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world.
Some of the more famous attractions include the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Kremlin and Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye, the Novodevichy Convent, Novodevichye Cemetery, and Architectural and Park Ensemble “Tsar’s Country Estate Izmaylovo”.

A full-day Moscow city tour (8 hours) includes a general sightseeing tour of the city along with visits to the Kremlin, the greatest Russian architectural complex, Red Square, the very heart of the city, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the tallest Orthodox cathedral in the world, as well as several photo stops and shopping.

A half-day Moscow city tour (4 hours) is perfect if you are short on time, and can’t spend an entire day to see attractions. Normally, the half-day tour includes one of the sights listed below.

Discover Moscow by foot on one of the many walks, or take a tour by car/minivan (or vintage Soviet car).

 

Moscow city tour

Moscow city tour

Moscow city tour

Moscow city tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price of the Moscow city tour: from 7000 rub per group

Half-day Moscow city tour (4 hours):
– walking tour – 7000 rub per group of up to 5 persons
– tour by car – 9500 rub per group of up to 4 people (without luggage)
– tour by minivan – 11800 rub per group of up to 7 people (with luggage)

Full-day Moscow city tour (8 hours):
– walking tour – 9500 rub per group of up to 5 persons
– tour by car – 13800 rub per group of up to 4 people (without luggage)
– tour by minivan – 18400 rub per group of up to 7 people (with luggage)

Tours by Soviet retro cars are also available.

The price includes:
– English-speaking guide
– Hotel pick up/drop off service
– Transfer by car/minivan (where specified)

The price doesn’t include:
– Admission to museums
– Payment for the parking
– Food and beverage

Please note! Excursions to Bolshoi Theate and some museums are paid extra.

 

Moscow city tour

 

With the Moscow city tour, you get maximum flexibility in customizing your itinerary, picking only the sights you want to see.

Red Square
Red Square has always been the main square of the city, and its history dates back to the 1490s when a new red brick Kremlin was built in Moscow.
In old Russian krasnaya (Red) was the word for ‘beautiful’, and the square lives up to the original meaning of its name.
Red Square is also home to St Basil’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, GUM department store, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. Explore Red Square on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin is a symbol of Russia, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world.
In fact, the Kremlin is a medieval city-fortress with numerous palaces, churches and armouries. The 90 ac (36.4 ha) ensemble of the Kremlin has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Kremlin is situated in the very historical core of the city. Two thirds of the Kremlin’s territory are closed to visitors, but the remaining third containing the precious Kremlin collections is available to tourists. Explore the Kremlin on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Armoury Chamber
The Armoury Chamber (also known as a treasure-house) is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. The museum’s collection occupies nine halls and includes exquisite jewellery, imperial clothing and carriages, armour and weaponry and many other artefacts from the cultural and domestic life of different eras. Explore the Armoury Chamber on Moscow city tour.

Armoury Chamber Moscow city tour

Photo by Bernt Rostad

Diamond Fund
Diamond Fund is a unique collection of gems, jewelry and natural nuggets, stored and exhibited in Moscow Kremlin, Russia. The Fund dates back to the Russian Crown treasury instituted by Emperor Peter I of Russia in 1719. Highlights of the collection include Catherine the Great’s lavish coronation crown, the world’s largest sapphire, the famous Orlov Diamond, and Faberge eggs. Explore the Diamond Fund on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Tretyakov Art Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world.
The collection contains more than 130,000 exhibits with a wide range of art from Theotokos of Vladimir, Andrei Rublev’s Trinity to Wassily Kandinsky and the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich. Explore the Tretyakov Art Gallery on Moscow city tour.

Tretyakov Art Gallery Moscow city tour

Photo by pavelbibiksarv

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of the largest world art collections in Russia. Today, around 700,000 art works from different epochs are present in the Pushkin museum’s collection ranging from Ancient Egypt and Greece up until the beginning of XXI century. The assemblage of XIX-XX century French art is most exceptional in the museum and one of the most distinguished ones in the world. Explore the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi Theate is one of the world’s biggest opera and ballet theaters, rated as high as La Scala in Italy and Covent Garden in England.
The chronology of the Bolshoi Theater begins in 1776. Throughout its existence, it was the center of attraction of the best Russian opera and ballet. The stage of this theater was first to see many outstanding works of Russian composers; its company consists of the most famous local singers, dancers, conductors, directors, and choreographers. Explore the Bolshoi Theatre on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Moscow Metro
The Moscow Metropolitan is not just an extensive transportation system, but the whole underground city with its own rhythm, laws and legends. It is called the world’s most beautiful metro. Among the nearly 200 stations, 44 stations are cultural heritage sites. Taking the Moscow metro is akin to walking through an impressively beautiful museum. The stations will strike your mind with marble walls and columns, high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, stained glass and mosaics. Explore the Moscow Metro on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye is a former Royal estate located in the southern part of Moscow. Beginning from the 15th century, Kolomenskoye served as a summer country residence for the Grand Dukes of Moscow and Russian Tsars. Due to this fact, a rich architectural heritage was formed in the area. The most significant attraction is the Ascension Church, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. In 1923, Kolomenskoye was turned into an open-air museum of Wooden Architecture. The museum houses over two thousand Russian paintings from the 15th — 17th centuries, fragments of wood and stone carving and examples of the decorations of Moscow`s lost constructions and historical objects. Explore Kolomenskoye on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
Founded in 1524 to celebrate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians, the Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful sights in Moscow. The convent is also famous for the Cemetery of the same name, which became the most prestigious in Moscow in the last century and the final resting place for a number of great cultural and political figures, including Chekhov and Shostakovich. Explore the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery on Moscow city tour. Read more…

All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh)
VDNKH for short is a huge complex of pavilions, with a total area covering over one hundred and thirty square meters. It is the largest exhibition centre in Moscow. The VDNKH has numerous important historical sites serving as a reminder of Russia’s heroic past. These include a monument by the sculptor Vera Mukhina “Worker and Collective Farm Girl”, as well as fountains, the “Stone Flower” and the “best man of the Soviet peoples.” Close to the VDNKH is the Mall of Astronauts and the monument dedicated to the Conquerors of the Cosmos. Total area used for exhibits is 108,000 square meters and besides that there is an outdoor area of 158,100 square meters to hold exhibitions, public cultural, educational and sports open-air events. Explore the All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh) on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Space Museum
The Space Museum is the only museum in Moscow region that collects, keeps and popularizes material relics that are connected to the history of space exploration.
Museum exposition gives a retrospect on how Soviet space science evolved starting from first man-made satellites subsequently followed by the first manned space flight, first space walks, Moon exploration programs, Solar system exploration programs and international space research programs. Explore the Space Museum on Moscow city tour.

Moscow city tour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the tallest Orthodox cathedral in the world, standing at 103 metres (338 feet) above the pavement. The main sanctuary (temple) can fit over 10,000 standing worshipers. Explore Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Tsarytsyno Estate
Tsaritsyno estate is located in the southern part of Moscow, in the park of the same name. Its history begins from 16th century. Tsaritsino Park boasts not only historical architectural ensemble, but also picturesque ponds, musical fountains, scenic landscapes and timeless atmosphere. Explore Tsaritsyno on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Izmailovsky Kremlin and market
Izmailovsky Kremlin was built as a cultural and entertainment complex in 2007 with an imitation of the Russian architecture of the 18th century. Here one can find Tsar`s Palace, built with the same style as ‎the summer palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye; the Church of St. Nicholas, the highest wooden church in Russia (46 m/151 ft in height); museums, cafes, souvenir shops etc. There are two remarkable markets next to the Izmailovsky Kremlin: a flea market and the Izmailovsky Vernisazh. The Vernisazh offers variety of souvenirs and handcrafts from different Russian regions in traditional styles such as Khokloma, Gzhel, Palekh, while in the flea market you can purchase antiques, furniture, old books, etc. Explore the Izmailovsky Kremlin and market on Moscow city tour. Read more…

Moscow city tour

Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills is a park in Moscow that is renowned for its fantastic city views. Come here to enjoy a break from city life and admire the urban panoramas.
The park is a member of the Seven Hills of Moscow and takes its name from the nearby Vorobyovy (Sparrow) village.
While the space itself is pleasant, the views from Sparrow Hills attract most visitors. Hike uphill for 15 or 20 minutes or take the chairlift to the summit. Find yourself at the hill’s tall observation platform. From here, view many prominent Moscow landmarks. Explore Sparrow Hills on Moscow city tour.

Sparrow Hills Moscow city tour

Photo by sergei.gussev

Victory Park on Poklonnaya Gora
Poklonnaya Gora is one of the highest spots in Moscow. The complex on the Poklonnaya Gora occupies 135 hectares on which are located the Central museum of the Great Patriotic War, three temples and the Victory Park.
Victory Park houses the military hardware and engineering fortification used in WWII.
The Central museum of the Great Patriotic War consists of military, historical and artistic expositions. 6 dioramas devoted to the major battles of the Second World War are the honor of the museum. Distinctive feature of the exposition is displayed by audio-visual complexes showing original documentary film of wartime, rare photos, cartographical and archive materials. Explore Victory Park on Poklonnaya Gora on Moscow city tour.

Poklonnaya hill Moscow city tour

Photo by Argenberg

Bunker-42
Bunker-42 is a unique exhibition complex of the Cold War times situated at 65 meters underground in the center of Moscow.
The “Bunker 42” was constructed in 1955 as command post of Strategic nuclear forces of Soviet Union.
In 60s Bunker-42 was completely equipped with all requires in case of nuclear attack. The store of food, fuel, air regeneration and vent filter systems, a water supply system could provide the staff to be in ready alert during several months. Explore Bunker-42 on Moscow city tour.

Bunker-42 Moscow city tour

Photo by carlos346

 

 

Customize your tour and include sights into the itinerary:
Red SquareKremlinArmoury ChamberDiamond FundTretyakov Art GalleryPushkin Museum of Fine ArtsBolshoi TheatreMoscow MetroKolomenskoyeNovodevichy Convent and CemeteryAll-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh)Space MuseumCathedral of Christ the SaviourTsarytsyno EstateIzmailovsky Kremlin and marketSparrow HillsVictory Park on Poklonnaya GoraBunker-42

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