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Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

1. Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

Get to know Moscow with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. On board, learn about the history of Moscow, either from headphones or a live guide. Ride a double-decker bus past the city's countless historical, religious, cultural, and political monuments, and hop on and off as much as you like to explore the capital on a deeper level! You can also see the beauty of the city from the Moskva River, with an extravagant 1 hour boat cruise if you opt for a ticket that includes the boat tour. Tour Stops: Red Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts 3. Kropotkinskaya Metro Station 4. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 5. Arbatskaya Square 6. Alexander Garden 7. Okhotny Ryad 8. Theater Square 9. Lubyanka Square 10. GUM 11. Red Square 12. Big Moskvoretsky Bridge 13. Balchug St. 14. Big Stone Brige 15. Sofiyskaya Emb Green Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Cathedral of Christ the Savior 3. Krymsky Bridge 4. Andreevsky Bridge 5. University Square 6. Kiev Pier 7. Hotel Ukraina 8. Hotel Ukraina Pier 9. Free Russia Square 10. Novinsky Boulevard 11. Oktyabr Cinema 12. Moscow Book House 13. Arbat Square 14. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 15. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 16. Great Stone Bridge 17. Zaryadye Park 18. Red Square 19. Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Orange Route: 1. Museum of Cosmonautics 2. VDNH Metro Station 3. Riga Railway Station 4. Prospekt Mira Metro Station 5. Garden Ring 6. Myasnitskie Vorota Square 7. Central Children's World 8. Bolshoi Theater 9. Tverskaya Street 10. Strastnoi Boulevard 11. Trubnaya Square 12. Nikulin's Circus 13. Olympic Stadium 14. Olympic Avenue 15. Riga Metro Station 16. Cosmonaut's Alley · 17. Ostankino Tower

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Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

2. Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

The Moscow CityPass is your key to the city, offering great value and convenience with free entry to more than 40 top attractions, a 1-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, river cruise, observation deck, and walking tour. Enjoy free entrance to more than 40 attractions in Moscow and observe the city from different perspectives with 7 free excursions by land or water. Save your time with the skip-the-line option at such top attractions like Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and other. Head out to the Kremlin Museums or board the Radisson Royal River Cruise, and then enjoy the special offers at various restaurants to get the full experience of Moscow. Plan your trip using a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). Moscow CityPass is your smart way to travel. The tour operator has already chosen the most interesting attractions for you. Just open your guidebook and decide where you will go at first. The City Pass is much cheaper than buying tickets separately and helps to save your time with skip-the-line entrances. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. Moscow CityPass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Free Entry: Museums: • The Moscow Kremlin • State Historical Museum (main building) • Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 • State Tretyakov Gallery • State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val • St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) • Underground Museum in the park “Zaryadye” • Shilov Art Gallery • Artcentre. Moscow • Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography • Schusev State Museum of Architecture • Mosquarium (VDNH) • Historical Park “Russia — my history” (VDNH) • House-museum of Pushkin on Staraya Basmannaya • Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center • Bunker-42 (The Cold War Museum) • Moscow Transport Museum • State Pushkin Museum • Pushkin Memorial Apartment on Arbat Street • Memorial Apartment of Andrey Bely • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum • Bulgakov's House Museum-Theatre • Liublino Estate • Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve • Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve • Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye • Izmailovo Estate • Vodka History Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Bread (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Weapons Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • The Living Museum of Folk Arts (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • World History in plasticine (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines • Experimentanium Science Museum • Paleontological Museum • Museum of Contemporary History of Russia • “Presnya” • Museum of Underground Printing Press (1905-1906) • Institute of Russian Realist Art • Museum of Russian Icon Excursions: • Radisson Royal Flotilla river-cruise • Moscow City sightseeing bus trip • Observation Deck of the hotel Ukraine • “Zaryadye” sightseeing tour • Walking tour with Moscow free tour • Skating ring mega ice

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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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1-Day Tour of Moscow

6. 1-Day Tour of Moscow

Tour ideal for tourists with a small dip is enough history or for those who prefer to do the tour independently and need only be oriented in the city. You'll guide Moscow for a day with a guide in english with all the information to discover the best of the city of Moscow. During Soviet times Russia enjoyed the position of one of the world's two great superpowers, owing largely to Stalin's ambitious drive towards industrialisation (at the cost of millions of lives in slave labour) and wealth accumulated after the victory over Germany in the Second World War. Later, under Brezhnev, the USSR continued to prosper as Soviet patriotism saw the Russians competing with the USA in the arms and space races. Perhaps this is why these times are still referred to by many ageing Russian's as a golden age in their history.  Meet your guide at the hotel at 9:00 in the morning. During the Tour you will see the most important places of Moscow. Moscow's subway, Visit the Red Square and its architectural enclosure, Visit the Kazan Cathedral, Visit San Basilio, viewing Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century, Visit the GUM shopping center, Visit the Alexander Gardens, where you'll see the changing of the guard, Visit the Kremlin and its historic buildings, and many more. Return to the hotel at 18:00.

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Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

7. Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

See the sights of Moscow on a private sightseeing tour and get driven around the city in the comfort of a car, whatever the weather. Pass the Hotel Moscow as you make your way to iconic attractions such as the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum on Red Square. Discover the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin, and then drive past the Bolshoi Theater and Metropol Hotel as you head towards the former headquarters of the KGB on Lubyanka Square. Continue along the banks of the Moskva River to see the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the statue of Peter the Great. Take souvenir photos from Sparrow Hills at the highest point in the city. Stop at the 17th-century monastery of Novodevichy Convent, now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive down Kutuzovsky Prospekt as you make your way to vibrant Arbat Street.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

8. Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel at 09:30 and return back to your hotel at 18:00. On this tour, you will see the following locations: - the subway (visiting the 6 most emblematic stations) - the Red Square and its architectural enclosure - Kazan Cathedral - San Basilio - View Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible from the 16th century - Visit the store GUM -  the door of Resurrection - the State Historical Museum of Russia - the statue of Zhukov Mariskal - the Mausoleum of Lenin - the Alexander Gardens, where we see the changing of the guard - the Kremlin and its historic buildings - the Tsar Cannon - the bell Zarina - the square of cathedrals - the Cathedral of the Assumption (Pantheon of Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs) - the Cathedral of the Annunciation - Miguel Archangel Cathedral (Mausoleum of Russian Czars) - the Church of the Deposition of the Robe - the new Senate Russia - the Arsenal - the presidential palace Panoramic Tour:  - Christ the Savior Cathedral - Novodevichy Monastery - Viewpoint University - TV studios Mosfilm - the Ukraine hotel (one of the towers of Stalin) - Novii Arbat Street - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Another of the towers of Stalin) - the Ring of the Bulebares

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

9. Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

Stroll around the most important and interesting sights of Moscow on a private tour with a local guide. From the meeting point, enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art, see the burial place of Russian Tsars and princes, and learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Stop to take a photo close to the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Then, proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With the help of your expert guide, learn the incredible story of the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. After this, take a walk and admire the architecture along one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Moscow, where actors, singers, and artists gather and show their art. Next, visit one of the world's largest memorials dedicated to the victory in World War II. Colossal sculptural structures, memorial alleys, and religious objects are dedicated to this war. Finally, marvel at the magnificent interior decoration and magnitude of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which amazes with its size and magnificence.

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Moscow: Historical Walk with Metro, Cathedral, & Arbat Tour

10. Moscow: Historical Walk with Metro, Cathedral, & Arbat Tour

Go deep underground to discover the beauty of the famous Moscow Metro. Known to be as beautiful as palaces, these stations represent different architectural aspects not only of Russian culture, but also those of the former republics of the USSR. Let your guide show you some of the most beautiful stations and tell you about their stories and secrets. Then, take a leisurely stroll on Arbat street. This charming and picturesque pedestrian street is the heart of the old section of Moscow. From there, you will take a walk by some of the most beautiful houses and buildings of one of the best-preserved areas of Moscow. You will soon arrive at the imposing Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the largest cathedral in Russia. With your guide, you will discover not only the splendors of the cathedral, but also the turbulent history of the replica of the original edifice ordered destroyed by Stalin in 1931.

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What people are saying about Arbat Street

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 624 reviews

Elena was amazing! She was really interesting and made the experience so enjoyable. She didn’t rush anything even though we were over the allotted 4 hours by 30 minutes as I wanted to grab food and drinks along the way. Elena just wanted to make sure we saw everything we could whilst in Moscow.

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.

Julia was fantastic, she is passionate about Moscow and her job! Kremlin is beautiful and Julia made this trip a special experience. Very good!

Easy to get around the city to see the landmarks with great audio descriptions.

Very useful, with a few euros you can visit many places of tourist interest.