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  • Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

    1. Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

    Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the theatre. Marvel at the magnificent facade of the grand Bolshoi Theatre. Enter the main hall and admire a 6–tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever. If the time is right, you may even get to see some ballet before the first night!  Admire the pristine renovations as you see box seats once reserved for Russian emperors, and visit the Royal Foyer, a resting place for emperors during performance intervals. Listen to legends surrounding the incredible acoustics and then return to the entrance to bid your private guide a fond farewell.  

  • Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

    2. 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...

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

  • Moscow: City, Metro & Tretjakov Art Gallery Tour with Lunch

    3. Moscow: City, Metro & Tretjakov Art Gallery Tour with Lunch

    Discover Moscow’s must-see sights such as Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Capture panoramic views from the rooftop observation deck of the city’s biggest toyshop. Listen to your guide’s stories about how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders changed Moscow's landscape. At the same time, get a feeling for Moscow's current vibrant life. Take a 2-hour break for lunch at a cafe before heading to the metro. Learn how the Moscow metro stations are famous for their cultural value as much as their functionality. Spend 30-50 minutes touring the best stations of the Soviet period that were designed and built between 1934 and 1960. Compare different architectural styles and the beauty of the underground. Then, visit the State Tretjakov Art Gallery, one of the largest art galleries in ...

  • Moscow: Downtown Walking Tour

    4. Moscow: Downtown Walking Tour

    Moscow is one of the biggest capitals in Europe, and is the head of history and culture of the Russian nation. It can keep visitors busy for months as they discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Prepare to discover the main sites in the Moscow Downtown area, which will include encounters with medieval architectural gems and the Arbat area. Arbat is the traditional artistic district of Moscow, where painters, singers, and actors live and perform in the street. You'll later encounter the Bolshoy and Maliy theaters, the Metropol and 4 Seasons hotels, the KGB Building, the Kitay Gorod area, and Zaryadye Park, with a photo stop included on the famous Soaring Bridge. Throughout your tour your guide will regale you with secret stories about Merchant Yard, Red Square and Alexander Garden, the Kremlin wall, St. Basil, GUM, the State History Mu...

  • Moscow: City Walking Tour with Rooftop View

    5. Moscow: City Walking Tour with Rooftop View

    Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with your tour guide. Dive deeper into the city's historical and culturage heritage, hearing how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders changed Moscow's landscape. Stop at the Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. See Moscow laid out before you from one of the scenic viewpoints in the city, the rooftop deck of the biggest toyshop.  As you walk around, get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and the city's pace of life.

  • Moscow: City Sights and Metro Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

    6. Moscow: City Sights and Metro Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

    Meet your friendly guide at Revolution Square, then set out on your exploration of the city. Visit and learn about a selection of Moscow’s most iconic sights including Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb, Alexander Garden, the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theater. Continue the tour to one of the city’s biggest toy stores and head up to the viewing platform on the roof. Admire the city from this unique vantage point, and listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Russia’s history and culture, as well as the many tsars, emperors, and leaders that have shaped the city’s landscape. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a break for lunch then take a ride on the metro system to discover some of the city’s most decorative stations. As you travel, learn about Moscow’s metro system, which was designed and built between 1934 and 1960. Finally, relax onboard a 2.5 hour...

  • Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

    7. Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

    Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Begin your discovery of Moscow by walking around the city to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and other popular tourist spots. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers that this fortress houses. Explore the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's metro stations built during the Soviet era. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. And as if a space museum is not impressive enough, proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold W...

  • Moscow: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

    8. Moscow: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

    The walking tour will introduce you to sights such as Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander garden with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Atop the roof of a huge toy shop, you can ask your guide about tsars and communist dictators who shaped the city. After lunch, you'll discover the Kremlin Museum. The Kremlin itself is a feudal-style fortress surrounded by defense walls, moats, and loophole towers with secret passages and hidden drinking water wells. There are also venues for ballets and concerts, cathedrals, and a massive Tsar Canon and Tsar bell. Check out the Kremlin's park, and don't forget Russian President's helipad. Day 2: The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in Russia and famous for mostly classical Russian art. Paul Tretyakov left his collection to the city when there was no more room for the paintings i...

  • Moscow: 2-Day Guided City Walking Tour

    9. Moscow: 2-Day Guided City Walking Tour

    Discover Moscow and its popular museums on this 2-day guided city walking tour. Learn about Moscow's history by visiting sites like St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's tomb, the Kremlin, Bunker-42, and much more. Begin your 2-day tour by walking around Moscow on your first day. Your guide will introduce you to the most impressive sights in Moscow such as Red Square, GUM, and Alexander Garden. Experience the city's vibrant life and learn about its culture and rich history as you hop from one scenic spot to another. After taking a stroll, have lunch at a local restaurant and then head over to Kremlin, a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow. Marvel at the imposing architecture inside the Kremlin walls and admire its historical cathedrals. The Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell are worth looking forward, too. On the second day, visit the Museum of Cosmonautics and dive into the history of space sci...

  • Moscow: City Sights, Metro & Kremlin Museum Tour with Lunch

    10. Moscow: City Sights, Metro & Kremlin Museum Tour with Lunch

    Meet your friendly guide at Revolution Square, then set out on your exploration of the city. Visit and learn about a selection of Moscow’s most iconic sights including Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb, Alexander Garden, the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theater. You'll also pass through some of the city's most decorative metro stations and learn about the metro system itself. Continue the tour to one of the city’s biggest toy stores and head up to the viewing platform on the roof. Admire the city from this unique vantage point, and listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Russia’s history and culture, as well as the many tsars, emperors, and leaders that have shaped the city’s landscape. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a break for lunch before heading off to the Kremlin Museum. At the museum, learn about the history of the Kr...

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What people are saying about Bolshoi Theatre

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

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

It is a good opportunity to visit the Bolshoi. For all French, the guide must be named Nathalie, or Natalia. Which was the case.

Special visit to the Bolshoi, there were rehearsals

While we did the tour there were rehearsals and we had a few minutes to appreciate them. The guide was very professional