1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Red Square

Moscow: Secrets of Saint Basil's Cathedral

Product ID: 240272
Embark on a guided walking tour through Moscow, exploring the fascinating medieval history of the city. Learn about Moscow's history through its architecture and religious sites, and enjoy a medieval-inspired drink.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 10:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of ancient Russia while on a leisurely walking tour of Moscow
  • Explore the inside of the majestic St. Basil Cathedral and get to know the history of this gigantic structure
  • Wander around the world-famous Red Square
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the Cyril and Methodius monument where your 2.5-hour walking tour of medieval Moscow begins. With more than 870 years of history, the city was once the capital of Russia until Peter the Great moved the capital to the newly built St. Petersburg in 1703. The first stop of your historical exploration is the iconic St. Basil Cathedral which is possibly the most recognized building in all of Russia. Discover the stunning architecture of the building and learn about the part it has played in the city’s history throughout the ages.

After the cathedral, head into Red Square, also known as the ‘Heart of Russia’. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the Red Square's most important historical monuments and events while you take photos of this world-famous destination. Make a short pit-stop at a nearby hidden monastery next, which is often overlooked by tourists, and taste a traditional Russian summer beverage called Kvass.
Includes
  • The entrance ticket and an inside small group guided tour of St. Basil Cathedral
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (tips)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the monument to Cyrill and Methodius. The exact location is https://goo.gl/maps/Mgy1A1Z3c7u7TcsL7 If you take the metro, take a train to the metro station Kitai-Gorod, and exit through the EXIT 1. And just locate a monument, when you exit to the street level. (Don't forget - EXIT 1). If you take Uber (or Yandex Taxi), order your cab to this location Лубянский пр-д, 25с2 (Lubyanskiy Proyezd, 25c2). Please, be aware that traffic is ALWAYS BAD in Moscow. If you use a bus, please, be 100% aware of this exact bus schedule and the route, sometimes it can be tricky (long intervals on weekends / too slow during rush hour).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Shorts
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Moscow With Locals

Product ID: 240272