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Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

1. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues and stained glass.  Hear about the metro during the years of the Second World War, when it was used as a bomb shelter by thousands of Muscovites. The tour will finish at Ploschad Revolutsii Station, just across the street from where the tour started.

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Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

2. Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

Come inside the Kremlin walls and explore it on this educational self-guided tour. Learn about its history and visit sites that most tourists miss. Start your self-guided tour by downloading an app that contains the audio guide. This app contains built-in maps that will help you travel along the routes inside the Kremlin. Your discovery will begin not far from the Trinity Tower. Come inside the red brick walls and marvel at the stunning architectural designs around you. Hear about the origin and history of the Kremlin, its protectors, and the little details that tourists are unfamiliar with. Inspect the Kremlin cathedrals and palaces, and learn about what they have inside. Step back in time by visiting the historical Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, and find out why and when they were created. By the end of your tour, you'll also have an understanding of the walls' significance and where the president works.

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Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

3. Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

After a short introduction tour at the entrance to the Kremlin Museum your guide will give you a ticket to the Kremlin, Armoury museum and an information booklet in English. You will receive all the necessary explanations about what is included in your ticket, where to go, and what to see in the Kremlin and Armoury.  Your guide will also share some secrets about the main attractions of Moscow. Take your time and explore the museums at your own pace. Gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and take the opportunity to get some great photos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

4. Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

Visit the Moscow-City Museum, Russia’s first and only museum of skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Located on the 56th floor of the Empire skyscraper, right in the epicenter of Moscow’s business hub, the museum has an unforgettable panoramic view of the city’s major landmarks from 215 meters above ground level. The museum is divided into two parts, the history of high-rise architecture in Moscow and the history of Moscow City. In the historical part of the exposition, discover how Moscow grew tall, from the bell tower of Ivan the Great to Stalin’s Seven Sisters and the Moscow-City skyscrapers. Uncover the history of creating a city of skyscrapers in the center of Moscow. Find out what was conceived versus what actually came to be. This can be explored in the projections of such prolific architects as Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, whose work was never implemented, and holds a prominent place on display at the museum.

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Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

5. Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

Enter the Kremlin through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. Enjoy commentary from your knowledgeable local guide. See the collection of Napoleon’s cannons by the Arsenal building. Stop to take a photo of the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Continue to the Grand Tsar Bell and Cannon, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art and see the burial place of Russian tsars and princes. Learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Learn the incredible story about 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. Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Kropotkinskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

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Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Learn the incredible story about 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! Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit 10 of the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

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Moscow: Full-Day Winter Fairy-Tale Tour

7. 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 Kremlin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Introduction Tour

8. Moscow Kremlin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Introduction Tour

Meet your guide in front of the Monument to Marshal Zhukov nearby the Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy a 40-minute introduction to the Kremlin in English. Learn about the Kremlin as well as other city center highlights. Ask your guide for recommendations or any questions you might have. Receive an admission ticket from your guide. Your guide will also be sure to point out where you can rent an audio guide. Pass through the security check and enter the Kremlin. Explore the main square. See the Russian Presidential Residence, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Visit the 3 main cathedrals: The Cathedral of the Assumption, the Annunciation, and the Archangel Michael. Learn more about this iconic Russian site at one of the museums located on the complex.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the Kremlin and Red Square in just 2 hours. Get an overview of Russian history from your guide, from ancient times to the Soviet era. Marvel at the beauty of the Kremlin cathedrals and see their priceless collections of Orthodox icons and other art. See the location of the Russian president's office and pass by the Kremlin Palace, built during Nikita Khrushchev's time. Hear the story about the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, and see the Ivan the Great Tower. Explore Red Square, and admire the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral from the outside. See the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Bolshoi Theater and more.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

10. Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

Meet your private guide and step into the Kremlin. Enjoy a visit to this epic medieval fortress, gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and grab picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip-the-line and start your adventure in the most iconic and famous venue of Moscow, the symbol of the Russian statehood. Travel back to the 12th century when Moscow was three times smaller than the present territory of the Kremlin. Visit the most ancient building in Moscow, the Assumption Cathedral, where the last Emperor of the Russian Empire was crowned. Listen to the numerous stories about the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, boyards and patriarchs, the last Emperor, and the communist government. After visiting the Kremlin, proceed to the Diamond Fund, one of the few treasures in the world, which keeps the crown jewels. Its collection is closely associated with the history of the Russian state. It includes masterpieces of jewelry art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Your guide will leave you in the Diamond Fund, from where you will continue your tour with an audioguide.

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What people are saying about Moscow

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,644 reviews

Nice tour but should have updates on timings about other free passages inside Kremlin and Red Square , as of ot is an introductory tour. Audio Guide should be Included in Armoury Chamber. Otherwise very good Place to See and spend time. It takes around 3 days to see entire Kremlin and Red Square churches , Exhibitions and Tombs

Vladimir, our guide made this visit to the Kremlin and the Metro stations a truly unforgetable experience. He was eager to answer all our questions and tireless along the whole event. THANK YOU VLADIMIR!!!!

Alexander did an amazing job in this busy and loud environment. The Views and stories are stunning! Thank you so much!

Vladimir was an excellent, engaged & interesting guide. We would definitely recommend him!

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful