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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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From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

2. From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

Discover the beauty of the Russian winter as you head to one of the largest husky farms in the country, situated in a beautiful area on the bank of the Moskova River. Upon arrival at the farm, meet Natalia, the owner, who will help you to discover the history of the huskies and their adventures. Listen to Natalia's stories and enjoy a cup of hot tea before heading out to meet the huskies who have been rescued from abandonment. After a cuddle with the dogs, learn how to make your own sled from a “kayur”, a professional dog-sled instructor. Afterwards, enjoy either a short 4-kilometer ride, or a longer 17-kilometer ride on a hand-made husky sled through a snow-covered forest. If you select the shorter ride, you'll spend some time tubing on the hill, enjoy a stroll around the premises to meet the resident hens, geese, goats, and pigs, or sip on a cup of tea by a cozy fireplace in the glamping area. During your activity, enjoy a traditional Russian afternoon tea which includes delicious Russian pancakes and herbal tea.

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Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

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Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

4. Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

Get a brief history of Russia as you walk to the Kremlin and pass the Soviet-era State Kremlin Palace. Continue to Cathedral Square to go inside the Cathedral of the Archangel, where the tomb of Ivan the Terrible can be found. Head to the Armoury Chamber to explore one of the city's oldest museums and admire the carriages of Elizabeth I and Alexander II. See the swords of Minin and Pozaharsky who liberated Moscow. Look at the Monomach Cap and other artifacts, such as the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible and the incredible Fabergé Eggs. Proceed to the Diamond Fund to see a unique collection of jewelry and natural gems that date back to the Treasury of the Russian Crown. See the most notable parts of the collection including the Imperial Crown of Russia used in the coronation of Russian Czars, Orlov, Shah diamonds and other royal insignia.

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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: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

6. Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

Take advantage of one of the unique winter activities in Moscow and enjoy the thrill of a snowmobile ride through a picturesque snowy forest.  Your day will begin with a pick up from your hotel or apartment in Moscow and a 40-minute drive to the place where your adventure will start. Cut loose on the brand new machines and explore wide-open areas you could only imagine with an hour free-riding. You will first be introduced to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe, exciting and informative environment. Depending on your level and desired experience, training and a basic obstacle course will prepare you for the snowmobile ride. Once you have completed your orientation, your guide will lead you on a journey through magnificent terrain, including old growth forests.

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Moscow: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

7. Moscow: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

After being collected at your accommodation in Moscow, drive to the Red Square at the very heart of Russia's capital. Take your glass of sparkling wine to the square to enjoy the spirit of freedom and take your best photographs of the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral. Your limo will be waiting for you at the other side of the Red Square to take you to another iconic venue in Moscow, the Christ the Saviour Cathedral. See the most beautiful panoramic view over the Kremlin from Sofiyskaya embankment while driving there. Make a quick stop to visit the Patriarch Bridge from where you can marvel at the stunning view over the famous Red October chocolate factory and the controversial monument to Peter the Great.  Move on to the Sparrow Hills and be amazed by the imposing communist architecture of the Moscow State University and brand new skyscrapers of Moscow City. Before you head back to your hotel visit one of the seven sisters of Stalin, the luxurious Ucraine hotel.

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Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

8. 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: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

9. Moscow: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

Learn to master iconic Soviet weapons under supervision of a professional trainer. Discover the thrill of shooting military grade weapons loaded with live bullets on a shooting tour from Moscow. Jump aboard a classic military Soviet van at your hotel doorstep, and drive to the shooting range. A professional trainer will join your guide to teach you the ins and outs of becoming a Soviet sharpshooter. Choose your preferred option with different numbers of rounds and weapons included. Try the legendary Kalashnikov AK-47, fire the iconic semi-automatic Dragunov sniper rifle, and test out the Yarygin Pistol, the standard Russian military sidearm. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will have the opportunity to take Moscow's subway together with them to reach the shooting range. An option to travel by Soviet military van is also available.

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Moscow: Full-Day Winter Fairy-Tale Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Moscow

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 164 reviews

Gorgeous (the mobile guide (application) is wonderful. The audio guide (which is "in place") is weaker !! Well, it's a pity that tickets sold out 1-2 weeks in advance.

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

This is a boy's dream come true. Nice folks; great experience. A reason by itself for travelling to Russia!

A very good Metro Travel to Space Museum Followed by VDNKH Exhibition centre visit.

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful