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Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

1. Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Take a journey along the Moscow river, beginning either at the lively Gorky Park or the Ukraine Hotel, which is one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin. See all of the most iconic attractions in Moscow from a slightly different angle. The boat has two decks and you can choose whether to be on the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the views through the panoramic windows. At the lower deck, there is a bar and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi access. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, you can ask for an audioguide in your language on board for a small price. Upgrade your river cruise by choosing the fine dining option and enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner on your trip. A standard menu includes one salad, one main course, one soft drink, and bread. You will see the Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow City, Gorky Park, Ministry of Defence, Monument to Peter the Great, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Crimean Bridge, Kremlin Palaces and Cathedrals, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Zaryadye Park, Floating Bridge,  Moscow Music Hall, Tretyakov Gallery, Red October Chocolate Factory, and Muzeon Park.  It is recommended to do this tour in the evening when Moscow turns on all of its lights. 

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Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

2. Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Moscow, and then travel to the pier by comfortable car. Climb aboard a luxury river boat to see the main attractions of Moscow from a different perspective on a 3-hour cruise along the Moskva River. Get unobstructed views of the city's most beautiful sights from your private table, located near the window. Wait staff will attend to all your needs and serve a delicious 3 course dinner and glass of wine. Take advantage of the on-board bar to order more drinks at your leisure. Journey through the heart of the city away from the crowds and admire monuments such as the Kremlin walls and golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Go for a stroll on deck to catch the magnificent views from every angle. Return you to the starting point at Kievskaya Metro Station, ideally located to continue to explore Moscow independently. 

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Along the Moscow River: Private Boat Trip

3. Along the Moscow River: Private Boat Trip

Your charming guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an enjoyable journey along the Moscow River. The tour will start from the famous Gorky Park just like in the song of Scorpions. On this spectacular journey, you will see the most famous and iconic sights of Moscow from a totally different perspective. You can choose between two decks of the comfortable, modern boat and observe the diverse and fascinating landscapes of Moscow from the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the view through the panoramic windows of the yacht. You can also treat yourself to some drinks and an exquisite dinner on board in the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of this lovely trip. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of all the historic monuments and buildings you will see on the way, making your journey not only relaxing but also informative and entertaining. The best time to do the boat trip is the evening when you can enjoy the spectacular views of the sparkling lights of Moscow.

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

4. 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 War. Immerse yourself in classical Russian art on your third day as you go to the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Marvel at works by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, Brulov, and A. Rublev. Lastly, go on a relaxing boat cruise and learn about Moscow's development as a city. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

5. Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

You’ll visit culturally significant Moscow Metro stations of the Soviet period from 1934 – 1960, comparing different architectural styles, and basking in the beauty of the underground. The metro tour takes from 30 to 50 minutes. 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 in his home. You’ll see masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov, along with pre-Mongolian icons and the world famous “Trinity” by A.Rublev. After a leisurely 2-hour lunch, it's ship ahoy for the 2 1/2 hour boat trip on the Moscow river following the development of the city dating back to 1147. You’ll sail past the working residence of the president, St. Basil’s cathedral, the flying bridge, Zurab Tsereteli's monument to Peter the Great, massive sports complex Luzhniki, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and a myriad of other eye-popping architectural wonders.

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

6. 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 in his home. You’ll see masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov, along with pre-Mongolian icons and the world famous “Trinity” by A.Rublev. Followed by a fabulous 2 1/2 hour boat trip which shows the development of Moscow through the millenia.

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Moscow: 2-Day Guided Museum Tour with Boat Ride

7. Moscow: 2-Day Guided Museum Tour with Boat Ride

Join a 2-day guided tour to see Moscow's metro stations, infamous museums, and the Tretyakov Art Gallery that boasts a collection of classical Russian art. Go on a relaxing cruise along the Moscow River and see the newest city park, the monument of Peter the Great, the parliament, and much more. Start your discovery of Moscow by seeing the beauty and architectural designs of metro stations built from 1934 to 1960. Then, head over to the Museum of Cosmonautics and hear about how the Soviet Union won the space race. Dive into the history of space science and see the models of the first sputniks, space station, and miniature spaceship. Afterwards, recharge by having a fulfilling lunch. Your guide will then take you to Bunker-42, a museum 65 meters below the ground that is dedicated to the Cold War. Find out how 600 people can live in this bunker for 30 days without intervention from the outside world. On the second day, visit the State Tretyakov Art Gallery where you can marvel at masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov. Next on the itinerary is your lunch, followed by a boat trip on the Moscow River. Sail along the working residence of the president, St. Basil’s cathedral, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and a lot of other sights that will make your jaw drop.

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Moscow: Sights and Metro Tour with Boat Cruise and Lunch

8. Moscow: Sights and Metro Tour with Boat Cruise and Lunch

Explore the most iconic sights in Moscow on a group tour. Taste local cuisine and see the city from the Moskva River. Visit the famed Red Square, and see Lenin's final resting place at Lenin’s Tomb. View Alexander Garden, the Grave of the Unknown Soldier. Admire the Bolshoi Theater where the ballet and opera is performed. Gain insight into Russia’s rich history and culture, and learn about the tsars, emperors, and leaders that have shaped Moscow’s landscape. Stop for a delicious lunch before heading underground to visit some of the city’s most ornate stations. Learn about Moscow’s metro system, which was designed and built between 1934 and 1960. Next, embark on a relaxing boat tour of the Moskva River. Marvel at the city’s sights from the water. Pass by St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Flying Bridge, and the Luzhniki.

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Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

9. Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

See Moscow's metro stations that are famous for their cultural value apart from sheer functionality. Hop on the metro and visit stations such as Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Arbatskaya, Kievskaya, Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, and Kurskaya. Learn about their history, architectural styles, and the witness beauty of the underground. Visit the State Tretyakov Art Gallery, one of the largest art galleries in Russia. Delve into its famous collection of classical Russian paintings, icons, sculptures, and many other pieces. See the masterpieces created iconic artists such as Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov. Witness the world famous 15th-century 'Trinity' painting created by Andrei Rublev. Admire the architecture of the main building, which is a masterpiece in itself. Get expert insights on these art pieces from your guide. Take a 2-hour break for lunch at a local café. After lunch, go on a 2.5-hour boat trip along the Moskva river and learn about the history of the city. During your boat ride, you'll get to see the Russian White House, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the flying bridge, Peter the Great Statue, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other fascinating architectural wonders.

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Moscow: Metro Tour with Tretyakov Gallery, Cruise, and Lunch

10. Moscow: Metro Tour with Tretyakov Gallery, Cruise, and Lunch

Explore the art and culture of Moscow with this tour of Soviet-era Metro stations and the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Stop for a delicious lunch and enjoy city views on a relaxing river cruise.  See Moscow's metro stations which are famous for their artistic and cultural value. Hop on the metro and stop at Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Arbatskaya, Kievskaya, Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, and Kurskaya. Learn about their history, architectural styles, and their stunning artwork. Visit the State Tretyakov Art Gallery, one of the largest art galleries in Russia. Delve into its famous collection of classical Russian paintings, icons, and sculptures. See masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov. View the 'Trinity' painting by Andrei Rublev. Take a break for nice lunch at a local café. Embark on a Moskva river cruise. Listen to your guide reveal the history of Moscow. Pass by the Russian White House, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the flying bridge, A statue of Peter the Great, and Stalin’s skyscrapers.

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What people are saying about Moscow River

The tour was very easy to book. The description helped us find the jetty. Check-in with mobile phone went smoothly. We really enjoyed the ride on the Moskva and the service was excellent.

Very nice cruise, very clean, very beautiful!! Food was good, we really enjoyed our cruising with this company!! Best part of Moscow was crossing!!

Excellent experience and spectacular food I recommend doing the tour at night so that they see everything illuminated

During winter time , should have your jacket with you to go outside for photo taking at some key landmarks.

It was amazing experience we really enjoyed. The Staff and everything was excellent.