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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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Moscow
| 5 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 5 hours
Highlights
Step back in time on a history tour
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Lunch included
Skip the line
Description
The smell of history is in the air! When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore. On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth.
A morning stroll through Kitay Gorod will be a beautiful start. Let the historical feast begin with the Red Square tour.
*This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.

Red Square Tour
  • Resurrection Gate with opportunity to flip a coin to come back
  • Iconic Manege Square
  • Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral
  • GUM - the State Department Store with 123-year old history
  • St. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty
  • Lobnoye Mesto (or "Place of the Skulls") where big and sometimes terrible events took place
Kremlin Tour
  • The Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of Moscow
  • Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon - the biggest in the world
  • The Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first Romanov
  • The Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal church
  • The Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial place
  • The Cathedral of Twelve Apostles and Patriarch Palace
  • Finish the tour at the Armory, which started as a royal arsenal in 1508 and nowadays consists of 9 halls with a unique collections of the Russian, European and Eastern weapons, jewelry and household articles of the tsars belonging to the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries.
Learn a ton of fun facts on this private tour with your friendly local guide:
  • Red Square is a result of large fire in fifteenth century that destroyed the spot and it was decided not to build it back
  • The oldest building in Moscow is Assumption Cathedral (built in 1474-1479)
  • It's a known fact that Lobnoye Mesto is the place for executions, however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees
  • The Tsar Cannon was never actually used in any war conflicts
  • For about 100 years the Tsar Bell was in a pit
  • The sculptor who created the Minin and Pozharsky monument used his sons as models for it
  • The Minin and Pozharsky monument was initially located in the very center of Red Square, until in 1931 it was moved closer to St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Joseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961
  • All of the Moscow Kremlin is included in UNESCO World Heritage List, except for the State Kremlin Palace
After the tour your guide will leave you at the Armory where you can take your time and explore the huge museum at your own comfortable pace.
Inclusions
All taxes
Friendly local guide
Private walking tour
Russian lunch (on selected options with included lunch)
Multiple start times available
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Flexible customizable itinerary
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Meeting in the hotel
Entrance tickets to be paid on the tour, please bring approximately $12 USD per person, per entrance if you decide to go
Extra food not included in fixed menu (on Kremlin+lunch tours)
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Lobby of your hotel in Moscow

Reviews

Mar 2018

Our guide was EXCELLENT. She was friendly, full of knowledge and also spoke fluent English with clear accent. We could not believe how much we learned and experienced in just five hours. If we didn't had our guide we would have spent days figuring out what we should do. So, it is a lot cheaper to book a guide instead of getting lost in google.

Feb 2018

My daughter and I loved our private tour of Moscow City with Julia. She was able to understand exactly what we wanted to do and see in our 5 hours with her, and guided us expertly around Red Square Lenin's tomb, St. Basel's GUM with lots of information about Russia, its history, and its culture. It was exactly what we wanted on our first day in Moscow and set us up for the remainder of our 3 day visit Thank you, Julia and Viator.

Feb 2018

This was our third day of touring with Friendly Travel Guides, we got our monies worth on the first two and day three was the icing on the cake. Julia arrived at our hotel bang on time and we walked to the Kremlin wall to get tickets for admission to add to the Armory tickets Julia had already purchased to save us time. She explained the history and use of the buildings around the walls while we waited to join the line for Lenins tomb, then on to St.Basils which was amazing, into Gum for caviar, all the time she was pointing out things of interest throughout Red Square such as the burial place of Yuri Gagarin. A bit of a walk took us out of the square and gave us the chance to see the renovations that are taking place of old buildings before we had an included Russian lunch in an amazing restaurant that we could have spent hours in, trying things and probably putting on a few pounds!
Back to the Square by Metro and then into the Kremlin where we gazed at the wonderful architecture and marveled at the exhibits.
A long, full day full of interest and history, a lot of it off the normal tourist group map. Super.
Terry and Holly

Dec 2017

The guide was very good

Nov 2017

I had a very short time in Moscow and wanted to get a good overview of the city sites complemented by history, culture and food. My guide Dasha met me promptly at the hotel. She had excellent suggestions on how to maximize the time and adjust the tour to my interests. We started near Red Square and then walked through Kitai Gorod and back to Red Square to see St Basil's and the GUM up close. We then went on the Metro circle line and stopped at several stations to see the post-revolution living art. She reminded me that the Metro is classified as a museum ... for good reason. We then headed to Novodevichy monastery area where we had a Georgian hachapuri and dumpling lunch. After getting tickets to the Kremlin, we said our goodbyes. It was the best half day tour I have taken!

Nov 2017

Julia was a delight and very knowledgable. We enjoyed her company throughout the day while getting to know the sights of Moscow. We would highly recommend! Thanks!

Oct 2017

The tour was fantastic! Irina met us on time at our hotel and she was fluent in English. We had previously emailed her to purchase tickets to the Kremlin and the Armory. Irina was a wealth of information and she told us the history behind everything we passed. The best tour with the best guide!

Oct 2017

Our guide met us in our hotel lobby and after meet and greet we sat down and went through the tour. Her English was very good and we got to see many different beautiful sights of Moscow and try authentic Russian cuisine at a local restaurant. The guide was excellent and I highly recommend this tour.

Jan 2018

good tour, not enough time to do any shopping in the dept store

Dec 2017

The tour guide was very kind and helpful.the tour itself it isnothing including just walking tour to the Kremlin but Kremlin was closed that day!Normally the tour operator have the obligatii s to have all the informations regarding the tour.So my guide made her best to replace Kremlin with something else.The tour it is very expansive for a walking tour.You have to buy all entrance tickets.Very disapointing.

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