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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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29 reviews
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Moscow
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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

brian17e,
Dec 2017

The guide was very good

John C,
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!

Jeff H,
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!

Michael S,
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!

Jonas H,
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.

T,
Aug 2017

we had lovely day with our guide Tatyana! so many things we saw, she was extremely helpful, friendly, and well organized and she gave us a lots of information! In that one day we saw all Kremlin museums, churches, Red square, and learned a lot about Moscow and Russian great history! Also, she explained about contemporary life in Moscow. thanks to this tour we had a good starting point in exploring Moscow.
thank you for this great experience!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Dave M,
Aug 2017

Our guide spoke English well. She was energetic and knowledgeable about the Kremlin. If you want Armory tickets during tourist season make sure you book well in advance. In a previous visit we signed up for this tour on a Thursday only to find the the Kremlin is closed on Thursdays. The Viator website does not disclose that information.

Marisa V,
Jan 2018

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

Richard W,
Sep 2017

It was generally a good tour. Our guide, Polina, a very sweet young lady, was good for the most part. However, it seems that she is not knowledgeable enough. Inside the various Cathedrals, we had to ask her questions as she was not explaining anything. We had to listen in on other guides who were doing so with their respective groups.
Also, we were informed the day of the tour that they did not get the tickets for the Armory. We were very disappointed. The excuse was that they couldn't get them as they go fast. I booked the tour on July 28. Our tour date was Aug. 25. That was not enough time to get the tickets??? The following morning, we asked our hotel if they can get tickets to the Armory and they got them within a half an hour.

Mona,
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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