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Private Moscow City Driving Tour

8 reviews
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Moscow
| 3 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 3 hours
Highlights
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Get inside tips from a local
Step back in time on a history tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Ideal choice for families
Description

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. The tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.

This private driving tour will give you a good understanding of how Moscow was built and laid out. You will hear fun facts and fascinating stories about Russian history and present-day local life of Muscovites. Make friends with your friendly local guide, swap travel stories and enjoy the views from your window. With landscapes like this you will want to make plenty of stops for photos. You can have as many stops on the way as you like. This is going to be epic!

After a pickup from your hotel at 10am, the tour will start with Tverskaya Street, the main street of Moscow, with the monument to the founder of Moscow, Yury Dolgoruky. Sneak a peak at St. Basil's Cathedral, looking like it could be straight out of a Disney picture. Drive along the borders of medieval Moscow,  and enjoy the historic architecture and interesting stories about the history of Moscow. Take-in the views of Moscow's landmarks, such as Bolshoi Theater, the former KGB building, and the most ancient districts of Moscow, Kitay Gorod and Zamoskvorechye.

This is a great opportunity to see the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin from the side tourists usually don't see, perfect photo ops from the bridges. Stop near Christ the Savior Cathedral and enjoy iconic views from Patriarch's bridge. Then, drive along Prechistinka Street, the so-called Museum Street, and Ostozhenka Street, the Golden Mile of Moscow. Make a quick stop to explore medieval New Maiden's, or Novodevichy Convent, and learn the story of a Russian "game of thrones" and how bad the struggle for the throne was.

Chase the ducks at the Patriarshy Ponds. But watch out, the place is mystic and full of spirits. The writer Bulgakov chose it as a main scene for his Master and Margarita novel. If you're a nature lover don't miss the water views at Gorky and Muzeon Parks for the best city landscapes.
Check out the views from O2 Lounge Bar, if you wish. If you nail down that shot of the Kremlin and Red Square, you won't ever need another photo. 

Grab a coffee as you are standing right in front of the tallest Stalin skyscraper and the six others behind you, affectionately know as the Seven Sisters. Surreal. 

Unleash your inner photographer as you roll into the land of iconic views at Sparrow Hills and Poklonnaya Hill, the two highest observation decks in relatively flat Moscow. Poklonnaya Gora (Hill) was first mentioned in 1368, and the Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) is a unique viewpoint to see all of the Seven Sisters. 

The final stop will be at Victory Park with its monumental Triumphal Arch and Obelisk dedicated to the soldiers of WWII.  You may be dropped-off at the museum, your hotel or any centrally-located place you wish.
Inclusions
All taxes
Guided, fully-narrated tour
Separate driver, so you have guide's full attention throughout the tour
Friendly local guide
Customized itinerary
Flexibility during the tour
Iconic places for photo-shoot
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Centrally located hotel in Moscow

Reviews

Jul 2018

Some great quirky bits of Moscow, very flexible on itinerary too. Excellent background stories and historical facts too.

May 2017

Anna was our tour guide. She was very nice and speaks very good English. We had a great time! Also, the value is excellent. Highly recommended. We learned a lot about Moscow and saw some excellent sights in a fun and efficient manner.

Feb 2017

Gelena is a fun tour guide who will talk with you for any topics.

Oct 2016

My husband and I requested to peruse the VDNKh and Muzeon Art Park...Absolutely wonderful. We had Kate who filled our minds with the wonder of Moscow and the history as well as much of the architecture in passing! Thorough from beginning to end. While our driver was safe and competent getting us through the city. I was actually depressed when our tour ended but so satisfying to have incredible visuals along with a highly knowledgeable and charming lady. Truly our favorite time there. Thank you Kate and Viator!

Sep 2016

We arranged this tour at the start of our first day in Moscow to get an overview of the city. Good driver and a good knowledgeable tour guide. We made six scheduled stops a specific points of interest and we had driver stop and several additional areas we wanted to see.

Aug 2016

Great tour for anyone who wants a fully customised tour of Moscow. I requested to see specific landmarks and metro stations and the organiser was very accommodating. I was whisked in a nice and large car between the hotspots and my guide Victoria was very enthusiastic to show me all amazing buildings and squares I wanted to see. She was very informative and always happy to follow my preferred pace of the tour. Highly recommended.

Feb 2017

Knowledgeable once arrived at location. However, between locations there was total silence, no interaction with us at all, unless speaking facts at location. Picked up on time and good command of English language.

Jul 2017

We unfortunately did not do this tour as there was a mix up in the times. This is what happens when you deal with two different tour operators, and not centrally controlled. Took a Hop on Hop off Red bus tour instead.

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