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Private Moscow Metro Tour

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Moscow
| 2 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours
Highlights
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Get inside tips from a local
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Excellent value for money
Description

Your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Say zdravstvuyte to Moscow which is as big as Luxembourg, and to Moscow Metro with its 200 stations, 44 of which are recognized as objects of historical and cultural heritage.
Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. 

You will take a memorable metro ride with your private guide and see the oldest metro station, as well as the deepest, the longest, and, of course, the most beautiful: Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Kieskaya, Belorusskaya, Prospekt Mira, Mayakovskaya, Revolution Square (Ploshad Revolutsii), Novokuznetskaya, Arbatskaya, Victory Park, Sparrow Hills, Slavic Boulevard, Kurskaya, Vystavochnaya, Rimskaya.

Moscow Metro system consists of 12 lines and we’ll cover all of them on the tour! Take the same subway cars that operate in the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Sofia, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague and Tehran.
Learn interesting facts and stories about the speed of trains, the distance between the stations, what are the busiest lines and get shocked how much it costs to build 1 km of the railway or simply to rename the station. 

Drop into a Moscow Metro museum if it’s open that day and see the relics of Metro which date back to 1930s.

Finish the tour at your hotel, Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow Hills or any other spot you want.

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.  

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit 10 or 15 must-see Metro stations
  • Check the oldest metro station opened in 1935
  • See the 76 bronze figures depicting Soviet heroes on Ploschad Revolutsii station
  • Take pictures of insanely-elaborate metro stations and don’t forget to rub the nose of the bronze dog and to look at the Soviet sky
  • Listen to the stories about Metro-2 - a secret metro line that supposedly links the Kremlin with KGB. See unique Soviet-era décor with marble, bronze, lavish mosaics, paintings, sculptures, stained glass
  • Explore the underground treasures of Russian Soviet past
  • Take a chance to catch nice Sparrow Hills views from Luzhniki Metro Bridge. The only Moscow metro station above the water
  • If you are lucky, catch a unique «Aquarelle Train» – a wheeled painting exhibition, brilliantly painted with pictures of peony, chrysanthemums, daisies, sunflowers and every cart is exceptional
  • Visit the Museum of Moscow Metro on a 3-hour metro tour
  • See some of Stalin skyscrapers on a 3-hour tour
  • Enjoy Russian traditional lunch at a cozy authentic cafe on a 3-hour tour

You may choose to finish the tour on Sparrow Hills to hunt down the spot where you can see all seven of Stalin sisters at once!

Inclusions
All taxes
Metro pass
Private tour
Russian lunch (on selected option with lunch)
Friendly local guide
Multiple start times available
Customized itinerary
Flexibility during the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Meeting in the hotel
Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Your hotel in Moscow

Reviews

Aug 2018

I cant recommend this tour highly enough. I asked a friend to recommend one thing to do with limited time in Moscow and he said, check out the metro. I did one better, and went on this individual tour yesterday with my very well informed guide, Alina. She took me to a number of stations and explained the history, politics and meanings behind the different sculpures and artworks in a way that made the whole experience far more meaningful than getting on and off the metro without guidance would have done. I had a really fantastic time and was thoroughly impressed. To top it all off, we had lunch and Alina suggested some great things for me to do, even whatsapping me maps, suggestions, and internet links. Today she followed up by messaging me to ask how my day was going and if I had any questions about the city, or recommendations for places to eat, etc. A great tour, a lovely guide and a fantastic experience. I couldnt recommend this tour, or Alina, any more highly. Fantastic!

Jun 2018

Dear Friends,

My son and myself visited Moscow for a holiday in April 2018. And we had selected this fantastic tour. Our Guide Mrs. Julia came sharp at 10.00 AM even though she was not feeling well and had sore throat. Thereafter she took us to many Metro stations. Though I had already visited Moscow last year and seen all these stations, she gave phenomenal historic background and many interesting facts. She was almost fluent in English and and a good knowledge of Russian Culture, food and many other things. Overall we enjoyed thoroughly and I will highly recommend this tour with Julia if possible. Truly amazing person. And even more amazing tour.

Mar 2018

Our Tour booked for 26 December 2017 was absolutely amazing. Our guide Julia picked us up from our Hotel in St Peterburg on time in a luxury minivan. Thanks to Julia we were able to see most of the tourist attractions that day. She went out of her way for us to make our day special. She had a vast knowledge of all the places that we visited. Lunch was special in a typical Russian restaurant with food from the region. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Oct 2017

Picked up in the hotel lobby by our guide, Lylie, who then walked us to the closest Metro. She walked/trained us to 13 different stations and then explained the history of the metro and the significance of the decor in each station. We had plenty of time to photo, view the decor, watch and ride the trains and observe the people coming and going with their daily affairs. The art work/mosaics/sculptures/stained glass/ marble all had a role to play in presenting the history of communist Russia. The Russian metro well deserves the title of the most interesting and outstanding metro in the world. Lylie then took us to lunch, advised us on menu choices and their significance in the Russian culture and was very happy answering our questions on how the younger generation is responding to the new Russia.
We had an outstanding guide, a fantastic experience and would highly recommend this tour over and above other tours which merely include a visit to a small number of stations.
Lesley and David - Sydney

Sep 2017

Great guide! She explained everything and took me to all the important stations. She knew her stuff! Worth it!

Oct 2016

Our guide ,Dacha, was charming and very informative. We took the 2 hour tour and saw what Dacha thought were the most beautiful and interesting metro stations. The Metro is certainly worthy of its museum status and we were glad to have some of the designs and features explained to us.

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