Ready for some fun? Plot your escape from the tourist crowds and get a chance to see Moscow as locals see it, going to local places, trying local foods, living a local life for 3 hours. Your tour will become a story worth sharing – a story about local experience, with a local friend who will show you the city from a different perspective.
You’ll remember this tour for (A) local is awesome, (B) Moscow off the beaten path is so much fun, and (C) I want this to last forever!
Snap a pic in every place. Your guide is a good photographer and will gladly take pictures of you and with you.
The itinerary is designed with you in mind. However, the tour and timing can be modified to meet your preferences. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.
Moscow through the eyes of locals with coffee and deserts:
10.00 am - Meeting in the hotel. Hit the streets on foot in the Old Town and White Town to soak up the atmosphere.
10.30 am - 11.00 am - Head to Double B Coffee near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Experience the taste of Russian hospitality and explore the high-end slow coffee culture in the most iconic place with great views. Go bold and try signature Raf Lavender coffee or Raf Citrus coffee (depends on tour option). Today you say “no” to ordinary.
11 am - 11.40 am - A scenic and cultural walk to Patriarch Ponds through the historical downtown of Moscow. Hear many interesting stories about streets, buildings, places, local life. Browse the colorful architecture of the elite and bohemian districts and imagine what it feels like to be a Muscovite.
11.40 am - 12.00 pm - You’re rocking Moscow today walking in the most mysterious, intriguing and charming district in Moscow – Patriarch Pond which were the main scene from Bulgakov's world-known novel Master and Margarita. Enjoy the bright color palette of the water, trees, architecture and see if you can feel the spirits of the past.
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm - Try handmade chocolates with coffee or tea in legendary Cafe Pushkin or go for MariVanna with homemade delicious food and the cutest setting in the city! The decor and music from the 60's, Soviet atmosphere, a cat who wanders around…Feel like at home, Russian home. Your guide will give you a great insight into Russian culture, food, traditions and history.
1.00 pm - Finish the tour at Eliseevsky Gastronom on Tverskaya street, which is the most historic grocery in the city. Here you will find a huge selection of Russian delicacies and food souvenirs. Stock up on the sweet stuff and caviar after the fun walking tour.
The best part is jaw-dropping decorations of Eliseevsky's interiors.
I was indeed an interesting tour to understand more about some of the non-touristic area of Moscow. Vera, our local guide was really nice