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Izmailovo Flea Market and Kremlin in Izmaylovo

5/5
3 reviews
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Moscow
| 2 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours
Highlights
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
Excellent value for money
Popular choice with kids
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Step back in time on a history tour
Description
The territory of Izmaylovo complex accommodates up to 5 000 people in the major holidays and festivals. Great atmosphere, unique architecture, Russian crafts and architecture are all waiting for you here!
A visit to the Izmaylovo flea market is like visiting the historical museum: endless rows of colorful items and accessories of the past two centuries, dresses, kerosene lamps, dishes, silverware, toys, samovars, irons, old frames, and many other unique items. 

Different architectural styles will make you feel like you are traveling through the ages. Enjoy the travel into the past!
The tour is customizable and may be modified or extended based on your preferences. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

Itinerary:


The Vernisage

The largest, world-renowned exhibition of the objects of art and applied art, created 25 years ago for artists, designers, craftsmen and artisans. Here you will find a wide range of Russian antiques, Asian souvenirs and taste national cuisine from distinctive locales of Russia and other former Soviet countries.

The complex includes:

Street crafts with the works of artists from Zhostovo, Palekh, Gzhel, Sergiyev Posad and other Russian cities

Artists Alley which exhibits the works of over 100 artists, some of whom are honored Russian artists

You can also drop into the Russian Navy base History Museum, Museum of Bread, Museum of Russian Vodka, Museum of Russian folk toys, Pottery, Blacksmith Yard.

The Kremlin
Neighboring the Vernissage is the Kremlin at Izmailovo, which is a symbol of Russian old times. It develops and preserves Russian culture, crafts and traditions.

The Tsar's Palaces
The stunning white stone towers from 16th - 17th centuries. You will admire the colored tiles of those old days.

Souvenirs
The flea market gives you a wide range of Russian stuff to buy: frames, samovars, bronze ware, Russian clothes, military antiques, coins, badges, vintage jewelry, laces, books, records, ceramics, porcelain, occasional furniture.
Don't forget to treat yourself with a traditional drink whether its tea, deer milk or vodka! Go to the Chocolate shop, a place of pure temptation even if you aren't a sweet tooth person.
All the shops are usually open until 3 pm.

Traditional Russian crafts  (optional, not included in price):
You may opt to attend a lesson of traditional Russian painting of a matryoshka doll or a master class of pottery making.

After the tour you may wish to stay a little longer at the flea market for more shopping, or else your guide can take you back to your hotel or any centrally-located place in Moscow.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Meeting in the hotel lobby 
Multiple start times available
Private tour with a friendly local guide
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photoshoot
Your guide can help you bargain for souvenirs
Fun facts and stories about Russian culture, history and traditions
Metro ride
Entrance fees
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Your centrally located hotel in Moscow

Reviews

Sean M,
Oct 2017

Yulka did an incredible job even taking into account time constraints this should be a 3-hour tour!

Sherri J,
Oct 2017

We loved this tour with our so experienced tour guide. She met us at our apartment and we took a bus to the metro...Then went on the metro together to this amazing and gorgeous flea market. We had such a good time...It's like a fairyland here...and great souvenirs! We had a blast here...Such a fun day!!! I highly recommend this tour as well if coming to lovely Moscow!

Leslie F,
Mar 2016

Vera was GREAT! Not really understanding what the Kremlin in Izmaylovo was, she was careful to explain ahead of time. We took the metro to Izmaylovo had time to walk around the market and see the Kremlin. Vera is a wealth of knowledge - quite an interesting young lady. I enjoyed the excursion very much. THANK YOU, Vera!