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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour

16 reviews
| 8 hours
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Category: Tours
Duration: 8 hours
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Step back in time on a history tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
On this private full-day sightseeing tour in Moscow, visit a wide variety of attractions and points of interest. 

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

Visit the Red Square and Alexander Garden, one of the first urban parks in Moscow. See Kazan Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Spasskaya Tower, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, GUM (the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union).

Explore the historical downtown district, the Kitay Gorod area, the Kremlin, the Moscow Metro, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Sparrow Hills, Gorky Park, Sculpture Park, Triumphal Arch, Victory Park Metro, the Armory, and more.

Itinerary can be customized to meet your preferences:

10 am – Meeting at the hotel. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.

10.30 am – 11.30 am – Lubyanka square: the building of KGB, the observation point in Detsky Mir, a walk through Nikolskaya Street.

11.30 am – 12.30 pm – GUM, Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, St. Basil’s Cathedral.

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Russian traditional lunch (in selected options with lunch).

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm - Visit tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the changing of the guards in Alexander Garden and the ruined grotto. Visit the Kremlin with its cathedrals and Armory, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell. See Annunciation, Assumption and Archangel cathedrals from inside and others (the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe, the Patriarch's Palace, the Faceted Chamber, Golden Tsarina's Chamber and churches of the Terem Palace, the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex) from outside.

3.30 pm – 3.30 pm Gorky Park, Muzeon Park, Crimean bridge and scenic walk along beautiful embankment.

5.00 pm – back at the hotel or some place in downtown Moscow, depending on your preference.

*The itinerary is subject to change.

All taxes 
Private guide
Multiple start times available 
Advice on where to go and what to do after the tour 
Flexible itinerary 
Meeting in hotel lobby 
Entrance fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (optional)


Meeting point
Lobby of your centrally located hotel


Mar 2018

I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for this tour. Tanya, our tour guide, spoke great English and had great passion for the city and its incredible history. She brought historical material to show us about the sights we saw so we got an appreciation of events past. She also took us to local spots, affordable stores where we purchased souvenirs, and cool lunch and snack places. Tanya covered all of the sights on foot and metro despite the snowy weather, so we really experienced the city the way the locals do it. What a fantastic find! I would definitely recommend to anyone who want to tour this amazing city in a short amount of time.

Feb 2018

Yulia was an absolute gem. We absolutely enjoyed walking with her and talking about the city as well as how life is in Moscow and Russia. Recommend her to everyone, a down to earth open pleasure.

Jan 2018

Highly recommend this tour! Tanya our guide spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. She showed us some of the most beautiful metro stops and all of the main attractions around the city, as well as some local spots we wouldn’t have known about otherwise.

Oct 2017

Julia was very knowledgeable and spoke English quite well...tailored the tour to what I wanted to see while providing her recommendations and insights based on my interests.

Aug 2017

We had a good tour girl, very patient and detailed.
Although her English had very strong Russian accents but understandable still.

Aug 2017

Julia our guide was fantastic. She went above and beyond to make sure we got tickets to everything we wanted to see. Well paced, informative, couldn't ask for more. Thank-you. This was the best day of our holiday.

Jun 2017

I had a detailed tour of the must see in Moscow thanks to my guide Maria. Maria meet me in my hotel lobby and we first spent some time to understand about my interests and accordingly she tailor made the itinerary for the day. The weather was not that great as we experienced sun, rain, hale and snowflakes all that day, something not usual in the beginning of June. Maria was very understanding and she kept checking with me if I was doing fine in the given weather conditions. Though the tour is a 5 hour walking tour it wasn't tiring at all. Strongly recommend Maria to be your guide when you plan this tour and also please pre-book your tickets to the Kremlin. Maria also recommended great places for coffee, shopping and local food.

Feb 2017

Kate was a fantastic tour guide! She is a history major and has a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm about Russian history that really brought everything to life. Thanks so much for a great experience!

Nov 2016

The success of any tour is the presentation by the Guide. You did your Company proud by sending Victoria to be our Guide. We had a wonderful time and saw the things that really gave us a good insight into what Moscow has to offer for Travellers. That is why we have marked it as a five star. We hope you will post our comments back to her, as well.

Nov 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful 8-hour tour with our delightful guide, Gelena! She understood perfectly that we wanted to see as much as possible, but not to be rushed. She gave us must-see and nice-to-see options as we went along, and we took our time as she expertly explained the best sights of Moscow and it's history, We believe that an 8-hour tour avoids a feeling of being rushed, and also allowed time for photos, some shopping, lunch, and tea. While this was a walking tour, we used the Moscow subway to get around, and it was an experience in itself, especially it's efficiency and beautiful 1930's stations. We look forward to another visit our Russian visa is good for three years, perhaps next time to St Petersburg.

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