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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

87 reviews
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Moscow
| 2 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours
Highlights
Led by a local guide
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Comprehensive tour of the city
Description
Meet your guide near the Bolshoi Theater in central Moscow, and then set off with your small group to explore the Russian capital. As you walk, listen to tales of the history, architecture, culture and politics that make Moscow the hotbed of intrigue that it is today.

While enjoying the entertaining commentary, discover a collection of Moscow’s finest attractions and historical landmarks. Stroll through Red Square, the beautiful plaza that represents the heart of the city, and hear of Soviet parades and protests that have taken place there over the years. The candy-colored domes of St Basil’s Cathedral stand out as you enter Red Square, so wander over to the extravagant landmark for a close-up view.

As much a city icon as the Kremlin, the cathedral was built to wow and its attention-grabbing architecture and design make for unforgettable photos. Pose against St Basil’s colorful façade, and then continue through Red Square to Lenin’s Tomb, the final resting place of Russia’s (arguably) most radical communist leader.

Pass the State History Museum, where Stone Age-era Russian artifacts are housed, and see one of the country’s first department stores: GUM. Amble out of Red Square and make your way along Nikolskaya Street, admiring its chic boutiques and stately-looking buildings, and stop for photos outside the famous Bolshoi Theatre, a site synonymous with ballet, theater and scandal.

Continue with a walk through Alexandrovsky Garden to see the Kremlin’s walls and towers, and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the Changing of the Guard Ceremony takes place. Throw a coin in the garden’s ruined grotto for luck while hearing stories of the Kremlin: the symbol of the Russian state and one of the world’s most fascinating architectural complexes.

After two hours exploring the city, work your way back to the start point and bid your guide goodbye as your tour finishes.
Inclusions
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Central Moscow, near the Bolshoi Theatre

Reviews

Jun 2018

Our guide, Lydia, was a jewel !!!!! We were there in September and there was a constant drizzle on the day of our tour. While some may have canceled a walking tour that was just 2 people.....she showed up fashionably dressed with an umbrella to share with us. She gave us a full, amazing tour of the backstreets of the city which began with a quick tour inside of the Metropol. We enjoyed her company so much, we invited her to join us for lunch our treat so we could get to know as much about life in Moscow as we learned about Moscow from her tour. Another must see when in Moscow!

Mar 2018

Amazing and best guide!

Feb 2018

Unfortunately, forgot our guide name. It was good tour!

Jul 2017

This tour was amazing!

Sep 2016

Great introduction to Moscow. This was out first morning haveing arrived late into Moscow - so this was a wonderful orientation to the city. We covered quite a distance but had repeated stops to learn about the historical significance of the buildings. Some great anecdotes of life in Russia.

Jul 2016

This is a very good tour if you have a couple of hours to learn about the main sights in Moscow. The guide had excellent knowledge about all the building and the history. The tour was very informative and the walk was at a very leisurely pace. I definitely recommend this.

Oct 2017

Although the guide (Arcady) was late so everybody was waiting, the walk and all his stories were really worthwhile!

Jul 2017

Great introductory tour to Moscow's city centre. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the building architecture. She also gave suggestions about further sites to visit in the afternoon.

Apr 2017

Very nice tour

Nov 2016

This ended up being a one-on-one private tour and I learned a lot. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The tour guide was older and pretty serious, so not very cheery or upbeat, and didn't seem to relate anything to me personally when I would make comments. Tour was ok but I would have preferred more interaction since it was just the two of us. But she did add an extra tour through St. Basil's Cathedral and got us in around the line, which she didn't have to do and was not part of the tour I paid separate for entrance.

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