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Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

Kremlin, Moscow

The Basics

No city tour of Moscow is complete without a visit to the Kremlin, and most sightseeing tours include at least a photo stop outside. Admission tickets to the Kremlin complex offer access to Cathedral Square, where you’ll find the Ivan the Great Bell Tower (open to the public from April to September); the Assumption, Archangel, and Annunciation Cathedrals; the Patriarch Palace; and the Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe. A separate ticket is required to enter the Armoury, which is home to the Diamond Fund plus a huge collection of ceremonial arms and armor, royal garments, horse carriages, and gold- and silverware.

While you can explore independently, a guided walking tour helps you learn more about the Kremlin’s fascinating history. Kremlin tours are often combined with other Moscow attractions such as Red Square, Resurrection Gate, and St. Basil’s Cathedral, or a cruise along the Moskva River.

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Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket
Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket
$81.03 per adult
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Great Moscow Tour with Natasha
Natasha was absolutely lovely. She shared her love for Moscow and her great knowledge of the city as well as gave us insights into her background and family. Over our four hours together we felt we had made a new friend. Highly recommended! Thank you for a wonderful time, Natasha!
Barbara_A, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Moscow

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The exciting Two days on Moscow
BIMALKUMAR_S, Oct 2021
Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides
Two days trip in Moscow was really amazing. Our guides were friendly and helpful. They were very flexible to accommodate all our requirements. We felt like they are from our family
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A walking tour back to history.
Saleh_A, Sep 2021
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
A very nice & useful walking tour. Been to the kremlin, Red square & GUM shopping mall nearby. My guide Katya was very patient, knowledgeable & vey sweet. Highly recommended tour.
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Best Guide Ever
SIDDHARTH_G, Aug 2021
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Our guide, Tanya, is great. She was on time, she even waited for us, Gave us a complete tour of metro, kremlin, red square. We even hung out the next day. Best guide ever.
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Superb experience! Daria Liluashvili is the best guide!
Divya_S, Aug 2021
Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide
The tour was superb! Our Guide was Daria Liluashvili. She was extremely caring & helpful. She answered our many questions & told us interesting anecdotes. We had a gorgeous Georgian Lunch together too! It was splendid to see the spectacular city with its many treasures & everything was well explained! We tasted some Russian Chocolates too! Thank you!
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Very impressive
Max, Aug 2021
Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour
Not just the Tour was very impressive also the guide was unbelievable. She showed me a lot of very interesting points (public and hidden) and her knowledge about all the buildings and history’s are unbelievable. It was my first trip to Moskau and I’m very happy that I had choose this tour specially with this guide. I just can recommend this city for a trip and specially this guide.
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A tour that will never forget
Abdallah_B, Jul 2021
Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides
The most amazing thing in this tour is the guide herself “ Tatiana “, She will be very flexible about the places you would like to visit, She will not push you to select any specific places, by another meaning she is “ Aladdin’s lamp” just wish a place to visit and she will bring it into reality. Most importantly, she is too friendly and provides you by any needed information in details.
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Great night tour around Kremlin area
Tobias_D, May 2021
Private Tour: Moscow by Night with Friendly Local Guide
Had a great time on this tour with Kate as my guide. She contacted me beforehand to check for special requests on what to visit. The explanations for the various buildings and places were quite detailed and interesting. I also got some tips for my next days in Moscow. Had a great time!
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Great experience
Brigid_S, Mar 2020
Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide
Daria was wonderful. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many of the main cultural sights. And she introduced me to the wonders of the Moscow underground. I had no idea. I'm grateful she included it in our tour.
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Private tour
Robert_C, Mar 2020
Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin
Excellent and knowledgeable guide made us fell really special during our private tour. Please can you include a confirmation though on the voucher of pickup location and time
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It was an amazing experience.
Fernando_M, Mar 2020
Moscow in 3 days comprehensive tour
It was an amazing experience. Very recommended. Victoria and Larisa were very friendly and showed lots of knowledge of the city and designed the tour following my interests in the city. Also perfect english. The weather helped it a lot beacuse it was not so cold. Moscow would not have been so good if it wasn't for them. Thank you so much :)
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Great tour and tour guide.
marissadheller, Jan 2020
Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket
Katya was extremely knowledgeable and tailored our trip to the places we wanted to see. We experienced a wide variety of Moscow sites including the metro, red square, kremlin and gym high end shopping mall.
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Armoury Self Guided tour
Peter W, Dec 2019
Moscow Kremlin Armory Chamber Entrance Ticket
Fantastic amount of material to absorb, you need a few hours to really appreciate all the items on display - gold overload

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Kremlin is a must for history, politics, and architecture buffs, and first-time visitors to Moscow.

  • Plan around two hours to visit the Kremlin; budget more time if you plan to visit the museums.

  • Book a skip-the-line ticket for the church, as visitor numbers are limited and lines can be long, especially in peak season.

  • Audio guides are available for the Armoury and the Diamond Fund in multiple languages.

  • Some parts of the Kremlin are accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Located in the heart of Moscow, the Kremlin is easily accessible by metro or on foot from nearby attractions like Red Square (a 5-minute walk). The main entrance is by the Kutafya Tower, just northwest of Cathedral Square, and a second entrance is located just south, through the Alexander Garden (Alexandrovsky Sad). The closest metro stations are Borovitskaya (Line 9) and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (Lenin Library; Line 1).

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When to Get There

The Kremlin is open to visitors daily except Thursdays and during public holidays or official events. The busiest time to visit is between May and September, when advance bookings are essential—visit early on a weekday morning to avoid the biggest crowds.

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Architecture of Moscow

Moscow’s bold monuments and elaborate architecture are a tribute to Russia’s glorious history, and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Kremlin and Red Square are the city’s most memorable architectural landmarks. On Cathedral Square, the 15th-century Assumption Church is a visual feast, with golden domes, Corinthian columns, and stunning frescos. Other architectural highlights include the 16th-century Resurrection Gate, a decorative entryway to Red Square, and then the star attractions of Red Square itself—17th-century Kazan Cathedral, rainbow-colored St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the State Historical Museum, with its red baroque facade.

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