Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Soviet History Tours in Moscow

Soviet History Tours in Moscow

Soviet history comes alive in Moscow, once the capital of the Soviet Union and the region’s heart for hundreds of years. Here’s what you need to know about uncovering the city’s Soviet past in various Moscow history tours.

Space Tours

Learn about the space race with a visit to the Museum of Cosmonautics, located at the base of a monument to the Conquerors of Space, followed by a stop at VDNKh, or the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. A longer tour may include a stop at the Mosquarium, the largest aquarium in Europe.

Cold War Tours

Join a fascinating tour that provides insight into how World War II (known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia) affected the Soviet Union. Travel by Metro to visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden, and a monument to the head of the Soviet Army. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a tour of Bunker 42, a former secret Soviet bunker located below the streets of Moscow that now serves as a museum to the Cold War.

Communism Tours

Take an evening city tour and stroll around notable buildings and squares including a memorial to Soviet labor camp prisoners, Revolution Square, Lubyanka Square, and the former KGB headquarters. You might also take a tour to Lenin's Mausoleum or of the Kremlin and Red Square.

Soviet Life Tours

Take a private tour to get a taste of life in Soviet Moscow. Travel by the Moscow Metro to historic sites such as VDNKh, the Central Moscow Library, the Christ the Savior Cathedral, Red Square, and the famous GUM department store, then join your tour guide for lunch or dinner at the notable Stolovka 54 diner. Alternatively, take a late-night Metro and Stalin skyscrapers tour to enjoy the beauty of Moscow's metro stations and other Soviet era architecture without the crowds.

Read More
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

5 Tours and Activities

Sort by: Featured
Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

star-5
80
Check out more than 20 of Moscow's must-see sights on this private tour that provides an introduction to the city's culture and history. Visit attractions such as Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, and Moscow State University with a private guide who helps you gain insight into both major landmarks and off-the-beaten-path locations.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$220.00
per group
From
$220.00
per group

Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

star-5
9
Not many tours take you privately to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and the VDNKh. This Russian private tour does, and takes just you and your group, so you can get the attention from your guide you’d like. Hear about the US-Russian Space Race, the Cold War, and other events. Perfect for families—you'll see space suits and life-sized rockets kids love. Plus, your tour comes with included transport by Metro.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size

Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

star-5
18
Most tours that go to the Moscow Kremlin can be overcrowded. This private tour takes just you and your group of up to six to see the city’s attractions, so you can get personalized attention from your guide along the way. See Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Moscow Kremlin, and learn about the history of each. Plus, your guide meets your group right at your hotel for added convenience.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$181.53
Price varies by group size
From
$181.53
Price varies by group size

Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide

Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide

star-4.5
4
If you’re short on time and looking for a comprehensive overview of Moscow’s Soviet history, choose this private sightseeing tour. Tick off top attractions such as Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), home to Lenin’s Mausoleum and the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, and Alexander’s Garden. Absorb the grandeur of the Moscow Metro at five famous stations, visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh).
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$158.00
per group
From
$158.00
per group

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics Tour

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics Tour

star-5
2
Delve into the incredible world of Russian space exploration with a tour of Moscow's Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and embark on an informative and enlightening walk through the country's unique role beyond earth's atmosphere. The museum's numerous exhibits—many which are interactive—include a flight control center, Soviet-era poster art, rocket propulsion units and a space capsule used by Yuri Gagarin, the first human ever in space. The building itself is just as impressive, with a sleek, rocket-like tower erected in 1964 to celebrate the Soviet Union's ongoing space odyssey. 
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$123.74
per group
From
$123.74
per group