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Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

In other cities, metro stations are simply a means to an end. In Moscow, however, stations serve as magnificent museums and are characterized by mosaics, extravagant architecture, and marble columns. See the best of the Moscow Metro on this private tour. Visit the capital’s oldest station, opened in 1935, see 76 bronze figures depicting Soviet heroes, and learn about Moscow’s turbulent history. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional Russian lunch and a visit to the Moscow Metro Museum.
  • Private guided tour of the Moscow Metro
  • Discover the extravagant architecture and furnishings of Moscow's metro stations
  • Visit Moscow's oldest station and see 76 bronze figures dedicated to Soviet Heroes
  • Upgrade your tour to include a Russian lunch and a visit to the Moscow Metro Museum
  • Receive undivided attention from a private guide
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All taxes
Metro pass
Private tour
Russian lunch (on selected option with lunch, before 3pm)
Friendly local guide
Multiple start times available
Customized itinerary
Flexibility during the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Meeting in the hotel
Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.
Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

The most memorable metro ride you ever take begins at your Moscow accommodation at a time to suit your schedule and greet your guide and head to the first of the metro stations included on this fully-customizable tour.

Your guide provides an overview of the enormous transport network, which boasts 200 metro stations and 12 lines, and equates to the size of Luxembourg. Visit the oldest, deepest, and longest metro stations, and admire 76 bronze figures dedicated to Soviet heroes in Ploschad Revolutsii.    

Gaze at prismatic mosaics in Novoslobodskaya, admire opulent marble columns and chandeliers in Prospekt Mira, and marvel at gold-framed murals dedicated to Ukraine in Kieskaya. Listen to stories of Soviet history and discover the conspiracy theories behind Metro-2, a secret metro line that reputedly connects the Kremlin with the KGB.

You can also upgrade your tour to visit the Museum of Moscow Metro, enjoy a traditional Russian lunch, and see some of the Stalin skyscrapers above ground. Your private tour concludes at a Moscow location of your choice.  
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Moscow Metro
Your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Say zdravstvuyte to Moscow which is as big as Luxembourg, and to Moscow Metro with its 200 stations, 44 of which are recognized as objects of historical and cultural heritage. Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  You will take a memorable metro ride with your private guide and see the oldest metro station, as well as the deepest, the longest, and, of course, the most beautiful: Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Kieskaya, Belorusskaya, Prospekt Mira, Mayakovskaya, Revolution Square (Ploshad Revolutsii), Novokuznetskaya, Arbatskaya, Victory Park, Sparrow Hills, Slavic Boulevard, Kurskaya, Vystavochnaya, Rimskaya. Moscow Metro system consists of 12 lines and we’ll cover all of them on the tour! Take the same subway cars that operate in the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Sofia, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague and Tehran. Learn interesting facts and stories about the speed of trains, the distance between the stations, what are the busiest lines and get shocked how much it costs to build 1 km of the railway or simply to rename the station.  Drop into a Moscow Metro museum if it’s open that day and see the relics of Metro which date back to 1930s. Finish the tour at your hotel, Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow Hills or any other spot you want. This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.   Highlights of the tour: • Visit 10 or 15 must-see Metro stations • Check the oldest metro station opened in 1935 • See the 76 bronze figures depicting Soviet heroes on Ploschad Revolutsii station • Take pictures of insanely-elaborate metro stations and don’t forget to rub the nose of the bronze dog and to look at the Soviet sky • Listen to the stories about Metro-2 - a secret metro line that supposedly links the Kremlin with KGB. See unique Soviet-era décor with marble, bronze, lavish mosaics, paintings, sculptures, stained glass • Explore the underground treasures of Russian Soviet past • Take a chance to catch nice Sparrow Hills views from Luzhniki Metro Bridge. The only Moscow metro station above the water • If you are lucky, catch a unique «Aquarelle Train» – a wheeled painting exhibition, brilliantly painted with pictures of peony, chrysanthemums, daisies, sunflowers and every cart is exceptional • Visit the Museum of Moscow Metro on a 3-hour metro tour • See some of Stalin skyscrapers on a 3-hour tour • Enjoy Russian traditional lunch at a cozy authentic cafe on a 3-hour tour You may choose to finish the tour on Sparrow Hills to hunt down the spot where you can see all seven of Stalin sisters at once!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Moscow Metro
Find out curious facts from the history of Moscow metro
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide.

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Guided metro tour Moscow
Kira_Z
, Jul 2021
Vasily was an excellent tour guide! He took his time to explain how the metro first started in the historical aspects of why is the nature is how it is today. He showed me the different statues around the station and the mosaics along with the history behind them. I had a great time and I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn how to use the metro in Moscow, and to also see the museum there.
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Asmaa_A
, Jul 2021
Tatyana was very nice and friendly we loved having her as out guide. She showed us all the stations and taught us about them all and talked about all the interesting facts on each station.
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Smooth, unique and very well organised!
Ishaan_Dang
, Jun 2021
Excellent tour, super smooth and well organised! Our guide, Svetlana was very informative and conducted the tour in a planned manner! The metro stations are extremely beautiful and unique. This tour is a must do!
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Interesting and perfect guide
dottorpinna
, Aug 2019
Our trip through the metro in Moscow was fascinating, interesting and perfectly organized by our personal guide. She was kind and disponibile to answer all our question. The metro was splendid!
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I cant recommend this tour highly...
Kelly M
, Aug 2018
I cant recommend this tour highly enough. I asked a friend to recommend one thing to do with limited time in Moscow and he said, check out the metro. I did one better, and went on this individual tour yesterday with my very well informed guide, Alina. She took me to a number of stations and explained the history, politics and meanings behind the different sculpures and artworks in a way that made the whole experience far more meaningful than getting on and off the metro without guidance would have done. I had a really fantastic time and was thoroughly impressed. To top it all off, we had lunch and Alina suggested some great things for me to do, even whatsapping me maps, suggestions, and internet links. Today she followed up by messaging me to ask how my day was going and if I had any questions about the city, or recommendations for places to eat, etc. A great tour, a lovely guide and a fantastic experience. I couldnt recommend this tour, or Alina, any more highly. Fantastic!
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Dear Friends, My son and...
ANIL J
, Jun 2018
Dear Friends, My son and myself visited Moscow for a holiday in April 2018. And we had selected this fantastic tour. Our Guide Mrs. Julia came sharp at 10.00 AM even though she was not feeling well and had sore throat. Thereafter she took us to many Metro stations. Though I had already visited Moscow last year and seen all these stations, she gave phenomenal historic background and many interesting facts. She was almost fluent in English and and a good knowledge of Russian Culture, food and many other things. Overall we enjoyed thoroughly and I will highly recommend this tour with Julia if possible. Truly amazing person. And even more amazing tour.
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Our Tour booked for 26 December 2017...
Patti S
, Mar 2018
Our Tour booked for 26 December 2017 was absolutely amazing. Our guide Julia picked us up from our Hotel in St Peterburg on time in a luxury minivan. Thanks to Julia we were able to see most of the tourist attractions that day. She went out of her way for us to make our day special. She had a vast knowledge of all the places that we visited. Lunch was special in a typical Russian restaurant with food from the region. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Picked up in the hotel lobby by our...
L J Walker W
, Oct 2017
Picked up in the hotel lobby by our guide, Lylie, who then walked us to the closest Metro. She walked/trained us to 13 different stations and then explained the history of the metro and the significance of the decor in each station. We had plenty of time to photo, view the decor, watch and ride the trains and observe the people coming and going with their daily affairs. The art work/mosaics/sculptures/stained glass/ marble all had a role to play in presenting the history of communist Russia. The Russian metro well deserves the title of the most interesting and outstanding metro in the world. Lylie then took us to lunch, advised us on menu choices and their significance in the Russian culture and was very happy answering our questions on how the younger generation is responding to the new Russia. We had an outstanding guide, a fantastic experience and would highly recommend this tour over and above other tours which merely include a visit to a small number of stations. Lesley and David - Sydney
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Great guide! She explained...
Steven A
, Sep 2017
Great guide! She explained everything and took me to all the important stations. She knew her stuff! Worth it!
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Our guide ,Dacha, was charming and...
teresa p
, Oct 2016
Our guide ,Dacha, was charming and very informative. We took the 2 hour tour and saw what Dacha thought were the most beautiful and interesting metro stations. The Metro is certainly worthy of its museum status and we were glad to have some of the designs and features explained to us.
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