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Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you’re short on time in Moscow, enhance your sightseeing experience of the Russian capital on a private sightseeing tour. Tick off Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), Moscow’s UNESCO-listed central square, the colorful Kazan Cathedral and St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), and Kitay Gorod, filled with Bohemian markets and art stores. Purchase a drink in a fashionable Gorky Park bar and let your guide capture fantastic photographs outside of iconic attractions.
  • Private tour of Moscow highlights
  • Ideal for travelers short on time and seeking a personalized experience of the capital
  • Tick off the UNESCO-listed Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), home to Kazan Cathedral and St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor)
  • Visit the Bohemian Kitay Gorod and see Varvaka Street, the oldest in Moscow
  • Customize your itinerary according to your interests
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All taxes
Friendly local guide
Private tour
Multiple start times available
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Flexible customizable itinerary
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Meeting in the hotel
Food ans drinks
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

Your guide greets you at the entrance of your Moscow accommodation at a time that best suits your schedule. From here, you’ll stroll towards Red Square, a UNESCO-listed enclave home to some of Moscow’s most iconic attractions.

Pose for pictures outside of St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), a colorful confection designed by an architect later blinded by Ivan the Terrible, and pose for pictures outside of Resurrection Gate, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and Kazan Cathedral.

Wander around the riverside blooms of Alexander’s Garden, watch a changing of the guard ceremony outside of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then head to Kitay Gorod, a Bohemian district replete with art stores and markets selling artisan souvenirs. 

Throughout the tour, your guide provides a historical overview of Moscow and offers insight into local cultural traditions. Your sightseeing experience culminates with a visit to Gorky Park, where you’ll stop for a drink (own expense) in a fashionable bar.

Bid your guide farewell back at your accommodation. If you have time to explore independently your guide can suggest other must-see Moscow sights.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Red Square
Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. 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.  Aside from its UNESCO status, the sheer size and beauty of Red Square draw millions of visitors every year, so make sure you book the tour in advance as it's likely to sell out fast, especially in high season (April-October).  There will be plenty of attractions and sights to see along the tour of the Moscow streets with rich Soviet history. See the Red Square which includes sights like GUM and State History Museum.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Saint Basil's Cathedral
See Basil’s Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible to never repeat such a masterpiece anywhere else. Over more than 450 years later, it still stands tall – both as a symbol of Russian pride and a fairy-tale looking castle that is one of the most instagrammable places in Moscow. 
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kremlin Walls and Towers
Enjoy the Kremlin views from outside
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lenin's Mausoleum
After that, enjoy the sights such as the Resurrection Gate, the legendary Lenin’s Mausoleum, Kazan Cathedral
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
GUM
Get some quality shopping time
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kazan Cathedral
Enjoy the Russian architecture
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lobnoye Mesto
Witness this notorious place and hear intriguing stories form your guide
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel
Don't forget to flip a coin for luck!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Snap a famous photos of Changing of the Guard ceremony
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aleksandrovskiy Sad
Take in the views at Alexander Garden where you can see the amazing architecture of old Russia and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame. There is a Changing of the Guard ceremony that happens every hour in the summer time and 30 minutes in the winter time.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nikolskaya Ulitsa
After, you will head to the historical city center. Take a stroll through the old center of Moscow.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa)
See for yourself what the # 1 street in Moscow looks like
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kamergerskiy Lane
Enjoy one of the most picturesque places in Moscow
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street
Next, head to Kitay Gorod and have a beautiful walk through ancient Russian Bohemia with art and markets. Ilinka Street where the financial district is with a merchant’s yard with Ferrari and Maserati showrooms. Take a historic walk along the oldest street of Moscow - Varvarka Street - and Kamergersky Lane where most of the outstanding Russian writers and poets lived during the golden age of Russian culture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Park Zaryadye
Get breathtaking views from the legendary Park Zaryadye
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Take in the views of Christ the Savior Cathedral, the largest Orthodox cathedral in the world, and learn surprising facts such as how much gold was used to cover the dome and what happened with the cathedral in Soviet time.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gastronomia Eliseevsky
Try delicious deserts and delicacies a the Eliseev store (extra cost). See architecture from different time periods.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Patriarshy Bridge
Your guide will show you the best photo ops in Moscow
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation
Finish the tour with a drink in a trendy bar in Gorky Park or any other centrally-located place you like.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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 Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour?
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 Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour.

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Very impressive
Max
, Aug 2021
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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