- Explore important landmarks of Soviet-era communist Moscow on a guided walking tour
- Learn about the city’s political history, from the revolution to end of the Cold War
- Walk past monuments, memorials and museums from Lubyanka Square
- See Revolution Square and the former headquarters of the KGB
- Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Learn how the plain slab of stone stands in honor of the millions of victims of political persecution during the time of the Soviet Union. The massive boulder was brought here in 1990 from Solovki, one of the many labor camps run by the Stalinist regime of the 1930s.
Next, follow your guide to Revolution Square, the scene of hard-fought battles during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Feel the sense of history here, and learn about other chapters of the Soviet past, including Stalin’s Great Purges between 1934 and 1939, the KGB prisons, the tense stand-off of the Cold War and the Soviet Movement for Freedom.
In between walking and talking, view a string of important buildings such as the Bolshoi Theater, the Revolution Museum and the Gulag Museum, whose exhibitions chronicle the terrifying labor camps known as ‘gulags’ that were run by Stalin’s iron-fisted regime and where more than 14 million prisoners were confined between 1929 and 1953.
Stroll along bustling Tverskaya Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, and see the Sluzhebny Vhod café and Eliseevsky Gastronum grocery store — both throwbacks to the days of communism.
This was a great intro to Moscow. Our guide Malina was amazing. She shared stories from her own experiences, drawing contratsts between pre and post communist Russia which were entertaining as well as educational. The tour also cover some of the main sights in Moscow e.g. the former KGB headquarters, GUM, Tverskaya street, the Bolshoi theater from the outside etc.
Loved this tour of Moscow - was visiting on my own so great way of getting familiar with the city on my first evening. Tour guide was prompt, very friendly and knowledgeable. I did a second tour with her the next day!!!!
Great tour - thanks
our guide was amazing
Suzanne R United Kingdom
This was my favourite of all the Russian tours, our guide told personal stories of parents and grandparents under the communist regime in a respectful and interesting way. She showed lots of photos from a bygone era and took us to the former sites of the kgb, the gulag work camps and the shooting house amongst other places of interest. It was like a door to the past and really worth going on.
Great. Elena the guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic with many historic photos to add to the tour.
It brought an insight to me to understand the kind of communism in Russia. During the tour we didn't merely talk about communism, but also other terms regarding to Russia. A great thanks again to Elena, our tour guide, we had a great time.
This walking tour was very informative. Our guide, Irina, was very knowledgable and had delightful positive energy. I was pleasantly surprised that we walked and visited so many places. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes on, as there is alot of walking.
Fascinating info, I'm really glad we did this
Great tour guide, was able to answer all our questions. Really would recommend this tour.
Fantastic!! Our guide, Elena was fabulous, so knowledgable and clear, brilliant!!