- 1.5-hour Moscow metro station tour with an expert local guide
- Learn about Stalin’s reign and how his visions were reflected in the architecture he commissioned
- Visit five of the most intriguing Moscow stations: Revolution Square, Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya and Mayakovskaya
- Look for the hidden entrance to the Metro-2 – a secret government line that is said to link the Kremlin to KGB outposts
- See iconic Soviet-era architecture alongside lavish mosaics, sculptures and stained glass
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What You Can Expect
As you explore each station, admire the extravagant design and decoration, and hear how Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin created Moscow’s subway to express his power and the might of the Soviet empire.
Learn how some of his successors toned down the architectural indulgence and note the various styles favored during different eras. With luck, you may even come across the entrance to the Metro-2, a purported, secret tunnel network built during Soviet times that runs parallel to the current system, but whose existence has never been confirmed or denied.
Head inside Revolution Square Station (Ploschad Revolyutsii) and view the 72 bronze statues of Soviet workers, including farmers, soldiers and factory operatives that flank the underground arches designed by architect Alexey Pushkin.
Move on to Novoslobodskaya Station, also designed by Dushkin, to see its stunning stained-glass panels. Then, visit Komsomolskaya Station to admire its baroque-inspired decoration, vaulted ceilings and grand chandeliers.
Next, take in the ostentatious design of Kurskaya Station — one of the first to be built. Hear how its architecture reflected Stalin’s communist ideals and see the socialist slogans inscribed on the walls next to mosaics celebrating Stalin’s ‘victory’ over poverty and starvation.
Lastly, visit Mayakovskaya Station, considered the most beautiful of all. Named after the Russian futurist poet Vladmir Mayakovsky, its Art Déco corridors are crowned by some 30 ceiling mosaics showing Stalin’s vision of a bright-skied Soviet future.
This tour is a MUST DO! The Metro in Moscow is absolutely amazing! I loved learning the history of the stations, and the beauty of the stations is unbelievable!
The tour was very interesting. Friendly and informative guide who not only showed us the highlights of the metro, she also informed us of how to use the metro which gave us the confidence to travel to different destinations all over the city on our own. Not being a Russian speaker its challenging.
Our tour guide Elena is great. Her English was just awesome and she explained very good, the organisation was perfect. She showed pictures, she is funny, made cute comments and so on. Fully recommended.
5 star since the guide was so knowledgeable. great way to learn about commie influence and how much of this actually is propaganda for the people. Now Moscow is left with the most beautiful metros in the world.
Excellent tour guide Marina!
Thanks to Irina - the tour was really great.
Irina was very informative and slick, covering 11 stations in 90 minutes. Beautiful stations, each with its own historical background and significance for the Russian people.
Fantastic! Elena was out guide for this and the free tour - great interaction with the group funny great stories very interesting - GREAT, do it!
Our tour guide irina was excellent. She was enthusiastic , informative, and was very competent in her grasp of the metro,s history.at all times she was there to answer any questions. I highly recommend her and this tour.
This tour was really great value and well worthwhile. We visited about 8 amazing stations and our guide was very informative and entertaining......highly recommend to all travellers to Moscow !