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  • Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Hear fascinating legends of witches, ghosts, freemasons and famous criminals on this small-group walking tour of Moscow at night! Take a detour from your standard sightseeing route, riding the ‘Annushka’ tram and exploring Moscow off the beaten track with a local guide. Hear tales of sorcerers and secret worshippers as you stroll side streets and old neighborhoods, such as the infamous Khitrovka district, amid the city lights.

This tour is limited to 20 people, providing a small-group experience with your guide.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Moscow at night
  • Take the tram along the ‘Annushka’ route
  • Visit Khitrovka, once the most criminal district of Moscow
  • Head to the tranquil neighborhoods of Chistye Prudy and Kitay Gorod
  • Check out the Soviet-era décor at Cheburechnaya, an authentic pub
  • Hear urban legends and historical tales about sorcerers and freemasons
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Moscow at Night: Small-Group Walking Tour with Annushka Tram

Moscow at Night

Meet your friendly local guide at the monument to Alexander Griboyedov in Chistye Prudy, a quiet residential neighborhood of pre-revolution buildings and lovely courtyards. After learning about the former author and ambassador who was memorialized in the square, walk with your small group down side streets as you listen to tales of the city at night.

Ride the legendary ‘Annushka’ tram through the busy, lighted streets of central Moscow; the original A route opened in the early 20th century and this section was restored in 1997. Head to Kitay Gorod to walk around the avenues full of traditional Russian and Soviet-era architecture, and notice the nightlife of Moscow’s best contemporary clubs.

In Khitrovka, your guide will inform your group about Moscow’s criminal activity of the 19th century, when thousands of ruffians took to the streets. Hear spooky stories about Moscow’s infamous as you visit mysterious landmarks such as Archangel Tower and the house of Bruce the Sorcerer, a naturalist and astronomer who became known as an alchemist and magician.

At Kilometer Zero, where a bronze plaque marks Moscow’s center from which all city distances are measured, toss a lucky coin as you listen to more urban legends and see Russian freemasons’ houses, secret places of worship and ‘Devil’s Place’ on Kulichki – site of the former pagan temple.

End your tour at Cheburechnaya Café, one of the few surviving Soviet pubs, named for the cheburek – a fried turnover traditionally stuffed with meat. Take in the communist-era atmosphere as you drink a tumbler of Russian beer or sample something to eat (own expense).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great guide to take us to the night spots of Moscow. Something we would not have seen if by ourselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I had the best guide for my moscow trip. She went out all the way to provide guidance throughout the walking tour and had actually gone an extra mile giving me the best memories of moscow at night.
Showed me all the main places of interest, taking lots of pictures for me and providing me with lots of information. The best guide!!!

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