See the world-famous sights of Russia’s capital by foot on this 2-hour Moscow city tour. With an expert guide, walk from one iconic landmark to another as you hear about Moscow’s long and turbulent history. Stroll around the huge, cobbled space of Red Square to see the Kremlin, Lenin’s Tomb and onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral; pass the legendary Bolshoi Theatre, and amble around the ornamental Alexandrovsky Garden, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour for a more personalized atmosphere.

Highlights

  • 2-hour small-group walking tour of Moscow with a local guide
  • Explore the areas around Red Square, Nikolskaya Street and Alexandrovsky Garden
  • Hear history and anecdotes aplenty from a knowledgeable and entertaining guide
  • See an array of top Moscow attractions including St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

See Moscow's most famous sights including the Bolshoi Theatre

Meet your expert local guide near the Bolshoi Theatre in central Moscow, and after a brief introduction, start out on your 2-hour small-group walking tour.

While you stroll, hear interesting tales from your guide that shed light on the history, architecture, culture and politics of Russia’s capital, both now and through the ages.

As you walk and talk, pass a string of top Moscow attractions and historical sights. Wander into Red Square, the vast, cobblestoned plaza that forms the heart of the city, and hear about the massive military parades that were staged here during Soviet days.
Gaze up at the candy-striped, onion-shaped domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and learn how this extraordinary church was built, first and foremost, to grab people’s attention.

Pose for photos outside the unmissable church and then continue across Red Square to Lenin’s Tomb, the mausoleum where the famous Bolshevik leader lies embalmed for all to see.

Pass the massive State History Museum, whose artifacts document the history of Russia from as far back as the ice age, and pause outside one of the country’s first department stores: GUM.

Then, swing by the swish boutiques and handsome mansions of Nikolskaya Street, and pass the legendary Bolshoi Theatre, the six-tier concert and ballet auditorium.

Stroll through the colorful Alexandrovsky Garden for grandstand views of the Kremlin, and hear all about the history of this huge, fortified complex, the seat of power for the now long-done Soviet government and today’s president.

Stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the Changing of the Guard Ceremony is held, and throw a coin in the Alexandrovsky’s mock-ruined grotto for luck.

After around two hours of exploring, return to the original start point where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Joanne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I highly recommend this tour which was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of four. Our tour guide's name was Arkady who was extremely well-educated and seemed to possess sophisticated knowledge of Russian history and current economics. Arkady was very attentive and went well over the two hours allotted to our tour time. We could not have found all the famous churches and streets, and gleaned such rich insight into the incredible history of Moscow without the assistance of our amazing tour guide.

Joanne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was 10 out of 10. Our tour leader was Arkady who has been conducting tours for decades ... his English is superb and his knowledge of Russian history is outstanding. We saw and learned so much more doing this tour than what we could have seen on our own. Most tourists are only a short time in Russia my advice is don't waste any time here and take a tour. Its an investment!

Karim Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an excellent tour. My guide knew a lot about Moscow. I had a great time walking around the city with him. It was a pleasant and instructive walk. Recommended !

Nick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This ended to be one on one walking tour so I got special attention. The guide was just amazing and got into the history of the Soviet Union etc. Moscow is one of the most amazing cities contrary to the media.

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Natalia was an amazing tour guide. She knew her material, gave us a thorough tour of Moscow, and answered any and all questions we had. We could have not asked for a better experience.

Like many others, we had her all to ourselves which was an added bonus.

Suzanne R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a completely fantastic tour. Just the right duration, hugely informative and interesting, our guide knew everything and was happy to answer questions. The walking pace was good and not rushed, for an overview of Moscow, I would definitely recommend it.

Zachary f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Tim G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide, Irena, was brilliant. There were only three of us on the tour in total and I really felt that we got a good taste of Moscow and the main sights - plus some useful local insider knowledge on where to eat and where to find free toilets! She tailored the last part of the tour for us - giving us some options on places we could visit and also took us to a local cafe and helped us order some traditional Russian dishes for lunch.

Terry D W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide had very good knowledge and provided an excellent tour.

Judith R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My walking tour was immensely interesting and the guide was knowledgeable and thorough in her commentary. I was leaving Moscow that day and did not have time to pursue independent tours of some of the sites seen on the walking tour but the guides recommendations and tips for best times to visit sites would have been invaluable should I have been able to stay longer in the city.

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