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St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor) Tours

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St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor)
Completed in 1561 after it was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable and iconic landmarks in Moscow, and perhaps in all of Russia. Officially named Intercession Church, St. Basil and its nine, colorful onion domes reside on the southern end of Red Square, marking the geometric center of Moscow.
Address: Red Square, Moscow 109012, Russia

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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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This private half-day tour of Moscow, including Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) and the Kremlin, offers a comprehensive overview of the Russian capital’s top attractions. Ideal for visitors short on time, you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, the iconic riverside fortress home to four cathedrals, four palaces, and five squares. Plus, in Red Square, you’ll visit the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the GUM.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
per group
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$179.00
per group
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Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

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Hit up many of Moscow’s top attractions all in two days during this private tour where your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby with a personalized itinerary. Along with visiting Kolomenskoye Museum and Reserve or Tsaritsino Park, see St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, and old town Moscow. Plus, your guide knows the best ways around the city so you can fit as much into your two days as possible.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.00
per group
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$319.00
per group
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

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Check out more than 20 of Moscow's must-see sights on this private tour that provides an introduction to the city's culture and history. Visit attractions such as Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, and Moscow State University with a private guide who helps you gain insight into both major landmarks and off-the-beaten-path locations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
per group
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$220.00
per group
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Moscow CityPass

Moscow CityPass

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Save time and money and skip the lines at Moscow's best attractions with a Moscow CityPass. Valid for one, two, three, or five days, the pass offers you free entrance to 40 attractions throughout the Russian capital, including the Kremlin, State Historical Museum, and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, as well as tours by boat, bus, or foot. Explore Moscow at your own pace and to your own interests. Includes a guidebook and map.
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  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.17
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$71.17
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Red Square and City Ultimate Tour with Professional Local Guide

Red Square and City Ultimate Tour with Professional Local Guide

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We will meet you in the hotel and proceed to the Red Square - one of the most iconic Russian sights, filled with history and magnificent beauty. We will see traditional Russian churches with their onion domes and walk inside some of them to see how unique is the architecture of them, how people pray, for these churches are still in use! We will walk through a great glass gallery of a ~130 years old shopping mall GUM. See the famous tomb of the first Russian communist leader - Lenin. And of course - Saint Basil's cathedral. Hear the story about Ivan the Terrible and how he blinded the architects of the cathedral, because he didn't want them to repeat the stunning beauty of the masterpiece! Walk through a modern wonder of Zaryadie park, stop for a Russian lunch in the best cafe/restaurant of Moscow. Walk to the walls of Kremlin. Hear the stories about it's towers, see the change of guards and an eternal flame - a wonderful and scary memorial to the victims of WWII. And more:)
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.45
Price varies by group size
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$68.45
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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

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Most tours that go to the Moscow Kremlin can be overcrowded. This private tour takes just you and your group of up to six to see the city’s attractions, so you can get personalized attention from your guide along the way. See Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Moscow Kremlin, and learn about the history of each. Plus, your guide meets your group right at your hotel for added convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.43
Price varies by group size
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$187.43
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Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square

Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square

Stroll around the monuments of Red Square and take breathtaking pictures of the Kremlin wall on a private tour of Moscow city center with a guide who makes history fun! Learn more about iconic buildings such as Spasskaya Tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin. Look at Lenin's Mausoleum in the center of Red Square and admire the decorative façade of Kazan Cathedral. Venture beyond the famous onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral and explore the complex of churches from the inside. Listen to the fascinating history of the church complex, including the role of the infamous tsar Ivan the Terrible. Proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.00
Price varies by group size
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$76.00
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Red square and Saint Basil's cathedral tour

Red square and Saint Basil's cathedral tour

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St. Basil's Cathedral stood on Red Square long before the first Romanov reigned on the throne. It survived in the Napoleonic War and World War II, could be blown up and even move to Paris. But time spared the Cathedral, and now you can touch a piece of history on your own. Come inside and admire nine small churches hidden under one world famous facade. Take a stroll around Red Square, which has always been considered beautiful. The best merchants, farmers, revolutionaries, soldiers, and numerous Soviet citizens walked here at different times. Imagine how GUM opened its doors for the first time! Listen to the lifestory of the great founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin and explore the modern residence of president. Highlights: *Enjoy charming colorful "onions" on the top of Saint Basil's Cathedral; *Take the best photos that will make your friends jealous; *Count all the towers of the ancient Kremlin and try to guess what color had the walls before.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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Moscow UNESCO Heritage Tour (Full Day)

Moscow UNESCO Heritage Tour (Full Day)

Did you know that there are currently 26 UNESCO world heritage sites in Russia? That makes Russia 9th in the world for its total number of World Heritage Sites. Moscow is where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride. This day is dedicated to the exploration of the most outstanding Moscow icons: the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square, Novodevichy Convent and Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye. All three are Moscow UNESCO Heritage Sites. Part of the tour is by private car / minivan and 2nd part is a Walking tour (Kremlin and Red Square). Transportation costs are included. If you want to visit Armoury Chamber Museum please let me know!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.76
Price varies by group size
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$200.76
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One Full Day in Moscow (Tour by car including Metro tour)

One Full Day in Moscow (Tour by car including Metro tour)

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On this private tour we will see the iconic landmarks of Moscow from the comfort of the car and a bit of walking. While exploring Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Sparrow Hills, Metro and other important sights you will find out about the history of Moscow, traditions, culture and daily life of avarage Moscovite. Part of the tour is by private car / minivan and 2nd part is a Walking tour (All around Red Square). Transportation costs are included. If you want to visit Kremlin Territory and Cathedrals / Armoury Chamber Museum please let me know as tickets should be booked beforehand (limited amount).
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.09
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$152.09
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Layover Moscow Tour with Transfer and a Local Guide

Layover Moscow Tour with Transfer and a Local Guide

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It's a customisable tour. Depending on how much time you have got between flights we will tailor the tour according to your interests and time. We will pick you up from the airport and will take you back at the end of the tour. We will show all the main sights of Moscow. If you want to see something specific, just tell us and we will try to include it in the tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.35
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$222.35
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Moscow Highlights Full Day Private Tour (Flexible)

Moscow Highlights Full Day Private Tour (Flexible)

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Visit the most popular Moscow attractions — or step off the beaten path — on this private, full day guided tour of the Russia's capital. After pickup from your hotel, follow a guide around sights Moscow and enjoy a commentary along the way. Get a feel of Moscow as a local would, taking to the streets and metro (own expense) to experience what this tremendous city has to offer. We can customise the itinerary to suit any style, visiting popular locations like the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, walking Arbat street, hip Red October area, We can start with an observation of communist Moscow, explore the metro of Moscow and we go even go deeper underground to the Cold War Bunker. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel. Please note that any entrance and transportation fees are also at your own expense.
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  • 7 hours
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Moscow city tour onboard a classic soviet van

Moscow city tour onboard a classic soviet van

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Enjoy an entertaining way of discovering Moscow on this morning tour. Meet your guide in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and hop aboard your classic, Soviet-era vehicle. Over the course of the next few hours, you’ll travel around Moscow and will see its key highlights, including the KGB Building, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and more. You’ll also learn the stories behind the sights from your guide, and will enjoy Russian drinks and snacks as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.49
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$79.49

Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van

Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van

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An enlightened combo... Half partying and half sightseeing, Moscow by night onboard a Soviet van is the ideal excursion for people who are keen to discover the city while having fun! Onboard our Soviet van, you will find a minibar offering at your convenience cold water, Russian beers and Soviet champagne. Caviar toasts (on request) will also accompany you along the way. Choose your favorite Russian song on the speaker and let's go! For the next 3 hours, you'll drive around the illuminated capital, discovering no less than 12 key sights. The van will stop 5 times for your guide to reveal the history and secrets of the major spots. Finally, we’ll drop you off at your hotel or in a bar/club to dance till sunrise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.49
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$79.49

Layover in Moscow Tailor-Made Private Tour

Layover in Moscow Tailor-Made Private Tour

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Make the most of a layover in Moscow by leaving the airport and seeing some of the sights. Your itinerary can be fully customized to suit the amount of time you have before your flight. Tours are fun and interactive, with friendly guides who will tell you funny stories about Moscow, give you the chance to talk to locals, and help you see the city from a Russian perspective.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.09
Price varies by group size
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$49.09
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Half-Day Moscow Must See Private Tour

Half-Day Moscow Must See Private Tour

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Genuine Moscow Must-See's Private Tour is the best-selling private tour in Moscow since 2011 with over 10 000 happy customers. Discover the world famous Moscow sights in one day and get the real feeling of the city life!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.34
per group
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$198.34
per group

Evening walking private tour of Central Moscow (in English or Spanish)

Evening walking private tour of Central Moscow (in English or Spanish)

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Moscow is the thriving business capital of Russia and attracts a huge number of business visitors for all sorts of events. We understand that you are short of time but want to see the best of the city. That is the tour you are looking for - just 2-3 hours in the evening and you can proudly tell your family & friends you saw the best of the Russian capital!..
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.40
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$53.40
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Ancient Moscow and St. Basil's Cathedral

Ancient Moscow and St. Basil's Cathedral

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Enjoy a 3-hour private walking tour and get your cameras ready for taking pictures of Moscow’s most exciting landmarks - Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral.  Explore the medieval streets and buildings of Moscow with our expert guide to plunge yourself into the history of the country.  You will view: • Red Square • Kremlin walls and towers • Boyar Romanov Chambers • Old English Court • Zaryadye You will enter: • St. Basil's Cathedral Tour includes: • 3 hours of professional guide service  • Entrance to St. Basil's Cathedral • Unforgettable moments  * IMPORTANT NOTE Red Square may be closed any day without preliminary notice (state security, state events, etc) and admission to St. Basil's Cathedrals may be restricted. In this case, you will be offered another time and date of the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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$117.95
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Moscow: Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral Private Tour

Moscow: Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral Private Tour

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Explore the Red Square and its amazing buildings on a guided tour: from the GUM department store to Lenin's Mausoleum, walking along the Kremlin walls and the State Historical Museum. More than that, you will be able to visit one of the most significant symbols of Russia - The Saint Basil's Cathedral. Your tour will start with a walk along the walls of Kremlin from the State Historical Museum to the famous Lenin’s Mausoleum. The big red wall surrounds the Red Square from one side, and from the other side it is surrounded by the Russian national heritage, which is GUM department store – a stunning building where the worldwide-known luxurious brands have their boutiques. You will then see the St. Basil Cathedral – a symbolic place for all Russians. You will have a great possibility to explore the true story of Basil, blessed of Moscow, under whose name this extraordinary monument is known worldwide nowadays.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.32
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$110.32
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Moscow behind the Scenes with Incredible St.Basil’s Cathedral Private Tour

Moscow behind the Scenes with Incredible St.Basil’s Cathedral Private Tour

See Moscow through local eyes on this intriguing 4-hour city walking tour. Check out iconic must-sees such as Pushkinskaya Square, Red Square and colorfully domed St Basil’s Cathedral; and pair them with revealing detours into places only Muscovites know. With your knowledgeable guide, leave the beaten track to sample the city’s favorite fast food, visit an atmospheric Russian Orthodox church, and discover tucked-away haunts often missed by visitors. Hear about Moscow’s imperial and Soviet days, and learn fascinating facts about everyday life in today’s city. Highlights: • See iconic Moscow landmarks such as St Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square • Hear tales of Moscow’s imperial and Soviet eras, and learn about modern-day city life from a local guide • Sample a ‘cherubek’ deep-fried pastry, a favourite snack of today’s Muscovites (own expense) • Visit a grand, early 20th-century grocery store and light a candle in a traditional Russian Orthodox church • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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Exploring Red Square, Kremlin and St.Basil Cathedral Private Tour

Exploring Red Square, Kremlin and St.Basil Cathedral Private Tour

This short private excursion is created for those who have only several days in Moscow and want to get the best of the city! If you want to see the stars of Moscow Kremlin Ensemble in short time and save your precious time to devote it to other attractions - this well-combined excursion is for you! The architectural ensemble “The Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square” is included into the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. During this tour, our expert guide will share details with you that you won't find in the guidebooks. You will see the glorious ensemble of the Red Square, Cathedral Square, consisting of Assumption, Archangel's and Annunciation cathedrals, Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe, Patriarch's Palace and Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex as well as visit the magnificent St.Basil Cathedral. Feel the rhythm of pulsating heart of Moscow and present some part of your heart to this magnificent city to come back again here! • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.00
Price varies by group size
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$239.00
Price varies by group size
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Moscow: 2-Hour St. Basil's Cathedral & Red Square Private Tour

Moscow: 2-Hour St. Basil's Cathedral & Red Square Private Tour

This tour has been designed to make your Moscow experience unique and to help you experience the lifestyle and atmosphere of this mysterious city. You will see all the major sights of the city; including, the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral (from the inside), GUM, and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Have a walk in Alexander Garden and listen to the amazing insider’s stories from your professional friendly guide. Get explanations about everything you see as your guide describes the history of the city and its main buildings. The guide will teach you how to properly throw coins for good luck into the Ruins Grotto. See the ceremony of the Changing of Guards in Alexander Garden.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.95
Price varies by group size
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$83.95
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Join-in Tour: Famous and hidden corners Moscow + visit to St. Basil's Cathedral

Join-in Tour: Famous and hidden corners Moscow + visit to St. Basil's Cathedral

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow with workarounds that only Muscovites know. You will see Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street, Yeliseev store, State Historical Museum, Red Square, visit St. Basil’s Cathedral and taste the city’s favorite fast foods.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.00
Price varies by group size
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$157.00
Price varies by group size
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