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Moscow Metro Tour

View the most beautiful of Moscow’s Soviet-era metro stations on this 1.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit five of the Russian capital’s celebrated stations built during the Soviet period as you learn how the lavish, subway Moscow architecture was designed to express a bright, bold new Soviet future. Admire the extravagant décor, chandeliers and sculptures at the stations, including Mayakovskaya, with its iconic mosaics, and hear tales of the sinister Metro-2, a supposed, secret tunnel network parallel to the main system. Moscow metro tours don’t come any better.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.92 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kremlin Small-Group Tour

Explore what was once a bastion of Soviet secrecy — the Moscow Kremlin — on this 1.5-hour tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll around the walled complex, once Moscow’s ancient citadel, to see its courtyards, churches and palaces. Hear tales of medieval Tsars and the Russian Orthodox church as you view the Grand Kremlin Palace, Senate Palace and Ivan the Great Bell Tower; see the colossal Tsar Bell, and visit Archangel’s Cathedral, the burial place of Russian royals and rulers. The tour is limited to 25 people for a small-group atmosphere.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$54.45 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$54.45 USD

Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

Not many tours take you privately to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and the VDNKh. This Russian private tour does, and takes just you and your group, so you can get the attention from your guide you’d like. Hear about the US-Russian Space Race, the Cold War, and other events. Perfect for families—you'll see space suits and life-sized rockets kids love. Plus, your tour comes with included transport by Metro.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$50.00 USD

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate

Get to grips with Russian history on an insightful tour of the Moscow metro and royal Kolomenskoye Estate. After admiring the unique and elaborate city metro stations, you’ll head to the park at Kolomenskoye where UNESCO-listed sights and museums dedicated to Tsar Peter the Great await. Learn all about the area and its history from a local guide, and then finish up back in central Moscow.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$87.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$87.00 USD

3 Hour Kremlin Tour with Local Private Guide

Most tours that go to the Moscow Kremlin can be very overcrowded. This private tour takes just you and your group to see the city’s attractions, so you can get personalized attention from your guide along the tour. See Red Square, Alexander Garden, Lubyanka Biulding, and Moscow Kremlin, and learn about the history of each as you go.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$70.00 USD

Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

Learn about the history and hardships of the Soviet Union on this 2-hour walking tour of Moscow. Led by a knowledgeable guide, stroll around the buildings and squares that testify to Moscow’s time under Soviet rule during the 20th century. See a memorial to Soviet labor camp prisoners; visit Revolution Square, scene of the 1917 Russian Revolution; and view the former KGB building and other key sites as your guide describes life under Soviet rule.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$31.28 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Moscow: Russia in World War II with Victory Park and Museum

Moscow’s Museum of the Great Patriotic War is a sprawling history museum with more than 6,000 World War II exhibits and memorials. With this tour, skip the long lines at the ticket counter and visit the most notable parts of the museum with a guide. Learn about the history of WWII and discover how it continues to impact Russia to this day. Plus, enjoy views overlooking Victory Park from Poklonnaya Hill.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$41.50 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

Skip the hassle of renting a car or navigating public transportation and visit Sergiev Posad and the centuries-old Troitse-Sergiev Monastery on this stress-free day trip from Moscow. Enjoy easy transportation by coach and explore the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church with a guide. Learn about the history of the monastery and see the whitewashed cathedral with its gold and star-studded blue onion domes.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$274.67 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Soviet History Tour in Moscow

If you’re short on time and looking for a comprehensive overview of Moscow’s Soviet history, choose this private 5-hour sightseeing tour. Tick off top attractions such as Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), home to Lenin’s Mausoleum and the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, and Alexander’s Garden. Absorb the grandeur of The Moscow Metro at five famous stations, visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh).
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$158.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$158.00 USD

Private Walking Tour: Moscow Including the Kremlin

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Moscow on a private 6-hour walking tour of the city’s architectural and historical highlights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, visit monumental landmarks like the Bolshoi Theater, the former KGB headquarters and St Basil’s Cathedral. Gain fascinating insight into the historical heritage of the unique capital city and tour the Moscow Kremlin, former residence of exuberant Russian tsars. Relish the flexibility of this private tour and receive undivided attention from your expert guide. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$136.71 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$136.71 USD

Private Tour of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Delight in the opulent interior of the Bolshoi Theatre, one of Moscow’s most impressive cultural institutions, on a private 2-hour tour of the glamorous building. With a knowledgeable guide, discover the ornately decorated interiors and gilded ceilings of the premium venue and hear of how first-class ballets and operas have been performed here for more than 250 years. Delve into the dramatic history of this national treasure and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$69.52 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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4-Hour Sights of Communism Private Tour in Moscow

Explore Moscow from the perspective of its Communist history on this private walking tour. You'll visit notable places such as Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Lubyanka Square, and the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), plus see examples of Stalinist architecture and listen to a first-hand account of what Soviet life was like before and after the Iron Curtain, from housing and education to travel, economics, and propaganda.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$39.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$39.00 USD

Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from Moscow

Get out of Moscow and travel to Sergiev Posad, one of the oldest cities on the Golden Ring, without the hassle of driving or planning public transport. Visit the UNESCO-listed Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church) with a guide to learn about the monastery's rich history, then enjoy some free time to explore independently.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$57.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Moscow Bike Tour with Private Guide

Stray from the beaten path and see a different side of Moscow on a private 3-hour bike tour of the Russian capital. On this customizable tour, you’ll be able to choose between four different routes and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Choose to cover top attractions surrounding Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) on Route 1, see historic monuments and Bohemian enclaves on Route 2, tick off highlights such as Gorky Park and the Kremlin on Route 3, or ditch the tourist trail in favor of Route 4, which covers lesser-known sights.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$117.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$117.00 USD

Jewish Heritage Tour in Moscow

Develop a greater understanding of Moscow’s Jewish heritage on this private, 4-hour walking tour. See landmark sites like the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the primary synagogue in Russia and the former Soviet Union, and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, the largest Jewish museum in the world and the most high-tech museum in Russia. All entrance fees plus a local hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$88.05 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$88.05 USD

Red Square and State Historical Museum Private Historical Tour in Moscow

Dive into Moscow's history on a tour to the State Historical Museum and Red Square. With a private guide, you'll learn about the city's archaeology, development, important events, and culture as you see treasures of the Russian empire. Plus, receive tips about what else to see and do around the city on your own.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$79.00 USD

Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals Red Square Tour

First-time visitors to Moscow shouldn’t miss the Kremlin and Red Square. See these famous sights while learning about their history and significance in Russia on a private tour. You’ll receive personalized attention from your guide, and the ability to set your own pace, so this tour is ideal for travelers with varying interests and abilities.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$350.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$350.00 USD

Private Half-Day Tour of Soviet Moscow

The history of Moscow during the Soviet era is fascinating, but it is difficult for an outsider to truly understand how life was for those who experienced it. This private tour introduces you to tales of everyday life behind the Iron Curtain while taking you to various sites connected to that time, from Red Square to the VDNKh, home to many grandiose Soviet sculptures.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$103.11 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Family Tour: Become a Russian Craftsman in Izmailovo

Make pottery and Russian bread with your family during this craft class. Fun for all ages, the experience takes place at the Izmailovo Kremlin where you’ll get an overview of the stately fortress and its history. Then, you’ll make your own clay toys or pots to keep as souvenirs, browse the flea market, and visit the Bread Museum to make kolach (a fruit- or cheese-filled pastry) among other baked treats.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$94.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$94.00 USD

An Historical Tour Through Moscow

See the sights of Moscow and discover its dramatic and secretive past on this half-day sightseeing excursion, a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors. Explore the Russian capital with an art historian guide and visit the oldest part of the city after the Kremlin. Experience the juxtaposition of old and new and hear the legends that surround Moscow. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$67.20 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$67.20 USD

Private Wine Tour in Moscow with History, Architecture and Friendly Local Guide

Embark on this 3-hour wine tour in Moscow’s most historical and charming neighborhood. Explore the Russian capital like a local, as you stroll the streets with your knowledgeable guide, popping into 3 Moscow wine restaurants and wine bars.Find out how to taste wine correctly and how to read a wine label. The Wine Tour only includes wine, but you can upgrade the tour to Wine+Food if you want to include some snacks in all restaurants you’re going to visit and have a plate of cheese, cured meat or other delicacies to eat while you sip wine. If you are a family and have a kid in the group, it’ll be a juice or smoothie for the kid.Along the way, admire timeless buildings and old Russian mansions and hear about the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$109.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$109.00 USD


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