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In other cities, metro stations are simply a means to an end. In Moscow, however, stations serve as magnificent museums and are characterized by mosaics, extravagant architecture, and marble columns. See the best of The Moscow Metro on a private 2- or 3-hour tour of either 10 or 15 stations. On the 2-hour tour, visit the capital’s oldest station, opened in 1935, see 76 bronze figures depicting Soviet heroes, and learn about Moscow’s turbulent history. A traditional Russian lunch and a visit to the Moscow Metro Museum are included on the 3-hour tour.
  • Private 2- or 3-hour guided tour of The Moscow Metro
  • Discover the extravagant architecture and furnishings of Moscow's metro stations, far more that meager transport hubs
  • Visit Moscow's oldest station and see 76 bronze figures dedicated to Soviet Heroes
  • Upgrade to the 3-hour tour for a Russian lunch and a visit to the Moscow Metro Museum
  • Receive undivided attention from a private guide

The most memorable metro ride you’ll ever take begins at your Moscow accommodation at 10am, or choose a time to suit your schedule, when you’ll greet your guide and head to the first of the metro stations included on this fully-customizable tour.

Your guide provides an overview of the enormous transport network, which boasts 200 metro stations and 12 lines, and equates to the size of Luxembourg, a small country in Europe. Over two hours, you’ll visit the oldest, deepest, and longest metro stations, and admire 76 bronze figures dedicated to Soviet heroes in Ploschad Revolutsii.    

Gaze at prismatic mosaics in Novoslobodskaya, admire opulent marble columns and chandeliers in Prospekt Mira, and marvel at gold-framed murals dedicated to Ukraine in Kievskaya. Listen to stories of Soviet history and discover the conspiracy theories behind Metro 2, a secret metro line that reputedly connects the Kremlin with the KGB.

If you’ve upgraded to the 3-hour tour, you’ll also visit the Museum of Moscow Metro, enjoy a traditional Russian lunch, and see some of the Stalin skyscrapers above ground. Your private tour concludes at a Moscow location of your choice.  


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

I cant recommend this tour highly enough. I asked a friend to recommend one thing to do with limited time in Moscow and he said, check out the metro. I did one better, and went on this individual tour yesterday with my very well informed guide, Alina. She took me to a number of stations and explained the history, politics and meanings behind the different sculpures and artworks in a way that made the whole experience far more meaningful than getting on and off the metro without guidance would have done. I had a really fantastic time and was thoroughly impressed. To top it all off, we had lunch and Alina suggested some great things for me to do, even whatsapping me maps, suggestions, and internet links. Today she followed up by messaging me to ask how my day was going and if I had any questions about the city, or recommendations for places to eat, etc. A great tour, a lovely guide and a fantastic experience. I couldnt recommend this tour, or Alina, any more highly. Fantastic!

, Jun 2018

Dear Friends,

My son and myself visited Moscow for a holiday in April 2018. And we had selected this fantastic tour. Our Guide Mrs. Julia came sharp at 10.00 AM even though she was not feeling well and had sore throat. Thereafter she took us to many Metro stations. Though I had already visited Moscow last year and seen all these stations, she gave phenomenal historic background and many interesting facts. She was almost fluent in English and and a good knowledge of Russian Culture, food and many other things. Overall we enjoyed thoroughly and I will highly recommend this tour with Julia if possible. Truly amazing person. And even more amazing tour.

, Mar 2018

Our Tour booked for 26 December 2017 was absolutely amazing. Our guide Julia picked us up from our Hotel in St Peterburg on time in a luxury minivan. Thanks to Julia we were able to see most of the tourist attractions that day. She went out of her way for us to make our day special. She had a vast knowledge of all the places that we visited. Lunch was special in a typical Russian restaurant with food from the region. I would definitely recommend this tour.

, Oct 2017

Picked up in the hotel lobby by our guide, Lylie, who then walked us to the closest Metro. She walked/trained us to 13 different stations and then explained the history of the metro and the significance of the decor in each station. We had plenty of time to photo, view the decor, watch and ride the trains and observe the people coming and going with their daily affairs. The art work/mosaics/sculptures/stained glass/ marble all had a role to play in presenting the history of communist Russia. The Russian metro well deserves the title of the most interesting and outstanding metro in the world. Lylie then took us to lunch, advised us on menu choices and their significance in the Russian culture and was very happy answering our questions on how the younger generation is responding to the new Russia.
We had an outstanding guide, a fantastic experience and would highly recommend this tour over and above other tours which merely include a visit to a small number of stations.
Lesley and David - Sydney

, Sep 2017

Great guide! She explained everything and took me to all the important stations. She knew her stuff! Worth it!

, Oct 2016

Our guide ,Dacha, was charming and very informative. We took the 2 hour tour and saw what Dacha thought were the most beautiful and interesting metro stations. The Metro is certainly worthy of its museum status and we were glad to have some of the designs and features explained to us.

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