Moscow Metro Tours

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Moscow Metro
In Moscow, grand boulevards and massive buildings that seem to stretch for miles are the norm, but some of the city’s most impressive sites are actually found below the streets, in the underground metro system used that transports millions of residents each day.

Moscow’s metro system is one of the busiest in the world and, at 190 miles (305kms) long with 185 stations, it’s also one of the largest. The stations aren’t just transit hubs – they’re a sort of free public art exhibit, and one that tells the history of the city in their design and decoration. The stations were designed so lavishly in the hopes that their beauty would inspire workers on their way to dreary jobs under Soviet rule. These ornate stations eventually became known as “the palaces of the people” for their extravagant architecture. Later, new stations were designed in a slightly more understated way, their appearance reflecting a more austere time in the city’s history.

Some of the most beautiful stations include Novoslobodskaya, with its 32 colored glass panels and mosaics; Prospekt Mira, decorated in marble, granite, and chandeliers; Ploshchad Revolyutsii, an homage to Soviet heroes represented by 76 bronze sculptures; Kievskaya, which celebrates the Ukrainian people with beautiful murals framed by gold-leaf borders; the subdued Mayakovskaya station, with massive overhead lights and large mosaics; and the undisputed crown jewel, Komsomolskaya station with its marble columns, yellow ceilings with white trim, and gold mosaics.

A single ride on the Moscow metro costs just 28 rubles (about 85 cents) so you could easily and cheaply spend an afternoon riding from station to station to see each one on your own. However, a guided tour will help you focus your exploration and provide you with more information as to what makes each station special. Many of the design elements aren’t just pretty; they often symbolize certain aspects of Russian culture or pay tribute to important historical figures and events.
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Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

Delve beneath Moscow to see the city’s Soviet-era metro stations on a 3-hour tour, with an expert guide. Explore several beautiful stations, including Revolution Square, learning how they were built to showcase Soviet success during the mid-20th century. Admire palatial halls filled with statues, bas-reliefs, mosaics and stained glass; and discover the propaganda and stories behind each station. Return to street level, enjoy some traditional ‘blini’ pancakes, and ride a trolleybus to see the ‘Seven Sisters,' Stalin-built skyscrapers also intended to glorify the Soviet state in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Moscow Metro Tour

The Moscow Metro system is full of art, but there are hundreds of stations. Eliminate the risk of getting lost in the vast network, or missing the most important stations. On this handy private tour you’ll be taken to the most interesting and impressive art and architectural examples, and learn all about their history and cultural significance from your local guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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3 Days in Moscow

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary during this private tour of Moscow's highlights over the course of three days. Booking ahead helps you avoid sold-out days at the Kremlin and the Armory, where tickets often sell out months in advance during the months of April through October. Each day includes a 5-hour tour with a private guide and transportation, covering the city's highlights but still giving you time to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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The Best of Moscow in 2 days with 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch with Vodka and Evening River Cruise

Get a comprehensive overview of the Russian capital during this 2-day sightseeing tour. Visit all the city’s highlights such as the Kremlin, Christ the Savior Cathedral, the Red Square, as well as the State Tretyakov Art Gallery and Novodevichy Convent. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch of local cuisine paired with a great Russian vodka as well as a relaxing evening river cruise with dinner (own expense).
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Vladimir and Suzdal Private Driving Tour

The major metropolitan centers offer only one version of life in Russia. For many Russians, life is quieter and led in provincial towns and villages. This private full day tour gives you the chance to explore the towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. Travel with a private guide into the countryside where you can see and learn about rural Russia as it was in the past and is now.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Duration: 15 hours
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Moscow in one day

Discover the Russian capital on this full-day tour of Moscow. See famous landmarks like the New Maiden convent, the Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber, the Moscow metro, and the State Tretyakov Gallery. Learn about the tumultuous history of the nation with informative commentary from your guide and get a well-rounded view of its culture, heritage, and politics during the tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Layover in Moscow Tailor-Made Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Big City Tour

Explore the capital of Russia on this 5-hour small-group tour. Visit key landmarks like the Red Square, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Theatre Square, and the beautiful Moscow metro. Listen to commentary from your guide about the history of the city, why the metros are so ornate, and many other anecdotes about Russia. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors who want to see the main highlights of Moscow.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Moscow: 4 Hrs Kremlin and Metro Tour with Pick Up

This four-hour tour of Moscow is ideal for travelers short on time in the city. You’ll experience a combination of high culture and everyday life as you visit the Kremlin with its historic artifacts, and the famous Metro with its art and architecture. See a lot in a short time, so you leave Moscow with an understanding of its unique vibe.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Adventure Tour: Off-Roading in a Soviet Military Van & Caving

The ultimate off-the-beaten-track adventure, this small-group tour combines two out-of-the-box thrills. First, don a headlamp and go urban spelunking through an underground network of tunnels. Then, hop in a vintage-style military van for an off-road ride across the countryside, where you’ll even power across a river.
  • Duration: 6 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 10 hours
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Metro Tour

The Moscow Metro is famous for its elaborate decorations and beautiful artworks. On this tour of the underground transportation system you’ll learn about Russian culture, art, history, technology and more, all in one convenient trip. Your local guide will be able to point out details that you might miss if you were traveling by yourself. This is a fun way to travel around Moscow while learning about the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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MOSCOW METRO PRIVATE TOUR (2 hours)

The Moscow Metro, also known as the People's Palace, is believed to be the most beautiful in the world and no wonder: hundrends of stations, dozens of which would compete with palaces and museums in their magnificent architecture and staggering diversity. And it also serves as a sort of museum of Russian history. Our guides will show you the most incredible stations and tell everything about the history of Moscow Metro, all its legends and secrets and that will make you be all ears. We promise it would not be just dry lecture but a good story well put.⠀• 2-hour Moscow Metro tour with a friendly expert local guide⠀• The most fascinating stations in such architectural styles as grandest art deco, Stalin's Empire style and avant-garde⠀• Amazing history of Moscow subway from 1935 and up to now⠀• The famous bronze dog whose nose you can rub to get some good luck to the rest of your trip :)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Must See Tour

We will not only show you Moscow but also tailor our experience according to your wishes!We have became friends with a lot of people on our tours already and would love to find a friend in you as well:)We will show you the best Moscow can offer, advise you what to do after the tour: the best museums, performances, cafes and restaurants, viewpoints, boat rides, parks, other tours etc.:)We can also explain you how to use the metro, help you get a map, help you order a taxi and buy this famous matreshka doll:)
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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NEW YEAR 2019 IN RUSSIA with Exclusive Gala Ball at the Grand Duke Vladimir Palace

Experience the beauty of a Russian winter, visit grand palaces, museums and churches, discover Russia’s warm hospitality and cherished holiday traditions, and explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nobody loves New Year’s Eve like the Russians do, so spend New Year’s making merry in the home of new Russian friends. It’s the most festive holiday of the year, replete with parties, presents and champagne toasts. As a highlight of the tour – attend the New Year’s Ball in the Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir in St.Petersburg - the solemn ball, based on centuries-old traditions.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Moscow in 3 days comprehensive tour

This is the best way to learn about Moscow Russia in full and get familiar with people ways and habits
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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(private) Day tour: Tretyakov Gallery, Subway, Old Arbat and Bolshoi Theater

★ This tour will open the curtain of secrets, why the Russian style has become known worldwide and a well-known name....★ Russian culture is more than a culture; it is inextricably linked to the everyday life of an ordinary citizen. Why? We invite you to delve into the cultural richness of painting, architecture and theatrical art, with which Russia shares generously with each guest....★ MULTICULTURAL DAY TOUR IN MOSCOW The mix of different types of art makes the tour dynamic, versatile and interesting for everyone....★ NOTES: This day tour is valid all year from Tuesday to Friday....★ ATTENTION: This tour is for individual groups.The cost of the tour per person depends on how many people are in your group....★ COMFORT: ★★★★★
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Moscow 'must see' in 2 days tour

This is an ultra-customizable way to see top Moscow highlights with a private guide and in a hassle free manner.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Winter tour to Russia

We are a group of young professionals inspired by a strong passion for Russia, and wantto share it with you! Our professional team will do the best for you to learn history andtraditions of Russia. We will go out of the beaten pass and put in the rout unique spotsbeloved by locals: beautiful parks, hidden yards, restaurants and sights.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Explore Moscow in one day

Do you have only one day for Moscow? Is there too many things to see and hard to make a choice? It is not a problem anymore!) Take a full day tour to see the most beautiful and outstanding places with private guide and local friend. You will try Russian food, buy enough souvenirs, listen to many legends and history, and of course you will remember all this on your pictures;)This day you will never forget, and don't worry sometimes one full day is really enough to explore the city;) I will be happy to show you all historical, tasty, wonderful places in Moscow! Come here and you will see: the best metro stations in the world;the heart of Russia - Kremlin and Red Square: unique architecture of Stalin times; all hidden landmarks, graffiti and bars; local places with delicious food; huge parks and amazing botanic gardens.Ask me where to see English movies or spent a night. Find a real local friend in my face:)
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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1-Day Moscow Private Tour

You will explore the main Moscow attractions and see our beautiful metro - all in ode day! Together we will explore the main sights (Red Square, Bolshoy) and hidden gems, walk along the central streets (Tverskaya, Nicolskaya, Kamergesky line) visit the most beautiful churches (Kazan Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral) and some non-touristy spots. Also you will see the most impressive metro stations and our main pedestrian area. You will not regret!
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Moscow in one day or layover tour

First time in Moscow, layover or limited time for touring, come to this comprehensive Moscow one-day tour to see the top highlights of the city like Red Square with iconic St Basil's, Lenin's Tomb, GUM, the Kremlin - ancient fortress and the present day political heart, the WW2 Memorial flame and the change of the Kremlin guards in Alexander Garden, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, (maybe) the most wonderful metro in the world, picturesque Moskva River embankment and more curious places to see and take pictures, learn about history and present day of Russia's capital. Your guide will plan this visit according to your taste and pace and give the most open candid information as you go. In the end of the tour please ask for a friendly and professional advise of what to enjoy/ see more.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Metro Tour

A unique private experience of Moscow Metro.We are a team of art-historians, travellers, photographers and bloggers.We will show you the best metro stations of Moscow metro and will be able to change the itinerary according to your wishes.The tour will last for around 2 hours. At the end we can leave at your hotel or anywhere in the city center.See you in Moscow!:)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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