Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) Tours

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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad)
Red Square is the central square in Moscow, sitting just northeast of the famous Kremlin. Once a marketplace, over the years it has been the sight of public ceremonies and proclamations, the occasional coronation and during Soviet times, military parades. Together with the Kremlin, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, one of the first sites in the Soviet Union to receive such designation. Today Red Square also serves as a major concert venue, with Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira, among stars who have performed in recent years.

The main entrance to Red Square is through the Resurrection Gate, which was rebuilt in 1995 to copy the gate that was originally finished in 1680. At the center of the gateway stands a small chapel housing an icon known as the Iverian Virgin. It’s not uncommon to see crowds of people gathered around the chapel throughout the day.

Just inside the Resurrection Gate you will find the entrance to the State History Museum and Lenin’s Mausoleum, as well as the Kazan Cathedral and GUM – the State Department Store. The iconic St Basil’s Cathedral sits on the opposite end of the square. If you plan to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum, be sure to check your bag and camera at the State History Museum first, as you won’t be allowed to bring them inside.

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Red Square is in the center of Moscow, most easily accessible from the Ploshchad Revolyutsii or Okhotny Ryad Metro stations. The square is occasionally is closed to the public for concerts or other large events.
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils Cathedral from a Local Perspective

See Moscow through local eyes on this intriguing 3-hour city walking tour. Check out iconic must-sees such as Pushkinskaya Square, Red Square and the 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. Along the way, hear about Moscow’s imperial and Soviet days, and learn fascinating facts about everyday life in today’s city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free Moscow Private Day Tour from St Petersburg

Make the most of your cruise to St. Petersburg with a full-day, private excursion to Moscow that doesn’t require a Russian visa. With a guide to accompany you each step of the way, you’ll see the Red Square, the Kremlin Armory, and a priceless collection of diamonds, artifacts, and Fabergé eggs, while learning about Russian history and culture along the way. This full-day St. Petersburg to Moscow trip includes transport by air or rail, all entrance fees, and round-trip transfers from the St. Petersburg port.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

This private 5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Moscow Must See Private Driving Tour

Customize your tour of Moscow with a private guide and private transportation. Spend a half-day seeing all the sights of the city that interest you, or your guide can suggest an itinerary. With your private party, you'll benefit from personalized attention, a flexible itinerary, and plenty of time to ask questions. Highlights can include Sparrow Hills, Novodevichy Convent, St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, and others.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

If you have a layover in Moscow, take advantage of this private tour to see the city's main sights. After pickup at the airport or train station (if option selected when booking), you'll walk and ride the Metro to visit landmarks such as Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Metro pass and transfers are included if the correct option is selected when booking.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Tour: Moscow by Night

Enjoy Moscow’s historical sights and city lights on this 3-hour private evening walking tour. With a personal guide, view must-sees including the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square, enjoy coffee (own expense) at the 19th-century GUM arcade, admire the illuminated skyline from various viewpoints, and more. Travel by metro when required, and learn about Moscow’s 870-year history as you explore. A flexible itinerary and hotel pickup and optional drop-off on foot are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

Explore the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square with an expert guide on a 4-hour private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the stories behind the remarkable complex of landmarks, from the Kremlin’s founding as a 12th-century fortress to the modern-day Presidential Regiment. This Moscow Kremlin and Red Square tour includes all entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at your Moscow accommodations.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Moscow City Tour and Scenic River Cruise

Experience Russia's capital first-hand on a private walking tour. Join an expert guide for a look into Moscow history beginning with the Kremlin, which means 'fortress inside a city.' See the Soviet-style State Kremlin Palace and magnificent Cathedral Square, home to some of Russia's most notable Orthodox churches. Continue to Red Square where you'll find the onion-domed St. Basil's—one of Moscow's most iconic structures—and GUM, a famous Russian department store. Next up, visit Lybyanka Square to view the former headquarters of the KGB, followed by a stroll along Myasnitskaya Street.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Moscow Ultimate 3-Day Tour

Spend three days taking in Moscow’s sights as you learn the history of the city, dating back to the 12th century. Walk through one of the oldest quarters of Moscow, the Kitay Gorod neighborhood. See the historical Red Square, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Patriarch's Bridge, Gorky Park, and the Changing of the Guards Ceremony in Alexander Gardens. Stroll through the Downtown and Zamoskvorechye Districts to see 16th-19th century churches and cathedrals. Then journey to Patriarch's Ponds residential area and Pushkin Square to see a more modern side of the city.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Walking Tour of Moscow Including The Kremlin and Red Square

Enjoy a private walking tour of Russia's capital city, with a visit to both the Kremlin and Red Square. An expert tour guide will lead you through Moscow's center, sharing stories about its fascinating history as you go. Wander through the mythical medieval fortress known as the Kremlin and marvel at the churches in Cathedral Square, then continue to Red Square to experience one of the city's most photographed sights: St. Basil's. Later, visit a former KGB headquarters and saunter down Myasnitskaya Street, one of Moscow's best known boulevards.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 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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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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, Lubyanka Square, Bolshoi Theater, and Moscow Kremlin, learning about the history of each as you go.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 days private package tour in Moscow

Discover Moscow’s major attractions, and learn all about the city’s history, on this 2-day, private sightseeing itinerary. Don’t worry about logistics: your guide will lead you to all the highlights, and will customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Visit Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, the KGB Building and the Bolshoi Theater, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and much more. This walking and Metro tour (own expense) lets you get up close and personal with the sights.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 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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Red square and Kremlin Private Walking Tour in Moscow

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Russia's vibrant capital city with a private guided tour of Moscow. Explore Red Square, Russia's heart and soul; marvel at the onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral and shop for Matryoshka dolls in GUM department store and stroll through Alexander Gardens along the Kremlin's western wall, where you'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Once satisfying your cultural appetite, quell your physical hunger with a lunch of authentic Russian cuisine.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 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
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Moscow Red Square and City Tour with Bolshoi Visit Option

Explore central Moscow on foot on this private 4-hour tour and learn about its imperial and Soviet past. As you walk and sightsee, hear about Moscow’s history and view highlights such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM shopping arcade, and the city’s renaissance, baroque, and art nouveau architecture. Choose from two options: to explore Red Square and the historical Kitay-Gorod district, or to see Red Square before joining a 1-hour tour of the Bolshoi Theater.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Photography Tour in Moscow

Create the perfect keepsakes of your time in Moscow on this private 3-hour photo shoot tour. With a professional photographer, visit the city’s famous or lesser-known sights for picture-perfect shots. Pose by St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, or have your photos taken at leafy parks, monuments, and panoramic viewpoints — the chosen sights can be tailored around you. Afterward, receive a full set of finished photos, including 10 professionally edited shots, as mementos.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour

If you’re short on time in Moscow, enhance your sightseeing experience of the Russian capital on a private 3-hour sightseeing tour. Tick off Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), Moscow’s UNESCO-listed central square, the colorful Kazan Cathedral and St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), and Kitay Gorod, filled with Bohemian markets and art stores. Purchase a drink in a fashionable Gorky park bar and let your guide capture fantastic photographs outside of iconic attractions
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Cathedrals and Churches of the Russian Capital

Take a look at some of Moscow’s religious buildings during this 4-hour tour. Visit the New Maiden Convent, built to resemble a mini-Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, created to thank Jesus for saving Russia, and the Saint Basil Cathedral in the Red Square, which commemorates Ivan the Terrible’s conquest of Kazan. Learn about the histories of each monument from your guide and about the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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