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Kremlin Small-Group Tour

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Moskva, Russia
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore what was once a bastion of Soviet secrecy — the Moscow Kremlin — on this express 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.
  • Small-group tour of the Moscow Kremlin
  • Admire the Senate Palace and the Grand Kremlin Palace
  • Visit Cathedral Square including Assumption Cathedral and Archangel Cathedral
  • See the enormous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, each made of bronze
  • Learn about Russian tsars and emperors from your guide
  • Tour limited to 25 people, ensuring a personalized experience
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English-speaking local guide
Admission tickets
Audioguides with the headphones (if group more than 10pax)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Sapozhkovskaya Ploshchad', Manezhnaya Ulitsa, 13/1, Moskva, Russia, 125009

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at the Kutafia Tower of the Kremlin in central Moscow and set out on your small-group tour.

Get an introduction to the Kremlin, learning how its walls and towers were built in the 15th century as Moscow’s citadel. By the 18th and 19th centuries, the walls enclosed palaces, churches and arsenals that today serve as museums and seat of the Russian government.

Head inside with your guide, and admire the grandeur of the Grand Kremlin Palace, once home to some of Russia’s Tsars. Continue into Ivan Square, the Kremlin’s biggest courtyard. Admire the Tsar Bell — the world’s largest — displayed here, and inspect its carved images of the Tsar Alexei and Empress Anna.

See the 16th-century Tsar Cannon, one of the largest ever made at almost 20 feet (6 meters) long, and admire the façade of the Senate Palace, currently the residence of Russia’s president.

Stroll around Cathedral Square, and visit the 15th-century Assumption Cathedral, once Russia’s main church and coronation site of the Tsars. Then, visit the beautiful 16th-century Archangel’s Cathedral, topped by five domes and home to the tombs of many medieval Tsars and princes.

Ogle the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, a 16th-century white tower that stands 266 feet (81 meters) high, and is crowned by a gleaming gold dome and cross.

Your tour finishes at the imposing Borovitskaya Tower when your guide departs, leaving you free to make your exit or continue visiting other parts of the Kremlin independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Senate
Senate Building – the official working Residence of the President of Russia
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
Tsar Bell is considered to be the biggest one in the world. It weighs about 202 ton, it is 6.14 meter high and its diameter is 6.6 meters. The Tsar Cannon is a unique item in the Kremlin’s artillery collection. Judging by the Tsar Cannon's calibre of 890 mm, it was given its name as the world’s biggest cannon.
Duration: 8 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square or Sobornaya Square is the central square of the Moscow Kremlin where all of its streets used to converge in the 15th century.
Duration: 8 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower is a church tower inside the Saint Basil's Cathedral complex. With a total height of 81 metres (266 ft), it is the tallest tower and structure of Kremlin. It was built in 1508 on Cathedral Square for the three Russian Orthodox cathedrals, namely the Assumption (closest to the tower), the Archangel and the Annunciation, which do not have their own belfries
Duration: 12 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor)
It was the main necropolis of the Tsars of Russia until the relocation of the capital to St. Petersburg.
Duration: 8 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Kremlin Palace
The Grand Kremlin Palace was formerly the tsar's Moscow residence. Its construction involved the demolition of the previous Baroque palace on the site, designed by Rastrelli, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, constructed to a design by Aloisio the New in place of the first church ever built in Moscow.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Cathedral of the Annunciation was originally the personal chapel for the Muscovite tsars, and its abbot remained a personal confessor of the Russian royal family until the early 20th century.
Duration: 9 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Assumption Cathedral
It was originally the personal chapel for the Muscovite tsars, and its abbot remained a personal confessor of the Russian royal family until the early 20th century.
Duration: 9 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Moscow Free Tour

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  • "Good tour but unfortunately some things guide cant control- long lines," See review

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Great tour of Kremlin excpet for 45 minutes waiting to get in
Scott S
, Jul 2018
The guide did a nice job of explaining the historical importance of the buildings inside the Kremlin and of Russian culture. But for a 90 minute tour, a 45 minute wait to get in was a bit much and unexpected. The extra time put us 45 minutes behind on our schdule for the rest of the day.
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star-5
It was a really interesting tour, and...
Mariana M
, Jun 2018
It was a really interesting tour, and we enjoyed the visit.
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star-4
Good tour but unfortunately some things...
SB
, Jan 2018
Good tour but unfortunately some things guide cant control- long lines....
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star-5
The tour guide was very attentive to...
Is Vic
, Oct 2017
The tour guide was very attentive to the needs of the group, and explained the buildings and historical significance of the kremlin in very good detail. A good way to experience the Kremlin in a few hours.
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star-5
Guide was very informative and...
Renae W
, Oct 2017
Guide was very informative and enthusiastic about what she was telling and showing us. Recommend tour to anyone.
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It took way too long before we...
e.bosch
, Oct 2017
It took way too long before we started, first had to wait as a whole group to solve an incident with some confirmation of tickets of participants, then the guide still had to buy tickets and finally we had to wait in a long queu. So we finally were in 1,5 hours later! The tour was ok, not special
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star-5
This is all you need! Once you're...
Steven A
, Sep 2017
This is all you need! Once you're in, you get the guided tour and afterwards, you're free to wander about! Just what I expected. Guide was great!
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star-5
Our tour guide Elena was very...
Marina D
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide Elena was very knowledgeble about the Kremlin history. Great tour!
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Very caring, showed us everything we...
Amal C
, Nov 2016
Very caring, showed us everything we wanted to see and more, amazing service and very freindly
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star-1
I was unable to find the guide...
Robyn W
, Aug 2015
I was unable to find the guide amongst all the people there. In the end I bought another ticket for myself and did a self guided tour of the Kremlin. Waste of money booking the tour
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