See Moscow from the water on a private boat cruise along the Moskva River. Learn about Moscow history as you navigate past the Kremlin, the Peter the Great Statue, and several historic bridges, then walk to Gorky Park for coffee at an atmospheric café.
Meet up with a guide in your centrally-located hotel lobby, and get a brief overview of Moscow’s history and culture as you walk to the river cruise port. Board a boat on the river, and enjoy unobstructed views of some of Moscow’s key sites. Take in the Kremlin from the Moskva River: the UNESCO-listed fortress dates back to the 11th century, when it was a small settlement on Borovitsky Hill, and now contains five palaces, four cathedrals, and the official residence of the Russian President. You’ll also see the Novospassky Bridge, the fortified Novospassky Monastery, and the imposing façade of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Snap a photo of the infamous Peter the Great statue; the eighth tallest statue in the world, it’s been controversial since it was erected in 1997 by artist Zurab Tsereteli. Continue past the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Luzhniki Stadium, where the World Cup finals will be played in 2018. Finish the tour at Gorky Park, which sprawls 300 acres (120 ha.) along the Moskva River. Visit a coffee shop surrounded by lush vegetation—Gorky Park is the perfect place for summertime people watching in Moscow during the warmer months, you can finish the tour with tips on the best places to keep exploring.
Viator Traveller's Reviews
, Sep 2017
The trip was wonderful. The guide was very friendly and professional. In short you get what you paid for.
A relaxing way to see Moscow sights. A pleasant tour made all the better by my awesome guide Gelya who was a constant source of interesting facts and expert at pointing out sights of interest I'll never forget the 'Golden Brains' building. Unfortunately the mango smoothie at Gorky Park was mixed with milk but with our abundance of cheap mangoes during the summer in Brisbane maybe we will get a chance to share one there one day. Thanks again for helping me fall in love with Moscow
We wanted to see Moscow from the river and experience cruising on frozen water.
The boat cruised along the Moskva River was very relaxing and we had an unobstructed views of several main tourist attraction sites without walking. We had coffee and snacks on board while enjoying the view of the Kremlin which is the UNESCO-listed fortress comprising of the palaces, the cathedrals, and the official residence of the Russian President. We passed by several bridges, the infamous Peter the Great statue, Luzhniki Stadium, where the World Cup finals will be played in 2018 and the Gorky Park. We skipped walking at Gorky park as the temperature dipped to -18 deg C that evening and weather was too cold. Our guide, Daria, phoned a day before the tour to informed that tour was postponed to 2pm instead of 10am. Daria fetched us from our hotel in a car. After the tour, we wanted to go to Arbat Street for dinner on our own but she insisted to send us in a car straight there. She was pleasant and friendly.
Our tour was really smiley and positive. We liked her a lot. I think she was a little bit nervous though and she didn't speak a lot. Also we expected a little bit longer tour - like 3 hours and the trip on the boat was just an hour. Although - it was amazing, the views were great, we did amazing pictures, she took us from the hotel, she took us after the river to a Gorky Park which we love so it's 50/50. You can try it if you have time.