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Moscow Metro (Moskovskiy Metropoliten) Tours

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Moscow Metro (Moskovskiy Metropoliten)
With its underground network of trains and tunnels stretching for more than 190 miles (305 kilometers) across 200-plus stations, Moscow’s metro system covers a lot of territory. It’s more than just a transport hub though. Many metro stations are architectural landmarks, built in Soviet times and dubbed "the palaces of the people."

The Basics
Taking a ride on the metro is a convenient way to get around Moscow, and you can easily hop among stations to admire their lavish designs. Guided tours take the hassle out of navigating the public transport system and provide greater insight into each station’s art and architecture, which often symbolize Russian culture or pay tribute to important historical figures and events. 

Some of the most impressive stations include Novoslobodskaya, with its 32 colored glass panels and mosaics; Prospekt Mira, decorated in marble, granite, and chandeliers; and Ploshchad Revolyutsii, an homage to Soviet heroes represented by 76 bronze sculptures. There’s also Kievskaya, which celebrates the Ukrainian people with murals framed by gold-leaf borders; Mayakovskaya station, which has massive overhead lights and gigantic mosaics; and Komsomolskaya station, with its marble columns and gold mosaics. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you want to experience Moscow like a local, a ride on the metro is a must.
  • The Moscow Metro has more than 200 stations and 15 numbered and color-coded lines. 
  • Most metro signs and on-board announcements are in Russian, but ticket machines are in English and Russian.
  • Various metro tickets are available including single and return tickets, and 20-, 40-, and 60-ride travel passes. A Troika Card offers the best value on combined metro, bus, and tram rides.
  • Children under seven ride free. 
  • The metro is not easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Most stations are accessed by stairs, and many trains have a step or gap between the train and the platform. 

How to Get There
Metro Stations are located all around the city, so you won’t need to look far. Entrances are marked by a large red "M," and there are often multiple entrances to each station. 

When to Get There
Most Moscow metro stations open from 5:30am to 1am, and trains run frequently and regularly. It’s generally safe to travel on the subway even at night, and a late-evening journey might be your only chance to snap a crowd-free photo.

Soviet Sites in Moscow
The metro system isn't the only remnant of Moscow’s Soviet era. Start with a stroll around the Red Square, home of many Soviet military parades and demonstrations, as well as Lenin’s Mausoleum. Learn more about the era at the Museum of Contemporary History, Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and the Gulag history museum. Pay a visit to the massive All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKH), opened in 1935, and head to Lubyanka Square to see the former KGB headquarters. 
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Moscow in 3 days comprehensive tour

Moscow in 3 days comprehensive tour

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Experience Moscow during this perfectly-shaped 3-day tour with your private guide! You will see all of Moscow’s top attractions from your must-see list. Historical downtown, fascinating St Basil Cathedral, the Kremlin with its sacred cathedrals and crenelated walls (please book in advance, visit not included in the cost), remote Tsar’s residence – Kolomenskoye summer estate and the ancient Novodevichy Convent, which history is closely connected with the history of Russian Grand Princes and Tsars. Immerse in local culture while visiting the Tretyakov Gallery – the largest Russian painting collection and discover Muzeon park – the park of Fallen Idols with the XX century sculptures of soviet leaders. Get yourselves familiar with Moscow's present and nearest past. This is the best way to learn about Moscow Russia in full and get familiar with people ways and habits
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 726.93
per group
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US$ 726.93
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Moscow Ultimate 3-Day Tour

Moscow Ultimate 3-Day Tour

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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.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 485.00
per group
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US$ 485.00
per group
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Private Tour to Vladimir and Suzdal by Soviet Van OR Multivan

Private Tour to Vladimir and Suzdal by Soviet Van OR Multivan

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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.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 240.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 240.00
Price varies by group size

Private Tour of the Moscow Metro with Hotel Pickup

Private Tour of the Moscow Metro with Hotel Pickup

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Ride the metro like a local and enjoy a personalized itinerary on this Moscow metro tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way underground. Learn about the history of the metro system and admire the intricate design, including the futurist architecture at the Mayakovskaya station. Hear stories about each station and choose to add additional stations to your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 46.50
Price varies by group size
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US$ 46.50
Price varies by group size

2 Day Private Moscow Tour with a Local Guide

2 Day Private Moscow Tour with a Local Guide

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On this tour we will see all the main must-see sights plus some off-the-beaten-track areas of Moscow. With our degrees in art-history and a significant guiding experience we are sure to know the places and the stories, that even locals may have never heard of. We are also into the food culture of Moscow, so we know the best cafes and restaurants of the city. Some of them we can visit on the tour. And we deliberately avoid touristy restaurants, where locals would never go. "Only genuine experiences" is our motto. Of course, we will recommend you what to do after the tour: best museums, bars, clubs, parks etc. Our priority is the best personalised experience. Every single one. So, be sure, we can customise our tour according to your wishes. We are more than just some tour guides, consider us your friends in a new city:) Please note, that it's a walking tour (+ public transport or taxi). If you would like this tour to be on a car, notify us in advance and we'll organise it.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 137.33
Price varies by group size
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US$ 137.33
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Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

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Not many tours take you privately to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and the VDNKh. This Russian private tour does, and takes just you and your group, so you can get the attention from your guide you’d like. Hear about the US-Russian Space Race, the Cold War, and other events. Perfect for families—you'll see space suits and life-sized rockets kids love. Plus, your tour comes with included transport by Metro.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 95.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 95.00
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Metro&Russian cuisine&Flea market tour

Metro&Russian cuisine&Flea market tour

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The Moscow metro was founded in 1935 and functioned as a bomb shelter during the days of the Second World war. Many pregnant women hid in Mayakovskaya station and children were even born there. Novokuznetskaya station has amazing mosaics which were made by the hand of a gifted artist in Leningrad who died of hunger during its siege. The circle line is breathtaking and many people think that it was built because Stalin suddenly dropped his coffee on the map and it gave him the idea to connect the metro lines :) After the metro we will be pretty hungry, so we will go to one of local places to get acquainted with Russian cuisine, but don't think that this is the end. Then it is the right time to find the best souvenir for you and visit our flea-market - a real treasure of Moscow!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 80.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 80.00
Price varies by group size

Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide

Private Moscow Metro Tour with Friendly Local Guide Guide

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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 this private tour. Visit the capital’s oldest station, opened in 1935, see 76 bronze figures depicting Soviet heroes, and learn about Moscow’s turbulent history. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional Russian lunch and a visit to the Moscow Metro Museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 77.00
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US$ 77.00
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Layover in Moscow Tailor-Made Private Tour

Layover in Moscow Tailor-Made Private Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 50.36
Price varies by group size
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US$ 50.36
Price varies by group size
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Private Guided Moscow Underground Palaces Metro Tour

Private Guided Moscow Underground Palaces Metro Tour

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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!:)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 37.45
Price varies by group size
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US$ 37.45
Price varies by group size
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Moscow metro tour

Moscow metro tour

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Do you still doubt that the Moscow metro is one of the most beautiful in the world? We will be happy to destroy your doubts We not only show our guests the most beautiful and famous stations of the Moscow Metro, but tell about its past, present and futureThe one and a half hour tour includes 10 beautiful stations, many interesting stories and secrets from the guide, which you will not find in the guide books.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 36.21
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US$ 36.21
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3 Days in Moscow

3 Days in Moscow

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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.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 447.00
per group
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US$ 447.00
per group
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Moscow: Russia in World War II with Victory Park and Museum

Moscow: Russia in World War II with Victory Park and Museum

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Moscow’s Museum of the Great Patriotic War is a sprawling history museum with more than 6,000 World War II exhibits and memorials. With this tour, skip the long lines at the ticket counter and visit the most notable parts of the museum with a guide. Learn about the history of WWII and discover how it continues to impact Russia to this day. Plus, enjoy views overlooking Victory Park from Poklonnaya Hill.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 95.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 95.00
Price varies by group size

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 87.00
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US$ 87.00

Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 68.16
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US$ 68.16
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Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 197.00
per group
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US$ 197.00
per group
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The Best of Moscow in 2 days Private Tour with Russian Lunch and River Cruise

The Best of Moscow in 2 days Private Tour with Russian Lunch and River Cruise

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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).
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 425.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 425.00
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Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

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The Moscow metro is one of the most beautiful subways in the world and has more than 200 stations and a history full of secrets in its almost 85-year history. Our guide will take you to the top 10 stations in the Moscow Metro, and you will learn about each of them, along with other secrets and myths like the secret Metro-2 that was built by the KGB. We will visit stations like Kievskaya with its beautiful mosaics, Ploshad Revolutsi right below Red Square with 72 bronze statues, the fully renovated Mayakovskaya and many more. The metro underground is full of architectural and art treasures of bronze, marble, mosaic, and stained glass. Don't miss out.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 49.04
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US$ 49.04
Price varies by group size

Moscow shore excursion from St Petersburg

Moscow shore excursion from St Petersburg

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Experience full-day Moscow city tour. This will be an unforgettable experience, especially for those, who grew up during the cold war, never imagining you would ever be allowed to see the Kremlin
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  • 15 hours
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US$ 972.46
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US$ 972.46
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Moscow in one day

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 506.31
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US$ 506.31
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Moscow 'must see' in 2 days tour

Moscow 'must see' in 2 days tour

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This is an ultra-customizable way to see top Moscow highlights with a private guide and in a hassle free manner. See Moscow’s top attractions packed in an extensive and exciting two-day tour! Experience local life, customs and culture , and tour like locals with your private guide. This well-organised tour perfectly combines walking excursion in Moscow downtown visiting the ancient parts of the city such as Red Square, Kitai-gorod, Zaryadye, the Kremlin (please note, booking of the Kremlin is required in advance and entrance fees are extra), Gorky park as well as visiting the State Tretyakov Art Gallery (also booked in advance) and the unique Kolomenskoye Estate with wooden summer palace of the Russian tsars (reconstruction of XVII century).
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 533.34
per group
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US$ 533.34
per group

Big City Tour

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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 195.05
per group
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US$ 195.05
per group

Moscow: 4 Hrs Kremlin and Metro Tour with Pick Up

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 105.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 105.00
Price varies by group size

MOSCOW METRO PRIVATE TOUR (2 hours)

MOSCOW METRO PRIVATE TOUR (2 hours)

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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 :)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 81.14
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US$ 81.14
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