Meet your guide at your Moscow hotel and if you wish, customize your itinerary. Then, set out on your walking tour, using the metro where necessary.
Recall medieval Russia at Red Square, viewing the Kremlin fortress, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and other signature sights including the Alexander Garden, Romanov Obelisk, and Lenin’s Library, all beautifully lluminated in the dusk.
See the Kremlin from Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge and savor a coffee or Soviet-style ice cream (both own expense) inside GUM, the glorious 19th-century arcade that was the Soviet Union’s state department store.
View the city lights along Tverskaya Street and thoroughfares like Kamergersky Lane and Petrovka Street, and admire the floodlit Christ the Saviour Cathedral as you hear about its strange past.
Savor the city skyline from Patriarch Bridge and gaze out at the 1950s-built Seven Sisters skyscrapers from Sparrow Hills near Moscow State University as you hear their, and the university’s, history.
If you wish, explore Arbat, a hub of arty galleries and bohemian cafes, and enjoy a drink (own expense) at one of its stylish bars.
Your tour ends when your guide leaves you in the city center or drops you at your hotel, depending on your wishes.