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Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelya) Tours

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Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelya)
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelya) was originally commissioned by Tsar Alexander I after Russia’s defeat of Napoleon, but work did not begin on it until 1839. Designed by a famed St Petersburg architect, it was modeled on the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

The cathedral was eventually consecrated in 1883, but its tenure was short-lived as the Soviets destroyed it in 1931 to make way for what would have been a Grand Palace of Soviets. However, the palace was never built and instead a swimming pool stood in its place for several decades. In the mid-1990s, Moscow’s mayor joined with the Russian Orthodox Church to rebuild the cathedral and construction began in 1994.

With donations from more than a million Moscow residents, the new church followed the original design, but with modern day improvements. At 103 meters tall, it is the tallest Orthodox church in the world and can accommodate nearly 10,000 church-goers. A highlight for visitors is undoubtedly the panoramic view from a 40-meter-high observation platform inside the bell tower.

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The Christ the Savior Cathedral is located at Volkhonka ulitsa 15, on the north bank of the Moscow River and just a short walk from the Kropotkinskaya Metro station. It is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Address: ulitsa Volkhonka, 15, Moscow, Russia
Hours: Mondays 1pm-5pm; Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
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City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

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Discover the best of Moscow in your own way on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus. Choose between a 2- or 3-day ticket and view the city’s incredible landmarks from aboard the open-top bus as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Either stay aboard to enjoy panoramic views of top Moscow attractions such as Red Square and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, or hop on and off as you wish at any of the stops around the city, including at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and Alexander Garden. Upgrade to include a boat tour of Moscow.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$21.26
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US$21.26
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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 Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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This private half-day 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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$179.00
per group
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US$179.00
per group
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Private Tour: Moscow by Night with Friendly Local Guide

Private Tour: Moscow by Night with Friendly Local Guide

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Enjoy Moscow’s historical sights and city lights on this 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
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US$87.00
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.00
per group
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US$220.00
per group
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Moscow Must See Private Driving Tour

Moscow Must See Private Driving Tour

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.34
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US$133.34
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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
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US$726.93
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One Full Day in Moscow (Tour by car including Metro tour)

One Full Day in Moscow (Tour by car including Metro tour)

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On this private tour we will see the iconic landmarks of Moscow from the comfort of the car and a bit of walking. While exploring Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Sparrow Hills, Metro and other important sights you will find out about the history of Moscow, traditions, culture and daily life of avarage Moscovite. Part of the tour is by private car / minivan and 2nd part is a Walking tour (All around Red Square). Transportation costs are included. If you want to visit Kremlin Territory and Cathedrals / Armoury Chamber Museum please let me know as tickets should be booked beforehand (limited amount).
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$154.76
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US$154.76
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MOSCOW AT SUNSET PRIVATE TOUR (private car, 4 hours)

MOSCOW AT SUNSET PRIVATE TOUR (private car, 4 hours)

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This private tour by car is a result of a long and rich experience - we included the most magnificent places, built the shortest routes and time planned this tour so that you'd see Moscow at the best time possible - sunset. We'll start while the sun will still be in the sky and you'll be observing the beautiful Moscow sights in different colors and shades of light during sunset. Let's get into details! We'll start with Tsaritsyno sanctuary to show you the architectural ambitions of Russian Tsars and see the most famous Tsaritsyno musical fountain. Then we'll proceed to the main Cathedral of Russia - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Alongside with the Patriarchy pedestrian bridge it makes one of the most iconic places of the city. The next point will be Krasnopresnenskaya embankment from which you'll see a mixture of Stalinist and modern city architecture and get to know the legend of the place. After that, Lomonosov MSU and Sparrow hills view point will finalize the experience!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93.41
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US$93.41
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Moscow city tour onboard a classic Soviet van with Champagne

Moscow city tour onboard a classic Soviet van with Champagne

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Enjoy an entertaining way of discovering Moscow on this morning tour. Meet your guide in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and hop aboard your classic, Soviet-era vehicle. Over the course of the next few hours, you’ll travel around Moscow and will see its key highlights, including the KGB Building, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and more. You’ll also learn the stories behind the sights from your guide, and will enjoy Russian drinks and snacks as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.49
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US$79.49

Moscow Highlights Full Day Private Tour (Flexible)

Moscow Highlights Full Day Private Tour (Flexible)

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Visit the most popular Moscow attractions — or step off the beaten path — on this private, full day guided tour of the Russia's capital. After pickup from your hotel, follow a guide around sights Moscow and enjoy a commentary along the way. Get a feel of Moscow as a local would, taking to the streets and metro (own expense) to experience what this tremendous city has to offer. We can customise the itinerary to suit any style, visiting popular locations like the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, walking Arbat street, hip Red October area, We can start with an observation of communist Moscow, explore the metro of Moscow and we go even go deeper underground to the Cold War Bunker. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel. Please note that any entrance and transportation fees are also at your own expense.
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  • 7 hours
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US$145.00
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US$145.00
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Moscow : 4-Hour Panoramic Tour in Private Vehicle with many stops

Moscow : 4-Hour Panoramic Tour in Private Vehicle with many stops

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Discover the best of Moscow from the comfort of a private vehicle. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then journey to Red Square to marvel at the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin towers. Stroll around the iconic square and look at Lenin's Tomb. Move on through Manezhnaya Square and Tverskaya Street as you make your way towards Zaryadye Park. Get a panoramic view across the city and make the most of some fantastic photo opportunities. Admire the magnificent Bolshoi Theater before going to Sparrow Hills for more panoramic views. Learn about the different architectural styles of the city as you travel through the modern business center. Throughout this tour, the annecdotes and explanations of your private guide will give you a better understanding of the history and organization of the Russian capital.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124.33
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US$124.33
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Moscow UNESCO Heritage Tour (Full Day)

Moscow UNESCO Heritage Tour (Full Day)

Did you know that there are currently 26 UNESCO world heritage sites in Russia? That makes Russia 9th in the world for its total number of World Heritage Sites. Moscow is where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride. This day is dedicated to the exploration of the most outstanding Moscow icons: the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square, Novodevichy Convent and Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye. All three are Moscow UNESCO Heritage Sites. Part of the tour is by private car / minivan and 2nd part is a Walking tour (Kremlin and Red Square). Transportation costs are included. If you want to visit Armoury Chamber Museum please let me know!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$204.29
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US$204.29
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Evening walking private tour of Central Moscow (in English or Spanish)

Evening walking private tour of Central Moscow (in English or Spanish)

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Moscow is the thriving business capital of Russia and attracts a huge number of business visitors for all sorts of events. We understand that you are short of time but want to see the best of the city. That is the tour you are looking for - just 2-3 hours in the evening and you can proudly tell your family & friends you saw the best of the Russian capital!..
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.40
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US$53.40
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Moscow Private Night Tour

Moscow Private Night Tour

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Moscow can look magical when lit up at night. Take the opportunity to fully experience the nighttime view of the city on this private tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, travel around by car or minivan to such top sights at Red Square and the Kremlin, and get a bird's eye view of the metropolis from Sparrow Hills.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van with Champagne

Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van with Champagne

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An enlightened combo... Half partying and half sightseeing, Moscow by night onboard a Soviet van is the ideal excursion for people who are keen to discover the city while having fun! Onboard our Soviet van, you will find a minibar offering at your convenience cold water, Russian beers and Soviet champagne. Caviar toasts (on request) will also accompany you along the way. Choose your favorite Russian song on the speaker and let's go! For the next 3 hours, you'll drive around the illuminated capital, discovering no less than 12 key sights. The van will stop 5 times for your guide to reveal the history and secrets of the major spots. Finally, we’ll drop you off at your hotel or in a bar/club to dance till sunrise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.49
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US$79.49

Private Moscow city tour with a certificated local guide

Private Moscow city tour with a certificated local guide

During this excursion you will see all the major highlights of Moscow (without inner visits): the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan, the History museum of Russia, trading arcades of GUM, Lenin's tomb, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Bolshoi theatre, the New Maiden Convent, the Moscow State University Campus and the panorama platform on the Sparrow Hills. You will learn many interesting facts about Moscow from our professional certificated guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123.12
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US$123.12
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St Petersburg and Moscow 6-Day Grand Tour

St Petersburg and Moscow 6-Day Grand Tour

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Visit two of Russia’s powerhouse cities on this 5-day tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg. While in Moscow, travel around Boulevard Ring, and see mansions of Russian nobility, and stop by Izmailovo Flea Market to pick up souvenirs and gifts (own expense). Other Moscow highlights include St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), and Alexander Garden. Then move on to St. Petersburg, and catch sight of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Catherine Park and Palace, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus visit The Hermitage, too.
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  • 6 days
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US$1,410.26
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US$1,410.26
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Best of Moscow in a day walking tour

Best of Moscow in a day walking tour

Get a comprehensive overview of Moscow on this 6-hour walking tour. Explore the Russian capital’s key landmarks such as the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb, the Bolshoi Theater, and the Cathedral of Christ Our Savior. Listen to commentary about the history of Russia at each location and discover the best that Moscow has to offer.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$220.00
per group
From
US$220.00
per group

2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

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Explore two of Russia’s most important cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, on this 2-day private tour. Visit famous landmarks such as the Kazan Cathedral, Anichkov Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, and much more. Learn about the history of Russia as you explore the monuments and customize the itinerary based on your preferences with your private guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$277.00
per group
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US$277.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Russian Cathedrals of Moscow on Historic Walking Tour

Private Tour: Russian Cathedrals of Moscow on Historic Walking Tour

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Explore Moscow's cathedrals on a private, 3-hour walking tour to some of the city's most beautiful and significant sites, including Christ the Savior Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent, and Church of St. Clement. See architectural details like ceramic tiles as you learn about the history of these religious attractions, as well as the history of greater Russia, traditions, and culture. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own start time and customizing your itinerary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.00
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US$79.00
Taking safety measures

Moscow in one day or layover tour

Moscow in one day or layover tour

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First time in Moscow, layover or limited time for touring, join this comprehensive Moscow one-day tour to visit Red Square and the Kremlin and to see the top highlights of the city in a comfy car/ van. You will see Red Square with iconic St Basil's, Lenin's Tomb, GUM, the Kremlin - ancient fortress and the present day political heart, the WW2 Memorial flame and the change of the Kremlin guards in Alexander Garden, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, (maybe) the most wonderful metro in the world, picturesque Moskva River embankment, Sparrow hills and more. Learn about history and present day of Russia's capital. Your guide will plan this visit according to your taste and pace and give the most open candid information as you go.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$254.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$254.00
Price varies by group size

Moscow Diorama and River Sightseeing Cruise

Moscow Diorama and River Sightseeing Cruise

Admire the incredible sights of Moscow from the waters of the Moscow river, as you relax on a 2,5 hours long cruise that conveniently departs from one of the Stalin skyscrapers, which we will visit before the cruise. From the waters of the Moscow river you can main Moscow sights: - Red Square - Kremlin Wall and Towers including 3 famous Cathedrals - St. Basil Cathedral - Peter the Great statue (some funny story behind that monument) - Luzhniki - Sparrow Hills - Red October Chocolate factory - Christ the Savior Cathedral - Zaradye park with its fabulous floating bridge - House on Kotelnicheskaya embankment - Muzeon park - Moscow City financial district, full of skyscrapers - White House of Russia A profesional tour guide will explain you about all the sights on the way while you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. The cruise has also a high-praised restaurant on board, so you can have a full lunch or dinner at your own expense in a comfortable atmosphere of the river cruise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$99.80
Price varies by group size
From
US$99.80
Price varies by group size

Moscow private walking tour with St Basil's visit

Moscow private walking tour with St Basil's visit

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First time in Moscow? Discover the best of Russia's capital on a 3-hour insider walking tour with an expert guide. Admire the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral (visit included), which sits on Red Square below the ramparts of the Kremlin. Explore the Kremlin walled complex from outside as you walk along Alexander Garden. Stroll along the streets of neighboring Kitai Gorod which rivals Red Square in architectural beauty. And look at historical downtown from bird’s eye observation deck. You’ll see top attractions like GUM department store, the Bolshoi Theatre and neighbourhood gems like Nikolskaya and Christ the Saviour Cathedral. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$117.95
Price varies by group size
From
US$117.95
Price varies by group size

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What are Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelya) hours of operation?
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Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelya) hours of operation: Mondays 1pm-5pm; Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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