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Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate

Moskva, Russia
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


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.
  • Half-day tour of Moscow’s metro stations plus Kolomenskoye Estate
  • Admire the stunning architectural interiors of one of the world’s largest rapid transit systems
  • Learn about Moscow's history during Stalin's regime and the Soviet era
  • Guided walking tour through the Kolomenskoye Estate includes the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Church of the Ascension, the house of Peter the Great and the Colonel's Chamber Museum
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures personal attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Theatre Square, 1, Theatre Square, 1, Moskva, Russia, 125009

    At the Main Entrance to the Bolshoy theatre.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Meet your local guide near Red Square, and start your tour with a walk through a stretch of the Moscow metro: a vast subway system with more than 180 underground stations. Offering a glimpse into Russian history and politics, the stations reflect the eras in which they were built. 

Compare the opulence of Slavyansky Bulvar and Kievskaya stations with Volzhskaya, a sparsely furnished station built after Moscow’s glory days. As you pass beneath magnificent stucco ceilings, learn about the prominent architects and painters, such as Alexey Dushkin and Aleksandr Deyneka, who helped to create the stations that you see today.

Ride the metro to Kolomenskoye Estate, and stretch your legs on a walking tour of the park. As you learn about Russia’s royal history and tsars from your guide, admire the Kolomenskoye sights that line the route; the UNESCO-listed Church of the Ascension, Colonel’s Chamber Museum and an 18th-century museum dedicated to Peter the Great are on your itinerary. 

When your walking tour ends, travel back to the Moscow start point with your guide.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Women must cover their head. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Operated by Capital Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Our guide was most excellent and...
TracyD_G, Jun 2018
Our guide was most excellent and exceptionally knowledgeable of the Kolomensoye Estate. This is a must see when in Moscow !
We were the only ones to sign up, in...
Kary B, Feb 2018
We were the only ones to sign up, in essence a private tour. Lenna not only gave us great historical information but lots of great insights into Russian people and culture through the ages. The metro stops have to be seen to believed truly spectacular! Kolmensoye was a bit chilly with fresh fallen snow, but very serene. All in all, a really great day!
This tour was by far the highlight...
IoanaMonica_M, Jan 2018
This tour was by far the highlight of my trip to Moscow. The guide we had was incredible and thorough and the experience from beginning to the end was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour! One cannot leave Moscow without seeing the subway stations! They are nothing short of magnificent!
Very much enjoyed the tour. The...
Kathy C, Nov 2017
Very much enjoyed the tour. The Moscow Metro stations are true works of art and the Kolomensoye Estate was amazing! I skipped an organized tour with my group in order to take this tour. Lovely guide -- a great day out!
The tour was fabulous. All my...
Ann L, Aug 2017
The tour was fabulous. All my expectations were met and we were thrilled with the Viator Experience.
We had a very knowledgeable guide...
Hui Jun H, Jul 2017
We had a very knowledgeable guide who was keen to help us make the most of it. The Metro tour was lovely as was Kolomenskoye Estate, however I wish we had the chance to visit the Church of the Ascension as well, which was the most unique building in the large park. If it had been on the tour agenda, I would definitely give this trip 5 stars! Still enjoyed it immensely!
Excellent private tour! We lucked...
Julienne_S, Aug 2016
Excellent private tour! We lucked out. It was nice to get off the tourist track and head out to Kolomensoye Estate. Our guide was amazing and very generous with her time too!
This tour was excellent and exceeded...
Eben F, Jul 2016
This tour was excellent and exceeded our expectations in terms of the amount of remarkable things we saw and the attention and knowledge of our guide and there were only two of us on the tour. The Metro stations have a very impressive array of art museum quality and the history and stories the art tells need a guide to totally appreciate. Each station has different art and the stations are clean with no graffiti. We then walked about 20 minutes to the Kolmensoye Estate which is on a hillside with great views into downtown Moscow. At the end of the tour, our guide stayed with us on the Metro to the station closest to our hotel. Such service.
As a daily metro user at home, this...
Noah B, Dec 2015
As a daily metro user at home, this was a great tour of beautiful stations and the history of soviet propaganda.
Great tour guide. Weather was rainy...
Deborah B, Oct 2015
Great tour guide. Weather was rainy so we did the metro first. Loved seeing the great Soviet architecture. She even taught us how to buy tickets and use the system which made the rest of our trip so much better! When we finished that portion of the tour, the weather had cleared so we had a great afternoon in Kolomensoye Park. The tour was well,paced and guide was wonderful. It was just the guide and ourselves so we were able to linger where we wanted to.


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