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.