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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate

Kolomenskoe Estate

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.

Customer Reviews

julienne.stathis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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!

Eben F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Noah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

As a daily metro user at home, this was a great tour of beautiful stations and the history of soviet propaganda.

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

My husband and I had a great time on this tour. The guide was very good we would recommend this tour to anyone who is going to this lovely city.

croman USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This was awesome! Our guide was amazing and so knowledgeable.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great tour. Our Guide Natasha was punctual, friendly, well paced. Her history and English were excellent. Very enjoyable. Subway stops are amazing. Would highly recommend this tour.

Hermes A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

everything very good. very proffesional tour operators

Evelyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The meeting site was precise (address).
The guide was punctual, knowledgable, relaxed and thorough
As for the tour well organized and educational. We were given many opportunities for questions and pictures..
Most enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Graciela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We were very pleased with the tiur

Deborah B

4 star rating: Recommended October 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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