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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Badge of ExcellenceMoscow, Russia
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Moscow private sightseeing tour
  • Walk around Old Town, and learn about Russian culture and history
  • Visit Victory Park, Sparrow Hills, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Kitay-Gorod, and more
  • Private guide provides a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • All taxes
  • Private guide
  • Multiple start times available
  • Advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Meeting in hotel lobby
  • Iconic places for photo ops
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

Your guide can meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private walking tour with the use of the metro
  • Please indicate preferred start time in the comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to suit your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour.
  • Kremlin and Armory are closed on Thursdays
  • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Superb experience! Daria Liluashvili is the best guide!
Divya_S, Aug 2021
The tour was superb! Our Guide was Daria Liluashvili. She was extremely caring & helpful. She answered our many questions & told us interesting anecdotes. We had a gorgeous Georgian Lunch together too! It was splendid to see the spectacular city with its many treasures & everything was well explained! We tasted some Russian Chocolates too! Thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Thank you, Daria, for making my walking tour in Moscow relaxing and enjoyable
Jelica_C, May 2021
My tour guide for this 8 hours trip was Ms. Daria. This is my first time to engage private tour guide, one on one, so I did not know what to expect. Daria was fantastic: very professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and with good sense for humor, so this 8 hours passed like few minutes. what I liked was that she announced a day before, and wanted to confirm her arrival. She was exactly on time, on the meeting point in my hotel's lobby. First she made introduction of our tour, how she sees the day, and the route. Her English was perfect, we talked about history and most of the attractions of Moscow. We talked a lot, she was answering all my questions, comparing past and the present period of the construction of the historical monument we were talking about. I really got very nice overview about Moscow, about the history.. and it was not boring at all... we had very good fun. Thank you, Daria, for making my walking tour in Moscow relaxing and enjoyable, despite I am not, usually, so keen on walking :) .
Great experience
Brigid_S, Mar 2020
Daria was wonderful. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many of the main cultural sights. And she introduced me to the wonders of the Moscow underground. I had no idea. I'm grateful she included it in our tour.
Wonderful tour of an amazing city
paulpR2329RI, Sep 2019
Vasily was an excellent tour guide, helpfully putting together a plan for the day based on my travel schedule and must see locations. He was full of interesting information about the many wonderful things to see in Moscow and helped make good use of time by waiting in line for venue tickets while I explored close by sites. I definitely recommend visiting Moscow and Vasily as your guide!
Very productive day
Rowena_L, Sep 2019
Our guide Marcia was excellent. We discussed what we want to see first thing in the morning and set out for our walk about.
Fantastic Whirlwind Moscow Tour
Glenn_C, Sep 2019
We booked this tour because we had a 13-hour layover at Sheremetyevo Airport, and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Katya, was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. When we met up, she listened to our preferences and built a customized tour based upon what we told her. She also gave us all kinds of extra advice and walked us through various things, such as where to store our bags during the tour, the timing of our return to the airport, and the best way to get back to the airport. She answered all of our questions and waited patiently while we did photography and took time to view the various sites. Our group was thrilled with our tour and felt like we were able to maximize our short time in this beautiful city thanks to Katya. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Moscow as a fine introduction to this amazing city!
A tour at your own pace
Amanda C, Aug 2019
Katya texted me to say what time and where she would meet us. Super nice person who made suggestions to where we should go and what she thought we would enjoy. It was a walking tour but I had to cheat at the end and get an Uber ! But overall well worth it. Thank you.
Adam_S, Aug 2019
Masha was perfectly helpful and was able to adapt well to our needs. She was quite informative but was able to have a few laughs with us also
Great tour of the city
ugaworldtraveler8, Jul 2019
My guide, Polina, did a great job of showing me the city of Moscow. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and seeing the architectural details of the city's subway system. Using the subway is difficult for westerners with the Cyrillic alphabet difficult to decipher. I felt I had a really unique experience and that the tour was worth what I paid.
Excellent tour
Jack F, Jun 2019
Luba, our guide was fantastic. She was very informative. She truly enriched our experience with her thorough and knowledgable explanation. Highly recommend her
Excellent Service by Vasily
Resort21051913187, Jun 2019
Very young boy - highly energetic and enthusiastic to cover maximum number of important places within the 8 hours of walking tour.
my tour of Moscow
Traveler26162446781, May 2019
That was a very good investment. Natalya, my guide, is very competent and kind. She speaks Italian well enough to interact with me and answer my questions. She made a nice plan for the day and I always had the possibility to adjust things as I wished. In a few hours it is possible to see most of central Moscow, the Kremlin, Red Square and the surroundings. I strongly recommend this tour to those who have little time and wish to see as much as possible.
Talking and Walking in Moscow
OwenV_J, Oct 2018
This was my 7th visit to Moscow, and probably my last one. I sought a private guide because a general group tour would have told me what I already knew. My guide turned out to be perfect. She listened to my goals. It also turned out that she had done research on me, even watching a You Tube recording of one my talks. Her background matched well with mine. She had studied and worked in journalism. An intern, who also had studied journalism, joined us. My guide concentrated on showing me things that had changed in recent years. Several hours into the tour, we stopped for drinks, and spent almost all the rest of the time talking. Ultimately I appreciated the conversation the most. But I have no doubt that if we had focused on sights the guide would have done a superb job. I ended the tour after 7 hours because I was tired and it had gotten dark. The guide was concerned that I wasn't getting my money's worth by cutting off an hour. For me, the bottom line is that I had a great experience....The only challenge I faced is that I wasn't staying in a central hotel, so arranging a meeting place was difficult, especially because my mobile phone isn't equipped for international service.
Excellent Introduction to Moscow
LAVINIA_G, Oct 2018
Our guide, Lyia was amazing. It was our first day in Russia so she was able to provide us valuable information on everything about being in this country with a completely different alphabet and difficult language. But mostly provide us with the basics for getting around, understanding local customs, and tips on where to go - especially how to avoid long lines. We enjoyed our time with her very much! A+ experience.
Exceptional tour with an exceptional guide
jeffrey_w, Sep 2018
Liyu was a terrific resource, a bundle of energy, and good will. The day was a treasure. Book this tour if you want a comprehensive look at the major Moscow sites...
We did an 8 hour private tour with LENA...
Roger S, Aug 2018
We did an 8 hour private tour with LENA and it was the highlight of our trip to Russia on a Viking River Cruise. We took the metro and met Lena in central city. She spoke excellent English with no accent and was so knowledgeable. Wish we had spent all our touring days with her. She was very flexible and took us to a local restaurant for lunch where she continued to give us information and answer questions. She would have showed us even more but we needed to get to the ship since it was our last day. She took us to some amazing places we hadn't even heard of in any literature. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Amazing tour
Suhair H, Aug 2018
We had a great experience in Must Sees Private Tour in Moscow with our Tour guide Anastasia . She's very experienced and has lots of information + she helped us a lot on personal level . I recommend her as a tour guide and recommend the tour especially the amazing Moscow metro stations . They are pieces of art . It was in general , wonderful .
This tour was perfect for exploring...
Tom_D, Jul 2018
This tour was perfect for exploring the city and understanding the history, culture and architecture of Moscow. Luba was so engaging, knowledgeable and friendly. She also spoke perfect English and provided excellent insight about the local must-see sights. She made sure I saw it all in a day. Wear comfortable shoes as you will see much along the way!
Disgusting! From organization to guide! Do not ever book!
marina_s, Jul 2018
Company stopped replying. Did not confirm until I could tacted Viator 5 tines! Did not pick up the phone! At the end provided us with boring, uninteresting, lazy guide! Kids were bored, we were bored, we didn’t see anything! Total waste of money! No idea how they got high rating! Do not ever book! ! We had 8 adults and 10 kids who knew more then the guide!
I didn't know what to expect when I...
Anuradha_S, Mar 2018
I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for this tour. Tanya, our tour guide, spoke great English and had great passion for the city and its incredible history. She brought historical material to show us about the sights we saw so we got an appreciation of events past. She also took us to local spots, affordable stores where we purchased souvenirs, and cool lunch and snack places. Tanya covered all of the sights on foot and metro despite the snowy weather, so we really experienced the city the way the locals do it. What a fantastic find! I would definitely recommend to anyone who want to tour this amazing city in a short amount of time.


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