• Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 104.85 View price calendar

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Enrich your military knowledge on a comprehensive 4-hour private tour of the Monino Central Air Force Museum from Moscow. With a knowledgeable private guide, admire more than 170 different aircrafts and capture photographs beside the colossal Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century. Gain fascinating insight into Russia’s rich military history and listen to information surrounding the aircrafts and spy equipment used in the Cold War. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 


  • Private day trip to the Central Air Force Museum in Monino
  • See more than 170 different aircrafts, including helicopters and airplanes
  • Stop for photos in front of Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century
  • Hear about the aircrafts that were used in the Cold War and see spy equipment too
  • Many Russian museums don’t allow photos to be taken inside but your entrance ticket has a special ‘photo permission'

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Monino Central Air Force Museum Tour from Moscow

Monino Air Forces Museum Day Tour

Greet your private guide at your Moscow hotel and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for Monino, home to the impressive Central Air Force Museum. Receive an interesting introduction to one of the world’s largest aircraft museum as you arrive at the cultural center. 

Head straight inside and begin exploring with your English-speaking guide; capture photographs thanks to your special photo permission ticket and marvel at captivating collections of vintage air planes and helicopters. 

Feel mesmerized in the museum section dedicated to the aircrafts of the Cold War; see Ilya Muromets, the largest aircraft of the 20th century, and hear fascinating facts about the spying equipment used to defeat rival armies. 

After your tour, spend some leisurely free time inside the establishment to explore at your own pace. Watch interesting films about the planes (with English subtitles) and bid your private guide farewell after hotel drop-off in Moscow.  

Customer Reviews

Mark S

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

Difficult to review. If you are like me, someone who is interested in Russian aviation, this tour is highly informative, in a truly non- westernised manner. Clearly if aviation isn't your thing, it's a very expensive day trip. With regards to the running of the tour; on the positive side it is truly private, just you, a somewhat fluent translator and the driver. The car to the Monino was a very luxurious Mercedes. However, there were also negatives. to start, they didn't turn up on the designated day, providing no reasoning just arriving the next day. Also, it must be pointed out that Russian driving standards are shocking, amplified in our case by the fact the driver got lost, driving us to some rather interesting communist housing blocks.in addition, when you arrive at the facility, don't expect any amenities, other than a small vending machine and a toilet. Despite the drawbacks, if you are a fan of aviation, the aircraft here are unrivaled, with great examples of TU 144 and TU 95. Overall making it well worth the money.

Chokchai U

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2015

The tour was Not impress!

Paul W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

OK....the experience of the museum itself was a once in a lifetime pleasure, despite the cold and SNOW in October. HOWEVER...here are the things that are complete lies. 1 The tour absolutely did NOT have a translator or a former military pilot, as promised in the literature. It was led by a blonde woman from a tour company that knew nothing about the planes, drove us there, stood in the cold and drove us back. 2 The vehicle was her privately owned SUV, which was far far from As you travel in the comfort of your luxury minibus, your driver will talk to you about your destination of the day: Let me say, she was very polite and nice, and talked with us about where she had been and traveled. 3 We paid for the tour in February of 2015, so Viatour has had our money for 7 months. Upon calling the contact number in Moscow,- as required to finalize pickup location, etc- we were informed that the tour price had DOUBLED. I called Viatour and they told me that the issue had been resolved with the tour company in Moscow.... however we still ended up having to pay another 10,500 rubles 175 when we arrived. A complete ripoff. 4 Viatour sends you vouchers, or tickets to present for the tour. These are completely useless...nobody cares if you have a voucher or not...they just want more money. So...based on this real time experience...I don't know how to rate the tour overall. As I said, - the planes and history are wonderful for any aviation enthusiast, but the tour as a whole was a complete lie and ripoff. I will be sure to post this perspective on any blog that pertains to Viatour and the misinformation it presented. I am thoroughly disgusted with the complete lack of true organization and control of the tour that Viatour has,-and promises.

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