Visit Moscow with famous Red Square, Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral and many hidden local gems.
Join ExploRussia Moscow Tour! Get to know vivid and powerful capital of Russia. Moscow has everything you can and cannot imagine. Visit Moscow to see Orthodox churches of 16th century and skyscrapers of the 21th. Learn about the history of Russia with our local guides. See the development of Moscow and be impressed by the beauty of the modern Moscow both in summer and in winter.
During the Moscow Tour, we want you to see the impressive must-see’s of the city, such as Kremlin, Red Square, Stalin’s skyscrapers, VDNKh park. Also go off-the-beaten-track, knowing the life in the big city from the local’s perspective. Our professional local guides are happy to share their stories on how people live, what do they think of Russia’s future, what their dreams and perspectives are. Enrich your Moscow visit with your own unforgettable experience. Make your own view about Russian people and the Russian soul.
Find yourself in the Moscow Underground Castle – Moscow Metro which is the most convenient way of public transport in Moscow. Visit Moscow Restaurants to know what is your favorite Russian dish. Borscht, Beef Stroganoff or maybe Pelmeni or Russian pancakes.
Moscow Tour Highlights:
- Get to know Moscow’s main tourist attractions, including Red Square, Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, St Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store and The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Go off the beaten track in Moscow. Visit Gorky Park, the city’s most vibrant park and entertainment complex.
- Explore Soviet Russia and visit Moscow architecture highlights of that period.
- Visit the world-famous Tretyakov Art Gallery. Learn more about Russian art, and join an outstanding ballet performance in one of Russia’s top theaters.
- Visit Garage the museum of contemporary art to see how modern Russia looks and feels like.
- Discover traditional Russian cuisine and try out some typical Russian dishes.
Moscow Tour Plan:
Day 1: Welcome
Arrive in Moscow and meet your ExploRussia guide. Go to the hotel and check-in. Depending on your arrival time and your personal interests, we can take you for a walking tour around the city center to discover Moscow by night and get to know some facts about Russia, a bar crawl, or a folk show (optional activities).
Day 2: Introduction to Moscow
Begin your Moscow tour with its most important tourist attraction and the center of Russian power and politics – the Kremlin. The Kremlin is a famous historic fortified complex located in the heart of Moscow the capital of Russia. Once home to grand dukes and tsars, it is now the President’s official residence. Visit the impressive Armory Chamber and the Cathedrals within its imposing walls. The Armory hosts ancient state regalia, the tsar’s ceremonial vestments, and coronation robe, and the world’s largest collection of Russian-made gold and silver ceremonial arms.
For lunch try traditional Russian cuisine with a Soviet touch, a great beginning for local cuisine discovery. In the afternoon, go on an interactive walking tour around the city center. Our walking tour will get you around the main must-sees of the city but keep you away from the huge tourist crowds. Enjoy Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store, Lenin’s mausoleum and the State Historical Museum. Afterwards, walk along Tverskaya street, pass by secret yards, invisible from the main street, and visit a hidden church which escaped being spoilt during Soviet times purely by virtue of its concealed location. Learn fascinating stories and legends about the capital of Russia and the city center.
Day 3: Back to The USSR Tour in Moscow
Today we invite you for a tour called “Back to the USSR”. Go back in Soviet Russia and see Moscow from a Soviet perspective! Visit the most spectacular examples of Soviet architecture. First go to Sparrow Hills, which is the best observation point from which to look out over Moscow. Walk a bit further to see the enormous and breathtaking Moscow State University, one of Stalin’s skyscrapers (one of his so-called ‘Seven Sisters’). Continue the tour by visiting Victory Park (Poklonnaya Hill), a great place with a spectacular monument to the heroes of what Russians call the ‘Great Patriotic War’ (known to the rest of the world as World War II).
Afterwards visit VDNKh. Built in Soviet times as the “All-Russian Exhibition Center”, it is now a huge park and entertainment area, where locals spend their afternoons and weekends. VDNKh is packed with beautiful and monumental Soviet-era buildings and fountains. The “Friendship of Nations” Fountain is one of the most famous ones. VDNKh hosts also a Space Pavilion and just outside the main entrance, you can see Monument to the Conquerors of Space, with the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics located in its basement.
Finish this intense day with a perfect ending – a ballet performance on one of the best stages of Moscow – the Bolshoy Theatre, Kremlin Palace or Stanislavsky and Nemirovicha-Danchenko Theatre. (optional activity).
Day 4: Moscow Art & Lifestyle
Start your day by visiting the Tretyakov Art Gallery. The Tretyakov, established at the end of the 19th century, is the foremost repository of Russian fine art in the world. Its founder, Mr Tretyakov, was a collector of Russian artists’ masterpieces. Currently, it preserves the works of legendary world-famous Russian artists. Explore its unique collection of Russian art, which includes over 130,000 exhibits!
In the afternoon get to know the modern side of Moscow the capital of Russia by visiting Gorky Park and the Museon Art Park. Gorky Park is a modern and eco-friendly recreational area, completely redesigned and renovated in 2011. Thanks to the many restaurants, cafes, open-air cinema and sport and cultural attractions located on its territory Gorky Park has become one of the most popular meeting spots in Moscow. It is definitely the perfect place to observe the lifestyle of Muscovites and join them in their free time.
Walk along the bank of Moscow River and visit Museon, an open-air park-museum, which holds a unique collection of 700 sculptures. Most of them are outstanding monuments from the Soviet era. In the evening visit Garage – museum of contemporary art. It is the new-wave museum in Moscow, where modern arts, technologies, and approach to organizing the museum come together. It is the must-visit not only for contemporary-art lovers but also for those who want to breathe in the new and modern Russia. The museum is always something new, as they do not have their own permanent exposition; so several times per year they form absolutely new exhibitions of modern artists from around the world.
Departurepick-up from the hotel in Moscow or airport
Departure Timewill be confirmed after the booking
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable clothing, shoes, hat, warm clothing depending on the season.
Includedaccommodation in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfastAirport Transfersentry fees in museumsPersonal GuidePrivate tours in cities
Not IncludedFood and BeveragesTrain stations transfersTrain tickets