Moscow Up Close and Personal
Give the tour buses a wide berth and experience the contradictions of modern Moscow from the ground level with a local insider. From lavish ultra-luxury hotels, to stark Soviet-era buildings, and those distrinct gold-domed Orthodox churches, Moscow is mindblowing.
* Dicover the famous Moscow landmarks from a local perspective.
* Explore Moscow's famous avenues as well as the off the beaten path lanes.
* Admire Moscow's legendary architecture and learn about the diverse mix of buildings.
* Soak up the very best views over the Moskva River.
* Sample authentic Russian food and drink at a local café.
We start this Moscow tour with the monument dedicated to the founder of Moscow — Yuri Dolgoruky. Stroll along the central streets and charming lanes, some of which are several hundred years old, lined with famous Moscow mansions, theatres, and restaurants. This introduction to Moscow is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the city, and your local guide will be filling you in on all the history of this area.
Explore State Duma (Russian parliament), the Bolshoi Theatre, the Red Square, the Kremlin, the world-famous Metropol hotel, and so much more. As you tour Moscow, you'll be able to spot some of the most famous landmarks, including the spires of orthodox churches crowned with their signature golden domes, which boldly rise up between the Soviet-era buildings, known as Stalin's Sisters Houses. If you're an architecture addict, there could not be a more perfect city to tour than Moscow! Here you'll find some of the most ornate and beautiful buildings on earth, next to the most imposing, and it's this juxtaposition that really enriches the spirit of Moscow. With the help of your local guide, this Moscow city tour will not only give you a chance to see examples of all of this, you'll learn the history and local secrets behind these buildings, too.
Take a walk over the Moskva River and find yourself at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, one of the largest in the world. Finally, finish this local Moscow tour with a cup of tea or coffee and an authentic handmade snack in a local Russian-style café. Here your guide will be able to give you more tips on things to do in Moscow, or give you directions back to your accommodation.
Inclusions: English Speaking Guide, Tea/coffee, Snack
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for local guide.
Duration:3 — 3.5 hours
Pickup Time: 10.00 AM
Regular ticket: 2295 RUB per person
The fountain at the Bolshoi Theater. The closest metro station is Okhotny Ryad.
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