WALK WITH LOCALS: Full Day Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Moscow!
My name is Anton and I hope to be your local Moscow tour guide.

I am a licensed English speaking guide in Moscow with the accreditation by the Moscow City Government. I am a member of the Europian Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (FEG) and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA). And I am the only certified Culinary Guide in Russia (certification by the World Food Travel Association).

As a certified guide I can be your official guide in the Moscow Kremlin, majority of Moscow museums and art galleries, such as the Armoury Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Tretyakov Gallery and many others.

I was born in Moscow (back in USSR times) and spent here my very best years. I am a real local, I love to walk around and discover my city since I was a teenager. I lived in different Moscow neighbourhoods and it enriched my knowledge and personal connection with this beautiful city.

I work with travellers since 2015 and have shown my city to hundreds of people from all continents. I'm an avid traveller myself and travelled to more than 50 countries.

My suggestion on having a good time in Moscow:
- Spend your first day on a walking tour to see Moscow Must-Sees: the Kremlin, Red Square and its surroundings and join my Private Food Tour (or we can visit a Russian art museum)
- Having a full day countryside trip to Golden Ring is mandatory!
- Want something different? Let's dive back to USSR: you can explore the Moscow metro, continue with Soviet Expo, called VDNKH, visit a Space Explorers museum and finish a day with a visit to the Cold War underground Bunker.

I offer a wide variety of tours in and around Moscow. I do walking, driving and combination walking/driving tours. My vehicle is a business class Nissan Fuga, 2006 model year. I'm passionate about the history, the traditions, the food, nature observation, Russian politics and the social dynamics. Russia is a complex country, that's true.

All my tours can be customised upon to your request - I have flexible itineraries.

Anton
4.6
Private tours, Food tours in Moscow
24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Private
7 h.
Group size up to 5 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English
* Explore Moscow from a different angle and uncover its hidden gems * Enjoy a private, very personal walking Moscow tour with a guide who is a round-the-world traveler, a former CEO of eCommerce startup and a huge Moscow Fun. * You will see Moscow through the eyes of the Locals. Your guide will show you his own Moscow. This is a walking tour with a difference, aimed to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Moscow hidden gems! Learn about architecture, food and modern history while discovering the city. * You will walk around 15 to 20 km, so plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear nice walking shoes.
Reviews by travellers
Anna.Apatova
We were so lucky to have Anton as our host in Moscow during the stay of our Austrian friends.He has made this tour really personal - full of secrets and hidden views, full of stories and incredible locations. The tour is delicately and attentively planned - there are several stops prepared in between the walking, while coffee and fresh bakery add special flair to this day! If you want to feel a bit more local in the city of strangers ask the local to guide you and you will find the other Planet inside the regular Moscow - it is nearly all empty, lid with sun, filled with love and history! the highlights you will never see with a regular sightseeing tour! History, culture, religion and love - a substance I have never received all at once before! Recommended with all my heart!

If you really want something special, if you really want to experience Moscow how locals do — this tour is definitely for you. Anton will share with you his own very personal view on Moscow and show you some hidden spots.

* Meet your guide by Belorusskaya metro near the fountain at the Belaya ploshad (White square) and then set off on your Epic 7-hour walking journey, exploring the grand avenues and smaller streets.
* As you walk your guide will point out examples of Soviet and classic Russian architecture. You will learn the history of this area, the stories about a Napoleon invasion, famous Russian writers, about Horse Races and many more.
Discover a little history, architecture, your guide very personal history lessons and many more.
* Enjoy cappuccino to-go Moscow styleI, exactly how locals do.
* And continue our walk towards Georgian Sloboda. You will learn about a modern sculpture school in Moscow, visit a Georgian Orthodox Church and find a magic portal to the Zoo and learn an important lesson of modern (and very brutal) history near Russian White House.
* Then you will relax in a nice cafe trying Georgian pastries (or Russian donuts) with some famous lemonade.
* Later we continue our walk to get to know a little bit about an important period of Constructivist architecture and will have a chance to visit a lobby of a famous Stalin skyscraper..
* After that you will have lunch time at a nice restaurant. After the rest a little bit we will continue to explore Moscow. We will take a stroll to Patriarch Ponds, the famous place and a very trendy neighbourhood. Wander through peaceful valleys around the Pond, learn the stories about this area, listen some poetry.
* After that we will visit the Hermitage garden and then will stroll some hidden streets and lanes. We end the walking tour in Pushkin Square.
* Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.

24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Book excursion
Description Prices What’s included Schedule Highlights Meeting point Photos Reviews
Price
Full Day Moscow Private Walking Tour WALK LIKE LOCALS
Offer for 1 person
с May, 31
24000 ₽
per group
Offer for 2 persons
с May, 30
24000 ₽
per group
Offer for 3 persons
с May, 30
24000 ₽
per group
Offer for group of 4-5 persons
с May, 30
24000 ₽
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

* Walking tour with a Local guide
* Drinking water
* Coffee to go (cappuccino or latte)
* Georgian pastries with lemonade
* Moscow Vintage Postcard
* Public transportation (if needed)

What is not included

* Hotel pickup and drop-off
* Lunch
* Gratuities (appreciated)

Activity schedule

DAILY 8:30am

What places will you see

* Leningrdasky avenue
* Belorussky train station
* Constructivist architecture
* Hidden courtyards
* Georgian Sloboda
* Tseretely famous sculptures
* Hidden Zoo portal
* Stalin Skyscrapers
* Georgian pastries
* White House and a brutal history behind* US Embassy
* Patriarkh Ponds and russian fairy tales
* Hermitage Garden, Pushkin Square

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Metro Belorusskaya, Circle line

How long your tour will be
7 h.
Photos
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Reviews by travellers
Anna.Apatova
over 2 years ago
We were so lucky to have Anton as our host in Moscow during the stay of our Austrian friends.He has made this tour really personal - full of secrets and hidden views, full of stories and incredible locations. The tour is delicately and attentively planned - there are several stops prepared in between the walking, while coffee and fresh bakery add special flair to this day! If you want to feel a bit more local in the city of strangers ask the local to guide you and you will find the other Pl...
24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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