Avangard Architecture and Old Believers Village Private Car and Walk 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
23500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Private
7 h.
Group size up to 3 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English
• Enjoy a private, very personal walking Moscow tour with guide who are round-the-world travellers and huge Moscow Architecture Fun. • You will see Moscow through the eyes of the Locals your guide will show you his own Moscow. • This is a tour 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 10 to 15 km, so plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear nice walking shoes.
This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
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!
Lee
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia were very warm and accommodating guides. They gathered information and thoughtfully crafted our tour to our interests. My only suggestion is that the restaurant choice for lunch did not have much ambience or food that would please most western tourists. I'd recommend going up a level or two in restaurant quality. However, it was for locals which we appreciated.we did love the monastery, though! We wish all the best to Julia and Anton! Marilyn and Asia Hunt
Cblignau
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia was the perfect hosts and made the day most enjoyable. They were entertaining and knowledgeable about the places we visited and took us to a little village to meet locals and view the summer houses. Julia is a beautiful lady that makes you feel at home and takes beautiful photos of the day and the experience. We highly recommend going on a trip with them!!
Erikreed
over 3 years ago
Good way to explore an other part of Moskow, a part you normally do not meet if you follow just the highlights by travel guide books. Good guide Anton
Tanja N.
over 3 years ago
Nice to discover the other side of Moscow, not the known places. Informative and very interesting! Definitely worth to do! Thanks Anton!
Marieth
over 3 years ago
Very interesting to learn about the "other side" of Moskou with a local guide.

• Meet your guide at a lobby of your hotel and then set off on your full day Moscow car & walk tour, exploring the best of ancient and contemporary Moscow faces
• On our tour we will visit Central Avant-garde architecture district, learn about 1920s architecture, Le Courbusier buildings and Stalin imperial style architecture.
• Then we continue to the Old Believers village, will visit a local cemetery, orthodox Sunday service and will try traditional old believers food at a local non-profit eatery.
Then we ride to Krutitskoye podvorye, an important and very picturesque temple, full of ancient history
• And then we continue to Shabolovka district, where we will learn about 1920s Soviet avant-garde experiment, will visit avant-garde crematory and dormitories, will take a look at avant-garde residential buildings, will have some pit-stop for tea and pastries and will finish our tour near a magnificent Shukhov tower. After our tour program end your guide will drive you back to your hotel
• As you walk your guide will point out examples of Soviet Avant-garde Soviet Stalin and classic Russian architecture. You will learn the history of those places, Soviet experiment, Orthodox denominations and more.
• Discover a little history, architecture, Orthodox food traditions and many more.
• 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.

23500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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Description Prices What’s included Schedule Highlights Meeting point Photos Reviews
Price
Avangard Architecture and Old Believers Village Private Car and Walk Tour
Offer for 1 person
с March, 30
23500 ₽
per group
Offer for 2 persons
с April, 24
24000 ₽
per group
Offer for 3 persons
с March, 30
26000 ₽
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
• Transportation in a business class car
• Lunch at the church eatery with, healthy food
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Bottled water
• Moscow Vintage Avant-garde postcard
• Local guide

What is not included

• Gratuities (appreciated!)
• Food and drinks, unless specified

Activity schedule

Sun 8:00-16:00

What places will you see

• Central Avant-garde architecture district
• Le Courbusier buildings and Stalin imperial style architecture
• Old Believers village, local cemetery
• lunch at local non-profit eatery
• Krutitskoye podvorye
• Shabolovka district
• avant-garde crematory and dormitories
• famous Shukhov tower

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 18 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Pickup from your hotel (inside MKAD)

How long your tour will be
7 h.
Photos
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
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...
Cblignau
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia was the perfect hosts and made the day most enjoyable. They were entertaining and knowledgeable about the places we visited and took us to a little village to meet locals and view the summer houses. Julia is a beautiful lady that makes you feel at home and takes beautiful photos of the day and the experience. We highly recommend going on a trip with them!!
Lee
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia were very warm and accommodating guides. They gathered information and thoughtfully crafted our tour to our interests. My only suggestion is that the restaurant choice for lunch did not have much ambience or food that would please most western tourists. I'd recommend going up a level or two in restaurant quality. However, it was for locals which we appreciated.we did love the monastery, though! We wish all the best to Julia and Anton! Marilyn and Asia Hunt
Tanja N.
over 3 years ago
Nice to discover the other side of Moscow, not the known places. Informative and very interesting! Definitely worth to do! Thanks Anton!
Marieth
over 3 years ago
Very interesting to learn about the "other side" of Moskou with a local guide.
Erikreed
over 3 years ago
Good way to explore an other part of Moskow, a part you normally do not meet if you follow just the highlights by travel guide books. Good guide Anton
23500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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