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2 Day Private Moscow Tour with Local Guide

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Day 1: Moscow Must See

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
The main and the most beautiful square of the country.

The iconic sight, as famous as Eiffel tower or Berlin wall.

Not really red...but more about it on the tour:)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
The most famous and one of the oldest shopping malls of Russia.

Built in the 19th century with unprecedented technologies and engineering complexity.

Let's take a look at these wonder one of the constructors of which was the great architect - Shukhov.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
A candy-cake-ice-cream-fairytale looking cathedral built in the middle of Moscow by the order one of the most controversial figures of Russian history - Ivan IV the Terrible (!) (during his lifetime more known as "the Great").

Let's talk about his legacy and crazy mind.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Park Zaryadye, Varvarka, 6/1, Moscow 109012 Russia
The high-end park by famous architectural bureau Diller Scofidio + Renfro (also known for the High Line park in New York).

It is build on the place where people started to settle as early as in 12th century, but most of the heritage was destroyed on the sight by order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin for the sake of making another one of his crazy projects....
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia
One of the oldest districts of Moscow, half-survived half-destroyed during Soviet period of Russian history.

It's filled with churches, monasteries, universities and now also cafes, bars, ministries, shopping areas, theaters.

There are located: one of the oldest monasteries of Moscow, the building of the first stock market in Russia, sone of the best restaurants of Moscow city center.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Nikolskaya Street, Nikol'skaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia
One of the most popular pedestrian streets of Moscow city-center now filled with souvenir shops and cafes, but back in the 16-17 centuries being the educational center of Moscow.

It stretches from the Red Square to the ex-KGB building...
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Central Children's Store, Teatralny dr., 5/1 Metro Lubyanka, Moscow 109012 Russia
The biggest children's shopping mall in Russia.

A dream for a kid.

Located on the same square with the ex-KGB building.

On the roof of the Central Children's store is one of the best secret viewpoints of Moscow city center.

We will see from it famous Stalin's Seven Sisters complex, Polytechnic museum, State Duma (parliament), Metropol hotel with beautiful mosaics, St. Basils cathedral, Christ the Saviour cathedral and much more.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia
One of the best opera and ballet theaters of the world!

Initially a private enterprise of one of the richest people of 18 century Moscow it went through 5 major restorations, through being a meeting hall for soviet union authorities, through WWII, through collapse of USSR back to being of the most desired performance venues in the world both for the dancers, singers and for the visitors and listeners.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stoleshnikov Lane, Moscow Russia
The most expensive street in Russia.

The 12th most expensive street in the world.

One of the most beautiful streets of Moscow.

Stretching from the big shopping district to the Moscow Government office on one of the oldest streets of Moscow - Tverskaya, by which we will continue,
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia
One of the oldest and widest streets of Moscow.

If you start at the beginning of the street in front of the Kremlin and drive straight for around 10 hours you will reach Saint-Petersburg.

It has also great heritage in terms of architecture - 18-19 century houses mixed with huge soviet blocks of marble and granite.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Moscow Off the Beaten Path

Stop At: Russian State Library, Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow 119019 Russia
The biggest library in Russia.

The 5th biggest library in the world.

With oldest books from 6th century.

The main building of library was finished 1920s in the Soviet monumental style - decorated with images of industrial workers and farmers on the roof and bronze bas reliefs of writers and scientists on the walls of the library.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia
The main cathedral of orthodox christianity in Russia with crazy history of construction, destruction and reconstruction.

Initially finished in 1830s as a commemoration to the people, who died during the war with Napoleon it was destroyed a century later by the soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for the sake of constructing one of his craziest projects - Palace of Soviets. The project was never realized.

In the 1990s the decision was made to reconstruct the cathedral back after for some time the place has been a swimming pool, but more about it on the tour:)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Red October, Povarskaya st., 29/36, Moscow Russia
Ex-Chocolate factory which recently was transformed into one of the most prestigious hipster districts of Moscow.

Filled with clubs, galleries, architectural bureaus, design offices, bars, restaurants and some of the best universities of Russia in architecture and urbanism.

Just nearby is going on the construction of the biggest museum of contemporary art in Russia.

Across the river from one side is the biggest cathedral of orthodox christianity.

From the other - a park with sculptures of Lenin, Stalin, Karl Marx and the huge Soviet building which has became the main museum of XX century Russian art in the world.

Oh, Moscow, you never stop to surprise! :)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muzeon Art Park, Krymskiy Val, 2, Moscow 119049 Russia
A part of the famous Gorky park (there is a film with such a name, rock-band Scorpions also mentions it in of their most famous songs - Wind of Change).

The park is also filled with sculptures of Russian artists, writers and scientists. A part of the park is dedicated to Soviet sculptures where you can see sculptures of Lenin, Brezhnev, Dzerjinsky and also a unique full body statue of Stalin - the only one survived in Moscow.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia
Probably the most beautiful metro in the world.

With lots of stations decorated with frescoes, mosaics, stained glass, sculptures and crazy architecture sometimes more than 100 meters below ground level.

The busiest metro in Europe and also one of the fastest growing metro systems in the world (in 2018 there were opened 17 new stations and more than 33 km of metro lines - it's more than the whole of Europe together).

We will see top 10 metro stations mainly built between 1930s and 1950s.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223 Russia
The crazy soviet project of enormous scale.

More than 200 pavilions in different architecture styles were constructed between 1920s and 1950s to show agricultural and industrial achivements of Soviet Union.

We will pass and see some of the most interesting ones (such as the pavilion of Cosmos (Space), Atomic Energy, Education, Culture, Ukraine, Belorussia etc.)
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Any centrally located hotel.
IMPORTANT: Please, write us the name of your hotel, during the booking or after in messages or through e-mail:)
2 days
  • Metro tickets
  • Fun and Professional Local guide
  • Expert advice on what to do and to see after the tour
  • All taxes
  • Private tour
  • Customized itinerary
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby
  • Multiple start times available
  • Flexibility during the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoots
  • Gratuities
  • Food&Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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On the first day everything was closed because of the new tear but Katya was insightful and managed to show us everything and rearrang the schedule accordingly. Second day the other Katya wasn’t as knowledge but she was good and patient specially during the flea market..
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Response from Cath785, Owner at 2 Day Private Moscow Tour with Local Guide
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Haleemah! Thank you for your review:) We are glad that you’ve liked the tour. We have already started talking with the second Katya about what could have been the problem on the second day. We always thought of her as of one of the most knowledgeable guides, so your review is a surprise for us:) We won’t leave it unnoticed as our priority is to make every tour exceptionally good — not less. I am glad, that you have liked Moscow and hope you are returning back;) Nikita & team
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Best guides ever. Very knowledgeable and patient with our group of 6. Helped me organize my Itinerary to get the most of my stay in Moscow. We had Katya one day and then following Nikita. They were able to answer all of our questions from history, science to foods and shopping!
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I can’t imagine a better introduction to Moscow and it’s surrounds than to have a guide such as Katya explain all of the sites as you walk around this vibrant city. The amazing and compelling mix of the old and the new was illustrated to us with insight, knowledge and humour
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Katya made our trip to Moscow. We were there actually only for an extended week-end. She met us for 2 days of 5 hours each tour. The first day she showed us the "usual sights" - Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basal's etc and we had the BEST lunch, wish I could remember the name of
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Moscow is a beautiful city and we had a great opportunity to appreciate this with the help of our guides Katya and Luba. Both of them were very well versed with the historical significance of the sites. Katya kept us on comfortable first day schedule. We had in fact a 3 day tour
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