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Check off the Major Moscow Sights Private Tour

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Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia

Make your own way to Bolshoi Theatre — a theatre as famous for scandal as it is ballet and opera — in central Moscow to meet your guide, and then set off on your 3.5-hour walking tour. As you walk, listen to your guide share stories of Moscow’s history, architecture, culture and politics.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yury Dolgoruky Monument, Tverskaya Ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Stop by a grand monument that is dedicated to Yuri Dolgoruky, the founder of Moscow, and then stroll through the capital’s streets and winding, centuries-old lanes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moscow State Duma, Revolutsii Sq., 2/3 Metro Okhotny riad, Moscow 109012 Russia

Pause outside State Duma and hear how it was erected in the 1930s for Gosplan (Soviet State Planning Committee), but it is now the seat of the Russian parliament.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red Square, Krasnaya Ploshchad, Moscow 109012 Russia

Wander through Red Square and hear of the protests that have taken place there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia

Pose for photos by the famous candy-coloured domes of St Basil’s Cathedral.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: State Historical Museum, Red Square, 1, Moscow 125009 Russia

Marvel at the brilliant red State Historical Museum, where Stone Age-era artefacts are housed.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Seven Sisters, Moscow Russia

As you meander through the streets, keep on the lookout for the spires and golden domes of orthodox churches and the towering skyscrapers that are known as Stalin’s Seven Sisters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Red Square, Moscow 103073 Russia

Then, be amazed as you approach the statuesque Kremlin. Nowadays, it is the residence of the Russian president, but it dates back to the 15th century when it was constructed as a castle for the Russian Tsars. Learn of the centuries of bloodshed and corruption before heading over the Moskva River.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia

On the other side of the river, take a moment to marvel at the Kremlin from afar and then follow your guide to Christ the Savior Cathedral, Russia’s largest church, to learn about its fascinating legends and political protests.
Next, take a well-earned rest in a local Russian cafe (own expense). As you sip on a steaming cup of tea or coffee and nibble on a traditional handmade snack, talk with your guide about the landmarks you have just seen, or ask for some local, insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Moscow.

After 3.5 hours, your tour concludes in the city centre, just a stone’s throw from the original start point.

Duration: 1 hour
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