Moscow Iconic spots off-the-beaten path

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Start your Great Russian journey by discovering “Moscow’s Greatest Hits” from a local perspective! Enjoy the classic sites like Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral along with the spots only locals know. Learn about Russia’s emperor days, Soviet history, and Moscow nowadays.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Olga
Local

Originally I'm from Siberia ( Novosibirsk), I know what is cold and days in the train on practice! I live in Moscow for 15 years now, I'm a happy mother and wife, I'm a passionate tour guide who knows off-the-beaten paths of Moscow that you'll definately enjoy!

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Highlights

  • Get out of the guidebook and dive into the local life of Moscow, seeing the typical spots in a new way
  • Taste a cheburek and find out why the locals love them so much
  • Learn how Soviet times influenced Moscow, its people, and Russia in general
  • Retreat to a quiet secret spot away from the bustle of Moscow
  • See iconic sites like Pushkinskaya Square, Red Square, and St. Basil’s Cathedral

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Description

Your Moscow tour will start at Pushkinskaya Square, a main spot for locals to gather and meet. It is the epicentre of many of Moscow’s historical layers: here you’ll find a monument to Pushkin, the main figure of Russian literature and the big macho of his times; the avantgarde building of the former main soviet newspaper; and even the first McDonald’s in Russia.

From there, we’re going 100% authentic with a taste of local Russian fast food. We’ll visit a spot that’s popular for selling chebureks, deep-fried pastries filled with minced meat. (Don’t worry if you’re meat-averse — for vegetarians there are chebureks with potatoes and cheese.) Wash it down with a traditional Russian soft drink or tea, and find out why the locals love this place. This snack spot is rarely visited by tourists, so you’re getting the true taste of local life!

After our short snack stop, your Moscow tour will continue with a visit to the most unlikely of beautiful sites: a grocery store! Not just any grocery store, though — Eliseevsky is famous for luxurious, neo-baroque interiors.... From there, we’ll continue walking along Tverskaya Street, passing by some of Moscow’s main landmarks to Moscow's heart.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • chebureck (snack)
  • drink
  • additional food
  • additional drinks
  • souvenirs

Meeting point

By the Pushkin Monument on Pushkinskaya Square (Pushkinskaya Square, Москва, Россия)

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39 EUR
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