Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour - in Moscow - LikeALocal Guide

Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour

This is popular! 42 travellers have booked this experience.

31 EUR

"They used to have palaces for kings, we are going to build palaces for the people!" declared one of the main architects of the Soviet subway. See why it’s considered one of the most beautiful metro systems in the world on a fascinating tour of its finest stations.

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Nick was a great guide. He provided lots of information. The Metro itself is absolutely stunning! The microphone the guide uses is very convenient because the trains are very loud.
Read more
Reviewed by Wietse


  • Visit five stunning metro stations
  • Enjoy unique underground Soviet art
  • Hear the fascinating stories behind each station

Check availability of the tour:


How many babies have been born on the Moscow Metro? Where exactly is the hidden Metro 2? How deep is the Moscow Metro? And where did Stalin give his speech in November 1941? Join us to find out all of this and more!

The Moscow Metro Tour will take you underground to see five stunning stations:

Komsomolskaya – which features mosaics depicting glorious Russian victories.

Revolution Square – where you’ll see magnificent bronze statues of Soviet people.

Novoslobodskaya – featuring gorgeous stained-glass artworks.

Mayakovskaya – which boasts 34 stunning ceiling mosaics.

Kurskaya – the home of the WWII Hall of Fame.

Throughout the tour, your guide will share captivating tales, funny stories, urban legends, and intriguing secrets.

Read more

What’s included & not included

  • Experienced guide
  • Metro tickets

Meeting point

The square in front of the Kremlin’s Kutafiya Tower (it looks like a crown). Your guide will be waiting next to the big arch and will be holding a red umbrella. (The metro station Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (red line) or Alexandrovsky Sad (light-blue line). Use any exit.)

Reviews from travellers (11)


Must do!
Nick was a great guide. He provided lots of information. The Metro itself is absolutely stunning! The microphone the guide uses is very convenient because the trains are very loud.
Not your typical metro stations at all
Truly enjoyed our tour with Nick on Sunday, June 24th seeing the best of the best of the metro stations. We had a great group, small and interactive, and everyone very friendly. Nick has a knack for language and has done an excellent job perfecting his English and Spanish (along with other languages) and his work has paid off as he is extremely easy and fun to interact with. Above all he is very interesting to listen to and was able to speak to us while we took pictures (which everyone appreciated). For certain stations he used pictures to show before and after as well as explaining what was going on at the time they were built and other cultural influences. Great job and tips are a great way to show your appreciation. We have booked many walking tours before through travel books and city websites but this is the first through TripAdvisor and I have to say I was very pleased with the tour and the company. Great job! I had to pick one category but this is perfect for many including individuals, families, company field trips, history buffs, travel enthusiasts, etc, etc, etc.
A must do tour when in Moscow
This tour is a great tour to do of what is undoubtedly the most beautiful metro system in Europe. The tour showcasing the best stations is well planned. Our tour guide Elena was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and funny. she made the tour a pleasure. I highly recommend this tour when in Moscow

This operator has 18 reviews for other tours


Very informative
The tour was both informative and engaging. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us everything we wanted to know. Strongly recommended if you want to know more about the history of communism in Russia.
Lovely Day!
This tour is a great thing to do when you want to see something a little different. It was a lovely day.
I loved this tour!
Our guide Marina was extremely personable and was able to share some interesting anecdotes about living in soviet russia. The tour was very informative and wasn't too taxing, the walking helped us stay warm in sub-zero Moscow. One of the most fascinating stories was how the government modernised the city centre in the 30s without destroying any buildings - they cut their foundations and moved whole buildings on rails, with the people still inside, to allow the creation of the wide boulevards and roads in the city today. If you're curious about early soviet history, I'd definitely recommend this tour.
Book from 
31 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Moscow Free Tour