Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour

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"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


  • Komsomolskaya: mosaics depicting glorious Russian victories
  • Revolution Square: magnificent bronze statues of Soviet people
  • Novoslobodskaya: gorgeous stained-glass artworks
  • Mayakovskaya: stunning ceiling mosaics
  • Kurskaya: home to the WWII Hall of Fame


Visit the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow, built under the command of Stalin:

- Komsomolskaya, adorned with mosaics depicting glorious Russian victories
- Revolution Square, with its magnificent bronze statues of Soviet people
- Novoslobodskaya, lined with gorgeous stained-glass artworks
- Mayakovskaya, featuring 34 stunning ceiling mosaics
- The lobby of Kurskaya station, home to the WWII Hall of Fame

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

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!

What’s included & not included

  • Experienced guide
  • Metro tickets

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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.

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.
Moscow Metro Tour
The Moscow Metro Tour was a huge eye opener - so much to see. The tour was very well run considering that we were on the metro with thousands of other people. Nik, our guide was fun, friendly and shared the information with us in a great way. It is a must do!
Fascinating tour!
Our guide was great. Made the tour very enjoyable by walking us through several stunning metro stations. These are not just metro stations, these are living pieces of history. A perfect evening activity to get acquainted with the metro while getting to know a very important piece of Russia's history.
Wowed by the meaning and history everywhere
Metro stations in Moscow are not just for riding trains. They're full of history, legends, artwork, a museum in their own right.
Our guide was very knowledgable, was extremely well-prepared with the content of the tour and shared great stories and histories of all the places we went to.
Fully recommend a tour with them. Keep up the good work guys!
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
A "must" tour
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.
I so totally recommend
A fascinating experience, a great tour guide who was very interesting and knowledgeable and helpful. The Moscow Metro is amazing in a number of ways and this tour makes that clear. A great time.
Highly Recommended
Fantastic tour - saw some beautiful stations and got to be familiar with the metro.
I recently had the pleasure of a mini weekend break in Moscow covering the last weekend in September. I've always heard about the Moscow Metro and seen pictures on the web but wanted to experience it for myself. I booked this trip through trip advisor and headed off. I can honestly say that Elena (our tour guide) was fantastic. Very friendly, very knowledgeable, spoke great English, and just made the tour really enjoyable. The tour lasts 1.5 hours and covers 7 stunning stations.
I would honestly recommend this trip to anyone.
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  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Moscow Free Tour