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

Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour

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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.
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Reviewed by Wietse


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

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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.

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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)


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!
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.
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!
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.

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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.
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Tour operated by: Moscow Free Tour