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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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  • 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)


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


Highly recommended
A very interesting tour of Moscow's different periods of time, starting from the transition from Tsarist rule to the Soviet regime and until the present days of capitalism. The tour emphasizes the contrasts, sometimes absurd, of the use of certain areas and buildings in central Moscow, throughout different times. What makes the tour particularly fascinating was the passion of our sharp and delightful guide, Irina, to her hometown and her sharing of her and her family's personal experiences in the extreme changing realities of life in Moscow. The tour is highly recommended for anyone visiting Moscow!
Incredible and insightful
Although there was confusion originally with the tour’s starting time, it turned out to be incredible. It ran slightly over the time allotted however this was of no bother or concern for the group who felt incredibly included and valued. It covered many interesting aspects of Moscow and I would highly reccomend it to anyone else.
A great way to learn a lot about this amazing city
We loved this tour. We enjoyed being told about the recent history of Moscow by a local guide. Elena described events in the communist history very well, and her description of these events was made even more interesting with the anecdotes she told about specific people's experiences. She took us to places that we simply could not have found on our own without doing a lot of research. We not only learned a lot but it helped us to become familiar with the city centre and so I think it’s a great tour to do early on in your visit.
Superb Tour
The Moscow Car Tour is definitely a good tour if you are a first time visitor to Moscow. The guide was very friendly, professional, and flexible at the same time. It provides a good overview of some of the most important city highlights, including the Kremlin and Red Square. I would highly recommend this to first time visitors to Moscow.
Alexander Kovalenko was a perfect guide
We had a very interesting tour with Alexander. He was very knowledgeable and at the same time open to answer many other questions we had. Great guide, great tour!
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Tour operated by: Moscow Free Tour