Tour of Communist Moscow - in Moscow - LikeALocal Guide

Tour of Communist Moscow

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31 EUR

See the infamous KGB headquarters, Revolution Square, the last Karl Marx monument in Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the first McDonalds in the USSR on a fascinating tour of the city’s communist heritage.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
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.
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Reviewed by Sarah

Highlights

  • Pass the infamous KGB headquarters
  • Hear stories of Communist terror at the Solovetsky Stone memorial
  • Get to know the Communist history of the beloved Bolshoi Theatre
  • See more of Moscow’s Communist heritage on Tverskaya Street

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Description

Moscow was the capital of the enormous Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. The city's streets are still full of remnants of the communist regime and the Cold War, and the fearsome Soviet strongholds still guard the young Russian democracy.

This tour takes you to the infamous KGB headquarters, also known as Lubyanka, Revolution Square, the last Karl Marx monument in Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the first McDonalds in the USSR.

Discover hidden pages of Soviet history, from the Great October Revolution to the Perestroika movement, from Lenin to Gorbachev.

Your guide will speak about Stalin’s Great Terror political campaign, the GULAG system, the KGB’s secret prison, and how people lived in the Soviet Union.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional guide
  • Entry tickets

Meeting point

Next to the St. Regis hotel on Lubyanskaya Square. If you’re travelling by metro, take the red line (#1), get off at Lubyanka station, and take exit 9 or 10. (Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow, Russia)

Reviews from travellers (10)

5.0/5

J
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.
C
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.
A
Friendly and informative
Our guide was friendly and informative, and the tour was just the right length and amount of information for everyone to find it enjoyable without being too much. We had history buffs and beginners so it was a good balance!
Great guide
Irena was very knowledgable and had a sense of humour. It was a nice small tour group and I learnt alot about Moscow's history.
E
The guide Ana was fantastic, really good English, very interesting information, very open for all questions, not rushed at all and besides the standard places also very interesting spots which you can not find yourselves!

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4.8/5

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.
Y
Lovely Day!
This tour is a great thing to do when you want to see something a little different. It was a lovely day.
T
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.
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31 EUR
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Tour operated by: Moscow Free Tour