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Tour of Communist Moscow
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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31 EUR

Tour of Communist Moscow

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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.
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31 EUR
Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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31 EUR

Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour

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Booked by 42 people!
"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.
Booked by 42 people!
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31 EUR
Moscow Kremlin Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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47 EUR

Moscow Kremlin Tour

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You’ll see: The Senate Palace, the residence of the President 15th century Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral, the shrine of Tsars Cathedral of the Annunciation, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, The Grand Kremlin Palace, the parade residence of the President
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47 EUR
Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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22 EUR

Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour

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See the stunning underground palaces of the most convenient and efficient public transport system in the world!
From
22 EUR
Moscow At Night Daily Group Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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22 EUR

Moscow At Night Daily Group Tour

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Shining, colourful and active, Moscow is spectacular in the evening lights. We share the stories of the past and expose you to the modern life of the city. We can't wait to show you an old factory that turned into clubs and galleries, the monuments of Soviet era that turned a wasteland into a park.
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22 EUR
Moscow City Pub Crawl
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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19 EUR

Moscow City Pub Crawl

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Moscow City Pub Crawl is a party tour for both visitors and residents of Moscow. Guided by a pub crawl expert, participants move from one bar to another, get to know each other, play fun games, take part in contests, and get bonuses and cocktails at bars.
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19 EUR
Moscow Kremlin Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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135 USD

Moscow Kremlin Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour

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Visit the Moscow Kremlin: the most famous fortification in Russia. Get to know its history, see the former seat of the Russian Government, and explore three stunning cathedrals on a private tour with skip-the-line admission.
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135 USD
Moscow Car Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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32 EUR

Moscow Car Tour

(2)
If you want to see ALL Moscow in just 4 hours, this is the solution for you! On our Moscow Private Car Tour you will see almost everything you wanted to see in our city: the Kremlin and the Red Square, ancient cathedrals and convents, magnificent panorama of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills, etc.
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32 EUR
Back in the USSR Daily Group Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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22 EUR

Back in the USSR Daily Group Tour

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Everyone who is fascinated by the 20th-century history, will find this tour special. During the 2-hour walk through the streets of the capital of the USSR you will discover how the Communist Party came to power in Russia, visit the most iconic places and hear some personal stories from the guide
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22 EUR
Tour of the Izmailovo Flea Market & Kremlin
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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13 EUR

Tour of the Izmailovo Flea Market & Kremlin

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Discover the vibrancy of Izmaylovsky Market and the Kremlin. Browse stalls selling Russian crafts, visit museums, shop for souvenirs and walk through the Tsar’s Palaces on this Moscow walking tour.
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13 EUR
Moscow Night Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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15 EUR

Moscow Night Tour

(1)
Capture the magic when at night Moscow transforms into a fairy tale, exclusive places and rooftops. This night tour will give you an idea how oligarchs party late at night in skysrapers of Moscow enjoying the many lights reflected from golden domes and red soviet stars of Kremlin.
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15 EUR
Explore Moscow in one day
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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54 EUR

Explore Moscow in one day

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Take a full day tour to see the most beautiful and outstanding places with a private guide and a local friend!
From
54 EUR
Back to the past: Soviet walking tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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60 EUR

Back to the past: Soviet walking tour

(1)
People all around the world have heard a lot about the USSR, Stalin and Lenin, the Second World war and the Cold war. If you are interested in history this tour is exactly for you.
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60 EUR
Moscow for Dummies
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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35 EUR

Moscow for Dummies

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Whether it’s your first visit to Moscow or you have already been here many times — it’s the must-visit tour. Our charming guides will show you all the major sights of the city, and tell lots of amazing insider’s stories.
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35 EUR
KALASHNIKOV: shoot the legend!
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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60 EUR

KALASHNIKOV: shoot the legend!

Kalashnikov: shoot the most famous gun in the world! That’s a Moscow experience for real men! Famous Kalashnikov machine gun, designed in Russian town Izhevsk in 1947, is the most common small arms in the world.
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60 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Moscow

Rating 4.9 based on 53 reviews

Great Experience
We had a wonderful evening on the Moscow Night Tour. Maxim has a great historical knowledge, told us interesting stories about the places we went to and could answer all our questions. We enjoyed it very much.
Moscow Night Tour
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.
Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour
Good experience with local guests
It was a good experience to know about Moscow bars and people. The staff and the other locals who joined on the pub crawl where very friendly
Moscow City Pub Crawl
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Outstanding Moscow tour guide
Julia Koval is an outstanding guide! (she operates under Lovely Moscow Tours)
I have dealt with multiple guides worldwide and Julia definitely stands out.

As the leader of our group, Julia impressed me from the moment we met. She immediately listened and adapted the visit plan to my specific preferences and to the diverse and challenging needs of our group — adults of all ages and a child.

From that moment on, she expertly led us through the extra crowded metro system to visit all requested sites in an optimal order, using her impeccable organizational and logistical skills.

Her expertise allowed us to optimize our day, intelligently whizzing through this maze to multiple sites spread out all over this large city.

She masters 5 essential skills that made our time with her memorable:
1- A true Passion - for her city its history, and its contemporary aspects,
2- A deep Dedication - to satisfying her customers with warmth and attention,
3- An impressive Capability to Adapt - to the specific needs of her customers,
4- A great Historical Knowledge - paired with today’s affairs in all subjects,
5- An excellent set of organizational and soft leadership skills.

We adored her!
Explore Moscow in one day
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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.
Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour
J
Great tours with knowledgeable, humorous and engaging guides
We booked for the Kremlin tour and we're not disappointed. Our guide Elena was wonderful and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We got so much more out of the visit than we would have if we had gone around on our own. She knew so much about the places we visited and brought their history to life.

As a result if how much we enjoyed the tour we booked the Metro tour as well. This time our guide was Irina and I would repeat everything I have relayed above.

In addition to the quality of the tours there was great communication from the company beforehand. I would strongly recommend this company.
Moscow Kremlin Tour
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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.
Tour of Communist Moscow
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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!
Tour of Communist Moscow
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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.
Tour of Communist Moscow
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We started out across the street from the building that was the KGB headquarters in Soviet times. Our tour guide had excellent English and a strong passion for the subject matter. She showed us a building that was being renovated and was the place where 40,000 Russians were sentenced to death. She pointed out details about the different views of Soviet times among Russians. She recommended that we go to the Museum of Contemporary History we went there the next day that was helped to complete the overview of this subject matter.
Tour of Communist Moscow
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Stunning!
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.
Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour
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Perfect Tour
Ksenia led a group of 4 of us on a fascinating and fun tour of the Moscow metro. Her English is great and her knowledge fund is outstanding! She knows how to make a tour interesting as we simultaneously shared laughs and insight into a local's perspective on this beautiful and unique city. She also gave us great food and drink recommendations, and was a blast to be around. I have been on all types of tours in many different countries, and having Ksenia as a tourguide was definitely memorable! Enjoy!
Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour
A
The itinerary is well planned and organised! And Ksenia is great!
We enjoyed the Moscow At Night with Ksenia a lot! Ksenia is an amazing guide, she is bubbly, kind and helpful. Her fantastic stories, great knowledge and funny jokes about the amazing history and culture of Russia made it interesting and fun. The itinerary was well planned and organised too. Thanks again for making our first trip in Moscow unforgettable, we are already looking at options to book again in the foreseeable future. Pedro & Anais

Moscow At Night Daily Group Tour
J
Best way to learn about Moscow
Ksenia took us on a private tour of the Moscow Metro and completely opened my mind on this amazing city and the country's history. The tour was so good that a year later we are using Ksenia's services again! In a couple of hours you get a comprehensive overview of Russia, insight into her people and lots of fascinating stories to tell friends about after the tour.
Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour
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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!
Palaces for the People: Moscow Metro Tour
Must must must
I feel very bad I forgot the guides name... I thinks it was Andre.... he seemed like a very fun guy.... he really knows his stuff... extremely patient.... and a good sense of humour.... it’s because of him I understood the metro system so well .... and have used it for my entire trip.... I recommend everyone to go for this trip hosted by Moscow me...
Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour
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.
Moscow Car Tour
J
Julia was wonderful
Julia is a charming snd extremely knowledgeable guide. Our first two days in moscow were made easy with julia showing us how to use the metro (not easy when its in Russian!) Also taking us to places not on the usual tourist trail. We were sorry to say goodbye when our organized tour commenced. We would recommend very highly
Back to the past: Soviet walking tour
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.
Tour of Communist Moscow
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A Pleasurable Tour
My Husband and I booked a tour with Ksenia last summer to see the Metro in Moscow. We had a wonderful time. Ksenia was a well of information and very knowledgeable about the history. She was very sweet and friendly answering all our questions and taking her time in showing us around. I highly recommend the tour with Ksenia.
Moscow Metro Daily Group Tour

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