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Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

1. Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

Get to know Moscow with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. On board, learn about the history of Moscow, either from headphones or a live guide. Ride a double-decker bus past the city's countless historical, religious, cultural, and political monuments, and hop on and off as much as you like to explore the capital on a deeper level! You can also see the beauty of the city from the Moskva River, with an extravagant 1 hour boat cruise if you opt for a ticket that includes the boat tour. Tour Stops: Red Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts 3. Kropotkinskaya Metro Station 4. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 5. Arbatskaya Square 6. Alexander Garden 7. Okhotny Ryad 8. Theater Square 9. Lubyanka Square 10. GUM 11. Red Square 12. Big Moskvoretsky Bridge 13. Balchug St. 14. Big Stone Brige 15. Sofiyskaya Emb Green Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Cathedral of Christ the Savior 3. Krymsky Bridge 4. Andreevsky Bridge 5. University Square 6. Kiev Pier 7. Hotel Ukraina 8. Hotel Ukraina Pier 9. Free Russia Square 10. Novinsky Boulevard 11. Oktyabr Cinema 12. Moscow Book House 13. Arbat Square 14. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 15. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 16. Great Stone Bridge 17. Zaryadye Park 18. Red Square 19. Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Orange Route: 1. Museum of Cosmonautics 2. VDNH Metro Station 3. Riga Railway Station 4. Prospekt Mira Metro Station 5. Garden Ring 6. Myasnitskie Vorota Square 7. Central Children's World 8. Bolshoi Theater 9. Tverskaya Street 10. Strastnoi Boulevard 11. Trubnaya Square 12. Nikulin's Circus 13. Olympic Stadium 14. Olympic Avenue 15. Riga Metro Station 16. Cosmonaut's Alley · 17. Ostankino Tower

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Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

2. Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

Enter the Kremlin through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. Enjoy commentary from your knowledgeable local guide. See the collection of Napoleon’s cannons by the Arsenal building. Stop to take a photo of the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Continue to the Grand Tsar Bell and Cannon, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art and see the burial place of Russian tsars and princes. Learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Learn the incredible story about the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Kropotkinskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

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Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

3. Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

Stroll around the monuments of Red Square and take breathtaking pictures of the Kremlin wall on a private tour of Moscow city center with a guide who makes history fun! Learn more about iconic buildings such as Spasskaya Tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin. Look at Lenin's Mausoleum in the center of Red Square and admire the decorative façade of Kazan Cathedral. Venture beyond the famous onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral and explore the complex of churches from the inside. Listen to the fascinating history of the church complex, including the role of the infamous tsar Ivan the Terrible. Proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

4. Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Moscow on a private sightseeing tour, ideal for your first day in the city. Marvel at the landmark monuments of Red Square, such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxury GUM shopping complex. Break for coffee overlooking the Senate Palace, seat of the president of Russia, and then stroll down Nikolskaya Street to Revolution Square to look at the Art Nouveau masterpiece of the Metropol Hotel. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden.  Enter the Kremlin, the ancient fortress that was the center of political life in Russia for 9 centuries. Hear stories about the tsars of the imperial age before discovering the treasures of the Armoury. Marvel at exquisite Fabergé eggs before going to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the banks of the Moscow River. Get a panoramic view of the Red October Chocolate Factory, now the center of modern art in the city.

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Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with this guided tour. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage. Hear how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders shaped Moscow's landscape. Meet your guide and stroll through the center of Moscow. Stop at the Red Square where you can see a historic fortress and the Kremlin. Go to GUM, which is a large store that was once the State Department Store in Soviet times. Head to the towering St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s tomb. Go to Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier. Pass by the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and gain a deeper understanding of the city.

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1-Day Tour of Moscow

6. 1-Day Tour of Moscow

Tour ideal for tourists with a small dip is enough history or for those who prefer to do the tour independently and need only be oriented in the city. You'll guide Moscow for a day with a guide in english with all the information to discover the best of the city of Moscow. During Soviet times Russia enjoyed the position of one of the world's two great superpowers, owing largely to Stalin's ambitious drive towards industrialisation (at the cost of millions of lives in slave labour) and wealth accumulated after the victory over Germany in the Second World War. Later, under Brezhnev, the USSR continued to prosper as Soviet patriotism saw the Russians competing with the USA in the arms and space races. Perhaps this is why these times are still referred to by many ageing Russian's as a golden age in their history.  Meet your guide at the hotel at 9:00 in the morning. During the Tour you will see the most important places of Moscow. Moscow's subway, Visit the Red Square and its architectural enclosure, Visit the Kazan Cathedral, Visit San Basilio, viewing Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century, Visit the GUM shopping center, Visit the Alexander Gardens, where you'll see the changing of the guard, Visit the Kremlin and its historic buildings, and many more. Return to the hotel at 18:00.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

7. Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel at 09:30 and return back to your hotel at 18:00. On this tour, you will see the following locations: - the subway (visiting the 6 most emblematic stations) - the Red Square and its architectural enclosure - Kazan Cathedral - San Basilio - View Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible from the 16th century - Visit the store GUM -  the door of Resurrection - the State Historical Museum of Russia - the statue of Zhukov Mariskal - the Mausoleum of Lenin - the Alexander Gardens, where we see the changing of the guard - the Kremlin and its historic buildings - the Tsar Cannon - the bell Zarina - the square of cathedrals - the Cathedral of the Assumption (Pantheon of Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs) - the Cathedral of the Annunciation - Miguel Archangel Cathedral (Mausoleum of Russian Czars) - the Church of the Deposition of the Robe - the new Senate Russia - the Arsenal - the presidential palace Panoramic Tour:  - Christ the Savior Cathedral - Novodevichy Monastery - Viewpoint University - TV studios Mosfilm - the Ukraine hotel (one of the towers of Stalin) - Novii Arbat Street - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Another of the towers of Stalin) - the Ring of the Bulebares

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

8. Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

Stroll around the most important and interesting sights of Moscow on a private tour with a local guide. From the meeting point, enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art, see the burial place of Russian Tsars and princes, and learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Stop to take a photo close to the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Then, proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With the help of your expert guide, learn the incredible story of the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. After this, take a walk and admire the architecture along one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Moscow, where actors, singers, and artists gather and show their art. Next, visit one of the world's largest memorials dedicated to the victory in World War II. Colossal sculptural structures, memorial alleys, and religious objects are dedicated to this war. Finally, marvel at the magnificent interior decoration and magnitude of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which amazes with its size and magnificence.

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Moscow: City Walking Tour

9. Moscow: City Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with your tour guide. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage, hearing how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders changed Moscow's landscape. Stop at Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and the city's pace of life as you wander through its historical streets.

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Moscow Half-Day Private Tour

10. Moscow Half-Day Private Tour

Visit the most important monuments of the Russian capital on a private half-day guided tour of Moscow. Look at the amazing stations of the Moscow Metro public transit system and enter the vast public enclosure of Red Square, where highlights include the onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral. Admire the historic attractions of the fortified complex of the Moscow Kremlin overlooking the Moskva River, such as the Grand Kremlin Palace, designed to emphasize the greatness of the Russian autocracy. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at Alexander Gardens, built after the Napoleonic Wars along the length of the Kremlin walls. Get explanations about everything you see as your guide describes the history of the city and its main buildings. Journey through thousands of events that have shaped the city at sights loved by the locals as much as by tourists.

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What people are saying about Alexander Garden

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 975 reviews

تجربة جميلة جدا وانصح الجميع ياخذونها، اول مره ازور موسكو و معلوماتي بسيطه، ڤلاديمير كان انسان جدا رائع لطيف جدا ومتعاون و معلوماته جدا رائعه.. كان على الموعد وانطلقنا من حائط تشاينا الى red square الى الكرملين و كان لطيف جدا معي دخلني اشوف جسد لينين و مرينا اماكن كثيره على طلبي، اما المترو فكان عبارة عن متاحف مصغرة.. فلاديمير كان لطيف لدرجة كان ياخذ لي صور لما اطلب منه لأني كنت لوحدي.. جدا ممتنه و شكرا جزيلا

Great private tour with Natalia. She's so knowledgeable, friendly and likeable - I can't recommend her enough. I loved my time in Moscow with her. Will definitely book her again when I'm visiting again. Thanks Natalia - you made my day very special.

Vladimir, our guide made this visit to the Kremlin and the Metro stations a truly unforgetable experience. He was eager to answer all our questions and tireless along the whole event. THANK YOU VLADIMIR!!!!

Vladimir was an excellent, engaged & interesting guide. We would definitely recommend him!

Easy to get around the city to see the landmarks with great audio descriptions.