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Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

1. Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

Get a brief history of Russia as you walk to the Kremlin and pass the Soviet-era State Kremlin Palace. Continue to Cathedral Square to go inside the Cathedral of the Archangel, where the tomb of Ivan the Terrible can be found. Head to the Armoury Chamber to explore one of the city's oldest museums and admire the carriages of Elizabeth I and Alexander II. See the swords of Minin and Pozaharsky who liberated Moscow. Look at the Monomach Cap and other artifacts, such as the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible and the incredible Fabergé Eggs. Proceed to the Diamond Fund to see a unique collection of jewelry and natural gems that date back to the Treasury of the Russian Crown. See the most notable parts of the collection including the Imperial Crown of Russia used in the coronation of Russian Czars, Orlov, Shah diamonds and other royal insignia.

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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 Kremlin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Introduction Tour

3. Moscow Kremlin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Introduction Tour

Meet your guide in front of the Monument to Marshal Zhukov nearby the Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy a 40-minute introduction to the Kremlin in English. Learn about the Kremlin as well as other city center highlights. Ask your guide for recommendations or any questions you might have. Receive an admission ticket from your guide. Your guide will also be sure to point out where you can rent an audio guide. Pass through the security check and enter the Kremlin. Explore the main square. See the Russian Presidential Residence, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Visit the 3 main cathedrals: The Cathedral of the Assumption, the Annunciation, and the Archangel Michael. Learn more about this iconic Russian site at one of the museums located on the complex.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

4. Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the Kremlin and Red Square in just 2 hours. Get an overview of Russian history from your guide, from ancient times to the Soviet era. Marvel at the beauty of the Kremlin cathedrals and see their priceless collections of Orthodox icons and other art. See the location of the Russian president's office and pass by the Kremlin Palace, built during Nikita Khrushchev's time. Hear the story about the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, and see the Ivan the Great Tower. Explore Red Square, and admire the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral from the outside. See the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Bolshoi Theater and more.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

5. Moscow: Kremlin and Diamond Fund Private Tour

Meet your private guide and step into the Kremlin. Enjoy a visit to this epic medieval fortress, gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and grab picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip-the-line and start your adventure in the most iconic and famous venue of Moscow, the symbol of the Russian statehood. Travel back to the 12th century when Moscow was three times smaller than the present territory of the Kremlin. Visit the most ancient building in Moscow, the Assumption Cathedral, where the last Emperor of the Russian Empire was crowned. Listen to the numerous stories about the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, boyards and patriarchs, the last Emperor, and the communist government. After visiting the Kremlin, proceed to the Diamond Fund, one of the few treasures in the world, which keeps the crown jewels. Its collection is closely associated with the history of the Russian state. It includes masterpieces of jewelry art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Your guide will leave you in the Diamond Fund, from where you will continue your tour with an audioguide.

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Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

6. Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Enter the Kremlin through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. Enjoy commentary from your knowledgeable local guide throughout the 3-hour tour. 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.

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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: 2-Hour Private Kremlin Tour

9. Moscow: 2-Hour Private Kremlin Tour

After meeting your guide at the meeting point or your hotel lobby, take the metro to the Kremlin to enjoy a 2–hour visit to this epic medieval fortress; gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and grab picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Skip the line and start your adventure in the most iconic and the most famous venue of Moscow, the symbol of the Russian statehood. Travel back to the 12th century, when Moscow was three times smaller than the present territory of the Kremlin. Visit the most ancient building in Moscow, the Assumption Cathedral, where the last Emperor of the Russian Empire was crowned. Listen to the numerous stories about the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, boyards and patriarchs, the last Emperor and the communist government. Finish your tour on the Red Square, and continue exploring the Russian capital.

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Moscow: 2-Hour Kremlin Private Skip-the-Line Tour

10. Moscow: 2-Hour Kremlin Private Skip-the-Line Tour

The Kremlin is the heart of Moscow, it has always been associated with the Russian government. Head out on a tour of 3 cathedrals and learn the history of its grounds.  Head to the 16th-century Cathedral of Archangel Michael. See how it unites the traditional architecture of Russia with the elements characteristic of the Italian Renaissance. See the burial places of tsars and princes of Muscovy throughout the centuries. Move on to the 15th-century Cathedral of Annunciation, a place of worship for tsars and the royal family, where wedding ceremonies and christenings took place. See the many works of art it houses, including old frescoes that date back to 1508. Next, visit Uspensky Cathedral or the Assumption Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Italian architect Aristotel Fioravanti built in 1551. See the Patriarch’s Palace from the outside, now a museum of the 17th-century life and applied art.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of the Annunciation

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 971 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

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!

Great tour and highly recommended for those interesetd in history

Amazing. Tour guide was super helpful and friendly