Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

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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: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

2. Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

Your personal guide will pick you up at your accommodation and accompany you to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Travel by metro to discover the beautiful stations and learn about the subways' significance during World War II. Arrive at the museum and marvel at one of the largest statues in Russia, the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. During your tour, explore the universe as seen from the perspective of the Soviets, while your guide shares a brief history of the Space Race and the struggle for Space dominance between the Soviet Union and the United States. Walk through the halls of the Air Space museum and see the space suit of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Travel in time as you learn about the beginning of the space era, successful moon expeditions and the solar system.  Then, head to VDNKh Park and soak in the atmosphere of the 1930’s U.S.S.R. Constructed in 1935 it is a perfect demonstration of the Soviet architectural style and takes its you back to the times of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushev. At VDNKh, see a life size Vostok rocket and Buran Spacecraft.

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Moscow: Museum of Cosmonautics and Metro Soviet History Tour

3. Moscow: Museum of Cosmonautics and Metro Soviet History Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and avail of the services of an experienced guide who will take you to places that perfectly reflect the history of the city from the days of the Soviet Union.  Start with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics to learn more about the Soviet space program and how it evolved from the first man-made satellites through the first manned space flight to the first space walks and moon exploration. Learn more about the solar system exploration and international space research programs during the Cold War. Then, descend to the Moscow Metro, considered one the most beautiful transportation networks in the world. Discover masterpieces of architecture as you visit some of the most beautiful stations of the vast underground museum.

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Moscow: Guided Metro & Museum of Cosmonautics Tour

4. Moscow: Guided Metro & Museum of Cosmonautics Tour

Moscow's metro stations offer not only functionality as a public transport system but incredible cultural value. On this tour, visit the best Moscow Metro stations from the Soviet period that were designed and built from 1934–1960. Then, explore the Space Museum, also known as the Museum of Cosmonautics. After meeting your professional English-speaking guide at the meeting point, take a metro tour that lasts 30-50 minutes. Admire the work of outstanding architects and engineers, as well as the beauty of the underground system, and compare the different architectural styles with the help of your guide. Next, head to the Space Museum, which was opened on April 10, 1981, in celebration of the day when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in space 20 years before. Here, plunge into the history of Soviet and international cosmonautics, or space science. With your guide, discover many of the museum's 85,000 different items and exhibits. See the models of the first sputniks, the first space station, and a miniature spaceship, and marvel at the model of the Mir Space Station’s main module.

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Moscow: 3-Hour Soviet Space Conquest Ultimate Tour

5. Moscow: 3-Hour Soviet Space Conquest Ultimate Tour

Visit the Museum of Cosmonautics, under the Monument of the Conquerors of Space, a metallic spire of around 100 meters, surmounted by a rocket launching towards space and cover of titanium. Learn about the history of space exploration from the 1920's to the present day. This rich and unique collection retraces the progress in rocket technology, scientific discovery and daily life of cosmonauts. With your guide, discover how the Soviet Union became a dominant power in the space conquest, then how this heritage was carried by the Russian Federation and its current role in space exploration. Learn about the characteristics of the different spacecraft and satellites, including Soyuz vessels, as well as a life-size model of the MIR space station. Visit the legendary VDNKh Park, promoting the USSR and its people. Dive back in time marvelling at the statue of Lenin and Communist Party. Marvel at the exhibits as your guide shares with you the stories of the Soviet heroes of space conquest. Please note that the museum requires a Russian QR-Code proving you got vaccinated in Russia.

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Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

6. Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Begin your discovery of Moscow by walking around the city to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and other popular tourist spots. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers that this fortress houses. Explore the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's metro stations built during the Soviet era. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. And as if a space museum is not impressive enough, proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold War. Immerse yourself in classical Russian art on your third day as you go to the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Marvel at works by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, Brulov, and A. Rublev. Lastly, go on a relaxing boat cruise and learn about Moscow's development as a city. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: 3-Day Guided Walking & Museum Tours with Boat Trip

7. Moscow: 3-Day Guided Walking & Museum Tours with Boat Trip

Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Discover Moscow by walking around to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and more sites. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers this fortress houses. See the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it's on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's Soviet-era metro stations. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. Proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold War. On day three, admire and marvel at Russian classical art at the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Then, go on a relaxing boat cruise and learn about Moscow's development as a city. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: 3-Day Tour with 4 Museums, River Cruise, and Lunches

8. Moscow: 3-Day Tour with 4 Museums, River Cruise, and Lunches

See Moscow on a three-day guided tour. Travel in time as you visit Soviet metro stations and Bunker-42. Learn about Moscow's history and rich culture at the Tretyakov Art Gallery and the Museum of Cosmonautics. View Moscow from the water on a river cruise.  Day 1: Take a guided walking tour through the Red Square. Go past the massive GUM department store and St. Basil's Cathedral. Head to the Kremlin to admire architecture in the historical complex and learn why it's on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Day 2: Tour the art and architecture in Moscow's Soviet-era metro stations. Hear about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. Continue to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex that was important during the Cold War. Day 3: Marvel at Russian classical art at the Tretyakov Art Gallery before taking a relaxing boat cruise. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: Guided Museum Tours with Boat Ride and Lunch

9. Moscow: Guided Museum Tours with Boat Ride and Lunch

Join this 2-day guided tour to see Moscow's metro stations, museums, and the Tretyakov Art Gallery that boasts a collection of classical Russian art. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the Moscow River and see the newest city park, Peter the Great Statue, parliament, and much more. Start your discovery of Moscow by seeing the beauty and architectural designs of metro stations built from 1934 to 1960. Then, head over to the Museum of Cosmonautics and hear about how the Soviet Union won the space race. Dive into the history of space science and see models of the first sputniks, space station, and miniature spaceship. Recharge by having a fulfilling lunch (included) before following your guide to Bunker-42, a museum 65 meters below ground that is dedicated to the Cold War. Find out how 600 people can live in this bunker for 30 days without intervention from the outside world. On the second day, visit the State Tretyakov Art Gallery where you can marvel at masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov. Next, enjoy your lunch (included), followed by a boat trip on the Moscow River. Sail past the working residence of the president, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and many other sights that will make your jaw drop.

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Moscow: Museums Guided 2-Day Tour with Cruise and Lunch

10. Moscow: Museums Guided 2-Day Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Over two days, explore Moscow's metro stations, museums, and the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the Moskva River and see the newest city park, Peter the Great Statue, and parliament. Day 1: Begin your discovery of Moscow with a tour of the old metro stations. Continue to the Museum of Cosmonautics and learn about the Soviet Union's role in the space race. Dive into the history of space science and see models of the first Sputniks, the space station, and a miniature spaceship. Recharge with lunch before following your guide to Bunker-42, an underground museum dedicated to the Cold War. Day 2: Marvel at masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov at the Tretyakov Art Gallery. After enjoying lunch, board a boat and relax on a cruise along the Moskva River. Sail past the highlights of Moscow. See the President's Residence, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Stalin’s skyscrapers.

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What people are saying about Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 351 reviews

Katya (Ekaterina) was great to have as our tour guide. She was very pleasant, kind and took a personal interest in my (elderly) mothers well being. Her english language skills are excellent. The tour was very enjoyable and we saw some amazing things. The museum was really good with lots of space history and exhibits. The VDNKh was a very pleasant surprise - totally unexpected and very pretty with all the Christmas decorations. Katya was very knowledgeable about all the pavilions and their history as well as Russian history in general. Thanks to Katya we had a really good day and can't thank you enough.

Tested for the first time and fully satisfied ... the audio languages in all those languages have allowed me and my Russian fiancée to fully understand the very interesting audio guides ... the buses were many ... it was getting on and off everywhere and without waiting ... really good.

A very good Metro Travel to Space Museum Followed by VDNKH Exhibition centre visit.

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

Very useful, with a few euros you can visit many places of tourist interest.