Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

From $95 per person

Dive into one of the greatest battles between the Soviet Union and the United States, The Space Race. Immerse yourself in the Soviet era by going back to the Cold War times while visiting the Cosmonautics Museum and VDNKh.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Moscow
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the Soviet Union's technological achievements
  • Hear stories of Soviet heroes of the Space Race
  • Discover the facts behind this battle between the United States and the Soviet Union
  • Let your children explore the universe with a hands on experience
Full description
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.
Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • Metro ticket
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Private tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5
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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.

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January 1, 2020

Comprehensive but not boring

Oleg was really nice and patient in showing us around the museum and the nearby Victory Park. There’s a lot to cover in such a short time but we didn’t feel rushed. After the tour, we even invited our guide to dinner and we had fun getting to know each other. Highly recommend this tour and Oleg

July 24, 2019

Excellent visit The guide Sergio / Sergey unsurpassed. I recommend 100%

The museum, if you like space, you will love it. Visiting the VDNKh is highly recommended. Our guide Sergio / Sergey has been unsurpassed: at all times he has been aware of us, thanks to his knowledge and mastery of Spanish, he was able to explain all the details and answer all our questions. Great professional with a very kind treatment. I recommend hiring

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July 8, 2019

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