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

1. 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: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

2. Moscow: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

After being collected at your accommodation in Moscow, drive to the Red Square at the very heart of Russia's capital. Take your glass of sparkling wine to the square to enjoy the spirit of freedom and take your best photographs of the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral. Your limo will be waiting for you at the other side of the Red Square to take you to another iconic venue in Moscow, the Christ the Saviour Cathedral. See the most beautiful panoramic view over the Kremlin from Sofiyskaya embankment while driving there. Make a quick stop to visit the Patriarch Bridge from where you can marvel at the stunning view over the famous Red October chocolate factory and the controversial monument to Peter the Great.  Move on to the Sparrow Hills and be amazed by the imposing communist architecture of the Moscow State University and brand new skyscrapers of Moscow City. Before you head back to your hotel visit one of the seven sisters of Stalin, the luxurious Ucraine hotel.

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

3. 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 CityPass 1-5 Day Option

4. Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

The Moscow CityPass is your key to the city, offering great value and convenience with free entry to more than 40 top attractions, a 1-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, river cruise, observation deck, and walking tour. Enjoy free entrance to more than 40 attractions in Moscow and observe the city from different perspectives with 7 free excursions by land or water. Save your time with the skip-the-line option at such top attractions like Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and other. Head out to the Kremlin Museums or board the Radisson Royal River Cruise, and then enjoy the special offers at various restaurants to get the full experience of Moscow. Plan your trip using a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). Moscow CityPass is your smart way to travel. The tour operator has already chosen the most interesting attractions for you. Just open your guidebook and decide where you will go at first. The City Pass is much cheaper than buying tickets separately and helps to save your time with skip-the-line entrances. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. Moscow CityPass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Free Entry: Museums: • The Moscow Kremlin • State Historical Museum (main building) • Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 • State Tretyakov Gallery • State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val • St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) • Underground Museum in the park “Zaryadye” • Shilov Art Gallery • Artcentre. Moscow • Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography • Schusev State Museum of Architecture • Mosquarium (VDNH) • Historical Park “Russia — my history” (VDNH) • House-museum of Pushkin on Staraya Basmannaya • Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center • Bunker-42 (The Cold War Museum) • Moscow Transport Museum • State Pushkin Museum • Pushkin Memorial Apartment on Arbat Street • Memorial Apartment of Andrey Bely • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum • Bulgakov's House Museum-Theatre • Liublino Estate • Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve • Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve • Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye • Izmailovo Estate • Vodka History Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Bread (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Weapons Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • The Living Museum of Folk Arts (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • World History in plasticine (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines • Experimentanium Science Museum • Paleontological Museum • Museum of Contemporary History of Russia • “Presnya” • Museum of Underground Printing Press (1905-1906) • Institute of Russian Realist Art • Museum of Russian Icon Excursions: • Radisson Royal Flotilla river-cruise • Moscow City sightseeing bus trip • Observation Deck of the hotel Ukraine • “Zaryadye” sightseeing tour • Walking tour with Moscow free tour • Skating ring mega ice

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St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

5. St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

Saint Basil’s Cathedral has been an integral part of Russian history, this famous church was on the Red Square long before the first Romanov dynasty came to power and survived both a war with Napoleon and World War II. Thankfully, time has remained favorable to this great cathedral and now you can see it with your own eyes. Go inside and admire the nine small churches all hidden under the one roof. You can walk around Red Square and see where history was made with merchants, farmers, revolutionaries, soldiers, and Soviet citizens all calling Red Square their home. Go inside of the GUM Department Store and imagine when the store first opened its doors, baffling its visitors with intricate architecture and exquisite goods. Following this, you can see the changing of the guards in the Alexander Garden, a ceremony held every day in honor of the fallen soldiers of the Great Patriotic War (World War II). On this concise tour you will be able see the most famous Russian landmarks, whilst learning their history and taking pictures that will remind you of this magical place for years to come.

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St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

6. St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

Meet your charming and knowlegeable guide in front of the monument to Marshal Zhukov. It is situated right at the entrance to the Red Square in front of the State Historical Museum.  Start exploring Moscow from its very nucleus — Kilometre Zero — the point from which all Russian roads measure their distance from Moscow. Access the heart of Russia's capital through the main ceremonial entrance, Resurrection Gate, onсe part of the famous Kitay-Gorod wall. Marvel at the jaw-dropping beauty of the vast and vivid Red Square. Uncover the secret of its name, find out how it has changed since the Great October Revolution, and pay a visit to Lenin in the Mausoleum. Walk along the Kremlin wall to one of the most significant landmarks of Russia: St. Basil's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your professional guide will show you its stunning interiors and tell you numerous stories about Tsars and Tsarinas, Boyards and Patriarchs that the cathedral has been keeping for almost half a century. To finish your perfect tour, go to one of the most luxurious shopping centers in the world and enjoy the famous GUM ice cream and discover the real taste of the Soviet Union! After the tour, your guide can bring you to a nice café where you will be able to rest and sip a cup of coffee overlooking the Red Square before you resume your exploration of Russia's capital.

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

7. 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: River Boat Tour with a Private Guide

8. Moscow: River Boat Tour with a Private Guide

Following a pickup up from your accommodation, head to Hotel Ukraina, one of the most notable hotels in Moscow. Take your seats on a boat that has an upper open deck with wide panoramic windows that enable you to see every glimpse of Moscow. During your boat ride you will pass some of the most notable buildings that have had a drastic effect on the city's history. See the White House (Russian Federation House of Government), the Kievsky railway station, and Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .   Pass by one of the favorite places of the urban Muscovite and largest recreational area in Moscow, Gorky Park. Take a picture of the colossal Peter the Great Statue erected by one of the most well-known and controversial Russian sculptors, Zurab Tsereteli. Marvel at St. Basil's Cathedral and the incredible Cathedral of Christ the Saviour while learning about its turbulent past and take a picture of the glistening golden domes of this world-renowned cathedral.

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Moscow: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

9. Moscow: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

You’ll start your 4-hour tour of Moscow by meeting your expert guide in front of the Kremlin and enjoy fast-track entrance to this epic medieval fortress. Your adventure begins here, inside Moscow’s most iconic venue and the symbol of the Russian statehood, where you’ll be transported back in time to the 12th century. You’ll gain insight into Russian heritage and culture and have picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you’ll exit the Kremlin and continue on to the Red Square, one of the biggest attractions in the centre of Russia’s capital. Here, you’ll marvel at the fabulous St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxurious GUM. In the third part of the tour, you’ll delve into the Moscow underground and learn all about the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design, and its modern redevelopment. The underground’s beautiful architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch between the lines. You’ll also pass by one of the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues, and stained glass. After the tour, your guide will help direct you to anywhere you please.

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Moscow City and Metro Tour

10. Moscow City and Metro Tour

Climb aboard a classic soviet van for a 3 hour guided excursion through Moscow. From Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to Moscow State University, discover the best spots of Russia's capital. Your tour will make 7 stops totalling no less than 12 major city sights. Explore Moscow comfortably in a cozy van with snacks and drinks served along the way. The last stop of this portion of the tour is Red Square from where you'll be taken to a typical Russian restaurant in case you're feeling hungry. Take the opportunity to taste a specialty of the region.  After your quick bite, dive into an impressive underground network more than 33 meters below ground. See an underground museum decorated by great Soviet artists and experience the Muscovites’ favorite form of transport, by metro. Visit 6 different metro stations with a local guide and rediscover Russian history from a new perspective. Head back above ground to complete your tour with a visit to 3 of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers. 

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What people are saying about Saint Basil's Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 824 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!!!!

Great experience with a knowledgeable tour guide. We learned a lot about Russian history and art. And everything on the Red square is beautiful!

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

Great tour and highly recommended for those interesetd in history