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Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

1. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues and stained glass.  Hear about the metro during the years of the Second World War, when it was used as a bomb shelter by thousands of Muscovites. The tour will finish at Ploschad Revolutsii Station, just across the street from where the tour started.

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Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

2. Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

Come inside the Kremlin walls and explore it on this educational self-guided tour. Learn about its history and visit sites that most tourists miss. Start your self-guided tour by downloading an app that contains the audio guide. This app contains built-in maps that will help you travel along the routes inside the Kremlin. Your discovery will begin not far from the Trinity Tower. Come inside the red brick walls and marvel at the stunning architectural designs around you. Hear about the origin and history of the Kremlin, its protectors, and the little details that tourists are unfamiliar with. Inspect the Kremlin cathedrals and palaces, and learn about what they have inside. Step back in time by visiting the historical Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, and find out why and when they were created. By the end of your tour, you'll also have an understanding of the walls' significance and where the president works.

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Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

3. Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

Visit the highest observation deck in Europe and enjoy breathtaking views of the Kremlin, Moscow State University and Poklonnaya Hill, as well as 8 different entertainment areas. Start your visit with a ride in a high-speed elevator to reach the top floor of the building. Download the free app and turn your phone into a tour guide as you listen to tales of the sights you see. Afterwards, visit the highest factory in the world where you can enjoy unlimited ice cream samples and savour freshly-made chocolates. Later, discover the history of Moscow with an immersive movie at the mini-cinema before stopping at the restaurant for a bite to eat. There is also a gift shop where you can pick up some souvenirs before heading back down to earth.

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Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

4. Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

After a short introduction tour at the entrance to the Kremlin Museum your guide will give you a ticket to the Kremlin, Armoury museum and an information booklet in English. You will receive all the necessary explanations about what is included in your ticket, where to go, and what to see in the Kremlin and Armoury.  Your guide will also share some secrets about the main attractions of Moscow. Take your time and explore the museums at your own pace. Gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and take the opportunity to get some great photos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

5. Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

Visit the Moscow-City Museum, Russia’s first and only museum of skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Located on the 56th floor of the Empire skyscraper, right in the epicenter of Moscow’s business hub, the museum has an unforgettable panoramic view of the city’s major landmarks from 215 meters above ground level. The museum is divided into two parts, the history of high-rise architecture in Moscow and the history of Moscow City. In the historical part of the exposition, discover how Moscow grew tall, from the bell tower of Ivan the Great to Stalin’s Seven Sisters and the Moscow-City skyscrapers. Uncover the history of creating a city of skyscrapers in the center of Moscow. Find out what was conceived versus what actually came to be. This can be explored in the projections of such prolific architects as Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, whose work was never implemented, and holds a prominent place on display at the museum.

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Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

6. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

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

7. 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, Armoury Chamber and Diamond Fund Tour

8. Moscow: Kremlin, Armoury Chamber and Diamond Fund Tour

On this 4-hour walking tour, you will learn everything about the Russian and Soviet history spanning from the 12th to the 21st century. Your knowlegeable guide will answer all of your questions, revealing all of the secrets of the mysterious Russian history. Skip the line to enter the most significant place in Moscow, the heart of the Russian capital and UNESCO Heriatge Site, the Kremlin. You can explore its ancient monuments: Arsenal, Palace of Soviets, Tsar-Bell, Tsar-Cannon, Senat Palace (the seat of the President of the Russian Federation), and Cathedral Square (one of the most beautiful places in Moscow). Marvel at the rarest treasures of the Russian Emperors. There are only five museums of this caliber in the world, none of which are quite like this. Home to 10 Fabergé eggs, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, the coronation robes of the Russian Tsars and the biggest collection of jeweled royal carriages in the world, the Armory Chamber is an unparalleled treasure chest. After visiting the Armory, proceed to the Diamond Fund, one of the few treasuries 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 of the 18th-20th centuries, rare gems, like 90-carats Shah diamond, royal insignia, gold and platinum nuggets of historical, artistic, scientific and material value. Your guide will leave you in the Diamond Fund, from where you will continue your tour with an audioguide.

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Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

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 10 of the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya 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: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

10. Moscow: Soviet Shooting Tour + Optional Military Van Pick Up

Learn to master iconic Soviet weapons under supervision of a professional trainer. Discover the thrill of shooting military grade weapons loaded with live bullets on a shooting tour from Moscow. Jump aboard a classic military Soviet van at your hotel doorstep, and drive to the shooting range. A professional trainer will join your guide to teach you the ins and outs of becoming a Soviet sharpshooter. Choose your preferred option with different numbers of rounds and weapons included. Try the legendary Kalashnikov AK-47, fire the iconic semi-automatic Dragunov sniper rifle, and test out the Yarygin Pistol, the standard Russian military sidearm. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will have the opportunity to take Moscow's subway together with them to reach the shooting range. An option to travel by Soviet military van is also available.

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What people are saying about Moscow

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Nice tour but should have updates on timings about other free passages inside Kremlin and Red Square , as of ot is an introductory tour. Audio Guide should be Included in Armoury Chamber. Otherwise very good Place to See and spend time. It takes around 3 days to see entire Kremlin and Red Square churches , Exhibitions and Tombs

Gorgeous (the mobile guide (application) is wonderful. The audio guide (which is "in place") is weaker !! Well, it's a pity that tickets sold out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Alexander did an amazing job in this busy and loud environment. The Views and stories are stunning! Thank you so much!

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

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful