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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: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

2. Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the theatre. Marvel at the magnificent facade of the grand Bolshoi Theatre. Enter the main hall and admire a 6–tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever. If the time is right, you may even get to see some ballet before the first night!  Admire the pristine renovations as you see box seats once reserved for Russian emperors, and visit the Royal Foyer, a resting place for emperors during performance intervals. Listen to legends surrounding the incredible acoustics and then return to the entrance to bid your private guide a fond farewell.  

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Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with this guided tour. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage. Hear how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders shaped Moscow's landscape. Meet your guide and stroll through the center of Moscow. Stop at the Red Square where you can see a historic fortress and the Kremlin. Go to GUM, which is a large store that was once the State Department Store in Soviet times. Head to the towering St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s tomb. Go to Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier. Pass by the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and gain a deeper understanding of the city.

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Moscow: 4-Hour Panoramic Private Tour by Vehicle

4. Moscow: 4-Hour Panoramic Private Tour by Vehicle

Discover the best of Moscow from the comfort of a private vehicle. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then journey to Red Square to marvel at the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin towers.  Stroll around the iconic square and look at Lenin's Tomb. Move on through Manezhnaya Square and Tverskaya Street as you make your way towards Zaryadye Park. Get a panoramic view across the city and make the most of some fantastic photo opportunities. Admire the magnificent Bolshoi Theater before going to Sparrow Hills for more panoramic views. Learn about the different architectural styles of the city as you travel through the modern business center.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

5. 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: City Walking Tour

6. Moscow: City Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with your tour guide. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage, hearing how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders changed Moscow's landscape. Stop at Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and the city's pace of life as you wander through its historical streets.

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Moscow: Downtown Walking Tour

7. Moscow: Downtown Walking Tour

Moscow is one of the biggest capitals in Europe, and is the head of history and culture of the Russian nation. It can keep visitors busy for months as they discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Prepare to discover the main sites in the Moscow Downtown area, which will include encounters with medieval architectural gems and the Arbat area. Arbat is the traditional artistic district of Moscow, where painters, singers, and actors live and perform in the street. You'll later encounter the Bolshoy and Maliy theaters, the Metropol and 4 Seasons hotels, the KGB Building, the Kitay Gorod area, and Zaryadye Park, with a photo stop included on the famous Soaring Bridge. Throughout your tour your guide will regale you with secret stories about Merchant Yard, Red Square and Alexander Garden, the Kremlin wall, St. Basil, GUM, the State History Museum, and the Mausoleum.

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

8. 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: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

9. Moscow: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

The walking tour will introduce you to sights such as Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander garden with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Atop the roof of a huge toy shop, you can ask your guide about tsars and communist dictators who shaped the city. After lunch, you'll discover the Kremlin Museum. The Kremlin itself is a feudal-style fortress surrounded by defense walls, moats, and loophole towers with secret passages and hidden drinking water wells. There are also venues for ballets and concerts, cathedrals, and a massive Tsar Canon and Tsar bell. Check out the Kremlin's park, and don't forget Russian President's helipad. Day 2: The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in Russia and famous for mostly classical Russian art. Paul Tretyakov left his collection to the city when there was no more room for the paintings in his home. You’ll see masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov, along with pre-Mongolian icons and the world famous “Trinity” by A.Rublev. Followed by a fabulous 2 1/2 hour boat trip which shows the development of Moscow through the millenia.

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Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

10. Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

Moscow is one of the most vibrant European capitals. It can keep visitors busy for months as they strive to discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Throughout this tour you will discover a plethora of interesting facts, including how Red Square was once a market square where traders would sell their goods. You'll encounter the infamous Lenin’s Mausoleum house, and find out whether or not it is possible that Moscow’s Kremlin is the biggest active fortress in Europe. You'll also discover the first university founded in Russia, before visiting Red Square, the Moscow River, the Bolshoi Theatre, the State Department Store, Moscow State University, the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, ancient orthodox churches, and the modern financial district of Moscow City. Throughout your tour you will hear interesting secret stories about the former headquarters of the KGB-organization, Stalin’s skyscrapers, Soviet-style buildings, and much more.

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What people are saying about Bolshoi Theatre

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 339 reviews

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.

Julia was fantastic, she is passionate about Moscow and her job! Kremlin is beautiful and Julia made this trip a special experience. Very good!

It is a good opportunity to visit the Bolshoi. For all French, the guide must be named Nathalie, or Natalia. Which was the case.

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.