Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Please indicate your desired pickup time in the comments section when you book
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest
    You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The loc.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off on foot at the train station, or taxi or train to Moscow airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Want to see all the best of Moscow during your layover? Make the most of your layover starting your Russian adventure fromMoscow airport or train station ona private 7-hour tour. Meet your friendly local guide on arrival, and enjoy a comprehensive city tour. You will have a private airport/train station pick up (depends on tour option), and have a quick observation city tour gazing out the windows.
After that see sights such as Kremlin, Red square, St. Basils Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Gorky park and Sparrow hills. Your itinerary is flexible and can be customized around your interests and layover duration. Upgrade to include a convenient transfer into Moscow center plusa Metro pass and explore the city like a local.
Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.Your private local guide will meet youat the airport and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.


Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Multiple departure times and locations available

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Moskovskiy Metropoliten, Moscow, Central Russia

Book your required tour option, and inform your guide of your interests when contacted before your tour.See all the best Moscow can offer in a short time. This private layover tour is an ideal choice for those who want to see city in a short time and get the best views and panoramic vistas of Moscow. Note: it might not be reasonable to book a tour if you have only 3 hours as only transportation to the city and back takes about 2 hours.
Meet your private guide at Moscow airport or train station, and travel into the city by train or taxi before buying a Metro pass (all own expense). Alternatively, if youve upgraded, enjoy a transfer into the city, and receive your Metro pass from your guide (included in price).
Begin your approximately 7-hour tour by metro an attraction in itself. Opened in 1935, this underground network was built to glorify the Soviet Union, with mosaics, chandeliers, and statues.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia

Depending on your wishes, admire landmarks like Red square and St. Basils Cathedral, and visit the Kremlin. If time allows, enjoy a Russian lunch and visit other attractions like Gorky park and Sparrow hills.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia

Enjoy exploring the heart of Moscow

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow, Central Russia

The historical landmark of Russia

Stop At: GUM, Moscow, Central Russia

12pm-1pm:Take in Red square, Lenin's Mausoleum, and St. Basil's Cathedral, and go souvenir shopping at the famous Gum department store, hearing about Moscows history as you walk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Monument to Marshal Zhukov, Moscow, Central Russia

Take a photo with Russian General Marshal

Stop At: Romanovskiy Obelisk in the Alexander garden, Moscow, Central Russia

Stroll along Alexander garden, see the Eternal Flame, Kremlin walls and towers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Moscow, Central Russia

See the Kremlin, Kremlin walls and towers from outside. You may wish to see it from inside too, in which case we'll get tickets for you in advance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka, Moscow, Central Russia

See below for asample 7-hour tour. Admission fees, food and drinks, and other activities at your own expense.
Sample Itinerary:
10am-12pm: Begin by riding the Metro, seeing its beautifulstations. Then, tour historical Kitay Gorod, exploring its streets and churches on foot.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Moscow, Central Russia

Snap some pictures here as it's one of the best photo ops in Moscow

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, Moscow, Central Russia

1pm-3pm: Watch the Changing of the Guard and tour the massive Kremlin complex, including the Kremlin Cathedrals, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and other sights. You may want to explore The armory Museum with an optional audio guide.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Bolshoi theatre, Moscow, Central Russia

Walk along Nikolskaya Street and see the Bolshoi Theatre from outside, Revolution Square, and Zhukov Monument. Stroll along Alexander garden, see the Eternal Flame, Kremlin walls and towers.

Stop At: Sparrow hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow, Central Russia

3pm-4pm: Break for a Russian lunch before your sightseeing of choice: perhaps climbing Sparrow hills for city views, taking a river cruise (summer only).

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Gorky park Museum, Moscow, Central Russia

Instead of Sparrow Hills, you may want to visitGorky Park, the most popular place among locals.
Your tour ends at Sparrow Hills or Gorky park. Or else you guide can drop you at Moscow train station where you can get an aeroexpress train back to the airport. Or else your guide can order a taxi for you (own expense).


Airport or train station pickup by public train or private vehicle (if you book a tour option with included transfer)

Metro pass (if you book a tour option with included transfer)

Multiple start times available

Private city sightseeing tour on foot and by metro

All taxes

Flexible itinerary

Entry/Admission - Moskovskiy Metropoliten


Train or taxi from airport or train station to Moscow (depending on option selected)

Metro pass (depending on option selected)

Admission fees (if any)

Food and drinks


Return train or taxi to the airport / train station (depending on option selected)

Entry/Admission - St. Basil's Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers

Entry/Admission - Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This is a private walking tour with use of the metro

Please indicate preferred start time in the comments when booking

Your tour itinerary can be modified to suit your preferences

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Oct-2018

    The tour guide, Alex was very professional.