Private Moscow City Tour With Red Square And Kremlin

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements box
  • 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. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel or centrally located place in Moscow
  • 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.

Overview

Visit a centuries-old fortresses, museums, cathedrals and discover the city's heart on this 5-hour private tour of the Moscow-russia/Kremlin">Kremlin and the Red Square.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest and largest fortress in Russia. On the Kremlin portion you will see the Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell, 4 cathedrals: Assumption Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral, Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles.4 palaces (from outside): Great Kremlin Palace, State Kremlin Palace, Terem palace, Poteshny Palace,5 squares: Palace Square, Cathedral Square, Ivanovo Square, Trinity Square, Senate Square. And 20 Kremlin Towers.
The Red square tour is GUM. Kazan cathedral, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum,Alexander garden, Eternal Flame, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Bolshoi Theater, the Streets of Kitay Gorod, Nikolskaya, Ilyinka, and Varvarka.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Lunch included
  • Skip the line

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The smell of history is in the air!When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore.On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth.
A morning stroll through Kitay Gorod will be a beautiful start. Let the historical feast begin with the Red Square tour.
*This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.
Red Square Tour
Resurrection Gate with opportunity to flip a coin to come back
Iconic Manege Square
Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral
GUM - the State Department Store with 123-year old history
St. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty
Lobnoye Mesto (or "Place of the Skulls") where big and sometimes terrible events took place

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central Russia

The Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of Moscow
Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon - the biggest in the world
The Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first Romanov
The Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal church
The Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial place
The Cathedral of Twelve Apostlesand Patriarch Palace
Finish the tour at the Armory,which startedas aroyal arsenal in 1508 and nowadays consists of 9 halls with aunique collections of the Russian, European and Eastern weapons, jewelry and household articles of the tsars belonging tothe period from the 5th to the 20th centuries.Learn a ton of fun facts on this private tour with your friendly local guide:
Red Square is a result of large fire in fifteenth century that destroyed the spot and it was decided not to build it back
The oldest building in Moscow is Assumption Cathedral (built in 1474-1479)
It's a known fact that Lobnoye Mesto is the place for executions, however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees
The Tsar Cannon was never actually used in any war conflicts
For about 100 years the Tsar Bell was in a pit
The sculptor who created the Minin and Pozharsky monument used his sons as models for it
The Minin and Pozharsky monument was initially located in the very center of Red Square, until in 1931 it was moved closer to St. Basil's Cathedral
Joseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961
All of the Moscow Kremlin is included in UNESCO World Heritage List, except for the State Kremlin PalaceAfter the tour your guide will leave you at the Armory where you can take your time and explore the huge museum at your own comfortable pace.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, Moscow, Central Russia

Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon - the biggest in the world

Pass By: Cathedral Square, Moscow, Central Russia

Explore the national heritage of Russia

Pass By: The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great, Moscow, Central Russia

See the Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of Moscow


Pass By: Uspensky Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia

The Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial place


Pass By: Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), Moscow, Central Russia

The Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first Romanov

Pass By: Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow, Central Russia

The Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal church


Pass By: Church of the Twelve Apostles and Patriarch's Palace, Moscow, Central Russia

Hear the intriguing facts from Russian history

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

Joseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961!


Pass By: GUM, Moscow, Central Russia

GUM - the State Department Store with 126-year old history


Pass By: Minin & Pozharsky Monument, Moscow, Central Russia

Hear the fascinating story of the Russian heroes

Pass By: Kazan Cathedral, Moscow, Central Russia

Enjoy the views of Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral


Pass By: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Moscow, Central Russia

Take in the views of astonishing historical Kremlin walls and towers

Pass By: Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel, Moscow, Central Russia

Don't forget to flip a coin for luck!

Pass By: Lobnoye Mesto, Moscow, Central Russia

It's a known fact that Lobnoye Mesto is the place for executions, however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees


Pass By: Patriarshy Bridge, Moscow, Central Russia

Don't miss perfect photo ops!

Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Central Russia

Enjoy the scenic views of the Cathedral and the Kremlin from the Patriarch brinde

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

All taxes

Friendly local guide

Private walking tour

Russian lunch (on selected options with included lunch)

Multiple start times available

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour

Iconic places for photo shoot

Flexible customizable itinerary

Must-see attractions and off the beaten path

Meeting in the hotel

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Entrance tickets to be paid on the tour, please bring approximately $16 USD per person, per entry ticket to the Kremlin if you decide to go

Extra food not included in fixed menu (on Kremlin+lunch tours)

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Private walking tour with the use of metro

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking

The tour can be modified to meet your preferences

Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour

Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English

Please remember to add or remind your hotel details for the pickup service.

Please advise the agency with the country of arrival.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Dec-2019

    My personal guide Katya was fantastic, her great depth of knowledge of her city really made this tour a memorable experience. With the ability to tailor the tour to my needs as a one-on-one experience made this visit exactly what I wanted. Thanks Katya

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Sveta was a great guide and the tour was excellent. She did a good job working around bad weather (rain). Adjusting to go inside when it rained and outside when the weather cleared. Excellent English and very nice.

  • 27-Aug-2019

    Firstly, you will be met at your hotel and have to walk everywhere, so not for young children, elderly as disabled. Secondly, you have to pay extra for everything, INCLUDING tickets for the guide to enter the historic sites and for your Metro tickets! I was aware I would have to pay circa 1000 RR ($16 USD) as this was on the booking. I ended up paying 5200 RR (2 x 1000 for the guide and I to enter to Kremlin and 1600 x 2 for the guide and I to enter the Armoury at the Kremlin). I paid cash for this and asked for a receipt which the guide would only give me if I agreed to go to the office of Viator's agent. I believe the reason for this is Guide's get discounted entry and even if they didn't the price for entry for 2 to the Amoury is only 2000 RR (1000 each) and so I feel I was ripped off. All this said it was for a 7 seven 1:1 tour with someone whose knowledge was unsurpassed and who spoke excellent English. S0 just be warned it isn't such good value as it first appears!

  • 23-Aug-2019

    OK, have to admit, I did not read the tour description carefully enough. Having had wonderful tours in St. Petersburg, I expected this one to be the same. However, this is a walking tour. Emphasis on walking. The guide did meet us at the river boat pier as requested and then it was a 20 minute walk to the metro. Second surprise is that there are NO tickets, admissions or other amenities with this tour as we had been provided in St. Petersburg. The tour was advertised for up to 6 people and when four of us showed up, the guide was surprised and seemed to be a little put out. I did have a discussion with her about what to expect and she did handle that discussion well and professionally. However, her attachment to her cell phone was constant. At one point she sat us on the steps of St. Basil's and gave a brief history of the cathedral and its churches. We are a little older and needed to take our time, she was fairly accommodating, but overall this tour gave us nothing we could not have done for ourselves.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Great option to explore the city as you walk everywhere, provided you are dressed appropriately!

    The sights were beautiful and our guide was great too. There was some miscommunication regarding the starting time schedule, but the guide accommodated us and was very friendly. She told us interesting stories about the sights and was very helpful with clicking pictures for us as well! :)

    The only negative i would say would be that the tour should buy the tickets as per the requirements beforehand as there were big lines for the same and we had to wait a long time. Also we could not get tickets to certain places like armoury chamber etc. as the lines were too long and tickets were limited.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    My daughter and I had a private city tour on 26th June. Our guide was really good . She contacted us on Whatsapp to establish our itinerary before we arrived in Moscow. W saw all the main sites . Our guide was very good at explaining a lot of history and giving us information.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our family loved our private tour of Moscow city with Katya.She was friendly, knowledgeable and was able to understand how and what exactly we wanted to do in the 5 hours.
    A day full of history, sight seeing and good conversations.
    Definitely worth it!

  • 13-May-2019

    We weren’t informed beforehand that because of the Victory Day March that we couldn’t actually go into the Red Square or the Kremlin so we paid for a tour that we didn’t get to really see, we walked around the city instead sure Victoria was great and very knowledgeable about the city but it wasn’t what we paid for not worth the money

  • 11-Mar-2019

    I appreciated Tanya's expansive knowledge of the Red Square and surrounding sites. She provided great detail and even historic pictures of the sites. It was a great tour!

  • 15-Oct-2018

    My tour guide Kate was AMAZING! She is super knowledgeable about the rich history and culture of Russia, she knows the ins and outs of the whole tour to escape the crowd and bring you to the local gems of Moscow. Thanks to Kate for customizing the agenda and itinerary before the tour and I had a better understanding of Russia/Moscow and thoroughly enjoyed the sights of the beautiful landmarks of Moscow! If you want to live like a local for 5 hours, try this tour!

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