Private Tour: Red Square With Bolshoi Theatre Backstage Tour And 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch - Moscow

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Due to extremely high demand, the exact departure time of the tour will confirmed 1 day before. The tour usually starts between 9am and 2pm. Please confirm with the local operator after booking.
  • Departure Details :
    You hotel/hostel
  • Return Details :
    Your own way (by foot, taxi or metro)
  • Cancellation Policy :


This exclusive tour combines visiting the main Square of Russia - Red Square - the most majestic and beautiful must-see place of Moscow, and the unique backstage tour to the Oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. The Old building of Bolshoi has been opened on October 20, 1856 due to coronation of Alexander the 2nd. For about 6 years it was under reconstruction and is now opened again for the Ballet and Opera lovers from all over the world. The magnificent theatre is well-known by the production of the performances to the classical music of best Russian composers such as - Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Dargomyzhsky, Borodin, Shostakovitch. Best Russian operas - "Life for the Tsar", "Boris Godunov", "Prince Igor", "Snowmaden", some arias from them have been performed by Fedor Shalyapin, Leonid Sobinov and Antonina Nezhdanova  themselves.


  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

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Get your air-conditioned comfortable car at the hotel lobby and move to the center of Moscow - Red Square- main plaza of Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia. Red Square is often considered to be the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square. Enjoy the greatness and beauty of the Unesco-listed Architectural Ensemble of Moscow Kremlin, which doesn't have any analogues all over the world. 
Some minutes walk from Kremlin and now your backstage tour to the Oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre - begins.
The excursions operates from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and lasts for about 1-1,5 hours. The tour will be led by a professional guide who will give you a detailed overview of the theatre history and traditions as well as its everyday life. Gold and crystal, velvet and skilled imagery, wealth and luxury - now you can admire all this brilliance yourself. Imagine the Royal Family sitting in the Royal Box, listening best arias of Shalyapin and delighting the glorious production of Marius Petipa ballet performances. You will see the orchestra pit with conductor's stand and scene mechanisms, which are very necessary  to lift up curtain and change decorations. Probably you will have a unique chance to visit make-up workshops and rehearsal room, if it suits to the theatre plans because of preparation for the evening performance. Beethoven Hall, Government, Royal and Guests Boxes, Small and Grand Imperial Foie, White Hall - everything is now to your attention for 1 hour. Feel the atmosphere of the real theatre daily life - life full of rises and falls, harassing work and appreciative applauses! Feel the soul of this place - listen to the theatre's heat biting in the creative impulse and you will not want to leave this incredible place!
It's time to start the second part of your theatre tour for some eat. Centrally located just near the Bolshoi theatre perfect restaurant named to the honour of the Russian Tsar - "Boris Godunov" - is waiting for you to offer the Real Traditional Russian 4-course Lunch with Vodka. Full of emotions, looking at your exclusive photos, sitting in the halls made as the Royal Palace, rich decorated with ornate tracery. Russian borsch (cabbage soup) with garlic pampushka and sour cream, "Kievskaya Catlet" (Chicken a-la Kiev with tomato sauce) served with rice and vegetables, Roast beef with mushrooms in a pot, Salad Olivier (cucumber, green apple and green pea with mayonnaise), Cutlet Pozharsky with cheese sauce, Siberian Pelmeni and of course on of the best Russian Vodkas (1 shot per person). Now you can feel yourself Real Russian!
After the lunch ends you can get a taxi to come back to your hotel or go for walk around the city centre, admiring one of the Anient and Beautiful Russian cities!


  • 1 shot of best Russian Vodka (per person)
  • 4-course Traditional Russian Lunch
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets to the Architectural Complex of the Cathedral Square


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Performance tickets

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 14 years

A dress code is required to enter places of ballet theatres- not shorts and t-shorts

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A maximum of 15 people per booking

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

According to the specific of preparation process to some evening performances the inner illumination of the theatre can be reduced.

Tickets for the evening performance are not included, but can be requested.

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

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