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Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

1. Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

Visiting a banya is an integral part of Russian culture. Russians have come to these saunas to relax and unwind for more than 1,000 years. On this tour, you can discover a banya for yourself.  The tour begins with a pick-up from VDNKh metro station in a classic Soviet van. Travel with your group members to Sergiyev Posad, where you will be taken to visit the famous Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius monastery - known as the greatest and largest in Russia. Be in awe of its blue cupolas decorated with golden stars.  Finally, stop at a traditional wooden banya by a beautiful lake and be guided through a 3-hour banya session and learn about this important part of Russian culture. Be treated to a Russian skin scrub treatment with a veniki - a kind of broom used in therapeutic practices. You have the option to dive into the lake after your treatment, then dry off before enjoying a wonderful 3-course dinner, full of local specialities. 

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Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

2. Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

The Moscow CityPass is your key to the city, offering great value and convenience with free entry to more than 40 top attractions, a 1-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, river cruise, observation deck, and walking tour. Enjoy free entrance to more than 40 attractions in Moscow and observe the city from different perspectives with 7 free excursions by land or water. Save your time with the skip-the-line option at such top attractions like Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and other. Head out to the Kremlin Museums or board the Radisson Royal River Cruise, and then enjoy the special offers at various restaurants to get the full experience of Moscow. Plan your trip using a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). Moscow CityPass is your smart way to travel. The tour operator has already chosen the most interesting attractions for you. Just open your guidebook and decide where you will go at first. The City Pass is much cheaper than buying tickets separately and helps to save your time with skip-the-line entrances. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. Moscow CityPass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Free Entry: Museums: • The Moscow Kremlin • State Historical Museum (main building) • Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 • State Tretyakov Gallery • State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val • St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) • Underground Museum in the park “Zaryadye” • Shilov Art Gallery • Artcentre. Moscow • Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography • Schusev State Museum of Architecture • Mosquarium (VDNH) • Historical Park “Russia — my history” (VDNH) • House-museum of Pushkin on Staraya Basmannaya • Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center • Bunker-42 (The Cold War Museum) • Moscow Transport Museum • State Pushkin Museum • Pushkin Memorial Apartment on Arbat Street • Memorial Apartment of Andrey Bely • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum • Bulgakov's House Museum-Theatre • Liublino Estate • Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve • Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve • Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye • Izmailovo Estate • Vodka History Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Bread (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Weapons Museum (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • The Living Museum of Folk Arts (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • World History in plasticine (The Kremlin in Izmailovo) • Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines • Experimentanium Science Museum • Paleontological Museum • Museum of Contemporary History of Russia • “Presnya” • Museum of Underground Printing Press (1905-1906) • Institute of Russian Realist Art • Museum of Russian Icon Excursions: • Radisson Royal Flotilla river-cruise • Moscow City sightseeing bus trip • Observation Deck of the hotel Ukraine • “Zaryadye” sightseeing tour • Walking tour with Moscow free tour • Skating ring mega ice

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Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

3. Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

For more than 70 years Moscow was the capital of the vast Soviet empire, and reminders of that time can still be seen throughout the city. The first stop of the tour is Lenin’s Mausoleum, the burial place of one of the most influential communist leaders in the world. Learn about the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin and Stalin to Gorbachev. Continue to the Lubyanka to see the notorious headquarters of the former KGB. See the Solovetsky Stone, the monument to victims of Soviet repression. Finally, explore the beauty of Ploshad Revotsii metro station and learn about its rich-history.

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Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

4. Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum & VDNKh Private Space Tour

Your personal guide will pick you up at your accommodation and accompany you to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Travel by metro to discover the beautiful stations and learn about the subways' significance during World War II. Arrive at the museum and marvel at one of the largest statues in Russia, the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. During your tour, explore the universe as seen from the perspective of the Soviets, while your guide shares a brief history of the Space Race and the struggle for Space dominance between the Soviet Union and the United States. Walk through the halls of the Air Space museum and see the space suit of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Travel in time as you learn about the beginning of the space era, successful moon expeditions and the solar system.  Then, head to VDNKh Park and soak in the atmosphere of the 1930’s U.S.S.R. Constructed in 1935 it is a perfect demonstration of the Soviet architectural style and takes its you back to the times of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushev. At VDNKh, see a life size Vostok rocket and Buran Spacecraft.

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Moscow: 4–Hour Sights of Communism Private Tour

5. Moscow: 4–Hour Sights of Communism Private Tour

After pick–up from your hotel, get a brief historical overview of Soviet Union. Head toward the Lubyanka Square, home of the infamous KGB headquarters and learn the story of the GULAG concentration camps and the Solovetsky stone on the Square. Continue your tour to Detskiy Mir (Children’s World), the most famous children's store in USSR, and go up to the store's roof to admire the view of Moscow. See Stalinist skyscrapers and learn the stories and myths behind their construction. Stroll down to the Revolutionary Square and gaze at the monument to Karl Marx, one of the ideologists of communism. Pass the Metropol hotel, the scene of fierce fighting between Czar forces and the Bolsheviks. Afterwards, head underground and admire 76 bronze sculptures depicting the Soviet people on the Revolution Square metro station. Continue by metro to VDNKh, a large park and exhibition center constructed on the eve of the Second World War, now a symbol of the USSR. Take a picture next to the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman statue that has become the embodiment of Soviet sculpture. Walk past the monument to the Conquerors of Space and see the Cosmos Hotel, the largest hotel in Russia, built to host the participants of the 1980 Olympic Games.

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VDNKh Private Tour With a Guide

6. VDNKh Private Tour With a Guide

The guide will meet you at the hotel, from where, depending on the location of the hotel, you will go by foot, by public transport, or by taxi to the main entrance of VDNKh. From here, your fascinating journey through the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy will begin. Along the picturesque Central Avenue, you will go towards the Central Pavilion No. 1, which greets guests every day with its snow-white colonnade. The guide will tell you about the architecture of this building, and what difficulties Soviet architects faced during its construction. To the right side of the pavilion, you will get acquainted with one of the main attractions of the exhibition complex - the magnificent Friendship of the Peoples Fountain. Further, you will proceed to the pavilions 'Armenia', 'Karelia', and 'Culture', each of which has its own unique architectural features. The next stop on your itinerary will be the monumental fountain 'The Stone Flower', the work of the eminent architect Konstantin Topuridze. The tour will end at the Industry Square, where you will admire the achievements of Soviet cosmonautics, in particular, the Vostok spacecraft - a copy of the spacecraft on which Yuri Gagarin circled the Earth in 108 minutes. At the end of the tour, the guide will accompany you to the VDNKh metro station.

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Moscow: 3-Hour Soviet Space Conquest Ultimate Tour

7. Moscow: 3-Hour Soviet Space Conquest Ultimate Tour

Visit the Museum of Cosmonautics, under the Monument of the Conquerors of Space, a metallic spire of around 100 meters, surmounted by a rocket launching towards space and cover of titanium. Learn about the history of space exploration from the 1920's to the present day. This rich and unique collection retraces the progress in rocket technology, scientific discovery and daily life of cosmonauts. With your guide, discover how the Soviet Union became a dominant power in the space conquest, then how this heritage was carried by the Russian Federation and its current role in space exploration. Learn about the characteristics of the different spacecraft and satellites, including Soyuz vessels, as well as a life-size model of the MIR space station. Visit the legendary VDNKh Park, promoting the USSR and its people. Dive back in time marvelling at the statue of Lenin and Communist Party. Marvel at the exhibits as your guide shares with you the stories of the Soviet heroes of space conquest. Please note that the museum requires a Russian QR-Code proving you got vaccinated in Russia.

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Moscow: Private City Tour with Local Guide

8. Moscow: Private City Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and walk to the closest metro station. Head to your first stop, Khram Ikony Bozhiyey Materi Znameniye. Khram Ikony Bozhiyey Materi Znameniye is a local church built in 1757. Learn about the traditions of the Orthodox church and take in the architecture of the building. Visit Rizhsky Flower Market. Rizhsky Flower Market is a local flower and fresh food market. Here you’ll get the chance to see how locals shop and hear about the importance of flowers in Russian culture. Explore the All-Russian Exhibition Center. The All-Russian Exhibition Center, also known as the VDNH is a complex filled with unique Soviet architecture. A popular place for locals to spend their weekends, the VDNH is a great place to take a break and enjoy some local food and drinks.

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What people are saying about All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 321 reviews

Our Banya and Sergiev Posad experience was incredible!!! Both our tour guides, Sergey & Andrew was very friendly, timely, and super easy to get along with. They told us about the history,folklore, and traditions concerning the places and activities we were getting involved with. The food was also very local Russian and was delicious. Was definitely a very informative, yet extremely relaxing experience for us in Russia. One of our highlights for sure!!!

We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

Elena was amazing! She was really interesting and made the experience so enjoyable. She didn’t rush anything even though we were over the allotted 4 hours by 30 minutes as I wanted to grab food and drinks along the way. Elena just wanted to make sure we saw everything we could whilst in Moscow.

The monastery and banya trip were both excellent. The activities itself felt very interesting and made Russian culture a bit closer to us. It was a pleasure to be guided by Timur and Anton - excellent guides and lovely, warm and friendly people. Well recommended!

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