Moscow: Private Visit of Bunker 42 (Cold War Museum)
- Small group
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 1.5 hours
buying the ticket was easy and the guide was already waiting for us with the tickets when we reached there. She was very nice and explained everything very good, in fluent english. The bunker is a must see, because of what it represents, everything in there is still kept as it is. Even though it was supposed to be built for Staline, it actually was built 3 years after his death and used until as recently as late 80s ! PEOPLE WITH CLAUSTROPHOBIA SHOULD AVOID !!, it is a bunker after all. As interesting as it is, it gives you the chills, after touring and witnessing a mock nuclear bomb launch, by the help of the visitors, when one realises what could have happened ! The tour of the bunker itself could be improved, the local guid only talked english, and most of the signs are only in russian, sometimes making you feel like an illiterate, but no matter what, it is a part of history one should see. Oh! and there are 300 steps to go down and up again after the tour...
Many of the places we wanted to visit were covered by the pass, so had been paid for in advance. It was good not to have to queue. The guide proved to be invaluable, being a handy size to carry with us throughout our holiday. Mentioning Tram 7 from Kievskaya Metro Station to Sparrow Hills would be helpful, to avoid a long and confusing walk, since there are insufficient signposts in Moscow.
Had a little trouble finding the ticket office in GUM, it is actually in line 3 but not at the fountain, it is further down the hall. Just a phone call & we found it. We got our tickets & started to enjoy Moscow. Well worth it!!!
we could not use our mobile voucher. We had to go to meeting point to take the card then use the card to change for a ticket. which does not make sense. however the facility to get in sightseeing points was very handy.
my guide Maria was so professional and funny. She was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour around what I wanted to see and know. the bunker is a fascinating place to visit.