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  • Moscow: Private Visit of Bunker 42 (Cold War Museum)

    1. Moscow: Private Visit of Bunker 42 (Cold War Museum)

    While in Moscow take the opportunity to discover the most secret and secured Bunker of the USSR, Bunker 42. This former military communication center is now a museum off the beaten track and well worth a visit. An interactive museum, the Taganka Bunker 42 is an essential visit for those curious or passionate about the Soviet era and the Cold War. The Taganka Bunker, also called the Bunker 42, a historic USSR military communication center located deep below the streets of the city. Since the collapse of the USSR, it has become a museum dedicated to the cold war. Made up of four interconnected blocks, the bunker forms a labyrinth with a unique atmosphere. Explore this labyrinth of the cold war where the atmosphere has not changed and feel like you are back in the Soviet era.  Enter one of the most secured bunkers of the USSR with your guide and let them immerse you in the intense atmosph...

    The bunker is literally a unique experience only found in Moscow, highly recommend visiting it and go through a time machine to USSR Red Army with Mariya the amazing guide!

  • Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

    2. Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

    Explore Moscow’s famous underground stations and the Bunker-42 Cold War Museum. Start with the best Moscow metro stations of the Soviet period, designed and built between 1934 and 1960. Compare different architectural styles and the beauty of the underground on this 30- to 50-minute tour. Next, visit Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex, bunker, and communication center with an area of 7,000 square meters at a depth of 65 meters.  During the Cold War, approximately 600 people could live and work in the complex for 30 days without assistance from the outside world, thanks to stores of food and medicine, an air recycling system, and diesel generators. Workers would commute to the facility by way of the Taganskaya metro station, on special trains that ran at night. Even the entrance is hidden, disguised as an old building.

  • Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

    3. 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 a...

    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.

  • Moscow Metro and Bunker 42 Private Tour

    4. Moscow Metro and Bunker 42 Private Tour

    Discover an underground museum of architectural treasures on a private tour of the Moscow Metro. Visit some of the most beautiful stations on the network and learn how and why they were built. Of the 215 stations on the Moscow Metro, 44 are recognized as important sites of cultural heritage. Visit 5 different stations to marvel at the impressive mosaics, sculptures, ornate balconies, and lighting. Proceed to Bunker 42 on Taganka, and explore the anti-nuclear underground facility. Descend to a depth of 65 meters below Taganka Square and hear how the design of the bunker is protected from the damaging effects of a potential nuclear explosion. See marvels of engineering and feel a part of the facility. Visit a unique Cold War museum before drop-off at your accommodation, if required.

  • Moscow: Full-Day Bunker 42 & River Cruise with Private Guide

    5. Moscow: Full-Day Bunker 42 & River Cruise with Private Guide

    Meet your guide and head out on a unique tour to Bunker-42. On your way, hear your guide give a brief survey of the history of the Moscow metro. Visit an anti-nuclear underground facility built in the 50s, 65 meters under Taganka Square. Discover how the design of the bunker is defended from the damaging factors of the nuclear explosion. View astounding engineering objects and feel as though you are a part of this large-scale facility. Understand how close the world was to a nuclear Third World War.  Come back up to ground level and experience Moscow from the water. Get closer to the city’s exciting riverside sights as you cruise goes along famous landmarks, including a symbol of the Russian statehood and one of the most significant architectural symbols in the world, a primary football stadium in Russia, Vorobyovy Gory, Moscow State University, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and ...

  • Moscow: Bunker-42, Dinner, and Moscow Metro Guided Tour

    6. Moscow: Bunker-42, Dinner, and Moscow Metro Guided Tour

    Discover Russia's underground wonders on this exciting evening tour of Bunker-42 and the Moscow Metro. Enjoy a unique Cold-War dining experience. Enjoy convenient pick-up from your hotel in Moscow and dive into Cold War story in one of the most secure places in the USSR: Bunker-42. Enjoy a traditional Russian dinner and fortify yourself with a shot of vodka before exploring. After dinner, follow your guide as you learn what life was like 65 meters below the surface in this bunker that could house up to 2000 people. Learn about Soviet plans in case of nuclear attack. Dive into the marvelous Moscow Metro after your bunker tour and see why it was nicknamed "Stalin's Palace for the People." Take in the richness of the world's most beautiful metro before being dropped off back at your hotel.

  • Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

    7. Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

    Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Begin your discovery of Moscow by walking around the city to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and other popular tourist spots. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers that this fortress houses. Explore the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's metro stations built during the Soviet era. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. And as if a space museum is not impressive enough, proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold W...

  • Moscow: 2-Day Guided Museum Tour with Boat Ride

    8. Moscow: 2-Day Guided Museum Tour with Boat Ride

    Join a 2-day guided tour to see Moscow's metro stations, infamous museums, and the Tretyakov Art Gallery that boasts a collection of classical Russian art. Go on a relaxing cruise along the Moscow River and see the newest city park, the monument of Peter the Great, the parliament, and much more. Start your discovery of Moscow by seeing the beauty and architectural designs of metro stations built from 1934 to 1960. Then, head over to the Museum of Cosmonautics and hear about how the Soviet Union won the space race. Dive into the history of space science and see the models of the first sputniks, space station, and miniature spaceship. Afterwards, recharge by having a fulfilling lunch. Your guide will then take you to Bunker-42, a museum 65 meters below the ground that is dedicated to the Cold War. Find out how 600 people can live in this bunker for 30 days without intervention from the o...

  • Moscow: 2-Day Guided City Walking Tour

    9. Moscow: 2-Day Guided City Walking Tour

    Discover Moscow and its popular museums on this 2-day guided city walking tour. Learn about Moscow's history by visiting sites like St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's tomb, the Kremlin, Bunker-42, and much more. Begin your 2-day tour by walking around Moscow on your first day. Your guide will introduce you to the most impressive sights in Moscow such as Red Square, GUM, and Alexander Garden. Experience the city's vibrant life and learn about its culture and rich history as you hop from one scenic spot to another. After taking a stroll, have lunch at a local restaurant and then head over to Kremlin, a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow. Marvel at the imposing architecture inside the Kremlin walls and admire its historical cathedrals. The Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell are worth looking forward, too. On the second day, visit the Museum of Cosmonautics and dive into the history of space sci...

  • Moscow: Guided Tour to the Cosmonautics Museum and Bunker-42

    10. Moscow: Guided Tour to the Cosmonautics Museum and Bunker-42

    Get to know the USSR on this guided tour to metro stations and museums built in the Soviet era. Have a satisfying lunch in a café in Moscow, and hear about the history of Soviet military and space exploration. After meeting with your guide, start your day with a tour to Moscow's metro stations built from 1934 to 1960. Marvel at the beauty of these underground stations and compare their architectural styles. Next, head over to the Museum of Cosmonautics. The story of the USSR's space exploration and how they won the space race is definitely something to look forward to. Discover the models of the first sputniks, first space station, and the Mir Space Station’s main module. After your educational experience, recharge by having lunch at a Moscow café. Finally, make your way to Bunker-42, a museum devoted to the Cold War. Have the unique opportunity of exploring a once-secret military com...

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What people are saying about Bunker 42

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 327 reviews

Katia is a guide passionate about the history of her country and knew how to convey her interest to us during the visit. She was kind to us and took the time to detail all the important points to know. In addition, she has a perfect command of the French language. The visit to the bunker is very interesting due to its authenticity as well as its uniqueness. This visit represents a real interest during a trip to Moscow.

The guide explained more eagerly and deepened my understanding of each place. In addition, I was able to enjoy it without doubling because I could choose a place to go around considering the places I visited so far.

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.

The bunker is literally a unique experience only found in Moscow, highly recommend visiting it and go through a time machine to USSR Red Army with Mariya the amazing guide!

It’s a real banker, keep in your mind that You have to go down 18 floors, it’s interesting to see Such a secret place like this, also They have air conditioning