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Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

1. Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Take a journey along the Moscow river, beginning either at the lively Gorky Park or the Ukraine Hotel, which is one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin. See all of the most iconic attractions in Moscow from a slightly different angle. The boat has two decks and you can choose whether to be on the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the views through the panoramic windows. At the lower deck, there is a bar and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi access. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, you can ask for an audioguide in your language on board for a small price. Upgrade your river cruise by choosing the fine dining option and enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner on your trip. A standard menu includes one salad, one main course, one soft drink, and bread. You will see the Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow City, Gorky Park, Ministry of Defence, Monument to Peter the Great, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Crimean Bridge, Kremlin Palaces and Cathedrals, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Zaryadye Park, Floating Bridge,  Moscow Music Hall, Tretyakov Gallery, Red October Chocolate Factory, and Muzeon Park.  It is recommended to do this tour in the evening when Moscow turns on all of its lights. 

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Moscow: River Boat Tour with a Private Guide

2. Moscow: River Boat Tour with a Private Guide

Following a pickup up from your accommodation, head to Hotel Ukraina, one of the most notable hotels in Moscow. Take your seats on a boat that has an upper open deck with wide panoramic windows that enable you to see every glimpse of Moscow. During your boat ride you will pass some of the most notable buildings that have had a drastic effect on the city's history. See the White House (Russian Federation House of Government), the Kievsky railway station, and Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .   Pass by one of the favorite places of the urban Muscovite and largest recreational area in Moscow, Gorky Park. Take a picture of the colossal Peter the Great Statue erected by one of the most well-known and controversial Russian sculptors, Zurab Tsereteli. Marvel at St. Basil's Cathedral and the incredible Cathedral of Christ the Saviour while learning about its turbulent past and take a picture of the glistening golden domes of this world-renowned cathedral.

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Along the Moscow River: Private Boat Trip

3. Along the Moscow River: Private Boat Trip

Your charming guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an enjoyable journey along the Moscow River. The tour will start from the famous Gorky Park just like in the song of Scorpions. On this spectacular journey, you will see the most famous and iconic sights of Moscow from a totally different perspective. You can choose between two decks of the comfortable, modern boat and observe the diverse and fascinating landscapes of Moscow from the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the view through the panoramic windows of the yacht. You can also treat yourself to some drinks and an exquisite dinner on board in the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of this lovely trip. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of all the historic monuments and buildings you will see on the way, making your journey not only relaxing but also informative and entertaining. The best time to do the boat trip is the evening when you can enjoy the spectacular views of the sparkling lights of Moscow.

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The Best of Russian Art: Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

4. The Best of Russian Art: Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel and go either walking or by metro (depends on the location of your hotel) to the Zamoskvorechye district where the Tretyakov gallery is situated. On your way to the museum you can enjoy one of the most beautiful stations of the Moscow underground - Novokuznetskaya (if you go by metro).  During your 3-hour tour, you can admire great masterpieces and also get to know the rich history of Russian fine art. The gallery was founded in 1856 by a wealthy merchant and a famous patron of the arts Pavel Tretyakov, who had been collecting unique artworks and supporting Russian artists for many years. The works of such outstanding painters as Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Ivan Shishkin and Mikhail Vrubel are prominent in the main building of the gallery. This is the best way to experience the unique Russian spirit while looking at such magnificent masterpieces as Surikov’s “Boyarina Morozova” or Vasnetsov’s “Bogatyrs”. Combine the visit to the gallery with a stroll through the Zamoskvorechye (“behind the Moscow river”) district, located on the southern shore of the Moscow River. Follow a guide through its ancient streets and admire the diverse architectural styles for which this corner of Moscow is famous. You can finish your tour in the most favorite place of all Muscovites - Gorky Park.

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Moscow: Night Small Group Tour

5. Moscow: Night Small Group Tour

Meet your guide near the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and set off on your 90-minute journey through Moscow. Discover Moscow's modern life and how it has developed. Visit some of the historical buildings and areas of the city integrated into the life of Russia's capital. Explore the Muscovites' interests and preferences. Learn why the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is one of the symbols of Russia, and who lives in the infamous House on the Embankment, which saw the peak of Stalin's political terror. Cross the river Moscow to the less touristic districts and see the the oldest chocolate factory in Moscow, now home to many restaurants, clubs and art galleries. See the controversial monument to Peter the Great and discover why locals dislike it. Across the river, stroll in the Statue Cemetery of Muzeon Park. Let your guide show you the private view of local artists in the shadow of Tretyakov Gallery, the best collection of Russian avant-garde art. Finish your tour at the entrance to Gorky Park, recently voted the best leisure and recreation area in Moscow.

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Moscow: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

6. Moscow: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

Indulge yourself on a private cruise along the Moscow River in a modern luxurious yacht. Explore Moscow's most emblematic sights at your own pace and customize the route to your interests. This experience is perfect for parties and special events. After getting picked up from your hotel by your guide, prepare for a relaxing journey along the Moscow River. Bring your own drinks and snacks or order them in advance and play your own music via Bluetooth. Visit all the spots you’re interested in with the security and privacy offered by a luxury yacht and a professional skipper. Sightsee the most famous and iconic sights of Moscow from a unique perspective and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. Make your way past attractions such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Kremlin palaces and cathedrals, Moscow Music Hall, Gorky Park, and the Seven Sisters. Pass the 98-meter-high monument Peter the Great, which sits on an artificial island and can only be seen close-up from the river. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of all the historic monuments and buildings you will see on the way, making your journey not only relaxing but also informative and entertaining.

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What people are saying about Gorky Park

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 347 reviews

The tour was very easy to book. The description helped us find the jetty. Check-in with mobile phone went smoothly. We really enjoyed the ride on the Moskva and the service was excellent.

Very nice cruise, very clean, very beautiful!! Food was good, we really enjoyed our cruising with this company!! Best part of Moscow was crossing!!

Excellent experience and spectacular food I recommend doing the tour at night so that they see everything illuminated

During winter time , should have your jacket with you to go outside for photo taking at some key landmarks.

It was amazing experience we really enjoyed. The Staff and everything was excellent.