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St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

1. St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

Meet your charming and knowlegeable guide in front of the monument to Marshal Zhukov. It is situated right at the entrance to the Red Square in front of the State Historical Museum.  Start exploring Moscow from its very nucleus — Kilometre Zero — the point from which all Russian roads measure their distance from Moscow. Access the heart of Russia's capital through the main ceremonial entrance, Resurrection Gate, onсe part of the famous Kitay-Gorod wall. Marvel at the jaw-dropping beauty of the vast and vivid Red Square. Uncover the secret of its name, find out how it has changed since the Great October Revolution, and pay a visit to Lenin in the Mausoleum. Walk along the Kremlin wall to one of the most significant landmarks of Russia: St. Basil's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your professional guide will show you its stunning interiors and tell you numerous stories about Tsars and Tsarinas, Boyards and Patriarchs that the cathedral has been keeping for almost half a century. To finish your perfect tour, go to one of the most luxurious shopping centers in the world and enjoy the famous GUM ice cream and discover the real taste of the Soviet Union! After the tour, your guide can bring you to a nice café where you will be able to rest and sip a cup of coffee overlooking the Red Square before you resume your exploration of Russia's capital.

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Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

2. Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

Stroll around the monuments of Red Square and take breathtaking pictures of the Kremlin wall on a private tour of Moscow city center with a guide who makes history fun! Learn more about iconic buildings such as Spasskaya Tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin. Look at Lenin's Mausoleum in the center of Red Square and admire the decorative façade of Kazan Cathedral. Venture beyond the famous onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral and explore the complex of churches from the inside. Listen to the fascinating history of the church complex, including the role of the infamous tsar Ivan the Terrible. Proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Moscow City and Metro Tour

3. Moscow City and Metro Tour

Climb aboard a classic soviet van for a 3 hour guided excursion through Moscow. From Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to Moscow State University, discover the best spots of Russia's capital. Your tour will make 7 stops totalling no less than 12 major city sights. Explore Moscow comfortably in a cozy van with snacks and drinks served along the way. The last stop of this portion of the tour is Red Square from where you'll be taken to a typical Russian restaurant in case you're feeling hungry. Take the opportunity to taste a specialty of the region.  After your quick bite, dive into an impressive underground network more than 33 meters below ground. See an underground museum decorated by great Soviet artists and experience the Muscovites’ favorite form of transport, by metro. Visit 6 different metro stations with a local guide and rediscover Russian history from a new perspective. Head back above ground to complete your tour with a visit to 3 of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers. 

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Moscow: Guided City Tour by Soviet Van

4. Moscow: Guided City Tour by Soviet Van

Discover the highlights of Moscow from a different perspective on a fun 3-hour tour by Soviet-era van. Get driven to 12 of the city's must-see sites, departing from the amazing onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square. Journey through the history of the city and stop at 7 different sites. Indulge in traditional Russian snacks and drinks as you make your way to iconic monuments such as Academy of Science and the Moscow State University. Admire the towers of the Kremlin Embankment, and discover the site of the impressive GUM department store. Pass the new urban space of Zaryadye Park next to Red Square, see the faculty building of the Russian Academy of Sciences, pass the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, and discover one of the world's oldest surviving thoroughfares on Arbat Street. End at the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the north bank of the Moskva River after getting panoramic views from Sparrow Hills.

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Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Moscow: Group City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with this guided tour. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage. Hear how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders shaped Moscow's landscape. Meet your guide and stroll through the center of Moscow. Stop at the Red Square where you can see a historic fortress and the Kremlin. Go to GUM, which is a large store that was once the State Department Store in Soviet times. Head to the towering St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s tomb. Go to Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier. Pass by the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and gain a deeper understanding of the city.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

6. Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel at 09:30 and return back to your hotel at 18:00. On this tour, you will see the following locations: - the subway (visiting the 6 most emblematic stations) - the Red Square and its architectural enclosure - Kazan Cathedral - San Basilio - View Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible from the 16th century - Visit the store GUM -  the door of Resurrection - the State Historical Museum of Russia - the statue of Zhukov Mariskal - the Mausoleum of Lenin - the Alexander Gardens, where we see the changing of the guard - the Kremlin and its historic buildings - the Tsar Cannon - the bell Zarina - the square of cathedrals - the Cathedral of the Assumption (Pantheon of Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs) - the Cathedral of the Annunciation - Miguel Archangel Cathedral (Mausoleum of Russian Czars) - the Church of the Deposition of the Robe - the new Senate Russia - the Arsenal - the presidential palace Panoramic Tour:  - Christ the Savior Cathedral - Novodevichy Monastery - Viewpoint University - TV studios Mosfilm - the Ukraine hotel (one of the towers of Stalin) - Novii Arbat Street - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Another of the towers of Stalin) - the Ring of the Bulebares

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Moscow: City Walking Tour

7. Moscow: City Walking Tour

Walk to Moscow's most famous sights and discover the stories behind them with your tour guide. Dive deeper into the city's historical and cultural heritage, hearing how princes, tsars, emperors, and communist leaders changed Moscow's landscape. Stop at Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander Gardens with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Get a feeling for contemporary Moscow and the city's pace of life as you wander through its historical streets.

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Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

8. Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

Moscow is one of the most vibrant European capitals. It can keep visitors busy for months as they strive to discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Throughout this tour you will discover a plethora of interesting facts, including how Red Square was once a market square where traders would sell their goods. You'll encounter the infamous Lenin’s Mausoleum house, and find out whether or not it is possible that Moscow’s Kremlin is the biggest active fortress in Europe. You'll also discover the first university founded in Russia, before visiting Red Square, the Moscow River, the Bolshoi Theatre, the State Department Store, Moscow State University, the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, ancient orthodox churches, and the modern financial district of Moscow City. Throughout your tour you will hear interesting secret stories about the former headquarters of the KGB-organization, Stalin’s skyscrapers, Soviet-style buildings, and much more.

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Moscow: City Lights Evening Walking Tour

9. Moscow: City Lights Evening Walking Tour

Discover some of the best-illuminated sights of Moscow on an evening walking tour with a local guide. Marvel at the twinkling lights outlining impressive buildings and take in the charming atmosphere of the city at night. Walk past the city's sparkling sights as your local guide explains how a third of Moscow's city budget is spent on nighttime illumination. Listen to the chimes of the Kremlin Tower's clock and see the breathtaking beauty of the GUM department store. Let your guide lead you to unique late-night stores and see Moscow in a different light.

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Moscow: Nighttime Guided Walking Tour

10. Moscow: Nighttime Guided Walking Tour

Did you know that 1/3 of Moscow's city budget is spent on nighttime illumination? Join this guided tour and see the most magically lit sights of the city along with a local guide.  During your tour, soak up the nocturnal atmosphere of the city's streets and pop into some unique late-night stores. Listen to the chimes of the Kremlin Tower and experience the breathtaking beauty of the GUM store. Get insider recommendations from your guide on the best things to see and do during the rest of your time in the city.

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What people are saying about GUM, Moscow

Exciting and informative, but above all sublimated by the greatness of mind and knowledge of our guide Alexandre (although not that tall) speaking astonishing French and who made this walk a pure moment of happiness !!! Even our 18 year old son recognized the quality and interest of our guide !!

Excellent ride, the Soviet truck is too much fun. Excellent guide, Tim is very nice as well as super friendly and has a very good story. Highly recommended.

Great experience with a knowledgeable tour guide. We learned a lot about Russian history and art. And everything on the Red square is beautiful!

Very good guide, answering all our questions and capturing our attention.

A very good tour to see the main points of Moscow.