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Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

1. 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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Private Tour of Kolomenskoye Tsar's Estate and Wooden Palace

2. Private Tour of Kolomenskoye Tsar's Estate and Wooden Palace

Your tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel by a local guide who will accompany you to Kolomenskoye. The tour will begin with a short walk in Kolomenskoye toward Ascension Church – built back in 1532 to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible. Interestingly, the Ascension Church was constructed out of stone (uncommon for Russia) and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Kolomenskoye Estate Tour will continue with a walk through the park. Feel as if you are in a fairy tale. Eventually, you will arrive at Wooden Palace – to which many foreign guests in the 17th and 18th-century referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world." This was a favorite residence of such notable figures in Russian history as Tsar Alexis I and Elizabeth and Peter the Great. The palace was originally built in the 17th-century and was reconstructed to its present form in 2008 to 2010. Your tour guide will take you through the palace which has now been turned into a museum. As you wander through the 24 rooms, you will see the way the tsar and his family lived and enjoyed life. You will visit the restored dining room of Alexei I, where he entertained his guests and served them the most exquisite food the 17th-century had to offer. As dining was an important part of life for the tsar family, the restorers paid special attention to every detail of the interior decor and the food servings. After enjoying the palace, the Kolomenskoye tour will continue through the park to a local maker of Medovukha – a traditional Slavic honey-based alcoholic beverage. Medovukha’s main ingredients include water, honey and yeast. As this is an old drink popular among the Russian nobility back in the 18th-century – it will be the perfect way to end your day. At the end of the Kolomenskoye Estate Tour, your guide will be happy to recommend you a place to eat or go shopping for souvenirs. You can decide whether you would like to go back to your hotel or continue strolling through the park. 

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What people are saying about Kolomenskoye

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 161 reviews

This wonderful parenthesis just outside the city to visit a summer residence of the Emperors. Main structure and "secondary" wooden buildings, perfectly preserved, a long and refreshing walk in nature. All illustrated by a very well prepared guide in the history of his country and the Tsars, master of perfect English ... it seemed we had always known each other ... in addition to everything very precise in the pick up at the hotel and a great help in returning. An unmissable trip, outside the usual schemes, and that will leave you with a good memory.

Really good experience

It was our first time in Moscow. My daughter and I each had a Moscow CityPass and were thrilled with every venue we visited. But you must plan your trip. It made the trip a lot easier knowing all your admissions were taken care of ahead of time and the information in the book was very informative. Ups: Saves a good amount of money and includes good extras on restaurants, book, map, etc. Downs: you still have to do the line in most of the places, as the tickets need to be printed.

Oleg was the perfect guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible

Oleg arrived to pick us up spot on time. We had a very engaging visit to Kolomenskoye seeing everything we wanted and hearing a wealth of information about the site and its history as well as lif in Russia and Moscow generally

beautiful park

Very nice park, different from many others. The buildings are beautiful. Overall a lovely way to spend the day.

Guide at the top! An unmissable historical visit.

Our guide Anna was exceptional. Competent, passionate about her subject, very attentive. Really recommendable.