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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 Tsa...

    Our tour leader was fabulous. She was so knowledgeable, professional but also friendly. A great guide who made this tour ever so interesting and amazing. Thank you

  • Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

    2. Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

    For more than 70 years Moscow was the capital of the vast Soviet empire, and reminders of that time can still be seen throughout the city. The first stop of the tour is Lenin’s Mausoleum, the burial place of one of the most influential communist leaders in the world. Learn about the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin and Stalin to Gorbachev. Continue to the Lubyanka to see the notorious headquarters of the former KGB. See the Solovetsky Stone, the monument to victims of Soviet repression. Finally, explore the beauty of Ploshad Revotsii metro station and learn about its rich-history.

    We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

  • Moscow: Guided City Tour by Soviet Van

    3. 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 af...

    Very good und interesting conversation with Louis, respect wishes and give us an individual trip trough Moscow, many thanks

  • Kremlin and Red Square Private Tour with Pick-up

    4. Kremlin and Red Square Private Tour with Pick-up

    Visit Red Square on this private 3.5-hour tour. See St. Basil’s Cathedral with its dazzling architecture, the Kremlin wall’s Savior Tower, the GUM department store, Lenin’s Mausoleum and more. Follow your guide to Alexander Garden and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Afterwards, head to the Kremlin to take in the main historic cathedrals and learn about Russian history. See the biggest bell and the largest cannon in the world, and learn about where the Russian president works. The tour takes you to the KGB building or Lubyanka, an infamous prison dating from the Soviet period. At the end of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the beauty of Moscow from a viewpoint.

    Great private tour with Natalia. She's so knowledgeable, friendly and likeable - I can't recommend her enough. I loved my time in Moscow with her. Will definitely book her again when I'm visiting again. Thanks Natalia - you made my day very special.

  • Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

    5. Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

    Get the perfect introduction to Moscow on a private sightseeing tour, ideal for your first day in the city. Marvel at the landmark monuments of Red Square, such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxury GUM shopping complex. Break for coffee overlooking the Senate Palace, seat of the president of Russia, and then stroll down Nikolskaya Street to Revolution Square to look at the Art Nouveau masterpiece of the Metropol Hotel. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden.  Enter the Kremlin, the ancient fortress that was the center of political life in Russia for 9 centuries. Hear stories about the tsars of the imperial age before discovering the treasures of the Armoury. Marvel at exquisite Fabergé eggs before going to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the banks of the Moscow River. Get a panoram...

    We are happy and contented with our russian girl guide named anna - she explains well in english and is very kind and helpful to our needs

  • Moscow: Premium Round City Tour

    6. Moscow: Premium Round City Tour

    This exclusive tour covers the most impressive sights around the city. During your journey, you will combine car rides with stops and walks at some of the most remarkable not-to-be-missed sights. During 5 hours, you will get the full picture of the capital of Russian Federation. This tour is hghly recommended for those who are limited in time while staying in Moscow and who want to see as much as possible. You will start from your hotel or any place you prefer, with the first stop being conducted at Red Square. With a walk around the Kremlin walls, you will next see the shift of presidential regiment near the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. You will see Lenin's Mausoleum and the graveyard of all prominent Russians on Red Square, before moving on to discover the St. Basil Church and GUM. You will next enjoy a view over Moscow from the Floating Bridge, before your tour continues by car. T...

  • Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

    7. Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

    Combine sightseeing and partying in this unique tour through the city of Moscow in a classic Soviet-era van. Start your adventure from in front of St Basil's Cathedral where your tour guide will pick you up. With a beverage in hand, begin your 3 hour tour to the city's most impressive landmarks and nightlife spots. Get to know the city of Moscow with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit twelve of Moscow's most important historical and cultural sites like St Basil's Cathedral, the Academy of Science, Moscow Central Business District and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral amongst many others.  During your tour through the city your guide will make five stops at the city's biggest main attractions. Take the opportunity to top up your drink, sample some local caviar delicacies (on request) or simply just stretch your legs before hopping back on the van for the next part of your advent...

    Very nice experience with good atmosphere and a lot of amazing spots we can’t imagine . A fantastic guide Timur so kind brilliant and expert in explanations

  • Moscow City and Metro Tour

    8. 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 perspectiv...

  • Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

    9. Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

    See the sights of Moscow on a private sightseeing tour and get driven around the city in the comfort of a car, whatever the weather. Pass the Hotel Moscow as you make your way to iconic attractions such as the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum on Red Square. Discover the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin, and then drive past the Bolshoi Theater and Metropol Hotel as you head towards the former headquarters of the KGB on Lubyanka Square. Continue along the banks of the Moskva River to see the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the statue of Peter the Great. Take souvenir photos from Sparrow Hills at the highest point in the city. Stop at the 17th-century monastery of Novodevichy Convent, now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive down Kutuzovsky Prospekt as you make your way to vibrant Arbat Street.

  • Moscow: Private Full–Day Walking Tour

    10. Moscow: Private Full–Day Walking Tour

    Take just one day in Moscow but get the best out of this sprawling city! See the most well-known and amazing places in Moscow.  Visit some of Russia's most famous sights, such as the Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the famous GUM department store, and the exterior of the culturally significant Bolshoi Theater. Explore the gorgeous public space at the Alexander Garden, pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visit Christ the Saviour. Don't hesitate to ask for additional, personalized stops along the way. At a convenient time, take a break for lunch during your express tour.

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What people are saying about Lenin's Mausoleum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 243 reviews

We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

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 !!

Natalie our guide was so amazing!! we were the only ones on the tour and she really personalised it!! she was very knowledgeable and she even extended the tour!! it was an amazing time with her, Spasiba!!!!

Very nice experience with good atmosphere and a lot of amazing spots we can’t imagine . A fantastic guide Timur so kind brilliant and expert in explanations

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