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Our most recommended Moscow Museums & Exhibitions

  • Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

  • Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

    2. Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

    After a short introduction tour at the entrance to the Kremlin Museum your guide will give you a ticket to the Kremlin, Armoury museum and an information booklet in English. You will receive all the necessary explanations about what is included in your ticket, where to go, and what to see in the Kremlin and Armoury.  Your guide will also share some secrets about the main attractions of Moscow. Take your time and explore the museums at your own pace. Gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and take the opportunity to get some great photos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Wonderful exposure to the history of Moscow and Russia, Xena guidance was splendid, couldn’t be the same without her knowledge delivery and entertaining our questions!

  • Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

    3. Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

    Visit the highest observation deck in Europe and enjoy breathtaking views of the Kremlin, Moscow State University and Poklonnaya Hill, as well as 8 different entertainment areas. Start your visit with a ride in a high-speed elevator to reach the top floor of the building. Download the free app and turn your phone into a tour guide as you listen to tales of the sights you see. Afterwards, visit the highest factory in the world where you can enjoy unlimited ice cream samples and savour freshly-made chocolates. Later, discover the history of Moscow with an immersive movie at the mini-cinema before stopping at the restaurant for a bite to eat. There is also a gift shop where you can pick up some souvenirs before heading back down to earth.

  • Moscow: Private Tour of Kremlin & Armory Chamber

    4. Moscow: Private Tour of Kremlin & Armory Chamber

    See the rarest treasures of the Russian emperors on this 3-hour guided tour of the Kremlin and the Kremlin’s Armory Chamber. The Armory Chamber is an unparalleled treasure chest and is considered one of the 5 top museums of its kind in the world. Marvel at the museum's 10 Fabergé eggs, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, the coronation robes of the Russian czars and the world's largest collection of jeweled royal carriages. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll also explore the Kremlin grounds and learn about the fascinating events of Russian history that unfolded within the walls of this medieval fortress.

    The tour and also the wealth of information presented could be structured better to make it more engaging and to allow information to be absorbed better. Long monologues that pack in too much information ended up being a bit tiring as this involved a lot of standing around. Great that tickets had been purchased in advance by tour guide and that aspect of the tour certainly was good.

  • Moscow: Imperia Tower 56th Floor Visit & Museum

    5. Moscow: Imperia Tower 56th Floor Visit & Museum

    Visit the Moscow-City Museum, Russia’s first and only museum of skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Located on the 56th floor of the Empire skyscraper, right in the epicenter of Moscow’s business hub, the museum has an unforgettable panoramic view of the city’s major landmarks from 215 meters above ground level. The museum is divided into two parts, the history of high-rise architecture in Moscow and the history of Moscow City. In the historical part of the exposition, discover how Moscow grew tall, from the bell tower of Ivan the Great to Stalin’s Seven Sisters and the Moscow-City skyscrapers. Uncover the history of creating a city of skyscrapers in the center of Moscow. Find out what was conceived versus what actually came to be. This can be explored in the projections of such prolific architects as Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, whose work was never implemented, and holds a promi...

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

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

    7. 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: 2-Hour Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

    8. Moscow: 2-Hour Tretyakov Gallery Private Tour

    Start with a tour of the rooms of the Tretyakov Gallery in chronological order with your guide. Discover one of the richest collections of Russian icons, especially those of the master icon painter, Andrey Rublev. Founded in 1854 by Pavel Tretyakov who wanted to make his collection of Russian paintings available to the greatest number of viewers, the Tretyakov Gallery has the richest collection of Russian pictorial art from the 12th to the 20th centuries. As you walk through the rooms of the gallery, find out why it is known as one of the foremost repositories of Russian fine art in the world. Explore a unique collection of Russian paintings, dating back to the 19th century, including the great works of Ivan Aivazovsky, Ivan Shishkin, Alexander Ivanov, Konstantin Korovin, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Surikov and many others. Finally, discover the room devoted to the works of Mikh...

    It was an interesting tour, the guide (Maria) was educated and had a nice way of explaining the Gallery

  • Moscow: Kremlin Museum Guided Tour

    9. Moscow: Kremlin Museum Guided Tour

    Explore the official residence of the President of Russia on a guided tour. Discover the origins of the Kremlin and the meaning of its name, which denotes the central fortress of a feudal city. Feel the immense scale of the building inside one of the biggest venues for ballets and concerts. See the biggest Tsar Canon and a huge Tsar bell. Go inside the main historical cathedrals where Russian tsars and emperors prayed, were crowned, married, and finally buried.  Walk through the Kremlin’s park and enjoy the stunning view of the city from the hill where the history of Moscow started in 1147. Take pictures of the helicopter pads of the Russian President.

  • Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Moscow

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!

Wonderful exposure to the history of Moscow and Russia, Xena guidance was splendid, couldn’t be the same without her knowledge delivery and entertaining our questions!

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

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

It was an interesting tour, the guide (Maria) was educated and had a nice way of explaining the Gallery