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Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

1. Moscow River Luxury Dinner Cruise with VIP Service

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Moscow, and then travel to the pier by comfortable car. Climb aboard a luxury river boat to see the main attractions of Moscow from a different perspective on a 3-hour cruise along the Moskva River. Get unobstructed views of the city's most beautiful sights from your private table, located near the window. Wait staff will attend to all your needs and serve a delicious 3 course dinner and glass of wine. Take advantage of the on-board bar to order more drinks at your leisure. Journey through the heart of the city away from the crowds and admire monuments such as the Kremlin walls and golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Go for a stroll on deck to catch the magnificent views from every angle. Return you to the starting point at Kievskaya Metro Station, ideally located to continue to explore Moscow independently. 

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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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Moscow: Full-Day Bunker 42 & River Cruise with Private Guide

4. Moscow: Full-Day Bunker 42 & River Cruise with Private Guide

Meet your guide and head out on a unique tour to Bunker-42. On your way, hear your guide give a brief survey of the history of the Moscow metro. Visit an anti-nuclear underground facility built in the 50s, 65 meters under Taganka Square. Discover how the design of the bunker is defended from the damaging factors of the nuclear explosion. View astounding engineering objects and feel as though you are a part of this large-scale facility. Understand how close the world was to a nuclear Third World War.  Come back up to ground level and experience Moscow from the water. Get closer to the city’s exciting riverside sights as you cruise goes along famous landmarks, including a symbol of the Russian statehood and one of the most significant architectural symbols in the world, a primary football stadium in Russia, Vorobyovy Gory, Moscow State University, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and more. Appreciate the privilege of being far away from the crowded streets and summer heat of the city. Take a walk on the upper deck and observe fabulous views from every side. As this is a round trip, the boat will return you to the starting point at Kievskiy Vokzal Pier.

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Moscow: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

5. 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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Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

6. Moscow: 3-Day Guided City Walking Tour with Boat Trip

Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Begin your discovery of Moscow by walking around the city to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and other popular tourist spots. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers that this fortress houses. Explore the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's metro stations built during the Soviet era. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. And as if a space museum is not impressive enough, proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold War. Immerse yourself in classical Russian art on your third day as you go to the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Marvel at works by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, Brulov, and A. Rublev. Lastly, go on a relaxing boat cruise and learn about Moscow's development as a city. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: 3-Day Guided Walking & Museum Tours with Boat Trip

7. Moscow: 3-Day Guided Walking & Museum Tours with Boat Trip

Join a 3-day guided excursion in Moscow to see the city's scenic locations, museums, and much more. Go back in time as you visit Soviet sites and learn about Moscow's history and rich culture. Discover Moscow by walking around to see Red Square, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral, and more sites. Head over to the Kremlin and explore the buildings and towers this fortress houses. See the stunning architecture in the historical complex and find out why it's on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On the second day, visit Moscow's Soviet-era metro stations. Then, learn about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. Proceed to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex and bunker that will give you a glimpse into the Cold War. On day three, admire and marvel at Russian classical art at the Tretyakov Art Gallery. Then, go on a relaxing boat cruise and learn about Moscow's development as a city. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

8. Moscow: Tretyakov Art Gallery, Lunch & Boat Trip

You’ll visit culturally significant Moscow Metro stations of the Soviet period from 1934 – 1960, comparing different architectural styles, and basking in the beauty of the underground. The metro tour takes from 30 to 50 minutes. The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in Russia and famous for mostly classical Russian art. Paul Tretyakov left his collection to the city when there was no more room for the paintings in his home. You’ll see masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov, along with pre-Mongolian icons and the world famous “Trinity” by A.Rublev. After a leisurely 2-hour lunch, it's ship ahoy for the 2 1/2 hour boat trip on the Moscow river following the development of the city dating back to 1147. You’ll sail past the working residence of the president, St. Basil’s cathedral, the flying bridge, Zurab Tsereteli's monument to Peter the Great, massive sports complex Luzhniki, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and a myriad of other eye-popping architectural wonders.

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Moscow: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

9. Moscow: 2-Day City Tour, Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Boat

The walking tour will introduce you to sights such as Red Square, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, Alexander garden with its Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Atop the roof of a huge toy shop, you can ask your guide about tsars and communist dictators who shaped the city. After lunch, you'll discover the Kremlin Museum. The Kremlin itself is a feudal-style fortress surrounded by defense walls, moats, and loophole towers with secret passages and hidden drinking water wells. There are also venues for ballets and concerts, cathedrals, and a massive Tsar Canon and Tsar bell. Check out the Kremlin's park, and don't forget Russian President's helipad. Day 2: The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in Russia and famous for mostly classical Russian art. Paul Tretyakov left his collection to the city when there was no more room for the paintings in his home. You’ll see masterpieces by Vasnetsov, Repin, Ivanov, Serov, and Brulov, along with pre-Mongolian icons and the world famous “Trinity” by A.Rublev. Followed by a fabulous 2 1/2 hour boat trip which shows the development of Moscow through the millenia.

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Moscow: 3-Day Tour with 4 Museums, River Cruise, and Lunches

10. Moscow: 3-Day Tour with 4 Museums, River Cruise, and Lunches

See Moscow on a three-day guided tour. Travel in time as you visit Soviet metro stations and Bunker-42. Learn about Moscow's history and rich culture at the Tretyakov Art Gallery and the Museum of Cosmonautics. View Moscow from the water on a river cruise.  Day 1: Take a guided walking tour through the Red Square. Go past the massive GUM department store and St. Basil's Cathedral. Head to the Kremlin to admire architecture in the historical complex and learn why it's on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Day 2: Tour the art and architecture in Moscow's Soviet-era metro stations. Hear about the history of Russian cosmonautics and space science with a tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics. Continue to Bunker-42, a once-secret military complex that was important during the Cold War. Day 3: Marvel at Russian classical art at the Tretyakov Art Gallery before taking a relaxing boat cruise. Sail along the President's residence, the Russian parliament, Stalin’s skyscrapers, and other iconic sites.

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What people are saying about Moscow

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 365 reviews

Recommended, pleasant end to our sightseeing vacation

We were picked up from the hotel on time and brought near the boat dock. Our guide spoke perfect German. After a short wait we were able to enter the excursion boat. The reserved table was perfect, right by the window, with a great view. During the trip our guide explained everything worth seeing with lots of background information. The boat travel time was around 4 hours. Because of the cozy food - in very good quality - the time passed in a flash ... optional cocktails did their job ... All in all, highly recommended. However, we found it very unusual that the pick-up from the hotel, the boat trip with dinner and a guide were offered or ultimately "sold", but that the "return transport to the hotel" was neither included nor organized. The guide can't help it here. Of course, he immediately organized a transport ... (by the way, this costs € 15.00 to the hotel in the city center)

it can be better

There were inconveniences because he wanted to take us by subway and there were two very old people (77 and 85 years old), then we went to uber and the guide took a while to get to the ship. The guide very kind and friendly. They should provide that for the high cost of the ride, they should include taxi for convenience. Our hotel is not near subway.

Excellent tour along the river. excellent guide (Sergio). We had a good lunch at the same time we enjoyed the Moscu city from another point of view. Highly recommended

Atmospheric and informative

In addition to the explanations about the evening scenery of Moscow, we also learned a lot about the views of young Russians from our open tour guide.