Guided tour

Moscow: Soviet History Tour

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Moscow: Soviet History Tour

From £24.92 per person

Learn the history of Moscow during the days of the Soviet Union on a guided tour. Learn more about the heritage of the Communist era and some of the greatest political figures who changed the world in the 20th century.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See the site of the former KGB headquarters
  • Go to Red Square to look at Lenin's Mausoleum and Stalin's Tomb
  • Pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Learn about Stalin's project for the huge buildings on Tverskaya Street
  • Hear about how Soviet people shopped at the GUM department store
Full description
Travel back in time to the days of the Soviet Union and learn about life in Moscow under Communism. Look at the headquarters of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and see the former KGB building. Learn who was the founder of the secret service during Soviet times, and which state was placed in the center of Lubyanka Square. Continue to Red Square to see Lenin’s Mausoleum and hear about the most important political project of the Soviet government since 1924. Get the chance to see Stalin’s Tomb – relocated to the Kremlin Wall – from Red Square, along with other tombs of his supporters. Enter Alexander Garden to look at the magnificent Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame. End on Tverskaya Street and learn about Stalin’s master plan to change the look of Moscow forever.  
  • Live guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance to the St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Malyy Cherkasskiy Pereulok, 2, Moskva, Russia, 109012. The guide will be waiting for you close to the entrance of with a GetYourGuide/Russia with Love sign.

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    Important information

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    • This tour does not include visits inside the buildings and museums
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    4.8 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Great tour

    Tanya was an excellent guide and provided us with a lot of amazing information. The bittersweet journey was appreciated by both adults and our children. Unfortunately due to heavy rain we were forced to abandon the planned excursion, but Tanya was so flexible that we continued with a riveting tour in the metro, all with a Soviet history theme. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Moscow for the first time.

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    28 June 2019

    Fantastic day!

    I am really interested in Soviet history, so the tour was just what I needed. Vladimir told me a lot of interesting stories and facts!

    13 June 2019

    Very good, informative tour

    The guide was very animated and motivated - made it easy and enjoyable to follow. Contents were interesting although most buildings were visited only from the outside. Tourist crowds on the streets made the visit almost unpleasant.

    10 June 2019

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