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Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

1. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues and stained glass.  Hear about the metro during the years of the Second World War, when it was used as a bomb shelter by thousands of Muscovites. The tour will finish at Ploschad Revolutsii Station, just across the street from where the tour started.

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Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

2. Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour with Pick-Up

Enter the Kremlin through the Troitsky Bridge and Tower. Enjoy commentary from your knowledgeable local guide. See the collection of Napoleon’s cannons by the Arsenal building. Stop to take a photo of the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Continue to the Grand Tsar Bell and Cannon, and the Ivan the Terrible Bell Tower. Enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art and see the burial place of Russian tsars and princes. Learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Learn the incredible story about the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Kropotkinskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

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Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Moscow Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Learn the incredible story about the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery! Hear about the 2 secret lines and discover where to find amazing monuments of Russian sailors, workers, sportsmen and a warship captain who danced with Queen Elizabeth II on the coronation ball. Visit 10 of the most interesting stations, such as Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya and Revolutionary Square. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble, and see bright mosaic panels and bronze and granite statues that date back to the Soviet era.

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Moscow: Metro & Bunker-42 Guided Tour

4. 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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Moscow: Private Metro Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Moscow: Private Metro Tour with Hotel Pickup

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation at a time to suit, and then head to the nearest metro station to start your private tour of the Moscow Metro network. Travel to Novokuznetskay station, where the design honors the soldiers of the Soviet era. Continue to Mayakovskaya station to admire its futurist architecture.  Visit some of the stations on the Koltsevay line, including Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Prospekt Mira and Komsomolskaya. Continue to Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square) to take a closer look at the marble statues of the most famous station on the network. Move on to the stations of Arbatskaya and Kievskaya, the latter built to symbolize the unity of the people from Russia and Ukraine. Avail of the chance to visit other stations with your guide and ask any questions you may have.

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Moscow: Victory Park and Museum World War II History Tour

6. Moscow: Victory Park and Museum World War II History Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel on the Moscow Metro as your guide talks about the role the transport system played during World War II. Arrive at Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill and get stunning views of the city from one of its highest points.  Take a private tour of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and marvel as the history of Russia during World War II is brought to life. Learn about the Battle of Stalingrad, when Germany sought to take control of the Soviet Union. See life-size 3D reconstructions of the streets of Leningrad. Hear about the events that started the war and Stalin’s role in defeating the Nazis. Pay you respects to the victims at the Tragedy of the People memorial Admire war machines and real weapons used in the war at the open-air museum, including a T-34 tank and Katyusha rocket launcher. Take souvenir photos next to warplanes and battleships, including a British Hawker Hurricane and Soviet torpedo boat.

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Moscow: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

7. Moscow: Guided Tour of Red Square, Kremlin & Metro

You’ll start your 4-hour tour of Moscow by meeting your expert guide in front of the Kremlin and enjoy fast-track entrance to this epic medieval fortress. Your adventure begins here, inside Moscow’s most iconic venue and the symbol of the Russian statehood, where you’ll be transported back in time to the 12th century. You’ll gain insight into Russian heritage and culture and have picturesque photo opportunities at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you’ll exit the Kremlin and continue on to the Red Square, one of the biggest attractions in the centre of Russia’s capital. Here, you’ll marvel at the fabulous St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxurious GUM. In the third part of the tour, you’ll delve into the Moscow underground and learn all about the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design, and its modern redevelopment. The underground’s beautiful architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch between the lines. You’ll also pass by one of the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues, and stained glass. After the tour, your guide will help direct you to anywhere you please.

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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 perspective. Head back above ground to complete your tour with a visit to 3 of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers. 

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1-Day Tour of Moscow

9. 1-Day Tour of Moscow

Tour ideal for tourists with a small dip is enough history or for those who prefer to do the tour independently and need only be oriented in the city. You'll guide Moscow for a day with a guide in english with all the information to discover the best of the city of Moscow. During Soviet times Russia enjoyed the position of one of the world's two great superpowers, owing largely to Stalin's ambitious drive towards industrialisation (at the cost of millions of lives in slave labour) and wealth accumulated after the victory over Germany in the Second World War. Later, under Brezhnev, the USSR continued to prosper as Soviet patriotism saw the Russians competing with the USA in the arms and space races. Perhaps this is why these times are still referred to by many ageing Russian's as a golden age in their history.  Meet your guide at the hotel at 9:00 in the morning. During the Tour you will see the most important places of Moscow. Moscow's subway, Visit the Red Square and its architectural enclosure, Visit the Kazan Cathedral, Visit San Basilio, viewing Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century, Visit the GUM shopping center, Visit the Alexander Gardens, where you'll see the changing of the guard, Visit the Kremlin and its historic buildings, and many more. Return to the hotel at 18:00.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

10. Moscow: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Kremlin Entrance

Stroll around the most important and interesting sights of Moscow on a private tour with a local guide. From the meeting point, enter the Kremlin cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael. Marvel at the priceless collection of Russian religious art, see the burial place of Russian Tsars and princes, and learn about the Italian architects who built a significant part of the Kremlin. Stop to take a photo close to the Senate building and the office of the President of Russia. You will see the guards of the Presidential Regiment as well. Then, proceed to the Soviet-era GUM department store to explore its beautiful galleries and transparent ceiling. Pass the glorious statue of General Zhukov and discover the beautiful fountains of Alexander Garden. Pay your respects at the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With the help of your expert guide, learn the incredible story of the Moscow Metro to get a better appreciation of why it is not just a city transportation system but doubles as an underground public art gallery. After this, take a walk and admire the architecture along one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Moscow, where actors, singers, and artists gather and show their art. Next, visit one of the world's largest memorials dedicated to the victory in World War II. Colossal sculptural structures, memorial alleys, and religious objects are dedicated to this war. Finally, marvel at the magnificent interior decoration and magnitude of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which amazes with its size and magnificence.

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What people are saying about Moscow Metro

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,762 reviews

Engaging, informative and surreal! Possibly the easiest way to see the most beautiful stations in Moscow. There was no language barrier at all and communication was precise. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Highly recommend!

Vladimir, our guide made this visit to the Kremlin and the Metro stations a truly unforgetable experience. He was eager to answer all our questions and tireless along the whole event. THANK YOU VLADIMIR!!!!

Alexander did an amazing job in this busy and loud environment. The Views and stories are stunning! Thank you so much!

Vladimir was an excellent, engaged & interesting guide. We would definitely recommend him!

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful