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Moscow: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

1. Moscow: Private 3-Hour Limo Sightseeing Tour

After being collected at your accommodation in Moscow, drive to the Red Square at the very heart of Russia's capital. Take your glass of sparkling wine to the square to enjoy the spirit of freedom and take your best photographs of the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral. Your limo will be waiting for you at the other side of the Red Square to take you to another iconic venue in Moscow, the Christ the Saviour Cathedral. See the most beautiful panoramic view over the Kremlin from Sofiyskaya embankment while driving there. Make a quick stop to visit the Patriarch Bridge from where you can marvel at the stunning view over the famous Red October chocolate factory and the controversial monument to Peter the Great.  Move on to the Sparrow Hills and be amazed by the imposing communist architecture of the Moscow State University and brand new skyscrapers of Moscow City. Before you head back to your hotel visit one of the seven sisters of Stalin, the luxurious Ucraine hotel.

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Moscow City and Metro Tour

2. 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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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 after getting panoramic views from Sparrow Hills.

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Moscow: History and Nightlife Soviet Van Tour

4. 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 adventure. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel or a nearby nightlife spot where you can continue the party.

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Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

5. Moscow: Full-Day Private Winter Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel at 09:30 and return back to your hotel at 18:00. On this tour, you will see the following locations: - the subway (visiting the 6 most emblematic stations) - the Red Square and its architectural enclosure - Kazan Cathedral - San Basilio - View Patíbulo of Ivan the Terrible from the 16th century - Visit the store GUM -  the door of Resurrection - the State Historical Museum of Russia - the statue of Zhukov Mariskal - the Mausoleum of Lenin - the Alexander Gardens, where we see the changing of the guard - the Kremlin and its historic buildings - the Tsar Cannon - the bell Zarina - the square of cathedrals - the Cathedral of the Assumption (Pantheon of Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs) - the Cathedral of the Annunciation - Miguel Archangel Cathedral (Mausoleum of Russian Czars) - the Church of the Deposition of the Robe - the new Senate Russia - the Arsenal - the presidential palace Panoramic Tour:  - Christ the Savior Cathedral - Novodevichy Monastery - Viewpoint University - TV studios Mosfilm - the Ukraine hotel (one of the towers of Stalin) - Novii Arbat Street - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Another of the towers of Stalin) - the Ring of the Bulebares

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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. The next stop will be the main cathedral of Russia, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, where you will explore its magnificent frescoes inside and learn of its tragic fate. After this, you will stop at Sparrow Hills which has an observation deck from which all of Moscow can be seen. You can take selfies at Moscow State University, the most beautiful of the Seven Sisters. You will then continue the tour by car passing by Victory Park, Mosfilm Studios, New Arbat Avenue, and the main street of Moscow, Tverskaya, from where you will see the City Hall and huge buildings which were moved on rails. You will eventually end the tour as you are dropped off back at your hotel, or any other preferred location of your choosing.

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Moscow: City, Metro, and Food Tour with Lunch

7. Moscow: City, Metro, and Food Tour with Lunch

Discover Moscow on this comprehensive full-day tour that explores the city, metro, and food scenes. Hop aboard a bus to discover iconic spots in the city and enjoy lunch before exploring the metro underground. Top off your excursion with a visit to a Russian market to taste local specialties. City Tour Come on board a classic Soviet van to discover the Russian capital during a 3-hour guided city tour. Sightsee and discover Moscow’s secrets and mysteries as you enjoy Russian caviar and champagne. Enjoy 7 stops at key points and see no less than 12 important places such as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and more. Lunch & Metro Tour After getting dropped off at the Red Square, meet your next guide. Then, it’s time to eat. Visit a typical Russian restaurant and enjoy typical dishes from the region. With a filled stomach, you’ll be ready to dive more than 33 meters below ground in Moscow’s subway. Decorated by soviet artists and renowned as one of the most astonishing underground networks in the world, the muscovite metro is a real underground museum. During the metro tour, explore 3 of the most atypical stations. Learn another angle of Russian culture and local life while taking the metro. Food Tour Coming back to the surface, you’ll end up just in front of the Danilovsky Market, an authentic and charming food market located under a dome-shaped roof. Take a walk along the stacks of teas, cakes, meat, fruits, and vegetables and experience a typical Russian atmosphere. Complete your experience tasting specialties of the region like cheeses, caviar, or cakes and drinking tea, mors (fruit drink), or kvac (fermented drink). Learn the ins and out of Russian traditions and gastronomy.

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Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

8. Moscow: Panoramic Moscow Walking Tour

Moscow is one of the most vibrant European capitals. It can keep visitors busy for months as they strive to discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Throughout this tour you will discover a plethora of interesting facts, including how Red Square was once a market square where traders would sell their goods. You'll encounter the infamous Lenin’s Mausoleum house, and find out whether or not it is possible that Moscow’s Kremlin is the biggest active fortress in Europe. You'll also discover the first university founded in Russia, before visiting Red Square, the Moscow River, the Bolshoi Theatre, the State Department Store, Moscow State University, the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, ancient orthodox churches, and the modern financial district of Moscow City. Throughout your tour you will hear interesting secret stories about the former headquarters of the KGB-organization, Stalin’s skyscrapers, Soviet-style buildings, and much more.

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What people are saying about Moscow State University

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Excellent ride, the Soviet truck is too much fun. Excellent guide, Tim is very nice as well as super friendly and has a very good story. Highly recommended.

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

I love the tour. My tour guide is excellent. Natalie very knowledgable.

Everything was perfect and our guide was really knowledgeable and nice

A very good tour to see the main points of Moscow.