This is the best way to feel the city, see the rhythm of Moscow. We will walk by the old city center. There are lot᾿s of pedestrian streets in old center that are closed for driving, so the only way to see them is a walking tour.
The tour includes:
  • a professional licensed guide
  • pick up at the hotel

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Red Square

  • The main Square of Russian Federation, UNESCO protected
  • You will get answers to some traditional questions why it is called «red»
  • Where the soviet leaders stood when military parades
  • Where the burial place of Josef Stalin is
  • Where the burial place of Yuri Gagarin is

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St. Basil᾿s cathedral

  • Outside, if inside see notes below
  • It was erected on the orders of the first Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible, UNESCO protected
  • Why is it also called Intercesion cathedral?
  • Is it truth that the architects who constructed this cathedral were blinded?
  • Why was it covered with brick pattern after being completed the construction work?

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Mausoleum of Lenin

  • Outside, if inside see notes below
  • Why was embalmed the body of Lenin?
  • Was Stalin embalmed when he died?
  • Are Moscow authorities going to bury the body of Lenin?

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Gum Department Store

  • The unique Trading Rows in the world
  • When is GUM absolutely closed for visitors?
  • Who sponsored the construction work of this sumptuous building in the late XIXth century?
  • When was the time when flats were located inside GUM?
  • Where was a farewell ceremony with Stalin’s second wife when she died?

Nikolskaya

Nikolskaya street

  •  One of the oldest Moscow streets.
  •  Why does this street bear the name of St.Nicolas?
  • Where was the cemetery found on this street not long ago?
  • Where was the canteen protected by FSB (former-KGB) located  and what was it’s name?

KGB

The building of former-KGB

  • One very famous soviet joke says that it’s possible to see the Far East from this place.
  • What is the meaning of CHEKA, KGB and FSB?
  • Whose monument stood on the square in front of the main facade?
  • What is the history of the name of Lubianskaya square?

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Kuznetskiy Most Street

  • The street keeps an atmosphere of old Moscow center
  • What does Kuznetskiy Most mean?
  • Where does Neglinnaya river flow until today?
  • Where is the restaurant mentioned by Alexander Pushkin in one of his poems located?

Petrovka

Petrovka Street

  • Petrovskiy Monastery and Petrovskiye Trading Rows
  • Where was the first traffic light installed in Moscow?
  • Where is the museum of GULAG?
  • Where did people buy the best French wine in Petrovka at the beginning of the 20th century?

Dmitrovka

Dmitrovka Street

  • Upper Chamber of Parlament called Federal Council, the House of Sindicats (XVIIIth century)
  • Where was the first Ball of Natasha Rostova ? (“War and piece” L.Tolstoy”) and the first ball of Tatiana Larina (“Eugeniy Oneguin” A.Pushkin).
  • Where was the granddaughter of Santa Claus introduced to moscovites for the first time?
  • Where is the first electric power station situated in Moscow?

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Theatre Square

  • Four buildings are occupied by theatres including the main building of Bolshoy theatre, the main opera and ballet stage.
  • Where is the oldest fontain in Moscow that had water coming from a source located 20 km far from this square?

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Ohotniy Ryad Street

  • Lower Chamber of Parlament – Duma
  • Where was  Karl Marks avenue located?
  • What is Gosplan and five-year plans?
  • Where was  the first church dismantled by communists in 1922?

stoleshnikov

Stoleshnikov side-street

  • The fashionable street of Moscow and the most expensive one.
  • Which street is considered to be the second most expensive in the world after Camps of Elisees in Paris?
  • Stoleshnikov side-street was a place of leaving of a famous and respectable writer for Moscovites Guiliarovskiy who described Moscow city life in the late XIXth century in his book “Moscow and moscovites”.

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Kamergerskiy side-street

  • This side-street is a living place of the main caracter of the novel  “Doctor Zhivago” written by Boris Pasternak. Pasternak was granted a Nobel Prize in literature.
  • Leo Tolstoy worked here on his novel “War and peace”.
  • Precisely in this side-streat was found the manuscript (it was considered as lost) of the novel “Quiet flows the Don” written by Mikhail Sholohov who was granted a Nobel Prize.

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Tverskaya Street

  • The main street of Moscow existing from the XIIth century.
  • Mayor᾿s department and the monument to the founder of Moscow.
  • Why did Grigoriy Belinskiy (Russian literature critic) write that this street was narrow and curve?
  • How was it possible to move the buildings in the street?
  • What is the connection between red granite covering some buildings at Tverskaya Street and Hitler?

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Manezh Square

  • The cupulas on the floor are windows of an underground department store.
  • Why were many squares formed next to the Kremlin and Kitai-Gorodskaya walls?

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Alexander Garden

  • Tumb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Where is the sacred soil of hero-cities?
  • Which names are written on the stella of the Garden?
  • Who was Patriarch Germogen?

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Kremlin

  • Outside. The fortress where Russian Tsars and Church leaders lived.
  • What does the word “Kremlin” mean?
  • Where is a natural hill leading to Neglinnaya River?
  • Where is Neglinnaya river?
Drop off to the hotel or another wished place

 

RATES

Number of participants
Total
1 adult
120 USD
2 adults
140 USD
3 adults
155 USD
4 adults
170 USD
5 adults
185 USD
6 adults
200 USD
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WORLD CUP (10th June – 20th July 2018)

Number of participants
Total
1 adult
170 USD
2 adults
195 USD
3 adults
220 USD
4 adults
245 USD
5 adults
260 USD
6 adults
280 USD
more
contact us

Notes about this tour

-Payment method: we accept credit cards: Visa, MasterCard. PayPal secured payment.
ATTENTION: your booking for tomorrow morning should be placed before 10 PM otherwise it will be canceled.
-You can always cancel your tour one day before the tour, you will get back your money.
-St.Basil’s cathedral. If you are planning to go inside- additional price for tickets –  350 rubbles per person, recommended additional time – 30 minnutes,  additional fee for 30 extra minutes is 600RUB (12 USD). You can pay directly to your guide in currency you prefer before the tour.
-The Mausoleum of Lenin. Free of charge but usually there are queues to enter, that’s why the tour may last one hour longer. Please, inform us if you are going to visit the mausoleum, additional fee for 1 hour is 1200 RUB. You can pay directly to your guide in currency you prefer before the tour.
The mausoleum of Lenin is closed on Monday and Friday, other days the opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m.

 

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