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    Day 1: Moscow Must-See Tour: Kremlin, Red Square, Kitay Gorod, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Art Park Muzeon and Gorky Park

    Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia
    Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Moscow from 15th to 21st centuries. Set off on a historic Russian adventure on this 3-day Ultimate private tour.

    Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. Below is the suggested itinerary that can be modified based on your preferences.

    Day 1 - Kremlin, Red Square, and Kitay Gorod

    10 a.m. — Meeting at your hotel, taking metro if needed

    10:30 a.m. — A brief walk around Kitay Gorod
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Krasnaya Sq., Moscow 109012 Russia
    11 a.m. — Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Near Kremlin, Moscow 119072 Russia
    12 p.m. —  Changing guards in Alexander gardens
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Red Square, Moscow 103073 Russia
    12:30 p.m. — Kremlin, Kremlin cathedrals, Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Romanovskiy Obelisk in the Alexander Garden, Aleksandrovskiy Garden, Moscow 613310 Russia
    1:30 p.m. — Lunch at Khorchma Ukranian restaurant
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia
    2:30 p.m. — Metro trip from Lenin's library to Kropotkinskaya, plus Christ the Savior Cathedral and taking photos on the Patriarch's Bridge. Muzeon Statues Park and visit to Tretyakov gallery (optional)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Patriarshy Bridge, Prechistenskaya Embankment, Moscow Russia
    Take in the views of Kremlin and Christ the Savior Cathedral
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeon Art Park, Krymskiy Val, 2, Moscow 119049 Russia
    See the 900 statues devoted to Russian heroes and leaders
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation, Krymskiy Val St., 9, Moscow 119049 Russia
    3:30 p.m. — Great walk from Museon to Sparrow hills metro station through the Gorky Park and Leisure gardens with a visit to open-air exhibition of soviet monuments in Museon, coffee break in Gorky Park. Or take a boat trip from Gorky Park to Sparrow Hills

    5 p.m. — Back at the hotel
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Moscow City Tour: Old Arbat, Zamoskvorechye area and Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve

    Stop At: Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Arbat Ulitsa Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow Russia
    10 a.m. — Meeting at the hotel, taking metro if needed

    10:30 a.m. — Walk along the New and the Old Arbat.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Foreign Affairs Ministry, ul Arbat, 55/32 Metro Smolenskaya, Moscow Russia
    See Ministry of Foreign Affairs - one of Stalin Skyscrapers

    Stop At: Zamoskvorechie area, Moscow 115054 Russia
    11:30 a.m. — Zamoskvorechie historic walk, ancient churches, cathedrals, bell towers, and the original Tretyakov Gallery (optional)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Novokuznetskaya Street, Pedestrian Walk, Moscow Russia
    12 p.m. — Lunch in a Siberian restaurant with original interior and authentic foods
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moskovskiy Metropoliten, Moscow 119048 Russia
    1 p.m. — Metro tour of five most beautiful metro stations
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Andropova Ave., 39, Moscow 115487 Russia
    1:30 p.m. — Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye, Andropova Ave., 39/48, Moscow 115487 Russia
    2:30 p.m. — Palace of the Russian Tsar Alexey Romanov
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow Russia
    3:30 p.m. — Historic walk in downtown Moscow, coffee break
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia
    See the ancient streets of Moscow.

    5 p.m. — Back at the hotel

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Soviet and Modern Moscow: VDNKh Soviet Park, Patriarch's Pond, Victory Park and observation point at Poklonnaya Hill

    Stop At: The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223 Russia
    Day 3 - Modern Moscow

    10 a.m.  — Meeting at the hotel, taking metro if needed

    11 a.m. — VDNKh Soviet Park, Cosmonaut Museum (optional)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Patriarch's Pond, Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow 123001 Russia
    12:30 p.m. — Cultural walk from Mayakovskaya metro to Patriarch's ponds, then along Bronnaya street and Tverskoy boulevard to Pushkin Square. Lunch in casual Happiness Cafe
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pushkin Square, Pushkinskaya ploshchad, Moscow Russia
    1:30 p.m. — Urban walk from Pushkin Square to Lubyanka through the Stoleshnikov and Kamergerski lanes, through Kuznetski bridge and Theatrical square. Seeing the Bolshoi theater, Kitay Gorod ancient wall, and Hotel Metropol
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Central Children's Store, Teatralny dr., 5/1 Metro Lubyanka, Moscow 109012 Russia
    3 p.m. — Visiting Detskiy mir shopping centre with the observation deck on the top and Museum of Childhood
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Victory Park, Bratyev Fonchenko st., 7, Moscow 121170 Russia
    3:30 p.m. — Victory Park, Poklonnaya Hill, Obelisk, Triumphal Arch
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Cross on Poklonnaya Hill, Kutuzovskiy Ave. Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow 121096 Russia
    Hear the story about Poklonnaya Hill from your private guide

    Pass By: Memorial Mosque On Poklonnaya Hill, Minskaya St., 2B Metro Park Pobedy, Moscow 121096 Russia
    Enjoy the views from this observation point.

    5 p.m. — Back at the hotel
    *Itinerary is subject to change

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest
    You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

    North River Terminal (Moscow)
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    Your hotel or any place you wish
    • All taxes
    • Private walking tour
    • Friendly local guide
    • Multiple start times available
    • Customized itinerary
    • Flexibility during the tour
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Meeting in the lobby of your hotel
    • Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (if any)
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
    • Entry/Admission - Moskovskiy Metropoliten
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour
    • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our first stop on our European holiday was Moscow and we were quite apprehensive so we booked a guide. Alex was exactly what we needed. Friendly, comfortable and adjusted to our needs. We covered all the must see site and got a good appreciation of...More

    Thank Julie D
    Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

    Our guide Daria was terrific. She made sure we got to see what we wanted, grabbed opportunities for us to see Lenin’s tomb and generally formulated a brilliant itinerary based on our preferences. Moscow is a city devoted to the boring art of queues so...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 532JulieF
    Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

    Both Tanya and Katya are professional, patient and friendly. Besides those tourist spots, they showed us some hidden places (churches & shops) in Moscow that were not mentioned in guide books.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank wongfamily1209
    Reviewed June 5, 2018

    The Private guide was informative and really did their best. The lady tour guide also brought us along to try the local food.

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank Desmond T
    Reviewed April 24, 2018

    My husband and I visited Moscow in the middle of April which is still a low tourist season. It was a good walking exercise for us and it's a best way to visit central Moscow. We visited beautiful churches and Palaces. Walked through two large...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    5  Thank Linette L
    friendly-guides, Manager at Friendly Local Guides Moscow, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

    We are glad to know you had a good experience with us, Linette!

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