Fall in Love with Moscow! Enjoy a 3-4 hour walking tour with an American native English speaking guide who truly loves Moscow! I will be with you every step of the way! We will explore Moscow's most iconic sites together learning about the history, culture and local traditions morning, noon and night!
Leisurely departing from your hotel together we will catch the metro train into the city! I will buy all of your metro tickets, and also teach you how to use the Moscow Metro. From getting a Troika card to navigating the all Cyrillic written stations, you are definitely in for a ride (our trains are fast)! After a few brief stops, we will emerge at the Bolshoi Theatre for that legendary photograph in front of the theatre! You will learn about the regular performances and the rigorous efforts it takes to become a professional performer here. We will then take a short walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This site is significant if you are an American coming to Russia for the first time. You will learn about the 1941-1945 American Russian Alliance to stop the evil that was Nazism. After that, get ready! We will enter Red Square!
Entering Red Square is indeed a marvel in itself! The red-bricked Russian Architecture will overwhelm you! Most of my visitors have only seen this site in a magazine or on the Internet, and have no idea how large it is. We will journey upward on to the square while St. Basils Cathedral emerges from the Horizon. Please ask me to take your picture here! The Cathedral will be much larger than you ever expected. We will walk all around the Cathedral, allowing you every possible perspective for that 1000+ like Instagram/Facebook photo! I will teach you about Ivan the Great, and you will without a doubt Fall in Love with the vibrantly colored domes! Please take your time here! There is no rush ever with me!
Onward we go to the brand new 242 million dollar Zaryadye Park across beautiful landscaping filled with Siberian Squill, Grape Hyacinths, and Blue Bugles. I will take you out across the new Soaring Bridge overlooking the Moscow River and iconic Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building. We will spend plenty of time here capturing the perfect video or photo for you to share with all of your friends! Once you are ready to start heading back, we will take a quick trip through the circa 1886 GUM Shopping Mall allowing you to see Moscow's finest stores and boutiques. Together strolling out of GUM you will have the opportunity to purchase traditional Russian Dolls, Russian Hats, and various other Russian Souvenirs. Once you have gotten that ten piece Russian Doll for Grandma we will have a traditional Russian Lunch (optional) enjoying a meal of Borscht and Kvass will be my treat!
I will personally escort you back to your hotel lobby where we will discuss your new Love for Moscow!! I am looking forward to meeting you!