Moscow Ultimate 3-Day Tour

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The ultimate tour of Moscow can last 3 days with 7 hours each day, or 4 days with 5 hours each day. Timing and itinerary can be customized. DAY 115-16th centuries - Red Square & Kremlin. The residence of Dukes, Tsars, Emperors, Supreme rulers, Presidents will surprise you with its cathedrals, largest in the world Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, as long as the Armory with personal belongings of Great Tsars.DAY 216-19th cc - Zamoskvorechye area & Kolomenskoe Museum-ReserveStunning palaces, churches, cathedrals and mind-blowing historical facts.DAY 320-21st cc - Modern MoscowEnjoy a day exploring off the beaten city path which will give you an insight into a local life and hidden gems. Experience Russian cuisine – borsch, vareniki, bliny in traditional restaurants (not included in tour).
ItineraryDay 1: Moscow Must-See Tour: Kremlin, Red Square, Kitay Gorod, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Art Park Muzeon and Gorky ParkStop At: Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka, Moscow, Central RussiaYour 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 Gorod10 a.m. — Meeting at your hotel, taking metro if needed10:30 a.m. — A brief walk around Kitay GorodDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia11 a.m. — Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin MausoleumDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Moscow, Central Russia12 p.m. —  Changing guards in Alexander gardensDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central Russia12:30 p.m. — Kremlin, Kremlin cathedrals, Tsar Cannon, Tsar BellDuration: 1 hourStop At: Romanovskiy Obelisk in the Alexander Garden, Moscow, Central Russia1:30 p.m. — Lunch at Khorchma Ukranian restaurantDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Central Russia2:30 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 minutesStop At: Patriarshy Bridge, Moscow, Central RussiaTake in the views of Kremlin and Christ the Savior CathedralDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Muzeon Art Park, Moscow, Central RussiaSee the 900 statues devoted to Russian heroes and leadersDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation, Moscow, Central Russia3:30 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 Hills5 p.m. — Back at the hotelDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Moscow City Tour: Old Arbat, Zamoskvorechye area and Kolomenskoe Museum-ReserveStop At: Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Moscow, Central Russia10 a.m. — Meeting at the hotel, taking metro if needed 10:30 a.m. — Walk along the New and the Old Arbat.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Foreign Affairs Ministry, Moscow, Central RussiaSee Ministry of Foreign Affairs - one of Stalin SkyscrapersStop At: Zamoskvorechie, Moscow, Central Russia11:30 a.m. — Zamoskvorechie historic walk, ancient churches, cathedrals, bell towers, and the original Tretyakov Gallery (optional)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Novokuznetskaya Street, Pedestrian Walk, Moscow, Central Russia12 p.m. — Lunch in a Siberian restaurant with original interior and authentic foodsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow, Central Russia1 p.m. — Metro tour of five most beautiful metro stationsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Moscow, Central Russia1:30 p.m. — Kolomenskoye Museum-ReserveDuration: 1 hourStop At: Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Central Russia2:30 p.m. — Palace of the Russian Tsar Alexey RomanovDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow, Central Russia3:30 p.m. — Historic walk in downtown Moscow, coffee breakDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow, Central RussiaSee the ancient streets of Moscow.5 p.m. — Back at the hotelNo 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 HillStop At: The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Moscow, Central RussiaDay 3 - Modern Moscow10 a.m.  — Meeting at the hotel, taking metro if needed11 a.m. — VDNKh Soviet Park, Cosmonaut Museum (optional)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Patriarch's Pond, Moscow, Central Russia12:30 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 CafeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pushkin Square, Moscow, Central Russia1:30 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 MetropolDuration: 1 hourStop At: Children's World Department Store (Detskiy Mir), Moscow, Central Russia3 p.m. — Visiting Detskiy mir shopping centre with the observation deck on the top and Museum of ChildhoodDuration: 1 hourStop At: Victory Park, Moscow, Central Russia3:30 p.m. — Victory Park, Poklonnaya Hill, Obelisk, Triumphal ArchDuration: 1 hourPass By: Cross on Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow, Central RussiaHear the story about Poklonnaya Hill from your private guidePass By: Memorial Mosque On Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow, Central RussiaEnjoy the views from this observation point.5 p.m. — Back at the hotel*Itinerary is subject to changeNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • All taxes
  • Private walking tour
  • Friendly local guide
  • Multiple start times available
  • Customized itinerary
  • Flexibility during the tour
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Hotel pick-up and optional drop-off by foot
  • Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye

Highlights

  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Itinerary

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 Ulitsa Varvarka, Moscow, Central 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 ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia 11 a.m. — Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Moscow, Central Russia 12 p.m. —  Changing guards in Alexander gardens Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central Russia 12:30 p.m. — Kremlin, Kremlin cathedrals, Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Romanovskiy Obelisk in the Alexander Garden, Moscow, Central Russia 1:30 p.m. — Lunch at Khorchma Ukranian restaurant Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Central 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, Moscow, Central Russia Take in the views of Kremlin and Christ the Savior Cathedral Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Muzeon Art Park, Moscow, Central Russia See the 900 statues devoted to Russian heroes and leaders Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation, Moscow, Central 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), Moscow, Central 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, Moscow, Central Russia See Ministry of Foreign Affairs - one of Stalin Skyscrapers Stop At: Zamoskvorechie, Moscow, Central 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, Central Russia 12 p.m. — Lunch in a Siberian restaurant with original interior and authentic foods Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow, Central Russia 1 p.m. — Metro tour of five most beautiful metro stations Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Moscow, Central Russia 1:30 p.m. — Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Central Russia 2:30 p.m. — Palace of the Russian Tsar Alexey Romanov Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow, Central Russia 3:30 p.m. — Historic walk in downtown Moscow, coffee break Duration: 30 minutes Pass By: Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow, Central 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), Moscow, Central 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, Moscow, Central 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, Moscow, Central 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: Children's World Department Store (Detskiy Mir), Moscow, Central 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, Moscow, Central Russia 3:30 p.m. — Victory Park, Poklonnaya Hill, Obelisk, Triumphal Arch Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Cross on Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow, Central Russia Hear the story about Poklonnaya Hill from your private guide Pass By: Memorial Mosque On Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow, Central 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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