Visit a centuries-old fortresses, museums, cathedrals and discover the city's heart on this 5-hour private tour of the Kremlin and the Red Square. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest and largest fortress in Russia. On the Kremlin portion you will see the Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell, 4 cathedrals: Assumption Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral, Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles. 4 palaces (from outside): Great Kremlin Palace, State Kremlin Palace, Terem Palace, Poteshny Palace, 5 squares: Palace Square, Cathedral Square, Ivanovo Square, Trinity Square, Senate Square. And 20 Kremlin Towers.The Red Square tour is GUM. Kazan Cathedral, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, Alexander Garden, Eternal Flame, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Bolshoi Theater, the Streets of Kitay Gorod, Nikolskaya, Ilyinka, and Varvarka.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow, Central RussiaThe smell of history is in the air! When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore. On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth. A morning stroll through Kitay Gorod will be a beautiful start. Let the historical feast begin with the Red Square tour.*This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.Red Square Tour • Resurrection Gate with opportunity to flip a coin to come back • Iconic Manege Square • Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral • GUM - the State Department Store with 123-year old history • St. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty • Lobnoye Mesto (or "Place of the Skulls") where big and sometimes terrible events took placeDuration: 2 hoursPass By: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Central RussiaSt. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beautyStop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central RussiaThe Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of Moscow • Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon - the biggest in the world • The Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first Romanov • The Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal church • The Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial place • The Cathedral of Twelve Apostles and Patriarch Palace • Finish the tour at the Armory, which started as a royal arsenal in 1508 and nowadays consists of 9 halls with a unique collections of the Russian, European and Eastern weapons, jewelry and household articles of the tsars belonging to the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries.Learn a ton of fun facts on this private tour with your friendly local guide: • Red Square is a result of large fire in fifteenth century that destroyed the spot and it was decided not to build it back • The oldest building in Moscow is Assumption Cathedral (built in 1474-1479) • It's a known fact that Lobnoye Mesto is the place for executions, however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees • The Tsar Cannon was never actually used in any war conflicts • For about 100 years the Tsar Bell was in a pit • The sculptor who created the Minin and Pozharsky monument used his sons as models for it • The Minin and Pozharsky monument was initially located in the very center of Red Square, until in 1931 it was moved closer to St. Basil's Cathedral • Joseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961 • All of the Moscow Kremlin is included in UNESCO World Heritage List, except for the State Kremlin PalaceAfter the tour your guide will leave you at the Armory where you can take your time and explore the huge museum at your own comfortable pace.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, Moscow, Central RussiaTsar Bell and Tsar Cannon - the biggest in the worldPass By: Cathedral Square, Moscow, Central RussiaExplore the national heritage of RussiaPass By: The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great, Moscow, Central RussiaSee the Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of MoscowPass By: Uspensky Cathedral, Moscow, Central RussiaThe Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial placePass By: Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), Moscow, Central RussiaThe Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first RomanovPass By: Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow, Central RussiaThe Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal churchPass By: Church of the Twelve Apostles and Patriarch's Palace, Moscow, Central RussiaHear the intriguing facts from Russian historyPass By: Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow, Central RussiaJoseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961!Pass By: GUM, Moscow, Central RussiaGUM - the State Department Store with 126-year old historyPass By: Minin & Pozharsky Monument, Moscow, Central RussiaHear the fascinating story of the Russian heroesPass By: Kazan Cathedral, Moscow, Central RussiaEnjoy the views of Disney Inspiring Kazan CathedralPass By: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Moscow, Central RussiaTake in the views of astonishing historical Kremlin walls and towersPass By: Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel, Moscow, Central RussiaDon't forget to flip a coin for luck!Pass By: Lobnoye Mesto, Moscow, Central RussiaIt's a known fact that Lobnoye Mesto is the place for executions, however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decreesPass By: Patriarshy Bridge, Moscow, Central RussiaDon't miss perfect photo ops!Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Central RussiaEnjoy the scenic views of the Cathedral and the Kremlin from the Patriarch brindeDuration: 1 hour