Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Tours & Sightseeing in Moscow

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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.
The 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 place Kremlin Tour The 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 Palace After 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.

What’s included

  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Russian lunch (on selected options with included lunch)
  • Multiple start times available
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoot
  • Flexible customizable itinerary
  • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
  • Meeting in the hotel

What’s not included

  • Entrance tickets to be paid on the tour, please bring approximately $16 USD per person, per entry ticket to the Kremlin if you decide to go
  • Extra food not included in fixed menu (on Kremlin+lunch tours)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Lunch included
  • Skip the line
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