Customized tours section is made to help you plan your Moscow tour. You select the sights from the list below and add the ones of your interest. Based on that we will design the itinerary to match all your requirements while our Moscow tour guides will make your trip special.
St Basil’s cathedral
St Basil’s cathedral was built in the 16th century by order of Ivan the Terrible. Since then it has fascinated travelers coming to Moscow. Today the church houses a museum. You can follow a maze of shadowy galleries from one chapel to the next and experience the building’s medieval past.
Lenin’s tomb remains one of the most important Soviet Heritage sites of Moscow. During your tour you will see not only the embalmed body of the leader of Revolution but many other important burials of Soviet dignitaries such as Stalin, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko. Lenin’s mausoleum is open every day from 10 am to 1 pm except Monday and Friday.
Kremlin grounds (including cathedrals)
The Moscow Kremlin is an ancient city and the largest fortress in Europe. Russian princes and tsars lived here long time ago. The highlights of your tour include three unique cathedrals, built over 500 years ago, the Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell, magnificent views on the Cathedral Square and Ivan the Great Bell Tower. The private tour of the Kremlin usually lasts 1, 5 hours
Armoury chamber museum
The Armoury Chamber is one of the oldest museums of Moscow famous for its unique collection of treasures of the Russian tsars. The collection includes Faberge Easter eggs, Royal carriages, oldest Russian thrones, and amazing collection of coronation dresses and many other wonders. Armory museum tour usually lasts 1,5 hours.
The Diamond Fund of Russia is a unique collection of the most precious items of the Russian treasury. The collection is famous for unique diamonds, rare precious stones, masterpieces of jewelry of the 18th – 20th centuries, world’s largest collection of gold and platinum nuggets.
The Diamond fund is in the same building where the Armory museum is. You can visit it after the Armory tour with your Moscow tour guide.
Christ the Savior cathedral
Christ the Savior cathedral is the biggest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world. The church will impress you not only with its grand interiors but also with its incredible fate. The story of the church might serve as a metaphor to the Russian History of the 20th century.
Christ the Savior Cathedral is a working church, the admission is free. The visit to this church is included in our walking or driving tours of Moscow.
It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved convents in Moscow and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the tour of the convent you’ll see impressive churches of the 16th-17th century and learn the dramatic story of ladies from the Russian royal families who had been forced to take the veil.
During the tour of the cemetery you’ll see graves of the most famous people in Russian history, including Nikita Khrushchev, Boris Yeltsin, writers Anton Chekhov and Nikolai Gogol, composers Dmitry Shostakovich and Sergey Prokofiev and many others.
The cemetery is located very close to Novodevichy convent.
The Moscow Choral Synagogue is the oldest synagogue of Moscow. It operated throughout the Soviet period and in 2006 it celebrated its 100 anniversary. The synagogue has remarkable interiors of the early 20th century. A visit to the Choral Synagogue can be easily included in a classic Moscow 1-day tour as it is located very close to Red Square.
Old Arbat street
Old Arbat street is an atmospheric pedestrian street of Moscow, a nice venue to listen to street music, to have dinner and to buy a souvenir in one of its numerous shops.
Tverskay street is like the 5th Avenue in New York or Oxford street in London. It is the main shopping street full of upscale boutiques and famous retailer’s trends. In this area one can always find numerous cafes and restaurants which vary from Mc Donald’s to fancy restaurant Pushkin.
Sparrow Hills is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of highest points in Moscow. Standing on top of the hill you can see almost all central Moscow – The Luzhniki Stadium (where 1980 Olympics took place), the domes of Novodevichy convent, the Kremlin churches, Christ the Savior cathedral, Stalin's high-rise buildings. The main attraction of Sparrow Hils is Moscow State University.
Zaryadye is a new urbain park at the foot of the Red Square and the Kremlin. It is truly unique by reconstructions of different landscapes of Russia. Still, the dominant feature of Zaryadye is the floating bridge over the Moscow River that offers incredible views of the Kremlin, historical buildings and the urban skyline of Moscow. The perfect place to take pictures!
Metro tour is truly a must for every visitor of Moscow. Metro is not only a very efficient, clean, fast means of transport but an amazing hidden world under the ground with glittering chandeliers, mosaics, solemn marble halls and monuments. Your guide can show you most beautiful stations during the metro tour.
Tretyakov gallery. Old building
The State Tretyakov Gallery boasts the largest collection of Russian art in the world.
The Old building of the Tretyakov Gallery (located on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok) is famous for its unique collection of Russian icons. Besides that, the museum will be interesting to everyone who loves realistic art.
Portraits, landscapes, historical paintings of the 18th – early 20th century will help you to understand our history and culture.
Tretyakov gallery. New building
The tour of the New Treatyakov gallery (on Krymsky Val) gives you a chance to explore the collection of the Russian 20th century art: avant-garde, socialist realism, and modern art. Here you can see works by the world-famous artists: Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall.
Pushkin Fine Arts museum
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of western art in Moscow. It’s famous for its unique collection of impressionist and postimpressionist artists. Here you can see the works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso.
Romanov boyars Chambers
The house was built in the 16th century for boyars Romanovs, the ancestors of the future Romanov tsars. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the noble house of the 16th-17th centuries and helps you to learn more about the everyday life of people in the past.
State Historical museum
The State Historical Museum narrates the history of Russia from pre-historian times till late 19th century. It is one of the biggest museums in the world: the total number of objects in the museum's collection is around 5 million items.
The museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 gives you a chance to learn the World War II history from Russian prospective. The museum features very impressive dioramas depicting major battles during the war. The private tour of the museum lasts 1 - 1,5 hour.
We invite you to discover a small corner of rural life in the center of Moscow and learn the story of one of the greatest Russian writers. The museum of Leo Tolstoy in Khamovniki has preserved over 4500 of personal belongings as well as its unique atmosphere as if Leo Tolstoy has just left the house for a walk. Wandering abound the estate you may still feel the presence of the Tolstoy’s spirit.
Gorky house-museum is one of the finest examples of Art Noveau in Moscow. It was built by the talented architect Fyodor Shekhtel in 1900 for a millionaire S. P. Ryabushinsky. The house looks amazing both inside and outside. The outside walls are adorned with a mosaic frieze depicting the paradise garden with orchids in bloom. Following the corridors of the house you will discover unusual world of the artist's imagination.
Memorial Museum of Space Exploration
The museum traces the history of space exploration: the first satellite (in Russian “Sputnik”) launched in 1957, the first dogs in space, the first human flights, first spacewalk, missions to Moon, Mars and Venus.
Space museum is located inside an enormous monument to the explorers of the space. Not far from the museum is VDNKh Soviet theme park; both attractions can be explored during your private Moscow tour.
Soviet Bunker-42 on Taganka
The Tagansky Protected Command Point is one of the most unusual museums in Moscow. After taking a speed elevator to the depth of 65 meters you'll discover the whole underground city. Once a top secret military object it was recently opened to the public to accommodate museum of the cold war.
The bunker was specially built as the secret command center for the commander-in-chief of Red Army I.V.Stalin before WWII. The interior of the place has survived with minor changes and nowadays you can see the Session Hall, Stalin's study room and dining room made in Georgian style. The bunker was connected to the Kremlin with a 17 km underground road.
The State museum of GULAG is devoted to one of the most miserable times in our history. Being closed for a while the museum has recently moved to a new building to become both educational and research center. The exposition was completely changed and fulfilled with new objects, people testaments, installations, footage etc.
Jewish museum and the center of tolerance
Unlike many museums that display their exhibits in showcases, this museum uses interactive media technologies. During the tour you’ll be able to feel wind and splashing water of the Great Flood, experience everyday life in shtetl, find yourself dressed as a 19th century rabbi, watch archival video footage from the time of the World War II and learn the story of Holocaust.
The museum of Jewish history
The Moscow Museum of Jewish history is devoted to the history of Jews in Russia. It offers a rare collection of artifacts, illustrating the everyday life, culture and religion of Jews living in Russia since the 18th century up to our days.
Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
The museum looks at Russian history over 150 time period starting from 1860s to the present day. Its exhibits illustrate some dramatic pages of Russian and Soviet History, starting from transformations of late 19th century, from first Russian revolution 1905 to October Revolution in 1917 and Civil War. The exposition covers the periods from WWI to WWII, from Great Purges of 30th to the death of Stalin, from Khruschev’s Thaw to “developed Socialism” and stagnation, from Perestroika to market Economy.
Victory park is a memorial complex dedicated t oRussia’s victory over Nazi Germany. Its numerous attractions include WWII museum, Holocaust memorial synagogue, an open-air Weaponry and Fortification Exposition, 141-meter tall Victory obelisk crowned with a statue of Nike. You’ll see Victory park during your driving tour of Moscow.
Park of sculptures
This park is famous as a graveyard of Soviet era statues. Here you can see numerous statues of Soviet leaders that after the collapse of the Soviet Union were removed from their pedestals and relocated to the park. Today Muzeon Park of Scultures is a nice landscape garden and an open-air museum displaying over 700 sculptures.
Tsaritsino is a landscape park and an impressive royal residence of the 18th century.
It was constructed between 1775 and 1796 for Catherine the Great. The territory of the park covers 405 hectares. Wandering around the park you’ll see an impressive palace, pavilions, pergolas, arbours, artificial grottos, decorative bridges designed by most original Russian architects Bazhenov and Kazakov.
Kolomenskoye museum estate
The former summer residence of the Russian tsars is one of the most evocative sites in Moscow. Today Kolomenskoye features a beautiful garden, several old churches, the reconstructed wooden palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, cottage of Peter the Great. The most amazing building in Kolomenskoye is the Church of the Ascension, which is UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
This magnificent park in the north of Moscow features more then 250 Soviet-era palaces and pavilions, magnificent arches and numerous fountains, Vostok rocket and the Soviet aircraft. It is like a fantastic town with avenues, squares and gardens. You can combine the tour of VDNKh with the Space museum as both attractions are located close to each other.
GUM department store
GUM is the oldest and one of the most beautiful shops of Moscow. It was built between 1890 and 1893 and originally called Upper Trading Rows. GUM is the abbreviation for the State Department Store, it’ll surprise you with gorgeous interiors and extremely high prices.
Eliseevsky grocery store
This mansion, located in the historic center of Moscow on Tverskaya street, attracts visitors not only with delicacies but also with its exquisite interiors and unique decoration. Entering this grocery store you feel like a guest at a reception in a rich palace.
Izmaylovo souvenir's market
Izmailovo Market also known as Vernisage in Izmailovo is considered to be the largest exhibition & fair in Moscow to get a variety of souvenirs including local handmade crafts, antiques, Soviet memorabilia. The market is open every day but the best days to come are Saturday and Sunday.
The Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery
Founded in mid-14th century, the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius remains one of the most important centers of the Orthodox religion and a major destination of pilgrims.
The monastery is included in the UNECCO list of World heritage. Its complex of medieval buildings might appear a rival to Moscow Kremlin. It takes about 1,5 hour to get to the monastery by car.
The Central Air Force Museum in Monino is one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. It boasts of a unique collection of Soviet-era and foreign aircrafts, helicopters, engines, rescue equipment, fuses and ammunition, flying machines models, rare photographs and documents. It takes about 1,5 – 2 hours to get to Monino by car.
The driving tour around Moscow
This tour is an opportunity to see some of the most interesting places in Moscow. You'll walk around Red Square, drive around the historic center and modern Moscow, see the spectacular panoramic view from the highest hill of the city. During the tour there will be also a chance to visit Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Victory Park, and have a stop near the Novodevichij convent.
Riverboat tour along the Moscow river
The Moscow River cuts through the heart of the city, and a leisurely cruise along a few miles of it makes for an enjoyable and sight-filled excursion. Wonderful views of the Kremlin, Gorky Park and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour are among the highlights.
You can enjoy a fantastic view of Moscow from the two observation decks of Ostankino tower: the glassed deck (337m); and the open observation deck (340m).
Moscow has several circus buildings; most renowned are the Old Nikulin Circus and the Bolshoi Circus on prospect Vernadskogo. The shows last 2-3 hours.
The Bolshoi theatre
Home to one of the oldest, and probably the most famous, ballet and opera companies in the world Bolshoi theatre is definitely one of Moscow's major landmarks. You can see magnificent interiours of the thatre either at the performance or during the Bolshoi backstage tour.
Mikhail Bulgakov museum
We invite you to visit the apartment-museum of Mikhail Bulgakov who is a remarkable Russian writer. The author of The Fatal Eggs, Heart of a Dog, The White Guard Bulgakov is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.
Korolev house museum
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