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Excursions in Moscow: History & Architecture

Moscow roof top tour. Access to the roof.
History & Architecture
Авторская экскурсия по крышам центра Москвы!
Price: 1290 ₽ Shared
Duration: 1 hour
Hi, my name is Andrew and I'm inviting you to explore my city together! Moscow is very beautiful city, but from the height it's much better. You can belive me, cause I got more than five years behind making that tours, and how you can see in reviews I got a lot of fans) The main thing of this tour is not only in great views, but I have a lot of information, sometimes little secret, and for me is a big pleasure to tell you what I know. It will be very unformal INDIVIDUAL tour (with me on the tour will be only you or you and your company) in the place with a great views, but views may be different, then you are able to see in the top. But I sure that you will be happy to see it. From the rooftop you will see 4 Stalin's Skyscapers, Moscow city centr, Russian Academy of sciense, and a lot more sightseings. Rooftop may be changed by your preferences, but my place was chosen by my experience, reviews of tourists wich were there already and because of rooftop construction. Tin roofing and parapet minimum make it an ideal place for photo shoots. You are required to follow the instructions throughout the guide and observe the utmost silence.
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Rooftop of Seven Sisters. Best Moscow views
History & Architecture
I do not suggest you a tour with a banal monotonous monologue of guide, but offer to spend time together on the roof of Stalin Skyscraper and admire of Moscow from a dizzying height of the viewing platform
Price: 4500 ₽ Private
Duration: 1.5 hours
From the creator of the sensational story "Journey to the Stars" No worse than, but more accessible, informative and safe! I suggest you go to up with me on the roof of one of Stalin's skyscrapers, or "Seven Sisters", and not only enjoy the breathtaking scenery, but also to learn about the interesting moments from the history of skyscrapers and Moscow. From the place where we'll go up this great city will look fabulous and will gaze at all on the other side. On the tour we will reveal to you some secrets that have survived since the Soviet Union and even, perhaps, some "military secrets." So simple conversation also included in the program. Little running ahead and opening the veil of secrecy - our ceiling is on Komsomolskaya Square. The very same tour will be held in the strictest secrecy. Although some extreme of our trip, you will be perfectly safe! Dress code is meant completely free Be sure to bring your camera, because, perhaps, it is here that you will be able to withdraw their best shots and you are guaranteed a good time!
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Individual tour of Moscow
History & Architecture
Individual walking tour around Moscow based on your preferences. We can arrange an excursion in just an hour! And hold it in any day and time that you choose!
Price: 3350 ₽ Private
Duration: 2 hours
Discover Moscow with all its formal and informal sights! We can arrange an excursion in just an hour! And hold it in any day and time that you choose! For 2 hours you can see one of the presented routes: - Red Square, Alexander Garden; - Zamoskvorechye; - Arbat; - China town. If you have your own transport, then for 2 hours you can make a sightseeing tour all over Moscow with stops in Red Square, Vorobyovy Hills, Poklonnaya Hill. For 4 hours you can see one of the presented routes: - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Zamoskvorechye; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, China Town; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Kuznetsk Bridge, Nikolskaya Street; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Arbat; - China Town and Zamoskvorechye. For 6 hours you can see one of the presented routes: - Red Square, Alexander Garden, China Town, Zamoskvorechye; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Kuznetsk Bridge, Nikolskaya Street; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Arbat, Zamoskvorechye; - Red Square, Alexander Garden, Arbat, China Town; - Kuznetsk bridge, Nikolskaya street, China city. When booking, indicate which attractions you would like to see. The tour is available in English, Italian, Spanish and Greek. Indicate the desired language when booking in the field "Hello, feel free to ask" If you want to add a visit to the Kremlin to your excursion - in addition purchase tickets "extra Kremlin visit" in an amount equal to the number of participants in your group
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Cold War: air defence system around Moscow. One-day-excursion by car!
History & Architecture
Price: 8750 ₽ Private
Duration: 6 hours
Please discuss tha date and time of the tour before you book it. ___ In 1950 Stalin ordered to create the first anti-aircraft system around Moscow. In 1962 russian missles went to Cuba. It was the begining of the Cold War. We will visit several military bunkers and missile silos around Moscow. They were launched in USSR epoch and were ready to stop any nuclear attack. Now there is no big secret about them: they are safe and abandoned and Moscow is defended by the new version of anti-aircraft system. Standart tour is 250 kilometers, 6 hours, 2 abandoned military bases (60-100 km from Moscow). The long version of the tour (extra 3000 rubles) includes 300 kilometers, 10 hours, 4 bases. The price is one for the whole company. The group of 1-4 persons goes at the car of the guide. If you have a group of 5 to 8 persons, we can rent a minibus or take the second car with a driver. Extra pay is 7000 rubles. Let's go and fell special atmosphere of soviet anti-missle objects!
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Ostankino TV Tower
History & Architecture
Viewpoints of the Ostankino Tower are the only place from where one may view all sights of the capital at the same time. Visit the Tower and you would see Moscow city from the East to the West and from the North to the South.
Price: 1280 ₽ Shared
Duration: 1 hour
Ostankino TV Tower is the main symbol of the Russian television and an important tourist attraction of Moscow city, in particular, and of Russia, in general. It is the highest freestanding construction in Europe. It is 540 meters high. Viewpoints of the Ostankino Tower are the only place from where one may view all sights of the capital at the same time. Visit the Tower and you would see Moscow city from the East to the West and from the North to the South. Admission to TV tower is allowed for visitors above 7 years old with photo ID (passport driver’s license, etc.) Should a child under 14 does not have a photo ID, he/she may be allowed to admit TV tower observation deck in the company of one of his/her parents. The following categories are not permitted to visit observation deck: - individuals under 7 years old; - individuals with obvious signs of alcohol or drug intoxication; - physically disabled individuals using prosthetic devices; - physically disabled individuals with vision deficiencies using white walking stick; - individuals with obvious signs of mental deviations; - individuals using additional supports when in motion (crutches, canes, etc.); - physically disabled individuals in wheelchairs. Citizens who have implanted alien implants (pacemakers, prostheses, etc.) containing metal components, which can trigger the alarm detector, should have a personal identification card of the patient, confirming the implantation of medical devices. It is strictly prohibited to bring the following items to the Tower : - Firearms, gas arms, cold steel, ammunition, explosives and other items and substances not allowed for civil use; - Means of active defense; - Thrust, cutting items and glass containers; - Alcoholic drinks and other liquids; - Toxic and strong smelling substances as well as any sprays; - Big items (suitcases, rucksacks, cases, bags, umbrellas etc.); - Animals. The visitors, who purchased e-tickets, shall arrive to the excursion bureau no later than 45 minutes prior to beginning of the booked visit. In order to obtain a nominal pass to the TV tower, the visitor must: - Present at the tour desk: 1) The voucher is printed out (sent together with the instruction within a few hours after payment); 2) the document proving the identity; 2.1) Document confirming the benefit (if necessary). - get a flyer from the tour desk administrator for payment; - with a flyer to go to the cashier and pay the rest of the tour; In case of absence of records indicated in Clause 4.3.2, no access to TV Tower shall be released, and payment amount for non-used ticket shall not be reimbursed.
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Entrance ticket to the Tretyakov Gallery with an open date
History & Architecture
The State Tretyakov Gallery has one of the largest collections of Russian fine art in the world. The exposition in the main building "Russian Painting of the 11th - early 20th century" (Lavrushinsky Lane, 10) is part of the All-Russian Museum Association "The State Tretyakov Gallery", founded in 1986
Price: 1085 ₽ Shared
Duration: 0 hours
The purchase of an e-ticket will allow you to avoid long lines at the ticket offices of the State Tretyakov Gallery. The ticket can be used within 30 days from the date of issue. The entrance ticket will allow you to visit the main exposition located in the main building of the State Tretyakov Gallery at the address: Moscow, Lavrushinsky per. 10 for one day. In the order there must be at least 1 paid ticket. Only you can not place an order for a free ticket.
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Entrance ticket to the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin (no excursion)
History & Architecture
An electronic ticket giving the right to receive without waiting for an entrance ticket to visit the Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin and the current temporary exhibition. This service allows you to avoid the need for long waiting in the queue to the cashiers of the Moscow Kremlin.
Price: 900 ₽ Shared
Duration: 0 hours
An electronic ticket giving the right to receive without waiting for an entrance ticket to visit the Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin and the current temporary exhibition. This service allows you to avoid the need for long waiting in the queue to the cashiers of the Moscow Kremlin. Cathedral Square - the historical and architectural center of the Moscow Kremlin. It occupies the highest part of the Kremlin hill. The square is surrounded by the Faceted and Patriarch's Chambers, the Assumption Cathedral, the Archangel's Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Robe Deposition Church, the Ivan the Great Belltower and other buildings. Many historical events are connected with the Cathedral square: foreign ambassadors were received in the Faceted Chamber, Zemsky Sobor held. The Assumption Cathedral hosted the coronations of Russian tsars and emperors, and the Archangel Cathedral served as their burial vault. On the territory of the Kremlin, various cultural events and official ceremonies are often held. So, on September 5, 1997, the theatrical prologue of the celebration of the 850th anniversary of the foundation of Moscow began on the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin. Entry to the Kremlin by admission is possible on all days of the week from 09:30 to 16:30 except Thursday.
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Basmanniy district - the ancient part of the city
History & Architecture
The excursion around the Basmannyi district of Moscow for the people which are curious about how Moscow looked like 100 years ago.
Price: 490 ₽ Private
Duration: 3 hours
I would like to invite you on a tour around the Basmanny district - still one of the oldest parts of Moscow, the street view here is the same it was hundred years ago. We are going to walk along the streets and learn about the famous inhabitants of the place - we will see where the uncle of Alexander Pushkin lived and died, where Marina Tsvetaeva, the well-known russian poetess was studying, we will pass the residence of the revolutioner's family - Murav'ev-Apostol's, which hardly tickled over the the difficult times of abandonmnet, we will also visit the house where the ghosts live. We will start near the former gas factory, then go up the streets, have a rest in the Bauman's garden, take a picture of the oldest wooden houses which only few left. Than we get through Old and New Basmanniy streets, admire the view of the Bogoyavlenskiy cathedral, one of the oldest in Moscow. We will finish not far from Krasnie vorota, the metro station. The route is rather long, it will take approximetely 3 hours, so please ensure to put on the comfortable shoes. See you!
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 WALK WITH LOCALS: Full Day Private Walking Tour
History & Architecture
* Explore Moscow from a different angle and uncover its hidden gems * Enjoy a private, very personal walking Moscow tour with a guide who is a round-the-world traveler, a former CEO of eCommerce startup and a huge Moscow Fun. * You will see Moscow through the eyes of the Locals. Your guide will show you his own Moscow. This is a walking tour with a difference, aimed to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Moscow hidden gems! Learn about architecture, food and modern history while discovering the city. * You will walk around 15 to 20 km, so plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear nice walking shoes.
Price: 12500 ₽ Private
Duration: 7 hours
If you really want something special, if you really want to experience Moscow how locals do - this tour is definitely for you. Anton will share with you his own very personal view on Moscow and show you some hidden spots. * Meet your guide by Belorusskaya metro near the fountain at the Belaya ploshad (White square) and then set off on your Epic 7-hour walking journey, exploring the grand avenues and smaller streets. * As you walk your guide will point out examples of Soviet and classic Russian architecture. You will learn the history of this area, the stories about a Napoleon invasion, famous Russian writers, about Horse Races and many more. Discover a little history, architecture, your guide very personal history lessons and many more. * Enjoy cappuccino to-go Moscow styleI, exactly how locals do. * And continue our walk towards Georgian Sloboda. You will learn about a modern sculpture school in Moscow, visit a Georgian Orthodox Church and find a magic portal to the Zoo and learn an important lesson of modern (and very brutal) history near Russian White House. * Then you will relax in a nice cafe trying Georgian pastries (or Russian donuts) with some famous lemonade. * Later we continue our walk to get to know a little bit about an important period of Constructivist architecture and will have a chance to visit a lobby of a famous Stalin skyscraper.. * After that you will have lunch time at a nice restaurant. After the rest a little bit we will continue to explore Moscow. We will take a stroll to Patriarch Ponds, the famous place and a very trendy neighbourhood. Wander through peaceful valleys around the Pond, learn the stories about this area, listen some poetry. * After that we will visit the Hermitage garden and then will stroll some hidden streets and lanes. We end the walking tour in Pushkin Square. * Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.
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WALK WITH LOCALS: Half Day Private Walking Tour
History & Architecture
* Explore Moscow from a different angle and uncover its hidden gems * Enjoy a private, very personal walking Moscow tour with a guide who is a round-the-world traveler, a former CEO of eCommerce startup and a huge Moscow Fun. * You will see Moscow through the eyes of the Locals. Your guide will show you his own Moscow. This is a walking tour with a difference, aimed to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Moscow hidden gems! Learn about architecture, food and modern history while discovering the city. * You will walk around 10 to 12 km, so plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear nice walking shoes.
Price: 7500 ₽ Private
Duration: 4 hours
If you really want something special, if you really want to experience Moscow how locals do - this tour is definitely for you. Anton will share with you his own very personal view on Moscow and show you some hidden spots. * Meet your guide by Belorusskskaya metro near the fountain at the Belaya ploshad (White square) and then set off on your 4-hour walking tour, exploring the grand avenues and smaller streets. * As you walk your guide will point out examples of Soviet and classic Russian architecture. You will learn the history of this area, the stories about a Napoleon invasion, famous Russian writers, about Horse Races and many more. Discover a little history, architecture, your guide very personal history lessons, Moscow tea culture and many more. * Enjoy cappuccino to-go Moscow styleI, exactly how locals do. * And continue our walk towards Georgian Sloboda. You will learn about a modern sculpture school in Moscow, will find a magic portal to the Zoo and learn an important lesson of modern (and very brutal) history near Russian White House. Then you will relax in a nice cafe trying Russian donuts with a herbal tea (very Moscow). * Later we continue our walk to get to know a little bit about an important period of Constructivist architecture and will have a chance to visit a lobby of a famous Stalin skyscraper. * Finally, take a stroll to Patriarch Ponds, the famous place and a very trendy neighbourhood. Wander through peaceful valleys around the Pond, learn the stories about this area, listen some poetry. * Visit the most popular Moscow bakery and pastry store and indulge yourself with some amazing treats. A nice finale to this amazing tour of Moscow hidden gems! * Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.
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Avangard Architecture and Old Believers Village Private Car and Walk Tour
History & Architecture
* Enjoy a private, very personal walking Moscow tour with guide who are round-the-world travellers and huge Moscow Architecture Fun. * You will see Moscow through the eyes of the Locals your guide will show you his own Moscow. * This is a tour tour with a difference, aimed to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Moscow hidden gems! Learn about architecture, food and modern history while discovering the city. * You will walk around 10 to 15 km, so plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear nice walking shoes.
Price: 11000 ₽ Private
Duration: 7 hours
* Meet your guide at a lobby of your hotel and then set off on your full day Moscow car & walk tour, exploring the best of ancient and contemporary Moscow faces * On our tour we will visit Central Avant-garde architecture district, learn about 1920s architecture, Le Courbusier buildings and Stalin imperial style architecture. * Then we continue to the Old Believers village, will visit a local cemetery, orthodox Sunday service and will try traditional old believers food at a local non-profit eatery. Then we ride to Krutitskoye podvorye, an important and very picturesque temple, full of ancient history * And then we continue to Shabolovka district, where we will learn about 1920s Soviet avant-garde experiment, will visit avant-garde crematory and dormitories, will take a look at avant-garde residential buildings, will have some pit-stop for tea and pastries and will finish our tour near a magnificent Shukhov tower. After our tour program end your guide will drive you back to your hotel * As you walk your guide will point out examples of Soviet Avant-garde Soviet Stalin and classic Russian architecture. You will learn the history of those places, Soviet experiment, Orthodox denominations and more. * Discover a little history, architecture, Orthodox food traditions and many more. * Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.
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Big Boulevard Ring Hike, Part 3: The Tale of Two Monasteries
History & Architecture
Price: 700 ₽ Shared
Duration: 1.5 hours
If you want to get even a little bit oriented in the chaotic sprawl that is Moscow, you’re better base your research around some landmark. Moscovites themselves most often master chunks of land around subway stations, but we want something a little more picturesque, don’t we? Enter the Boulevard Ring! Encircling what is known as historical center of Moscow, this long and beautiful pathway is surrounded by modern skyscrapers, artifacts that are 100 years old, and others that have been there for almost a millenium. This part of the journey around Boulevard Ring, 3rd from west to east, will take us through Rozhdestvensky (Christmas) and Sretensky (Candlemas) boulevards. The religious theme isn’t a coincidence - these stretch of the ring is dominated by two ancient monasteries that gave the boulevards their names. But we surely won’t limit our attention to ancient or religious, in fact we will: - Uncover a mystery of a boulevard that is not actually a boulevard - Hold a lengthy discussion about ancient Russian superheroes - Sneak a peek of a building that Russian government uses to communicate with aliens - Take a good look at the place that would make Dan Brown salivate uncontrollably - Contemplate the building which a famous french architect thought was one of the most beautiful in the world - Dive deeply into Moscow’s weird supernatural side Believe me, I’ve written about half a hundred of those little bullet points. Picking which ones to include in this description was painful and traumatizing, and you might do some permanent damage to my mental health if you don’t book the tour and let me introduce you to the rest of them! Hurry!
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Entrance ticket to the museum named after A. S. Pushkin
History & Architecture
An electronic ticket guaranteeing the possibility of visiting the museum by him. Pushkin on Volkhonka 12 on the chosen date.
Price: 750 ₽ Shared
Duration: 0 hours
The purchase of an electronic ticket guarantees you a visit to the expositions of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin. The State Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin - One of the largest museums of foreign art in Russia. In his collection there are about 700 thousand works of different epochs, beginning with the period of ancient civilizations and ending with the beginning of the XXI century. The architectural monument of the late XIX - early XX century, the museum complex includes 27 buildings and structures. The main collections of the Museum are represented by paintings of French impressionists from the collections of Moscow merchants Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin and Ivan Abramovich Morozov works of art of Ancient Egypt, as well as masterpieces of old masters.
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Moscow Underground Palaces
History & Architecture
Price: 2000 ₽ Shared
Duration: 2 hours
During our walking tour around Moscow metro you'll see 12 most beautiful stations and learn how their style was changing with every decade and what stood behind it. You'll find out these stations could've looked totally different, explore the ideas of their creators and the reasons that make them unique. We'll trace the evolution of metro from the 30's till now and see how the dominating ideas in the course of the 20th century were reflecting in the way metro stations and pavilions looked. We'll take a ride on one of the designer's trains and attend a mini-concert. In the end we'll finish our tour around Moscow underground palaces in a hidden soviet canteen situated right on a platform.
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Entrance ticket to MultiMediaArtMuseum
History & Architecture
The purchase of an electronic ticket will allow you to avoid long queues at the MultiMediaArtMuseum ticket offices - the museum-exhibition complex and the first Russian museum specializing in photography.
Price: 950 ₽ Shared
Duration: 0 hours
The purchase of an electronic ticket will allow you to avoid long lines at the ticket offices of the MultiMediaArtMuseum. The museum-exhibition complex and the first Russian museum specializing in photography. It was founded as the "Moscow House of Photography" in 1996 by the Government of Moscow. In 2003, the Moscow House of Photography was transformed into a multimedia complex of contemporary arts, which is now more often called the Multimedia Art Museum. The entrance ticket will allow you to visit without a queue the main exposition located in the main building of the museum at the address: Moscow, ul. Ostozhenka, 16 for one day.
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Cooking tour in Soviet Dacha with interactive excursion
History & Architecture
Price: 7000 ₽ Private
Duration: 3 hours
Would you like to learn the art of home-cooked Russian borsch or pelmeni with your own hands during the visit to the real Soviet Dacha? Within 2 hours you'll be able to create an authentic Russian food and feel the taste of being a dachnik. Depending on the season, you can collect vegetables for borsch in the garden. After successfully preparing of all the dishes, you are welcome to the excursion in old dacha house of Soviet era. After lunch, you are welcome to interactive excursion. You will get acquainted with the history of dachas 50 years ago and see real russian life in present. The atmosphere of Soviet period is recreated In the Dacha house. Every family in Soviet Moscow had same things, clothes and furniture. This is a unique opportunity to visit the Muscovite's country house of 50s Soviet period. At the end of the excursion you will enjoy the meal you have made in dacha style. You will also taste Russian home-made snacks like marinated vegetables or kulebyaka. You will have a chance to try typical Russian drinks like kvas or kompot. My guests can also taste the samovar on the wood with Russian tea (Ivan-tea) with home-made cake and jam for extra pay. I will pick up group of 1-4 persons at the subway station "Buninskaya alleya" and drive you to the Dacha for 15 minutes. After the excursion you will be driven back to the subway station "Buninskaya alleya". Or you can get the Dacha yourself by taxi if your group is more then 4persons. You will find a lot of interesting stories about life in Russia, interactive with the things of the Soviet period and a lot of fun. We have discounts for children and families. IMPORTENT! The price depends on number of persons. The date and starting time of the tour need to be confirmed at least 2-3 days in advance, please, contact me before booking. The tour with cooking workshop takes about 3 hours. The cooking workshop includes: all products and ingridients for the perfect Russian meal, your culinary experience, free recipe cards at the end of your lesson lunch with cooked meal. We have discounts for children and families. The date and starting time of the tour need to be confirmed at least 72 hours in advance, please, contact me before booking. Price: Group —----- - Standart tour + Workshop 1person — - ---5000Rur + 2000Rur 2persons — - — 5500Rur + 2000Rur 3persons — --— 6500Rur + 2000Rur 4persons —-- --- 7000Rur + 2500Rur Ask me for prices for other groups
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Interactive excursion to Soviet Dacha with lunch in Russian style
History & Architecture
Price: 6500 ₽ Private
Duration: 2 hours
Would you like to have lunch in the Dacha house of Soviet era in the middle of the old garden? The lunch will includes Russian borsch, home-made snacks like marinated vegetables and kulebyaka, welcome drinks and traditional drinks like kvass or kompot, such Russian dishes as buckwheat porridge or mashed potatoes with mushrooms. Or we can made shashlik (BBQ) in the garden with snacks and drinks. After lunch, you are welcome to interactive excursion. You will get acquainted with the history of dachas 50 years ago and see real russian life in present. The atmosphere of Soviet period is recreated In the Dacha house. Every family in Soviet Moscow had same things, clothes and furniture. This is a unique opportunity to visit the Muscovite's country house of 50s Soviet period. My guests can also taste the samovar on the wood with Russian tea (Ivan-tea) with home-made cake and jam for extra pay. I will pick up group of 1-4 persons at the subway station "Buninskaya alleya" and drive you to the Dacha for 15 minutes. After the excursion you will be driven back to the subway station "Buninskaya alleya". Or you can get the Dacha yourself by taxi if your group is more then 4persons. You will find a lot of interesting stories about life in Russia, interactive with the things of the Soviet period and a lot of fun. We have discounts for children and families. IMPORTENT! The price depends on number of persons. The date and starting time of the tour need to be confirmed at least 2-3 days in advance, please, contact me before booking. Price: Group — - Standart tour + Lunch 1person — - ---5000Rur + 1500Rur 2persons — - — 5500Rur + 1500Rur 3persons — --— 6500Rur + 1500Rur 4persons —-- --- 7000Rur + 2000Rur Ask me for prices for other groups
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