Excursions in Moscow: History & Architecture

Ticket for visiting the architectural complex of the Cathedral Square
History & Architecture
Price: 800 RUB Shared
Duration: 2 hours
The ticket for visiting the architectural complex of the Cathedral Square allows free access to the museums-cathedrals, the Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe, the Patriarch's Palace, museum's permanent expositions: - "Russian wooden sculpture" in the cloister of the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe; - "Treasures and antiquities of the Moscow Kremlin" in the Annunciation Cathedral; - "Ascension convent" in the South annex of the Archangel's Cathedral. The ticket also provides free access to: a ceremonial mounting parade of Horse Guard and Foot Guard of the President Regiment (April to October, weekly on Saturdays) The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square is available for visiting till 1700
The Kremlin Tour
History & Architecture
Price: 1000 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
What does the word "Kremlin" mean and why was it never captured? What is in common between Italy and Russia? Why was the Kremlin crossed out from the Unesco list of world heritage? How did people live without i-phones? Would you like to see the italian dragons on the walls of the orthodox Kremlin cathedral? Would you like your name to be written on the place where all Russian rulers were coronated? Has a bell got lips and where are they? Are you interested in the links between mathematics and a church? If you answer is "YES", than you are welcome!
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: 400 RUB 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!
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: 6000 RUB 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.
 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: 9500 RUB 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 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 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.
An interesting tour through the complex ENEA-OstankinoPark-Botanical Garden
History & Architecture
Price: 1500 RUB Shared
Duration: 1 hour
An impressive journey through the popular park оf Moscow. Try to ride the segway Airwheel with the company “Mobile Trip” and you will have an interesting tour through the complex ENEA - Ostankino Park - Botanical Garden. Only 15 minutes of training and 1 hour of riding with pleasure through all parks, this is a great opportunity to see the huge area comfortably and to charged with sweet emotions and good mood with the company of our guides.
Moscow metro
History & Architecture
Price: 4000 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
The journey to the underground world will be both informative and interesting. You will know - why Moscow metro system has become the most beautiful in the world. - why the entrance passages are so crooked - why Moscow metro system is called after Lenin - where to make a wish so that it'll come true You will see - the gothic cathedral - the Egyptian palace - the Belorussian hall - magnificent hall of glory and history
Sightseeing tour of Moscow
History & Architecture
Moscow is the biggest and one of the most beautiful cities of Russia, its financial, economical and cultural center. Moscow is famous for its Eastern-West atmosphere that you will also feel with the help of our guide.
Price: 2500 RUB Private
Duration: 4 hours
Have you ever wondered why Moscow is called the third Rome? If it's the legend when did it appear? Why are the walls of Moscow Kremlin red, not green or yellow? How long will the Kremlin wall exist? All the answers and much more interesting information you will get during an unforgettable excursion round Moscow. Moscow is the biggest and one of the most beautiful cities of Russia, its financial, economical and cultural center. Moscow is famous for its Eastern-West atmosphere that you will also feel with the help of our guide. You will know - How to read orthodox churches and the meaning of iconostasis and frescoes - Michael Jackson's favourite Moscow hotel and the reason of being favourated by a pop-star - The history of seven Stalin sisters - The history of Moscow architecture - What makes vodka so tasty
The State Tretyakov Gallery
History & Architecture
Price: 900 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
Pavel Tretyakov was so shy that when he made a proposal to his bride he said: “ Would you like to live … with my mum” Hi s bride was too clever to give the right answer. The State Ttretyakov gallery is full of unforgettable mysteries. Each picture is like a hieroglyph that can be read and understood in different ways. If you know the clue, pictures can take you to the journey to Italy, France, medieval Moscow and even to the space. And moreover, exploring the national art is the best way to understand mentality of the country.
City sightseeing tours (2 day)
History & Architecture
City sightseeing tours are working by the principle of Hop On Hop Off which allows to plan independently a travel route across Moscow. Principle of HopOnHopOff: get on (Hop On) and get off (Hop Off) in the bus to any of stops of public city transports. The audioguide in 8 languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arab, Italian
Price: 1460 RUB Shared
Duration: 8 hours
City sightseeing tours are working by the principle of Hop On Hop Off which allows to plan independently a travel route across Moscow. Principle of HopOnHopOff: get on (Hop On) and get off (Hop Off) in the bus to any of stops of public city transports. The audioguide in 8 languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arab, Italian Duration of Excursion: 1 hour on the route No. 1, about 2 hours on a route No. 2. Starting and finishing point of all routes: Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, near a monument to Repin, opposite to Luzhkov Bridge. Validity period of the ticket: 1 day (only today) or 2 days (today and tomorrow) from the moment of the first landing in the bus, depending on cost. The majority of stops of double-decker are located near stations of the Moscow subway. You will be able to find our bright red double-decker buses without effort at stops of public transport on the following streets: Route No. 1 — Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, Serafimovich St., Prechistenskaya Nab., Volhonka St., Gogolevsky Boulevard, Arbat Square, st. Znamenka, Mokhovaya St., Okhotny ryad St., Theatre Square, Lubyanskaya Square, Red Square (Vasilyevsky descent), Baltschug St., Sofiyskaya Nab. Route No. 2 — Bolotnaya Nab., Serafimovich St., Big stone bridge, Mokhovaya St., st. Vozdvizhenka, Novy Arbat St., Kutuzovsky Avenue, Ukrainsky Boulevard, Taras Shevchenko Embankment, the Area of Europe, Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya St., Borodinsky Bridge, Smolenskaya St., Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square, Smolensky Boulevard, Smolenskaya Square, Novinsky Boulevard, Novy Arbat St., Gogolevsky Boulevard, Soymonovsky Lane, Prechistenskaya Emb., Kremlevskaya Emb., Moskvoretskaya Emb., Kotelnicheskaya Emb., Goncharnaya Emb., Krasnokholmskaya Emb., Novospassky Monastery, Podgorskaya Emb., Yauzskaya St., B. Ustinsky Bridge, Sadovnicheskaya St., Baltschug St., Bolotnaya St., Bolotnaya Square, Sofiyskaya Embankment, Baltschug St. It is possible to reach to the main sights of the city of Moscow from our stops on foot, it will take approximately only 5-10 minutes. Start your sightseeing tour of Moscow at any time convenient for you. From 10:00 to 20:30 - weekdays, 10: 00-21: 30 - weekends and holidays   Time of departure of the last flight: Route №1: 19:20 (weekdays), 20:20 (weekends and holidays) Route №2: 18:30 (weekdays), 19:30 (weekends and holidays) Interval passage stops: Route №1 (15-20 minutes), Route №2 (30-40 minutes) depending on the traffic load on the city roads. Upon request you can go (Hop On) or exit (Hop Off) bus at any time convenient for you, at any of the stops along the movement of the bus. Number of stops: 18 (route №1), 30 (route №2). At the time of the technical breaks (no more than 30 minutes) for the cleaning of interior and dinner staff in the intervals between 13: 30-15: 00, 18: 00-20: 00 may be a slight change in the schedule. Thank you for your understanding!
History & Architecture
Price: 1500 RUB Shared
Duration: 1.5 hours
City sightseeing tours (1 day)
History & Architecture
City sightseeing tours are working by the principle of Hop On Hop Off which allows to plan independently a travel route across Moscow. Principle of HopOnHopOff: get on (Hop On) and get off (Hop Off) in the bus to any of stops of public city transports. The audioguide in 8 languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arab, Italian
Price: 1210 RUB Shared
Duration: 8 hours
City sightseeing tours are working by the principle of Hop On Hop Off which allows to plan independently a travel route across Moscow. Principle of HopOnHopOff: get on (Hop On) and get off (Hop Off) in the bus to any of stops of public city transports. The audioguide in 8 languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arab, Italian Duration of Excursion: 1 hour on the route No. 1, about 2 hours on a route No. 2. Starting and finishing point of all routes: Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, near a monument to Repin, opposite to Luzhkov Bridge. Validity period of the ticket: 1 day (only today) or 2 days (today and tomorrow) from the moment of the first landing in the bus, depending on cost. The majority of stops of double-decker are located near stations of the Moscow subway. You will be able to find our bright red double-decker buses without effort at stops of public transport on the following streets: Route No. 1 — Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, Serafimovich St., Prechistenskaya Nab., Volhonka St., Gogolevsky Boulevard, Arbat Square, st. Znamenka, Mokhovaya St., Okhotny ryad St., Theatre Square, Lubyanskaya Square, Red Square (Vasilyevsky descent), Baltschug St., Sofiyskaya Nab. Route No. 2 — Bolotnaya Nab., Serafimovich St., Big stone bridge, Mokhovaya St., st. Vozdvizhenka, Novy Arbat St., Kutuzovsky Avenue, Ukrainsky Boulevard, Taras Shevchenko Embankment, the Area of Europe, Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya St., Borodinsky Bridge, Smolenskaya St., Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square, Smolensky Boulevard, Smolenskaya Square, Novinsky Boulevard, Novy Arbat St., Gogolevsky Boulevard, Soymonovsky Lane, Prechistenskaya Emb., Kremlevskaya Emb., Moskvoretskaya Emb., Kotelnicheskaya Emb., Goncharnaya Emb., Krasnokholmskaya Emb., Novospassky Monastery, Podgorskaya Emb., Yauzskaya St., B. Ustinsky Bridge, Sadovnicheskaya St., Baltschug St., Bolotnaya St., Bolotnaya Square, Sofiyskaya Embankment, Baltschug St. It is possible to reach to the main sights of the city of Moscow from our stops on foot, it will take approximately only 5-10 minutes. You are able to purchase any of offered options and use it according to chosen time. Start your sightseeing tour of Moscow at any time convenient for you. From 10:00 to 20:30 - weekdays, 10: 00-21: 30 - weekends and holidays   Time of departure of the last flight: Route №1: 19:20 (weekdays), 20:20 (weekends and holidays) Route №2: 18:30 (weekdays), 19:30 (weekends and holidays) Interval passage stops: Route №1 (15-20 minutes), Route №2 (30-40 minutes) depending on the traffic load on the city roads. Upon request you can go (Hop On) or exit (Hop Off) bus at any time convenient for you, at any of the stops along the movement of the bus. Number of stops: 18 (route №1), 30 (route №2). At the time of the technical breaks (no more than 30 minutes) for the cleaning of interior and dinner staff in the intervals between 13: 30-15: 00, 18: 00-20: 00 may be a slight change in the schedule. Thank you for your understanding!
Interactive excursion to Soviet Dacha with lunch in Russian style
History & Architecture
Price: 6500 RUB 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
Cooking tour in Soviet Dacha with interactive excursion
History & Architecture
Price: 7000 RUB 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
Interactive tour with tea ceremony at the real Russian Dacha
History & Architecture
Price: 6000 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
Would you like to have tea in the Dacha house of Soviet era in the middle of the old garden? The tour will includes Russian homemade snacks, welcome vodka and traditional drinks before interactive tour around Dacha and tea from samovar after that . 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 will taste Russian herbal tea (Ivan-tea) from the samovar on the wood with homemade pies and jams. 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. The Standard tour with tea ceremony includes: transfer (1 - 4 persons), homemade snacks, interactive excursion at real Russian Dacha (1 - 12 persons), history of Russian dachas, tea with samovar. 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. It takes about 1,5 hourse. We have discounts for children and families. IMPORTENT! The price depends on number of persons in the group. The date and starting time of the tour need to be confirmed at least 72hours in advance, please, contact me before booking. Price: Group — - Standart tour + Russian tea with samovar 1person — - ---5500Rur + 10000Rur 2persons — - — 6000Rur + 1000Rur 3persons — --— 6500Rur + 1500Rur 4persons —-- --- 7000Rur + 1500Rur Ask me for prices for other groups