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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russian Federation, Central, Moscow
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Overview

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.

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


What You Can Expect

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.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to be paid on the tour, please bring approximately $12 USD per person, per entrance if you decide to go
  • Extra food not included in fixed menu (on Kremlin+lunch tours)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour
  • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Lobby of your hotel in Moscow

Departure Time

10am unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements box

Duration

5 hours

Return Details

Your hotel or centrally located place in Moscow

Tour Options

Tour for 1-2

Code: TG1

Red Square & Kremlin tour for 1-2 persons. This private 5-hour tour covers all the landmarks at and around Red Square and the Kremlin 10:00 AM
Tour for 1-2 w/lunch

Code: TG2

5-hr Red Square & Kremlin tour including lunch for 1-2 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia + Delicious traditional lunch 10:00 AM
Tour for 3-6

Code: TG3

Red Square & Kremlin tour for 3-6 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia
Tour for 7-10

Code: TG4

Red Square & Kremlin tour for 7-10 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia
Tour for 3-6 w/lunch

Code: TG5

5-hr Red Square & Kremlin tour including lunch for 3-6 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia + Delicious traditional lunch
Tour for 7-10 w/lunch

Code: TG6

5-hr Red Square & Kremlin tour including lunch for 7-10 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia + Delicious traditional lunch
Tour for 11-15

Code: TG7

Red Square & Kremlin tour for 7-10 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia
Tour for 11-15 w/lunch

Code: TG8

5-hr Red Square & Kremlin tour including lunch for 11-15 persons. Private guide, ultimate historical and cultural insight into the main fortress and attraction of Russia + Delicious traditional lunch

User's Reviews

Image - 09 Jul 2018 -

Frank L

Lots of time to explore the red square and the kremlin. Our guide Diana was the best. Spoke english very well and was very informed of the history. Recommend this tour to anyone that wants to maximize their time and explore the city center with a true local.

Image - 04 Mar 2018 -

MEHMET S

Our guide was EXCELLENT. She was friendly, full of knowledge and also spoke fluent English with clear accent. We could not believe how much we learned and experienced in just five hours. If we didn't had our guide we would have spent days figuring out what we should do. So, it is a lot cheaper to book a guide instead of getting lost in google.

Image - 28 Feb 2018 -

Marc F

My daughter and I loved our private tour of Moscow City with Julia. She was able to understand exactly what we wanted to do and see in our 5 hours with her, and guided us expertly around Red Square Lenin's tomb, St. Basel's GUM with lots of information about Russia, its history, and its culture. It was exactly what we wanted on our first day in Moscow and set us up for the remainder of our 3 day visit Thank you, Julia and La Vacanza Travel.

Image - 25 Feb 2018 -

telfel

This was our third day of touring with Friendly Travel Guides, we got our monies worth on the first two and day three was the icing on the cake. Julia arrived at our hotel bang on time and we walked to the Kremlin wall to get tickets for admission to add to the Armory tickets Julia had already purchased to save us time. She explained the history and use of the buildings around the walls while we waited to join the line for Lenins tomb, then on to St.Basils which was amazing, into Gum for caviar, all the time she was pointing out things of interest throughout Red Square such as the burial place of Yuri Gagarin. A bit of a walk took us out of the square and gave us the chance to see the renovations that are taking place of old buildings before we had an included Russian lunch in an amazing restaurant that we could have spent hours in, trying things and probably putting on a few pounds!
Back to the Square by Metro and then into the Kremlin where we gazed at the wonderful architecture and marveled at the exhibits.
A long, full day full of interest and history, a lot of it off the normal tourist group map. Super.
Terry and Holly

Image - 13 Dec 2017 -

brian17e

The guide was very good

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