Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Russia, Russia, Moscow
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  • 2 hours
  • Moscow
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an informative local guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the Soviet Union, from the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution to Perestroika, and see important landmarks of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB headquarters and Revolution Square.

Numbers are limited to 20 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Originally built for the insurance company Rossiya, it later became better known for housing the headquarters of the KGB in its various incarnations. As of 2016 the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) occupies the building.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Solovetskiy Stone, Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow 101000 Russia

The Solovetsky Stone is a monument located in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, across from KGB headquarters. The monument consists of a large stone brought from the Solovetsky Islands, the location of Solovki prison camp, part of the Soviet Gulag system. The monument was erected in 1990 to honor victims of political suppression in the Soviet Union.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Ploschad Revolyutsii Close to Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

It is one of the Central Squares of Moscow.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia

Bolshoi Theater - is one of the world’s biggest opera and ballet theaters, rated as high as La Scala in Italy and Covent Garden in England. You can admire its magnificent building, which is also an outstanding example of Russian architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tsum, Petrovka st., 2 Metro Teatralnaya, Okhotny ryad, Moscow 125009 Russia

Historical department story in the heart of Moscow

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Moscow State Duma, Revolutsii Sq., 2/3 Metro Okhotny riad, Moscow 109012 Russia

Former Ministry of State Planning

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Petrovsky Passage, ul Petrovka, 10 Metro Kuznetsky Most, Moscow 107031 Russia

Statue of 'The Worker' by famous Soviet sculptor Matvey Manizer

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Tverskaya is the main street of Moscow, it starts from the Kremlin and goes north through all Moscow to change into Leningradskoe shosse, which leads to Tver and after 700 km to St. Petersburg. Tverskaya street is a wide central avenue bustling with life, with large buildings on the sides where there are various shops, clubs, cafes, and restaurants inside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky, Tverskaya St., 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

The famous grocery store "Eliseevsky" is considered to be the first one in Moscow till now. Named in honour of its former owner and millionaire, Grigory Eliseev, the store became famous not only for its big variety of products, but for luxurious decoration of sales areas in Neo-Baroque taste.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pushkin Square, Pushkinskaya ploshchad, Moscow Russia

Place of first ever Soviet anti-government demonstrations

Duration: 7 minutes

Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Lubyanka Square, Moskva, Russia


Departure Time

5:30 PM


Return Details

Pushkinskaya ploschad, Moskva, Russia, 127006

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Joanne K

In two hours, which passed very quickly, Helena provided a clear insight into the history of Russia from Tzar Nicholas through to post USSR. Interesting to learn the role of the Metropol Hotel and Bolshoi Theatre in the Revolution and to discover more about Moscow today.

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Peggy S

Elena is enthusiastic and articulate. One of the best tours we have taken. She represented multiple points of view of the Communist era, so you learn why people still miss communism and why it failed, and differing perceptions of pros and cons of former leaders. The meeting place is in the big plaza at the end of Nikolskaya street (which has overhead hanging lights) where it meets Lubyanka Sq. Across the street from the Children's department store building. Toured July 31, 2019. California.

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Keith M

A terrific tour that was both informative and enjoyable, and really added to my understanding of the city and its history. The guide was obviously very knowledgeable and put over the facts and figures in a very entertaining way. I'd thoroughly recommend the tour.

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petrino

Our guide wove the history of the Soviet Union beautifully with this tour which covers only a short walking distance. We explored a bit of the city relevant to various political events starting opposite the Lubyanka, to Revolution Square, to the Bolshoi and Metropole Hotel (for Gentleman in Moscow fans) to Stalin having buildings moved to widen avenues, ending in Pushkin Square where the protests take place, in front of Izvestia offices Outstanding for history buffs.

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Laura P

We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour by Alex. He is knowledgeable and very entertaining. He provided us with a good insight and perspective of the history and the communist revolution.

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Memorial to victims of political oppression,

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