Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow

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  • 7 hours
  • Moscow
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Want to see all the best of Moscow during your layover? Make the most of your layover starting your Russian adventure from Moscow airport or train station on a private 7-hour tour. Meet your friendly local guide on arrival, and enjoy a comprehensive city tour. You will have a private airport/train station pick up (depends on tour option), and have a quick observation city tour gazing out the windows.

After that see sights such as Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Gorky Park and Sparrow Hills. Your itinerary is flexible and can be customized around your interests and layover duration. Upgrade to include a convenient transfer into Moscow center plus a Metro pass and explore the city like a local.

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. Your private local guide will meet you at the airport and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.  

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia

Book your required tour option, and inform your guide of your interests when contacted before your tour. See all the best Moscow can offer in a short time.  This private layover tour is an ideal choice for those who want to see city in a short time and get the best views and panoramic vistas of Moscow. Note: it might not be reasonable to book a tour if you have only 3 hours as only transportation to the city and back takes about 2 hours. 

Meet your private guide at Moscow airport or train station, and travel into the city by train or taxi before buying a Metro pass (all own expense). Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, enjoy a transfer into the city, and receive your Metro pass from your guide (included in price).

Begin your approximately 7-hour tour by metro — an attraction in itself. Opened in 1935, this underground network was built to glorify the Soviet Union, with mosaics, chandeliers, and statues.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia

Depending on your wishes, admire landmarks like Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, and visit the Kremlin. If time allows, enjoy a Russian lunch and visit other attractions like Gorky Park and Sparrow Hills.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Enjoy exploring the heart of Moscow

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

The historical landmark of Russia

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia

12pm-1pm: Take in Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum, and St. Basil's Cathedral, and go souvenir shopping at the famous GUM Department Store, hearing about Moscow’s history as you walk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Monument to Marshal Zhukov, Manezhnaya Ploshchad, Moscow 125009 Russia

Take a photo with Russian General Marshal

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Romanovskiy Obelisk in the Alexander Garden, Aleksandrovskiy Garden, Moscow 613310 Russia

Stroll along Alexander Garden, see the Eternal Flame, Kremlin walls and towers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

See the Kremlin, Kremlin walls and towers from outside. You may wish to see it from inside too, in which case we'll get tickets for you in advance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia

See below for a sample 7-hour tour. Admission fees, food and drinks, and other activities at your own expense.

Sample Itinerary:

10am-12pm: Begin by riding the Metro, seeing its beautiful stations. Then, tour historical Kitay Gorod, exploring its streets and churches on foot.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Snap some pictures here as it's one of the best photo ops in Moscow

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia

1pm-3pm: Watch the Changing of the Guard and tour the massive Kremlin complex, including the Kremlin Cathedrals, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and other sights. You may want to explore the Armory Museum with an optional audio guide.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 125009 Russia

Walk along Nikolskaya Street and see the Bolshoi Theatre from outside, Revolution Square, and Zhukov Monument. Stroll along Alexander Garden, see the Eternal Flame, Kremlin walls and towers.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia

3pm-4pm: Break for a Russian lunch before your sightseeing of choice: perhaps climbing Sparrow Hills for city views, taking a river cruise (summer only).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gorky Park Museum, Krymskiy Val, 9, Moscow 119049 Russia

Instead of Sparrow Hills, you may want to visit Gorky Park, the most popular place among locals. 

Your tour ends at Sparrow Hills or Gorky Park. Or else you guide can drop you at Moscow train station where you can get an aeroexpress train back to the airport. Or else your guide can order a taxi for you (own expense).

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Airport or train station pickup by public train or private vehicle (if you book a tour option with included transfer)
  • Metro pass (if you book a tour option with included transfer)
  • Multiple start times available
  • Private city sightseeing tour on foot and by metro
  • All taxes
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro

  • Train or taxi from airport or train station to Moscow (depending on option selected)
  • Metro pass (depending on option selected)
  • Admission fees (if any)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Return train or taxi to the airport / train station (depending on option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private walking tour with use of the metro
  • Please indicate preferred start time in the comments when booking
  • Your tour itinerary can be modified to suit your preferences
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email


  • Sheremetyevo Airport, Khimki 141400 Russia
  • Domodedovo Moscow Airport, Gorod Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Vnukovo Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Russia


  • North River Terminal (Moscow)

Voucher info

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


7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

King Hei Alex C

05 Oct, 2018

The tour guide, Alex was very professional.

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