Private Moscow Red Square and City Tour with Bolshoi Visit Option

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow
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  • 4 hours
  • Moscow
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This 4-hour private tour is a perfect way to see the city of rich history (almost 870 years!) all dazzling with colorful cathedrals, domes, baroque architecture, beautiful parks and fountains.

Your private guide will show you iconic landmarks and finish the tour at the Bolshoi Theater (if you book Red Square and Bolshoi tour) where you will join a one-hour group tour in English exploring one of most prominent theaters in the world. 

Highlights:
• Hit the best sights and must-see attractions in Moscow
• Explore the cozy nooks of Old Town of Moscow
• Get a taste of the ancient streets and squares
• Listen your guide’s stories about Ivan the Terrible, Lenin and Stalin
• Roam through the historical district, Alexander Garden and the main street of Moscow
• See the oldest fortress in Russia, one of the largest in Europe
• Drop into a local bakery for delicious culinary masterpieces

Highlights

  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Likely to Sell Out

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Red Square, Krasnaya Sq., Moscow 109012 Russia

Book your preferred tour option and say goodbye to your travel books and privet (greetings) to Moscow’s streets! On either tour, meet your private guide in hotel lobby and learn fun facts, stories, and legends about Moscow, and tick its top attractions off your must-see list.

Red Square and Bolshoi Tour (4 hours):

Take in Moscow’s renaissance, baroque, and art nouveau architecture, and visit Red Square to see its famous buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Enjoy the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and completed in 1560. Hear the story that Ivan had its architects blinded afterward to feel safe that such a masterpiece could never be built again.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

See the GUM shopping arcade and after time for coffee (own expense) or photos.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Head inside the Bolshoi Theater to join a 1-hour tour. Imagine the audiences of 19th-century imperial Russia as you view the lavish interiors of what is one of Russia’s oldest and biggest theaters, and learn how the Bolshoi is depicted on the country’s 100-ruble banknote.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Red Square and Kitay Gorod Tour (4 hours):

After visiting Red Square, take in the GUM shopping arcade, shopping for souvenirs and if you wish, tasting some of GUM’s classic ice cream (own expense).

Make a quick stop at Lenin’s Mausoleum to see the deceased national figure (closed Mondays and Fridays and only seen from outside during the high season).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Near Kremlin, Moscow 119072 Russia

Visit Alexander Garden to see its mock ruined grotto and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with its Eternal Flame.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge (Greater Stone Bridge), Mokhovaya and Znamenka St. and Borovitskaya Sq. Metro Borovitskaya, Moscow Russia

Visit the Big Moskvoretsky Bridge for great views of the Kremlin’s walls and 20 towers, the largest and oldest fortress in Russia, and learn about the 14th-century Prince Dmity Donskoy who began its construction.

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

Head into the Kitay-Gorod district, one of Moscow’s oldest districts, and see the Kitay-Gorod Wall, Tretyakov Passage, and Nikolskaya and Varvarka streets. Admire the old buildings and hear their history and secrets.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, Varvarka St., 10 China town, Moscow 109012 Russia

Get awed with ancient Russian architecture and prepare your cameras!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old English Court, Varvarka St., 4, Moscow 109012 Russia

View the 16th-century Old English Court and Romanov Chambers, dedicated to Russia’s second tsarists dynasty, to appreciate what a city can do with almost 900 years of inspiration.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

Discover the history of Moscow through tsarist and Soviet times with a walk along the Kremlin walls

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

Soak in the city’s Soviet past on a stroll along Tverskaya, its main street.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Yeliseyevskiy, Tverskaya St., 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

Explore the Eliseev Emporium, Moscow’s celebrated grocery store, to see its elaborate décor and high ceilings

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow Russia

Wander along Kamergersky Lane and Kuznetsk Bridge Street, the birthplace of Russian fashion and a popular meeting spot for locals.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia

Snap some great shots on one of the most instagrammable streets in Moscow

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: State Academic Bolshoi Theater Museum, ul. Okhotnyy Ryad d. 8-2, Moscow 103265 Russia

Stop for photos of the legendary and historical Bolshoi Theater, National hotel and Metropol hotel

Stop At: Central Children's Store, Teatralny dr., 5/1 Metro Lubyanka, Moscow 109012 Russia

Visit the observation deck of the Detsky Mir department store for panoramic views of the city and Kremlin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Bolshoi tour (on Red Square + Bolshoi theater tours)
  • Private tour with a friendly local guide
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (if you want to go inside some cathedral)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Chambers of The Romanov Boyars
  • Entry/Admission - Old English Court
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour
  • 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
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Return Details

Bolshoi Theater

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 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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Juan D

I had problems with the arrival of my flights to Moscow which made me miss the tour. However, the agency always gave me alternatives to take it at another time. Alina was our assigned guide. Very complete information, very good attitude to answer everything we asked and even shared additional information as tips of how to manage her beautiful country. Thanks to Alina we have a much more positive image of Russia and its special people.

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Roy P

The tour was fantastic. The tour guide, Irina, was knowledgeable and very energetic. She brought the tour to life with not only the history of our stops but also with personal stories. We had 24 people in our group and Irina kept everyone engaged and entertained. Our tour guide was able to answer all questions from the group. We all had a great time. I would, without hesitation, recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Moscow.

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Wing Yan Natali W

amazing

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Tony H

This is great introduction to Red Square and the surrounding area. Our guide met us in our hotel on time and led us through the magestic underground stations to Red Square. Her knowledge was excellent and she gave us an insiders view to all the local sights. She also gave us tips on other things to do, where to shop and when we got back to our hotel even took us to places nearby where we could get authentic Russian food. A great tour and highly recommended.

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jadasullivan7

Great guide - I would have given this five stars, but the Bolshoi was canceled :

User's Picture Gallery

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Walking at the Mall

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Watching and learning about the changing of the guards.

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On our way to the metro to explore the city!

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The tour group in Red Square.

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