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Alternative Moscow: 2 Hour Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Discover a hidden side of Moscow on an evening walking tour
  • Go off-grid and delve deeper into the city’s dark past than you could alone
  • Roam suburbs where crime once ruled, ride the ‘Annushka’ tram, and more
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Alternative Moscow: 2 Hour Walking Tour
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Alternative Moscow: 2 Hour Walking Tour
From US$31.90
Overview
Mystery and Moscow have always gone hand-in-hand, but uncovering the city’s hidden and often dark past is difficult without a guide. This evening tour leads you around tucked-away suburbs to discover historical stories and sights you’d probably miss if exploring alone. Delve into backstreets and squares, ride the vintage ‘Annushka’ tram, hear tales of murder and criminality, and visit a retro pub for insight into life in Soviet times.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Moscow’s Chistye Prudy district and set out to discover the city’s lesser-known and sometimes darker side.

See the monument to 19th-century playwright Alexander Griboyedov, and hear about his gruesome murder in Persia in 1829. Delve into sidestreets as your guide points out landmarks, and ride the famous ‘Annushka’ tram as you hear the rumors that surround it, to Kitay Gorod, Moscow’s oldest neighborhood.

Arrive in Khitrovka, a hub of criminality in the 1800s. Learn how thieves and convicts reigned here, and hear about the 17th-century count Jacob Bruce, rumored to have dabbled in witchcraft.

Visit Kilometer Zero, the point from where Russia’s distances are measured, and follow the tradition of tossing a coin here while making a wish. Uncover stories about the nearby buildings and finally, relax at the atmospheric Soviet-era Cheburechnaya Café over a Russian beer and snack (own expense).

Your tour ends here.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An exrta ondinary experinece

2 h and you see Moscow from an alternative pespetive, beside red square and Kreml, Elena is guiding you with exellent English and giving with her extraordinary knowledge and sense of humor an idea about the history and the todays life in this amazing city,...More

1  Thank Wolfgang H
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Great experience!

Professional and friendly guide. We learned so much about the history of Moscow and about the best places to visit, have relax and eat. I recommend it!More

Thank Gaia M
MoscowGame, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Moscow Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Gaia, Thank you very much for your review! We're glad that you had great time during our Alternative Tour and hope that now you know a lot of Moscow secrets :) Come again, we have more stories to tell and more places to show!...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile
Great memories

I’ve enjoyed that walking tour with Elena. Her English and professional skills were great. Day full of fun and joy and great emotions💖🇷🇺

Thank Mara D
MoscowGame, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Moscow Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Mara, Thank you very much for such kind words! Come again, we'll be glad to arrange a new tour for you! Best regards, Moscow Free Tour Team

Reviewed 26 April 2018
A must during your stay in Moscow

This tour is the best way to "understand" this beautiful city. Professional and friendly guides. Recommended for all!

Thank daner761
MoscowGame, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Moscow Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

שלום Thank you very much for joining our tour! We're glad you've liked it. You're always welcome! Kind regards, Moscow Free Tour Team

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Free Walking Tour - Great Experience!

I learned so much about the history of Moscow and about the best places to eat, drink and hang out. Thanks for making me feel like a local!

Thank Paula F
MoscowGame, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Moscow Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Paula! Thank you for your nice words! We're glad that you felt here like at home! You're always welcome! Moscow Free Tour Team

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