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Walking Tour with a Local from Pushkinskaya Square and St Basils Cathedral provided by ExploRussia

Walking Tour with a Local from Pushkinskaya Square and St Basils Cathedral

Walking Tour with a Local from Pushkinskaya Square and St Basils Cathedral
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Last updated: 8 Sep 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Enjoy a combination of must-see Moscow highlights and lesser-known, hidden spots on this fun walking tour. Your guide is a local, and will take you to places you'd probably miss if sightseeing on your own. See landmarks like St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, get the chance to try some local fast food, and listen to your guide's stories about Soviet Russia and what life is like in Moscow today.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Learn more about Moscow from your local, English-speaking guide
A 'cheburek' snack and drink is included
Best suited to active travelers, as this is a walking tour
Visit major tourist attractions and spots that few visitors see
What to expect
Your Moscow tour will start at Pushkinskaya Square, a main spot for locals to gather and meet. It is the epicentre of many of Moscow’s historical layers: here you’ll find a monument to Pushkin; the avantgarde building of the former main soviet newspaper; and even the first McDonald’s in Russia. From there, we’re going 100% authentic with a taste of local Russian fast food. We’ll visit a spot that’s popular for selling chebureks, deep-fried pastries filled with minced meat. (Don’t worry if you’re meat-averse — for vegetarians there are chebureks with potatoes and cheese.) Wash it down with a traditional Russian soft drink or tea, and find out why the locals love this place. This snack spot is rarely visited by tourists, so you’re getting the true taste of local life! After our short snack stop, your Moscow tour will continue with a visit to the most unlikely of beautiful sites: a grocery store! Not just any grocery store, though — Eliseevsky is famous for luxurious, neo-baroque interiors. From there, we’ll continue walking along Tverskaya Street, passing by some of Moscow’s main landmarks: the monument to the founder of the city and the governor’s house, and along the way, you’ll learn a bit about Russian theatre, like how it reflects the mysterious Russian soul. Along the way, we’ll visit a Russian Orthodox Church, where we can light a candle and, if we’re lucky, listen to some beautiful choir songs while your guide shares a few personal stories. (Please note that if you wish to go inside the church, you must be wearing clothing that goes below your knees, and women must have a scarf to cover their head.) We will finish our Moscow city tour at Red Square, the famous heart of Moscow, where you can spot all the legendary landmarks found in guidebooks. Here is Lenin’s Tomb, housing the body of the Russian revolutionary. You’ll also find the GUM department store, with its outstanding interiors and many soviet attributes — such as kiosks serving the famous soviet ice cream, which for sure should be on your must-try list! And finally, the main highlight of Red Square is, of course, the 16th-century St. Basil’s Cathedral, with its bright and colourful domes — the classic Red Square scene! Get your cameras ready. Throughout it all, your local guide will share stories from local life and history, and point out sites you may want to see during the rest of your time in Moscow. Get some insider tips on what to do next, where to eat, where to go, and how to get there, before bidding farewell to your new friends in Moscow!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6663P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Cheburek (snack) and drink
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Duration
3h
Departure details
Alexander Pushkin's Monument, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia, 127006 Pushkin Monument on Pushkinskaya Square, metro station: Tverskaya
Red Square, Krasnaya ploshchad', Moskva, Russia, 109012 Red Square
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Cheburek (snack) and drink
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Departure details
Alexander Pushkin's Monument, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia, 127006 Pushkin Monument on Pushkinskaya Square, metro station: Tverskaya
Red Square, Krasnaya ploshchad', Moskva, Russia, 109012 Red Square
Duration
3h
Return details
Red Square, Krasnaya ploshchad', Moskva, Russia, 109012 Red Square
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress standard: If you’d like to go inside the Russian Orthodox Church, please be sure to wear clothing that covers your legs to below the knees. Woman must also have a scarf to cover their head. For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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kalli a
1 contribution
Good information about the history of the area and some hidden places that normally u will miss
Jul 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was Tanya, she went above and beyond to show us the back story of many of the historical building scattered around the center of Moscow, we went to some hidden places which were pretty interesting.
Written 29 July 2021
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joea1972
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Great insights of Moscow
May 2019
Yana from Moscow Urban Adventures gave us a wonderful tour of Moscow. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about Moscow history and the changes up to today. I highly recommend Moscow Urban Adventures to anyone visiting Moscow. Tour was just the right pace. I wish we had more time to do more tours with Moscow Urban Adventure.
Written 28 December 2019
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Dear Joe, We would be happy if you will join any of our other tours as well. And than you for the ​feedback!
Written 4 January 2020
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Mortenhoegh
130 contributions
Like a friend showing you around
Our guide, Alexandra, was excellent and very knowledgeable. She even adjusted the tour to include a visit to a time-cafè, which I was completely unaware of existed. We also got great advice on shopping for souvenirs and beluga caviar. I strongly recommend it!
Written 18 December 2019
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Many thanks for such wonderful review! It is a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your time!
Written 19 December 2019
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Sara Gregorsson
Zurich, Switzerland12 contributions
Great walking tour of central Moscow!
Nov 2019
Me and my friend from Sweden took the "Moscow Walking Tour Through the Eyes of Locals" on a Saturday morning in November. We were the only guests showing up - so we got a very personal tour it felt :) Our guide Olga was very knowledgeable and sociable to speak with. It was a good mix of historical sites and facts, some "local shopping", café (to warm up!) etc. Very nice tour of 3-4 hours!
Written 8 December 2019
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Dear Sara, We are happy that you enjoyed​ your time and hope to see you again!
Written 4 January 2020
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Greg W
Plano, TX602 contributions
A tour to appreciate the everyday person
When you visit Moscow and you want to really understand how the city has progressed, this tour give you an excellent insight into Moscow. From the monuments you will see to the rich history provided, this tour is lead by an individual that knows Moscow. Our guide spoke perfect English and knew everything about the city. We loved it.
Written 16 November 2019
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Many thanks for such a nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time and will be glad to see you again!
Written 4 December 2019
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Phil B (James)
Warrington, United Kingdom8 contributions
Great walking tour
Oct 2019
My guide was Daya. This was the best walking tour I have been on. It was fun informative and it kept my attention for the full 3 hours. Daya was a great guide showing you places and telling stories only a Muscovite would know. It was like a walk around town with an old friend. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 23 October 2019
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Dear Phil, We are so happy that our tour was a unique experience for you. Thank you a lot for such nice words!
Written 29 October 2019
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Sarah I
Tel Aviv, Israel27 contributions
Highly recommended - Elena was amazing!
Sep 2019
We only had a weekend in Moscow and Elena helped make is an unforgettable experience. We were able to visit all of the major sites and even some hidden local treasures thanks to this tour. Elena was so patient with all our questions and all of my requests for multiple pictures :) We really enjoyed her company and it made the tour even more successful. I will definitely recommend the tour to friends that travel to Moscow. Thank you!
Written 10 October 2019
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Dear Sarah, Many thanks for your review. All our guides love questions :) Especially Elena, her knowledge is perfect for answering all even difficult questions. We will be happy to see you again on our tours.
Written 18 October 2019
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Kasunu
Egham, UK23 contributions
Plesantly surprised Grand Tour of Moscow
I recommend the Moscow walking tour by Moscow urban adventures . Malvina is truly an exceptional guide who can easily exceed your expectations. Her brilliant story telling ability, makes the tour very live. Story of Alexander Pushkin, the father of modern Russian language to Russian social first ever McDonalds in soveit era, socioeconomy and culture under Soviet era were some of the highlights.

She brings her charismatic personality and interact with you in everyway that you keep engaging in the tour, even your first language is not English. There will be a nice surprise for all the foodies out there. You can ask anything about Moscow/Russia from her and she will quite happily share the insight of an insider. Additionally only fellow traveller will understand other travellers, and she is a keen traveller.

At the end of tour, I was regretting as I only subscribe for 3 hour tour, the complete day tour sounds far better including the market tour and grand metro tour.
Written 1 October 2019
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Dear Kasunu, Thank you a lot for your review! Malvina is indeed very knowledgable and professional guide! We will pass your kind words to her.
Written 3 October 2019
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Maryam alawar
4 contributions
Amazing tour! Highly recommend
Sep 2019 • Friends
We had only a few days in Moscow and Elena was a gracious guide that showed us the highlights. She is very passionate about the city and it showed when she explained about the architecture and history.
She also took us to spots we would never find as tourists. The tips and recommendations she shared were very helpful for the rest of our trip.

Amazing time
What a great experience. Thank you Elena
Written 18 September 2019
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Dear Maryam, We are really happy that you had wonderful time on our tour! Thank you for such a great feedback! And we will pass your words to Elena.
Written 20 September 2019
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I. Kimmig
3 contributions
Great guide - great tour!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Elena is very excited about the city of Moscow and after few minutes you also love the city. She also gave us additional information after the tour via mail.
Our highlight was to drink coffee/tea in a typical Muscovite appartement where you have to say a password to enter. Thank you for these unique experiences, the conversations and a great tour.
Written 12 September 2019
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Dear I-Kim-Mi, Many thanks for your review! Elena is indeed very passionate about Moscow. We will pass your kind words to her.
Written 20 September 2019
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