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Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

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    Stop At: Moskovskiy Metropoliten, Moscow 119048 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: St. 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, Krasnaya Sq., Moscow 109012 Russia

    Enjoy exploring the heart of Moscow

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

    The historical landmark of Russia

    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

    Pass By: Monument to Marshal Zhukov, Manezhnaya Ploshchad, Moscow 125009 Russia

    Take a photo with Russian General Marshal

    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

    Pass By: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 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.

    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

    Pass By: 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).
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    Important Information
    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

    North River Terminal (Moscow)
    Return Details
    Drop-off on foot at the train station, or taxi or train to Moscow airport
    • 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 - Moskovskiy Metropoliten
    • 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 - St. Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers
    • Entry/Admission - Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was An amazing tour! The layover tour gave us the opportunity to see a lot of Moscow Russia. Kate was an amazing tour guide she was very knowledgeable, very friendly, very efficient and resourceful. She took us to a nice restaurant to experience local Russian food which
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    • Duration: 7h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German, Italian, Spanish
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