Moscow Full-Day City Tour

Moscow

Step inside the Kremlin, head underground to secret Metro lines and take photos of St Basil’s colourful and iconic domes. You will also get the chance to appreciate Russian art in two of the city’s museums on this comprehensive tour of Russia’s capital.

First stop on your discovery of Moscow’s most culturally impressive sites is the Kremlin. The first walls of the Kremlin were constructed in the 12th century, and it later became the residence of Russia’s governors. Today, it is famous as one of the biggest and most impressive architectural complexes in the world. You will visit the Armoury Museum, with a vast collection of Imperial Russian artwork, and have the chance to see the Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs. Afterwards, visit The Russian Diamond Fund, which boasts Russian and European applied arts from the 5th to the 20th centuries. A walk through Alexander Garden brings you to the Red Square. See Lenin’s Mausoleum and St Basil’s Cathedral. With its wonderfully ornamented onion dome, it is the best-known building in Russia. You will then head underground to see Soviet-era architecture in Moscow’s stations, including iconic Mayakovskaya. Learn about Metro-2, a secret line said to have been used by the KGB.

Your last stop is the State Tretyakov Gallery, which showcases more than 170,000 works by Russian artists, from early religious paintings to modern art, and including Andrei Rublev's Trinity and Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.

 

Arbat Street, or The Arbat, is Moscow’s oldest street, dating back to the 15th century. The km-long pedestrianised stretch has become one of Moscow’s trendiest locations because of its unique architecture and artistic history. Wander along the street, soaking up the atmosphere and looking in shops that are packed with arts and crafts, antiques and traditional Soviet keepsakes, including the famous matryoshki nesting dolls, palekh painting and khokhloma wood craft.

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