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Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide

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Moscow, Russia
Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

If you’re short on time and looking for a comprehensive overview of Moscow’s Soviet history, choose this private sightseeing tour. Tick off top attractions such as Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), home to Lenin’s Mausoleum and the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, and Alexander’s Garden. Absorb the grandeur of the Moscow Metro at five famous stations, visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh).
  • Private Soviet history tour of Moscow
  • Ideal for history buffs and travelers short on time
  • Explore Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), home to Lenin's Mausoleum, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Kazan's Cathedral
  • See five of the Moscow Metro's most elaborate stations and wander Alexander's Garden
  • Marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)
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Private tour
Friendly local guide
Multiple starts times available
Customized itinerary
Flexibility during the tour
Iconic places for photo-shoot
Meeting in the hotel
Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
All the most historic Soviet sites of Moscow
Food and drinks
Entrance fees (if any, depending on your preferences)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.
Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Choose a time to suit your schedule and greet your private guide at your Moscow accommodation. Receive a historical overview of Soviet Moscow as you stroll towards Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), whose entrance is heralded by the impressive Resurrection Gate.

After admiring the grand exterior of Lenin’s Mausoleum, you’ll wander around Alexander Garden, which harbors the Ruined Grotto. Then, head underground to visit five of Moscow’s most elaborate metro stations, which are characterized by chandeliers, marble pillars, and golden sculptures.

Amble around Revolution Square and Victory Park, delving deep into Russian history, and then browse exhibits within the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Alternatively, you can choose to visit VDNKh Soviet Park and marvel at 50 elaborate pavilions, each one dedicated to a former Soviet state, and the Cosmonaut Museum.

Enjoy a break for a traditional Russian lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes with a visit to Bunker 42, a former secret Soviet hideout, before drop-off at your accommodation or somewhere downtown.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Red Square
Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.   This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. 10.00 am Meet your guide at your centrally located Moscow hotel, then visit Red Square.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lenin's Mausoleum
Learn the history of the Lenin's Mausoleum and the influence of Lenin and Stalin on Russian history.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aleksandrovskiy Sad
See The Ruined Grotto in Alexander Garden. Take pictures of the Change of the Guard at the Eternal Flame.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
State Security Building Lubyanka
Don't miss the Lubyanka Square and the famous KGB building.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii)
Get ready for a Moscow Metro Tour with 5 most beautiful metro stations as a bonus on this Soviet Tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Moscow Metro
11.00 am After, take a Moscow Metro Tour with 5 most beautiful stations, starting from one of the most beautiful stations, Revolution Square, with Kievskaya and Victory Park after.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Victory Park
See the Victory Park itself where with the historical monuments, churches and museums related to the WWII (optional).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cross on Poklonnaya Hill
Travel to the Poklonnaya Hill observation deck and enjoy the views of the Obelisk and the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Triumphal Arch
See Triumphal Arch and explore the Victory Park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Victory Museum
Check out the Great Patriotic War if you fancy (entrance fee not included).
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)
As an option, you can explore VDNKh Soviet Park and Cosmonaut Museum instead of Victory park. (Entrance fee to the Cosmonaut Museum is not included).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Cosmonautics
Learn about the Space history of Russia.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
1.00 pm Break for Russian traditional lunch (not included in tour) 2.00 pm Then see the Stalin skyscraper on the Kotelnicheskaya embankment and learn about the Seven Sisters.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka
3.00 pm The tour will end at Bunker 42 (optional, not included), mystic Soviet secret place underground, at approximately 3:00pm. Or else you can skip the Bunker and finish the tour at your hotel or some place in downtown
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour will be finished at Bunker-42 or any place of your preference
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Soviet History Tour in Moscow with Private Local Guide?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Our personal guide was Julia, a 27...
oivin.moen
, Oct 2017
Our personal guide was Julia, a 27 year old girl from Sibiria, now living in Moscow. I can repeat what I said o her at the end of the day: You made our day a great experience. Without you we would have been totally lost. By that I mean: We had already seen the Kremlin and the Red Square, and wanted to see something else. So Julia suggested a realtively new museum right outside Moscow: The museum of the great fatherland war, the second world war. The best history museum I have ever seen, and I have seen many of them. The sound, light and pictures about some famous battles made you feel you were there, e.g. the final battle of Berlin in April 1945. This museum should be part of all Soviet history tours.Lots of interesting souvenirs in the museum shop.Then later we visited The pavillion of the republics of the Soviet Union from 1937, in the city centre, and tased some Armenian brandy in the Armenian pavillion. It was also impressive, but the whole area is under reconstruction. A big Lenin statue is still standing there, and hopefully it will still be tehre after the reconstruction. The air and space museum is more suitable for children and younger people we think. To find your way in the metro is difficult for a foreigner, but together with Julia it was no problem. We payed her extra for some extra hours in the afternoon. This was on 3 October. Send Julia best wishes from two Soviet history freaks from Norway, Øivin Moen and Leif Kristiansen.
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Moscow is a beautiful city ans its...
Remi V
, Feb 2017
Moscow is a beautiful city ans its history is great. If you visit those historical places you meet the past and see the future.The guide was great and told us a lot about Russia and Moscow.
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