Places loved By Muscovites Private Tour

Moscow through the eyes of locals, see the places in Moscow locals like to visit

Adult (Ages 12+)
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Children (Ages 6-11)
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Places loved By Muscovites Private Tour

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  • 4 Hours
  • Iconic sites, Gorky Park, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Old Arbat Street
  • Flexible timing our guide will meet you at your hotel at a time convenient to yourself
  • Min age: 6
  • Languages offered: English

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the beauty and grandeur the Foreign Ministry Skyscraper
  • Take a walk through Gorky Park
  • Be dazzled by Pushkin museum of Fine Arts (outside)
  • Visit Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • Visit Monument to Peter I
  • Visit Gogol Boulevard
  • Visit Arbat Gate Square
  • Visit The Monument to Pushkin and his Wife
  • Return home with fond memories of Moscow
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What to Expect

Moscow through the eyes of locals, see the places in Moscow locals like to visit

Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: Flexible timing our guide will meet you at your hotel at a time convenient to yourself
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Our guide will meet you at your hotel
  • Ending point:  Our Guide will return you to your hotel

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Full Itinerary

  1. Old Arbat Street
    Start your day in Moscow in the famous pedestrian street Arbat – one of the oldest streets of the Russian capital. Along all the history of the street it was populated by numerous craftsmen which professions gave names to its cozy side streets. Then it became a brownstone district where Russian great writers and poets lived at different times: Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Chekhov. In the 20th century Arbat street got under close observation by the KGB as it was a state highway along which Stalin’s motorcade rushed right to the Kremlin. Today it is a cultural area with numerous street artists, musicians and actors. By walking in Arbat street you will discover Moscow from a new angle.
     
  2. Foreign Ministry Skyscraper
    Stand at the feet of one of seven skyscrapers built after the Second world war and feel its splendour. These towers were erected by order of Stalin so they are usually called Stalin’s seven sisters. Your guide will tell you a funny story about the creation of the Foreign ministry’s peak and explain what the life was like in one of the most closed-off countries in the world.
  3. The Monument to Pushkin and his Wife
    Take a photo at the monument to the greatest Russian poet and writer Alexandre Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova that stands just in front of their apartments where they spent 3 happy months after their wedding. Hear a story about his life, genius and tragic death. Ask your guide for advice what to read to get known to the Pushkin’s works.
     
  4. The House with Knights
    The pedestrian street of Arbat takes more than 1 km and in the middle of it you will find a very unusual building that looks like a huge medieval castle with statues of two knights. It was erected in the early 20th century before the Great October revolution, its interiors were richly decorated with marble, stain glasses and huge mirrors. The house had big luxurious apartments that later, in the Soviet times, turned to communal flats. Your guide will tell you what the life was like when up to 7 workers’ families shared one living space.
     
  5. Arbat Gate Square
    Finish your walking along Arbat street at the square where one of the oldest operating cinemas in the world is situated. All film premieres of the Soviet Union took place in the «Khudojestvenniy». Along all its history the cinema has been a center for numerous cultural events in Russia and these days is mostly popular among young people for its night movie screenings. At that square you can also find the vestibule to one of the first metro stations built in Moscow in 1935. This vestibule has a form of a star if you look at it from above.
     
  6. Gogol Boulevard
    Head to the Boulevard ring of Moscow which was created at the site of fortification walls which protected the city in the 16-17th centuries. The idea to set out boulevards was borrowed by Russian empress Catherine the Great from Paris in the 18th century. At that boulevard you will find a monument to the famous Russian writer Nikolai Gogol and learn about his life and death full of mysteries. Walk along the boulevard and find a very unusual sculpture with horses’ heads which is consecrated to the Soviet writer Mikhail Sholokhov who was awarded with the Nobel Prize in literature in 1965.
  7. Pushkin museum of Fine Arts (outside)
    Turn to the left to the museum quarter to see the biggest museum of Fine Arts in Moscow containing around 700 000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs and archeological objects. It was created as an educational and training establishment for artists and art students in 1912. That’s why you can see there replicas of the Parthenon and Michelangelo’s David under one roof. The museum also contains a precious collection of Egyptian archeological items including mummies. Painting lovers will surely appreciate a rich collection of masterpieces by world famous artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse, Deyneka and many others.
  8. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
    Marvel at the main cathedral of all Russia that was built in the 19th century to celebrate the victory of the Russian people over the invincible army of Napoleon. Hear some legends associated with this holy site. Fancy that in the 1930s it was blown up during the anti religious campaign and later an open-air swimming pool appeared there. Today’s cathedral is a copy of the first temple and can contain 10 000 faithful.
  9. «Red October» Island
    Cross the Moskva river over the Patriarch bridge to the confectionery factory «Red October» dating back to 1851. It produced candies of all varieties for the royal family and later created the legendary Soviet chocolate bar «Alionka». Your guide will take you to a factory candy shop to acquire the taste of the Russian childhood.
     
    10 Monument to Peter I
    Look at the huge monument to the greatest reformer of Russia Peter I. He was the first Russian emperor who, as we say, opened a window to Europe, got the access to the Baltic Sea, founded Saint-Petersburg and changed the royal court fashion. Hear a ridiculous story about the creation of this monument and learn who was meant to be the initial recipient of it.
     

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    Gorky Park
    Finish your walking tour at the historic Gorky park – the biggest recreation area in Moscow where more than 100 000 Muscovites come at weekends. You will enter it through the magnificent gate and walk along flower beds. There you can have a lunch, rent a bike or take a boat ride along Moskva river.
     

 

 

 

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

No Single supplement 

What is cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellations for set tours and made more than 48 hours prior to travel receive a full refund;
  2. Cancellations for set tours made 48 hours or less prior to travel require the traveller to pay for the tour in full, and no refund will be issued.
  3. Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:
  • 60+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 59 – 31 days to departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 days and under to departure – 100% cancellation fee

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.

We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.

How do I find the tour start meeting point?

Generally, hotel pick-up is possible. Contact us beforehand to make an appointment.

Otherwise, we will pick you up at 10:00 in front of St Basil’s Cathedral, on the red square.