Excursions in Moscow

On this page you can find the most traditional half-day and full-day excursions in Moscow, which we are pleased to offer to you. They can be done one per day or in any combination.  Guaranteed discount if two or more excursions per day booked!

City Tour

Moscow, the capital of Russia, is the world’s fifth most populous city with the population of some twelve million people. During the tour you will drive along Tverskaya Street, the main street of the city, and along the embankments of the Moscow River. You will see the impressive Kremlin walls and the golden domes of its cathedrals; Moscow State University on top of the Sparrow Hills, from where you will get a fantastic view of the whole city; New Maiden’s (Novodevichy) Convent and the impressive monuments in the Victory Park.

Approximate duration: 4 hours

The city tour can be extended and include inside visits to the following sights:

Christ the Savior Cathedral

Christ the Savior Cathedral was originally built in the 19th century as a memorial to the victory over Napoleon. In 1931 it was demolished in order to build the Palace of Soviet Councils, but that project was never completed due to the World War II. In the 1990’s it was decided to reconstruct the cathedral and it was rebuilt and re-consecrated in 2000. Nowadays it is the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church world known for its stunning decoration.

Red Square and GUM

Then you will proceed to the heart of Moscow, Red Square, renowned as a showcase for military parades, celebrations, festivals and concerts. You will see Lenin’s Mausoleum, the impressive building of the History Museum and the Resurrection Gate and St.Basil’s Cathedral, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the capture of the Mongol stronghold of Kazan in 1552 and completed in 1561. You will walk around the square and have time to visit the GUM department store, built in the pseudo-Russian style in the end of the 19th century. Till today it remains the most famous shopping mall in Moscow.

St.Basil’s Cathedral

This cathedral started as the Church of Intercession, which was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the capture of the Mongol stronghold of Kazan in 1552. In 1588 St.Basil’s church was added to original church as a separate building and in 1683 the two churches were joined together and since then the complex has been known as St.Basil’s cathedral. Nowadays it is considered to be one of the symbols of Moscow.

Kremlin Grounds

This tour will take you inside the Kremlin’s walls, which date from the end of the 15th century. The Kremlin, Moscow’s fortress, was the kernel from which the city developed. You will see the famous cathedrals of the Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation and Ivan the Great Bell Tower located in the Cathedral Square and visit one of the cathedrals. You will stop near the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon. In the Soviet times the Kremlin was the seat of the Soviet government; nowadays Russian President’s office is here.

Approximate duration: 4 hours

Armory Museum

The tour will take you to the State Armory Museum, located on the Kremlin grounds. As an institution it dates back to the mid-16th century; later it came to incorporate the gold and silver workshops of the Kremlin. You will see the stunning treasures of the Russian tsars among which are crowns and thrones inlaid with gems, regalia and diplomatic gifts, carriages and sleds, richly decorated garments and vestments, gold, silver, arms, and armor. Faberge jewellery including some of the celebrated Easter eggs, presents one of the highlights of the collection.

Approximate duration: 4 hours

Diamond Fund

The tour will take you to the State Diamond Fund, founded by Peter the Great as the Treasury of the Coronation Jewellery in St.Petersburg. It was moved to Moscow in 1914 after the beginning of World War I. The Diamond Fund was open to the public in 1967. The collection features unique pieces of jewellery of the 18-19th centuries, including such Royal regalia as the Great and the Small Imperial crowns and the Scepter with Orlov diamond (190 carats), and other famous diamonds and gems.

Approximate duration: 4 hours

Tretyakov Gallery

This tour will take you to the second largest collection of Russian art after the State Russian Museum in St.Petersburg. The collection was founded by the Russian merchant and connoisseur of fine arts Pavel Tretyakov in 1856. In 1892 he presented it to the city of Moscow. The museum boasts masterpieces from the 15th century icons by Andrei Rublev and Dionysius to the early 20th century paintings by Shishkin, Vasnetsov and Vrubel.

Approximate duration: 5 hours

Pushkin Fine Arts Museum

The collection of Pushkin Fine Arts museum embraces art from ancient times to modern days and numbers over 500,000 objects of fine and applied arts. The museum was opened in 1912. You will the highlights of the collection, antique sculpture, Roman mosaics, Egyptian art, European art of the 14-20th centuries. The museum is mostly famous for its collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, which counts almost 300 paintings and over 60 sculptures, including works by Renoir, Monet, Cйzanne, Matisse and others.

Approximate duration: 5 hours

Sergiev Posad

This excursion will take you to the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, one of Russia’s most important religious and historical landmarks and a place of spiritual pilgrimage, founded in 1345 by Sergius of Radonezh. The exquisite Trinity Cathedral, built over his tomb, is a national shrine. The monastery was closed down by the Communists in 1919 but was allowed to open again in 1946, when it became headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church. Today the huge complex is enclosed by white walls around 1.6 km (1 mile) long. Its stunning churches, grouped around the spectacular Cathedral of the Assumption, are among the most beautiful in Russia.

Approximate duration: 6 hours

Moscow by Night

During this tour you will admire Moscow fantastic illumination. You will see the famous sights that look absolutely different at night: New Maiden’s Convent, Victory Park with red-lit fountains, and the unforgettable Red Square.

Approximate duration: 3 hours

Create your own tour!

If you are a seasoned traveler, we will tailor your own program according to your preferences.


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