Prime Tour of Moscow

Price
from 35 USD
Duration
4 - 8 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Prime Tour of Moscow
Take a classic 4-hours guided tour with a great number of possible add-ons. Get started with panoramic tour from Boulevard Ring up to Cathedral of Christ the Savior via Novodevichiy Convent, Victory Park and Sparrow Hills. Immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of the city as you travel along the Tverskaya Street to the heart of Moscow – Red Square & Kremlin.

Highlights
(Click on the name to see Photo)
  • Alexander's Garden
  • Arbat Street
  • Armory of Moscow Kremlin
  • Bolshoi Theater
  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • GUM
  • Kilometer Zero
  • Moscow Metro
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • Victory Park
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Sparrow Hills
  • Red Square

The garden is named after the Russian emperor Alexander the 1st. It appeared when Moscow was rebuilt after the war with Napoleon. The garden is located on the place of the Neglinka river, currently hidden underground, which protected the fort’s walls. The most important memorial of the garden is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the eternal flame – Russia’s most important WW2 memorial.

25 min

Arbat is a pedestrial street in the heart of Moscow, full with the old city charm. Every house has its own history and life.  It’s the place full of life and energy with the street bands, playing music, coffee shops, street artists, souvenir stalls, museums and unusual memorials. Arbat is a great place to enjoy your time, full with the old Moscow spirit and atmosphere.

1,5 hour

The Armory of Moscow Kremlin isn’t just the collection of weapons. It’s a large museum with such relics as the Golden Cap (Russian official crown before Peter the Great), wedding dress of Catherine the Great, unique double throne chair for Peter the Great and his brother, weddings gifts of Ivan the Terrible and many others.

1 hour

Bolshoi means Big. And it is really one of the biggest theaters of Russia. It appeared here after the war with Napoleon on the spot of the first Moscow Theater. The best ballet and opera performances are shown here. The theater is large, so the performances are shown on the historical stage, the new stage (located on the same square), and the Beethoven concert hall, located in the main building.

15 min

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a massive white chruch with the golden dome, built on the high hill by the Moscow river. The current church is the 1997 recionstruction of the old 1883 cathedral, turned down by the Bolsheviks after the revolution. The place was selected by Stalin as a location for the Congress palace, intended to be the tallest building in the world. The project wasn't completed, but the place was turned into the year round swimming pool with the special water heating. The contemporary church is large and impressive.

30 min

GUM is a large mall, located on the Red Square. The first high end shopping mall appeared here at the times of Catherine the Great and since than it was the place for the most luxurious shopping. The current building appeared in the end of 19th century. You can find special ice-cream stalls or the traditional Soviet sparkling water kiosks inside. The galleries of GUM are always decorated according to the season. You can find brands like Prada, Chanel, Gucci etc inside.

15 minutes

Kilometer Zero is a bronze mark that symbolizes the starting point of all Russian roads, placed in 1996. The actual kilometer zero, used for the measurements of distances, is located 430 meters north-west, by the Central Telegraph building. The symbolic mark is located at a more tourist friendly spot and symbolized that all Russian roads begin at the Red square.

10 minutes

Build deep into the ground, Moscow metro is richly decorated with marble and mosaics, looking as the real palaces under the ground. The first stations date back to 1935. Each station is different and each is a piece of art, yet used daily by millions of people as a part of city complex transport network. 

30 min

It's a very large monastery in the center of Moscow, founded in 1524 by Bazil 3rd, the father of Ivan the Terrible. Bazil was also the first person in Russian history who sent his 1st wife to the monastery to obtain the right to marry for the 2nd time. It was his 2nd wife Elena Glinskaya, who became Ivan the Terrible's mother. Later the monastery became the home to many sisters and wifes of Russian tsars, including Lopuhina, Peter the Great's first wife. The monastery is colorful and beautiful. There is a large cemetery next to it, where one can find the graves of Boris Eltsin and Raisa Gorbacheva.

1,5 hour

Victory park is Russia's largest complex dedicated the the WW2 victory. The park surrounds the WW2 museum and memorial obelisk, dedicated to the victory. The exciting part of the park is the unique outdoor exhibition of the military machinery, boats, airplanes etc.

40 minutes

Beautiful and ornate St. Basils is what you think is Russia. Dating to the times of Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there. Unlike the similar church is St. Petersburg, St. Basil’s inside is a network of the small chapels, each dedicated to the different saint or holiday.

Please note the church has numerous stairs with high steps.

30 minutes

Sparrow (Vorobyovy) Hills is the 80 meter high bank of the Moscow river, located at the spectacular river band. It is popular for the best panorama of the city of Moscow, seen from the observation point there. You can see the contemporary towers of the Moscow city business district, Stalin's 7 sister skyscrapers, Novodevichiy convent somplex, Luzhniki sport arens - the main stadium of Moscow 1980 Olympics, the red towers of Kremlin in the distance and many more. The hills are crowned by the impressive structure of Moscow University.

15 min

Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall

20 min

Detailed Program

Time Description  
PRIME TOUR  
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel. 
 
09:00 - 13:00
Start  Prime Tour  of  Moscow  with  photo  stops  by  most famous  and  spectacular  sights  of  the city such as Boulevard Ring, Novodevichy Convent, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004; Poklonnaya Hill and Sparrow Hills, where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas from one of the city’s highest points; legendary Bolshoi Theater; golden-domed Christ the Savior Cathedral - the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world; along the Tverskaya Street to the heart of Moscow - Red Square with fairytale domes of St. Basil’s and many others!
Bolshoi Theatre.jpg
13:00 Return back to hotel (or continue by adds-on)
Operating days:  Mon-Sun  
PRIME TOUR + RED SQUARE & St. BASIL's CATHEDRAL
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  moscow-2163009_1920m.jpg
09:00 - 12:00 Prime Tour of Moscow 
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 15:30
Walking tour of Red Square with inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral
16:00 Return back to hotel (or continue by adds-on)
Operating days:  Mon-Sun
PRIME TOUR + RED SQUARE + ARBAT STREET + METRO TOUR
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel. 
09:00 - 12:00 Prime Tour of Moscow Moscow centre street_3m.jpg
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 15:00
Walking tour of Red Square with inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral
15:00 - 16:00 Walking along the Arbat Street
16:00 - 17:00 Tour of Moscow Metro (3-4 stations)
17:00 Return back to hotel (by metro)
Operating days:  Mon-Sun  
PRIME TOUR + KREMLIN (CATHEDRALS & ARMOURY)
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  russia-1976523_1920m.jpg
09:00 - 12:00 Prime Tour of Moscow
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 16:00
Tour of immense Kremlin: Cathedrals, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber
16:00 Return back to hotel
Operating days:  Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun
PRIME TOUR + RED SQUARE + KREMLIN
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.
09:00 - 12:00
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12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 15:00
Walking tour of Red Square with inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral
15:00 - 18:00
Tour of immense Kremlin: Cathedrals, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber
18:30 Return back to hotel
Operating days:  Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun  
PRIME TOUR + RED SQUARE + TRETYAKOV GALLERY
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.
09:00 - 12:00
Prime Tour of Moscow Tretyakov_Gallery_02.jpg
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
13:00 - 15:00
Walking tour of Red Square with inside visit of fairytale St. Basil’s Cathedral
15:30 - 17:30
Visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery
The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it.
18:00 Return back to hotel
Operating days:  Tue-Sun  

Included

  • Professional English-, Spanish-, Italian-German- or French-speaking guide
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary (*for adds-on only)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle according to program
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes

NOT Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for Portuguese-, Polish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide:
    1-3 pax – 50% of total package cost
    4+ pax – 30% of total package cost

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

Additional surcharge as 30% of package cost may be applied to any bookings for period from June 10th to July 20  2018.

  • Infants are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability.


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Private tour cost, $ USD per person:

Number of pax 1 2 4 6 10 12 14 16
Prime Tour 225 135 75 60 50 45 40 35 35
                   
Prime Tour + Red Square 330 185 125 100 80 70 65 65 60
                   
PT + Red Sq. + Arbat + Metro 375 215 130 100 80 70 65 50 55
                   
Prime Tour + Kremlin 445 255 170 135 110 100 95 90 90
                   
Prime Tour + Red Sq. + Kremlin 550 320 215 175 145 125 115 115 110
                   
PT + Red Sq. + Tretyakov Gallery 495 280 185 145 120 100 90 85 85
                   

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