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Sit back and relax as your private driver takes you around the highlights of Moscow. Your entertaining tour guide will tell you numerous stories about the capital of Moscow, its life centuries ago and nowadays. You will get to see spectacular city sights, visit Christ the Saviour Cathedral and take awesome photos with Kremlin views from a pedestrian bridge nearby.
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.
7 tall skyscrapers, constructed in the different parts of Moscow in 1948-1957 are often called the 7 sisters. The buildings are different, yet similar in style with the tall towers, impressive neo-classical architecture and Soviet symbols decoration. The buildings are different in function - most famous one houses the Moscow state University, 2 are the hotels - Urkaina by Radisson and Hilton, 2 more are offices and 2 are residential buildings.
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.
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.
Kremlin began as an ancient fortress, which became the historical and cultural center of the country and the office of the president of Russia. A large part of the Kremlin grounds is open for the tourists but unfortuantely it is closed on Thursday!
Manezhnaya (Manege) square is large square near the Alexander’s garden named after Manege – the large structure, currently used for exhibitions. The huge underground mall was constructed here in 1990th, so now it’s a great place for the easy walk or rest. There is a long fountain complex between the square and the garden, inspired by the characters of the Russian fairy tales.
Moscow State University main building is an impressive edifice, located on the top of Sparrow hills - highest in Moscow. Moscow University is one of the oldest and most respected schools of the country, which currently ranks among 30 best schools of the world. It is one of Stalin's 7 sister buildings, constructed in early 1950th. The buiding houses the large lecture rooms, main meeting room, auditoriums, post office, dormitories, canteen and many more. The building of Moscow state university was the main symbol of 1980th Olympics.
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.
Gorky Park is a largest city park of Moscow. It became known after the Perestroyka with the song by Scorpions "Wind of change". Gorky park now is a large green area in the center of the busy city, loved by the locals. It's a very popular place for the outdoor sports, afternoon walks, or just some quite time with a local ice-cream.
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. The guide will have a sign with your name on it.
Start your introduction city tour to get the best of Moscow in justy 4 hours.
Please note that the itinerary below is not always possible as described because of road closures for official celebrations/holidays/events and general traffic situation.
Enjoy a panoramic drive along the embankment of the Moskva River and see a huge controversial statue to Peter the Great located right in the river; pass by the legendary Gorkiy Park and the White House, the seat of Russian government.
You will make a stop by Christ the Saviour Cathedral (inside visit) - the main church in Russia and will have a chance to take amazing photos from a foot bridge next to it, which offers some of the best views of the city.
You will drive around Zamoskovorechye, an old neighbourhood of Moscow with little churches and stately mansions, some interesting pieces of contemporary art and the most romantic city spot – Love bridge with Love trees.
Drive by the Novodevichiy (New Maiden) Convent (viewing from outside) noted for its architectural beauty and historical significance.
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