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St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor)
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St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor) Tours and Activities

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Completed in 1561 after it was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable and iconic landmarks in Moscow, and perhaps in all of Russia. Officially named Intercession Church, St. Basil and its nine, colorful onion domes reside on the southern end of Red Square, marking the geometric center of Moscow.

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Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

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Hit up many of Moscow’s top attractions all in two days during this private tour where your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby with a personalized itinerary. Along with visiting Kolomenskoye Museum and Reserve or Tsaritsino Park, see St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, and old town Moscow. Plus, your guide knows the best ways around the city so you can fit as much into your two days as possible.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.00
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$319.00
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Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van with Champagne

Moscow by night, onboard a Soviet van with Champagne

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An enlightened combo... Half partying and half sightseeing, Moscow by night onboard a Soviet van is the ideal excursion for people who are keen to discover the city while having fun! Onboard our Soviet van, you will find a minibar offering at your convenience cold water, Russian beers and Soviet champagne. Caviar toasts (on request) will also accompany you along the way. Choose your favorite Russian song on the speaker and let's go! For the next 3 hours, you'll drive around the illuminated capital, discovering no less than 12 key sights. The van will stop 5 times for your guide to reveal the history and secrets of the major spots. Finally, we’ll drop you off at your hotel or in a bar/club to dance till sunrise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.49
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$79.49

Moscow CityPass

Moscow CityPass

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Save time and money and skip the lines at Moscow's best attractions with a Moscow CityPass. Valid for one, two, three, or five days, the pass offers you free entrance to 40 attractions throughout the Russian capital, including the Kremlin, State Historical Museum, and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, as well as tours by boat, bus, or foot. Explore Moscow at your own pace and to your own interests. Includes a guidebook and map.
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  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.06
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$77.06
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

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Check out more than 20 of Moscow's must-see sights on this private tour that provides an introduction to the city's culture and history. Visit attractions such as Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, and Moscow State University with a private guide who helps you gain insight into both major landmarks and off-the-beaten-path locations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Moscow city tour onboard a classic Soviet van with Champagne

Moscow city tour onboard a classic Soviet van with Champagne

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Enjoy an entertaining way of discovering Moscow on this morning tour. Meet your guide in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and hop aboard your classic, Soviet-era vehicle. Over the course of the next few hours, you’ll travel around Moscow and will see its key highlights, including the KGB Building, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and more. You’ll also learn the stories behind the sights from your guide, and will enjoy Russian drinks and snacks as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.49
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$79.49

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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This private half-day tour of Moscow, including Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) and the Kremlin, offers a comprehensive overview of the Russian capital’s top attractions. Ideal for visitors short on time, you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, the iconic riverside fortress home to four cathedrals, four palaces, and five squares. Plus, in Red Square, you’ll visit the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the GUM.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.49
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$179.49
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All-inclusive private tour: Moscow Highlights Overview tour and River Cruise

All-inclusive private tour: Moscow Highlights Overview tour and River Cruise

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Experience Russia's capital first-hand on a private walking tour. Join an expert guide for a look into Moscow history beginning with the Kremlin, which means 'fortress inside a city.' See the Soviet-style State Kremlin Palace and magnificent Cathedral Square, home to some of Russia's most notable Orthodox churches. Continue to Red Square where you'll find the onion-domed St. Basil's—one of Moscow's most iconic structures—and GUM, a famous Russian department store. Next up, visit Lybyanka Square to view the former headquarters of the KGB, followed by a stroll along Myasnitskaya Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.00
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$336.00
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Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket

Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket

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Enjoy a private walking tour of Russia's capital city, with a visit to both the Kremlin and Red Square. An expert tour guide leads you through Moscow's center, sharing stories about its fascinating history as you go. Wander through the mythical medieval fortress known as the Kremlin and marvel at the churches in Cathedral Square, then continue to Red Square to experience one of the city's most photographed sights: St. Basil's. Later, visit a former KGB headquarters and get insider tips from your guide on places to eat, drink, and explore.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.03
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$81.03
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St Petersburg and Moscow 6-Day Grand Tour

St Petersburg and Moscow 6-Day Grand Tour

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Visit two of Russia’s powerhouse cities on this 5-day tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg. While in Moscow, travel around Boulevard Ring, and see mansions of Russian nobility, and stop by Izmailovo Flea Market to pick up souvenirs and gifts (own expense). Other Moscow highlights include St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad), and Alexander Garden. Then move on to St. Petersburg, and catch sight of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Catherine Park and Palace, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus visit The Hermitage, too.
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  • 6 days
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$1,410.26
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$1,410.26
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Private Shore Excursion: Moscow All Highlights Day Tour From St Petersburg Port

Private Shore Excursion: Moscow All Highlights Day Tour From St Petersburg Port

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Make the most of a cruise stop in St. Petersburg on a full-day, private visa-free shore excursion to Moscow. Catch a flight or high-speed train to Russia’s capital and enjoy a walking tour inside the Kremlin, seeing the Archangel Cathedral, Armoury Museum, and more. Then, discover Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and other sights as your guide shares their history. Includes air and rail transport, admission fees, and port, airport, and station transfers.
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  • 17 to 19 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$567.00
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$567.00
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3 Days in Moscow

3 Days in Moscow

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary during this private tour of Moscow's highlights over the course of three days. Booking ahead helps you avoid sold-out days at the Kremlin and the Armory, where tickets often sell out months in advance during the months of April through October. Each day includes a 5-hour tour with a private guide and transportation, covering the city's highlights but still giving you time to explore on your own.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$447.00
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$447.00
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Private Walking Tour: All Moscow Including the Kremlin

Private Walking Tour: All Moscow Including the Kremlin

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Moscow on a private 6-hour walking tour of the city’s architectural and historical highlights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, visit monumental landmarks like the Bolshoi Theater, the former KGB headquarters and St Basil’s Cathedral. Gain fascinating insight into the historical heritage of the unique capital city and tour the Moscow Kremlin, former residence of exuberant Russian tsars. Relish the flexibility of this private tour and receive undivided attention from your expert guide. 
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  • 6 hours
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$225.91
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$225.91
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"Moscow Express" day tour

You will be taken as a passenger on short voyage among the most recognizable sights of Moscow on a new 2020 URAL CT sidecar motorcycle. While riding in a modern URAL sidecar motorcycle, you will get an indescribable pleasure and attention from everybody around. The perfect mood, smile on your face and the best pictures ever guaranteed.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.36
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$108.36
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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

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Most tours that go to the Moscow Kremlin can be overcrowded. This private tour takes just you and your group of up to six to see the city’s attractions, so you can get personalized attention from your guide along the way. See Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Moscow Kremlin, and learn about the history of each. Plus, your guide meets your group right at your hotel for added convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.69
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$190.69
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Night lights Moscow Cruise (with Dinner option)

Night lights Moscow Cruise (with Dinner option)

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Enjoy a memorable Moscow cruise with your family and friends! Moscow cruise is a great way to see the sights of the city, and this particular boat tour covers many of them in a short amount of time. It's a perfect introduction to the most visited attractions in the city. You'll see the stunning Kremlin Panorama, Red Square, Zaryadye Park and striking Stalin Skyscrapers during this delightful cruise. This outing is perfect for families with children. Your journey lasts 2,5 hours, a perfectly digestible time-frame for any attention span. Together with your licensed guide you will explore the city by learning about the history, culture and modern life of Moscow. Plus, you can enjoy a drink or dinner while relaxing and taking in the views!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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2 Day Private Moscow Tour with a Local Guide

2 Day Private Moscow Tour with a Local Guide

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On this tour we will see all the main must-see sights plus some off-the-beaten-track areas of Moscow. With our degrees in art-history and a significant guiding experience we are sure to know the places and the stories, that even locals may have never heard of. We are also into the food culture of Moscow, so we know the best cafes and restaurants of the city. Some of them we can visit on the tour. And we deliberately avoid touristy restaurants, where locals would never go. "Only genuine experiences" is our motto. Of course, we will recommend you what to do after the tour: best museums, bars, clubs, parks etc. Our priority is the best personalised experience. Every single one. So, be sure, we can customise our tour according to your wishes. We are more than just some tour guides, consider us your friends in a new city:) Please note, that it's a walking tour (+ public transport or taxi). If you would like this tour to be on a car, notify us in advance and we'll organise it.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.17
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$136.17
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St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

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Moscow's Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral are symbols of Russia and some of the most famous sites in the world. They attract large crowds daily, but you can skip the lines and enjoy an uncrowded experience on this private guided tour that takes you around the square and inside the cathedral.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Genuine © Moscow Must-See's Private Tour

Genuine © Moscow Must-See's Private Tour

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Genuine Moscow Must-See's Private Tour is the best-selling private tour in Moscow since 2011 with over 10 000 happy customers. Discover the world famous Moscow sights in one day and get the real feeling of the city life!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.34
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Moscow 2-day Private Tour

Moscow 2-day Private Tour

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Discover Moscow’s major attractions, and learn all about the city’s history, on this 2-day, private sightseeing itinerary. Don’t worry about logistics: your guide will lead you to all the highlights, and will customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Visit Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, the KGB Building and the Bolshoi Theater, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and much more. This walking and Metro tour (own expense) lets you get up close and personal with the sights.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.65
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$275.65
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Red square and Kremlin Private Walking Tour in Moscow

Red square and Kremlin Private Walking Tour in Moscow

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Immerse yourself in the wonders of Russia's vibrant capital city with a private guided tour of Moscow. Explore Red Square, Russia's heart and soul; marvel at the onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral and shop for Matryoshka dolls in GUM department store and stroll through Alexander Gardens along the Kremlin's western wall, where you'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Once satisfying your cultural appetite, quell your physical hunger with a lunch of authentic Russian cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.13
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Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

Moscow Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing

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If you have a layover in Moscow, take advantage of this private tour to see the city's main sights. After pickup at the airport or train station (if option selected when booking), you'll walk and ride the Metro to visit landmarks such as Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Metro pass and transfers are included if the correct option is selected when booking.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.13
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Private Moscow City Driving Tour

Private Moscow City Driving Tour

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Discover Moscow’s top sights and hidden corners on a private panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive around avenues, monuments, gardens, and squares, admiring highlights including Red Square, the Bolshoi, and Tverskaya Street as you uncover the city’s history. Explore the Kitai-Gorod quarter, see Novodevichy Convent and Victory Park, and take photos from Sparrow Hill and lesser-known spots like bridges and parks. Private transport with a guide and driver, plus central hotel pickup and optional drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$232.06
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2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

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Explore two of Russia’s most important cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, on this 2-day private tour. Visit famous landmarks such as the Kazan Cathedral, Anichkov Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, and much more. Learn about the history of Russia as you explore the monuments and customize the itinerary based on your preferences with your private guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$282.06
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Private Moscow Red Square and City Tour with Bolshoi Visit Option

Private Moscow Red Square and City Tour with Bolshoi Visit Option

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Explore central Moscow on foot on this private 4-hour tour and learn about its imperial and Soviet past. As you walk and sightsee, hear about Moscow’s history and view highlights such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM shopping arcade, and the city’s renaissance, baroque, and art nouveau architecture. Choose from two options: to explore Red Square and the historical Kitay-Gorod district, or to see Red Square before joining a 1-hour tour of the Bolshoi Theater.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.26
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor) costs USD 5.13. Guided St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor) tours start around USD 5.13 per person. See all 175 St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor) tickets and tours on Viator.
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