Client commentsHi Brent,
We met the guides today and were wonderful, off to Sparrow Hills tomorrow.
Victory day was as your sent photos depicted. Very busy but very atmospheric. Being located at the Metropol, we were able to get into the inner sanctum near Red Square and really enjoyed the experience of walking the closed off thoroughfares. Ate at Cafe Pushkin last night, going to the Bolshoi tomorrow and shopped in GUM today. Certainly ticking off the Moscow list !
Our walking guide concept is an economical and fun way to explore both these cities. Moscow and St Petersburg are blessed with having a great public transport system, both above and below ground. With the growing traffic problems in the centre of these cities, using public transport can save considerable time. Our guides can cover most major languages and are all post graduates who have completed, or are completing a Guiding Diploma. They not only give you the historical details about where you are, but are happy to immerse themselves in discussions about everyday Russian life and how they see Russias future. 'Walking also includes time on the underground, in trolley buses and can make use of the occasional taxi - paid locally as required.
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Guided tour by private car
Use of a car with a
driver/guide is an extremely efficient way to accomplish certain sightseeing.
VDNK Soviet Era them park
Since 1935 the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, nowadays known as VDNKh, has occupied a large area in northern Moscow. Originally conceived as a grandiose collection of trade pavilions to show off the achievements of Soviet agriculture, VDNKh survived neglect in the 1990s and is now being restored and put to use as a modern recreation and exhibition centre.
Bolshoi Theatre Night
There is also a 1 hour 'tourist' sightseeing tour available during daytime. The majority of tours are in Russian, but there are some that are in English (only other language offered at time of writing). These tours cannot be booked in advance and have participant number limits. The only way (at time of writing 12/12/14) is to arrive on the correct day, well before the start and queue! This writer did this in October 2014 (low season!!) and managed to get in - just - several behind missed out.
Despite what you may read about prices on the web and in fact see on the sign outside (hopefully they will change it one day), the actual price is much higher and in October 2014 was 1,500 roubles - expensive in any currency! They have a monopoly, there being only one Bolshoi! The recent renovation is STUNNING. We can include this on our walking tours and thus improve your chances of access. NOTE: The tour is of the OLD HISTORICAL stage area. Don't be confused with the NEW stage (separate building next to old building) where the performances are much cheaper than the historical stage.
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Individual costs for Moscow Sightseeing
These are private tours
(for the number that book) only. Your guides are qualified tourist guides in the
language you have chosen.
If the place visited requires an entry fee this is included.
|1||City highlights tour by car no entries||Daily||3||105||58||47||42|
|2||City tour and Kremlin area||Daily||5||195||112||88||76|
|3||Kremlin plus entry 1 Cathedral||Not on Thursday||2||105||77||65||59|
|4||Kremlin plus Armoury||Not on Thursday||3||153||105||95||88|
|5||Kremlin plus Diamond Fund||Not on Thursday||2||183||135||124||117|
|6||Red Square plus Lenin's mausoleum - walk||Not on Monday & Friday||1.5||53||29||22||18|
|7||Moscow Metro walk||Daily||1.5||53||29||22||18|
|8||Stary Arbat St walk||Daily||1||53||29||22||18|
|9||Tretyakov Gallery||Not on Monday||3||117||71||59||56|
|10||Pushkin Fine Arts Museum||Not on Monday||3||117||71||59||56|
|11||Borodino Battle Area||Not on Friday||2||111||65||53||47|
|12||Novodeveichy Convent||Not Tuesday+ last Mon of mth||2||111||65||53||47|
|13||Kolomenskoye Museum area||Not on Monday||4||117||77||65||59|
|14||Segiev Posad||Not on Monday||7||317||165||124||97|
|15||Golden Ring Vladimir and Suzdal||Daily|
|16||Monino Aviation Museum|
Notes: A 'per file' booking fee of Euro 25 will apply if you have no other services booked with us. Per file means Euro25 for 1 person or 6, 1 tour or 5 tours.
Prices are in
Euro Per person