Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour
from USD $33.09
Hear fascinating legends of witches, ghosts, freemasons and famous criminals on this small-group walking tour of Moscow at night! Take a detour from your standard sightseeing route, riding the ‘Annushka’ tram and exploring Moscow off the beaten track with a local guide. Hear tales of sorcerers and secret worshippers as you stroll side streets and old neighborhoods, such as the infamous Khitrovka district, amid the city lights.

This tour is limited to 20 people, providing a small-group experience with your guide.
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In Brief

Moskva, Russia
2 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Church of All Saints in Kulishki, Slavyanskaya Sq., 2 Near China town, Moscow 109074 Russia

Historical church in the centre of Moscow

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. John the Baptist, Andropova St., 39, Moscow Russia

Former women's prison

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Art Neighborhood Khokhlovka, Khokhlovskiy Ln., 7-9, Moscow Russia

Russian hipsters and street art

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Khitrovskaya Square, Khitrovskaya Ploshad Metro Kitai-Gorod, Moscow Russia

The most terrifying neighbourhood of Moscow in the nineteenth century: criminals, brothels and alcohol.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zamoskvorechie area, Moscow 115054 Russia

Beautiful streets and lanes full of legends and love stories.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinskiy ln 10, Moscow 119017 Russia

National Art Gallery opened by Pavel Tretyakov

Duration: 15 minutes


  • English-speaking local guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - State Tretyakov Gallery

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Departure Point

Памятник Кириллу и Мефодию, Lubyanskiy Proyezd, 25 строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 101000

Returns To

Metro Novokuznetskaya, Moscow, Russia, 115035

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Interesting and fun walk! Our guide was perfect!
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
Excellant. Lovely informative guide who spoke perfect English. Took us to sites and areas we probably wouldn't have thought to visit ourselves. Guide also gave us general advice about other places/areas of interest to visit. Worth every penny and then some. Moscow must be visited at night it's so interesting and beautiful.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
This was really an amazing tour. We really liked it!
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
We can really recommend this tour :
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
love it
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Fun tour
• Submitted 12 Apr 2017
The Tour was absolutely great. Everything was explained perfectly. I can only recommend it to all.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2016
was my first of many tours and loved it - thanks again
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
great way to say hello to Moscow
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
Had a great tour with Elena, at the end of april.2016. Short but comprehensive, lots of fun facts and interesting information. I felt great all the time, the guide answered each and every of my questions without hesitation. I strongly recommend for everyone looking to get out of Moscow's most touristical areas and feel the vibe of the city and how it turned into what it is now.
• Submitted 06 May 2016
Great tour, friendly knowledgeable guide and nice, small group. Did two tours with the same guide Elena - she was great!
• Submitted 17 Mar 2016
Great. Elena the guide is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and showed us some wonderful little neighborhoods that tourists wouldn't normally see.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015
Excellent tour guide (unfortunately, her name escapes me at the moment) with a wealth of knowledge on the Soviet era. Highly recommended for history enthusiasts.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2015
Great guide to take us to the night spots of Moscow. Something we would not have seen if by ourselves.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2014
I had the best guide for my moscow trip. She went out all the way to provide guidance throughout the walking tour and had actually gone an extra mile giving me the best memories of moscow at night. Showed me all the main places of interest, taking lots of pictures for me and providing me with lots of information. The best guide!!!
• Submitted 24 Jun 2014
Fab Tour something a little different. Maria the guide was so knowledgeable. Well worth it. Thank-you
• Submitted 02 Jun 2014
A very different tour.. Very enjoyable thanks to the tour guide! Very knowledgeable and a barrel of laughs! He has a great sense of humour which made all the difference. Also extremely helpful! The guide makes this tour
• Submitted 01 Sep 2013
It was fun. Even thou I don't like to stay up all night I had a very good time.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2013
Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guide with very good English language skills. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2013
Very good, but we did not return to the cafe stated in the blurb. His knowledge was amazing.
• Submitted 03 Jun 2013
Low key but fun tour around some of Moscow's lesser known parts. Nice to see real community events going on and also old printing office being reborn as local clothing store. Elena was a gem, and her stories of serial killers and so on were great. Fun to finish on an old tram with real Muscovites doing their own thing, and tour finishes in a cool area with lots of bars and eateries. Worth doing.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
we started the tour just after the hurricane. Bad luck, no tram trip possible. Good luck, we were only two guests, had possibility to discuss / place questions. She the guide had thorough knowledge of the region, also very motivated to tell us everything. Recommend.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2017
Wasn't able to take this tour in December as I had hurt my leg and couldn't walk. However, I took this tour the previous summer and it was great.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2017
This was a great way to see a part of Moscow that most tourists don't visit. We LOVED our guide she was knowledgeable and funny and helped everyone find a good place to eat after the tour. I only wish she told MORE stories we didn't hear about free masons and sorcerers, and sadly did not end at the Soviet era pub. Otherwise, my husband and I thought it was wonderful despite the cold!
• Submitted 26 Oct 2016

In Brief

Moskva, Russia
2 hours