Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour

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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour
from AUD $368.76
Explore the treasures of Moscow — over 20 must-see sites and attractions on this private full-day tour. Experience the most established settlement and walk around the culturally rich Old Town. Get closer to Russian culture and history while visiting Victory Park, the 142-meter-high memorial Obelisk, plus Sparrow Hills, Moscow State University, and much more.

Discover the most popular and off-the-beaten-path sites when visiting Russia's cosmopolitan capital: Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum, GUM department store, Basil's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Alexander Garden and the eternal flame, The Ruined Grotto, Kremlin Cathedrals and The Cathedral Square: Annunciation Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral, Assumption Cathedral, Kremlin walls and towers, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, Bolshoi Theater (from outside), Kitay Gorod streets – Old Town of Moscow, Christ the Savior Cathedral and iconic views of Kremlin from Patriarch bridge.
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In Brief

Moscow, Russia
8 hours
All time, any day, all year round
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Detskiy Mir, Vozdvizhenka St., 10, Moscow 125009 Russia

Itinerary can be customized to meet your preferences:

10 am – Meeting at the hotel. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.

10.30 am – 11.30 am – Lubyanka square: the building of KGB, the observation point in Detsky Mir, a walk through Nikolskaya Street.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

11.30 am – 12 pm – GUM, Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia

Find out the amazing story of St Basil's Cathedral from your private guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

See Lenin'a Mausoleum

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia

Stock up on Russian souvenirs at Gum

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Near Kremlin, Moscow 119072 Russia

12 pm – 1 pm - Visit tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the changing of the guards in Alexander Garden and the ruined grotto.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia

1-2 pm Visit the Kremlin with its cathedrals and Armory, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell. See Annunciation, Assumption and Archangel cathedrals from inside and others (the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe, the Patriarch's Palace, the Faceted Chamber, Golden Tsarina's Chamber and churches of the Terem Palace, the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex) from outside.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia

Take in the views of the legendary Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia

2-2.30 pm Admire the grand architecture of Christ the Savior Cathedral and the views from the Patriarch bridge.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Andropova Ave., 39, Moscow 115487 Russia

3.30-4.30 pm Explore Kolomenskoe Park and Museum-Reserve, one of the oldest places in Moscow.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation, Krymskiy Val St., 9, Moscow 119049 Russia

4.30-5 pm Gorky Park, Muzeon Park, Crimean bridge and scenic walk along beautiful embankment.

5pm Finish the tour at Gorky Park or at your hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • All taxes
  • Private guide
  • Multiple start times available
  • Advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Meeting in hotel lobby
  • Iconic places for photo ops


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel.
Please provide the name and exact address of your hotel

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private walking tour with the use of the metro
  • Please indicate preferred start time in the comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to suit your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour.
  • Kremlin and Armory are closed on Thursdays
  • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

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

Vasily was an excellent tour guide, helpfully putting together a plan for the day based on my travel schedule and must see locations. He was full of interesting information about the many wonderful things to see in Moscow and helped make good use of time by waiting in line for venue tickets while I explored close by sites. I definitely recommend visiting Moscow and Vasily as your guide!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Our guide Marcia was excellent. We discussed what we want to see first thing in the morning and set out for our walk about.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
Katya texted me to say what time and where she would meet us. Super nice person who made suggestions to where we should go and what she thought we would enjoy. It was a walking tour but I had to cheat at the end and get an Uber ! But overall well worth it. Thank you.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Masha was perfectly helpful and was able to adapt well to our needs. She was quite informative but was able to have a few laughs with us also
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
My guide, Polina, did a great job of showing me the city of Moscow. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and seeing the architectural details of the city's subway system. Using the subway is difficult for westerners with the Cyrillic alphabet difficult to decipher. I felt I had a really unique experience and that the tour was worth what I paid.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Luba, our guide was fantastic. She was very informative. She truly enriched our experience with her thorough and knowledgable explanation. Highly recommend her
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Very young boy - highly energetic and enthusiastic to cover maximum number of important places within the 8 hours of walking tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was my 7th visit to Moscow, and probably my last one. I sought a private guide because a general group tour would have told me what I already knew. My guide turned out to be perfect. She listened to my goals. It also turned out that she had done research on me, even watching a You Tube recording of one my talks. Her background matched well with mine. She had studied and worked in journalism. An intern, who also had studied journalism, joined us. My guide concentrated on showing me things that had changed in recent years. Several hours into the tour, we stopped for drinks, and spent almost all the rest of the time talking. Ultimately I appreciated the conversation the most. But I have no doubt that if we had focused on sights the guide would have done a superb job. I ended the tour after 7 hours because I was tired and it had gotten dark. The guide was concerned that I wasn't getting my money's worth by cutting off an hour. For me, the bottom line is that I had a great experience....The only challenge I faced is that I wasn't staying in a central hotel, so arranging a meeting place was difficult, especially because my mobile phone isn't equipped for international service.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Our guide, Lyia was amazing. It was our first day in Russia so she was able to provide us valuable information on everything about being in this country with a completely different alphabet and difficult language. But mostly provide us with the basics for getting around, understanding local customs, and tips on where to go - especially how to avoid long lines. We enjoyed our time with her very much! A+ experience.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
We did an 8 hour private tour with LENA and it was the highlight of our trip to Russia on a Viking River Cruise. We took the metro and met Lena in central city. She spoke excellent English with no accent and was so knowledgeable. Wish we had spent all our touring days with her. She was very flexible and took us to a local restaurant for lunch where she continued to give us information and answer questions. She would have showed us even more but we needed to get to the ship since it was our last day. She took us to some amazing places we hadn't even heard of in any literature. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2018
We had a great experience in Must Sees Private Tour in Moscow with our Tour guide Anastasia . She's very experienced and has lots of information + she helped us a lot on personal level . I recommend her as a tour guide and recommend the tour especially the amazing Moscow metro stations . They are pieces of art . It was in general , wonderful .
• Submitted 23 Aug 2018
This tour was perfect for exploring the city and understanding the history, culture and architecture of Moscow. Luba was so engaging, knowledgeable and friendly. She also spoke perfect English and provided excellent insight about the local must-see sights. She made sure I saw it all in a day. Wear comfortable shoes as you will see much along the way!
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for this tour. Tanya, our tour guide, spoke great English and had great passion for the city and its incredible history. She brought historical material to show us about the sights we saw so we got an appreciation of events past. She also took us to local spots, affordable stores where we purchased souvenirs, and cool lunch and snack places. Tanya covered all of the sights on foot and metro despite the snowy weather, so we really experienced the city the way the locals do it. What a fantastic find! I would definitely recommend to anyone who want to tour this amazing city in a short amount of time.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
Yulia was an absolute gem. We absolutely enjoyed walking with her and talking about the city as well as how life is in Moscow and Russia. Recommend her to everyone, a down to earth open pleasure.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018
Highly recommend this tour! Tanya our guide spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. She showed us some of the most beautiful metro stops and all of the main attractions around the city, as well as some local spots we wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Julia was very knowledgeable and spoke English quite well...tailored the tour to what I wanted to see while providing her recommendations and insights based on my interests.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
We had a good tour girl, very patient and detailed. Although her English had very strong Russian accents but understandable still.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Julia our guide was fantastic. She went above and beyond to make sure we got tickets to everything we wanted to see. Well paced, informative, couldn't ask for more. Thank-you. This was the best day of our holiday.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
I had a detailed tour of the must see in Moscow thanks to my guide Maria. Maria meet me in my hotel lobby and we first spent some time to understand about my interests and accordingly she tailor made the itinerary for the day. The weather was not that great as we experienced sun, rain, hale and snowflakes all that day, something not usual in the beginning of June. Maria was very understanding and she kept checking with me if I was doing fine in the given weather conditions. Though the tour is a 5 hour walking tour it wasn't tiring at all. Strongly recommend Maria to be your guide when you plan this tour and also please pre-book your tickets to the Kremlin. Maria also recommended great places for coffee, shopping and local food.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
Kate was a fantastic tour guide! She is a history major and has a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm about Russian history that really brought everything to life. Thanks so much for a great experience!
• Submitted 21 Feb 2017
The success of any tour is the presentation by the Guide. You did your Company proud by sending Victoria to be our Guide. We had a wonderful time and saw the things that really gave us a good insight into what Moscow has to offer for Travellers. That is why we have marked it as a five star. We hope you will post our comments back to her, as well.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2016
We had an absolutely wonderful 8-hour tour with our delightful guide, Gelena! She understood perfectly that we wanted to see as much as possible, but not to be rushed. She gave us must-see and nice-to-see options as we went along, and we took our time as she expertly explained the best sights of Moscow and it's history, We believe that an 8-hour tour avoids a feeling of being rushed, and also allowed time for photos, some shopping, lunch, and tea. While this was a walking tour, we used the Moscow subway to get around, and it was an experience in itself, especially it's efficiency and beautiful 1930's stations. We look forward to another visit our Russian visa is good for three years, perhaps next time to St Petersburg.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2016
My tour was great! I had a fabulous time with a knowledgeable tour guide who did not overwhelm me with too much information. She was flexible and friendly and tailored the guide to my specific needs. Thanks for a splendid time!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
This customizable tour is really like three tours in one. The tour company was in contact with us before hand to get an idea of what we wanted to see and gave us a tour that really was a complete collection of things to see. At no point of the day did we feel hurried through any point. She provided us with a ton of information and had extra pictures and notes downloaded on to her iPad that gave us a complete experience. We could have booked a metro tour and a kremlin tour and a cathedral tour, but this had everything we needed. At the end of the day, our guide recommended this little Ukranian restaurant off the main streets. She also gave personality to the tour, not just providing the facts of everything, but sharing stories about her family and Moscow throughout the past century. This tour is perfect to see many things you thought you would have needed two our three tours to get through.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2016

In Brief

Moscow, Russia
8 hours
All time, any day, all year round