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Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

1. Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Take a journey along the Moscow river, beginning either at the lively Gorky Park or the Ukraine Hotel, which is one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin. See all of the most iconic attractions in Moscow from a slightly different angle. The boat has two decks and you can choose whether to be on the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the views through the panoramic windows. At the lower deck, there is a bar and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi access. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, you can ask for an audioguide in your language on board for a small price. Upgrade your river cruise by choosing the fine dining option and enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner on your trip. A standard menu includes one salad, one main course, one soft drink, and bread. You will see the Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow City, Gorky Park, Ministry of Defence, Monument to Peter the Great, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Crimean Bridge, Kremlin Palaces and Cathedrals, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Zaryadye Park, Floating Bridge,  Moscow Music Hall, Tretyakov Gallery, Red October Chocolate Factory, and Muzeon Park.  It is recommended to do this tour in the evening when Moscow turns on all of its lights. 

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Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

2. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, statues and stained glass.  Hear about the metro during the years of the Second World War, when it was used as a bomb shelter by thousands of Muscovites. The tour will finish at Ploschad Revolutsii Station, just across the street from where the tour started.

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Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

3. Moscow: Ticket and Self-Guided Tour Around the Kremlin

Come inside the Kremlin walls and explore it on this educational self-guided tour. Learn about its history and visit sites that most tourists miss. Start your self-guided tour by downloading an app that contains the audio guide. This app contains built-in maps that will help you travel along the routes inside the Kremlin. Your discovery will begin not far from the Trinity Tower. Come inside the red brick walls and marvel at the stunning architectural designs around you. Hear about the origin and history of the Kremlin, its protectors, and the little details that tourists are unfamiliar with. Inspect the Kremlin cathedrals and palaces, and learn about what they have inside. Step back in time by visiting the historical Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, and find out why and when they were created. By the end of your tour, you'll also have an understanding of the walls' significance and where the president works.

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Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

4. Moscow: Panorama360 Observation Deck Entrance Ticket

Visit the highest observation deck in Europe and enjoy breathtaking views of the Kremlin, Moscow State University and Poklonnaya Hill, as well as 8 different entertainment areas. Start your visit with a ride in a high-speed elevator to reach the top floor of the building. Download the free app and turn your phone into a tour guide as you listen to tales of the sights you see. Afterwards, visit the highest factory in the world where you can enjoy unlimited ice cream samples and savour freshly-made chocolates. Later, discover the history of Moscow with an immersive movie at the mini-cinema before stopping at the restaurant for a bite to eat. There is also a gift shop where you can pick up some souvenirs before heading back down to earth.

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Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

5. Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

Get to know Moscow with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. On board, learn about the history of Moscow, either from headphones or a live guide. Ride a double-decker bus past the city's countless historical, religious, cultural, and political monuments, and hop on and off as much as you like to explore the capital on a deeper level! You can also see the beauty of the city from the Moskva River, with an extravagant 1 hour boat cruise if you opt for a ticket that includes the boat tour. Tour Stops: Red Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts 3. Kropotkinskaya Metro Station 4. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 5. Arbatskaya Square 6. Alexander Garden 7. Okhotny Ryad 8. Theater Square 9. Lubyanka Square 10. GUM 11. Red Square 12. Big Moskvoretsky Bridge 13. Balchug St. 14. Big Stone Brige 15. Sofiyskaya Emb Green Route: 1. Bolotnaya Square 2. Cathedral of Christ the Savior 3. Krymsky Bridge 4. Andreevsky Bridge 5. University Square 6. Kiev Pier 7. Hotel Ukraina 8. Hotel Ukraina Pier 9. Free Russia Square 10. Novinsky Boulevard 11. Oktyabr Cinema 12. Moscow Book House 13. Arbat Square 14. Sivstev Vrazhek Lane 15. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 16. Great Stone Bridge 17. Zaryadye Park 18. Red Square 19. Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Orange Route: 1. Museum of Cosmonautics 2. VDNH Metro Station 3. Riga Railway Station 4. Prospekt Mira Metro Station 5. Garden Ring 6. Myasnitskie Vorota Square 7. Central Children's World 8. Bolshoi Theater 9. Tverskaya Street 10. Strastnoi Boulevard 11. Trubnaya Square 12. Nikulin's Circus 13. Olympic Stadium 14. Olympic Avenue 15. Riga Metro Station 16. Cosmonaut's Alley · 17. Ostankino Tower

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From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

6. From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

Discover the beauty of the Russian winter as you head to one of the largest husky farms in the country, situated in a beautiful area on the bank of the Moskova River. Upon arrival at the farm, meet Natalia, the owner, who will help you to discover the history of the huskies and their adventures. Listen to Natalia's stories and enjoy a cup of hot tea before heading out to meet the huskies who have been rescued from abandonment. After a cuddle with the dogs, learn how to make your own sled from a “kayur”, a professional dog-sled instructor. Afterwards, enjoy either a short 4-kilometer ride, or a longer 17-kilometer ride on a hand-made husky sled through a snow-covered forest. If you select the shorter ride, you'll spend some time tubing on the hill, enjoy a stroll around the premises to meet the resident hens, geese, goats, and pigs, or sip on a cup of tea by a cozy fireplace in the glamping area. During your activity, enjoy a traditional Russian afternoon tea which includes delicious Russian pancakes and herbal tea.

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Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

7. Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

After a short introduction tour at the entrance to the Kremlin Museum your guide will give you a ticket to the Kremlin, Armoury museum and an information booklet in English. You will receive all the necessary explanations about what is included in your ticket, where to go, and what to see in the Kremlin and Armoury.  Your guide will also share some secrets about the main attractions of Moscow. Take your time and explore the museums at your own pace. Gain insight into Russian heritage and culture, and take the opportunity to get some great photos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

8. Moscow: Moscow City Museum, 56th floor, Empire Tower

Visit the Moscow-City Museum, Russia’s first and only museum of skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Located on the 56th floor of the Empire skyscraper, right in the epicenter of Moscow’s business hub, the museum has an unforgettable panoramic view of the city’s major landmarks from 215 meters above ground level. The museum is divided into two parts, the history of high-rise architecture in Moscow and the history of Moscow City. In the historical part of the exposition, discover how Moscow grew tall, from the bell tower of Ivan the Great to Stalin’s Seven Sisters and the Moscow-City skyscrapers. Uncover the history of creating a city of skyscrapers in the center of Moscow. Find out what was conceived versus what actually came to be. This can be explored in the projections of such prolific architects as Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, whose work was never implemented, and holds a prominent place on display at the museum.

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Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

9. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

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Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

10. Moscow Kremlin: Diamond Fund & Armoury 3.5-Hour Private Tour

Get a brief history of Russia as you walk to the Kremlin and pass the Soviet-era State Kremlin Palace. Continue to Cathedral Square to go inside the Cathedral of the Archangel, where the tomb of Ivan the Terrible can be found. Head to the Armoury Chamber to explore one of the city's oldest museums and admire the carriages of Elizabeth I and Alexander II. See the swords of Minin and Pozaharsky who liberated Moscow. Look at the Monomach Cap and other artifacts, such as the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible and the incredible Fabergé Eggs. Proceed to the Diamond Fund to see a unique collection of jewelry and natural gems that date back to the Treasury of the Russian Crown. See the most notable parts of the collection including the Imperial Crown of Russia used in the coronation of Russian Czars, Orlov, Shah diamonds and other royal insignia.

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It was a wonderful experience, we really enjoy it and hope to try different activities with them. Ksenia and her partner they was very helpful on translating and so friendly. Thanks you guys because you made our day amazing.

Gorgeous (the mobile guide (application) is wonderful. The audio guide (which is "in place") is weaker !! Well, it's a pity that tickets sold out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Alexander did an amazing job in this busy and loud environment. The Views and stories are stunning! Thank you so much!

This is a boy's dream come true. Nice folks; great experience. A reason by itself for travelling to Russia!

Very nice experience and tge guid is so kind ana helpful