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

1. 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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Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

2. Moscow: Communist Moscow Tour with Lenin's Masoleum Visit

For more than 70 years Moscow was the capital of the vast Soviet empire, and reminders of that time can still be seen throughout the city. The first stop of the tour is Lenin’s Mausoleum, the burial place of one of the most influential communist leaders in the world. Learn about the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin and Stalin to Gorbachev. Continue to the Lubyanka to see the notorious headquarters of the former KGB. See the Solovetsky Stone, the monument to victims of Soviet repression. Finally, explore the beauty of Ploshad Revotsii metro station and learn about its rich-history.

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Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

3. Moscow: Must-See Private Driving Tour

See the sights of Moscow on a private sightseeing tour and get driven around the city in the comfort of a car, whatever the weather. Pass the Hotel Moscow as you make your way to iconic attractions such as the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum on Red Square. Discover the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin, and then drive past the Bolshoi Theater and Metropol Hotel as you head towards the former headquarters of the KGB on Lubyanka Square. Continue along the banks of the Moskva River to see the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the statue of Peter the Great. Take souvenir photos from Sparrow Hills at the highest point in the city. Stop at the 17th-century monastery of Novodevichy Convent, now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive down Kutuzovsky Prospekt as you make your way to vibrant Arbat Street.

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Moscow: 4–Hour Sights of Communism Private Tour

4. Moscow: 4–Hour Sights of Communism Private Tour

After pick–up from your hotel, get a brief historical overview of Soviet Union. Head toward the Lubyanka Square, home of the infamous KGB headquarters and learn the story of the GULAG concentration camps and the Solovetsky stone on the Square. Continue your tour to Detskiy Mir (Children’s World), the most famous children's store in USSR, and go up to the store's roof to admire the view of Moscow. See Stalinist skyscrapers and learn the stories and myths behind their construction. Stroll down to the Revolutionary Square and gaze at the monument to Karl Marx, one of the ideologists of communism. Pass the Metropol hotel, the scene of fierce fighting between Czar forces and the Bolsheviks. Afterwards, head underground and admire 76 bronze sculptures depicting the Soviet people on the Revolution Square metro station. Continue by metro to VDNKh, a large park and exhibition center constructed on the eve of the Second World War, now a symbol of the USSR. Take a picture next to the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman statue that has become the embodiment of Soviet sculpture. Walk past the monument to the Conquerors of Space and see the Cosmos Hotel, the largest hotel in Russia, built to host the participants of the 1980 Olympic Games.

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Moscow: Back in the USSR Small-Group Tour

5. Moscow: Back in the USSR Small-Group Tour

Learn about the Russian Revolution and life in Soviet Moscow on a 2-hour walk through the city center. Hear about the rise of the Communist party as you follow the steps of the uprising. See the HQ of the powerful KGB, and hear about political repression in the USSR and Stalin's purges. Although the country was de-Stalinized after the dictator's death, his influence can still be seen in the city's architecture. Visit Red Square, where victory parades and May demonstrations were held. See the monument to Field Marshal Zhukov, the commander of the Red Army. Explore Tverskaya, the central street of Moscow, and learn about its reconstruction in Soviet times.

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Moscow: Soviet History Tour

6. Moscow: Soviet History Tour

Travel back in time to the days of the Soviet Union and learn about life in Moscow under Communism. Look at the headquarters of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and see the former KGB building. Learn who was the founder of the secret service during Soviet times, and which state was placed in the center of Lubyanka Square. Continue to Red Square to see Lenin’s Mausoleum and hear about the most important political project of the Soviet government since 1924. Get the chance to see Stalin’s Tomb – relocated to the Kremlin Wall – from Red Square, along with other tombs of his supporters. Enter Alexander Garden to look at the magnificent Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame. End on Tverskaya Street and learn about Stalin’s master plan to change the look of Moscow forever.  

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Moscow: The Best of Moscow Half-Day Private Tour by Car

7. Moscow: The Best of Moscow Half-Day Private Tour by Car

Take this half-day tour to discover the various historical sights of Moscow in one go. You don't need to worry about the weather as you will enjoy the view from the comfort of an air-conditioned car.   Starting from historical center of the city, ride along the Kremlin Wall and proceed to the beautiful squares of Manezhnaya, Theater, Pushkin and Lubyanka. Marvel at the buildings and monuments, including statues of Great Prince Vladimir, Dostoevsky, Karl Marx, Pushkin and Yuriy Dolgorukiy. See Lenin's Library, the Russian Duma, the headquarters of the FSB, the Bolshoi Theater, and much more. You will be driven past the most beautiful Russian Cathedrals, including Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Admire the fantastic Moscow bridges, and enjoy Stalin's skyscrapers. Stop at the Sparrow Hills to see the wonderful view, pass Gagarin's monument, go along Victory Park and see the Triumph Arch. Depending on the traffic and your preferences, you can adjust the route to personalize the tour.

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What people are saying about Lubyanka Building

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 537 reviews

We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

Great private tour with Natalia. She's so knowledgeable, friendly and likeable - I can't recommend her enough. I loved my time in Moscow with her. Will definitely book her again when I'm visiting again. Thanks Natalia - you made my day very special.

Natalie our guide was so amazing!! we were the only ones on the tour and she really personalised it!! she was very knowledgeable and she even extended the tour!! it was an amazing time with her, Spasiba!!!!

Very interesting tour. I really enjoyed. Our guide was really knowledgeable. We bombarded him with questions and he knew everything. It is definitely worth the tour.

Easy to get around the city to see the landmarks with great audio descriptions.