Revolution Square, Moscow

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St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

1. St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

Meet your charming and knowlegeable guide in front of the monument to Marshal Zhukov. It is situated right at the entrance to the Red Square in front of the State Historical Museum.  Start exploring Moscow from its very nucleus — Kilometre Zero — the point from which all Russian roads measure their distance from Moscow. Access the heart of Russia's capital through the main ceremonial entrance, Resurrection Gate, onсe part of the famous Kitay-Gorod wall. Marvel at the jaw-dropping beauty of the vast and vivid Red Square. Uncover the secret of its name, find out how it has changed since the Great October Revolution, and pay a visit to Lenin in the Mausoleum. Walk along the Kremlin wall to one of the most significant landmarks of Russia: St. Basil's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your professional guide will show you its stunning interiors and tell you numerous stories about Tsars and Tsarinas, Boyards and Patriarchs that the cathedral has been keeping for almost half a century. To finish your perfect tour, go to one of the most luxurious shopping centers in the world and enjoy the famous GUM ice cream and discover the real taste of the Soviet Union! After the tour, your guide can bring you to a nice café where you will be able to rest and sip a cup of coffee overlooking the Red Square before you resume your exploration of Russia's capital.

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Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Moscow Landmarks Private Sightseeing Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Moscow on a private sightseeing tour, ideal for your first day in the city. Marvel at the landmark monuments of Red Square, such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the luxury GUM shopping complex. Break for coffee overlooking the Senate Palace, seat of the president of Russia, and then stroll down Nikolskaya Street to Revolution Square to look at the Art Nouveau masterpiece of the Metropol Hotel. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden.  Enter the Kremlin, the ancient fortress that was the center of political life in Russia for 9 centuries. Hear stories about the tsars of the imperial age before discovering the treasures of the Armoury. Marvel at exquisite Fabergé eggs before going to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the banks of the Moscow River. Get a panoramic view of the Red October Chocolate Factory, now the center of modern art in the city.

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Moscow: Private Metro Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Moscow: Private Metro Tour with Hotel Pickup

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation at a time to suit, and then head to the nearest metro station to start your private tour of the Moscow Metro network. Travel to Novokuznetskay station, where the design honors the soldiers of the Soviet era. Continue to Mayakovskaya station to admire its futurist architecture.  Visit some of the stations on the Koltsevay line, including Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Prospekt Mira and Komsomolskaya. Continue to Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square) to take a closer look at the marble statues of the most famous station on the network. Move on to the stations of Arbatskaya and Kievskaya, the latter built to symbolize the unity of the people from Russia and Ukraine. Avail of the chance to visit other stations with your guide and ask any questions you may have.

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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: Downtown Walking Tour

5. Moscow: Downtown Walking Tour

Moscow is one of the biggest capitals in Europe, and is the head of history and culture of the Russian nation. It can keep visitors busy for months as they discover its monuments, architecture, history, art, green spaces, churches, and much more. Prepare to discover the main sites in the Moscow Downtown area, which will include encounters with medieval architectural gems and the Arbat area. Arbat is the traditional artistic district of Moscow, where painters, singers, and actors live and perform in the street. You'll later encounter the Bolshoy and Maliy theaters, the Metropol and 4 Seasons hotels, the KGB Building, the Kitay Gorod area, and Zaryadye Park, with a photo stop included on the famous Soaring Bridge. Throughout your tour your guide will regale you with secret stories about Merchant Yard, Red Square and Alexander Garden, the Kremlin wall, St. Basil, GUM, the State History Museum, and the Mausoleum.

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Moscow: Back in the USSR Small-Group Tour

6. 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: Guided Nighttime Metro Tour

7. Moscow: Guided Nighttime Metro Tour

Discover Moscow's metro stations that are famous for both their cultural value and functionality. Tour the largest subway system in Eastern Europe and admire the artwork and mastery that went into creating these spaces. Experience stations that were created by outstanding architects and engineers in the Soviet at stops like Ploshad Revolutsii (Revolution Square), Arbatskaya, Kievskaya, Belorusskaya, Novoslobodskaya, and Kurskaya.  Have the possibility to compare different architectural styles and artwork. Learn more about these public masterpieces from your informative guide.

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What people are saying about Revolution Square, Moscow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 418 reviews

Exciting and informative, but above all sublimated by the greatness of mind and knowledge of our guide Alexandre (although not that tall) speaking astonishing French and who made this walk a pure moment of happiness !!! Even our 18 year old son recognized the quality and interest of our guide !!

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.

Our tour leader was fabulous. She was so knowledgeable, professional but also friendly. A great guide who made this tour ever so interesting and amazing. Thank you

We are happy and contented with our russian girl guide named anna - she explains well in english and is very kind and helpful to our needs

Very good guide, answering all our questions and capturing our attention.