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Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

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Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an informative local guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the Soviet Union, from the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution to Perestroika, and see important landmarks of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB headquarters and Revolution Square.

Numbers are limited to 20 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
  • A guide illustrates the Soviet history of Moscow
  • Learn about the 1917 Revolution in Revolution Square
  • View many landmarks of Moscow, including the Bolshoi Theater
  • Stroll down Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s main avenue
What to Expect
Begin your small-group walking tour at Solovetsky Stone, a memorial to victims of political oppression in Lubyanka Square. Your guide will explain the history of the stone and point out Moscow’s former KGB headquarters. Stroll to Revolution Square. Learn about the 1917 Revolution, along with the Stalin era, the Cold War, the Soviet Movement for Freedom, and other important moments in the history of the USSR. As you walk through the city, notice landmarks like the Bolshoi Theater, the Museum of Revolution, and the Gulag Museum. Make your way down Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s main avenue. You’ll pass by the Soviet-era cafe Sluzhebny Vhod. View Eliseevsky Gastronum, a famous Moscow grocery store. Your tour ends at Pushkinskaya Square.
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Departure Point
Lubyanka Square, Moskva, Russia
Departure Time
5:30 PM
Return Details
Pushkinskaya ploschad, Moskva, Russia, 127006
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really, really enjoyed this walk. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and engaging. She gave me an insight into political, economic and social life in Moscow through her succinct narrative, humour and real life anecdotes, illustrated by pictures and descriptions of the places visited...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gillrosina
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, informative and articulate guide. Really enjoyable and totally worth taking this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lefw52
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was a great learning experience with our guide, Anna. She was extremely knowledgeable, easy going and walked us across the city while she shared her stories and knowledge of what communism meant for Moscow and Russia. You walk past all the major tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank manjshank123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of my day!!! We had 'Nik' as our tour guide and he was just wonderful. I’ve studied Russian history, and especially the Soviet era, but this tour just brought it so much more alive. Of course, being able to actually visit the places...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JessieTheJoglaresse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the tour, it was very informative, it made me understand Moscow’s history. We walked to many monuments and buildings and our tour guide Anna did an exquisite job, she was very friendly, her explanations were clear and detailed in a very interesting way!

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Response from Fergloon | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the tour finishes right next to a metro station. The Moscow metro is superb and I’m sure you’ll be able to get back to the station quickly Hope this helps
6 July 2019|
Response from SoMuchToSee_N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I took this tour without pre- booking. I don't think it should be an issue.
4 July 2019|
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Response from mariaclaramatuella | Reviewed this property |
No, just outside
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