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Moscow Metro Underground Small Group Tour

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US$53 per adult
US$66 Save US$13.30
Book by September 10, 2018, and travel by December 31, 2018, to save 20% off our previously offered price!
Highlights
  • View Moscow’s grand Soviet-era metro stations on a guided small-group tour
  • Ride between stations with ease, with a guide to explain their decor
  • See statues, murals, mosaics, and more, and uncover their Soviet symbolism
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Moscow Metro Underground Small Group Tour
US$53 per adult
US$66 Save US$13.30
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Moscow Metro Underground Small Group Tour
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Overview
Moscow’s metro stations perfectly encapsulate Russia’s bygone Soviet era, but exploring them without a guide won’t do them justice. This small-group tour takes you to key stations to view their statues, murals, and ornamentation, and provide the lowdown on their history and Soviet symbolism. ‘Blini’ pancakes and a trolleybus to see two of Moscow's Stalinist-era ‘Seven Sister’ skyscrapers make your tour complete. Metro and bus fares are at your expense.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Moscow and descend into the metro system at Revolution Square station.

Take a tour of its vestibules, famous for their bronze statues depicting Soviet-era figures such as soldiers and peasants, and hear about their symbolism from your guide.

Then, ride the metro (own expense) to other impressive stations. Check out mosaics, pillars, chandeliers, and murals of Soviet leaders as you learn of the propaganda machine behind them, and listen as your guide tells personal family stories of life under the Soviet regime.

Back at street level, refuel with blini pancakes and a drink, and ride an electric trolleybus to see two of Moscow's seven Stalinist-era skyscrapers, dubbed the ‘Seven Sisters.’ Gaze at the 1954-built Aviators’ House and Ministry of Foreign Affairs towers, and learn some of the stories associated with these imposing buildings.

Your tour finishes at a nearby metro station.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Excellent, very informative

I had Maria as my guide for the metro underground tour. An excellent tour, learnt so much from the different stories, ideas and background behind many of the art work and architecture at many of the stations. You'll finish with an appreciation of the metro...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 4 days ago
Escapades in the underground

How to justly describe the journey in the heart of Russia through the heart of a Russian (Olga)? In the shadow of Pushkin, the mothertongue unfolds, eloquently stitched from the finest of cloth. As he moved Russia so too was he moved. From the gardens,...More

1  Thank Etienne v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour of the Metro

We really enjoyed our tour of the Metro today. Yulia was informative, charismatic, and spoke perfect English. She answered my questions and explained the history behind what we see today. Every time I take the subway now, I appreciate it much more. Highly recommend it.

Thank YaelBarZion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Underground Metro tour, Moscow

It was just Yulia and I on the tour and it was very interesting. I found out about the origins of the certain statues and paintings on the Underground stations. You wouldn't notice a lot of these things were there. Yulia was very passionate about...More

1  Thank Matthew P
OlgaExplorussia, Владелец at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Matthew, Thank you for reviewing our Moscow Underground Tour! Yulia is very passionate about her job and lucky you to have a private tour that day. Really special. Moscow metro is one of the most significant examples of Soviet architecture and full of history.....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic way to experience Moscow!

The metro has a fascinating history and is stunningly beautiful. Our guide, Olga, took us to some of the key stops and pointed out the important aspects of each stop. We heard about the origins of the bronze statues (and the superstitions surrounding them), saw...More

2  Thank ErinMee
OlgaExplorussia, Владелец at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Erin, Thank you for your thoughtful and very detailed review. There are so many facts you have taken from this tour, I am impressed! That means Olga is a great storyteller! We are glad you have appreciated combining history and personal stories by Olga,...More

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