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Are you in Moscow for the first time? You would like to visit the most important sites but also run away from the flooded touristic paths and taste a local lifestyle? If so, than this tour is exactly what you need!

Enjoy all the best Moscow has to offer! Take walking tour around major city attractions (Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM department store, Lenin’s Mausaleum, Tverskaya street), and then take step back from touristic paths to discover authentic local lifestyle and see Moscow in the eyes of new Russian generation!
  • Guided walking tour of Red Square and surrounding must-sees
  • Hassle-free access to Moscow’s top tourist attractions
  • An insider’s take on everyday life as seen through the eyes of a local
  • Informative yet fun overview of Moscow fit for all ages and interests
What to Expect
You begin this guided walking tour in Pushkin Square before making your way down Tverskaya Street, where you duck in and out of places only locals know to get an authentic taste of Russian life. Arriving at Red Square, you'll take in the city’s most iconic buildings—St. Basil’s Cathedral, built by Ivan the Terrible in 1561, and the Kremlin, a  fortress dating back to the 14th century and current home to the Russian president. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll also check out Lenin’s Mausoleum, home to the mummified body of the former soviet leader; the Bolshoi Theater, where the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet performs; and GUM, Russia’s largest and most luxurious department store.
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Departure Point
Pamyatnik A.s. Pushkinu, Tverskaya St, Moskva, Russia, 125009
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Red Square, Krasnaya ploshchad', Moskva, Russia, 109012
  • Group tour (up to 12 ppl)
  • Local guide
  • Snack and drink
  • Entry/Admission - Cheburechnaya USSR
  • Entry/Admission - Tsiferblat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
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 weeks ago

We searched online for a tour company that would customize a tour to our specific needs -- Moscow & Saint Petersburg and Kostroma to visit our son's former orphanage. We are so thrilled to have found ExploRussia. They were awesome to work with (shout out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daya showed us Moscow in a way that we could never have otherwise seen. We were the only 2 that day, so it was a really special tour. We visited the main sites in the centre and Red Square but did not spend too much...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank johngJ8566BC
Reviewed 25 April 2019

It is a nice walking tour to several minor attractions and it is a good lesson to the local history and local life. It will NOT lead you inside Kremlin and any major museums or cathedrals.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PingY89
Anna_ExploRussia, Owner at ExploRussia Company - Moscow Day Off-the-Beaten-Track Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Thank you very much for your review!

Reviewed 27 February 2019

Valya did a great job navigating us through all the key must-see sites and also getting off the beating track a bit to ski in Sokolniki Part and do some ice skating in the Red Square rink. I really appreciated how she knew the best...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rocklobs
Anna_ExploRussia, Owner at ExploRussia Company - Moscow Day Off-the-Beaten-Track Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour with Valya and got some proper Russian winter experience too!

Reviewed 8 February 2019

This was our favourite tour of all the tours we booked during our 4 week trip to Russia. it was fascinating to discover all the interesting bits of local history we were told about and shown. We would never have got to see, explore and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne M
Anna_ExploRussia, Owner at ExploRussia Company - Moscow Day Off-the-Beaten-Track Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Dear Anne, thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you on our tour.

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