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2-Day Tour in Moscow
With a Friendly Guide

Moscow local life. Old and Modern.

$277 — (5 hours each day)
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2 days in moscow

Highlights:

  • Get to know the giant Moscow.
  • Learn the most fascinating facts and stories about our city.
  • Find out why Moscow is so different from the rest of the world.
  • Savour delicacies from different Russia regions in a traditional restaurant.
  • Peek inside Cold War museum.
  • Climb up the tallest Ostankino Tower in Moscow.
  • Soak in the Enchanting Beauty of the Palaces of Russian Tsars.

2-Day Tour Itinerary:

This Moscow in 2 days tour gives you a quick glance at some of the most interesting Moscow sights, the metro, the people, the streets, and the local Russian life.

Get a glimpse of what Moscow is about and how it is so different from the rest of the world.

Discover and experience historical landmarks as well as places that are popular among locals. This Moscow two day tour will give you an idea of how Muscovites live, what they do, and where they go.

Climb up the tallest Ostankino Tower in Moscow before sunrise and watch the dawn. This is the tallest point in Moscow that offers an enlightening experience.

Experience the excitement of taking a (luxurious) river cruise.

Must-see in Moscow:

  1. The Kremlin.
  2. Red Square.
  3. Kolomenskoe Park.
  4. Tsarino Parks.
  5. Tretyakov Gallery.
  6. Metro in Moscow.
  7. Novodevichiy Monastery/Cemetery.
  8. Observation Platform on Sparrow Hills.
  9. Victory Park.
  10. Museum of the Great Patriotic War.
  11. 1812 Museum.
  12. Museum of Modern Art.
  13. State Historical Museum.
  14. Museum of Moscow.
  15. Museums of Contemporary History.
  16. Arbat street.
  17. Gorky Park.
  18. Sculpture Park.
  19. Izmailovo Flea Market.
  20. Kitay Gorod (Historical Old Town).
  21. Stalin skyscrapers.

Sample Itinerary: 

Day 1 in Moscow

10.00 am Pick up at the port or hotel

11.00 Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM

12.00 Armoury

1.00 Kremlin cathedrals

1.45 Lunch in Korchma Mokhovaya (Ukrainian  traditional cuisine)

2.45 Alexander Garden

3.00 Going back to the hotel or your guide will leave you at any centrally-located place you wish

 

Possible options for extension of the tour:

3.00 Coffee in the O2 bar for iconic views of the Kremlin and the City

3.30 Tverskaya Street, Kamergersky Lane, Bolshaya Dmitrovka, Kuznetsky Most Street, Petrovka Street, Stoleshnikov Lane

4.00 pm Drop off at your hotel or Viking ship (by metro or taxi)

4.00 Eliseev Store, metro to Teatralnaya Square

4.40 Bolshoi and Maly Theatres, Lubyanka (+ view  point on the roof of the Children’s World Store) and Myasnitskaya Streets

5.15 Tea House in Myasnitskaya Street, Chistoprudny Boulevard, Pokrovka Street (tea at Tziferblat anti-café, very popular among young locals)

6.30 Gorky Park, Muzeon, Ostozhenka Street (Moscow’s Golden mile, fine examples of Moscow Moderne)

7.00 pm Drop off at Gorky Park or getting back to the hotel

Day 2 in Moscow

10.00 am Pick up at the port or hotel

10.45 Kolomeskoye Park with its exhibitions and the architectural ensemble of the 16-17th centuries

12.15 Arbat street, a meal in Varenichnaya (Russian cuisine) or Genazvale (Georgian cuisine)

2.00 Nikitsky boulevard and Bolshaya Nikitskaya streets (the church where Alexander Pushkin got married), Malaya Nikitskaya and Spridonovka streets (Moscow Moderne), Tverskoy boulevard, Malaya and Bolshaya Bronnaya Streets + Patriarch Ponds (Mikhail Bulgakov’s places)

3.00 Going back to the hotel or your guide will leave you at any centrally-located place you wish

 

Possible options for extension of the tour:

4.00 Coffee break at Marivanna,  with an interior of a Soviet-time apartment

4.30 Metro tour

5.00 Christ the Savior’s Cathedral

5.30 Patriarch Bridge with panoramic views of Kremlin

6.00 Red October artistic cluster, Prechistenka Street (one of the oldest in Moscow, a mix of architecture from the 17th to the 20th century, Leo Tolstoy’s places)

7.00 pm Drop off at a local cafe/bar or getting back to the hotel

Info

NO commission
NO prepayment
Payment in cash at the beginning of the tour.
Extra costs (per person):

Entrance fees

(Kremlin - 500 rubles, Armory - 700 rubles, Diamond Fund - 700 rubles)

Lunch/Dinner

(150-1500 rub, depending on your preferences)

Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 10
Meet up & End location: lobby of your hotel
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your Moscow in 2 days tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 20 USD per an extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + A friend in Moscow.
  • + Private & customized tour.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. Discounts on weekdays (Mon-Fri).
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular Moscow scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + Good value for souvenirs, taxis, and hotels.
  • + Expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time in Moscow.

*This Moscow tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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  • Had a great time in Moscow with Friendly Local Guides. They were very professional in customizing my tour, choosing the places for meals and advising places to see after the tour. Thanks a lot!

    Marishka Korchitska, Bratislava, Slovakia, Oct 15, 2016

  • Two days in Moscow Two days in Moscow Very rarely you come across people who are passionate about their work. Our guide was very knowledgeable about her history and gave us a very good insight to it. She designed a well planned itinerary from our huge list of places to see and we covered all of them and even more! We saw places we never would get to on our own because we simply don’t know, so it was a great experience of having a local guide and a friend in Moscow.

    Irma W, London, Great Britain, Aug 11, 2016

  • We are interested to visit Moscow in August 2016 for 10 days will you please suggest the best deals with 5 star hotels, travelling facility with full day guide who stay with us. We are approx. 15 members. Waiting for your positive most discounted tariff rates.

    Rahul, India, May 09, 2016

  • Friendly Local Guides is extremely flexible and pleasure to deal with. Our tour was organized in advance with detailed itinerary based on our request and preferences. Every single detail was thought over and the timing was flexible. We loved it, thank you!

    Mia Roses, Barcelona, Spain, Jan 12, 2016

  • It was our great recent pleasure to spend two days in Moscow with "FLGM" touring the sights of Moscow. Our guide was very fluent in English, took us to the main points of interest as well as some unusual museums and sights that are normally outside the scope of what guides for foreign tourists provide. We could not have been happier! We struck up a friendship with our guide that has continued since our return to the USA, and I trust we will have more opportunity to work with her in the future! Thank you, Alina and thank you, FLGM!

    Will M, New York, Sep 28, 2015

  • While visiting Moscow for business I decided to extend my trip by a couple days in order to go sightseeing. However, lacking any Russian language skills I was completely intimidated until I found Alina. She corresponded with me via email and took the time to understand what I was hoping to see while visiting and tailored the two day tour just for me. I saw all the main sights and even experienced some local insights most tourists would never see. I was so happy to have found Alina and have remained friends with her to this day, she truly is a friendly local guide.

    John, Easton, Sep 28, 2015

  • as I have already heard about alina and her tour, honestly I really wanted tow days tour with alina, however 10 hours walking tour with Masha seems as walking with my young sister (very organized, self confident and of course very clever). I enjoyed my travel, Moscow is a beautiful city. Alina, Masha I wish you all the best. thanks a lot. Lakehal Ali your friend from ALGERIA.

    Lakehal A, Algeria, Sep 15, 2015

  • I had a good 2 hour tour with Monika............. 5 out of 5! we walked a lot and saw a lot, and she was very well prepared. Enjoyed the tour very much.

    Brent Smith, USA, Aug 06, 2014

  • Very friendly, nice and flexible guide. Anna is very knowledgeable about Moscow and showed us a lot of beautiful sites and provided us with many fun facts about the people and culture in Moscow. We sincerely thank her for the tour around the beautiful city of Moscow.

    Lynwei Chen, China, Jun 29, 2014

  • Alina made Moscow come alive for us because she taught us to use the metro during visits to the stations. She took us to places where we could explore on our own, she queued for us, she answered any many questions, she gave us excellent history lessons and found delightfully different cafes and restaurants for traditional Russian food. She listed sites she thought important but also listened to our wishes and incorporated these into our days. Thanks to Alina we used our days fully and loved Moscow

    Judith Stewart, New Zealand, Aug 10, 2013

  • Instantly I knew I picked the right guide when I meet Alina: she was smiling full of passion for her city wanting to share not only touristy areas but Russia as seen by a Muscovite in their daily life. Prior to arrival with email she helped me make a two day personalized tour. During the tour she was a lot of fun more like a friend than a guide, not drowning me in historical facts but exploring the city together.  Thank you Alina for such a fun time. It seemed we were long lost friends sharing in the pleasures of the adventures, the sights of the city, swimming in the rain flooded streets and enjoying coffee and chocolate in Moscow's romantic cafe's delighting in each others company. You are the best guide a person could ask for! I can't wait to see you again in February for another fun tour

    Kevin Ruth, Bremerton, Washington, USA, Jul 09, 2013

  • Just spent two days touring in Moscow with Alina. She had great communication with me the 10 days or so before arrival and was very flexible to our desires and had suggestions also. It was our first time in Moscow and we wanted a local guide. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. She met us promptly at our apartment at agreed upon time. She was able to react quickly to the Red Square being closed one day and able to get us into the Kremlin Armory which we could have never done on our own.

    Then the next day we were able to see the changing of the guard at the Kremlin which was a highlight for us. She took us to some nice reasonable restaurants during the two days. She was very energetic and had great insights for us about everyday Moscow. I don't see anyway to see Moscow for the first time without a guide like Alina. She made the whole experience very relaxing..
    I highly recommend Alina and would not hesitate calling her if I get back to Moscow.

    William Haehl, Shelbyville, Indiana, USA, Jun 22, 2013

  • Alina was a friendly and helpful tour guide during my two days in Moscow! I enjoyed my time with her and the information on the sites she was able to take me to, definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a guide in Moscow. Thanks again Alina!

    Ben Bernatchez, Canada, Jun 04, 2013

  • Alina planned and guided me on my tour on the second day in Moscow and I can confidently say that Alina is a very friendly, helpful, and informative guide who speaks very good english. She provided an excellent service and interacted with me as a friend and not as customer which I found to be very pleasant and exceptional. I would definitely choose her as a guide if I decided to visit again.

    Majed Dweik, Damascus, Dimashq, Syria, Mar 24, 2013