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Moscow Photo Tour

Experience Moscow’s most scenic locations

$157 — 3 hours
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Moscow Photo Tour, Bolshoi Theatre

Highlights:

  • Discover scenic spots of Moscow
  • Enjoy the icons of Moscow in style
  • Explore off the beaten path routes of Moscow
  • Expert commentary as you travel around the city
  • Get 10 professionally edited photos of yourself, and all the rest unedited
  • Savour delicacies from different regions of Russia in a traditional restaurant

Itinerary:

Our goal is to make sure your experience with us is one that you will never forget. Our professional photographer will point out and help you discover the things that are best to be photographed, finding the most photographable and scenic shots - color, sights, and people in their everyday life. This tour will cover all of the main sights of Moscow, as well as some places ‘off-the-beaten-path,’ and a meal at a traditional Russian restaurant, if desired.

We offer private and group photo tours and customize each tour according to your interests. E.g. cityscapes, architecture, people and street photography, etc.

Suggested itinerary for our 3-hour photo walk:

  • Red Square

    St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM, Kazan Cathedral, State Historical Museum and Lenin's Mausoleum

  • Revolution Square and Theatrical Square

    Bolshoy Theatre, Metropol Hotel, Chinese Wall, State Duma of Moscow

  • Alexander Garden

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, fountains, the Grotto, Central Exhibition center, Kutafya tower, Kremlin wall and towers

  • Historic City Center

    Tverskaya street with its beautiful historical architecture, China town (Kitai-gorod), an old historical area of Moscow

  • Most beautiful metro stations

  • All-Russian Exhibition Center (VVC)

    +More places based on your requests! After this 3 hour tour you will receive 10 professionally edited photos and approximately 100 unedited photos.

    If you desire a more elaborate experience, we can create a 5 or 10 hour tour, or a split 10 hour tour over 2 days (5 hours/day). Our photo tour adventure can focus on architecture, people, fashion, lifestyle, even rooftop scenes, and more!

    Great restaurants, historical streets, urban and outdoorsy locations, metro stations, parks, cathedrals, squares, bridges, Kremlin walls, Stalin’s Neoclassical architecture or a river cruise… Experience all of Moscow in an amazing and relaxed photo session, making your Russian story unforgettable!

  • Bunker 42

    Highly recommended Bunker-42, Cold War Museum, explore the place where Khrushchev lived during the Cuban Crisis. Go down 18 floors to a gigantic bunker under Moscow that was designed to withstand a nuclear attack. Watch a short film about the severity of the Cold War. If you lived through the Cold War, you will hardly believe it is possible that you are in Bunker 42! OR Sparrow Hills.

    Sparrow Hills

    Wander through Sparrow Hills and climb up to the highest observation deck of Moscow with stunning views of all seven Stalin’s skyscrapers, including Moscow State University. After that, experience the excitement of taking a river cruise on river Moscow and catch the views of the Kremlin and Soviet times.

Our TOP-20 most iconic places in Moscow, ideal for photoshoot

1. Red Square.

The heart of Moscow and all Russia, in fact. The place for the Kremlin, GUM and Mausoleum.

Spend at least an hour around St Basil's Cathedral - a luxurious temple with ten domes was built in 1561 on the order of Ivan the Terrible - in honor of the victory over the Kazan Khanate.

Drop in GUM for ice-cream, fountain and beautiful views. GUM is the main shopping center of the country. You'll find here countless boutiques, plus the famous "Deli №1» with lots of delicacies.

 

2. VDNKh.

The rivalry between the republics of the Soviet Union in the decoration of their pavilions came to such an extent that the local steel construction resemble palaces and temples.

Don't miss the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman - one of the most famous Soviet sculptures, the standard socialist realism.

Make sure to take a Big Ferris Wheel. One of the highest in Eastern Europe), the rate of turnover is seven minutes, enough to catch breathtaking views of Moscow from the height of 73 metres.

 

3. Alexander Garden.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, "Post №1" and Change of the Guard at the Eternal Flame, which can be seen every day every hour.

 

4. Sparrow Hills.

One of the best viewing platforms in Moscow with height of almost 80 meters. A popular place for honeymooners and bikers.

 

5. Old Arbat.

Old Moscow street is striking in its consistency. Despite numerous fires, reconstruction and destruction, there is still readable history of the city.

 

6. Manezh Square.

One of the most known works of the Georgian architect Zurab  Tsereteli - "Manezhka" - with cascading fountains, giant horses, benches and lighting.

 

7. Moscow Zoo.

The oldest zoo in Russia, which is home to almost 8000 animals. Plus, the Dolphinarium, a terrarium and exotarium.

 

8. Gorky Park.

Boat rental, gazebo, summer theater, and in winter - ice rink with mulled wine. The place to be when in Moscow!

 

9. Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The largest Orthodox Church in the world.

 

10. The State Tretyakov Gallery.

The emblem of Moscow, a page from Russia's history, a pleasant place to stroll, an educational center with excursions, art studios and lecturer.

 

11. Clean Ponds.

Chistoprudny Boulevard - a place that attracts all kinds of social strata and is loved by locals.

 

12. Big Stone Bridge.

The bridge offers a picturesque view of the Kremlin and its surroundings, as well as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

 

13. Monument to Peter I.

King-sized sculpture that received the nickname "Gulliver".

 

14. Tsaritsino Museum-Reserve.

Beautiful park in Moscow with the ancient architecture, chamber concerts and singing fountains.

 

15. Ostankino Tower.

Russian television tower with two viewing platforms.

 

16. Victory Park.

A large memorial complex at Poklonnaya Hill built in honor of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War.

 

17. Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve.

One of the oldest inhabited places in Moscow, and the former summer residence of the city authorities since the XIV century.

 

18. Bolshoi Theatre.

One of the largest theaters in Russia, which was once the stage for Fyodor Chaliapin, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Maris Liepa, Galina Vishnevskaya

 

19. Trimphal Arch.

Monument to the victory of Russian troops over Napoleon that adorns the Kutuzovsky Prospect.

 

20. Patriarch ponds.

Quiet green area in the heart of bustling Moscow.

 

Info

Extra costs (per person):

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 tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 20 USD per 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 tour, 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 tour can be modified to meet your preferences

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  • I had a great day in Moscow with Alina. She communicated with me nicely before the trip to understand what I wanted to do and to plan a good day. She put together a nice mix of important sites along with enjoying some relaxation around a meal and street walking. She listened to what I was interested in and was very flexible and accommodating. The information she provided was interesting, she was helpful but not overbearing. Alina is sweet and you instantly fee you are in the hands of a caring friend.

    Mary Catherine Fish, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA, May 05, 2013