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Soviet Tour in Moscow

The Fighting Spirit of Russians. Who were the Soviet people?

$157 — 5 hours
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moscow soviet tour

Highlights:

  • Explore a massive Soviet Park VDNKh (or VVC);
  • Experience this special feeling of the good old Soviet times & dark and gloomy Cold War era;
  • Get to the highest spot in Moscow city and one of the deepest metro in the world;
  • Find out the rough truth about the insane 900-day siege of Leningrad (present St Petersburg);
  • Take in the Triumphal Arch;
  • Capture an extraordinary sculpture-memorial to the Holocaust;
  • Join a guided Bunker-42, Cold War Museum tour (optional, not included in the price).
  • See a harmony trio: an orthodox church, a synagogue and a mosque all in one park.

Tour Itinerary

With the 1000-year history, Russia has had a rich portfolio of conflicts, battles, wars. On this Soviet tour, we'll talk about various wars that happened in Russia, focusing on WWII.

 

Mother Russia has undergone a lot in its long life. Since ancient times, Russian rulers have taken nearly all political power into their own hands. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian oppositional movement was deadly set for the total destruction of the ever-lasting tsarist regime. All of Russia got involved in the bloody revolution of 1917 in an effort to abolish the current state of the government and gain freedom for the ordinary people.

 

You will learn about the every-day life of the Soviet people during the bloody Second World War with the Nazis, including the legendary Battle for Moscow, the 900-day siege of Leningrad, the hardships that local citizens went through, the consequences of the war and the scars it left on the Soviet people, as well as why the Cold War happened and what was the fundamental reason.

  • Our mission on the Soviet Russia tour is to find out

  • - How much this 1917 revolution cost the people;
  • - Whether they actually got the freedom they wanted and was it worth it;
  • - What happened over the next 74 years;
  • - Who were the main political communist leaders of the Soviet Union;
  • - Were Russians happy and satisfied with the Soviet Union?

Our tour itinerary will lie in most Soviet areas of Moscow, which are quite spread throughout the city, as very few of them are left. You can choose how much you are ready to live this Soviet life on a 5, 7 or 10-hour tour. Depending on the duration of the tour, you will see part or all of the places below:

If you want to extend the tour, you are welcome to do so by paying $20/extra hour in cash on the tour.

  • Red Square

    Time stands still in Red Square. The Red Square is the heart of Moscow (and whole Russia). Saint Basil's Cathedral will make your mouth drop. If it is from May-October, have a cocktail on the outside terrace and simply people watch! The massive square offers so much to enjoy.

  • Lenin's Mausoleum

    The burial place of one of the most influential communist leaders in the world.

  • Revolution Square Metro Station

    Rub the Soviet dog's nose for good luck and admire the 76 bronze sculptures, devoted to the passionate, strong-willed and patriotic Soviet people.

  • Poklonnaya Hill

    The highest point in Moscow, where Napoleon waited for keys of the city.

  • All-Russian Exhibition Center (VVC)

    With its giant arch, amazing fountain, and huge pavilions of different Soviet Republics.

  • Victory Park Metro Station

    The deepest undeground station in Moscow and one of the deepest in the world.

  • Victory Park

    For an open-air museum as big as 135 ha (1 350 000 square meters), Victory park sure doens't lack diversity. The park is dedicated to the Russian victory in WWII, and was laid out in 1995 in commemoration of 50-year anniversary of victory.

  • Stalin had planned for its construction already in 1941, being sure of victory from the very start of the war.

  • Greeting Hill

    The highest points in Moscow (172 meters), where Napoleon waited for keys of Moscow in vain.

    Triumphal Arch

    Stunning monument consisting of 12 cast-iron columns, each 12 meters high, and weighing 16 tons. Built to mark Russia's victory over Napoleon in 1812.

  • Museum of the Great Patriotic War

    In the city that is as much about wars as it is about victories, there is one essential stopover - the Museum of the Great Patriotic War (that's what WWII is called in Russia). Must-do for those wishing to understand Russia's past and look at the whole war from the different perspective - Russian.

  • The museum is not for the faint-hearted. Here you can see films about the partisan experience, the scenes that will haunt you forever (no subtitles, but they are not necessary).

  • Museum of Contemporary History (from outside only)

    We'll have a glance at Russian life of the XX century in the Museum of Contemporary History, which houses bits of everything from Russian history of XXth century: from English club to a storage of Stalin's presents.

    Memorial to the Holocaust,

    devastating and breath-taking!

  • Bunker 42

    Unleash your inner spy. Highly recommended Bunker-42Cold 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

    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 the Moscow river and catch the views of the Kremlin and Soviet times.‚Äč

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Extra costs (per person):

Entrance fees

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 Soviet 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 Moscow 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 WW2 and Cold War tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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