- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The highest points in Moscow (172 meters), where Napoleon waited for keys of Moscow in vain.
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!
Unleash your inner spy. 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!
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.
|Extra costs (per person):||
(150-1500 rub, depending on your preferences)
|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.