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Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

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Overview
Moscow’s metro stations perfectly encapsulate Russia’s bygone Soviet era, but exploring them without a guide won’t do them justice. This small-group tour takes you to key stations to view their statues, murals, and ornamentation, and provides the lowdown on their history and Soviet symbolism. Sampling blini pancakes and riding a trolleybus to see two of Moscow's Stalinist-era “Seven Sister” skyscrapers makes your tour complete. Metro and bus fares are at your expense.
Highlights
  • View Moscow’s grand Soviet-era metro stations on a guided small-group tour
  • Ride between stations with ease, with a guide to explain their decor
  • See statues, murals, mosaics, and more, and uncover their Soviet symbolism
  • Limited to 12 for a small-group feel, with blini pancake snack included
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Moscow and descend into the metro system at the Revolution Square station. Take a tour of its vestibules, famous for their bronze statues depicting Soviet-era figures, such as soldiers and workers, and hear about their symbolism from your guide. Then, ride the metro (own expense) to other impressive stations. Check out mosaics, pillars, chandeliers, and murals of Soviet leaders, as you learn of the propaganda machine behind them. Listen as your guide tells personal family stories of life under the Soviet regime. Back at street level, refuel with blini pancakes and a drink, and ride an electric trolleybus to see two of Moscow's seven Stalinist-era skyscrapers, dubbed the “Seven Sisters.” Gaze at the Aviators’ House and Ministry of Foreign Affairs towers, and learn some of the stories associated with these imposing buildings. Your tour ends at a nearby metro station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Karl Marks Monument on Revolution Square, metro stop: Square of Revolution
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Metro Smolenskaya
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pancake snack and drink
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets for public transport
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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This was one of the most amazing tours i ever took, it was fun, exciting , informative and historically accurate; malvina our tour guide is a force of nature by herself, she is funny, educated , cultured and russian to the core. She made us want to move to Moscow. This tour is
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Yaseen, Please, Moscow is one of the best places to live! :) It is great that your experience brought you to such nice idea:) We will pass your words to Malvina.
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Thanks Elena, you made our tour of the Metro on September 25th a great experience, everything we hoped for. Amazing as the Metro is, it was Elena’s knowledge & warm sharing of her pride & love of Moscow that most impressed us. Unforgettable & highly recommended
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your feedback! Elena will be happy to read such nice words. Hope to see you again on our other tours.
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The tour was hosted with the pride and knowledge of a local. Descending into the depths, the tunnels packed with commuters going about their daily commute were dramatic, noisy and very exciting. The Underground is a masterpiece like no other in the world; the artworks and
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Dear Kenneth, This is the most poetic review which we ever got! We are very grateful for such amazing discription of your experience! Will be happy to see you again.
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Elena transported our small group through time from the 1930’s onwards, fascinating us with the tales behind what we were seeing. The ornate beauty of the stations holds a history of social change, power and propaganda, described excellently by Elena whose passion for her
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Dear Jeanette, Many thanks for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed tour and will be happy to see you on other tours as well.
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Our guide Ilya was super-knowledgeable and friendly and showed us all the secrets and extensive history of the metro. I love the Metro 2033 trilogy (the books and games based in Moscow's metro system), which he knew in detail, making my nerd-dreams a reality. Chandeliers,
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you very much! It is great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your time! Will be happy to see you again in Moscow and in our tours
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By: Moscow Urban Adventures
380 reviews
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uhsigmanu
Plano, Texas
223158
A tour to appreciate the everyday person
When you visit Moscow and you want to really understand how the city has progressed, this tour give you an
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AlisonBMelb
20
Great tour of the Danilovsky food market
Enjoyable tour of the Danilovsky food market with Olga although the start of the tour was delayed. The
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hjholewa
Kingaroy, Australia
6419
A day to enjoy from the top to the bottom- dinner in a nutshell
THE ICONIC SITES WAS EXCEPTIONAL FOR A DAY IN MOSCOW- wonders of the back streets and places.There were some
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philor009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10
Perfect one-day tour of Moscow
This was the perfect one-day tour of Moscow, covering both main attractions like Red Square and hidden gems like a
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trentrice92
10
Incredible tour thanks to Elena!
Myself and my travel partner Tori went on a local sites and underground tour with Elena,our local guide. She was
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yaseen h
10
Amazing tour
This was one of the most amazing tours i ever took, it was fun, exciting , informative and historically accurate;
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Frank M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
40
Good trip
We enjoyed a full day trip with Elena and Maria. They were very courteous and accommodating. The trip to the
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nataliewonders
Los Angeles, California
104
First time in Moscow...I will be back!
I only had about a day and a half in Moscow, so decided to do this all-day tour to make the most of it. I have
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Phil B
Warrington, United Kingdom
80
Great walking tour
My guide was Daya. This was the best walking tour I have been on. It was fun informative and it kept my attention
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onebigmoon31
10
A great way to spend the day!!
This tour with Elena was well above expectations. Elena is very knowledgeable and had some great insights into the
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JOEYs699
10
Great Booze
I WAS HIGHKEY WASTED, alcoholic beverages were fantastic, they had me buzzin off the wall, the nightlife was
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PamCBeck
100
A Great Evening!
This event is a must do! We had so much fun exploring the nightlife and visiting different clubs and bars. We also
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pellissier1973
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2310
Amazing afternoon
We did the Food tour as a family, our two boys aged fourteen and eleven We had an amazing experience. Some of the
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Joshua S
10
Great locations, interesting drinks
Tanya was an excellent guide. The locations we visited all had interesting atmospheres, and she provided great
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Elizabeth F
32
Marvellous Metro tour
Thanks Elena, you made our tour of the Metro on September 25th a great experience, everything we hoped for.
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