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Back to USSR: Soviet Moscow with a Private Guide

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Explore the most iconic sights connected to Moscow’s Soviet history. This "Back to USSR" tour is ideal for history buffs and travelers short on time, we will come close to to one of the Stalin's Seven Sisters, visit the Lenin's Mausoleum (if it is open the day of the tour), see a memorial to Soviet labor camp prisoners; visit Revolution Square, scene of the 1917 Russian Revolution; and view the former KGB building and other key sites while your guide describes life under Soviet rule and different opinions on communism. Absorb the grandeur of the Moscow Metro stations built in 1935 -1954 , visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)
Enjoy a break for a traditional Russian lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes with a visit to Bunker 42, a former secret Soviet hideout, before drop-off at your accommodation or somewhere downtown.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Walk past monuments, memorials and museums from Lubyanka Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Solovetskiy Stone, Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow 101000 Russia

The Solovetsky Stone is a monument located in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, across from KGB headquarters. The monument consists of a large stone brought from the Solovetsky Islands, the location of Solovki prison camp, part of the Soviet Gulag system. The monument was erected in 1990 to honor victims of political suppression in the Soviet Union.



Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lubyanka Building, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia, 107031

Lubyanka was originally built in 1898 as the headquarters of the All-Russia Insurance Company. It is a large Neo-Baroque building with a facade of yellow brick.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Ploschad Revolyutsii Close to Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Revolution Square, the scene of hard-fought battles during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Feel the sense of history here, and learn about other chapters of the Soviet past, including Stalin’s Great Purges between 1934 and 1939, the KGB prisons, the tense stand-off of the Cold War and the Soviet Movement for Freedom.



Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Moscow State Duma, Revolutsii Sq., 2/3 Metro Okhotny riad, Moscow 109012 Russia

Learn about State Planning and famous 5-year plans

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Stroll along bustling Tverskaya Street, the city’s main thoroughfare where the buildings were MOVED towiden the roads, and see the Sluzhebny Vhod café and Eliseevsky Gastronum grocery store — both throwbacks to the days of communism.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223 Russia

VDNKh Soviet Park: enjoy walk through largest Soviet park in the words with fountains, marvel at 50 elaborate pavilions, each one dedicated to a former Soviet state, and the Cosmonaut Museum

Duration: 1 hour

Departure:

Departure point:

Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow, 15/1 Mokhovaya Str. Bld. 1, Moskva, Russia, 125009

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all centrally located hotels in Moscow. Just mention it in comments for booking :)

Ports
Northern River Port Moscow

Departure time:

Duration:

4 to 5 hours

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Back to USSR: Soviet Moscow with a Private Guide
Overview:

Explore the most iconic sights connected to Moscow’s Soviet history. This "Back to USSR" tour is ideal for history buffs and travelers short on time, we will come close to to one of the Stalin's Seven Sisters, visit the Lenin's Mausoleum (if it is open the day of the tour), see a memorial to Soviet labor camp prisoners; visit Revolution Square, scene of the 1917 Russian Revolution; and view the former KGB building and other key sites while your guide describes life under Soviet rule and different opinions on communism. Absorb the grandeur of the Moscow Metro stations built in 1935 -1954 , visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and marvel at 50 pavilions representing former Soviet republics at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)
Enjoy a break for a traditional Russian lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes with a visit to Bunker 42, a former secret Soviet hideout, before drop-off at your accommodation or somewhere downtown.

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$134.75

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