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Stop At: Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby in the morning and start your four-hour private tour to the center of Moscow city. In an air-conditioned comfortable car, you will be driven right to the Red Square and Kremlin.
Red Square - the most famous square in Moscow, architectural and historical monument, which, together with the Kremlin is a symbol of the Russian capital. In 1990, the complex of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square were included in the list of world cultural composition Heritage by UNESCO.
Red Square originated in the late 15th century. In 1493, to stop the constant fires, Ivan III ordered to clean the walls of the Kremlin from the propped up their wooden buildings, and on the east side to arrange a big market.
In Soviet times, the Red Square gained new, sacred to the state values. It began to carry out major country parades and demonstrations, including the Victory Parade June 24, 1945 Mr .. In 1930, the square was designed by architect Shchusev was built of granite Mausoleum of VI Lenin.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central Russia
Built as a fortress in the 12th century, the Kremlin is an official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and the President's office.
The Moscow Kremlin - Moscow's main attractions and one of the most famous architectural ensembles in the world.
The Kremlin has a rich history that reflects the formation and development of Russia. Throughout its history it has repeatedly changed its appearance. In 1156 came the first additional strengthening - shaft. In 1367 the Kremlin became white stone - walls and towers are made of white stone. Brick walls familiar to us the color appeared in 1485-1495, respectively. Modern look Kremlin towers have already received in the XVII century.
In addition to the famous Kremlin towers and walls of the Kremlin are magnificent monuments of Russian architecture of pre-Petrine era. First of all, it is worth mentioning churches that form the Kremlin's Cathedral Square Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel. Belfry "Ivan the Great", the Faceted Chamber and Ceram · Palace is also a symbol of the Kremlin. In the XVIII century in its territory erected building of the Senate, in the XIX century the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Armory. In Soviet times, in the years 1959-1961 was built by the State Kremlin Palace. In 1991 he received the status of the Moscow Kremlin Museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cathedral Square, Moscow, Central Russia
The center of the Moscow Kremlin is occupied by the main and most ancient square of the city, Cathedral Square, which still retains its original medieval architecture. Your tour guide will regal you with the history of Cathedral Square, which was founded founded in the early XIVth century. Wander around the square taking in the different building and admiring the ancient architecture and incredible history of each unique façade. From April to October, you can catch a demonstration in the square of the ceremonial mounting parade of the Horse Guard and Foot Guard of the Presidential Regiment.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great, Moscow, Central Russia
The ensemble of Ivan the Great Bell Tower consists of the church-bell tower of St. St. John Climacus, Assumption Belfry and Filaret Annex. The Assumption Belfry on the ground floor houses the exhibition hall of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, and the bell tower, which itself is a unique monument, shrouded in legends, acts as a very peculiar museum. On the basis of multimedia technologies, Kremlin views of various epochs are being projected, as well as the implemented and unrealized plans for its restructuring. In addition, visitors can access the bypass gallery, which allows them to see the panorama of the Kremlin from a bird's-eye view. The exhibition is open only in the warm season.
After, your guide will accompany you back to your car and you will be driven back to your hotel. Your guide also has a lot of great spots to recommend grabbing a bite or learning a little more about Russia’s long history.
Duration: 1 hour
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Moscow located hotel\hostel Directions: The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby with sign with your name and accompany you to the car on your back way after the excursion ends. Dates: Daily except on Thursday Return point: Your Moscow located hotel\hostel
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very disappointed. This was an extremely expensive 4 hour tour in celebration of my birthday so our expectations were high. Initially we were advised that our tour would commence at 10am from our first hotel. I advised viator that we would be moving to a hotel closer to the sites so THEY changed the start time to 11am. When we arrived at the hotel at 1045am our guide was there and advised us that the tour commenced at 10am and we would have to rush to get to the Kremlin before our entry tickets expired. We almost ran to the Kremlin- so the preliminary discussions never really took place regarding the history. Once inside it was apparent that Svetlana's knowledge of the site and Russian history was excellent - but we were flustered and busting for a loo on the rush there... so it took a while to get back into the mood of the amazing sites before us. The tour then completed at the 3 hour mark with our guide advising us of the location of things in Red Square and the timing of the changing of the guard. There was no need for the climate controlled vehicle promised in the brochure and obviously costed to us. Overall - should have just bought Kremlin entry tickets 10 and read the Lonely Planet Guide - would have saved over 600!!
During this four-hour private tour, your expert guide will share details with you about the Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square that you won't find in the guidebooks. Experience one of the monuments on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and National Heritage. You will see the glorious Red Square, the Cathedral Square, consisting of the Assumption, Archangel's and Annunciation cathedrals, the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe, the Patriarch's Palace, and the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex. Bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes for this short, private excursion around Moscow.