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Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour provided by Moscow Free Tour

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Overview
Mystery and Moscow have always gone hand in hand, but uncovering the city’s hidden and often dark past is difficult without a guide. This evening tour leads you around tucked-away suburbs to discover historical stories and sights you’d probably miss if exploring alone. Delve into backstreets and squares, ride the vintage “Annushka” tram, hear tales of murder and criminality, and visit a retro pub for insight into life in Soviet times.
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You'll start at
Памятник Кириллу и Мефодию
Lubyanskiy Proyezd, 25 строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 101000
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  • 1
    Church of All Saints in Kulishki
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Church of St. John the Baptist
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Art Neighborhood Khokhlovka
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Khitrovskaya Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Zamoskvorechie
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    State Tretyakov Gallery
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Metro Novokuznetskaya
Moscow, Russia, 115035
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Highlights
  • Discover a hidden side of Moscow on an evening walking tour
  • Go off-grid and delve deeper into the city’s dark past than you could alone
  • Roam suburbs where crime once ruled, ride the “Annushka” tram, and more
  • Learn tales of murder, mystery, and sorcery that most visitors never hear
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Moscow’s Chistye Prudy district and set out to discover the city’s lesser-known and sometimes darker side. See the monument to 19th-century playwright Alexander Griboyedov, and hear about his gruesome murder in Persia in 1829. Delve into side streets as your guide points out landmarks, and ride the famous “Annushka” tram, as you hear the rumors that surround it, to Kitay Gorod, Moscow’s oldest neighborhood. Arrive in Khitrovka, a hub of criminality in the 1800s. Learn how thieves and convicts reigned here, and hear about the 17th-century count Jacob Bruce, rumored to have dabbled in witchcraft. Visit Kilometer Zero, the point from where Russia’s distances are measured, and follow the tradition of tossing a coin here while making a wish. Uncover stories about the nearby buildings and end the tour by relaxing at the atmospheric Soviet-era Cheburechnaya Café over a Russian beer and snack (own expense).
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Departure Point
Памятник Кириллу и Мефодию, Lubyanskiy Proyezd, 25 строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 101000
Duration
2h
Return Details
Metro Novokuznetskaya, Moscow, Russia, 115035
Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - State Tretyakov Gallery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Flying wrote a review Dec 2019
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This is a good start and an amazing option for those who are unsure where to start from if they're visiting Moscow. Guide Nik was excellent, very informative and helpful. Everything was arranged professionally and worked out well within the period of time mentioned. I spotted
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Елена wrote a review Nov 2019
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Joined to the tour with friend from Germany. All information was absolutely clear and guided us from medieval times to nowadays. We visited some locations in the city center, had a break and finished at the Red square. It was light pleasure tour. I recommend to visit this tour.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Caballero1302 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks a lot for the interesting walk! We enjoyed the explanation and the guidance by Anna.She has a good listening ear as well :-)
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Hessah S wrote a review Aug 2019
Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates13 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour was very well organized yet very spontaneous and flexible. We enjoyed the company of our knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful tour guide Diana. The 3 hour tour has passed too fast as the information given were interesting and exciting. The Tour guide shared
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Kat wrote a review Jul 2019
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thank you so much for organising this tour! WE absolutely loved it! We had Alex as our guide and he was very informative and kept it very live :) Time flew by and we had so much fun! Thank you
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Date of experience: July 2019
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A really interesting insight into Moscow and Russia.
Our tour guide Elena (not sure if that's how it's spelt) was excellent. She was extremely knowledgable and just as
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marisatb
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Great free walking tour!
This was one of the best walking tour i've been on (and i've gone on a lot). The woman tour guide was super great a
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mckennanb
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A MUST DO IN MOSCOW!
I did the free walking tour of Moscow in the morning and then decided to jump on board for the Moscow Metro tour. I
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Nicki C
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Highly recommended Free Tour
Completed the free tour and it was excellent. We learnt so much and saw the highlights around Red Square in our 2 h
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DCGumpy
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Super tour
Elena gave us a private tour. Full of real life insight humour and facts. Absolutely wonderful experience and we en
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isisass
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Great free walking tour with Elena
We are a group of friends and we did a free walking tour of ~2h30 with Elena. It has been fun and instructive, she
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locator1
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Perfect 2 hour tour!
Helena was great. Structured the tour around what I wanted to see and do. She even took me down to the Metro and sh
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Serbiene
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Excellent tour of communist history in Moscow.
Great tour. Guide Alex knowledge was excellent. His delivery of all this information was clear, fun and told in a
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Stuart M
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Sunny Moscow! ☀️
I did a few tours. The Communist tour, free tour, Kremlin tour & alternative Moscow tour. They were all interesti
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MNaija
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Well worth doing
I highly recommend going on this tour. The Moscow metro is something the city can be very proud of. Nikita, my guid
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Cmktripper
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Excellent tour
I found both the tour and guide excellent, the content was interesting, and delivered very well by our guide.
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768brittanym
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Great tour
Such a great tour, and it’s unbelievable that it’s free. Alex was a great tour guide and helped us learn some Russi
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Getaway630703
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Great tour
It was a great tour . I got to know lots of history about russia 🇷🇺 . The tour guide was nice and had a great Eng
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ducl497
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Great Free Walking Tour
We did a free walking tour and had a really fun time. Even though it was freezing cold and snowing, the guide, Alex
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Florian R
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We got a private tour by Nik
We were in Moscow last weekend and we booked few things in advance a this tour as well. The total communication wit
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