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Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

  • 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
Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
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Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
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.
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.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Make sure you add this tour to your itinerary!

Our guide was Reilya-she was so knowledgable & made the tour amazing. Every station has a different theme & the architecture, artwork, statues, & mosaics were incredible. The history & stories that Reilya told us at each station were so interesting. I would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of Metro

My friend and I have just done this tour of the Metro. Only 3 in our group, so it was really easy to hear the guide. ILya was so knowledgable, and gave us a wonderful history lesson, along with viewing the fabulous stations. Great experience....More

1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Metro Tour in small group a must

Valentina was our guide for 4 of us so it was wonderful and the pace was nice for us elderly folks. She is very knowledgeable about the Metro stops and shared about herself and life in Russia. We all got to ask questions and it...More

2  Thank mitchell u
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Anna Was Amazing!

Anna our guide for the tour was amazing, her knowledge and great personality made the tour come to life. Her low key and professional approach made to the Metro come into life. Thank you Anna for an incredible and memorable tour!More

1  Thank Russell H
OlgaExplorussia, Владелец at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Russell, Thank you for reviewing Moscow Underground tour. And we are so glad, that Anna made this experience special for you. She is very knowledgeable and turns boring history into thrilling stories. We will be glad to have you on our other tours in...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
One of the highlights of our visit to Moscow

We were lucky enough to spend our first morning in Moscow on this tour with Olga. She was full of pride for her city, enthusiastic and very knowledgable. We learnt so much about the beautifully decorated Metro stations and also the Stalin skyscrapers. But the...More

1  Thank JoBim2
OlgaExplorussia, Владелец at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JoBim, Thank you for this amazing review. Olga is really a great guide. Especially that shhe has this enthusiasm about her native city (being a moscuvite nowadays is a rare thing, believe me!). So she really shares what she admires. And we are glad...More

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2 October 2018|
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Response from thorneta | Reviewed this property |
Teatral'naya or Ploshchad Revolyutsii - both have an exit within 2-3 minutes of the start of the tour
30 September 2018|
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Response from Janice F | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to Revolution Square the tour would be so worthwhile but you should check with Viking re your visa - can you travel separately to the group If you wanted to use the underground it is about 40 minutes to Red... More