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Total Moscow Iconic Sites and Food Tour

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    This thrill-packed full-day tour combines three of our most popular Moscow tours: Behind the Icons, a shortened version of Moscow Underground and Eat like a Russian.
    The first part of your tour is dedicated to some of the city’s most important Soviet landmarks, including a monument to Pushkin, the avantgarde building of the former main soviet newspaper; and even the first McDonald’s in Russia.
    From there, we’re going 100% authentic with a taste of local Russian fast food. We’ll visit a spot that’s popular for selling chebureks, which are deep-fried pastries filled with minced meat. Wash it down with a traditional Russian soft drink or tea.
    We’ll walk along Tverskaya Street, passing more of Moscow’s main landmarks, such as the monument to the founder of the city and the governor’s house. Along the way, we’ll visit a Russian Orthodox Church, where we can light a candle and, if we’re lucky, listen to some beautiful choir songs.
    Then it’s on to Red Square, where you can spot all the legendary landmarks found in the guidebooks such as Lenin’s Tomb. You’ll also find the GUM department store, with its outstanding interiors and many soviet attributes. And finally, the main highlight of course, the 16th-century St. Basil’s Cathedral, with its bright and colourful domes.
    We’ll stop for a break at this point, so you can go and grab yourself a light lunch (remember to leave room for our food tastings this afternoon!) or a drink. Then we’ll head towards the Danilovsky by metro. On the way, we are going to make a detour around three Moscow metro stations to show off the artistic and architectural masterpieces that are hidden under Moscow’s city streets.
    Finally, we’ll arrive at the tastiest part of our tour — the food market. We’ll start with nature’s bounty: Russian honey served with herbs and berries. Next it’s on to appetisers and you’ll try the freshest cheeses and curd from the Caucasian region. You’ll then try juicy tangerines from Abkhazia if it's winter or delicious apples in summer from the gardens around the city. Then it’s on to two proper Russian delicacies. First is smoked lard, which sounds a bit odd to the western palate, but trust us, it’s rich, fulfilling and delicious! Then, red caviar from the island of Sakhalin, an absolute must-eat while in Moscow.
    Next we’ll time travel to the Soviet era to take a peep at a typical kitchenette where you can taste the secret cure to every Russian’s hangover, salty cucumbers and sauerkraut. After these salty delicacies, a Kvas or fruit-drink will banish your thirst.
    We’ll then head south to explore our favourite dishes from Uzbekistan and Dagestan, pilaf and chudu (bread) with cheese or pumpkin, finishing off with tea and pies. We recommend the sweet pie with poppy seeds. Yummy!
    Happy and full, you’ll be guided to the metro station where your tour will end. Before you go don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A fantastic way to get to know Moscow if you’ve got limited time. Malvina was a great guide- really informative and patient.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rushroosh2017
    Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Rushroosh, Thank you for your feedback! Malvina is a very professional guide indeed. We will pass your words to her.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The best day tour of Moscow! We not only got to see, but learn as well, the history and importance of iconic landmarks, from Pushkin Square, to Tverskaya Street, to the Red Square, and everything in between! Our guide, Valentina, spoke great English and was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank DavidKarpenko
    Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear David, Many thanks for your review! It was great pleasure to meet you! We hope to see you again in Moscow!

    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    Our guide was Valentina, who explained all the city tour details very well. She is very fashinate about her city and showed all the interesting places. The main interesting part of this tour is the Moscow Metro Stations tour. I recommed this to any one...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank baburaog
    Marina V, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your review! it was a pleasure to have you on the tour, and we are glad that you had a great time!

    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    My first excursion and the best I have experienced was in Moscow, Russia! What a memorable day we had. I had visited Moscow for the first time and my trip was short. I must say, within that short space of time, we explored Moscow all...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    AlexandraS3415, Guest Relations Manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    A million thank YOU, dear Eliza for such a detailed review!

    Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

    I only had four days in Moscow and have booked a total of three tours - without a doubt, this was THE best! My guide was Valentina. On the day of the tour, it was raining most of the day but she made all the...More

    Thank MamaPingSG
    AlexandraS3415, Guest Relations Manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Thank you so much for your possitive feedback, we are happy to know, you have enjoyed your Total Moscow tour with Valentina! Hope to see you again!

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