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Moscow Driving tour

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  • Car/minibus tour
  • Half day tour
  • Private tour


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You have a chance to see most of the significant Moscow sights in short time! We provide comfortable a car and a professional guide. If you visit Moscow in winter, this is the best solution for you!

Sparrow Hills, or Vorobyovy Gory, located in Moscow’s south-western area, provides you excellent view of Moscow. Vorobyovy Gory are 80 meters above the city level and is located across the Moscow River from Luzhniki Stadium.  Vorobyovy Gory is considered one of the seven hills of Moscow. It’s a nice spot to see the skyline of Moscow and on weekends it’s an area for celebrating weddings; in the evenings it becomes a place for bikers to show their skills.

Nearby is one of the oldest Russian institutions of higher education, Moscow State University (abbreviated as MGU) was established in 1755. The university originally was situated on Red Square from 1755 to 1787. During the rule of Catherine the Great it was moved to Mokhovaya Street. In 1950s the main block of buildings, which we can see now from the Sparrow Hills, was built.

Victory Park was completed in the mid1990s. It is located on the Poklonnaya Gora (Hill), where Napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the city when his army was surrounding Moscow in 1812. Here you can see, monuments, fountains, military equipment; a memorial mosque, synagogue, church, museum, and the Eternal Flame. The Triumphal Arch is nearby is a symbol of victory in the Patriotic War of 1812.

Novodevichy Convent (Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery) is an Orthodox convent in Moscow. Novodevichy Convent was founded by Grand Prince Vasiliy III in 1524, in gratitude for taking conquering Smolensk in 1514.  The oldest structure in the Convent, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk, is dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, the “Protectress of Russian Borders.”. Now Novodevichy Convent is both a monastery and a branch of the State Historical Museum.

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is one of the central places to celebrate big Russian holidays like Victory Day, City Day, New Year, Christmas, and the Maslenitsa festival. During these days, special entertainment and concert programs are organized in the park. The park also holds a number of its own events. Gorky Park is a leisure destination for the citizens of Moscow

Krymsky (Crimean) Bridge is the only suspension bridge in Moscow. It was constructed in 1938, being a part of Stalin’s reconstruction of downtown Moscow. It carries Sadovoye Koltso highway (the Garden Ring) across the Moscow River.

Near the Kremlin, on the Moscow River, you can see the enormous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, which is the biggest church in Russia. The existing building is a reconstruction.. The original cathedral was erected as a gratitude for saving Russia from the Napoleonic invasion. Its construction lasted for almost 44 years. The cathedral was then destroyed in 1931 by Stalin. It was rebuilt in the same place with the same name during 1994- 2000.

Hotel Ukraina (Radisson Royal Hotel), which is 198 m high, is one of the “7 Sisters,” tiered neoclassical towers built by Stalin between 1947 and 1953.

We drive along the Garden Ring, a circular road surrounding central Moscow. Its course corresponding to what used to be the city ramparts and moat , surrounding Zemlyanoy Gorod in the 17th century.

Then we go to the Big Theatre (the Bolshoi Theater) was opened in 1856, on Tsar Alexander II’s coronation day. The Bolshoi has undergone many renovations and the most recent and significant  reconstruction project lasted from l July 2005 to 28 October 2011, during which the theater was closed. The Bolshoi Theatre is a classic symbol and landmark of Russia.

We proceed to Lubyanka Street, that is famous for the KGB and FSB headquarters.

It is impossible to ignore St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) with its fairy-tale look. It was built in 1555-1560 by order of Ivan the Terrible in honor of conquering the Kazan Tartars and victory over the Khanate of Kazan

Arbat, a pedestrian street, where you can buy souvenirs and experience the atmosphere of old Russia, begins near the oldest cinema theater in Russia and stretches to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – one of the 7 Stalin skyscrapers.

At the end of the tour, we pass the place where the famous Red October chocolate factory was situated (it moved out of the city center). Now there is an exhibition hall.


Schedule

Min group-2

Discounts for groups (4 and more)

 

Duration: 4 hours

Days: any

Starts at: 07:00-20:00

Pick up: hotel

Drop off: hotel

Included: bottled water


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avatar - Feb, 16, 2017 -

KMRowlands

My friend & I went to Moscow in June 2016 to visit my niece who studies at the Bolshoi Academy. We had such a wonderful trip and largely because of our private tours with Vladimir. He made great recommendations for our tours, dining and shopping. Vladimir is so easy going & knowledgeable - we felt we made a new friend. We had such a terrific time that we are returning again this June & hope Vladimir will be available to show us some more of his wonderful country.