Moscow is one of a few cities in the world where life does not stop at night. We invite you to see the brightly-lit main streets and bridges and admire the panorama of the city. Spectacular views are filed with a real magnificence. Traffic is light so you won’t be delayed in reaching your destinations.
The tour begins with The Big Theatre, also known as The Bolshoi Theatre, which holds Russian and international ballet performances and operas.
Next is St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky). A legend says that the Cathedral was named after a holy fool, a man of God, Basil, who was buried nearby. The Cathedral was erected by the order of Ivan the Terrible to mark the capture of Kazan from Mongol forces.
We are on a the famous Red Square, the symbol of Moscow. Its name has nothing to do with communism or with the color. The word ‘krasniy’ (red) once meant just only ‘beautiful’. First Red Square was a market (torg), by the late 16th century it started serving as the main entrance to the Kremlin. During the USSR times, Krasnaya Ploschad was used for military parades. Today Red Square is a place where people gather to celebrate official state events.
Russian State Library (Leninskaya) was founded in 1862. Leninka is the largest library in Russia and the 4th largest in the world. Today the Library comprises a unique collection of Russian and foreign documents in 247 languages, stocking over 43 million items.
Be amazed by the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the tallest Orthodox Church in the world (105 m). The cathedral was originally built to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon, and then it was destroyed in the Soviet period. The Cathedral was rebuilt in the same place during the period of1994-1999. From this spot, you can see many other famous landmarks, for example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one of 7 Stalin skyscrapers.
Walk along Arbat, the 1 kilometer long pedestrian street in the historical center of Moscow. At different times, many Russian artists and writers have lived here. It was the center of aristocratic and bohemian life. Nowadays, the street is one of the most popular places for foreign tourists. Here you can buy souvenirs from the street´s many craftsmen.
Enjoy views while strolling along the embankment of the Moscow River.
You’ll see the remarkable building of the Russian parliament (also called the “White House”) which played a dramatic role in the new country’s development during the early 90s’.
Sparrow Hills (Lenin Hills) has the best observation platform with amazing panoramic views of Moscow, the Olympic Luzhniki stadium, and all 7 Sisters. The Sparrow Hills form a similarly named park, which includes three ponds and much forest. They were named after Vorobyovo Village, which existed there in the Middle Ages.
Now we approach Moscow State University (Stalin’s skyscraper). It was built in 1950s by thousands of workers within just four years. Standing 240 m high with about 33 km of corridors, numerous sculptures and a Soviet emblem, it’s very impressive. Lomonosov`s Moscow State University is leading higher education institute, the national science and culture center, and one of the oldest universities of Russia.
The Victory Park is a huge open-air memorial complex, devoted to the Great Patriotic War (World War II). The park includes endless fountains and monuments with a dominating 142 m obelisk. The whole complex occupies the territory of 135 hectares. The complex was opened to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Victory in 1995. On 9 May (Victory Day in Russia) the park becomes the center of Moscow’s celebrations. Nearby you can see the Triumph Arch, dedicated to the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812, and a statue of one of the best Russian Field Marshals – Kutuzov
Extra Hour price: 1900 rub
Duration: 2 hours
Starts at: 21:00-24:00
Pick up: hotel
Drop off: hotel
Included: bottled water