Exclusive tours in Moscow
“Walking along Petrovka”
Excursion-walk, the route of which passes along the old Moscow street Petrovka and the surrounding lanes, located on the right bank of the Neglinka River. Buildings built during the last 6 centuries of Moscow history coexist wonderfully here. An old monastery with temples of the 16th-17th centuries, where angels live on the windows of the monastery buildings, and opposite the 18th century palace across the road, which houses a museum of modern art, next to which an example of Russian constructivism rises above the old shops of the 19th century, and the horizon line is closed by modern glass skyscrapers. Here is the famous Petrovka 38 and the Bolshoi Theatre, and between them the street is crossed by the Kuznetsky Most – the street of French fashion shops and expensive shops. Here, like nowhere else, you can feel the spirit of the old city, touch its history, feel its modern rhythm and pulse.
Duration: 3 hours.
“On Gorky Street”
Excursion along the route of military parades and May Day demonstrations. The tour starts from Red Square and goes along Sovetskaya Street in Moscow, which rises to Pushkinskaya Square. Here, in the 1930s, the reconstruction of old Moscow began, here entire buildings were moved to expand the street, legendary Soviet shops are located here to this day, and the facades of houses are decorated with five-pointed stars and other Soviet emblems. Here lived: Lyubov Orlova and Oleg Efremov, Korney Chukovsky and Alexander Vertinsky, the author of the novel “How the Steel Was Tempered” Nikolai Ostrovsky and the hero of “The Tale of a Real Man” pilot Alexei Maresyev, Robert Rozhdestvensky, Grigory Gorin and many others who made the glory of Soviet art.
Duration: 3 hours.
The tour introduces the history of the Moscow metro and the most famous stations built in the 30s – 70s of the last century, many of which are recognized as objects of the cultural heritage of Russia. The program includes a detailed acquaintance with several stations-palaces, distinguished by the originality of the architectural solution, as well as the luxury and elegance of the interiors. Among them are the most famous: Mayakovskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya, Revolution Square. More than 60 types of natural stone, marble, granite, semi-precious stones were used in the decoration of the stations. In addition to them, bronze casting, ceramic tiles, stucco molding, and colored glass products were used. Many stations are decorated with art objects: sculptures, mosaics, frescoes and stained-glass windows, made according to the sketches of the best artists of the USSR.
Duration: 2 hours.
“Walking Over the Underground River”
Moscow is a city not only with a rich history and luxurious architecture, but also with amazing geography. Its territory is cut by dozens of rivers and streams. Over the long history of the city, most of them were hidden in underground sewers. The most important of the Moscow underground rivers is the Neglinka. On its high bank above a small waterfall, Moscow was born in the 12th century. Once upon a time, the walls and towers of the Kremlin and Kitay-gorod were reflected in the waters of the Neglinka. Red Square smoothly descended to its winding channel. Estates of influential nobles stood on its banks, and craft settlements upstream. Moving from the mouth of the Neglinka up its valley, you can go through the most beautiful and interesting historical quarters of the city.
Tour duration 3 hours
“Mokhovaya – Volkhonka”
These two old streets “Zaneglinya” in the numerous plans for the transformation of the city in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries were to become part of its main artery. Here, literally every building is a noteworthy architectural masterpiece and historical monument. Fashionable hotels, elite apartment buildings and public buildings, luxurious estates of the highest aristocracy, temples of different centuries, the secrets and mysteries of their inhabitants make up the unique charm of the city, whose name is Moscow.
Duration: 3 hours
In modern Moscow, it is difficult to see the majestic and rich medieval city as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries. It seems that there is almost nothing left of that Moscow. Almost. But if you go from the very center, from the zero kilometer mark through the Resurrection Gate to Red Square, go to Vasilyevsky Spusk and turn onto the old Varvarka Street, follow it to the end and climb Ivanovskaya Gorka, then an invisible time machine will take you 400- 500 years ago and the ancient city will share its secrets with you.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.
“Arbat far and wide”
Amazing architectural treasures of the old city, its wooden houses and luxurious mansions, many of which are now considered world-class masterpieces, lurk on the Old Arbat and in the quiet surrounding lanes. Here, the palaces of 18th-century Moscow nobility and successful 19th-century businessmen sit side by side with magnificent examples of 20th and 21st-century middle-class commercial housing. The best architects of their time worked on their creation. Their buildings reflect all the most fashionable trends and trends in architecture, from classicism to avant-garde and now popular historicism. There is no better place in Moscow to learn how to read and understand the meaning and symbolism of architectural decoration. There are many urban legends about Arbat houses and their inhabitants. Many of the “citizens of the Arbat” left a noticeable mark in the history and culture of our country.
Duration: 2 hours 40 min.
“Patricks and environs”
Patriarch’s Ponds is a special place for Moscow. For contemporaries, it is inextricably linked with Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita. Here, on the bank of the pond, the action of the novel begins and incredible and very dramatic events take place that determined the plot of the novel. One of the most interesting characters in the immortal novel is Moscow in the 1920s. Many of the buildings described by Bulgakov are located near the Patriarchs. All of them miraculously survived to this day and their examination is the main theme of the tour. Time has spared this part of the city. Moscow here has remained almost the same as it was a century ago and looks very European. Walking in this part of the city is both pleasant and informative. Many architectural masterpieces built by such luminaries as Fyodor Shekhtel, Ivan Zholtovsky and many other famous and talented masters are concentrated in the Patrikov district. It so happened that in this part of the city there lived many talented people who left their mark on our literature. In addition to Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov, Maxim Gorky, Alexei Tolstoy, Alexander Blok, Alexander Fadeev, Osip Mandelstam, Andrey Platonov lived here.
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes.
“Prechistenka, Ostozhenka – the Golden Mile of Moscow from Catherine the Great to our days”
A tour of one of the status and expensive areas of the city. Wealthy Muscovites settled here since the 18th century. Their high position and financial capabilities have made it possible to create here one of the most beautiful districts of the city. Here, literally every building is of historical and architectural value.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.
The tour passes along the main streets of Zamoskvorechye, an old, rich in history and well preserved to this day, Moscow district. He managed to survive the construction boom of the early 20th century, the Stalinist reconstruction, and the dashing 90s without serious losses. Here, among the merchant’s mansions, tenement houses and ancient temples, it is easy to feel the spirit of the old city, immerse yourself in its leisurely and calm atmosphere.
Duration: 3 hours.
“Bronze inhabitants of Moscow”
A tour dedicated to urban sculpture, which generously decorates the streets, squares, squares and boulevards of the capital. Created by the best sculptors of the country, the monuments reflect the history of Russia and its main city, and at the same time the main political, cultural and artistic trends of their time. Sculpture forms the urban environment on a par with architecture and can tell a lot about famous Muscovites, representing the pride and glory of their city. The complex history of the creation of many monuments is sometimes dramatic, and sometimes comical. The tour will allow you to look at Moscow as an open-air art museum.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.
“From Solyanka to Taganka”
The tour is intended for people who are in love with Moscow and its architecture. Her route runs along the slopes of two of the seven famous Moscow hills. Muscovites traditionally call them slides. It starts at the foot of the Ivanovskaya Hill, winds along its slope, descends to the Yauza River, and then climbs the Shvivaya Hill. Since ancient times, craft settlements have been located on the slopes of hills, where potters and boilermakers, silversmiths and coiners, purses and blankers lived and worked. Here you can see magnificent examples of buildings of all architectural styles traditional for Moscow of the last three centuries, which perfectly coexist in the neighborhood with each other.
The duration of the tour is 2 hours 45 minutes.
And dirt, and princes in gardens and pancakes (Maroseyka Street and Pokrovka)
Where Mayakovsky fell under the woman. (Myasnitskaya from Lubyanka to Boulevard Ring)
The stake is deeper than headquarters. (From Myasnitsky to Red Gate)
Humpback slalom at Ivanovskaya Gorka. (Lane Spasoglinishevsky, Petroverigsky, Starosadsky)
Down the river along Rachka. (Lane Kolpachny, Khokhlovsky, Podkopaevsky, Khitrovsky, Trekhsvyatitelsky)
Tractor driver on the royal throne. (Chistoprudny Boulevard)
“Khitrovka”, “Zhivoderka”, “Razgulyay” in one bottle. (Pokrovsky Boulevard)
We leave gardens in the seas and skies. (From Boulevard to Sadovoye: Gusyatnikov lanes, Ogorodnaya Sloboda, M. and B. Kharitonevsky, B. and M. Kozlovsky, Boyarsky, Khoromny dead end)