What You Will See on Moscow City Tour
During Moscow private City Tour you will observe different aspects of the Russian Capital. Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world. It has grown rapidly in recent decades, and, as a result, comprises high-rise suburbs surrounding a relatively compact historic center with plenty of fascinating ancient architecture. Apart from being a major political player on the world stage, Moscow is also an extremely popular city for business and tourism.
Arbat Street will surprise you with human talent represented by arts, handcraft works, music and magic trick performed here.
The Red Square is the main landmark of Moscow, its historical center with breathtaking St. Basil Cathedral.
The Moscow Kremlin is central architectural ensemble, the heart of Russia and symbol of its greatness. The fortified structures of the Moscow Kremlin are best examples of mediaeval European fortifications.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior is the main spiritual center in Moscow.
So- called Sparrow Hills have a legend which will be revealed to you in bird’s eye view at the time you observe Moscow State University Building and Luzhniki stadium.
Victory Park is another sight where you can touch Russian history of old different times. You will enjoy spacious territory full of historical Hills, fountains and monuments dedicated to wars.
Izmailovo complex, so-called second Kremlin is a fantasy which will open you an amazing architecture typical for old times.
You will enjoy exteriors of Bolshoi Theatre, Manege Square, Alexander Garden, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Tverskaya Street, Pushkin Square, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow high-rise buildings such as Administrative office and dwelling house near Krasnye Vorota and Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Smolenskaya Square, VDNKH Park.
Metro is actually a part of sightseeing in Moscow as Moscow metro stations are considered to be masterpieces of architecture.
Details of the Tour
Panoramic Moscow City Tour lasts 5 hours and during this time you will:
- know why that is one of the favorite proverbs “ Moscow is not swayed by tears”
- learn why the Red Square bears this name.
- be told how many towers in the Kremlin
- learn what happened to Moscow during Russian-French War
- know how old Moscow is and where it started its history and development.
- be told where all treasures of the Russian Monarchy including world famous Faberge Eggs are kept in.
- see where the cradle of October Revolution 1917 found its eternal rest.
The History of Moscow City - Russia
Moscow is said to date back eight-and-a half-centuries, with the first references to it in chronicles from 1147. It was built by the Prince of Suzdal- Yuri Dolgoruky on the high Borovitsky Hill where the Neglinnaya River flows into the Moskva River. Later in 1367 Dmitry Donskoy erected great Kremlin ramparts of white stone, henceforward Moscow became known as Belokamennaya (White Stone City)
From its beginnings as a hunting village, it grew steadily into a fortress city, to become later the central point of the whole Russian state.
For centuries Moscow has been a treasure house of carefully preserved national tradition. All the Russian Tsars and Emperors were crowned here in Russia’s main cathedral, the ancient Cathedral of the Dormition. Our prominent rulers of the Russian Empire: Peter the Great and Catherina the Great came to Moscow to celebrate Russian military victories.
Russia’s most intense human aspirations, be they artistic, religious or political, have found their most passionate expression in Moscow. The reflection of these aspirations can be seen in the beautiful architecture created over several centuries, particularly in Moscow’s symbols — the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.