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Join-in Tour: Famous and hidden corners Moscow + visit to St. Basil's Cathedral

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A 4-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow with workarounds that only Muscovites know. You will see Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street, Yeliseev store, State Historical Museum, Red Square, visit St. Basil’s Cathedral and taste the city’s favorite fast foods.

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Pushkin Square in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow. It was historically known as Strastnaya Square, and renamed for Alexander Pushkin in 1937. It is not only one of the busiest city squares in Moscow, but also one of the busiest in the world. At the center of the square is a famous statue of Pushkin, funded by public subscription and opened by Ivan Turgenev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1880.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa)

Tverskaya Street is a central Moscow street as well as one of the oldest ones. According to certain historical data, Tverskaya Street already existed in the 12th century. Tverskaya Street is one of Moscow’s most expensive trade streets. It is also a nightlife and entertainment centre.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky

Yeliseev store is the most known grocery shop of Russia. It's located on the Tverskaya street, few blocks from the Red square. Yeliseev family built their fortune on the imported goods, like fruit, olive oil, tea, coffee, vine. It was the first large supermarket type shop of the family, opened in what was the most luxurious part of Moscow.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: State Historical Museum

The building of the State Historical Museum in Moscow is one of the 19th century Russian landmarks and a unique example of the way the national architectural traditions are followed. The foundation of the building was laid in Red Square in 1875. The majestically gorgeous building of the museum with its tall spires and merlons blends well into the architectural ensemble of Red Square.The museum’s 39 halls boast unique interiors where different periods of the history of Russian peoples’ art can be traced.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Manezhnaya (Manege) square is large square near the Alexander’s garden named after Manege – the large structure, currently used for exhibitions. The huge underground mall was constructed here in 1990th, so now it’s a great place for the easy walk or rest. There is a long fountain complex between the square and the garden, inspired by the characters of the Russian fairy tales.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad

The garden is named after the Russian emperor Alexander the 1st. It appeared when Moscow was rebuilt after the war with Napoleon. The garden is located on the place of the Neglinka river, currently hidden underground, which protected the fort’s walls. The most important memorial of the garden is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the eternal flame – Russia’s most important WW2 memorial.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: GUM

GUM is a large mall, located on the Red Square. The current building appeared in the end of 19th century. You can find special ice-cream stalls or the traditional Soviet sparkling water kiosks inside. The galleries of GUM are always decorated according to the season. You can find brands like Prada, Chanel, Gucci etc. inside.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red Square

Red in Old Russian also stands for beautiful. So this name marks the beauty of the square, rather than the color of the Kremlin walls or the Soviet history. The Red square is beautiful by day or by night framed by the GUM building and the tall Kremlin wall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral

Beautiful and ornate St. Basils is what you think is Russia. Dating to the times of Ivan the Terrible, this church is a true decoration of the Red square, which creates the unique Russian feel there. Unlike the similar church in St. Petersburg, St. Basil’s inside is a network of the small chapels, each dedicated to the different saint or holiday. Please note the church has numerous stairs with high steps.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin

Kremlin began as an ancient fortress, which became the historical and cultural center of the country and the office of the president of Russia. A large part of the Kremlin grounds is open for the tourists. The main attractions are the old cathedrals, where Russian tsars from Ivan the Terrible to Nicholas 2nd were crowned (1 cathedral inside visit), as well as Russia’s largest bell and cannon.

Duration: 20 minutes