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Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour

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Overview
Moscow’s metro stations perfectly encapsulate Russia’s bygone Soviet era, but exploring them without a guide won’t do them justice. This small-group tour takes you to key stations to view their statues, murals, and ornamentation, and provides the lowdown on their history and Soviet symbolism. Sampling blini pancakes and riding a trolleybus to see two of Moscow's Stalinist-era “Seven Sister” skyscrapers makes your tour complete. Metro and bus fares are at your expense.
Highlights
  • View Moscow’s grand Soviet-era metro stations on a guided small-group tour
  • Ride between stations with ease, with a guide to explain their decor
  • See statues, murals, mosaics, and more, and uncover their Soviet symbolism
  • Limited to 12 for a small-group feel, with blini pancake snack included
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Moscow and descend into the metro system at the Revolution Square station. Take a tour of its vestibules, famous for their bronze statues depicting Soviet-era figures, such as soldiers and workers, and hear about their symbolism from your guide. Then, ride the metro (own expense) to other impressive stations. Check out mosaics, pillars, chandeliers, and murals of Soviet leaders, as you learn of the propaganda machine behind them. Listen as your guide tells personal family stories of life under the Soviet regime. Back at street level, refuel with blini pancakes and a drink, and ride an electric trolleybus to see two of Moscow's seven Stalinist-era skyscrapers, dubbed the “Seven Sisters.” Gaze at the Aviators’ House and Ministry of Foreign Affairs towers, and learn some of the stories associated with these imposing buildings. Your tour ends at a nearby metro station.
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Important Information
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pancake snack and drink
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets for public transport
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Allana C wrote a review 7 Dec.
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I did the Urban Adventures Moscow Underground tour on my first day in Moscow. It was a great way to learn more about the history of Moscow and my guide, Elena was absolutely fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Elena also helped take photos
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Janita L wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Me and my mum took part in two walking tours with our guide Maria. Both were fantastic but the underground tour was great. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and would highly recommend.
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Janita, Thank you a lot that you found a time to write such a nice words. We will be happy to see you again!
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yaseen h wrote a review Oct. 2019
1 contribution
This was one of the most amazing tours i ever took, it was fun, exciting , informative and historically accurate; malvina our tour guide is a force of nature by herself, she is funny, educated , cultured and russian to the core. She made us want to move to Moscow. This tour is
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 28 Oct. 2019
Dear Yaseen, Please, Moscow is one of the best places to live! :) It is great that your experience brought you to such nice idea:) We will pass your words to Malvina.
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Liz F wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Thanks Elena, you made our tour of the Metro on September 25th a great experience, everything we hoped for. Amazing as the Metro is, it was Elena’s knowledge & warm sharing of her pride & love of Moscow that most impressed us. Unforgettable & highly recommended
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 17 Oct. 2019
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your feedback! Elena will be happy to read such nice words. Hope to see you again on our other tours.
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Kenneth A wrote a review Oct. 2019
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The tour was hosted with the pride and knowledge of a local. Descending into the depths, the tunnels packed with commuters going about their daily commute were dramatic, noisy and very exciting. The Underground is a masterpiece like no other in the world; the artworks and
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Metro Underground Small-Group Tour
Responded 17 Oct. 2019
Dear Kenneth, This is the most poetic review which we ever got! We are very grateful for such amazing discription of your experience! Will be happy to see you again.
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Key Details
  • Moscow Metro, Moscow Urban Adventures, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h
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