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Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides provided by Friendly Local Guides Moscow

Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11498P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private tour, 5 hours each day
  • Multiple start times available
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoot
  • Flexible customizable itinerary
  • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if any)
  • Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers
  • Entry/Admission - State Academic Bolshoi Theater Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Foreign Affairs Ministry
  • Entry/Admission - Patriarch's Pond
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel. Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental. You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
  • Ports:
  • North River Terminal (Moscow)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to big tourist demand, tours in other than English languages might be substituted with English
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preference
  • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour.
  • Kremlin and Armory are closed on Thursdays
  • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private tour, 5 hours each day
  • Multiple start times available
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoot
  • Flexible customizable itinerary
  • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if any)
  • Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers
  • Entry/Admission - State Academic Bolshoi Theater Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Foreign Affairs Ministry
  • Entry/Admission - Patriarch's Pond
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel. Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental. You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
  • Ports:
  • North River Terminal (Moscow)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to big tourist demand, tours in other than English languages might be substituted with English
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preference
  • Kremlin and Armory tickets are not guaranteed if you book less than a week before the date of the tour.
  • Kremlin and Armory are closed on Thursdays
  • Tours in all languages other than English are on request and might be substituted to English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jul. 2020
A note from Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides
We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
Moscow Must-See Tour: Red...
Day 2
Moscow City Tour: Kolomenskoye,...
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4.5
24 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
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45southy
1 contribution
My wife and I booked a 2 day walking tour of Moscow with Kate in August 2018. Kate is very polite and friendly. She is able to tailor her tour to suit your needs, physically and interest wise. Kate is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Moscow and has a real passion for art history. You won't be disappointed.

Keith and Valerie
Written 12 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Keith and Valerie! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are very thankful you chose us. We look forward to seeing you on our tours in other cities.
Written 31 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Li L
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
My husband and I enjoyed the private tour very much. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. We joined a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. I highly recommend to spend a couple days extra with a private tour so you can see and learn more of Moscow.
Written 12 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Li L! Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate it
Written 31 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thenewtons73
London, UK18 contributions
Feb. 2020
We use tour guides when we can to avoid arguing on street corners and to get a local to show us around the city. We were lucky to have Daria as our guide. She had excellent English, a good knowledge of Moscow and was prompt and friendly. Use of Whatsapp to make arrangements was good. Daria also took us out of central Moscow to see a local market.
Only slight improvement would be the communication with viator before leaving. I think Daria was not allocated the job until 2days before we arrived so we had a little uncertainty about getting our requested visit places to see but not a major issue.
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abhishek J
Bengaluru, India27 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Booked this very expensive tour three months in advance. We were supposed to meet our guide in the hotel lobby at 10 AM. 10.30 AM, started calling the local number (no one picked up). Stopped with some 15 calls. Called the viator support number, you will be amazed at how complicated their IVR is, dropped them mail, but lost hope by that time. In the night, got a call from the tour agency that the guide missed the dates. And, was offered an extension of a day or a 10 hour day tour. We didnt have an extra day and doing a 10 hour walking tour was just illogical. Day 2, our guide (Alina) came on time. She was great and we did enjoy spending the day with her but were mentally and physically exhausted to make much of the day. Viator and the local tour guys completely screwed our vacation. Trust me it is not a good feeling when you see your planning of 3-4 months for the vacation go down the drain and the money along with it. It was a bitter experience and while we were not provided any refund, if i can save your vacation, the time spent reliving the horrible experience will be worth it.
Written 11 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Abhishek, We are dreadfully sorry the guide for the first day missed the date. It's a super busy season in Moscow as Moscow's popularity grew dramatically this year because of the World Cup. We're very sorry we missed the Day 1 of this 2-day tour. We contacted you as we read your message and found out about this issue. We had a back and forth texting with yu to see what we can do for you. We were ready to do a 100% refund, but you decided to keep the second day of the tour. Our guide Alina did her very best to make you happy on Day 2 as we fully provided you the second day of the tour. We also issued the 50% refund for the missing day. We are very sorry it turned out to be that way, we never meant to upset you Abhishek. Please accept our sincere apologies and forgive us, if you can. Yours sincerely, Friendly Local Guides
Written 15 August 2018
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ckasai
Island of Hawaii, HI5 contributions
Jun. 2019
Our tour guide, Katherine, is very knowledgeable and informational. She took us to a Georgian restaurant and recommended a very fine Russian restaurant, Dr. Zhivago within walking distance to our hotel. She also showed us several famous Moscow subway stations, etc.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mastaple
Limerick, Ireland156 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
made reservations with them thru Viator 2.5months before the trip. Exchanged several emails with them on the itinerary and made some adjustments for us. 3 days before travel, they canceled "due to fully booked". This left us without tickets or a tour and all the tickets to the sites sold out. No chance to make alternative plans and no offer for alternatives. Very disappointed in Viator and Friendly Local Guides
Written 18 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Mastaple, We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment with us. We were so stressed out this World Cup season in Russia, it was a real tourism boom in Russia like we never saw before and we felt very bad that we had to cancel your tour, but we physically couldn't provide tours to everyone. We apologize for that. We understand your disappointment with us and agree that this is not acceptable. It’s important to us that are customers are more than satisfied and we would like the opportunity to resolve this issue immediately. If you give us a chance, we are intent on making this right and provide you a free tour in Moscow, or a generous discount on any other tour in any city we organize tours in. Please contact us directly through our website, we’ll be happy to assist you with your next tour. I’ll personally make sure you have a great experience with us in any other city you travel tour where we provide tours! Yours sincerely, Alina
Written 27 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamilla P
6 contributions
I enjoyed this tour very much! My guide, Daria, arrived on time at my hotel and we started the tour promptly. I saw a lot in these two days and there’s still so much more that could be seen. Daria was like a travel buddy! She made great recommendations and shared a lot of Russian history with me. This tour is a great way to see Russia if you don’t have a lot of time.
Written 2 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yana
London, UK14 contributions
I was in Moscow for 2.5 days before proceeding with my tour around Golden Circle of Russia. My tour guide Vasily made these two days in Moscow very much fun, engaging and informative. It is the best way to explore Moscow, at your own speed! The first day we did the main tourist attractions like Kremlin, Red Square, Zaryadie, the area around the KGB building and got to the top of the Children’s World. The second day we wandered around Zamosvorechie, Tsaritsino, Kolomenskoe, took a stroll from Zamoscvorechie and finished our tour on Arbat. Vasily added a special touch to the tour popping into the charming local coffee shop Ussi Pusi 😁😁 He has provided me with some great suggestions where I could try Russian cuisine and ideas on exploring Moscow at night. All my questions about the history and the day-to-day life of Moscow have been answered. I would highly recommend this tour if you have limited time in Moscow and would prefer to explore Moscow on your own terms.
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gian A
2 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
This tour is the perfect way to see Moscow! Our primary purpose for visiting Russia was to watch the world cup games but Russia was too beautiful not to explore. We got the 2-day private tour package for us to be able to see more and were fortunate enough to get two amazing guides, Polina and Kaye. They were both very friendly and very knowledgeable about Moscow's beautiful and historical sites. They were likewise very accommodating and flexible, allowing us to adjust the schedule based on what we really wanted to see. There is no better way to see and experience Moscow than through this tour!
Written 9 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Next time you visit Moscow we’ll take you on a free 2-hour tour to express our gratitude for your wonderful review! Yours sincerely, Friendly Local Guides
Written 27 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg B
Budapest, Hungary12 contributions
Jun. 2018
We were in Moscow just before the start of the Football World Cup and were staying in the centre of Moscow. We did this walking tour over 2 days starting in our hotel on each day. We had 2 young ladies, 1 was Tatiana and unfortunately I do not remember the name of the other. Both were extremely well educated one having studies arts in Paris and the other was a journalist. Their english was excellent but they also spoke French and Spanish. The tour involves long walks around the city, the Kremlin, St Basils Cathedral and Gorky Park spread over the 2 days. Our guides knowledge of the history of their country and the places we saw helped us understand the Russian culture much more than when we arrived. A big thank you to both ladies.
Written 25 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ali_M890189
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Lovely tour with Tanya. One of the best experiences I had in my business trips
A great day. In red square, kremlin and Moscow mesmerizing subway stations and other places. She was so passionate
magalimy
magalimy
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Excellent Private Tour of Must see Places of Moscow with Tanya
We had an excellent tour guide who spoke perfect English and who was super energetic and passionate in sharing her
David C
David C
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Poor planning, and too much cost for not enough value
This tour could have been great, however it was coordinated entirely wrong. First, I will say our guide Vasily was
Umzayed_Abdulla
Umzayed_Abdulla
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Moscow history
The Kremlin was so beautiful and the metro station too many stories behind the drawing and pictures.Tanya was very
TheoDeNiro
TheoDeNiro
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Great experience and Awesome Photos
This tour was great. The tour guide met me at my location and took me to the sites via the metro. Overall great exp
D4483
D4483
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Very professional, very nice tour
Tanya came to pick me at my hotel and we went then for a 3 hour tour in the city center by night. This was really g
rohini_banerjee92
rohini_banerjee92
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Amazing experience - highly recommend
I chose this tour cause I was on a solo trip and had nobody to take my pictures, however the pictures taken by Vasi
202shashanka
202shashanka
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Wonderful experience
Had a great time exploring the city and getting myself clicked in the process. My guide was courteous, fun and help
Excursion46578033451
Excursion46578033451
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Best Guide Ever
Tanya was our guide and she was amazing. She has great knowledge about the country. She stayed with us for extra ti
878inai
878inai
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Best way to see Moscow
Daria was amazing. Very knowledgeable and accommodating to all my needs. She went out of her way to help me, I’m gr
Johnkeyser
Johnkeyser
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Super tour with super guide
In one day we saw whole the city most valuable sites on foot. By car would have taken us more time. Don’t forget th
SherifElAwady
SherifElAwady
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Outstanding Trip
It was a great trip in a great city and I saw many amazing places. The tour guide is very knowledgeable with good
garrycha2806
garrycha2806
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Photo tour
The service was excellent. Very responsive. We are happy with the photo tour. Thinking of using their service again
n0mik0n
n0mik0n
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Highly recommended guide Luba
I had amazing time with local guide Luba. She was fantastic, with very good English, very knowledgeable and very po
jiwonm315
jiwonm315
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Highly recommend for first visit of Moscow
Katya, my first guide and photographer, was very friendly and professional! I had this tour for the first day of my