Embark on an epic journey and discover true locals Moscow and its hidden gems
Do you like to challenge yourself?
Do you want to embark on an epic journey to explore your own Moscow ?
If you really want something special, if you really want to experience Moscow the way locals do, this tour is definitely for you. I will share with you my own very personal view of Moscow and show you some hidden spots.
We will start at a a neighbourhood where I lived for the last 25 years and will slowly evolve towards Moscow city centre. We will sneak narrow courtyards (how locals do) and will do lunch at forty years old 100% authentic Soviet dumpling joint.
We will research
Georgian church and XV century Orthodox monastery
and learn about
Napoleon invasion, modern politics,
7Stalin sisters, Horse Races,
XX century architecture and much, much more.
We will stop for coffee at a nice cafe and will taste pastries with a famous Georgian restaurant, will hunt for the best chocolate candies and visit the best roof-top in town.
It will be Epic and you will never be the same!
8:30am - meeting at our meeting point, transfer on public transport to the start point
8:45am - 10:00am - first part of walk
10:00am - 10:30am * chill with cappuccino at a nice cafe
10:30am - 11:30pm - second part of walk
11:30pm - 11:45pm * Tasting pastries with lemonade
12:00pm - 1:30pm - third part of walk
1:30pm - 2:00pm * lunch at an epic soviet eatery
2:00pm - 3:00pm - next part of walk, metro ride
3:00pm - 3:15pm * tea with gingerbread at a monastery
3:15pm - 4:00pm - final part of walk
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point is at Belaya ploshad (White Square) at the front of Starbucks, here is a link to a google map https://goo.gl/maps/hrdKhmeMVLo
If you take metro, you need to exit from metro station Belorusskaya circle line (Koltsevaya Line) and use to exit to Lesnaya street (not to exit to the train station!)
Find an entrance to the Starbucks.
address: Белая площадь, Бутырский Вал ул., 10 (Butyrskiy val, 10)
End location: We will finish our tour near centrally located metro stations Lubyanka and Kuznetskyi Most
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
We will explore the city by walking and taking public transportation (buses, metro).
Full day Walking tour with a Local guide
Cappuccino to go (or tea)
Georgian pastries with lemonade
Tea with Monastery gingerbread
Public transportation (if needed)
A bottle of Drinking water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 RUB - have some money for lunch
Lunch is not included
Any personal expenses or souvenirs are extra