Moscow Layover - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, First Time Visitor, City, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), English (advanced)

Warm welcome to Moscow!

*Customizable tour

Short time in Moscow and want to grab the most out of the city and have fun? Well, then a Moscow layover tour is what you need. You will not hear much of the history, nor will you plunge into Russian art.

I'll meet you at the airport or railway station with a sign with your name. I'll take you to your hotel by metro or taxi and help with all possible arising issues

You will see TOP 10 must see places:
Red Square
Alexander Garden
Kitay Gorod area
Tverskaya, the main street of Moscow
Zamoskvorechye historical downtown
Museon Park
Gorky Park
Christ the Savior cathedral
Patriarch bridge
Ostozhenka, gold street of Moscow
+ hidden gems on our way between the must see places.

What you will experience:
min 10 must-see attractions depending how much time we have,
fun facts,
fun stories,
iconic places to photograph,
a bit of off the beaten path,
Russian lunch,
good coffee place,
local authentic experience


Sample itinerary. Time and itinerary will be customized to meet your preferences
8:00 am - pick up at the airport. Taking a taxi to the city. (included in the tour)
9:10-9. 30 - Metro tour
9. 30 - Historical walk around Kitay Gorod area
10. 00 - Red square, Monument after Zhukov, St Basil's Cathedral, GUM, Lenin Mausoleum, Kazan Cathedral, Manege Square, Bolshoi Theater
11:00 - Change of the Guards in Alexander Garden
11:30 - Kremlin (tickets are not included in the price)
12 pm - Armory (tickets are not included in the price)
1. 00 - Lunch at traditional Russian or Ukranian restaurant
2:00 - 2:30 - Christ the Savior Cathedral and taking pictures on the Patriarch's bridge with the views of the Kremlin, Peter the Great monument and Red October factory.
3. 00 - train or taxi back to the airport (on your own, to have more time on the tour)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: airport/railway station

End location: lobby of your hotel or any place you wish

Duration: 5 hours


Driving + walking.
Driving from the airport and walking on Red Square and Kremlin area.
Please mind, there's no driving on Red Square, Kremlin and historical downtown areas (Streets of Kitay Gorod - Ilynka, Varvarka, Nikolskaya).
To save time and see more on the tour, I suggest you get back to the airport on your own by train or by taxi if there are 2 and more people in the group. I will take you to the aeroexpress train station or arrange a taxi for you. It's all included in the cost of the tour already.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation from the airport to the city and back from the city to the airport after the tour
Me as your tour guide, interpreter and local friend
Customized itinerary
Authentic experience
Friendly atmosphere
Flexibility on the tour, no rush
Most scenic spots of Moscow for photo shooting
Insight into a local life and what's on in Moscow
Arranging a taxi or table in a restaurant, if needed

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 rubles - Depends if you want to see the Kremlin, Armory and any other museums
Armory - 700 rubles per person
Kremlin - 500 rubles per person
lunch - 300-1000 rubles per person

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees, lunch


* Dress code if you plan to visit churches: no shorts for men, as for women - only long skirts or dresses, long sleeves and head scarf

A Recent Review of this tour

Alina was the perfect guide for our morning in Moscow. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her home city. Her guidance helped us maximize our short time in Moscow, and to have a unique and memorable experience. U.S. citizens should know that you need a tourist visa to leave the airport on your layover. The application process was more expensive and complicated than I realized. Make sure you factor that in to your planning!
Erin Buzuvis

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