Welcome to Moscow!

I go skating on Red Square About me Hello Dear Friends!

My name is Svetlana Podorogina, I am a Moscow tour guide and coordinator, licensed with the Russian Association of tour guides and tour managers. I speak English and run private tours to Moscow, interpret and support sales at exhibitions and trade shows, arrange and coordinate business visits to the city.

My prices are also valid for tours guided in French, Spanish, German, Italian. For years I have been working in close cooperation with my colleagues speaking different languages including Mandarin, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese. As a tour coordinator, I tailor each program to my guests' individual pace and preferences before entrusting it to best guides, drivers and other service providers.

Well, let us take a drive through the city of "two sidedness, complexity, intense movement, collisions and confusion in outward appearance"! (V. Kandinsky). Have a great journey!

Dobro pozhalovat'!


Moscow Top 10 Tours

Kremlin

Kremlin Tour

Once a residence of Russian tsars and top archbishops, Moscow Kremlin plunges guests into breath-taking history of Russia's statehood and Orthodoxy. Apart from walk around the grounds, tour includes visit to magnificent cathedrals, to Armory Chamber housing royal treasures and, last but not least, to Diamond Fund with a unique collection of Russian crown jewels.

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 3-4 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, guided tour to Kremlin and Armory, Diamond Fund tickets (tour with audioguide).


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Moscow city tour

Panoramic City Tour

3 hour driving city tour with major sights and photo stops covers Red Square, Bolshoi Theater, KGB's, Christ the Saviour Cathedral (inside), Duma, Novodevichy Convent, Moscow University and scenic lookout point at Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, Stalin's "Seven Sisters" skyscrapers, Tverskaya Avenue, boulevards. No true impression of a huge city can be gained without a drive through it!

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 3 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, vehicle, parking fees.


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View of Red Square

1 Day Must-see Tour (city tour + Kremlin + metro)

If you have only one day to explore the city, this is what may suit you best. I pick you up from hotel or from train terminal, and first we take a driving sightseeing tour and visit Red Square. After a lunch break you are invited into the Kremlin, actual residence of Russian president. You walk around the grounds and visit fabulous cathedrals of the Tsars. Short metro ride let you see some of the most famous underground stations.

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 8 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, full time vehicle, admission to Kremlin, metro tickets, bottle of water.


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Bolshoi Theater

Bolshoi Backstage

1.5 - 2 hour private tour inside iconic opera and ballet house of Russia. Visitors are usually invited to Imperial ballrooms, lobbies, new rehearsal stage, Beethoven's underground hall-transformer, sometimes to costume-making workshop and, no doubts, to grand auditorium with historic stage where Peter Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake was performed for the first time in 1877.

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Price per person in US dollars

85

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Duration: 2 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, excursion fee to Bolshoi Theater, photo fees. Pls be aware, tours are not held in the period from July 15 to Sept 11.


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Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery & Christ the Saviour Cathedral

The gallery was founded by patron of the arts Pavel Tretyakov and now keeps the largest world's collection of Russian fine arts including icons, paintings, sculptures. Guests also visit a "wedding bridge" nearby, popular Moscow site where newlyweds fix padlocks to iron "wedding trees". A nice walk along the Moscow river and across bridges brings us to majestic Christ the Saviour Cathedral, main venue of Russian Christmas Mass.

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Price per person in US dollars

65

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Duration: 4 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, tickets to Tretyakov Gallery, photo permits, metro tickets. Pls be aware, collection of XX century painting is housed in a separate branch of the gallery in a different location.


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Art studio

Exclusive Visit to a Sculptor's Art Studio

The Soviet-time art studio is securely hidden in the by lanes of old Plyushchikha and opens its door to rare visitors. Alyona Dyujeva, sculptor and successor of the famous dinasty of the Dyujevs-Knorre, introduces guests into the world of art and everyday life of Moscow artists. Alyona and her colleagues are ready to meet any of your questions and traditionally treat guests to tea in our Moscow way.

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 2 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, vehicle, private tour to the studio.


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Cosmonauts Garden near Space Museum

Cosmonauts' Museum & bike ride around VDNKh Park

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics should not be missed by people interested in history of space exploration. Space dogs, original reentry vehicles of spacecraft, moonwalkers, life-size model of the Mir space station are among the highlights. Bike ride (or just walk) around the city's largest Soviet-era park called VDNKh makes a tour well-rounded and fascinating for adults and children!

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 3-4 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, vehicle, entrance tickets and excursion fee to Space Museum, bike rent, metro tickets.


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St.Sergius Holy Trinity Lavra

Sergiev Posad one day trip

The town of Sergiev Posad located 70 miles northward of Moscow is famous for the most sacred and largest monastery, St. Sergius Holy Trinity Lavra. The monastery was founded in the mid-14th century and actual brotherhood is close to 300 monks. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it’s a true citadel of harmony and beauty. Drive to Sergiev Posad is about 1-1.5 hour one way. The tour gives a chance to visit Russian countryside.

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Price per person in US dollars

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45

Duration: 6-7 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, full time private licensed guide, full time vehicle, entrance tickets and excursion fee to Holy Trinity Lavra.


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Moscow Synagogue

Jewish Heritage Tour

Today's Jewish community unites hundreds of thousands of Moscow Jews and lives intensive cultural, religious and business life. During the tour you visit Grand Choral Synagogue, Chabad Center and Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, probably the largest interactive Jewish museum in the world telling us wonderful and tragic stories of Russian Jews. If guests wish, they can have a lunch break in a kosher restaurant.

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 5 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, vehicle, entrance tickets and excursion fee to Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.


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Kuskovo Palace

Kolomenskoye and Kuskovo: amazing wooden palaces of Moscow

The route brings first to Kolomenskoye, former summer residence of Russian tsars in a lovely parkland away from the busy downtown. Guests are guided through fairy-tale looking palace of tsar Alexei Mikhailovitch entirely built of wood and visit 16th century Church of Ascention, UNESCO Heritage Site. From Kolomenkoye you follow to Kuskovo estate, once a residence of Counts Sheremetyevs, where you visit palace, French gardens and grotto.

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Price per person in US dollars

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Duration: 6-7 hours
Prices include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private licensed guide, vehicle, entrance tickets and excursion fee to grounds, Palace of Alexei Mikhailovitch, Ascention Church, Kuskovo private tour and entrance fees.


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