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Free Moscow Metro Tour

  • Moscow
  • Available in: English

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About the tour

Come join us on our Free Metro Tour Of Moscow and see for yourself how Moscow’s metro stations, which serve over nine million passengers a day, have been used to artistically demonstrate the power, wealth, prosperity and glory of the former Soviet Union.

On this one-of-a-kind tour you will learn how the city’s many metro stations have essentially become “underground museums” containing so many images, mosaics and statues of cultural significance, that strolling through one would be equitable to strolling through a gallery in The Louvre!

Learn how the décor of these stations serve as silent evidence of how Russian ideology and politics have shifted over time, from when leading Soviet artists and sculptors were hired to design the stations in a Stalinist Empire style, to when the former Premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, ordered a “De-Stalinization” process throughout Russia, which resulted in many of Stalin’s images and statues being removed. Listen to intriguing stories of how these stations were used as bomb shelters during World War II, and how they even became makeshift hospitals, eateries, and important gathering places for members of the communist party during that time.

On our Free Metro Tour Of Moscow you will learn that Moscow’s metro system is so much more than just one of the most efficient metro systems in the world – it not only connects passengers to various points throughout the city, but also to decades upon decades of Russian history, making the experience historically fascinating for both tourists and locals alike.

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How to find me: Bogoyavlensky lane 2 bld 4, Epiphany Church (red color). It’s next to Exit 11 of Ploshad Revolutsii metro station (to Nikolskaya street)
Tour duration: 2 hours

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings (3)

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Jo

1 month ago

Our Guru, Maria, was knowledgeable, friendly, responded well to questions and gave us time to take in the surroundings. Definitely worth doing! Thank you, Maria!

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hi Jo, It's great to hear that you had a great time with us. Maria is always excellent as a guide. Hope to see you soon!
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Dominik

4 months ago

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Cristina

4 months ago

Lisa was excellent! Great tour.

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