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Beginner's Guide to Moscow - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Ksenia
Quality Verified Registered on February 19, 2020

My name is Ksenia. I represent a group of guides in Moscow. We take pride in living in this beautiful city and absolutely adore showing it off to new visitors! We are so passionate about travel because it is such a wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons. The opportunity to visit different countries and learn about different cultures, customs and traditions is priceless. The chance to explore a new city, try local food, visit flea markets and festivals creates memories for a lifetime. And of course, going on a tour with locals is imperative because only the local people can give show you the secrets of the city: the most fun, the best restaurants, and the best food – the best experiences. We love greeting everybody that comes to this amazing city and proudly introducing them to our culture and history, sharing with them all the reasons we love Russia as much as we do. MoscowMe is all about providing our tourists with excellent service – of a kind that they rave about for years to come. For the rest of your life you will remember Moscow and me and say to yourself: “Oh, I remember that wonderful tour and that girl that just made it unforgettable!” There is so much to do in Moscow and trying to fit in all of the sights and activities can be stressful. At MoscowMe we take that job off your hands and guarantee you an action-packed adventure that fits your budget and your timetable. You will absorb more, interact more and experience more than most tourists could ever dream of! You are in fantastic hands! Our tours are highly personalized and will always fulfill your expectations. Come and enjoy a positive and friendly environment because this is about more than just a holiday – this is a chance to make new connections and friends! Ksenia Terenteva

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Moscow’s free walking tour is the best way to see the Russian capital at the best value! Join us and spend 2.5 informative and fun hours in Moscow! Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a journey through almost 900 years of Moscow’s colorful and sometimes dark history and give you insights into the people, places, and events of this city. What you will see on the tour: - Christ the Saviour Cathedral - the biggest cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church; - The most picturesque bridge of Moscow from where the best pictures of the Kremlin are taken; - Red October Chocolate Factory; - Monument to Peter the Great; - Russian State Library; - Alexander Garden; - The tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard takes place; - The Kremlin wall and towers; - Red Square; - St. Basil’s Cathedral; - The GUM, Russia’s most beautiful shopping center; - Lenin´s Mausoleum; ... and much more!!! We believe that everyone, no matter what one’s budget is, should be able to experience and enjoy what Moscow has to offer and we also believe that the price of a tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. If you enjoyed your tour we encourage you to tip your tour guide what you feel their work was worth to you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Moscow, Russia
    Moscow, Russia
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    The guide will meet you at the monument to Friedrich Engels which is very close to the cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The nearest metro station is Kropotkinskaya (red line). The guide will have a sign saying Free Tour.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Anastasia 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
It was very nice we had an individual trip, very informative and interesting. Our guide was very niceand knowledgeable
Dhiraj 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
We were in for a surprise in Moscow, because location accuracy of mapping applications is deliberately interfered. Consequently we were finding it extremely challenging to reach the start point. Alexander patiently instructed us how to reach and waited 30 minutes to start the tour. He was knowledgeable, articulate and expressive. He really brought the city and its monuments to life, weaving the narrative with historical nuggets. The itinerary was well curated. We hugely enjoyed the tour and will certainly seek Guruwalk and Alexander for our next tour in Moscow.
Polina 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Elena was absolutely fantastic. We were a group of 4 and everyone, including a teenage girl was absolutely thrilled throughout the whole experience. She was very articulate, knowledgeable, friendly and humorous. We all found the amount of historical information being just right, she was wisely balancing history with some insightful facts, which made the whole tour very relatable without too much detail into dates and specifics. Top tour and we wish you all the best Elena! ❤️
Nadia 04 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Ksenia was a very knowledgeable and joyful tour guide, who had excellent Command of the English language (not common in Russia) which certainly came in handy when sharing the never ending stories in the history of the city of Moscow. She has been extremely accommodating with our needs, breaks and answering all our questions including offering us a lot of resources and suggestions for places to visit and restaurants to dine in. Certainly a great experience on this walking tour, very much recommended! Top tip: ask for recommendations on where the locals eat. You won’t regret it!
Deepthi 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
The guru wasn’t there. I had messaged the guru before hand as well but received no reply :(
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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