Moscow Metro, the Palace of Soviets

Moskva, Russian Federation

Experience hosted by Olga

3 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll go through the most fascinating metro stations of the most beautiful underground in the world (including Revolution Square, Kievskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya and Mayakovskaya), we’ll admire mosaics and murals, stained glass and chandeliers, discuss difference in architecture and construction styles. But more than that, you’ll get to know our Soviet history: fun and scary, real and mythical. We’ll have a pitstop in the middle to know the story of Stalin’s 7 Sisters and admire one of them (the Red Gate building - the most challenging construction). In the end of our tour we’ll finish at a special place to try Russian tea with pastry – the best way to relax after 3 hour walk!

The tour is perfect if it's raining, snowing or freezing outside - you will feel warm!
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I'll help you buy tickets and explain the navigation in the metro, so you're up and ready to go by yourself the next time.
We’ll go through the most fascinating metro stations of the most beautiful underground in the world (including Revolution Square, Kievskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya and Mayakovskaya), we’ll admire mosaics and murals, stained glass and chandeliers, discuss difference in architecture and construction styles. But more than that, you’ll get to know our Soviet history: fun and scary, real and mythical. We’ll have a pitstop in the middle to kno…

What's included

  • Food
    Tea, pastry
  • Transport
    2 metro rides

Meet your host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We’re 4 passionate local guides very keen on history of USSR: Olga, Tanya, Valya and Ilya. Moscow metro is the best place in the city to talk about Stalin's Empire rise and dawn. We have been doing this tour for 3 years and keep improving with every year. We have a historian (Ilya) and a journalist (Tanya), an economist (Olga) and a scientist (Valya) in our team, but we love history and discussions about USSR mostly! We would give you opposite opinions on Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, and Gorbachev along with showing mosaics and murals and will leave it up to you to decide
We’re 4 passionate local guides very keen on history of USSR: Olga, Tanya, Valya and Ilya. Moscow metro is the best place in the city to talk about Stalin's Empire rise and dawn. We have been doing this tour for 3 years and keep improving with every year. We have a historian (Ilya) and a journalist (Tanya), an economist (Olga) and a scientist (Valya) in our team, but we love history and discussions about USSR mostly! We would give you opposite opinions on Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, and Gorbac…
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet by the Karl Marks monument at the Revolution Square, then head to same-named metro station to discover Russian Soviet past. We’ll visit the oldest metro stations of the first stage of construction (Red line), see the awarded Mayakovskaya station (Green line) , discover WWII bomb shelters. We’ll see how Khrushchev’s period rewrote the history (Kievskaya, Komsomolskaya). We’ll see the challenging tilted building on the Red Gate!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Brittany
October 2021
Fantastic tour with an incredibly knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this experience early in your trip to Moscow to help you get your bearings on the metro system and understand it’s history.
Valeriya
October 2021
This was an awesome tour. We saw several of Moscow's beautiful metro stations and learned a ton about Soviet history. I felt like I was transported to the 30s and 50s. Our guide, Malvina, was really friendly and knew the answers to all of our questions. I highly recommend this tour :)
Nicholas
October 2021
Absolutely recommend this tour. The Metro is confusing as a tourist and having a guide that both cared and personalized the tour made it incredibly easy and fun.
Richa
September 2021
Olga was super cool . She is very friendly . She has really good knowledge of all Russian history . I really enjoyed my tour with her . If you are in Moscow then this is must visit tour . I sincerely thanks Olga for making my day.
Sandra
September 2021
We had such a wonderful time together! I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to dive into a bit of history, meaningful metro stations, monuments and buildings of the city Moscow. Such a open-minded and open-hearted guide 💛. Dear Olga, thank you so much for this amazing tour.
Jannika
September 2021
Before the tour, we have already heard that the Metro stations are one of the must-sees in Moscow, but we didn't by far expect so many different and spectacular stations. The explanations and background information offered by Malvina made this tour a very unique experience where we learnt a lot about the history and people. I think overall it was our favorite tour we did in Moscow. Thanks again, we had a really great time.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.