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Medieval Places in Moscow on Private Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Delve into the outstanding atmosphere of Moscow on this private guided tour. Explore the medieval cathedrals and monasteries of Moscow, including the Spassky Cathedral and the St. Andrew's Anglican Cathedral. Stroll the splendid plazas and streets of Moscow and appreciate its picture-perfect scenery. Listen to your guides insights about the history and culture of the medieval Russia.

• Immerse into the magnificent atmosphere of the medieval Russia
• Discover the oldest buildings of Moscow
• Uncover the many wonders of Nikolskaya Street, Kitai-Gorod and Lubyanka Square
• Learn the fascinating history of medieval Russia from your expert guide

per adult from

$172

AUD

Duration

3 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Customizable itinerary
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private walking tour
    • Multiple start times available
    • Must see and off the beaten path
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tou
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Meeting in the hotel lobby
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Old English Court
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Andronikov Monastery, Andron'evskiy proyezd 10, Moscow 105120 Russia

    The Spassky Cathedral in the Andronikov Monastery is considered the oldest in the capital, it was painted by many legendary iconographers, including Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chernii. You can still find traces of these ornaments on the windows of this ancient cathedral.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old English Court, Varvarka St., 4, Moscow 109012 Russia

    The first owner of this building was Tsar Ivan Bobrischev. He did not leave any heirs after his death that and this house became the property of the state. Later this house served as an office for the British diplomats, who were establishing trade relations with Moscow. In the early 1970s, the building was restored and regained its original appearance.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Simonov Monastery, Vostochnaya St., 4, Moscow Russia

    This ancient monastery was built in the 1370. It was enlarged several times and was heavily fortified because it was a perfect defense point of southern approaches to Moscow. It was abolished and partially demolished during the Russian Revolution, but several structures, made in the 17th century and designed in the Naryshkin Baroque style, have survived.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Putevoy dvorets, Moscow, Russia, 125167

    For a long time, people thought that the building of the Palace of Vasily III was completely destroyed, so its discovery was a huge surprise. A usual two-story building turned out to be the Palace of Vasily III and the oldest secular building in Moscow. Architects discovered that the layout of the room remained almost intact.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square & Kitay-gorod, Red Square & Kitay-gorod, Moscow, Central Russia

    The wall of Kitay-Gorod is the rare extant monument of the medieval Russian fortification. The fortress wall around Moscow's Kitay-Gorod was built under the leadership of the Italian engineer Petrok Maly in the 1535-1538 during the reign of Elena Glinskaya. The fortification was adjacent to the corner towers of the Moscow Kremlin — Beklemishevskaya and Arsenalnaya.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tserkov' Vsekh Svyatykh Na Kulishkakh, Slavyanskaya Square, 2, Moskva, Russia, 109074

    The Church of All Saints na Kulichkakh is one of the oldest churches in Moscow. It was built by Dmitry Donskoy in 1380 after the Kulikov Battle and was originally a wooden church. In 1488, it was rebuilt in stone, because Moscow had often suffered from destructive fires.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Krutitskoe Podvorye, Krutitskaya st., 11/13 metro station Proletarskaya, Moscow Russia

    The Krutitskoe Podvorye is located on the bank of the Moscow River. According to the history, the men's monastery was founded here in the XIII century to protect Moscow from Mongol raids. During its history it was the residence of the bishops of Sarsky and Podonsky, the office of the gendarme corps of count Benckendorf, and a branch of the State Historical Museum. Today it is the courtyard of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, where the Synodal Department for youth Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church is also located.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    Lubyanka Square is located on a high hill, which is rounded by Solyanka – an ancient way to Vladimir and Ryazan. Its history goes back to the 1480, when the Grand Prince Ivan III of Moscow, who had conquered Novgorod, settled many Novgorodians in this area. It is best known for the tremendous Lubyanka Building, a former headquarters of KGB, that nowadays is occupied by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nikolskaya Street, Nikol'skaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

    Stroll the famous Nikolskaya Street and find the glorious Ferrein’s Pharmacy. It was once the most acknowledged pharmacy in Moscow and the largest in Europe. This magnificence building was designed by the famous architect A. E. Erichson in the Neo-Renaissance style with vibes of the Gothic style.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Starosadskiy Lane, 7/10/6, Moscow 101000 Russia

    This Lutheran cathedral can be found in the area of Kitay-Gorod. The cathedral, built in the Prussian-Lutheran style with an angular tower and a sand colored spire, certainly creates a feeling of something warm and familiar. The harmonious combination of Neo-Gothic, Romanesque and Modern creates a truly incomparable scenery.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Spiridonovka St, Moscow, Russia, 123001

    Discover the Zinaida Morozova Mansion, a masterful combination of Gothic and Romantic styles. It was built by Savva Morozov for his beloved wife Zinaida Grigorievna, who loved social evenings, balls and luxury. Therefore, in order to please his wife and excel in the noble society, Savva Morozov invited the renowned architect Fyodor Shechtel. The project was based on drawings of the Neo-Gothic castle in Manchester and is quite similar to the castle of Chenonceau in France.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Khram Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy V Nikitnikakh, Pereulok Nikitnikov, 3, Moskva, Russia, 109012

    This church is hidden in the vibrant streets of Kitay-Gorod. It was built around the 1630 by the merchant Grigory Nikitnikov in the exquisite Russian Baroque style. The finest Russian architects and artists of the time had worked on this church, including painters Simeon Ushakov, Yakov Kazanets and Osip Vladimirov.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 8/5, Moskva, Russia, 125009

    Explore the St. Andrew's Cathedral, the only Anglican church in the Russian capital. The Church building was designed by Neil Freeman in the Victorian style, which is stylized English Gothic. Admire a piece of English aesthetics in the heart of the magnificent Moscow.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Krivokolennyy Pereulok, Moskva, Russia, 101000

    The Golitsyn Chambers is rightfully considered to be the most ancient of the present residential buildings. The earliest part of this building is related to the pre-Peter architecture of the late XVII century when Russia had its own incomparable architectural style.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Metro Station Novoslobodskaya, Novoslobodskaya st., Moscow Russia

    Finalize your day at the Suschevskaya Police Station, the oldest in the Russian capital. The young poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was arrested for revolutionary activity and kept in one of its cells. Until the first half of the XIX century from the height of its tower, you could see almost entire Moscow scenery, so it was occupied by the firefighters.

    If they saw the smoke, the determined where a fire was by means of a special system of colored balls that were hung on the tower. Today this building is the museum of the Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P144

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