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Stalin Skyscrapers in Moscow - Private Soviet Tour

Experience the Soviet past of Russia on this private tour and see all seven iconic Stalin sisters:
• Moscow State University
• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building
• Hotel Leningradskaya
• Hotel Ukraina
• Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
• Red Gates Administrative Building
• Kudrinskaya Square Building

Learn fascinating facts from your local knowledgeable guide about Stalin and find out why Stalin wanted to build skyscrapers in Moscow, why they are designed like this, where two more planned skyscrapers are, and where in the world you can find the twins of Stalin sisters.

Get to the best observation points of Moscow - Sparrow Hills and Patriarch Bridge.

See some other must-see attractions: Christ the Savior Cathedral, Arbat street, Moscow embankments.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Metro rides
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private tour
    • Multiple start times available
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Iconic places for photo shoot
    • Flexible customizable itinerary
    • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
    • Meeting in the hotel lobby
    • Entry/Admission - Smolenskaya Metro Station
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Moscow Metro
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Patriarshy Bridge, Prechistenskaya Embankment, Moscow Russia

    Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  

    This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.

    On September 7th, 1947 the foundations of 8 skyscrapers were laid, commemorating the 800th anniversary of Moscow.

    Get ready for the unique walking tour of the Soviet Heritage in Moscow: see all 7 Stalin skyscrapers in 3 hours!

    Get to know Moscow popular attractions, including the iconic Moscow river embankments, and Christ the Savior Cathedral. Head to the Patriarch Bridge for the views of the Kremlin and the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of Moscow Metro, Khamovnicheskiy Val, 36 Vystavochnaya Metro station on the light blue Metro line., Moscow 119048 Russia

    As a bonus, have a short Metro tour and see some of the most beautiful stations in Moscow metro.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Smolenskaya Metro Station, Smolenskaya Square, 1_ Arbat St., Moscow 121099 Russia

    10 am – Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.  

    10:15 – Smolenskaya metro station

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Foreign Affairs Ministry, ul Arbat, 55/32 Metro Smolenskaya, Moscow Russia

    10:15 - 10:20 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Observation Deck of Radisson Royal Hotel, Kutuzovskiy Ave., 2/1, Moscow Russia

    10:20 - 10:35 - Bus trip to Barrikadnaya (hotel Radisson Royal or Ukraina Hotel)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Residential Building at Kudrinskaya Square, Kudrinskaya Square, 1, Moscow 123242 Russia

    10:35 - 10:45 - Stalin Skyscraper on Kudrinskaya square

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Kotelnicheskaya Emb., 1/15, Moscow Russia

    10:45 - 11:15 - Metro trip to Taganskaya and walk to the Kotelnecheskaya embankment.

    11:15 - 11:25 - Residential Building on the Kotelnecheskaya embankment

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Prechistenskaya Embankment, Prechistenskaya Emb., Moscow Russia

    11:25 - 11:45 - Bus trip along Moskvoretskaya, Kremlin, Prechistenskaya embankments (see the famous spot where 8th skyscraper should have been built)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019 Russia

    11:45 - 12 pm - Christ the Savior cathedral (spot where Palace of Soviets should have stand and became main structure among 9)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia

    12.15 - 12:30 - Metro trip to Sparrow hills

    12:30 - 12:45 - Observation point where you can see all 7 sisters, including Moscow State University (MSU) building

    1 pm - Drop off at Sparrow Hills.

    Check out the observation points in Sparrow Hills. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the peaceful park of Sparrow Hills. If you wish, take a scenic dinner cruise along the Moscow River after the tour.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow 119234 Russia

    Your last stop is Moscow State University, where you’ll learn fun facts about the legendary university, #1 in Russia and in TOP 100 worldwide according to QS World University Rankings.

    Duration: 20 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 rentalYou 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
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair 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.


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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P31

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