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Moscow Treasures: the Bolshoi backstage, Red Square and Metropol

Enjoy the gems of Moscow in this unique tour: Red Square and its icon - St Basil Cathedral; the world renowned Bolshoi theatre, the glamorous stage and its gorgeous interiors; the Metropole - a luxurious hotel with Art Nouveau decor. This exclusive tour will reveal the best of the best, what Russia is famous for. Feel special guest of the Bolshoi theatre when the main stage, rehearsal room, gala lounges and Beethoven concert hall open for you. Visit St Basil Cathedral and admire its medieval beauty, savour a cup of tea or coffee with assorted pastry in the relaxing atmosphere in 'Shalyapin' bar of the Metropol hotel, the action place of "A gentleman in Moscow"(traditional tea party included).

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Entry fee to Bolshoi backstage for a group of 5, St Basil's entry fee and tea ceremony in Metropol
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
    What's excluded :
    • Important: this is a group tour for min 5 guests
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    We start in the center of Moscow - Red Square - the main square of the city and of all Russia, the place of the parades and celebrations. It is flanked by the majestic buildings of the GUM department store, the national History museum and the Kremlin wall. You will see the Lenin Tomb and the famous Saviour tower with the clock which chimes every quarter of an hour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia

    Visit the most recognisable church of Moscow - the Cathedral of the Intercession more known as St Basil's. The church built during the times of Ivan the Terrible is as unique and mysterious as it was 450 years ago.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 125009 Russia

    Next you will be visiting the Oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre. Marvel at the magnificent facade of the grand Bolshoi Theatre. Enter the main hall and admire a 6–tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Gold and crystal, velvet and skilled imagery, wealth and luxury - now you can admire all this brilliance yourself. The tour will be led by a professional guide who will give you a detailed overview of the theatre history and traditions as well as its everyday life.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Teatralnaya Square, Teatralnaya Sq., Moscow Russia

    The sightseeing finishes in Theatre Square. It's time to get a relaxing break in the luxurious interiors of the Metropol hotel which became even more famous after "A gentleman in Moscow" was released. Savour a cup of tea or coffee while looking at your exclusive photos, sitting in the halls exquisitely elaborated in Art Nouveau style.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at your hotel or accommodation, train station or airport (taxi is optional and available upon request)
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 Visit Russia Home & Sightseeing

Activity ID: V-87515P11

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