The Moscow Kremlin, together with the Red Square and Alexandrovsky Park next to it, is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world. It was built as a fortress in the mid-12th century. Today, the Kremlin is home to the presidential offices, stunning cathedrals, the world's largest bell and cannon, a famous Armory room and the Diamond fund with the world's second largest "Orlov" brilliant diamond (189.62 carat).
[Option 1] - Introductory tour, 2 hours;
This tour starts at the Red Square. After a brief introduction to the Lenin's tomb (mausoleum) and St. Basil cathedral, we will walk to the Kremlin's gate through Alexandrovsky Park. On the way to the Kremlin gate, the guide will show you the WW2 memorial. At the gate, the guards will ask you to leave large bags at the coat check (there is a fee!) and after the metal detector, we will proceed inside the Kremlin walls. Inside the Kremlin, the guide will introduce you to the "Czar" bell and the "Czar" cannon, cathedrals, presidential complex, and the concert hall. During the tour, we will visit one of the 5 Kremlin cathedrals or St. Basil church on Red Square (per your choice). After the tour, you can stay inside the Kremlin and visit 2 more cathedrals.
[Option 2] - Armory Museum, 2 hours;
The Armory room was built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons and armor. Located on the Kremlin territory, today the Armory houses a museum, where an enormous collection of Soviet national treasures, including the famous Faberge eggs, is on display. Jewelry, worn by the Imperial Family, constitutes some of the finest work of Russian Craftsman over the centuries...
[Option 3] - Diamond fund, 1 hour;
The Diamond Fund was added to the Armory museum later. The exhibits include the great imperial crown of gold, silver, diamonds and pearls made for the coronation of Empress Catherine XI, the world's largest Ceylon sapphire (258.8 carats), the legendary giant diamonds "Orlov" (189.6 carats) and "Shah" (88.7 carats), and the largest gold nugget to have been preserved in the world, weighing 36 kg.
[Option 4] - Kremlin cathedrals, 2 hours
Enjoy the simplicity and grace of the Kremlin's cathedral ensemble. We will visit The Cathedral of the Assumption (1475), The Cathedral of the Archangel (1505), The Cathedral of the Annunciation (1484), the Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe (1484), The Patriarch’s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles (1653).
[Option 5] - Lenin's Tomb & Museum of History, 2 hours;
The main feature of this tour is the Master of the 1917 Socialist Revolution. Joint us for a short walk through Lenin's tomb (Mausoleum). We are confident the mummified body of Lenin surrounded by enigmatic black and red colors will generate a few thoughts in your mind...After the mausoleum, we will take a bus (2 stops) to the Museum of Modern history, where we will introduced you to major events taken place in Russia during 1850-2000 period.
Admission fees as described (incl. guide);
Meals or snacks;
Transfers to/from Kremlin;
Time/Fees for pick ups outside of the city center perimeter;
Special tour-related note:
Kremlin hours: 10am - 16:30pm. Closed on Thursdays; 31 December (from 2pm) - 2 January;