Walking tour + Bolshoi Theatre is a unique opportunity to combine walking tour including the main sights and a theatre tour of the magnificent Bolshoi Theatre.
Please note, the tour takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We have a good cooperation with the theatre, however it is always better to book this tour in advance because of the tight schedule of the Bolshoi.
Barbara Tours offers a local experience;
I would like to accompany you and help you to travel through the Moscow’s history, be a main character of it, experience the city in many different ways.
I will inform the meeting point by e-mail right after confirming your reservation and or closer to the date of your tour.
The following itinerary has been listed merely as a guideline:
- We will start with the place the heart of Moscow and the soul of Russia, Red Square (by the way, do you know why it is called “Red”? Can you guess what other nicknames Red Sqaure hold?);
- The Resurrection Gate (where one of the smallest chapel in Moscow, the Iberian Chapel, is located), the State Historical Museum, the Kazan Cathedral;
- Legendary Lenin’s Mausoleum, horrifyingly alive looking Lenin can be viewed for five minutes at a time in small groups (*optional, opened daily from 10.00 to 13.00, closed on Mondays and Fridays);
- St. Basil’s Cathedral – the most recognized symbol of Moscow, part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site (For this tour, there is no guided tour inside any museum but if you feel like stopping for pictures or to walk inside St. Basil Cathedral on your own (Museum’s fee is 350 RUB), I will give you enough time to do so);
- Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge (the Great Moscow River Bridge) with its beauiful panoramic view to the Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour;
- Varvarka street – one of the oldest streets in Moscow. The heart of the district known as Zaryade (beyond the trading rows), which was the place of the merchants who sold their wares on Red Square. The street is linked with the Romanov family, Russia’s rulers for three centuries;
- The Old Merchant Court or Gostinyi dvor – a historic Russian term for an indoor market, or shopping centre;
- Visiting GUM (main department store), masterpiece of the Soviet architecture, joining progressive modernity and glorious history;
- One of the oldest streets in Moscow – Nikolskaya Street and KGB headquarters;
- The legendary Hotel Metropol with more than 110 years of history;
- The Bolshoi Theatre – explore theatre historic building, one of the largest theater halls in the world, listen to legends surrounding the famous acoustics and explore theatre hidden secrets and its incredible beauty. This part of the tour (theatre tour in the historic building) is carried by the guides of the Bolshoi. According to general practice, only mass tours are allowed in the theatre, but for Barbara tours there was made an exclusion. We have an exclusive right to have private tours in the Bolshoi.
If you would like to take one of the best panoramic photos of Moscow, I will show you the place where the Kremlin walls and towers, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Stalin’s skyscrapers, the Moskva River and its bridges are observed.
☆ Pick-up at your hotel or train station
☆ Starting time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
☆ Transporation: metro, walking
☆ This tour is available for guests aged from 14 (according to the Bolshoi rules)
☆ Length of the tour: 4 hours
Both tours (walking tour and theatre tour) are strictly private (no shared/semi-private tours). I will carry the first part of the tour (walking) and the second part will be carried by the guides of the Bolshoi. They are professional guides as well, some of them are ex-ballet dancers. If it happens there is no English-speaking guide in the Bolshoi (very rare case), I will carry the second part as an interpreter.
Make a reservation
Please make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
I will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your reservations.
Looking forward to meet you in Moscow!