Moscow Christmas Markets and Christmas Lights Tour with a Private Guide

Moscow Christmas Markets and Christmas Lights Tour with a Private Guide

Set off on a 3-hour private Christmas Tour in Moscow to see the glitz and glamor of Moscow city. Check out the most decorated places in downtown Moscow for incredible photo ops and festive mood. Indulge in the world of all things Christmas: Christmas markets, ginger bread, cinnamon mocha, handmade crafts, ice rinks and mulled wine - it all feels like a fairy tale in the heart of Russian capital.

Take part in the prominent Journey to Christmas Festival with your private guide and see various street performances, concerts and colorful costume shows. Admire almost 2000 luminous art objects and light installations decorating streets and squares of Moscow which is promised to become the most vibrant and most flamboyant city in the world this Christmas season.

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and finish at one of the Christmas markets to explore more.
*Events and places are subject to change. 

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Your tour will start by the #1 Red Square’s Christmas Market nestled between the Kremlin and GUM shopping mall which are tastefully decorated with a big number of lights and garlands. Shop for original handmade gifts, sample the traditional Russian dishes like blini with caviar, baked potatoes or spice cakes and enjoy a glass of mulled wine. And of course, do not miss a fabulous ice-rink nearby.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Manezh Square, Near Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

Continue to the The Fantastic Forest on Manehznaya Square and find yourself in the magic forest decorated with huge led snowflakes, twinkly lights and a huge Christmas ball. Have fun in a gigantic ice slide nearby, the biggest one in the Russia. Be inspired walking through the fashionable Christmas trees gallery. Feast your eyes on quirky and unique trees’ outfits created by the most famous Russian couturiers. Browse the stalls filled with designer toys, gifts and handmade souvenirs.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Discover Moscow’s most decorated Christmas sites - Red Square, Manezhnzya Square, the Bolshoi Theater (from outside), Kuznetskiy bridge, Kamergersky lane, Stoleshnikov Lane, Tverskoi Boulevard and Arbat Street. Shop for handmade crafts, sip on mulled wine, enjoy traditional delicacies at famous Christmas markets (food depends on selected tour option) and learn about Russian Christmas and New Year traditions from your narrative guide.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, Moscow Russia

Venture to Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street where you’ll be wowed by the Magic 3D Sky, the most fabulous high-tech installation in Moscow. Imagine yourself at a party with flashing mirror balls that sparkle and glow in vibrant colors. Try the best mulled wine and enjoy freshly bake gingerbread cookies at one of the coziest cafes before we move on.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia

Enjoy the magic lights of Moscow

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow Russia

Take in the views at one of the most decorated streets of Moscow

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Stoleshnikov Lane, Moscow Russia

What’s the time- It’s tea time! Make your way to prominent market in Stoleshnikov Lane for coffee and tea ceremonies. Sample a great variety of tea blends, coffee and hot drinks with herbs, honey and cinnamon while guide will tell you about Russian New Year and Christmas traditions and national specialties.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Shop for handmade crafts, sip on mulled wine, enjoy traditional delicacies at famous Christmas markets (food depends on selected tour option) and learn about Russian Christmas and New Year traditions from your narrative guide.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tverskoi Boulevard, Moscow Russia

Then proceed to Light tunnel on Tverskoy Boulevard literally lit up with the starry sky, created from 32 km of light strings. Continue to adjacent Tverskoy Boulevard and stroll along the magnificent 100 m long decorated light tunnel. By the way, do not forget to post a great selfie on Instagram.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Arbat Ulitsa Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow Russia

Soak up the festive atmosphere at the neon-lit Arbat Street dotted with stalls and chalets where you can find unusual decorations for Christmas table like tablecloths, napkins, sets of porcelain, souvenirs with the author’s paintings and Christmas decorations.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Finish your Christmas tour at Arbat Street and enjoy the Magic Garden Ring performance taking place on adjacent Smolenskaya Square every day throughout holiday season or warm up with a hot chocolate.

Duration: 5 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"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"
"Stroller accessible"
"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"



Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental or a point of interest
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • All taxes
  • Food experience based on selected tour option
  • 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
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Stoleshnikov Lane

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre

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