Marvellous Moscow Self Guided Audio Walking Tour

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Marvellous Moscow Self Guided Audio Walking Tour

During any season, at any time of the day, Moscow captivates visitors with its majesty, history and artistry.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city.

To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

On this tour of Moscow you will see an astonishing collection of Russian artefacts, a spectacular and beautiful cathedral and some stunning palaces.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.
Please note that this tour is only available in English.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Manege Square, Manege Sq, Moskva, Russia

Manege Square is one of the largest squares in the Moscow city centre. Today it is a great spot for a walk - whether you live in Moscow or are just visiting. The square also features the remarkable World Clock Fountain sculpture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moscow State Exhibition Hall ‘New Manege’, Building 3 Georgievskiy per d. 3, Moscow 125009 Russia

The magnificent Manege building is the biggest building on Manege Square. The architecture is a combination of Classicism and the features of the Empire style. Up to the time of the Napoleonic war of 1812, the area which now houses the Manege was used as a marketplace for selling wood, hay and dried moss.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, Ulitsa Okhotnyy Ryad, 2, Moskva, Russia, 109012

The Hotel Moskva has become an instantly recognisable symbol of the city both within the country and even overseas, with drinkers of vodka around the world recognising in the silhouette of the building the label of one of Russia’s finest exports: Stolichnaya. The Moskva is an integral part of the architectural ensemble of the city centre.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel, Voskresenskiye Vorota, 1A, Moscow 109012 Russia

The Resurrection Gate of Kital Gorod with the Iverian Chapel function as the ceremonial entrance to Red Square. This pair of turrented arches topped with two-headed eagles was for a considerable period of time considered a prominent symbol of the authority of the tsars and the geographical beginning of Moscow.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: State Historical Museum, Krasnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia

The State Historical Museum is essential to the architectural ensemble of Red Square and Manege Square. The Russian Revival style of the building with its distinctive towers is a clear architectural response to the nearby embellishments of the Kremlin’s fortifications. The more one looks at the State History Museum the more it becomes obvious that its exterior is just as much of an exhibit of Russian history as the treasures within.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Krasnaya ploshad, Moskva, Russia, 109012

The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan was reconstructed in 1993 according to its assumed original form. Features such as the open cloisters which surround the church and the tented layers of the belfry on the south-western corner are highly typical of Muscovite tastes in the 17th century. As with other celebrated Russian churches, the highly intricate decor of the church’s facade consists of a combination of triangular and tented forms, rising majestically through several layers before reaching the instantly recognisable golden domes for which Moscow is so famous.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Red Square is, without a doubt, the heart of Moscow and the country. The unique ensemble of Red Square is a UNESCO world heritage site. Russians are fiercely proud of this heritage which includes St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM, Our Lady of Kazan, the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin. The square has been at the centre of Russia’s history and has borne witness to its desperate defeats and fantastic victories alike.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia

GUM is one of the largest luxury shopping centres in the country and one of the world’s most famous. GUM’s prices are much too high for most Muscovites. Yet many locals come here not so much for the shopping but to appreciate the architecture. GUM is a wonderful example of the Russian Revival style popular at the turn of the 20th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

St Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most beautiful church and the main decoration of Red Square. It is a one of a kind memorial which has no peer amongst the contemporary architecture of the 16th century. It is a symbol of the fantastic or even the eternal city, the realisation on earth of the Heavenly City of Jerusalem which was so often depicted on ancient Russian icons and frescoes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Spasskaya Tower, Red Square, 3, Moscow 109012 Russia

The Spasskaya Tower is widely held to be one of the most beautiful, most original, and most aesthetically pleasing of all the Kremlin towers. Whatever you think of it, one thing is for sure. It is certainly the most well-known. The tower served as the main gate into the ancient fortress, but as a modern symbol it is recognised by almost every Russian thanks to the appearance of its clock on television every year for the New Year’s Eve countdown.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia

Despite the ignominious end to the Soviet regime, many people visiting Moscow still want to visit Lenin’s mausoleum, the resting place of the first Soviet leader. Naturally the edifice is often the subject of dispute, and is certainly the most controversial feature of Red Square. Whatever your opinion, the mausoleum is a fascinating piece of Soviet architecture, and its lack of embellishment is in stark contrast to the crowded bas-reliefs usually characteristic of Soviet architectural propaganda. Lenin’s mausoleum stands out sharply as an unusual piece of Moscow architecture, a fact its position on Red Square only exacerbates.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nikolskaya Tower, The Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 109012 Russia

Looking at the Nikolskaya Tower it is a simple matter to detect the Italian hand behind its design and construction. Real architecture enthusiasts will recognise the particular genius of Pietro Antonio Scolario, and by looking at this tower Russian students of the subject can study the architecture of Milan’s famous fortifications without leaving Moscow.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia

As throughout its history, the Kremlin remains the heart of the city. It is the symbol of both Russian and (for a time) Soviet power and authority, and it has served as the official residence of the Russian president. The complex’s red brick walls and its 20 towers were built at the end of the 15th century when a large number of Italian builders arrived in Moscow at the invitation of Ivan III (the Great).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Volhonka St., 12, Moscow 119019 Russia

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow and one of the largest art collections in Russia of foreign art from ancient times to the present day. It is located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Sviatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin Museum since 1981.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Manege Square, Manege Sq, Moskva, Russia

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


  • Zip folder of audio files and map
  • Self paced audio tour

Not Included

  • Food and drink
  • Transport
  • Audio device
  • Headphones
  • Admission Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow State Exhibition Hall ‘New Manege’
  • Entry/Admission - Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
  • Entry/Admission - State Historical Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
  • Entry/Admission - Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts


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