Bolshoi Theatre Historical Private Tour, Highlights of Moscow, Kremlin & Lunch

This exclusive tour combines admiring the best sights of central Moscow including almighty Kremlin with the legendary Bolshoi Theatre historical tour. Visit the main Square of Russia - Red Square - the most majestic and beautiful must-see place of Moscow, enter the Kremlin walls to find out more about Russian history and enjoy the unique chance to tour the historic building of the oldest Russian Ballet and Opera theatre - Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
    • Bolshoi Theatre Historic Buildings tour tickets (small group in English)
    • Central Moscow private overview tour
    • Skip-the-Line admission to Kremlin Grounds
    • Lunch
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    What's excluded :
    • Transport services
    • Theatre tickets
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Lenin's Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Meet your guide at the Theatre Square in Moscow - right in front of the Bolshoi Theatre.

    It's time to start the tour with a highlight - 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. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever. The Old building of Bolshoi has been opened on October 20, 1856, due to the coronation of Alexander the 2-nd. For about 6 years it was under reconstruction and is now opened again for the Ballet and Opera lovers from all over the world. The magnificent theatre is well-known by the production of the performances to the classical music of best Russian composers such as - Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Dargomyzhsky, Borodin, Shostakovich. Best Russian operas - "Life for the Tsar", "Boris Godunov", "Prince Igor", "Snowmaiden", some arias from them have been performed by Fedor Shalyapin, Leonid Sobinov and Antonina Nezhdanova themselves. If the time is right, you may even get to see some ballet before the first night! Admire the pristine renovations as you see box seats once reserved for Russian emperors, and visit the Royal Foyer, a resting place for emperors during performance intervals, listen to legends surrounding the incredible acoustics.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    This is the one of the central squares of Moscow, a part of the "necklace" around the Kremlin and Kitai-Gorod.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    Now move to the centre of Moscow - Red Square - main plaza of Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia. Red Square is often considered to be the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Manezh Square is located near the Kremlin and the Alexander Garden. The name of the area comes from building an arena, built in 1817 in honor of the fifth anniversary of Russia's victory in the Patriotic War of 1812.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Near Kremlin, Moscow 119072 Russia

    The garden is famous for its architectural monuments, incredibly beautiful flowerbeds and history. It commemorates Russian victories and those that died in war of 1812 with Napoleon and in both World Wars. Highlighted by Kremlin Kutafya Tower is the eternal flame memorial (in memory of the fallen heroes in World War II 1941-1945) and the big fountain with horse sculptures. They were created by popular Moscow architect Zereteli. In hot weather the fountain becomes a water attraction for teenagers.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Lenin's Mausoleum - one of the greatest symbols of Russia for many years.
    The idea of ​​creating the mausoleum was based on the ideology of socialism: the party leaders wanted to create a new religion for the Soviet people, which would be closely linked to the party, so the dead body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was decided embalmed and placed in a mausoleum.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Visit GUM (time permitting)
    GUM (Main Department Store) - the largest shopping mall in the center of Moscow. This is one of the most famous sights of the capital.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Then use Vasilievsky Descent to be close to St. Basil's Cathedral and many more.
    St. Basil's Cathedral is not only the main temple of the Red Square, but also a symbol of all Russia. It was built in 1555–1561 by order of Ivan the Terrible in honor of the capture of the Kazan Khanate. The storming of Kazan began on October 1, 1552, on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, therefore the “official” name of the temple is the Church of the Protection of the Mother of God.
    14:30 - 15:30 - Lunch

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia

    After lunch enjoy the greatness and beauty of the Unesco-listed Architectural Ensemble of Moscow Kremlin, which doesn't have any analogues all over the world. Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow‟s most famous landmark - home to a myriad of the city‟s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

    As you finish exploring Kremlin, say goodbye to your guide and continue exploring the central part of Moscow on your own, admiring one of the Anсient and Beautiful Russian cities, or get a taxi back to your hotel (own expense).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Theatre Square, 1, Moskva, Russia, 125009
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Moscow, Russia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • A dress code is required to enter places of ballet theatres- no shorts or t-shorts
    • Seeing the rehearsals is not guaranteed, as the theatre reserves the right to change the schedule without notifications
    • Vegetarian lunch option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Tickets for the evening performance are not included, but can be requested
    • 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
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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 U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P280

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