Private Christmas Lights Tour in Moscow with Red Square, Old Town and VDNKh

Celebrate holiday season in Moscow on this private 5-hour Christmas tour.

See Moscow’s attractions like VDNKh, Red Square, GUM department store and the Bolshoi Theater (from outside), amble through fabulous decorations of Manezhnaya square, Kuznetskiy Most and Tverskaya Street and feast your eyes at magnificent installations walking by Kamergerskiy Lane, Tverskoy Boulevard and Arbat Street.

Step back in time in the Soviet era enjoying a delicious lunch at Stolovaya 57 (optional, not included) and hear learn from about Russian New Year and Christmas traditions from your savvy guide wandering through the best city holiday markets. Enjoy a free Metro Tour of some of the most beautiful stations in Moscow metro.

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5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private tour
    • Free Metro Tour
    • Complementary metro pass
    • Traditional dinner in a cozy cafe (on tours with included dinner option)
    • 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
    • Dinner
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees (if any, depending on your preferences)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - VDNKh Ice Skating Rink
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223 Russia

    Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  

    This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at about 10am and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.  

    10.00am Start your magical journey in the lobby of your hotel. Set off on a Christmas journey with your friendly local guide and listen to the exciting stories about Russian history and traditions. Your first destination will be the VDNKh Soviet park and pavilions (or VVC). Explore unique pavilions representing former Soviet republics and check out the largest skating rink in Europe that can accommodate up to 4500 people.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: VDNKh Ice Skating Rink, Mira Avenue, 119, Moscow 129223 Russia

    Sample local snacks and pastries and wash your food down with a glass of mulled wine, if you like (at your own expense).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    11.30am Next, soak up festive vibes at the prominent Red Square’s Christmas and New Year Market. Stroll through the colorful stalls, enchanting houses and chalets, and keep an eye out for gifts you might want to pick up. You may want to take a ride on the carousels, see the street magicians’ performances and indulge your sweet tooth with traditional Russian dishes like blini with caviar or pirogies.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    12.00pm Drop in at the adjacent GUM, world-known luxury department store lined with twinkling Christmas decorations. Relish its gorgeous festive interiors and feel like a part of Soviet epoch in its authentic Stolovaya 57 cafe. Your appetite sated, continue to the Manezhnaya square. Lose yourself in the magic coniferous forest and admire the scenes from popular Russian fairy tales.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    1.00pm Next, head to Kuznetskiy Most, home to the voguish Christmas trees gallery. Get impressed by “Magic 3D Sky” on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow Russia

    If you are lucky, see Christmas theatrical street performances - ancient and modern, Russian and foreign - ambling down Kamergerskiy Lane.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    2.00pm Proceed to Tverskaya Square with its dazzling symbol of the coming year - the number 2018. Learn about Christmas traditions of various European countries watching the fantastic performances of foreign theaters. Marvel at spectacular ice ballets staged by the world-famous master of figure skating Peter Chernyshev with participation of prominent Russian athletes at Novopushkinskiy Skver. Get a chance to snap amazing photos wandering along the astonishing decorated light tunnel at Tverskoy Boulevard (all performances happen on particular dates and hours, and are not guaranteed on tour).

    3.00m You can finish the tour at your hotel or in downtown Moscow.(to be discussed with your guide on tour).

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel or vacation rental.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not 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
    • Near public transportation
    • 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
  • 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 Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P68

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