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Soviet History Tours in Moscow

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Soviet history comes alive in Moscow, once the capital of the Soviet Union and the region’s heart for hundreds of years. Here’s what you need to know about uncovering the city’s Soviet past in various Moscow history tours.

Space Tours
Learn about the space race with a visit to the Museum of Cosmonautics, located at the base of a monument to the Conquerors of Space, followed by a stop at VDNKh, or the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. A longer tour may include a stop at the Mosquarium, the largest aquarium in Europe.

Cold War Tours
Join a fascinating tour that provides insight into how World War II (known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia) affected the Soviet Union. Travel by Metro to visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden, and a monument to the head of the Soviet Army. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a tour of Bunker 42, a former secret Soviet bunker located below the streets of Moscow that now serves as a museum to the Cold War.

Communism Tours
Take an evening city tour and stroll around notable buildings and squares including a memorial to Soviet labor camp prisoners, Revolution Square, Lubyanka Square, and the former KGB headquarters. You might also take a tour to Lenin's Mausoleum or of the Kremlin and Red Square.

Soviet Life Tours
Take a private tour to get a taste of life in Soviet Moscow. Travel by the Moscow Metro to historic sites such as VDNKh, the Central Moscow Library, the Christ the Savior Cathedral, Red Square, and the famous GUM department store, then join your tour guide for lunch or dinner at the notable Stolovka 54 diner. Alternatively, take a late-night Metro and Stalin skyscrapers tour to enjoy the beauty of Moscow's metro stations and other Soviet era architecture without the crowds.

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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour, Moscow, null
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Explore the treasures of Moscow — over 20 must-see sites and attractions on this private full-day tour . Experience the most established settlement and walk ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour, Moscow, City Tours
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Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.21
Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Walking Tours
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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel and will take you with Moscow Metro to the Red Square. Next 3 hours you will spend listening to ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.77
Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin, Berlin, Cultural Tours
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Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Discover Berlin’s tumultuous history on a private 4-hour historical walking tour. Your private guide will tailor the tour to meet your interests, so you can ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.53
Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils Cathedral from a Local ... 
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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils Cathedral from a Local Perspective

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

You can’t go to Moscow and miss the classic sites like Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral — but that doesn't mean you have to see them like a tourist! Get a ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.81
Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH, Moscow, City Tours
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Private Tour of Moscow's Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Dive into one of the greatest battles between The Soviet Union and United States – The Space Race.  Immerse yourself in the Soviet era by going back to the ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 140 Reviews

This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the staging ground of the military conflict between the Western world and the communist world. With your expert ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.70
Soviet History Tour in Moscow, Moscow, Walking Tours
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Soviet History Tour in Moscow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

On this 5-hour private Soviet tour you'll see the famous Red Square , home to the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Lobnoe Mesto and the Lenin's Mausoleum , ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.00
East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Get an authentic feel of East Berlin on a guided half-day walking tour. On this tour perfect for history buffs, see the German capital's top attractions, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.70
Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics Tour, Moscow, Walking Tours
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Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This 4-hour museum tour will take you on a journey through Russia's role in the history of space exploration.The Museum contains more than 3,500 exhibits and ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.26

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