Moscow Metro Tour

Moscow Metro Tour

Tour duration:  1.5 hours

Driver service:  no


During the Moscow Metro Tour, your private guide will take you to the most beautiful stations. She will explain who and why needed the “underground” in the early 20th century, what theories and facts we now know about tunnels marked “Top Secret” by the USSR government, and why are some stations voiced by a female voice, and others by men’s voice. Doing the Metro Tour with a personal guide, versus going on your own, saves you time and helps you see a lot more as your guide will point out some things you would most likely miss on your own. 

Moscow Metro was one of the proudest achievements of the Soviet era! 


Its stations are the most decorous in the world. Many of the stations are palace-like, with marble, mosaics, stained glass, life-sized statues, and bronze fittings. Some central Metro stations became part of the architectural heritage of the capital along with Moscow Kremlin, royal estates, and mansions.  On some marble walls of Moscow Metro, you can find fossils of the Jurassic period. Some stations were used as Headquarters of the USSR Ministry of Defense during WWII. In one underground station, you can see the sky above your head. Another has the longest escalator in the world (126m / 413ft).  



  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
  • You must be able to walk long distance and stairs.
  • Not accessible with wheelchairs.
  • Groups over 5 people are provided with excursion equipment (earphones).
  • This tour is not possible on weekdays before 11:00 and 18:00 – 20:00.


Up to 4 per

7 500

Up to 10 per

11 000

Up to 15 per

13 000

Up to 20 per

16 000

  • Price listed for the whole group, not per person
  • Price includes pick up and drop off at your location within the city limit
  • Metro tickets are included
  • Children under 6 years old enter free of charge
  • Tours in Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew + 5 000 rub for group

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You only need to pay 50% as a deposit after preliminary tour confirmation. The deposit can be made via Credit Card Authorization Form on the Payment page. The other 50% are paid to your guide on the day of the tour. 


No problem! The exact amount in USD or Euro is calculated based on the exchange rate of the Central Bank on the day of payment.


If you cancel at least 72 before tour, we will fully refund your deposit (except purchased tickets). For later cancellations, see our Policy here.



Your guide will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel with your name board or an orange Explorus Travel sign.


Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Crowne Plaza do not allow holding up signs. The guide will be waiting by the reception desk.


Yes! We have some group tours in English that run in the summer months – June, July, August, September.

You can check those out on our Small Group Tours page.

My husband and I and another couple had the experience of a lifetime with company Explorus Travel. We have traveled the world, experienced several tour companies, but we can truthfully say that Explorus is in a class above.  Our experience far exceeded our expectations. After spending 6 days with Tatiana, she arranged for our guide in St. Petersburg, Marina, who was also exceptional. Our August, 2014 trip to Russia was one of our best trips because of the flawless service that we received from Explorus Travel. I would highly recommend Tatiana and her company to anyone who wants to have an amazing visit to Russia.

Laura & Bob

/ United States

We contacted Explorus via email and they were very responsive, helpful and flexible to our needs. We immediately booked the 4 hr tour of Moscow and a pick up from the airport. As we arrived, we met an extremely friendly and easy-to-talk-to person, which made us feel very welcome! We were very excited to start our tour. The tour was carried out by Tatyana and Julia. Both very informative and passionate about the city and its history. We were captivated by the stories and the delightful presentation. We gladly adsorbed every detail as everything was done in a very professional yet easy and friendly atmosphere. Also, the English was superb.
Very very very recommended! The rating of 5 is not enough to relay the magnitude of our satisfaction!

Noam & Alex

/ Israel

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC; Irene was like a walking encyclopedia, great fun and good sense of humour. If you are offered the chance to look round a ‘famous graveyard’ say YES it is really something else. Tatyana who was our driver was lovely too and so welcoming. Tatyana and Irene liaised to adjust our tour to fit our new priorities on the day and were a delight to spend time with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We did 9hr Moscow in a day tour, were weary (in a nice way) but delighted.

Marnie & Steve

/ England

We found Explorus Travel through Trip Advisor. The reviews were so outstanding that we decided to contact Explorus travel.

WOW, it was a five star service from day one. Tatyana is a excellent communicator and she worked hard helping us to customize and plan our 3 day tour in Moscow. When we were there, she went out of her ways to make sure everything was perfect with our tours. We had an amazing time in Moscow in July 2019 thanks to all the preparations that Tatyana did for us and the way she treated us when we were there. She provided for us tours in English and Spanish. Thank you Tatyana, Olga and Pavel for making our stay in Moscow unforgettable!!


/ United States

I only had a couple of hours to spare in between business meetings and signed up for the four hour Moscow tour with Veronica after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic and worth every penny. I was so impressed with my tour in Moscow that I booked the same tour in St. Petersburg. It was an efficient way to see the city in such a short period of time with excellent detailed interpretation. A must if you are limited for time but want to get a sense of the city.


/ Canada