Moscow GUM is the main department store of Russia and one of the world famous sights. Millions of tourists come there not only to do shopping or have a good time but also to learn some helpful information on its history provided by an experienced guide. Like a mirror, GUM has always reflected the country’s most significant events. It used to be a place for people to live and trade corn and arms. They say within its walls great Russian leader Joseph Stalin had to cry in public. Built more than a century ago, today Moscow GUM keeps greeting both a Hollywood star and an ordinary person wandered off in one of the numerous selling floors.
For centuries GUM has preserved its original Old Russian style along with contemporary architectural interpretation. There has changed nothing except customers leaving satisfied on doing shopping at Chanel or Versace boutiques.
After the excursion there are the following possibilities for tourists to do alone: enjoy a scenic view of Red Square sitting at the table of a restaurant; listen to endless sounds of the famous fountain when strolling under the glass dome; take part in a thematic exhibition or arts festival; get engrossed in an interesting masterclass; arrange oneself (take a shower, have a shave, brush the teeth) in the historic toilet now considered a museum.
One more point of the excursion is the world-famous architectural complex of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square. Millions of tourists traditionally long to see St. Basil’s Cathedral; The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky who got people’s volunteer army together to batter Polish army; Eternal Light and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - the main War Memorial of the country situated in Aleksandrovsky Garden; Revolution Square / Ploshchad Revolyutsii and The State Historical Museum housing over 5 million exhibits that represents Russian culture and history; the Kremlin Towers; Nikolskaya Street – one of the oldest streets; Theatre (Teatralnaya) Square and the Bolshoi Theatre. As for the latter, each tourist will have a chance to compare the original with its prototype depicted on the 100-ruble bank note.
-A professional guide is at your service;
-Guide’s advice and recommendations;
-Admission to Moscow GUM;
-Outdoor sightseeing tour: Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Resurrection Gate of the Kitai-gorod, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the Place of Execution (Lobnoye mesto), Aleksandrovsky Garden (Memorial Wall, Eternal Light, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a formal ceremony of Guard Mounting), The State Historical Museum, The Kremlin Clock, Saviour (The Spasskaya) and The St. Nicholas (the Nikolskaya) Towers, Manege Square (the Monument to Marshal Zhukov, “Kilometre Zero”), Nikolskaya Street, Theatre (Teatralnaya) Square, the Bolshoi Theatre.
Documents to take along: passport (ID) or copy. Other recommended items: a camera. Put on comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
For armed, drunk visitors, visitors disturbing public order, visitors with animals, sharp-edged articles, flammable, explosive, toxic or malodorous substances entrance to the territory of Red Square is prohibited.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Tour Confirmation Within 12 Hours.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.