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Tour of Soviet Moscow

Get to know the history of the USSR with this tour of Soviet Moscow, including a visit to the Cosmonaut museum and the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh).

Itinerary

The tour begins next to the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. This gigantic monument, over 100 metres tall and topped by a rocket was erected in 1964 to pay tribute to the successes of the Soviet space programme. The monolith also serves as the main entrance to the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics.

On our tour of the museum you will be able to see various types of satellites, capsules, rockets and space shuttles, as well as serving to inform the about the life of astronauts in space. You will see various space suits used by Russian cosmonauts, as well as food specially prepared to be eaten in space. In the interactive areas you can even feel first hand the sensation of space travel through a variety of videos, simulators and touch-sensitive displays.

Having visited the various halls of the permanent exhibition, the Soviet Moscow tour continues by visiting the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh), located behind the museum. This exhibition site was constructed under the aegis of the USSR in tribute to state achievements. Going through the Triumphal Arch, in the centre of this open space can be seen the Friendship of the Peoples Fountain, whose fifteen golden statues represent the fifteen republics of the USSR. Following this, you will also visit the exteriors of the enormous pavillions which reflected Soviet military power.

The tour will end at the entrance of the VDNKh exhibition ground.

Private Tour

If you would prefer to take this tour in private, you can reserve our private Moscow tour and inform the guide of your preferences. Private tours can be taken at any time or day of the week.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children from 7 to 16 years Children under 7
English language tour
US$ 41.80
US$ 29.80
Free

English language tour

  • Adults

    US$ 41.80
  • Children from 7 to 16 years

    US$ 29.80
  • Children under 7

    Free

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Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Queue free access to the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics and entry to the VDNKh exhibition centre

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 5 days before the activity as long as there are still places.

Printed voucher

We will send you a voucher that you must print to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

US$ 41.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Museum of Cosmonautics.