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).
VDNKh and Cosmonaut Museum Tour
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.
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.
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English language tour
Children from 7 to 16 yearsUS$ 28.90
Children under 7Free
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
Queue free access to the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics and entry to the VDNKh exhibition centre
When to book?
You can book up until 5 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
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.
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Museum of Cosmonautics.