On this tour you will go on a journey through time, to discover the provincial Moscow of the 18th and 19th centuries. You will explore the charming district across the river from the Kremlin, with its quiet streets dominated by two-story buildings with brightly colored facades, stone lions, neo-Classical columns, and decorative plasterwork. And, of course, the gold domes and spires of this district’s many beautiful churches. The guide will tell you about the history of this district of the city, and the people who used to live and work here.
In the middle of this fascinating district there is a jewel - the famous Tretyakov Gallery, one of the great art museums of the world, where you will be able to discover the whole history of Russian art, from precious ancient icons to the avant-garde paintings of the early 20th Century.
After lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant we will take you on a tour to discover some of Moscow’s strangest and most unexpected buildings, old and new, including the Locomotive, the Egg, the Beehive, the Pagoda and the Fairy Tale cottage, among others. Our guide will tell you the stories of these eccentric buildings and the people who commissioned them.