Whichever of Moscow city tours that you choose you will definitely be introduced to the best of the city's sights. The majority of the Moscow city tours cover such prominent attractions as: the Kremlin, the Army Museum Diamond Fund, Kolomenskoye Estate, New Maidens Covenant, Tretakov Gallery, Spaso-Andronikov Monastery, and the Moscow Metro.
Most Moscow city tours start in the heart of the city at the Red Square that houses St. Basil's Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, Lenin's Grave, and many other sites. The most famous in the city is the Kremlin and it is regarded as the most visited site in the city. Its present fortifications were constructed in the late 15th century with walls about 6-19 meters high, two kilometers in length, and about 3-6 meters thick. The Kremlin has expanded to include twenty towers as of today and many archeological monuments on its territory, like the Cathedral of Annunciation, the Cathedral of Assumption, and the Palace of the Patriarch, Diamond Fund, the Army Museum, and others. The Kremlin is the official residence of the President and seat of the national government. The Army Museum is a popular and attractive site because of its collection of ancient gold and silver utensils, weapons, and carriages. In the expedition of the Diamond Fund, tourists can observe the Crown of the Russian Empire, national and foreign medals, and beautiful pieces of jewelry, including giant diamonds. The State Tretyakov Gallery founded in the XIX century by factory owner Pavel Tretyakov features Russian art of the 6th through 20th centuries. New Maidens Covenant is a great monastery that played a critical role in some significant events of Russian history. Its museum has a large of jewelry, books, and icons.
The Spaso-Andronikov Monastery makes itself conspicuous among the other Moscow sights. Among its memorials are the Savior's Cathedral, which is the oldest building in the city and the Central Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art, featuring a grand collection of books, manuscripts, and icons. Art lovers are attracted by the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, constructed in 1912 and containing original pieces of art. Today the museum exhibits an original collection of Dutch paintings from the 17th century and a collection of Western European Art from the 13th through 14th centuries.
Since 1935, the Moscow Metro has been in operation and is one of the most beautiful metros in the world. Originally, connecting 13 stations, it has expanded to include as many as 150 stations and the construction of new lines is under way. The stations of the Moscow Metro are looks like underground palaces; they are decorated with sculpture, granite, and marble. During the Moscow tours, the tourists have a chance to view the most beautiful stations, including Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya, Belorusskaya, and Mayakovskaja. The latter has been granted the status of a unique architectural monument.
Most Moscow city tours are available all year round. They last about three hours approximately. The price of the tour may vary depending on the number of sites that are included in your tour package. The price of the car tour that includes the Kremlin Cathedral and the Army Museum is 103 Euro for one person, 130 Euro for two people, and 171 Euro for three people. Prices usually include transportation, entrance fees, and guided tours.