Guided tours for your long stay in Moscow
and tours out of town

These guided tours are recommended for those who have more time available in the capital of Russia or have settled in Moscow. Send me, your personal guide, an email at julia@iwir.ru or fill in the form and let me design a perfect customized tour for you, or simply design an individual programme by combining various tours listed below.

Space Museum Tour

Space Museum Tour

Space Museum Tour

The fact that Russia/USSR was the first to launch a man to orbit the Earth is unbeatable. The Space Exploration Museum in Moscow is there to reveal the adventurous and fascinating story of how the USSR team of scientists, engineers and military test pilots – and even dogs! - made it to the space, around the Earth and even beyond, to Mars and Venus.

Bunker 42 Tour (Stalin Bunker Tour)

Bunker 42 Tour (Stalin Bunker Tour)

Bunker 42 Tour (Stalin Bunker Tour)

This truly unique facility, a cold war relic, sometimes dubbed as the Moscow secret catacombs, was created shortly after the WW2 to provide shelter in case of a direct nuclear bomb strike. This bunker is huge in size and consists of four massive underground halls each the size of a Moscow metro station connected by a maze of tunnels. We are happy to offer you a tour to one of the very few Cold War bunkers that have been not only declassified, but made accessible to public.

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Museum of the Great Patriotic War in the Victory park contains two levels with the memorial halls of Grief and Glory. In 6 dioramas in the first level images of major battles of the Eastern front (Moscow, Stalingrad, St.Petersburg, Kursk, Kiev, Berlin) are reconstructed quite vividly. The second level represents samples of weapons and amunition of two armies, along with the big collection of photoes, artifacts and installations.

Battle of Borodino Panorama Museum

Battle of Borodino Panorama Museum

Battle of Borodino Panorama Museum

This museum was erected 150 years after the battle of Borodino to house the 115-meter long, 15-meter high 360° painting of the battle on Sept.7, 1812. The battle was fought 85 km West of Moscow on the vast field near the village Borodino between Napoleon on the French side and Kutusov on the Russian side. The panorama painted by a well known battle painters Franz Roubaud is an amazing feat of artistic and historical reconstruction.

State History Museum Tour in Moscow

State History Museum Tour in Moscow

State History Museum Tour in Moscow

A prominent building in Red Square featured in many photographs, the State History Museum is an attraction on its own right. This place is worth a visit inside – big and spacious, no other museum would give you a more comprehensive and coherent overview of the Russian history from the times when giant mammoths roamed the Russian plan in the Ice Age until the Revolution of 1917.

Interiors of St. Basil's Cathedral

Interiors of St. Basil's Cathedral

Interiors of St. Basil's Cathedral

There is nothing more iconic about Russia than St. Basil’s Cathedral. This landmark building that was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible has a captivating history behind it, and today is accessible to visitors as a museum. There are several interesting facts about it, such as the fact relating to its unusual architecture – indeed, it’s not one cathedral, but many churches sharing the same foundation.

Vladimir and Suzdal Tour

Vladimir and Suzdal Tour

Vladimir and Suzdal Tour

The cities of Vladimir and Suzdal are far older than Moscow and were prosperous medieval cities while Moscow was just a small settlement on the boundary of Vladimir-Suzdal principality. Vladimir and Suzdal are located 200km to the northeast of Moscow, and 30 km away from each other. One-day round-trip tour necessitates early departure from Moscow and late arrival.

Sergiev Posad - out of Town Tour

Sergiev Posad - out of Town Tour

Sergiev Posad - out of Town Tour

St. Trinity and Sergius Monastery is the centerpiece of Sergiev Posad, a town located 60 km (40 miles) away from Moscow. If you have a day to spare and would like to experience a little bit of real Russia, it is a good idea to travel to this pristine place; it’s also a chance to see the Russian countryside, fields, forests and ubiquitous dacha houses.

Leo Tolstoy Town Estate Museum Tour

Leo Tolstoy Town Estate Museum Tour

Leo Tolstoy Town Estate Museum Tour

Leo Tolstoy - the author behind such classics as Anna Karenina and War and Peace. His works has been translated into dozens of languages, and he is recognized as one of the greatest writers of the world. No wonder Leo Tolstoy, even in the Soviet time, has been a cultural icon whose life and works have been carefully studied and whose houses and belongings have been carefully preserved.

The Diamond Fund of Russia

The Diamond Fund of Russia

The Diamond Fund of Russia

The Diamond Fund of Russia is located within the Armoury inside the Kremlin, but it is a museum of a different kind. It features the collection of Russian Crown Jewels, presents precious stones and metals mined on the territory of Russia – from emeralds and rubies to diamonds to rare nuggets of gold and platinum. It belongs to the Ministry of Finance and is one of three of the most famous in the world.