17th and 24th June Moscow Metro Tour

While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city 129keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground.

The Moscow Metro was one of the USSRs most ambitious architectural projects. The metro artists and architects worked to design a structure that embodied a bright future. With reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grand chandeliers the Moscow Metro is as much a demonstration of artistic Russian virtuosity as a mass-transit masterpiece.

A journey on the Moscow Metro can be so much more than merely a trip A to B. Instead, it is a lesson in Russia’s history and architecture where one encounters Lenin, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin. The last 80 years of Russia history is unveiled before your eyes.

The stations range in design, from palatial baroque marble and granite structures to modern iron and glass, revealing the tastes, ideals, hopes, expectations and disappointments of past eras.

Meeting: We meet outside Novokuznetskaya metro station at 12h

Cost: 1500 rub per person


People wait for the train in Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow August 17, 2013. The Moscow metro was opened in 1935, and carries more passengers daily than the London and New York metro systems combined. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)