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Greet your guide in Moscow’s Chistye Prudy district and set out to discover the city’s lesser-known and sometimes darker side.

See the monument to 19th-century playwright Alexander Griboyedov, and hear about his gruesome murder in Persia in 1829. Delve into sidestreets as your guide points out landmarks, and ride the famous ‘Annushka’ tram as you hear the rumors that surround it, to Kitay Gorod, Moscow’s oldest neighborhood.

Arrive in Khitrovka, a hub of criminality in the 1800s. Learn how thieves and convicts reigned here, and hear about the 17th-century count Jacob Bruce, rumored to have dabbled in witchcraft.

Visit Kilometer Zero, the point from where Russia’s distances are measured, and follow the tradition of tossing a coin here while making a wish. Uncover stories about the nearby buildings and finally, relax at the atmospheric Soviet-era Cheburechnaya Café over a Russian beer and snack (own expense).

Your tour ends here.
Locations visited
Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka
Khitrovka (Khitrovskaya Ploshad)
Chistye Prudy
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Overview
Mystery and Moscow have always gone hand-in-hand, but uncovering the city’s hidden and often dark past is difficult without a guide. This evening tour leads you around tucked-away suburbs to discover historical stories and sights you’d probably miss if exploring alone. Delve into backstreets and squares, ride the vintage ‘Annushka’ tram, hear tales of murder and criminality, and visit a retro pub for insight into life in Soviet times.
Highlights
  • Discover a hidden side of Moscow on an evening walking tour
  • Go off-grid and delve deeper into the city’s dark past than you could alone
  • Roam suburbs where crime once ruled, ride the ‘Annushka’ tram, and more
  • Learn tales of murder, mystery, and sorcery that most visitors never hear
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Reviewed 1 week ago
An absolute must for the inquisitive

We were a small group of 6. The guide Elena was knowledgeable, witty and eager to show us places one would not normally see: bohemian bookshop, artists ateliers, and the regeneration of Khitrovka. I had read Gilyarovsky's MOSCOW AND THE MOSCOVITES, so was delighted to...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A good walk

A lovely little tour with some interesting information. If you want detail then this might not the tour for you but we enjoyed hearing the stories and seeing unusual places that we would have thought worthy of our time. A pleasant way to spend the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
off grid,tourist free tour

i took the tour during FIFA world cup,tour was very good,we went to places that tourists don't go there usually,our guide was very informative and friendly and gave us any info or suggestion we asked about. highly recommend.

Thank Hesham A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great Moskow summary

The tour was very good, our tour guide Polina was great! She gave not only historical facts but also interesting and fun info! Thank you so much!

Thank Aysin O
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Free walking tour

Amazing tour with very nice tour guides who spoke very good English and made the tour fun and exciting. Would recommend for anyone and would recommend them to do more of what they have to offer

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