A visit to Moscow will not be complete if you do not visit the marvels of The Kremlin and the treasures that it hides inside. On this 3 hour tour visit The Kremlin including the Cathedrals, The Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund. Dive into the rich history of the Russian empire with a detailed visit to all the major sights of the Kremlin.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment.
While walking toward the Kremlin your guide will provide you a brief history of Russia and Moscow so you have the context of what you are about to see.
After reaching The Kremlin you will enter through the Kutafia tower and will continue under Trinity Tower after which you will officially enter The Kremlin.
The tour guide will take you past the State Kremlin Palace, a Soviet-style building initiated by Nikita Khrushchev. The tour will continue to Ivan square past two marvels of truly Russian magnitude – Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell. You will continue your tour to the Cathedral Square a place that can be considered the cradle of Russian tsars and the Russian empire. The churches located on the Cathedral square are some of the most notable relics of the Russian orthodox religion and Russian heritage as a whole. Your guide will take you inside the Cathedral of the Archangel that hosts the tomb of infamous Ivan the Terrible. If you are interested your guide can take you inside the other churches on the Cathedral Square as well.
Afterward, you will head to the Armoury Chamber - one of the oldest museums of Moscow and the official museum of the Kremlin established in 1851. The Armoury takes its beginnings as the as the Royal Arsenal established back in 1508. Your guide will take you past the exquisite carriages of Elizabeth I and Alexander II, the swords of the liberators of Moscow - Minin and Pozaharsky, the Monomach Cap (hat) which to many has become the symbol of Russian autocracy. Other notable artifacts that you will see include Ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, helmet of Yaroslav II and various necklaces, weapons and much more. Finally, you will see the renowned Faberge eggs - incredible jewels of the collection that will undoubtedly be the highlight of your tour. After the visit you will never look at the history of the Russian Empire the same.
After you visit the Armoury you will proceed to the Diamond Fund - a unique collection of jewelry and natural gems that date back to the Treasury of Russian Crown established by Peter the Great in 1719. You will see the most notable parts of the collection including the Imperial Crown of Russia that was used in the coronation of the Russian Czars, and the Orlov and Shah diamonds.
Afterward, the guide will be happy to recommend and take you to a restaurant or a souvenir shop or take you back to your hotel.
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