Holiday Special - Christmas in Nikolskaya Street



Nikolskaya Street, Moscow, Russian Federation
30 mins

About the tour

Christmas and New Year holidays season is one of the best times to visit Moscow. I invite you to walk with me along the luminous city to feel the magic of a Russian winter and through one of the oldest quarters of Moscow, the Kitay Gorod neighborhood strolling the ancient Nikolskaya Street. Today, this main street of the capital is full of life. It is the cultural center of the city. This time of year Moscow turns into a wonderland of snow. You will learn about the history of New Year and Christmas celebrations in Russia, uncover why Russians celebrate Christmas in January but exchange presents on New Year’s night, we will talk about Russian customs and traditions and festive Russian food. Get your hot holiday drink and walk with me along Moscow glowing lights!

Meet your local guide


Anna is incredibly passionate about her job as a Moscow guide: every time she sees her guests catching their breath in a beautiful cathedral or smiling with a joy in the Red Square, she feels she's doing something right! As a true local, she knows that Moscow is an ever-changing metropolis and strives to communicate the diversity and contrasting characteristics of her native city - modern and ancient Moscow - at the same time. Anna loves showing Moscow from the perspective of a local - the striking and important history, beautiful architecture and modern lifestyle with hustle and bustle rhythm, authentic gastro-clusters and beautifully hidden lanes. We hope you can join Anna for an unforgettable tour of this wonderful city!

Anna has been guiding since Jan 2016

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Moscow with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Moscow. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Kate M.

03 January 2021

Another wonderful tour.

Marjorie W.

29 December 2020

Russia looks awesome! Beautiful at Christmas!

Tim B.

29 December 2020

The Christmas lights looked beautiful.

Patricia N.

29 December 2020

Very good tour.

Amanda J.

29 December 2020

Moscow, Moscow. So good we did it twice! We loved this trip with Anna. Moscow is now on my wish list of places to visit, especially over the festive period. We did the trip in daylight, with some sound issues as the mic battery was frozen! and again after dark too see all of the lights. I’m so glad we did both as the architecture is amazing, but the lights are magical. Anna was so interesting and informative, giving religious and political context spanning centuries. Highly recommended.

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