Holiday Special - Magical Red Square



Red Square, Moscow, Russian Federation
30 mins

About the tour

Christmas and New Year is one of the best times to visit Moscow. We invite you to walk through this luminous city to feel the magic of a Russian winter because at this time of the year Moscow turns into a snowy wonderland. You will learn about the history of New Year and Christmas celebrations in Russia and uncover why Russians celebrate Christmas in January but exchange presents on New Year’s night. We will even get to talk about festive Russian food! All while discovering the magical Red Square. On this tour, you'll get to experience the cultural and architectural background of such gems as the magnificent St Basil's Cathedral, GUM Department Store, onion-domed Orthodox Kazan Cathedral, and Lenin's mausoleum, all lit up with magical Christmas lights. Make sure you have a hot holiday drink with you - Moscow gets cold this time of year!

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.

See a tour in action

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

Felix L.

22 January 2021

Awesome tour sight given, look forward to more of Moscow insight tour

Hilary B.

06 January 2021

Anna is very enthusiastic about her Country and it's history. I intend to book more of her tours. I learnt so much about Russian history and traditions

Gail R.

02 January 2021

Really enjoyed the tour. Thank you for all the interesting information!

Mary D.

01 January 2021

Kept asking for tips. A little off-putting.

Fiona d.

01 January 2021


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