Kitay-Gorod is a small settlement just beyond the Kremlin. The walls were erected in the 16th century by the mother of Ivan the Terrible and later dismantled by Stalin. Over the centuries, Kitay-Gorod was inhabited by merchants and entrepreneurs who left their mark on the buildings and architecture that remains there today. You can trace the development of Russian architectural thought from medieval times to present day by visiting its many streets. This ancient Moscow district is full of churches and monasteries, restaurants and cafes, ministries and state organizations.

Take a stroll down Varvarka Street and admire the medieval architecture. View the Boyar Romanov residence that preserves the origins of the second Royal dynasty. The Old English Court used to house the first foreign embassy in Russia during the reign of Ivan the Terrible and Elizabeth I of England. 

The first Hollywood movie that was shot in Moscow during the Soviet era was “Red Heat” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Kitay-Gorod was the filming location.

Then take a walk in the urban Zaryadye park. Zaryadye is a historical district in Moscow that was established in the 12th century within Kitay-Gorod between Varvarka Street and Moskva River. The name means “the place behind the rows,” i.e., behind the market rows. Now it’s a new recreational area that was opened to the public in 2017. The park features four Russian natural zones: the northern landscape, meadowland, the steppe, and a temperate zone forest. One of the main attractions is the “Soaring Bridge” over the Moskva River, where you can admire the breathtaking view of the Kremlin.

Additional information

Number of persons1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Price for the private tour:

  • 1 person – $180  
  • group of 2 – $95 per person
  • group of 3 – $70 per person
  • group of 4 – $60 per person
  • group of 5 and more – $50 per person

Operating days:

  • Daily 

Tour includes:

  • 3 hours of guide service including pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Admission to Romanov Boyars Chambers or Old English Court
  • Subway tickets

Additional info:

  • Please indicate preferred pick up time and place
  • This tour is a private walking tour with the use of subway
  • Please dress in accordance with the weather conditions

Booking and cancellation policy:

  • We recommend booking 7-15 days in advance during the peak season from May to September
  • Booking of the tour can be made not less than 3 days prior to the date of the tour
  • After the tour is booked the cancellation charge of 20% of the total amount will be applied
  • There will be no refund for the cancellation of the tour made less than 48 hours prior to the booked tour
  • Change of the date of the tour can be done within 48 hours prior to the tour 
  • All cancellations or change of dates can be done by phone or email