The Cathedral of Christ the Savior was built by the order of Emperor Alexander I as a symbol of gratitude to God for saving Russia in the Patriotic War of 1812 and in commemoration of the Russian army’s victory over Napoleon. Construction of the Cathedral began in September of 1839 and took more than 44 years to complete with the help of voluntary public donations. During the Communist era in 1931, the Cathedral was pulled down and replaced by an open swimming pool. In the early 1990s, a public fund was established to raise money for the costly project of its rebuilding. The Cathedral is a statement of the re-establishment of power and prestige of the Orthodox Church and one of Moscow’s most impressive ecclesiastical buildings.


  • $120 per person starting from 2 guests

Operating days:

  • Daily 

Tour includes:

  • 3 hours of guide service including pick up and drop off at the hotel
  • Tour of the Cathedral and Observation platform
  • 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
  • Please avoid shorts, mini skirts, women should cover heads and shoulders

Booking and cancellation policy:

  • We recommend to make the booking 15-30 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 will incur a 50% cancellation fee of the total amount as the entrance tickets are non-refundable
  • 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 date 
  • All cancellations or change of dates can be done by phone or email


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