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Novodevichy Convent and Arbat District Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See the beautiful Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk along Arbat Street, one of the oldest surviving streets of Moscow
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Any time from 0800h (08:00am) - 1900h (07:00pm)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in the city. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in the city.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Explore the beautiful Novodevichy Convent, standing proud near the Moskva River, enjoy the breathtaking views from Vorobyevi Hills and discover one of Moscow's oldest areas; Arbat District.

    Visit the Kutuzovsky Prospect and find out why it is Moscow’s answer to New York’s Fifth Avenue. Stroll along Arbat Street, one of the oldest streets in Moscow, and discover the bars and cafes where the city’s intellectual elite spend their time.

    This Moscow sightseeing tour also takes you to the Victory Park and the Triumphal Arch built in tribute to Russia’s war victories.


    You are picked up from your hotel in Moscow (with Transport option only) and taken to:

    Vorobyevi Hills: Take in the incredible views of the city from an observation point atop the hills.

    Moscow State University: Admire the amazing architecture of the largest and oldest university in Russia. The university is housed in one of the city's seven enormous gothic skyscrapers and is the great seat of learning of some of Russia's most famous scholars and political figures, including the former President Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Novodevichiy Convent: The beautiful 16th century convent was founded by Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians ten years earlier. The convent is the final resting place of some of Moscow's most famous artists, writers, politicians and public figures. Admire the red and white crenellated walls and golden domes of the monastery.

    Victory Park: The huge memorial complex, constructed to celebrate the victory of the Great Patriotic War, includes endless fountains and monuments and the memorial Church of St George.

    The Triumphal Arch: The Arch is a tribute to the victory over Napoleon. Demolished at its original site outside Belarus Station in the 1930s, it was reconstructed in the Victory Park.

    Kutuzovsky Prospect: This is one of the grandest and the most picturesque in the capital. From here, you can see the Arch of Triumph and the memorial complex on Poklonnaya Hill.

    Arbat: One of Moscow's most charming and lively pedestrian streets, the Arbat boasts an impressive selection of cafes, restaurants and bars crammed full of artists.

    At the end of the tour, you will be returned to your hotel in the city.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel Pickup & Drop off (with Transport option only)
    • Private guide/translator
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
    The start time of this tour is flexible, please state your preferred start time when booking
    This is a private tour and operates with a minimum of two people.

  • Reviews
    • unlimited fun i have ever had before

      interesting trip...