Please get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or WhatsApp at +7 (903) 240-0786.
Our private tours are led only by professional fully licensed Moscow tour guides. Our guides are passionate local experts in a variety of fields including history, cuisine, architecture, theology and economics. Our areas of expertise may differ, but we are united by a lifelong curiosity, by a passion for sharing our knowledge and our love to the city of Moscow. All our guides are fluent in English.
Our tours are available in three main categories: Private Tours, Small-Group Tours, and Custom Tours.
Children are more than welcome on all our tours and it’s free for infants two years or under. We have had families with children of all ages on our tours and everyone enjoyed.
We do always suggest doing a private tour if you are coming with young children under the age of 8 years old. We have a Family Friendly tour, specifically designed for families with children. The rest of our tours, however, are designed for adults or teenagers with an interest in history and arts. There is no minimum age requirement. Of course, it depends on the personality and interest level of your children.
Please also remember, if you have a stroller it can be tough going up and down the subway stairs. If you have an infant we have found that being able to strap your baby to your chest or back is a lot easier.
Yes, of course! We do run private tours for solo travellers, this is no problem.
We include pick-up and drop-off from your hotel / Airbnb apartment (located in central Moscow) for all our Private tours if the private transportation included. For walking tours, your guide will pick you at your hotel.
Our licensed guides have all trained for a minimum of 16 months to get their diplomas and speak English fluently. They have been selected not only because of the knowledge and experience they bring but thanks to their ability to adapt to different publics: children, seniors, foodies, art lovers, multi-generation families, coming for weddings, corporate groups. Our guides all have a desire to share their knowledge and passion for Moscow, the art and the history of Russia.
Yes of course. We might just need a minibus instead of minivans and we will need some reservation for groups, etc. So, please contact us at email@example.com and we will work it out
If you do not find a specific tour on our website, please do not hesitate to send us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will work it out. There is a very big chance that we can help you.
And we also offer fully customized tours. Do not hesitate to contact us about visiting museums, sightseeing and landmarks, which are not listed on our website
It’s never late to ask. Please contact us by email at email@example.com or call / WhatsApp +79032400786. We will try to find the best guide for you, even at the last minute!
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to find you a guide with your language.
Lunch is not included in the normal price of tours. Tours with a duration of 5 hours or more include a lunch break in the centre of Moscow or at the best local countryside restaurant for refreshment. For many years we found that the great majority of our guests wished to indulge with the Russian cuisine.
Moscow with local guests can now benefit from the option of pre-booking a meal at the restaurant with the best Russian dishes, so you will skip the waiting at the for a table and waiting for the food to be cooked. In addition, the food is freshly prepared in time for your arrival – the perfect way to maximise your sightseeing time and still be able to experience some of the best Russian food.
Where entrance fees are included on certain tours, this is always clearly stated on the page of the specific tour.
Yes, we require a full prepayment for all our tours.
Please, go to the page of the tour you want to take and fill the form at the bottom of the page with the date of your desired tour and other details.
When we receive your information we will send you the payment link, so you can safely pay online for your tour.
We’ll send you the confirmation of your trip via email. If you don’t receive your confirmation within 24 hours of booking, please contact us at email@example.com an we’ll fix it for you.
If you are running late for your private tour, please do contact your guide or our office to let us know. Your Moscow with Locals guide will wait for you for 30 minutes at the arranged meeting point. Please note that, if you arrive late at the meeting point, your private tour may be shortened to finish at the original scheduled time.
Please come 10 minutes before the start of the tour so that we are ready to go promptly.
After your tour, you’ll get an email asking for your feedback. If for some reason you don’t receive a feedback email, you can also provide feedback on our website by going to the Reviews page. We welcome all comments and appreciate you taking the time to review your experience.
Do you offer small group tours in other languages?
We’re all about getting into the places big tours can’t do, so we are keen to ensure that the groups are not too large. Usually, there is a group of 5-8 people on a tour. On rare occasions, there may be slightly more travellers.
When you complete the online booking, you will be sent a confirmation email that has all of the tour details, including the location of the meeting point and how to get there.
If you cannot find a tour departure time that fits your schedule, please feel free to send us a Private Group Tour Request or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your available times. We want to help make the most of your time here in Moscow and will try our best to arrange a tour to fit your schedule.
Yes, Moscow with Locals Gift Certificates are available for all Food tours and experiences offered. To purchase or learn more about our Gift Certificates click on our Gift Certificates page.
Once a gift certificate is purchased, the purchaser has one year to use the gift certificate
We do not offer a waitlist at this time. If a date and time is sold out, please email at email@example.com what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
We also have a Private Group option available which allow more flexibility with the date and time availabilities, please see our Private Group Experience page for more details.
There is minimal content and location overlap across the tours and events. Many guests enjoy attending more than one adventure during their stay in Moscow
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on our Moscow Small Group tours. Most of the places we visit have stairs and may be challenging for those with wheelchairs or other assistive devices
If you are wheelchair-bound and would like a culinary tour, please contact us about a custom tour.
An advance ticket purchase is mandatory. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximise your chances of getting the date, time, and a number of tickets you prefer, please book in advance. Tickets can only be purchased online with a bank card payment or by calling +1 (917) 540-2441. Cash on the day of the tour is not accepted.
You should instantly receive an email with a link to download your confirmation with all the details of your private tour: guide contact details, meeting point, maps etc. If there is any change in the meeting point or guide contact details, we will resend you a newly updated confirmation per email. If we are unable to provide a private guided tour that you have requested or if your request is taking longer to fulfil than planned, we will let you know per email as soon as possible.
All customers have to pay a small booking fee charged by our ticket provider.
The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can’t change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.
Once you’ve made your booking, your tour is automatically confirmed. See you at the meeting point!
Your guide will wait at the designated Meeting Point with a signage with name of the tour printed on it.
If you’re running late, please call us or Whatsapp at +7 (903) 240 0786 to find out where to meet your guide and group if they have already left the first stop. As of right now we only offer each tour once per day, so it is not possible to join a later tour. Refunds will not be given for any portion of the tour missed due to lateness.
The Guide will leave promptly at the designated time. Although there may be an introduction to the tour nearby, this will be brief.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
A Food Tour is an activity, led by a local culinary guide, who brings a group of people around an interesting area, stopping frequently at a variety of different locations to taste a number of different food and beverages.
Absolutely not! Our food tours combine visiting temples, architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience.
We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your time in Moscow. So you will have plenty of time to revisit your favourite food tasting locations and explore Moscow’s hidden gems.
And there is not one day that works better than another.
You won’t be hungry! It is enough food for everyone. Trust us: you won’t need to go to another restaurant after the food tour.
All guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason.
Moscow with Locals Food Tours do not finish at the same location as the meeting point. All experiences end in Moscow city centre within walking distance to hotels, Red Square and other local attractions.
The exact starting point and ending point of each tour will be provided once tickets are purchased. Your guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the event.
Absolutely! We welcome solo travellers and couples on our Moscow Food Walk and Night and the Dinner at the Monastery!
Please be aware that our tours typically sell out so you can expect to share the experience with other foodie travellers from all around the world.
We do not offer Food tours in any language except English.
On our Moscow Food Tour, we take 7 people maximum. If you are more than 7 people, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to see if we can accommodate.
On our Dinner at the Monastery, we can accommodate up to 15 people.
Yes, we have a bespoke version of Moscow Food Walk that runs in the evenings. Just let us know and we will arrange it for you. It will be a private tour for your group only.
There is minimal content and location overlap across the tours and events. All tastings are unique to each tour. Many guests enjoy attending more than one adventure during their stay in Moscow
Not more than you can handle! On our Moscow Food Tour we normally walk around 2 kilometres (a little more than one ьшду)
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on our Moscow group food tours. Most of the places we visit have stairs and may be challenging for those with wheelchairs or other assistive devices
Absolutely! During the online booking process, each participant will be asked to tell us if they have any special food requirements or food allergies. If someone has a special food requirement or food allergy, we will do our best to substitute the food or drink tasting with something else, however, we cannot guarantee that all tastings can be substituted.
On our Food Tours, we can accommodate vegetarians and gluten intolerance, but not vegans or dairy intolerance.
Absolutely! We can substitute almost all of the non-vegetarian options for something vegetarian. During the online booking process, each participant will be asked to tell us if they have any special requirements. If someone is a vegetarian, we will do our best to substitute the food or drink tasting with something else. We do ask that you please inform us of WHAT TYPE of vegetarian you are, and what you eat and don’t eat so that we can find suitable alternatives for you.
We understand things come up, so we will happily change your date or time as long as we have availability. If you must make a change, please contact us. However, please be aware that some of our tours cannot be amended once you have booked them.
Your guide will wait at the designated Meeting Point with signage with the name of the tour printed on it.
Tipping is always optional and if you had a great time and want to thank your tour guide, gratuities are very much appreciated.