MUSCOVITES, SHOW ME YOUR MOSCOW!
“Moscow Greeter” is the first Greeter project in
Russia to provide walking tours in
Moscow for foreign visitors.
This service can be used only once per stay in the
"Moscow Greeter" relies exclusively on donations from our guests.
Only few years have passed since 2010, when the first Russian
Greeter project “Moscow Greeter” was launched. But within this
short period of time the opportunity to see Moscow, not the official one
(aristocratic, made famous by hundreds of paintings and thousands of
postcards), but rather the one having its own daily life and hidden from
tourists’ eyes, was used by visitors from
more than twenty
Instead of specially trained guides who provide Moscow excursions, it’s
of the Russian capital themselves - Greeters
(usually foreign language students) who operate the
walking city tour
in Moscow, showing “other” Moscow’s lanes and alleys. They show to guests their
"own" Moscow, the one they know and love… the city
that no guide book, even the most detailed one, can reveal to tourists.
Guide books may only cover major Moscow
attractions. But during Moscow’s
long history more than 3,500 streets, alleys, avenues, squares,
roads and riverside promenades totalling over 5,000 kilometres; along
with 645 operating orthodox cathedrals, churches, chapels and 8 abbeys;
were built in the city. Every street in Moscow is not only a unique place to visit, but also contains
thousands of stories and legends in every stone...
Moscow walking tour
with the city’s inhabitants - Greeters are
carried out in small groups of up to 6 people, at the most convenient time to
the Moscow’s visitors.
Moscow tours last 2 to 4 hours, depending on
itinerary and the participants’ wishes. The sightseers may also choose
language the volunteer guide uses.
Each Greeter decides what to show visitors in
the Russian capital. But if the tourists have any specific desires, they
are likely to be fulfilled.
Want to see Moscow like a Muscovite during your travel to Russia? To
obtain this, you only need to send a reservation
request for a
walking tour in Moscow.
We also want to point out that the “Moscow Greeter” voluntary project is
part of the international “Global
Greeter Network”. This organization's members conduct free tours for
foreign visitors in the world’s most famous cities: