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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 Russian capital.

"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 countries.
 

Instead of specially trained guides who provide Moscow excursions, it’s the inhabitants 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 the 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:

 

 
Major cities: New-York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Houston, Chicago, Moscow, Berlin, Brussels, London, etc.
Towns: Nantes, Lyon, Mulhouse-Alsace, The Hague, Brighton, etc.
Various counties and regions: Kent (UK), Le Tarn-Albi, Nord Pas-de-Calais (France), etc.
 

 

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