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Modern & Bohemian Moscow

Highlights / General details

Learn about modern Moscow’s art movement and how it has shaped the urban look of the city.

Discover local artisans’ shops with one-of-a-kind items, as well as art and design galleries.

Along the way, snack like a true hipster at the city’s best vegan café.

Experience modern and bohemian Moscow along an off-the-beaten-path that’s also the city’s most important art and design district.

Hunt for rare records in a vinyl store filled with collectors’ editions.

Visit a shop that features the artwork of autistic children.

Inclusion

Local English-speaking guide; Vegan snack and drink.

Exclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and drinks; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for the guide.

Hours of operation

Available Tuesday - Sunday at 12:00pm.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Outside main entrance to Atrium shopping mall, Zemlyanoy Val, 33 (???????? ???, 33), metro station: Kurskaya.

Ending point: Metro Kurskaya.

Itinerary

Time to discover the artist within you!

Your Moscow tour starts in the ArtPlay district, the first neighborhood of its kind in the city, inspired by London galleries that occupy former industrial spaces. ArtPlay is home to Moscow trendiest studios, shops, and cafés. We’ll visit a shop where local artisans sell handmade earrings, bracelets, and clothing, as well as old postcards, pins, and other finds. We’ll also browse through the shop where they sell cups and t-shirts with prints made by autistic children.

After that, we’ll take a snack break at the best vegan place in the city; it has a great atmosphere and super delicious food. If the weather’s nice, we’ll gather in their small outdoor garden — but even if we can’t go outside, don’t worry as they have a very hip and stylish cafeteria.

Along the way, you’ll also learn a bit about recycling in Russia, as this is one of few places where they accept rubbish to recycle.

We’ll move on to a few art houses, including the British Higher School of Design and Winzavod, the center of modern arts and a former wine factory. We’ll visit several galleries situated within the property, they regularly change exhibits and always surprise guests with something really original.

While we’re here, you may have a chance to check out a local shop selling vinyl records. You can find rare collectors’ (vintage)records as well as some modern editions — a true highlight for vinyl lovers! There are also a few souvenir shops with extraordinary finds — bring your spending money for gifts to bring back home!

At the end of the tour, if you’re feeling hungry, you can stay for a meal at the marvelous café serving tasty dishes and welcoming staff. If not, your guide will accompany you to the closest metro station, leaving you free to explore more of Moscow on your own.

Additional Information

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Participant restrictions

Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Policies

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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