Kremlin Tour (Kremlin + Armory + Diamond Fund) by Angel Tour: +7 (926) 435 8687, +79-ANGEL-TOUR
Moscow Kremlin Tour is a must-see for anyone who visits Moscow for the first time. Kremlin is an ancient castle of the 15th century, which was once the residence of Russian tsars. After 1917, the Kremlin housed the Soviet government. Now the Kremlin is the residence of the President of Russia.
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On this Kremlin Tour you'll see the Kremlin grounds, coronation place of all Russian tsars, who came to Kremlin for coronation even when Moscow was not Russia's capital.
The Kremlin Tour will include Kremlin Tour per se, Armory Tour and Diamond Fund Tour. The vast majority of the articles you'll see in the Armory during the Kremlin Tour were produced in the Kremlin workshops, including one of the world’s largest collections of royal coaches (there used to be dosens of them in the Kremlin). Skilled craftsmen of the Gold and Silver chambers of the Kremlin manufactured precious items of exceptional beauty for the tsars’ families. 2 workshops of the Stable office of the Kremlin produced ceremonial equestrian accessories. Ambassadorial gifts are an essential part of the Kremlin Tour.
Finally, during the Kremlin Tour we'll bring you to the Russian Diamond Fund to see the Crown of the Russian Empire – the richest diamond crown in the world, and many other riches of unbelievable beauty and value (e.g. over a hundred of gold and platinum nuggets in every shape and size).
On the Kremlin Tour you'll see:
- Heart of the Kremlin (Kremlin Tour)
- Tsar-Bell, the biggest bell in the world (Kremlin Tour)
- Tsar-Cannon, the largest gun in the world (Kremlin Tour)
- Coronation place of Russian tsars in the Kremlin (Kremlin Tour)
DOs and DON’Ts for the Kremlin Tour:
- DO ask questions. We, Kremlin Tour guides enjoy when visitors ask questions.
- DO take pictures on the territory of the Kremlin while on Kremlin Tour.
- DO take pictures while outdoors on the Kremlin territory during the Kremlin Tour.
- DON’T try to bring any knives, mustard, nerve, tear or any other type of gas or anything which might be considered as weapons, to the Kremlin Tour.
- You will visit the Tour of the Kremlin to know about its past. The Kremlin Tour guides’ job is tough. Please, DON’T ask Kremlin Tour guides whether there is democracy in Russia now or other questions pertinent to the Kremlin’s current home / foreign policy.
- DON'T be late for the Kremlin Tour.
Kremlin Tour is available any day except for Thursdays.
Some of the reviews of our Kremlin Tour
We spent most of the day in the Kremlin. Of course, went into St. Basil's, and many interesting things within the Kremlin.
Angel's Tour of the Moscow Kremlin review by Edda, California, USA
My wife and I have enjoyed the Kremlin tour very much and it was tremendous. We do greatly appreciate and admire the Kremlin tour.
Angel's Tour of the Moscow Kremlin review by Ahmed, Maldives
Some facts about the Moscow Kremlin and our Kremlin Tour for you to look at before going for Kremlin Tour
The Moscow Kremlin (or simply the Kremlin) is at the heart of Moscow. We’ll bring you to the Kremlin tour from any spot in Moscow.
The Moscow Kremlin overlooks Red Square, thus Kremlin Tour can be taken before or after the Red Square Tour.
The Moscow Kremlin is the best known of Kremlins and one of the Kremlin Tours we show during our tours.
The Moscow Kremlin includes palaces, cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. During the Kremlin Tour you can visit Patriarch’s Palace.
The Moscow Kremlin also includes Russian President working and parade residences – Grand Kremlin Palace. Tourists can visit Grand Kremlin Palace only during Grand Kremlin Palace Tour.
Cathedral Square is the heart of the Kremlin Tour.
The origin of the word Kremlin means ‘citadel’. However, ‘the Kremlin’ is often used as a synonym to refer to Russian government, just as earlier ‘the Kremlin’ was used to refer to the government of the USSR. Thus ‘Kremlinology’ is a science not about the architectural Kremlin, but about Soviet and Russian politics. We do not deal with Kremlinology during Kremlin Tours.
The word ‘Kremlin’ was first recorded in 1331.
Dmitri Donskoi replaced the oak walls of the Kremlin with limestone on the foundations of the current Kremlin walls. That Kremlin withstood a siege by Mongol-Tatars. His son resumed construction of churches in the Kremlin.
Ivan III invited Italian architects to rebuild the new Kremlin wall and towers, the new Kremlin palace for the prince and cathedrals of the Kremlin and you will see some of them during the Kremlin Tour. The Assumption Cathedral is a real tour de force. The Kremlin walls as they appear were built in late 15 century, their height ranges depending on the Kremlin’s terrain. Originally there were 18 Kremlin towers.
After construction of the new Kremlin walls and churches was complete, no structures could be built next to the Kremlin. The Kremlin was separated with a moat.
Cathedral Square is the central square of the Moscow Kremlin where all of its streets used to converge.
The Tsar Cannon is another tour de force to see during the Kremlin Tour. Several of the Tsar Bells were cast in the Kremlin and you will learn more about them during the Kremlin Tour.
The Polish invaders controlled the Kremlin in 1610-1612. Then the Kremlin was liberated by Russian volunteer army.
The Kremlin witnessed the Moscow uprising, from which czar Peter escaped. As a result he disliked the Kremlin.
Although still used for coronations, the Kremlin was abandoned until late 18 c.
At some period the red Kremlin walls were painted white.
French forces occupied the Kremlin in 1812. Napoleon ordered to blow up the Kremlin and part of the Kremlin was destroyed.
Grand Kremlin Palace was built in 19 century. After that the Kremlin changed little until 1917.
Lenin chose the Kremlin Senate as his residence. Stalin had his personal rooms in the Kremlin. Eagles on the Kremlin towers were replaced by Kremlin stars and the wall near Lenin's Mausoleum was turned into the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
The norhtern corner of the Kremlin is occupied by the Arsenal. The south-west section of the Kremlin holds the Armoury. The Secret Garden stretches along the southern wall of the Kremlin and can be seen (but not visited) during the Kremlin Tour. A helipad is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Kremlin.
The Kremlin was closed to foreign tourists until 1950s. Can you imagine there were not Kremlin tours at that time at all? The Kremlin Museums were established in 1961. The current director of the Kremlin Museums is daughter of Yuri Gagarin, first Man in Space.
The Kremlin and Red Square are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2016 the Kremlin had a prospect of delisting.