Made in Moscow Shopping Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Discover first art clusters appeared in Russia
  • Get the chance to see real artists at work
  • Be sustainable and shop for unique handmade souvenirs created by
    local craftsmen
  • Have a meal at a trendy vegan café
  • Forget about the Kremlin and classic attractions and see modern and
    dynamic Moscow
  • See how charity and social projects work in Moscow: pop into a shop
    that sells souvenirs produced by autistic artists

Feel Yourself As The Part Of Russian Contemporary Scene

Looking for something special in Moscow? Why not explore Moscow’s bohemian district and see with your own eyes how Russian contemporary art develops and how Russia’s youth spend their free time? Hipsters and freaks, young artists creating their projects in front of you, cool and unique souvenirs made by local artisans, unusual design, impressive art galleries and bright murals and much more on this tour!

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a vegan snack and a drink.

Exclusions: Additional food and beverages, souvenirs, tips for the guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  •  Meeting point: Outside the main entrance to Atrium shopping mall,
    Zemlyanoy Val, 33 (Земляной вал, 33), metro station: Kurskaya (blue
    or brown line)/Chkalovskaya
  • Map: https://goo.gl/maps/e2y5s7RiH4P2
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  • Starting time: 12.00 PM
  • Ending point: Metro station Kurskaya/Chkalovskaya
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  • Today we’ll explore two first art clusters appeared in Russia — ArtPlay and Winzavod! They were inspired by London and NY galleries that occupy former industrial spaces. Winzavod is the centre of contemporary art and a former wine factory. We’ll visit some of the galleries situated in its territory, make impressive shots in front of the colourful murals and learn a bit about the state of Russian art. If we’re lucky enough we can also see some of the young artist at work at the open studios. For true art lovers and experts there’s also a chance to buy some paintings or other works of art. Here you can visit some local artisan shops and find unique souvenirs Made In Russia: notebooks, pencils, jewellery, pins, bags, clothing items, postcards, etc.

    ArtPlay is much bigger than Winzavod and is more about Moscow trendiest studios, interior design, education and cafés. We’ll explore its territory, browse through the shop selling cups, t-shirts, hats and magnets with prints made by autistic artists. It’s also possible to visit British Higher School of Art and Design and to look at the diploma projects of its students (Generally in June). Being progressive ArtPlay also was the first place in Moscow to accept rubbish for recycling.

    After all, we’ll have a snack at the best vegan place in Moscow. It has a great hipster atmosphere and super fresh food. Finally, we can enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Moscow from ArtPlay roof. This Moscow adventure is for sure will be forever in your heart and mind!

    Additional information

    How to get dressed: comfortable shoes for walking.

    Group size: you’ll feel friendly atmosphere due to the small number of people
    on the route (12 is a maximum).

    Reservation: Everything is in your ticket. If you have some special needs or
    questions, please find our contact details below.

    Kids: For kids from 0 to 6 years old this tour is free. Kids from 6 to 11 have
    special prices for the tour. While making a reservation, please press ‘child’ for
    the right payment. If you have a kid up to 6 years with you, please tell us in
    advance.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +7 9037208398
    Email address: [email protected]

  • Chevron down Reviews
  • Ms. Suzanne W. from New Zealand travelled on 07 Oct 2018:

    Interesting tour and a great opportunity to see Moscow outside the main tourist places. My tour guide, Elena, was absolutely fantastic . If you are interested in art/ the alternative side to a city then you will enjoy this tour!

    Ms. Shilo U. from USA travelled on 28 Nov 2017:

    The tour exceeded my expectations and my guide Polina was fantastic.