The oldest remaining street in Moscow, being only one kilometer long, Arbat is a symbol of the city. If you visit it during the day, you will see there mostly tourists, clerks and artists, who can write a portrait of you immediately. In the night Arbat street becomes one of the nightlife centers.
The street exists since the 15 century and in those days it was a part of a trade route. Since then Arbat changed it’s appearance several times because of the fire, revolutions and it’s inhabitants. At all times the Arbat attracts both rich entrepreneurs and poor artists, and due to this the street has it’s own memorable spirit.
All day long you can see people performing in the street: they sing, play music, read palms and etc. Present look of the street is better than it ever was: the local fair has been removed and the street was decorated with distinctive street lanterns.
There are two memorable statues in the street: one depicts Princess Turandot in front of the Vakhtangov Theatre and the second is devoted to a great Soviet-era folk singer and poet, Bulat Okudzhava, who has dedicated his songs to the Arbat.
Our tour will offer you a great opportunity to learn about Arbat’s history and secrets. Also you will enjoy wide range of gift shops, where you can find all kinds of souvenirs.