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6 day adventure

Space & Soviet History in Moscow

6 day adventure

Space & Soviet History in Moscow

Explore relics of Soviet-era Moscow, nuclear bunkers, and cosmonaut centers
Duration
6 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
6 day adventure

Space & Soviet History in Moscow

6 day adventure

Space & Soviet History in Moscow

Explore relics of Soviet-era Moscow, nuclear bunkers, and cosmonaut centers
Duration
6 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

From the tunnels that run beneath the bustling streets of Moscow to the rocket-packed pavilions tucked away in public parks, relics of Soviet-era Russia can be found throughout its capital. We’ll explore nuclear bunkers, visit a city devoted to cosmonautics, and stroll through Red Square, learning about the region’s political history from the revolution to the end of the Cold War. We’ll also try our hand at Soviet arcade games and chat with cosmonauts to get a sense of the daily joys, sorrows, and preoccupations of Russians under the communist regime—learning about both the Soviet era’s great achievements and reign of terror. Between deep historical dives, cosmic revelations, and sobering discoveries, we'll take some time to recharge, visiting a Russian banya, attending a classical concert, and chowing down at a popular Soviet canteen. Those wishing to continue exploring can join us for a three-day extension where we’ll delve deeper into the devastation caused by the Red Terror and head to the countryside by train. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Moscow are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.

Airbnb Adventures

Airbnb Adventures

  • Meals and stays included

    Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodation.

  • Led by locals

    Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.

  • One-of-a-kind access

    Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

What's included

Food
4 dinners, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer
Accommodation
5 nights in a hotel
Transportation
1 bus ride

Your itinerary

Where you'll be

Our journey will take us through Moscow, to the cosmonaut training center in Star City, and even underground to the tunnels that snake beneath the capital. For those taking the 3-day extension, we'll continue to the countryside (Galich and Goltsovo).

Your host

Learn more about Paisley At Atlas Obscura

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Anna Simakova and Léo Vidal-Giraud will be leading your trip. Born and raised in Russia, Anna is an experienced guide who’s been leading dynamic trips across the country for over a decade. Léo has been a guide in and around Moscow since 2014, and is renowned for his knowledge of 20th-century Russian history and passion for Russian cuisine.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is light. The cost of this trip based on double occupancy is $2,920 (or $3,700 if taking the countryside extension). Traveling solo? You’re in good company. Solo…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Paisley At Atlas Obscura
6 day adventure
Space & Soviet History in Moscow
$4,740/person
$4,740/person