The highlights of the tour are:
The house where Mikhail Bulgakov's - an author of The Master and Margareth - used to live in a communal appartment and where he placed the most nasty characters of his famous novel. The Patriarshy Pond - a location where the story of The Master and Margareth starts out.
Melnikov House - the most extraordinary avantgarde building in Moscow.
Ryabushinsky mansion, also known as Gorky's House - the Art Nouveau gem by the architect Fyodor Schechtel. Ryabushinsky - one the 10 richest families of Russia - lost their property after the revolution and their house was given to Maxim Gorky - the most revered writer of the Soviet times. Ryabushinsky Mansion is open every day except Monday and Tuesday and the last Thursday of the month. Its interiors designed by the architect himself are truly impressive.
A statue of Nikolay Gogol - the author of the most satirical Russian novel of the XIX century - "Dead Souls". The end of his life was really sad and the story of this statue is something sad and funny at the same time.
Tour duration: 3 hours
Tour cost: 120 USD
Additional expenses: Gorky's House - 300 RUB per person including the guide