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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Private Moscow Day Trip Including Flight and Train (12 hours)

After ships docking in impressive St Petersburg fly to fabulous Moscow to explore a full-day tour of the famous Russian capital with private local guide. Our action-packed shore excursion offers cruise ship passengers an unique opportunity to see historic Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and also discover the lavish city metro stations with its vibrant city life and unique architecture. Our day tour departs from the cruise port and returns you back in the evening by high-speed train. Visa: NO visa is required. We provide the documentation for your visa-free disembarkation.

Arrive in St. Petersburg, “The City of 300 Bridges.” Meet the guide at the St. Petersburg cruise port terminal. Travel by minibus to Pulkovo Airport for flight to Moscow. Board your plane. You will touchdown in Moscow in roughly 80 minutes.

After boarding, you have time to relax and drink some coffe or tea with your guide before transfer to the city's main highlights by car or airport express train (if traffic is bad in Moscow). We will start the day with a wonderful place for people watching - Sparrow Hills, which gives a beautiful panoramic view of the city. You can see almost all central Moscow – The Luzhniki Stadium (where 1980 Olympics took place), the domes of Novodevichy convent, the Kremlin churches, Christ the Savior cathedral, Stalin's high-rise buildings. Then explore the nooks and crannies of Alexander Garden. The huge fountain in the centre adds a sophisticated feel to the almost 200 year old garden. Watch the solemn ceremony of the Changing of the guards. Wander around the vast cobblestone square with rich past, gorgeous architecture, incredible GUM, bright colors of the Kremlin and swirling Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

Walk to the St Basil’s Cathedral which is of a great cultural value to Russians. Its marvelous exterior and fabulous decorated domes will touch your feelings. Walk across the Lubyanka Square to see the headquarters of the former KGB. Walk up a picturesque Arbat Street to find the landmark of the ‘seven sisters’ skyscrapers and admire its amazing architecture. And if the Red Square has always been the center of the power, Arbat is the center of Moscow culture.

Look at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the largest and oldest university in Russia. The university building is an example of famous Stalinist architecture. Admire the architecture of several of the city’s onion-domed churches, the cradle of Russian history and culture. When you take a ride on the Moscow Metro, you're not just commuting, you're also going on a trip through time. Its chandeliers, marble, intricate mosaics and heroic statues create an opulent space.

After lunch on the ground (own expense) head inside the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. You’ll go behind its walls to see historic gems like Tsar’s Bell. Tour the fortress and admire astonishing government buildings and fabulous cathedrals. Explore the Moscow’s oldest museum, the Kremlin Armory, world-wide known treasure-house, which originated as the royal arsenal in 1508. See the spoils of the Russian tsars, ancient Russian state regalia, ceremonial vestments, church utensils, gold and silver relics, jewelry, Imperial weapons and famous Faberge eggs.

Then we bid farewell to our guide and travel by car to Leningradsky Station for your return to Moscow Station in St Petersburg. Relax aboard the comfortable fast train on your 4-hour journey to St Petersburg.

Please note: 
book this tour to take place on any available day except your final day in port. Before booking see the 'Additional Information' in the 'Schedule' tab for details.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:

We guarantee that you will return to the Port of St Petersburg in time. In the case your ship has moved on, we will depart you to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be returned. Please refer to our conditions for more details.

Duration: 12 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Sights included in program

Moscow : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... Read more
Moscow : Red Square
The famous Red Square is located in the heart of Moscow. Of course, no trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to Red Square, perhaps Russia's most well known place, and possibly the most famous city square in the world. It is Russia’s most recognizable landmark and is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It is surrounded by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Visitors... Read more
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. The cathedral's sheer size and splendour guarantee its role as a lovely landmark. This gargantuan cathedral was completed in 1997 – just in time to celebrate Moscow's 850th birthday. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour sits on the site of an earlier and similar church of the same name, built in the 19th century to commemorate Russia's victory ov... Read more
The Novodevichy Convent, one of Moscow's most beautiful cloisters, is nestled in the southwest of Moscow where the Moskva River bends to form what looks like a peninsula. It is an amazing architectural monument, and also the greatest of city's attractions, second only to the Kremlin. It is a peaceful retreat from the bustling Moscow. The Novodevichy Convent, built in the 16th and 17th centuries in the so-called Moscow Baroque style, was part of a... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
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The Armoury Chamber - a treasure-house, it is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex, and is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The Armoury Cha... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
The first public park in Moscow, Alexander Garden sits along the Kremlin’s western wall. Colourful flower beds and impressive Kremlin views make it a favourite strolling spot for Muscovites and tourists alike. Back in the 17th century, the Neglinnaya River ran through the present gardens, with dams and mills along its banks. When the river was diverted underground, the garden was founded by architect Osip Bove, in 1821. Read more
Moscow : Arbat Street
In every city steeped in history there is always a street which attracts tourists like a magnet. This is a place filled with spirit of its own, while buildings bordering it and side-streets stemming from it each have a story to tell. In Moscow it is Old Arbat or simply Arbat – one of oldest and most popular walking streets. Today Arbat is as important landmark as Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil Cathedral. Read more
The Cathedral square came into being as early as the C14th, when the first stone churches were built here. At its northern end the square is framed by the massive golden dome of Assumption Cathedral, almost filling one end of the square. The space under its huge portal is filled by the image of the Holy Virgin surround by Archangels. Adjacent to Assumption Cathedral are the Patriarch's Chambers, with their pedestrian arches and Church of The... Read more
Moscow : GUM
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The name is first mentioned in 1480, when Ivan III settled many Novgorodians in the area.They built the church of St Sophia, modelled after St Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, and called the area Lubyanka after the Lubyanitsy district of their native city. Read more
Lomonosov Moscow State University is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. It also houses the tallest educational building in the world. According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, it is the highest-ranking Russian educational institution and is widely considered t... Read more
Moscow : Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills, formerly known as Lenin Hills between 1935 and 1999, is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the river level. Read more
The largest bell in the world lies on a pedestal located on the grounds of Moscow’s Kremlin. Cast in 1735 at the request of Empress Anna Ioanovna, a niece of Peter the Great, the great bell has suffered a long series of misfortunes. Read more
The Tsar Cannon actually deserves its pompous name—it is the biggest cannon in the world. This piece of royal artillery was built to defend the Kremlin, and it has been located there for more than four hundred years. There are rumors that the cannon has never been fired, but this is not true. Read more
Explore : Moscow
Moscow can be an overwhelming experience for visitors - there's just so much to see in this vast and vibrant city, from the truly sublime to the ever-so-slightly ridiculous. Moscow has been one of the world's ballet capitals for almost two centuries. It is home to the Bolshoi Ballet, founded in the late 18th century and based at the Bolshoi Theatre. It is called the "world capital of museums". It's no surprise, considering that there are over a ... Read more

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