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Classic St. Petersburg and One Day in Moscow Private Shore Excursion (3 days)

Important info

SIZE: Private
TYPE: Cultural

We have made up a program for active travellers who would like to see the main highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow. This tour involves a lot of walking so we would recommend it for experienced travellers who prefer to explore new places mainly on foot.

DAY 1 - St. Petersburg. City Highlights and Suburbian residences: Peterhof and Pushkin

8:30 Meeting by the ship (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time).
City overview tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg.
10:00 - 11:00 Driving to Peterhof
11:00 - 12:30 Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park in Peterhof (Palace is not visited inside)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (optional)
13:30 - 14:30 Driving to Pushkin city
14:30 - 16:00 Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room 
16:00 - 17:00 Driving back to the city
17:00 Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

DAY 2 - One-day trip to Russia's Capital - Moscow

5:30 Transfer to train station (without a guide)
6:45 Sapsan express train to Moscow (no guide on the train)
10:40 Arrival in Moscow, meet local guide and driver
11:00 - 13:00 Moscow city tour (by car)
13:00 - 14:00 Time for lunch (optional)
14:00 - 16:00 Visit to the Kremlin and three cathedrals on its territory, tour of the Armoury
16:00 - 19:00 Moscow city center tour (walking), free time. Metro tour. Transfer to railway station by metro.
19:45 Sapsan express train to St. Petersburg (no guide on the train)
23:45 Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer to the ship

DAY 3 - St. Petersburg. Hermitage Museum, Walking city tour, Shopping

9:30 Meeting by the ship
10:30 - 12:00 Inside guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission).
In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch (optional)
14:15 - 15:15 - A stroll along Nevsky prospect. This is a perfect way to blend into the crowd and feel like a local. Get acquainted with the genuine Russian spirit by walking down the main city street where you will feel the vibes of the city, admire such classical architectural masterpieces as Gostiny Dvor, Singer's Building, Kazan Cathedral etc. and learn more about Russian everyday life. If time permits, there will be a shopping stop.
15:30 - 16:00 Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
16:30 Return to the ship

 Price includes:

  • Professional English-speaking guide in St.Petersburg (Day 1 and 3)
  • Professional English-speaking guide in Moscow (Day 2)
  • Driver’s services for 2 days in St. Petersburg as per the itinerary (Comfortable car / minivan with A/C)
  • A/C private car for Moscow city tour (2 hrs)
  • Entrance fees in St.Petersburg: Park and Fountains Complex of Peterhof, Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room, Church on the Spilt Blood, Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Entrance fees in Moscow: Kremlin, Armoury Chamber
  • Train tickets to and from Moscow (high-speed train, Coach Class)
  • Metro tour + tickets in Moscow
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) - the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 8+

Price does not include:

  • Food/Drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal Expenses

Note, please:

  • The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Due to the quick pace, this tour is not suitable for any mobility-restricted travellers including slow walkers, or guests who need to sit and rest periodically.
  • Please disembark your cruise ship as early as you can in order to meet your tour at the time agreed. Reaching any later would mean to miss out a few tour parts.
  • You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St. Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through (up to 40 min.)

Booking procedure

To book your tour we need a prepayment of 20% of your tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. As soon as you are ready to confirm your booking we will need the following information from you via e-mail for each member of your group:

  • Full name as per passport
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Dates of the tour with us
  • Name of the ship

After this, we will issue tour tickets for each member of your group and forward them to you via e-mail. As of that moment, we consider your tour officially booked with us.

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
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... Read more
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
Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
St. Petersburg's largest department store, Gostiny Dvor is one of Nevsky Prospekt's most famous landmarks, and has been at the centre of trade in the city for 250 years. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof Fountains & Grounds
The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia's most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year. Fountains were intrinsic to Peter the Great's original plans for Peterhof - it was the impossibility of engineering sufficiently powerful jets of water that prompted him to move his attentions from the Strelna site to Peterhof - and subsequent generations competed with their predecessors to add grander and ever more ingenious wa... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Winter Palace
St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. Read more
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2 person - US$ 2126 (US$ 1063 per person)
3 person - US$ 2706 (US$ 902 per person)
4 person - US$ 3128 (US$ 782 per person)
5 person - US$ 3555 (US$ 711 per person)
6 person - US$ 3978 (US$ 663 per person)
7 person - US$ 4669 (US$ 667 per person)
8 person - US$ 5048 (US$ 631 per person)
9 person - US$ 5517 (US$ 613 per person)
10 person - US$ 5940 (US$ 594 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 9

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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2 person - US$ 2126 (US$ 1063 per person)
3 person - US$ 2706 (US$ 902 per person)
4 person - US$ 3128 (US$ 782 per person)
5 person - US$ 3555 (US$ 711 per person)
6 person - US$ 3978 (US$ 663 per person)
7 person - US$ 4669 (US$ 667 per person)
8 person - US$ 5048 (US$ 631 per person)
9 person - US$ 5517 (US$ 613 per person)
10 person - US$ 5940 (US$ 594 per person)
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