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One-Day Private Moscow Tour from St.Petersburg with Kremlin and Armory Visit (18 hours)

This one-day tour from St.Petersburg to Russia's capital includes major highlights of Moscow, such as Red Square, the Kremlin Cathedrals and Armory. Feel the energy that has always made Moscow one of the most exciting cities on earth.

In the early morning meet the driver at the St. Petersburg cruise port terminal, who will transfer you to St.Petersburg railway station for boarding high-speed Sapsan train. After boarding, you have time to relax and watch the magnificent Russian scenery outside your coach window.

Once you reach Moscow the guide and driver will be waiting to collect you at the Moscow railway station to start the Moscow highlights tour. You will start the day with a wonderful observation point - 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. 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. 

Then head to the most famous central Moscow point, 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 (time permitting). Wander around the vast cobblestone square with rich past, gorgeous architecture, incredible GUM, bright colours of the Kremlin and swirling Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Walk closer to the St Basil’s Cathedral which is of great cultural value to Russians. Its marvellous exterior and fabulously decorated domes will touch your feelings.

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. Kremlin is truly a fascinating structure, at the same time it is an ancient tower, the city's former military fortification, a palace, an armoury, the sovereign treasury and the workplace of the Russian President. The Kremlin is the centre of Russia's political life and State power and has been home to Tsars, General Secretaries of the Soviet Union and Russian Presidents. Red Square is beneath the Kremlin's walls. There are five ancient cathedrals on the Kremlin grounds, the most famous of which are the Annunciation Cathedral, the Archangel's Cathedral and the Assumption Cathedral.

Then head to 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, jewellery, Imperial weapons and famous Faberge eggs. The Armory was the first museum in Moscow open to the public. This world-wide known treasure house presents ancient Russian regalia, ceremonial dress of the Tsars, church hierarchs' vestments, gold and silverware by Russian, European and Eastern masters, arms and armour, royal carriages and horse ceremonial harnesses. The museum's exhibits are unique because of the precious materials, high artistic level and particular value of the exhibits especially their historical value and value to the Russian State as a whole. The museum contains more than 10 thousand exhibits dated from the 12th to the 20th century.

Then proceed to enjoy walking around Moscow city centre. 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.

Once you reach the Moscow railway station bid farewell to your guide and hop on to Sapsan train to take you back to St. Petersburg. Relax aboard the comfortable fast train on your 3-hour journey to St Petersburg. When you reach St.Petersburg the driver will pick you up at the railway station to transfer you back to the Port.

Tour program
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 (meals are not included)
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

INCLUDED

  • Pick-up and drop-off in the port of St.Petersburg
  • English-speaking guide services (in Moscow)
  • Return tickets for Sapsan high-speed train
  • A/C private car for Moscow city tour (2 hrs)
  • Entrance fee to Kremlin
  • Entrance fee to Armory Museum
  • Metro tour + tickets
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) - the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

Additional info

  • Please note that we offer Moscow tours only to passengers staying in St. Petersburg for 3 days. Moscow tour will be arranged on the 2nd day.
  • 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 travelers 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.

Duration: 18 hours

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 Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow's main sights, was opened on... 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
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 : GUM
The GUM shopping mall is a landmark in Moscow's Red Square. It occupies the majority of the historic square's east side with a facade stretching the length of two and a half football fields. The Gum (pronounced as 'goom') department store was built over a hundred years ago and is a testament to the expertise of late nineteenth century Russian architecture. With the looks of a royal palace this mall is a fitting addition to the numerous gems surro... 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
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2 person - US$ 1158 (US$ 579 per person)
3 person - US$ 1545 (US$ 515 per person)
4 person - US$ 1852 (US$ 463 per person)
5 person - US$ 2155 (US$ 431 per person)
6 person - US$ 2520 (US$ 420 per person)
7 person - US$ 2905 (US$ 415 per person)
8 person - US$ 3192 (US$ 399 per person)
9 person - US$ 3501 (US$ 389 per person)
10 person - US$ 3810 (US$ 381 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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