Moscow Full Day tour by High-Speed train

Shore Excursions in Russia
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Tour description

Moscow is not a destination reached by any ocean Cruise Lines. However, while on a Baltic cruise you have a chance to spend a full day exploring Red Square, the Kremlin and other Moscow highlights. What an opportunity! When will you ever be so close to Moscow again?This trip to Moscow is operated on Day 2 and only for cruise ships staying in St. Petersburg for 3 days. Exploration of Moscow is going to be by vehicle, metro and on foot.

Take a relaxing trip by a comfortable 4 hours speed train and travel through the countryside to Moscow – the capital of Russia. The train arrives right in downtown of the city. Meet your personal guide and begin the exploration.View a unique panorama of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills, pop into the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (find out about the scandal caused there by a feminist punk rock group), pass through Lubyanka Square and the headquarters of the former KGB. Learn about an architectural style dubbed «Stalin Gothic» and the skyscrapers known as «Seven Sisters» recognizable by their tapered towers. The grandest example is the main building of Moscow State University. Architecturally, Moscow ranges from Russian 17th century onion-shaped churches to American-style skyscrapers from the 1930s.After stop for lunch stroll through the legendary Red Square, the site of many marches and celebrations during Communist era, and the famous GUM department store, watch the changing of the guard, admire the magnificent St. Basil’s Cathedral. Proceed to the Kremlin, Russia’s mighty political powerhouse, the seat of the Russian President. During the guided walk through the grounds of the Kremlin you will see government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the Tsar’s bell – the largest bell that never rang!Within the 15th century Kremlin fortress, you will visit the stunning Byzantine-style Assumption Cathedral, the oldest and the most important church in the Kremlin where tsars were selected and crowned, decrees were read and solemn events celebrated.Explore the opulent collection at the Armory museum that contains Russian treasures including court regalia, jewelry, coronation gowns, armor, golden carriages, and some of the fabulous Easter eggs created for the Tsars by Faberge.Take a walk around the recently open park Zaryadye located by the Moscow river, just a stone`s throw from Red Square and Kremlin. Its landscape, the floating bridge, and numerous attractions will not leave you indifferent.You will also take a ride on the underground and see the Moscow Metro stations that were built during Stalin’s rule as «palaces for the people». The decoration of the stations takes everyone by surprise: mosaics and statues, stained glass panels and chandeliers.After the exciting metro ride, board a high-speed train and travel back to St. Petersburg. Food is served onboard at an additional cost. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be met at the train station and transferred to the ship.

What's included

  • Private Vehicle for transfers in St. Petersburg
  • Assistance to the train station in St. Petersburg
  • Private vehicle in Moscow for 3 hours
  • Private guide in Moscow for 8 hours
  • Lunch
  • Metro tokens

What's not included

  • Tips for guide/ driver