St Petersburg and Moscow Tours: 2-Day Private Shore Excursion

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Peterhof
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Tour description

Visit two capitals of Russia in one shore excursion! Meet a company representative in the morning, catch a high-speed train to Moscow to explore the capital of Russia. In Moscow, you will have a city tour, walk on the Red Square, lunch and explore Kremlin and its cathedrals with a local guide. Enjoy some spare time for picture taking, shopping and a coffee stop before you take the train back to St Petersburg. Throughout the duration of the day-trip to Moscow you will be escorted by the company representative, from meeting at the port in the morning until returning back in the evening. On the second day, you will explore the highlights of St Petersburg, such as Peterhof, the Hermitage, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Take a romantic boat ride along the canals before you return back to the cruise ship.

A company representative will be waiting for you in the cruise terminal right after the passport control. You will be transferred from the cruise port to the train station to take a high-speed train called Sapsan to Moscow. The journey will take you about 3,5-4 hours. Having spent all day in the city center of Moscow accompanied by your personal tour leader and a local guide, you will catch a train back to St Petersburg and return to the cruise ship. Here is an approximate itinerary of your 2-day shore excursion: Day 1 (16,5 hours): 7:00-7:30 am - Meeting in the port, transfer to the train station 8:00-12:00 pm - High-speed train to Moscow 12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch in a local restaurant (included) 1:00-3:00 pm - Tour of the Kremlin grounds and the Cathedrals 3:00-4:00 pm - Free time on the Red Square, shopping 4:00-7:00 pm - City tour with photo stops 7:30-11:30 pm - High-speed train to St Petersburg 11:30-12:00 am - Transfer to the cruise ship Day 2 (9 hours) 8:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal 8:00 - 9:00 am -  City tour with picture stops 9:00 - 10:00 am - Transfer to Peterhof with a short  subway ride10:00 - 11:30 am - Tour of  the Lower Gardens of Peterhof11:30 - 12:30 pm - Transfer back to St Petersburg 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Excursion to  the Hermitage Museum (skip-the-line entry) 2:30 - 3:00 pm - Inside visit of  the Church on the Spilled Blood3:00 - 4:30 pm -  Sightseeing boat trip on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg5:00pm - Return back to the cruise ship The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on traffic and museum opening hours.  Please note, at the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free. The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent to you via e-mail. Children aged 5 and under are not permitted on this tour.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Traditional Rusian lunches on both days
  • Tour leader accompanying your party during the Moscow trip
  • Professional local guide in Moscow and in St Petersburg
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan/minibus in Moscow during the city tour and in St Petersburg
  • Welcome gifts, raincoats in case of rain
  • Bottled water and juice

What's not included

  • Not specified