Russia & Baltics Tours

Standard St. Petersburg and Walking Moscow Shore Excursion

ID 1642, Private tour

From $410 ($410 per person)

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Adults:
Children, 8-15yo
Children, 4-7yo
Children, 0-3yo

Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Private/Custom Tours
  • Walking tours

Excursion options:

  • Admission included
  • Theme tours
  • Shore excursions
3 Days
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Sights included:

  • Moscow Kremlin

    Moscow Kremlin

  • Red Square

    Red Square

  • St Basil's Church

    St Basil's Church

Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Fountain Park in Peterhof
  • Walk through the gilded Staterooms of the Catherine Palace and see the Amber Room
  • Explore art collections of the Hermitage museum and admire the true scale of the reception halls
  • Get inside the Kremlin to see trophy cannons, the biggest bell and the biggest cannon in the world
  • See the unique collections of State regalia, royal garments, carriages, Russian gold- and silverware, etc.
Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach, train
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Subway visit
  • Food market
  • Stroll along Nevsky prospect


Inside visits of

Fountain Park in Peterhof
Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
Church on the Spilt Blood
Hermitage Museum
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Kremlin
Armoury Chamber (upon availability)

Itinerary

DAY 1

8:30 am
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.

8:30 am - 10:00 am
City tour with a Russian food market visit
City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg.


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Driving to Peterhof

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
Your tour guide will make sure to show the finest fountains in the Lower Garden such as the Grand Cascade, The Chess board Hill Cascade, the Sea Canal flanked by 22 marble basins, the joke fountains etc. If time permits, you will also see the Upper Garden decorated with sculpture, fountains and the berceau-galleries.


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch (expenses not included)

Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Driving to Pushkin city

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
Catherine Palace is one of the most lavishly decorated former royal residences. Gilded baroque interiors will lead you towards the impressive Amber room glowing with colorful amber panels. Here you will learn about Romanovs, who used to rule the country for over 300 years.


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Driving to the city. Subway visit

5:00 pm
Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

DAY 2

6:00 am
Transfer from the ship to the train station in St.Petersburg
7:00 am - 11:00 am
"Sapsan" high-speed train to Moscow
11:00 am - 11.30 am
Arrive to Moscow, metro to center

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Red Square, 1-2 Metro Stations

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch break (expenses not included)

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kremlin Grounds & Armoury Museum

7:40 pm
High-speed train back to SPB

11:40 pm
Arrival in St. Petersburg

00:30 am
Return to the ship
DAY 3

9:00 am
Meeting by the ship. Payment for the tour. Continuation of the city tour.
You will see the outside of the Spit of the Basil Island Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, The State St Petersburg University, Academy of Fine Arts, The Russian Academy of Sciences Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty etc

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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, etc.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
The stunning mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood both inside and outside stand out by the originality and the quality of their workmanship. Learn about the unusual history of the church and enjoy its special atmosphere

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch (expenses not included)
Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
It’s one of the city’s premier attractions that used to be the main cathedral of the former Russian Empire. Breathless frescoes, soaring sculptures of saints, gigantic mosaics, beautiful stained glass window and elaborate gilded bronze doors - all of that can make anyone forget about the world outside this place.

4:30 pm
Return to the ship
*The order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums’ days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.

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Price includes:
Admission to all the museums in the program, hydrofoil ride
Professional guide for 3 days
A/C vehicle (Mercedes or VW) with driver for 3 days
Photo/video permit at the museums
Subway visit
All port fees
All local taxes
Blanket visa
One bottle of water per person per day
Headsets for the group of 5+
Train tickets

Price doesn’t include:
Lunches
Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost, for driver: 5% of the tour cost). Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason.
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