Moscow, 1 day tour from St Petersburg
A superb opportunity to visit Moscow for Cruise Ship travelers docked at St. Petersburg! Please note that a visa is required for this tour
If you are in St. Petersburg, enjoying its museums, history and glory, but are curious about Moscow and interested to visit, we offer a short break and day trip tour Moscow, visiting the major highlights of the Russian capital.
Early start, back same evening
Please note that the Kremlin is closed on Thursdays. In addition, an additional supplement for the Kremlin visit might be required.
This tour has an early start as you will catch the 6:45am high-speed service train to Moscow. This is not so arduous as St. Petersburg station is easily accesible, situated in the very center of the city. Your St. Petersburg guide and driver will transfer you to the 'Moscow Railway Terminal' and put you on the train and in less than 4 hours you will be in Moscow, arriving in the heart of the city. Upon arrival you will be met by your private guide and driver, who will be at your disposal until your departure back to St. Petersburg on the 19:45 train.
In the day, you will have an 8 hour tour around central Moscow (itinerary below), including a visit to Red Square, the Kremlin, with its ancient onion-domed Cathedrals and the Armory Museum. Your tour will also include lunch in a city restaurant, pre-booked to save time for the sightseeing tour.
You'll take the same high-speed train back and be met by your St. Petersburg guide and driver, who will take you back to your hotel for around midnight.
06:00Transfer to Moscow Railway Station with the guide for the 06:45 train departure
10:25Arrive Moscow, where you will be met on the station platform by your Guide. You will be taken on a tour of the City Centre - a familiaristion drive tour around Moscow's most interesting main streets, ending at Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral(outside). Just walking in Red Square is a riveting experience. Vast, crowded, almost mountainous in its grandeur: on one side the cliffs of the Kremlin, at their foot Lenin's ominous Mausoleum, on the other side the cavernous G.U.M. department store (the former USSR's largest) and on the eastern entrance to the square, St. Basil's Cathedral.
13:30restaurant lunch (pre-booked)
AfternoonKremlin, its Cathedrals and Armoury.
After lunch you will visit the Kremlin - a walk through 600 years of Russian and Soviet history. You'll visit two Cathedrals; the Assumption Cathedral and Archangel Cathedral (coronation site of the Tsars), which serve as a vivid and rich reminder of old Russia's religious devotion. You'll see the gardens, bell towers, palaces and churches within the Kremlin complex and the Palace of Congresses, built in 1961. You will also visit the Armory and the Diamond Exhibition (optional) where the jewels owned and worn by Russian royalty over the years are on display.
Optional: Diamond fund, tickets only - $16 per person
18:30taken back for the 19:45 St. Petersburg train
23:30arrive St. Petersburg station transfer back to hotel (or cruise ship).