Moscow, 1 day tour from St Petersburg
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.
A superb opportunity to visit Moscow for Cruise Ship travelers docked at St. Petersburg without needing a visa!
Early start, back same evening
Please note that the Kremlin is closed on Thursdays.
This tour has an early start as you will catch the 6:50am high-speed service train to Moscow. This is not so arduous as St. Petersburg station is easily accessible, 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 4 hours you will be in Moscow, arriving in the heart of the city. In Moscow you will be met by your private local guide and driver, who will be at your disposal until your departure back to St. Petersburg on the 19:40 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.
If you are cruise ship passengers without visas, you’ll be escorted by your St Petersburg guide throughout the trip.
06:00Transfer to Moscow Railway Station with the guide for the 06:50 train departure
10:50Arrive Moscow, meet the local guide and take metro to Red Square (cruise ship passengers will go by metro with the accompanying guide and meet the Moscow guide on the Red Square). Tour of the Red Square. 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. Optional coffee break.
12:00 - 14:00The Kremlin, it's Cathedrals and Armoury.
AfternoonKremlin, its Cathedrals and Armoury.
The Kremlin tour is 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 - 10.5 USD / 9 EUR per person
14:00 restaurant lunch (pre-booked)
After lunch you will be taken on a tour of the City Centre - a familiarization drive around Moscow's most interesting main streets, architectural highlights, and viewing points.
18:30taken back to the station for the 19:40 St. Petersburg train
23:25 arrive St. Petersburg station transfer back to hotel (or cruise ship).