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One Day Moscow tour for two day cruise passengers

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1 day (17 hours tour with 5,5 hours in Moscow)

Duration

Visa free Shore Excursion

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 10

Group Size

Overview

If you are two day cruise passengers and would like to see a real Russian city (St Petersburg being the most European city of Russia actually doesn’t give this opportunity) or it’s your second time in Russia, take this tour to Moscow. You will get  to Moscow and back by a fast train (from St Petersburg center to Moscow center, so much faster than by plane). You will manage to see a lot during 6 hours in Moscow. This tour will take you to Moscow metro which is a truly unique example of soviet architecture and history, Kremlin (with inside visit), Armoury Chamber, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Red Square with GUM, St Basil’s church and Lenin’s tomb), walking tour of the city center (traffic jams in Moscow are crazy so walking tour is actually the best idea). This tour is quite strenuous, so you only will get an opportunity of a coffee break not to waste time.

Activity level:
High

Transportation:
Comfortable sedan ( 1-2 people ) ,Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c ; Wi-Fi ( upon request ).

Guide:
experienced and licensed English- speaking  guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).

Highlights:

  • Kremlin territory with 3 main Cathedrals
  • Armoury Chamber ( note please that it is not allowed to take pictures inside this museum)
  • Red Square
  • Moscow metro

7:30 am meeting near your ship after clearing customs

9:15am -1:25pm By high speed train “Sapsan” to Moscow

1:25pm – Arrival to Moscow, meeting with your local Moscow guide near your carriage.

1:25-2:30 pm – Short metro tour

2:30pm – 4:00pm –Armoury Chamber guided tour

4:00pm – 5:00pm    Kremlin territory (territory including: Tsar Bell, Tras Cannon, Cathedral Square, Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower. Inside visit of 1 cathedral)

5:00-6 pm  – Red Square tour (you will see St Basil’s Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Tomb (outside), GUM (coffee break inside)

6:00 – 6:45 pm  Alexander Gardens,  Manege Square, Bolshoi Theatre, Lubyanka Square

7:00 pm  – by metro to the train station

7:20-11:30 pm– back to St Petersburg  by high speed “Sapsan” train

12:30am return to your ship

Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price Per Person US $ 315 250 210 200 170 160 150 145 135
  • Moscow guide services for 1day
  • Two transfers in St Petersburg
  • Baby car seats for children under 6 y.o.
  • Admittance fees to all museums in Moscow highlighted in orange and Moscow metro fare
  • All port fees and all local taxes in St Petersburg
  • Visa waiver for the shore excursions
  • The cost of lunch
  • The cost of high speed “Sapsan” return tickets

FAQs

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Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
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Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
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Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.

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