3-day St. Petersburg and Moscow Highlights

Group up to 14
Lunch included
Intense walking
Price:
675 USD
p/p
If you are lucky to have a three-day stop in our city and prefer active, comprehensive tours, you have a unique opportunity to see the highlights of not only St. Petersburg, but of the Russian capital, Moscow. You will have two days to explore St. Petersburg with our professional guide. On the second day you will take a high-speed train to Moscow to visit the most interesting sights, such as Kremlin, the Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral and the “underground museum” – Moscow metro!

Important: the tour is available for fast walkers. The maximum distance at one venue is approx. 1 mile.
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’s arrival time)

8:30 am – 9:30 am​ City tour. See the most famous landmarks including: Admiralty, Neva river, Menshikov Palace, Sphinx at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bronze Horseman, English Embankment, Wedding Registration Palace №1, etc.

9:30 am – 10:30 am​ ​Drive to Peterhof

10:30 am – 12:00 pm​ Guided walking tour of Peterhof Fountain Park

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm​ Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/cafe

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm​ Drive to Pushkin
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm​ Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm​ Driv​e back to the city. Subway visit

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm​ Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral

6:00 pm​ Return to the ship or optional evening program

DAY 2
6:00 am​ ​Meeting at the ship. Transfer from the ship to the train station in St.Petersburg

7:00 am – 10:45 am​ ​"Sapsan" high-speed train to Moscow

10:45 am Arrive to Moscow, meet your guide by the train (no car at this point)

11:00 am – 11:30 am​ ​Metro tour including the most beautiful station(s)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Red Square with inside visit of St. Basil's Cathedral

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm​ ​Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/cafe

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm​ ​Kremlin Grounds

4:00 pm – 6:45 pm​ ​Driver pick-up. City Tour by car/minibus. See the most famous landmarks including:Cathedral of Christ the Savior, New Arbat Street, Sparrow Hills, MSU, Stadium of 1980 Olympic games & 2018 Football World Cup, etc.

6:45 pm ​Return to train station for departure back to St. Petersburg

7:30 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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm​ 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

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm​ ​Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm​ Guided tour of Yusupov Palace

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm​ Guided tour of the Church on Spilled Blood

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.

Visa/Tour Tickets

According to the Russian legislation a licensed tour operator has the right to arrange visa-free tours for cruise passengers arriving to St. Petersburg port. TJ Travel is an officially registered tour operator authorized to issue blanket visas. You will receive your free blanket visas (tour tickets) through email once you book a shore excursion with us. Please ignore warnings from your cruise ship company indicating that only a cruise ship company is allowed to run visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.

Please note you must print your blanket visas received via email from TJ Travel and bring it along with your passports each day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation/embarkation in St. Petersburg.

 

Payment information 

  • We don’t require any prepayment for St Petersburg group tours. Payment can be made either upon your arrival to St. Petersburg or any time prior to the date of your tour. In St. Petersburg you can either pay for your package (tour) in cash (only Rubles are accepted) or by credit card.

  • Train tickets require 100% prepayment and are non-refundable.

 

Cancelation policy

  • If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your tour; payments are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your tour. In case of a no-show, no refund is granted.

  • Train tickets are non-refundable.

Availability

  • Available from selected cruise ships with a three-day stop in St. Petersburg. 

  • Please ensure to make your booking at least 4-5 days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance, and the bookings sent in less than 4 days prior to arrival will be rejected.

  • Not recommended for people with limited mobility. In case you are traveling with a wheelchair or mobile scooter, please consider a private option.


Notes

  • The tour includes three lunches in a local cafe or restaurant. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions in advance.

  • Please note that in case Catherine palace and the Hermitage museums are overcrowded, museum authorities may lim it the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.


Tips and Discounts

  • Children under 7 y.o. are free of charge. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 50 USD off the tour price. Students of 18+ must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available.

  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason, but it is always up to you!

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Inside visits:
  • Fountain Park in Peterhof
  • Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • Church on Spilt Blood
  • Hermitage Museum
  • St. Isaaс’s Cathedral
  • Yusupov Palace
  • Kremlin
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
Price includes:
  • Admission to all the museums in the program
  • Professional guide for 3 days
  • A/C vehicle (Mercedes or VW) with driver for 3 days
  • Photo/video permit at the museums (except Yusupov Palace, camera pass is 3$ pp, video pass is 6$ per person)
  • Subway visit
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Train tickets
  • Three lunches
  • Headsets for groups of 5+
Price doesn’t include:
  • Photo/video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 3$ pp, video pass is 6$ per person)
  • Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost, for driver: 5% of the tour cost)