Even if your ship stays in St. Petersburg only for 2 days, you still have a unique opportunity to visit Moscow - the capital of Russia. See the heart of the country with your own eyes! Visit Kremlin grounds, the Red Square, see the most famous orthodox cathedrals. The high-speed Sapsan train will take you from the very center of St. Petersburg to the center of Moscow just in 4 hours.
Important: this tour is designed for cruise ships that stay in St. Petersburg for 2 days. If your cruise ship stays in St. Petersburg for 3 days, please check our 1-Day Grand Moscow Shore Excursion.
8.00 am Meeting at the ship (please note the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship’s arrival time)
9.00 am Arrival to Moscow train station, Sapsan high-speed train to Moscow
1:00 pm Arrival to Moscow. Meeting with the guide at the train station. Metro ride to the city center
1:00 - 7.00 pm Moscow walking city tour including:
Red Square (St Basil Cathedral outside, GUM, Lenin Mausoleum outside)
Kremlin Grounds including Dormition Cathedral*
Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Main church of Russia)
Bolshoi Theatre, Former KGB headquarter, State Duma
Lunch break (expenses not included)
7:00 pm Return to the train station by metro
19:30 pm Departure to St. Petersburg
11:30 pm Arrival in St. Petersburg
00.30 am Return to the ship
*Substitutions: The Kremlin is closed on Thursdays. It will be replaced with St. Basil Cathedral. Thursday tour includes a city tour by car.
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.
The number of people
Price in USD per person
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/Moscow. 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.
A 50% deposit must be paid at the moment of booking. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg.
The tour cost includes economy class ticket - 200 USD per person round-ticket. Train tickets require a 100% prepayment that should be made at the moment of reservation.
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments, except train tickets, 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 and Notes
Please 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.
The Kremlin is closed on Thursdays. On Thursday Kremlin Grounds visit is replaced with St. Basil Cathedral inside visit.
Please note that we require 100% prepayment for train tickets. To obtain train tickets the following information is required: name, sex, date of birth, passport number, citizenship.
The cost includes economy class ticket - 200 USD per person round-ticket - that has to be paid in advance. Once purchased, train tickets are non-refundable. The class of tickets can be upgraded upon availability. For an upgrade, you will have to pay any difference in fare plus extra service fee. Please double check your personal information required to purchase train tickets for you as any changes involve extra charges.
Tips and Discounts
Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 15 USD off the tour price. Students 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!