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Standard St. Petersburg and Walking Moscow Shore Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Adults/Children Price from

429/387 USD pp

Activity Level

high

Duration

36 h

During this two day program you will get to know::

  • Present and past history of St Petersburg and Moscow
  • The Romanov dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • Modern life in Russia: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life – don’t hesitate to ask any questions
  • Fascinating stories about tzars’ residences

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Subway ride
  • Shared boat ride
  • Farmer's market
  • Stroll along Nevsky pr.
   

 

During this one day program…

We have made up a program for active travelers who would like to see the main highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow. This tour involves a lot of walking so we would recommend it for experienced travelers who prefer to explore new places mainly on foot. By eliminating a vehicle service on the second day of the tour we managed to make this tour more affordable.

Here is the shore program for cruise ship passengers:

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 arrival time). City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A visit to a farmer’s market and a subway station on the way
10:00 am - 11:00 am Driving to Peterhof
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving to the city. A visit to the farmer’s market and to the subway station on the way
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

Day 2 (Walking tour in Moscow)

6:00 am Transfer from the ship to the train station in St.Petersburg
7.00 am "Sapsan" high-speed train to Moscow
11:00 am Arrive to Moscow, metro to center
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Red Square, 1-2 Metro Stations
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch break (optional)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Kremlin Grounds & Armoury Museum
7:40 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. Payment for the tour. Continuation of the city tour.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside 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. Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm A stroll along Nevsky prospect. This is a perfect way to blend into the crowd and feel like a local. Get acquainted with the genuine Russian spirit by walking down the main city street where you will feel the vibes of the city, admire such classical architectural masterpieces as Gostiny Dvor, Singer's Building, Kazan Cathedral etc. and learn more about Russian everyday life. If time permits, there will be a shopping stop
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
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.

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Price in USD per person 2066 1192 902 756 669 611 569 538 514 494 479 465 454 445 436 429
 

Price includes:

  • The service of the guide and
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days in St. Petersburg (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Company representative on Day 2
  • Entrance fees to the museums
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Head sets for the groups of 10 and up
  • Train tickets
  • Metro ride
 

Price does not include:

  • Cost of lunches
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)
 

Note, please:

  • The tour is free for children up to 6 y.o. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/Students get 50 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.
  • Please, note that there may be an extra cost added due to the limited number of train tickets for the period of FIFA WORLD CUP event.
  • The cost of the tour includes economy class ticket - 100 USD per person - 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.


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